Brand Innovation

Indie Beauty Profile LENAJAPON USA

Indie Beauty Profile

Lena Kanise Østergaard Jensen, LENAJAPON USA

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lena Kanise Østergaard Jensen, founder of LENAJAPON USA, explains how she’s using ecommerce and trade / consumer discovery shows to introduce the skin care brand (originated by her mother) to consumers here in the US. And,...

 Lancer Skincare teams up with Cosmax for Australian launch

Lancer Skincare teams up with Cosmax for Australian launch

By Natasha Spencer

Teaming up with Korean beauty leader, Cosmax, the dermatology-focused skin care providers will utilise the K-beauty brand’s reputation as Australia’s leading independent distributor and importer to craft customer relationships and generate sales.

Ultrasonic diffusers plug the gap in skin hydration

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Ultrasonic diffusers plug the gap in skin hydration

By Natasha Spencer

Launched into the UK market initially, we spoke to originator and owner of Sanatio Naturalis, aromatherapist Valerie Ruonan Shi about how Ultrasonic Sanatio Naturalis diffusers are providing multifunctional lifestyle benefits to skin, personal and home...

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Is machine learning the key to truly personalized skin care?

By Deanna Utroske

Beauty tech entrepreneurs Meghan Maupin and Sid Salvi think so. They’ve just launched their Atolla Skincare System on the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter and are optimistic that data-based customized serum formulations are the answer that today’s digitally...

Indie Beauty Profile Andrew Grella Formen Inc.

Indie Beauty Profile

Andrew Grella, Formen Inc.

By Deanna Utroske

In his Indie Beauty Profile, Andrew Grella, founder of Formen Inc., reveals how lessons learned in elementary school and university made him an entrepreneur. And, he notes that the market for men’s makeup and complexion products isn’t limited to millennials...

The beauty industry’s stake in worldwide wellness

Editor’s Spotlight

The beauty industry’s stake in worldwide wellness

By Deanna Utroske

According to the Global Wellness Institute’s 2018 report, wellness is now a $4.2 trillion business; and the beauty, personal care, and anti-aging categories account for $1,083bn of that figure. Here, Cosmetics Design looks at brands and trends navigating...

Indie Beauty Profile Allison Moss type:A Brands

Indie Beauty Profile

Allison Moss, type:A Brands

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Allison Moss, founder of type:A Brands, shares real insight into how she’s leading a deodorant brand that is changing the category’s packaging norms, helping define the clean beauty movement, and navigating what would seem...

Expo Beauty Show 2018, in photos

Expo Beauty Show 2018

Expo Beauty Show 2018, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The three day Expo Beauty Show closed its doors on Tuesday in Mexico City, confirming another extremely busy show for what is a favorite destination for professional beauty players, platforming domestic players, as well as bigger Latin American and Global...

Kuida Colombian CBD skin care range launches at Belleza Y Salud

Belleza Y Salud

Kuida Colombian CBD skin care range launches at Belleza Y Salud

By Simon Pitman

A major new skin care range based on CBD oil was launched at the recent Belleza Y Salud event in Bogota, Colombia, Called Kuida, and launched by Colombian company Khiron, the new range has significant financial backing and looks set for a strong start.

Indie Beauty Profile Dr. Isfahan Chambers Harris Alodia Hair Care

Indie Beauty Profile

Dr. Isfahan Chambers Harris, Alodia Hair Care

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Dr. Isfahan Chambers Harris, founder of Alodia Hair Care, describes putting her scientific expertise to work to solve her own hair care challenges. And, sharing a bit of her personal background, she encourages would-be entrepreneurs...

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Editor's Spotlight

EPARA and the rise of luxury skin care for women of color

By Deanna Utroske

This week in New York City, indie founder Ozohu Aodh and Essence magazine beauty director Julee Wilson introduced the luxury natural skin care line EPARA to a room of industry editors and influencers ahead of the brand’s retail debut in the US. EPARA...

H La Cosedora Nail Art co-founder talks about reinventing stamping

Belleza Y Salud 2018

H La Cosedora Nail Art co-founder talks about reinventing stamping

By Simon Pitman

At the recent Belleza Y Salud event in Bogota, Colombia, Cosmetics Design was lucky enough to catch up with Juan Diaz, co-founder of H La Cosedora Nail Art, a company that is striving to reinvent the increasingly popular trend for nail stamping.

Colombian coffee-based scrub and mask brand aims big

Belleza Y Salud 2018

Colombian coffee-based scrub and mask brand aims big

By Simon Pitman

A brand new brand on the Colombian market, Mae Selva has been built around coffee as the base ingredient for a range of masks and scrubs. We spoke to co-founder Felipe Paros to find out about the brand's ambitions for the future.

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