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The Eco Well launches season 3 with a focus on Indie Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Season 3 of The Eco Well podcast kicked off last week with an episode featuring CosmeticsDesign.com Editor Deanna Utroske in conversation with cosmetic chemist and show host Jen Novakovich. The topic: how indie brands can find the path to success in today’s...

Indie Beauty Profile Katherine Tomasso, YON-KA Paris

Indie Beauty Profile

Katherine Tomasso, YON-KA Paris

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Katherine Tomasso, national director of education at YON-KA Paris, describes a business with decades of market experience, generations of passionate brand leaders, and all the attributes of an on-trend contemporary indie skin...

Indie Beauty Profile Colleen Keenan Nelms, Othús Perfumery

Indie Beauty Profile

Colleen Keenan Nelms, Othús Perfumery

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Colleen Keenan Nelms, founder of Othús Perfumery, describes a new brand grounded in nature, passionate about fragrance, and crafted with intention. And, she has wise advice to share about how beauty entrepreneurs can envision...

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Trend Watch: the new face of acne care

By Deanna Utroske

Pimples, spots, blemishes. Regardless of what it’s called, acne happens. And it happens often; “95% of adults will experience acne at some point in their lives, according to recent data shared with Cosmetics Design. Now, a new generation of personal care...

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Pattern Beauty: a new day is dawning for textured hair care

By Deanna Utroske

Next week, the brand created and led by Tracee Ellis Ross will launch with a collection of hair care products developed and formulated for people with curly, coily, or tight textured hair (3B – 4C). Pattern Beauty promises to meet a real need in the marketplace,...

Indie Beauty Expo New York City 2019, in photos

Indie Beauty Expo New York City 2019, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The newly revamped Indie Beauty Expo opened and closed its doors in New York City recently, dedicated solely to indie beauty brands and suppliers. In this photo gallery we bring you some of the brand innovation highlights.

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Indie Beauty Profile

Tish Bellomo and Snooky Bellomo, Manic Panic

By Deanna Utroske

In their Indie Beauty Profile, Tish Bellomo and Snooky Bellomo, Founders of the bold, iconic hair color brand Manic Panic discuss their experience of running an independent business (for decades), share the product development advice that they give themselves...

Are multifunctional grooming products the key to men’s skin care?

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Are multifunctional grooming products the key to men’s skin care?

By Deanna Utroske

Jesse Jimz made its industry debut at Cosmoprof North America last month. And the new premium men’s skin care brand is all about multitasking products that men are already using in their grooming routine, like an aftershave that doubles as a moisturizer,...

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