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Indie Beauty Profile Donna Pohlad dpHUE

Indie Beauty Profile

Donna Pohlad, dpHUE

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Donna Pohlad, founder and CEO of the at-home hair color brand dpHUE has a single word of advice for her beauty brand founding counterparts and her full remarks here illustrate nicely how she herself has taken that wisdom to...

IBE NYC 2017: Trends and highlights

IBE NYC 2017: Trends and highlights

By Deanna Utroske

The Indie Beauty Expo opened its third annual show in New York City last week, and Cosmetics Design was there, meeting with founders, discovering new brands, learning about product launches, and identifying the trends and innovations that are emerging...

Indie Beauty Profile Rick Sliter BioClarity

Indie Beauty Profile

Rick Sliter, BioClarity

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In his Indie Beauty Profile, Rick Sliter, CEO of BioClarity describes how he and his colleagues leverged a biotech ingredient idea to launch an acne treatment line, and how beneficial digital word-of-mouth marketing has been to building the brand.

(image courtesy of Perfect Corp)

Perfect Corp and QVC collaborate on immersive shopping app

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty tech brand and the broadcast TV shopping network teamed up on an AR beauty purchase platform that lets consumers first virtually try on product that they see being demonstrated and then buy that product from QVC within the same app.

Indie Beauty Profile Dr. Kalidas Kale Exquis Skincare

Indie Beauty Profile

Dr. Kalidas Kale, Exquis Skincare

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In his Indie Beauty Profile, Dr. Kalidas Kale, founder of Exquis Skincare, speaks candidly about the resources, financial and otherwise, needed to launch a personal care brand, and he shares insight on how new technology can be used to enhance the benefits...

7 cosmetics beauty personal care brands not to miss at IBE NYC 2017

7 brands not to miss at IBE

By Deanna Utroske

Well over 200 independent cosmetics and personal care brands will be exhibiting at this month’s Indie Beauty Expo in New York City (August 22 – 24). Here, Cosmetics Design features 7 brands that standout from the crowd with products, ingredients, innovations,...

Indie Beauty Profile Linda Gillette Parodi Professional Care

Indie Beauty Profile

Linda Gillette, Parodi

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Linda Gillette, founder of Parodi Professional Care, describes how she’s moving a niche personal care line, developed for professionals, into the consumer space. And, she reminds other beauty brand founders to be attentive...

image courtesy of Starlet Satin

Starlet Satin: A sleeping beauty brand awakes

By Deanna Utroske

Cosmetics Design checked in with Lisa Damron, co-founder of Starlet Satin, to discuss the ins and outs of reviving a dormant indie beauty company in a time when new innovations and just-launched brands are in the spotlight.

Biossance skin care prepares to launch in Canada

Biossance skin care prepares to launch in Canada

By Deanna Utroske

The skin care brand, made by the biotech ingredient company Amyris and sold at Sephora here in the US, is gearing up for its next market—a move that promises to be a first step toward an international Biossance business.

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