Indie Beauty Expo

Independent beauty brands are moving fast to innovate sustainably and are well placed to use biodegradable ingredients in formulations and packaging [Getty Images]

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Indie beauty well positioned to integrate biodegradables: Expert

By Ravyn Cullor

Concerns over climate change and pollution are pushing cosmetics producers to become more eco-friendly, and indie brands are well positioned to pivot towards biodegradable ingredients and packaging, says the co-founder of Indie Beauty Expo.

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What does IBE look like overseas?

By Deanna Utroske

One month from now, the Berlin, Germany, edition of the Indie Beauty Expo will open its doors, welcoming buyers from nearly 80 retailers as well as 100s of press and influencers, brand founders, and other industry professionals.

Sway: the startup personal care brand making armpits pretty

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Sway: the startup personal care brand making armpits pretty

By Deanna Utroske

Rebecca So founded Sway in 2017 with a collection of underarm care products. Since then, the brand has grown to include skin care, body care, and more. But still at the heart of Sway is a mission to make pits pretty.

Amy Chung, Global Branding Manager at Serumkind in conversation with Deanna Utroske at IBE LA

Editor's Spotlight: Indie Beauty Analysis

3 ways IBE exhibiting brands stood out from the crowd

By Deanna Utroske

Last week’s Indie Beauty Expo event in Los Angeles, California, attracted hundreds of influencers, buyers, press, and investors. Here’s a quick look at how select cosmetics, personal care, and wellness brands exhibiting at the event managed to capture...

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IBE announces 2019 Best in Show winners, 5 trends stand out

By Deanna Utroske

Just days before the 2020 Indie Beauty Expo event series gets underway, the 2019 Best in Show have been announced; and several of the winning cosmetics and personal care products exemplify global innovation trends.

TBH Kids: fun, functional personal care for tweens

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TBH Kids: fun, functional personal care for tweens

By Deanna Utroske

Kids grow up. And today, they’re growing up with text messages and social media and free-from personal care products. These are the tweens and teens that Risa Barash is reaching with her latest venture TBH Kids. Cosmetics Design spoke with Barash at IBE...

Emilie Heathe: combing art, luxury, and beauty - video interview

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Emilie Heathe: combing art, luxury, and beauty

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s IBE NY event, founder and CEO Emily Rudman spoke with Cosmetics Design about the luxury lifestyle brand she’s building, the custom sculptural packaging she created for Emilie Heathe’s debut nail color collection, the importance of company...

biophile skincare: because fermentation is the future of beauty

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biophile skincare: because fermentation is the future of beauty

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s IBE NY event, co-Founders Alison Cutlan and Grace Fooden were giving press, influencers, and industry insiders at the show a sneak preview of the probiome beauty brand they are launching this fall. In this video interview with Cosmetics...

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.

5th annual IBE NY event attracts indie beauty brands from around the world

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5th annual IBE NY event attracts indie beauty brands from around the world

By Deanna Utroske

This year’s New York City edition of the Indie Beauty Expo will take place August 21 and 22 at Pier 94 on Manhattan’s West Side. And, brands from nearly every continent will be exhibiting at show – more than 225 of them, all hoping to capture the attention...

BeautyX Summit debuts this month in Los Angeles, California

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BeautyX Summit debuts this month in Los Angeles, California

By Deanna Utroske




The new educational event for cosmetics and personal care entrepreneurs, takes place January 22nd and 23rd in LA. BeautyX panels, courses, and networking opportunities for this first edition of the summit will focus on media and...

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Indie Beauty Profile

Begoña Sanjuán and Isabel Ramos, AYUNA • less is beauty

By Deanna Utroske

In their Indie Beauty Profile, Begoña Sanjuán and Isabel Ramos, co-founders of AYUNA • less is beauty, share insight into their very carefully conceived green luxury skin care brand and have some pithy advice for their fellow founders—really, it’s good...

CD Buzz: Indie Beauty Focus

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CD Buzz: Indie Beauty Focus

By Simon Pitman

Ahead of the Indie Beauty Expo in New York City this month, the Cosmetics Design takes a look at what to expect at the event, as well as what's happening in the fast-paced world of indie beauty, where the innovation is at and how these players are...

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Unprecedented indie beauty event launches tomorrow in New York

By Deanna Utroske

Brand leaders, company founders, and industry experts take the stage Thursday in New York City for the first Indie Beauty Expo, and in addition to their presentations the event connects buyers, press and passionate consumers with leading independent makeup...

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