Brand Innovation

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.

Indie Beauty Profile Therese Clark Lady Suite

Indie Beauty Profile

Therese Clark, Lady Suite

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Therese Clark, founder of Lady Suite, discusses how and why she’s launching a clean women’s wellness brand into the cosmetics and personal care space. And she shares insight into why it takes a healthy mix of creative vision...

Beauty Innovation Showdown: Indie Brands and Ingredient Makers

Editor’s Spotlight

Beauty Innovation Showdown: Indie Brands and Ingredient Makers

By Deanna Utroske

Independent cosmetics and personal care brands are widely known as innovators. While, ingredient suppliers and specialty chemical companies have long partnered with big beauty makers on new technologies, benefits testing, and formulations. Now, as indie...

Indie Beauty Profile Andrew Glass Non Gender Specific

Indie Beauty Profile

Andrew Glass, Non Gender Specific

By Deanna Utroske

Andrew Glass, founder of Non Gender Specific, reminds entrepreneurs just how often they might be told, “that is a horrible idea,” before the business takes off. And, he describes the beginnings of a skin care brand that’s aspiring to be right for everyone....

Indie Beauty Profile Andrew Glass Non Gender Specific

Indie Beauty Profile

Andrew Glass, Non Gender Specific

By Deanna Utroske

In his Indie Beauty Profile Andrew Glass, founder of Non Gender Specific, reminds entrepreneurs just how often they might be told, “that is a horrible idea,” before the business takes off. And, he describes the beginnings of a skin care brand that’s aspiring...

“There is nothing natural in this perfume!” Aurora Carrara, artistic director of Italian fragrance brand UERMI

“There is nothing natural in this perfume!”

By Deanna Utroske

Friday morning in New York City, Aurora Carrara, artistic director of the Italian fragrance brand UERMI, talked press, influencers, and bloggers through a collection of scents inspired by fabrics and materials such as latex (which provoked this article’s...

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This new Target brand includes affordable personal care basics

By Deanna Utroske

The cheap-chic department store announced a new owned brand this week. Smartly will be available in stores starting Sunday and most of the products will cost less than $2—remarkable, considering some of the personal care items in the collection were “developed...

Is photoadaptation the next big sun care benefit?

Is photoadaptation the next big sun care benefit?

By Deanna Utroske

In a world where self-tanner has been a fact since the 1950s (with ups and downs in popularity) and more recently paint-on freckle products (from suppliers like Faber Castell and brands like Freck) have come to market, one beauty entrepreneur believes...

Indie Beauty Profile Kenna Whitnell Altilis Beauty

Indie Beauty Profile

Kenna Whitnell, Altilis Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Kenna Whitnell, founder of Altilis Beauty, describes how her academic work in biotechnology led her to develop novel plant-based skin care ingredients and why she believes indie beauty entrepreneurs have cause to celebrate...

Indie Beauty Profile Lishawn Lalonde Uliv Skincare

Indie Beauty Profile

Lishawn Lalonde, Uliv Skincare

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lishawn Lalonde, founder of Uliv Skincare, suggests that, as a solo entrepreneur, taking slow but steady steps forward is the best way to build a plant-based skincare line.

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