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Edwin Chamorro, founder of Inzunai

Indie Beauty Brand Profile

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Inzunai of Colombia

By Simon Pitman

Inzunai forged its name as a provider of ingredient for cosmetics and personal care sourced from the Colombian Amazon. The next logical step for the business was finished products.

Indie Beauty Profile Nabila Chemillier, L’ODAÏTÈS

Indie Beauty Profile

Nabila Chemillier, L’ODAÏTÈS

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Nabila Chemillier, CEO of L’ODAÏTÈS, describes how she and her sisters have built a plant-based brand with all the practicality and luxury of French skin care to share their families beauty regime with today’s discerning natural...

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Editor’s Spotlight

Indie beauty brands are fine-tuning the ingestibles market

By Deanna Utroske

2018 saw a boom of beauty supplements from skin care brands and vitamin makers alike. Now, innovative startups are refining the options—formulating and marketing teas, tinctures, mix-in powders, and pills to ensure beauty-from-within outlives the trend...

Antiperspirant wipes target on-the-go trend

Antiperspirant wipes target on-the-go trend

By Simon Pitman

Antiperspirant-focused brand Carpe has launched a new antiperspirant, targeting the growing market for on-the-go cosmetic and personal care solutions.

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...

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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.

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....

New Body sunscreen and natural soaps

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: New Body Costa Rica

By Simon Pitman

For our first ever LATAM brand profile we bring you the low-down about New Body Costa Rica, a start-up with a line consisting of sunscreen, after sun and soaps, all made by hand.

Why is the Teami tea brand selling skin care at Ulta Beauty?

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Why is this tea brand selling skin care at Ulta?

By Deanna Utroske

Since launching as a beverage brand in 2013, Teami Blends has expanded into skin care and continues to grow its beauty product portfolio. At the month’s Indie Beauty Expo in Los Angeles, California, Cosmetics Design sat down with Adi Arezzini, co-founder...

Gallinée showcases the latest in microbiome skin care at IBE LA 2019

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Gallinée showcases the latest in microbiome skin care at IBE LA

By Deanna Utroske

In 2015 Marie Drago founded a new kind of personal care brand, one that promised to be “revolutionary skincare with a patented complex of pre, pro and postbiotics to support your skin's microbiome.” At this month’s Indie Beauty Expo event, Cosmetics...

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3 out-of-the-box beauty tools from indie brands

By Deanna Utroske

Most skin care tools coming to market now are high-tech electronics or digital devices. However at this month’s BeautyX Summit and Indie Beauty Expo events in Los Angeles, California, Cosmetics Design learned about 3 beauty tools made of simple metals...

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Editor’s Spotlight

4 must-know beauty trends spotted at IBE LA

By Deanna Utroske

Every day the indie beauty movement gets more sophisticated, the brands more varied, and the innovations more relevant. Cosmetics Design discovered these 4 trends last week at the Indie Beauty Expo in Los Angeles, California—trends that signal what’s...

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