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Is indie beauty a thing in Asia?

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Is indie beauty a thing in Asia?

By Simon Pitman

The indie beauty trend is taking North America and, increasingly, Europe, by storm. But is it gaining the same sort of popularity in Asia? If so, where are the hot spots for indie beauty?

Indie Beauty Profile Ursula Snyder, DU NORD SKIN CARE

Indie Beauty Profile

Ursula Snyder, DU NORD SKIN CARE

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Ursula Snyder, founder of DU NORD SKIN CARE, describes how she has created a brand that respects the land. Hers is an eco-lux skin care line with a levelheaded lifestyle approach to branding, packaging, formulation, and overall...

Black Chicken Remedies and the appeal of Australian beauty brands

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Black Chicken Remedies and the appeal of Australian beauty brands

By Deanna Utroske

Among the trends Cosmetics Design is watching in the Americas region this year is the influx and popularity of brands and ingredients from Oceana. Case in point: Black Chicken Remedies, the once tiny Australian organic skin care and wellness brand founded...

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Bare Me Beauty brings Dry Mask technology to IBE

By Deanna Utroske

At last month’s Indie Beauty Expo event in Los Angeles, California, a new skin care startup out of Canada introduced IBE shoppers, buyers, influencers, and media to the innovative water-free, reusable textile mask technology created by Biomod Concepts....

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Inbiotech

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Inbiotech

By Simon Pitman

Colombian biotech company Inbiotech started up as a biotech research firm back in 2004, but has since expanded with a beauty and personal care portfolio that includes five hair and skin care brands targeting a range of different functions.

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Liht Cannabis Corp relaunching personal care this month

By Deanna Utroske

Since 2014, Liht Cannabis has been investing strategically to position itself as a competitor in the medical cannabis and adult recreational use industries. Next week, the company will launch its newly rebranded skin care and body care products under...

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PCPC celebrates 125 years and readies for 2019 annual meeting

By Deanna Utroske

The Personal Care Products Council will hold its annual meeting later this month, bringing together 500+ industry executives, supply-side professionals, and media for a mix of educational programming, networking, and strategic meetings.

Beauty Industry Awards deadline extended by one week

From The Editor's Desk

Beauty Industry Awards deadline extended by one week

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team has decided to extend the deadline for the 2019 Beauty Industry Awards, from February 8th to February 15th, giving businesses an extra week to make submissions to a competition that could prove to be the ultimate platform for...

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Unilever launches deodorant wipes and mini sprays

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care maker has been making headlines lately for its partnership with TerCycle and the Loop waste-free shopping platform, where Unilever will be trialing refillable ‘Minum’ deo tubes. Press materials announcing this latest launch conspicuously...

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Can overseas indie brands change the pace of beauty?

By Deanna Utroske

The independent beauty movement is truly global, as evidenced by the international spectrum of exhibitors at IBE LA last month. But a subset of indie beauty brands from abroad aren’t just going global, they are inviting consumers to be patient, seek balance,...

Indie Beauty Profile Sylwia Wiesenberg, Bawdy Beauty and DOPE Naturally

Indie Beauty Profile

Sylwia Wiesenberg, Bawdy Beauty and DOPE Naturally

By Deanna Utroske

Sylwia Wiesenberg is the entrepreneurial spirit personified. In her Indie Beauty Profile, the founder of both Bawdy Beauty and DOPE Naturally, shares the back story and brand stories that she’s single-handedly building into an enviable business venture....

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