Naturals & Organics

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...

Asha Ramesh, CEO, Sabinsa USA

Sabinsa USA gets a new CEO

By Simon Pitman

Botanical-based ingredients player Sabinsa has announced that its USA operations has appointed a new CEO and member of the board of directors – Asha Ramesh.

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...

Why soil health is pivotal to producing the highest grade botanicals

Regenerative agriculture, Part II

Why soil health is pivotal to producing the highest grade botanicals

By Simon Pitman

Regenerative agriculture is slowly making inroads into the consumer mindset but still remains a mystery to most. To get to grips with the concept this article takes a look at the most important element: the soil.

Costa Rica regenerative farm project paves the way for better botanicals

Regenerative agriculture, Part I

Costa Rica regenerative farm paves the way for better botanicals

By Simon Pitman

The rise and rise of the organic and naturals trend in the cosmetics and personal care industry is putting increasing pressure on farmers to produce pesticide-free, sustainable and efficient crops for raw materials.

4 novel facial scrub, exfoliator, body polish ingredients seen at IBE NY 2018

4 novel scrub ingredients seen at IBE NY 2018

By Deanna Utroske

Indie Beauty and personal care brands are known for innovation, which means that last week’s Indie Beauty Expo in New York City was a good place to learn about the creative ways brands are formulating scrubs, polishes, and exfoliators now that microbeads...

Indie Beauty Profile Mary Futher kaia naturals

Indie Beauty Profile

Mary Futher, kaia naturals

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Mary Futher, founder of kaia naturals, describes a brand that puts “careful thought, scientific research, [and] naturally derived ingredients in every product,” to save her customers the trouble of scrutinizing labels; and...

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