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In-Depth Interview

Afro Sheen: the return of an iconic hair care and styling brand

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the popular unisex hair brand that went dormant in the 1990s is back on the shelves and sites of at-mass retailers. Cosmetics Design checked in with product development and marketing experts familiar with the Afro Sheen brand to learn more....

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Editor's Spotlight

Indie beauty brands are winning with QVC and HSN

By Deanna Utroske

Following a pitch competition in mid 2019, the video commerce channels owned and operated by Qurate Retail Group are putting winning brands on air and in front of millions of consumers.

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5 top trends in microbiome skin care

By Deanna Utroske

The microbiome beauty movement is really just getting started. But for now, these 5 approaches to innovation, formulation, and benefits standout.

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Key industry suppliers to support indie beauty brands at Uplink Live

By Deanna Utroske

The new tradeshow dedicated to bringing solution providers and indie brands together will open later this month in Los Angles, California. And top cosmetics and personal care industry suppliers, including Croda and Evonik will be among the exhibitors....

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The Fragrance Foundation to honor rising professionals

By Deanna Utroske

Each year the foundation celebrates up-and-coming fragrance industry leaders. The 2020 class of Notables comprises professionals in sales, marketing, research, fragrance evaluation, education, and more.

ITA helps Italian Beauty win in the US market

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ITA helps Italian Beauty win in the US market

By Deanna Utroske

The Italian Trade Agency partners with legacy and startup brands across categories to help bring the best and latest in Italian cosmetics, personal care, and grooming innovation to consumers here in the States.

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2019 Indie Beauty News Highlights

By Deanna Utroske

As we look ahead to 2020, let’s not forget the stellar year that 2019 has been for the independent beauty movement. Here Cosmetics Design reviews 10 top 2019 news items about all things indie.

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