Indie Beauty Profile

Indie Beauty Profile Jasmine Lawrence, EDEN BodyWorks

Indie Beauty Profile

Jasmine Lawrence, EDEN BodyWorks

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Jasmine Lawrence, Founder of EDEN BodyWorks, shares insights and highlights about the hair care brand she launched 15 years ago this month. She’s grown the brand in that time to some nine product lines (including body care...

Indie Beauty Profile Michele Gilfoil, Planet Botanicals

Indie Beauty Profile

Michele Gilfoil, Planet Botanicals

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile Michele Gilfoil, founder of Planet Botanicals, describes building an accessible personal care brand with sustainably sourced natural ingredients. And, while sharing her story and advice of entrepreneurship, she notes that building...

Indie Beauty Profile Michèle Evrard, Cosmetics 27

Indie Beauty Profile

Michèle Evrard, Cosmetics 27

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Michèle Evrard, Founder and CEO of Cosmetics 27, describes how she intentionally evolved her career in and beyond corporate beauty to become a successful entrepreneur. And she explains how a single skin balm grew in to a simultaneously...

Indie Beauty Profile Shaffali Miglani, Shaffali | ayurvedic and aromatherapy – based skin care

Indie Beauty Profile

Shaffali Miglani, Shaffali

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Shaffali Miglani, Founder of the ayurvedic and aromatherapy – based skin care brand Shaffali, describes the patience and perspective she has gained in over a decade of brand ownership, the value of self-awareness in entrepreneurship,...

Indie Beauty Profile Evelyn Subramaniam , BIJA Essence

Indie Beauty Profile

Evelyn Subramaniam , BIJA Essence

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile Evelyn Subramaniam, founder of the luxury wellness brand BIJA Essence, talks about the power of passion in entrepreneurship, and about how her deceptively simple essential oils brand is leveraging another power—the power of...

Indie Beauty Profile Michal Berski, Curlsmith

Indie Beauty Profile

Michal Berski, Curlsmith

By Deanna Utroske

In his Indie Beauty Profile, Michal Berski, CEO of Curlsmith, describes a hair care, treatment, and styling brand developed for people with curly hair—a brand he believes is unlike any other on the market. And he offers advice for other personal care...

Indie Beauty Profile Kara Brook Brown, Waxing Kara

Indie Beauty Profile

Kara Brook Brown, Waxing Kara

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Kara Brook Brown, the creative director at Waxing Kara, presents a delightfully well-conceived personal care brand, offers insight into the regulatory challenges of building a consumer goods brand, and explains why hers is...

Indie Beauty Profile Gretchen Chevalier ittsē

Indie Beauty Profile

Gretchen Chevalier, ittsē

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Gretchen Chevalier, founder of ittsē, explains how her work in beauty manufacturing led her to develop a distinctive color cosmetics brand around functional, stylish packaging. And, she shares practical yet daunting advice...

Indie Beauty Profile Lori Machiorlette Worth Beauty

Indie Beauty Profile

Lori Machiorlette, Worth Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lori Machiorlette, founder of Worth Beauty—the company behind the blendSmart mechanically rotating makeup brush—talks about how her business has progressed to become a “spinning revolution” around the globe. And she reminds...

Crown Laboratories acquires self-tanning brand Vita Liberata

Crown Laboratories acquires self-tanning brand Vita Liberata

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week the pharmaceutical and consumer products company announced it has acquired the organic sunless tanning and skin care brand founded by CEO Alyson Hogg. Crown Laboratories sees the global brand as a fitting addition to their existing sun...

Trend Flashback: Women’s Innovations

Trend Flashback: Women’s Innovations

By Deanna Utroske

One of the predictions in last December’s Cosmetics Design video ‘Top ten cosmetics and personal care trends for 2017’ was that, “Women will stand out in 2017 as the founders, inventors, and business leaders in personal care and cosmetics.” Here, we’ve...

News Review: Indie Beauty 2017

News Review: Indie Beauty 2017

By Deanna Utroske

This year independent cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance brands became so prominent, Cosmetics Design launched a weekly column dedicated to these innovative startups and their founders. The Indie Beauty Profile is on vacation this month. But in the...

This is what an independent beauty brand looks like

This is what an independent beauty brand looks like

By Deanna Utroske

Since early this year, Cosmetics Design has been publishing the Indie Beauty Profile column weekly, showcasing the inspiring work of cosmetics and personal care entrepreneurs and their innovative brands. Now after nearly 30 installments, we pause to reflect...

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