Brand Innovation

Indie Beauty Profile Michal Berski, Curlsmith

Indie Beauty Profile

Michal Berski, Curlsmith

By Deanna Utroske

In his Indie Beauty Profile, Michal Berski, CEO of Curlsmith, describes a hair care, treatment, and styling brand developed for people with curly hair—a brand he believes is unlike any other on the market. And he offers advice for other personal care...

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Editor's Spotlight

5 ways indie brands are approaching microbiome beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Emerging data on the human skin microbiome is changing the way cosmetics and personal care brands of every size approach product development and formulation. It presents opportunities for new benefits and more ways to design for and deliver conventional...

Indie Beauty Profile Sara Monster, Sara Rosalie

Indie Beauty Profile

Sara Monster, Sara Rosalie

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Sara Monster, Founder of Sara Rosalie, describes the Amsterdam-based brand’s sustainability strategy, which extends beyond the environmentally conscious sourcing and processing of lanolin (the brand’s hero ingredient) and...

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Does indie beauty move first? a look at trend-driven innovation in 2019

By Deanna Utroske

Ours is a notoriously fast-paced industry. Still, everything new has to start somewhere. And there is a fair amount of work to be done educating consumers, integrating novel ingredient tech, capitalizing on new industrial-scale opportunities. Here, Cosmetics...

Indie Beauty Profile Kara Brook Brown, Waxing Kara

Indie Beauty Profile

Kara Brook Brown, Waxing Kara

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Kara Brook Brown, the creative director at Waxing Kara, presents a delightfully well-conceived personal care brand, offers insight into the regulatory challenges of building a consumer goods brand, and explains why hers is...

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Athletic apparel maker lululemon launches personal care

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian company announced its move into the new consumer goods sector just this week. lululemon’s initial personal care product portfolio is small but carefully targeted to meet the needs of the brand’s active consumers.

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The Mink Beauty portable makeup printer is here

By Deanna Utroske

Well, almost here. The 3D-printer that promises to turn digital images into ready-to-wear color cosmetics is available on pre-order and will be in consumers' hands in 2020.

Expo Belleza 2019, in photos

Expo Belleza 2019, in photos

By Simon Pitman

One of Latin America's most vibrant cosmetic and personal care events place took place in Medellin, Colombia, highlighting some of the most dynamic and fastest growing brands from a country renowned for its love of both beauty and fashion.

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In Conversation: Cosmetics Design interviews indie brand leaders, PART 2

By Deanna Utroske

One of the best ways to learn is to listen. Last Friday’s Editor’s Spotlight item here on Cosmetics Design was a compendium of 8 video interviews with indie beauty brand founders. Today we’re adding 8 more conversations with entrepreneurs and innovators...

In Conversation: Cosmetics Design interviews indie brand leaders

In Conversation: Cosmetics Design interviews indie brand leaders

By Deanna Utroske

Innovative cosmetics and personal care startups have been making headlines here on Cosmetics Design for years. But not all of our conversations with indie brand leaders are included in the weekly Indie Beauty Profile column. To highlight brands and innovations...

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