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Indie Beauty Innovators Awards open for entries

By Deanna Utroske

The annual CITY awards facilitated by ICMAD have been rebranded for 2019 and are now accepting entries for products, brands, and people across some 14 categories.

Indie Beauty Profile Nickie Nougaisse, Curls Dynasty

Indie Beauty Profile

Nickie Nougaisse, Curls Dynasty

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Nickie Nougaisse, founder of Curls Dynasty talks about building a solution-based hair brand for people with textured hair, specifically for people with dry hair issues and those who are transitioning from a chemically relaxed...

New brands emerge at The Makeup Show 2019

New brands emerge at The Makeup Show 2019

By Genevieve Santos-Bann

Dubbed as the “Beauty Experience,” The Makeup Show is where professional makeup artists go to restock their favorite products and engage in demos and workshops with premier artists from around the globe.

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4 indie beauty brands standout at The Makeup Show NYC

By Deanna Utroske

This year’s New York City edition of The Makeup Show includes numerous indie exhibitors across categories, from skin care to color cosmetics, from lash makers to nail brands, and from accessories to brushes. Following this weekend’s press preview of the...

Indie Beauty Profile Renata Eileena, Possible Cosmetics

Indie Beauty Profile

Renata Eileena, Possible Cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Renata Eileena, founder of Possible Cosmetics, shares her understanding that every beauty consumer has valuable product knowledge and that every brand leader has more to learn—that perhaps no one is every truly a beauty industry...

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ARLO Beauty to launch CBD sun care product

By Deanna Utroske

Ovation Science’s new skin care brand is already adding to its portfolio. The Vancouver, Canada – based company terminated a prior licensing agreement with Canopy Growth Partners and announced the ARLO Beauty brand just last month. And sunscreen will...

Indie Beauty Profile Andrea Dinnick Desavery

Indie Beauty Profile

Andrea Dinnick, Desavery

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Andrea Dinnick, founder of Desavery, explains why being self-funded has—so far—been the right choice for her growing skin care business. And, she very plainly lists the 10+ jobs that a beauty entrepreneur must be ready to...

Biossance: the beauty brand that biotech built - an interview with Caroline Hadfield

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Biossance: the beauty brand that biotech built

By Deanna Utroske

Caroline Hadfield is no stranger to the beauty industry. She’s held executive positions with LVMH, Sephora, and The Body Shop. And most recently she’s built a beauty brand from within a biotech firm. Cosmetics Design sat down with Hadfield earlier this...

Indie Beauty Profile Lisa Pineiro, Glotrition

Indie Beauty Profile

Lisa Pineiro, Glotrition

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lisa Pineiro, founder of Glotrition, describes a skin care brand with two hero products—because there’s more than one way to care for the skin. And through her own founder story, she shares insight into the beauty consumer’s...

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