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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.

Givaudan introduces fragrance on the move concept

Givaudan introduces fragrance on the move concept

By Simon Pitman

Givaudan has launched its fragrance on the move concept at last week’s in-cosmetics LATAM, highlighting another way the fragrance category is continuing to reinvent itself.

Shey by Menaye: importing indie luxury body care

Shey by Menaye: importing indie luxury body care

By Deanna Utroske

Monday evening at the Perfumarie in New York City, brand founder Menaye Donkor and her small team hosted an event for press, industry insiders, and in-the-know consumers, introducing those gathered to the Italian luxury body care brand Shey and previewing...

Indie Beauty Profile Kristen Tostado Social Paint

Indie Beauty Profile

Kristen Tostado, Social Paint

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Kristen Tostado, founder of a new color cosmetics brand called Social Paint, explains why she and her brand are passionately gluten free. And, she gives a bit of insight into why she believes indie beauty and mass production...

A niche for every fragrance and every fragrance in its niche

Editor’s Spotlight

A niche for every fragrance and every fragrance in its niche

By Deanna Utroske

There are at least as many possible scents as there are ideas and memories, which may be why a profusion of indie fragrance and aromatherapy brands are blending up scents and bringing novel and nuanced products to market. Here, Cosmetics Design looks...

Sally Beauty gets into at-home hair color business

Sally Beauty gets into at-home hair color business

By Deanna Utroske

The professional beauty supply retailer has added a consumer-friendly hair color box kit to its private label product portfolio and begun selling a similar kit from an existing national brand as well.

Indie Beauty Profile Lindsay Knaak-Stuart Meant

Indie Beauty Profile

Lindsay Knaak-Stuart, Meant

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lindsay Knaak-Stuart founder of Meant, illustrates how she’s built a stylish yet simple body care brand that has—without an ad budget—captured the attention of discerning consumers and enviable retail buyers alike.

Inventing Indie Beauty

Spotlight on Indie Beauty

Inventing Indie Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Independent cosmetics and personal care brands commonly get started with the hope of meeting an overlooked consumer need or filling an industry niche. Still, it’s not that often something truly new comes to market. Here Cosmetics Design identifies 4 new...

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Centrum launches a beauty vitamin in Canada

By Deanna Utroske

The supplement brand, owned by Pfizer, added a gummi multivitamin that promises beauty-from-within benefits to its product portfolio this summer.

Indie Beauty Profile Kari Gran

Indie Beauty Profile

Kari Gran

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Kari Gran, co-founder of the Kari Gran brand discusses how a real-estate agent decides to become a cosmetics and personal care entrepreneur. And, she describes the business philosophy that has made Kari Gran a leading brand...

5 innovative beauty launches at IBE NY 2018

5 innovative beauty launches at IBE NY 2018

By Deanna Utroske

This year’s Indie Beauty Expo in New York City was the largest yet, featuring nearly 250 cosmetics, personal care, fragrance, and wellness brands. Among all the exhibits and demos, these 5 product launches stood out to Cosmetic Design.

Alkaglam refillable mineral spray puts skin care chemistry in consumers’ hands

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Alkaglam mineral spray puts skin care chemistry in consumers’ hands

By Deanna Utroske

Indie brand founder Michelle Vidal patented her spray technology after years of researching the composition of thermal springs around with world and testing canned facial mists already on the market. At last week’s IBE New York event, Cosmetics Design...

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