Brand Innovation

Indie Beauty Profile Andrew Glass Non Gender Specific

Indie Beauty Profile

Andrew Glass, Non Gender Specific

By Deanna Utroske

Andrew Glass, founder of Non Gender Specific, reminds entrepreneurs just how often they might be told, “that is a horrible idea,” before the business takes off. And, he describes the beginnings of a skin care brand that’s aspiring to be right for everyone....

Indie Beauty Profile Andrew Glass Non Gender Specific

Indie Beauty Profile

Andrew Glass, Non Gender Specific

By Deanna Utroske

In his Indie Beauty Profile Andrew Glass, founder of Non Gender Specific, reminds entrepreneurs just how often they might be told, “that is a horrible idea,” before the business takes off. And, he describes the beginnings of a skin care brand that’s aspiring...

“There is nothing natural in this perfume!” Aurora Carrara, artistic director of Italian fragrance brand UERMI

“There is nothing natural in this perfume!”

By Deanna Utroske

Friday morning in New York City, Aurora Carrara, artistic director of the Italian fragrance brand UERMI, talked press, influencers, and bloggers through a collection of scents inspired by fabrics and materials such as latex (which provoked this article’s...

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This new Target brand includes affordable personal care basics

By Deanna Utroske

The cheap-chic department store announced a new owned brand this week. Smartly will be available in stores starting Sunday and most of the products will cost less than $2—remarkable, considering some of the personal care items in the collection were “developed...

Is photoadaptation the next big sun care benefit?

Is photoadaptation the next big sun care benefit?

By Deanna Utroske

In a world where self-tanner has been a fact since the 1950s (with ups and downs in popularity) and more recently paint-on freckle products (from suppliers like Faber Castell and brands like Freck) have come to market, one beauty entrepreneur believes...

Indie Beauty Profile Kenna Whitnell Altilis Beauty

Indie Beauty Profile

Kenna Whitnell, Altilis Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Kenna Whitnell, founder of Altilis Beauty, describes how her academic work in biotechnology led her to develop novel plant-based skin care ingredients and why she believes indie beauty entrepreneurs have cause to celebrate...

Indie Beauty Profile Lishawn Lalonde Uliv Skincare

Indie Beauty Profile

Lishawn Lalonde, Uliv Skincare

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lishawn Lalonde, founder of Uliv Skincare, suggests that, as a solo entrepreneur, taking slow but steady steps forward is the best way to build a plant-based skincare line.

Givaudan introduces fragrance on the move concept

Givaudan introduces fragrance on the move concept

By Simon Pitman

Givaudan has launched its fragrance on the move concept at last week’s in-cosmetics LATAM, highlighting another way the fragrance category is continuing to reinvent itself.

Shey by Menaye: importing indie luxury body care

Shey by Menaye: importing indie luxury body care

By Deanna Utroske

Monday evening at the Perfumarie in New York City, brand founder Menaye Donkor and her small team hosted an event for press, industry insiders, and in-the-know consumers, introducing those gathered to the Italian luxury body care brand Shey and previewing...

Indie Beauty Profile Kristen Tostado Social Paint

Indie Beauty Profile

Kristen Tostado, Social Paint

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Kristen Tostado, founder of a new color cosmetics brand called Social Paint, explains why she and her brand are passionately gluten free. And, she gives a bit of insight into why she believes indie beauty and mass production...

A niche for every fragrance and every fragrance in its niche

Editor’s Spotlight

A niche for every fragrance and every fragrance in its niche

By Deanna Utroske

There are at least as many possible scents as there are ideas and memories, which may be why a profusion of indie fragrance and aromatherapy brands are blending up scents and bringing novel and nuanced products to market. Here, Cosmetics Design looks...

Sally Beauty gets into at-home hair color business

Sally Beauty gets into at-home hair color business

By Deanna Utroske

The professional beauty supply retailer has added a consumer-friendly hair color box kit to its private label product portfolio and begun selling a similar kit from an existing national brand as well.

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