An emphasis on tech and data is crucial for indie fragrance brands to become trendsetters in the increasingly saturated niche market, claims a Singapore start-up that is tapping AI and social media research.
A skin care brand from Australia has made a goal to be as beneficial and accessible to as many people as possible, recognising that skin issues can exact a heavy toll on mental and emotional wellbeing, said its founder.
The founders of Myanmar-based Gabar have revealed how they overcame the physical challenges of being separated from each other – and their team of perfumers – to create fragrances that could authentically represent their country and culture.
The CEO of an Asian-led make-up brand is questioning the ‘performative inclusivity’ she sees in the beauty industry, claiming it can hurt smaller, less well-funded brands that are trying to solve the frustrations of specific target consumers.
Innovations such as ‘try before you buy’ perfume samples mean that online retail can provide a better customer experience and sales channel than brick and mortar stores, according to the founder of Indian direct-to-consumer (DTC) fragrance house All Good...
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Beauty tech is developing at a fast pace and there are plentiful opportunities for brands to play into this space, from smart consumer devices to metaverse engagement and blockchain for traceability, says Andrew McDougall, director of BPC at Mintel.
The beauty industry and consumers alike should place more emphasis on reducing and reusing resources, instead of prioritising recycling, claims an Australian start-up that has pioneered using unwanted sheep’s milk in its products.
The husband-and-wife team behind the 'radically different' clean cosmeceutical brand Biologi have revealed how their potent plant serums overcame the sceptics to become an indie beauty success story and the importance of their roles as skin...
On this episode of Indie Pioneers, we chat with Mele Olivetti, the founder of Tongan beauty brand Feniu, who is on a mission to use her brand as a platform to share the heritage and culture of a tiny island nation with the world.
On this episode of Indie Pioneers, we chat with Dan Terry, the founder and creative director of Oo La Lab to discuss the potential of niche Asian fragrance brands in the global market and talk about the importance of scent to heritage and culture.
The CEO of New Delhi-based beauty brand Earth Rhythm joins the Indie Pioneers Podcasts to discuss her passion for NPD, the brand’s innovation process and talks about why she takes an active role in the creation of products.
On this episode of Indie Pioneers, we sit down with the founder of low-waste beauty brand MONO Skincare to talk about its innovative waterless tablet format and how the industry can be more inclusive in the sustainability race.
International video entertainment platform TikTok has soared into the beauty spotlight, driven by a plethora of highly engaged creators, and beauty brands will continue to jump aboard up as this rush continues, says Antonia Baildam, brand partnerships...
On this episode of Indie Pioneers, we’re chatting with Jake Xu, the co-founder of male beauty brand Shakeup Cosmetics about the intricacies of the men’s cosmetics category, and how it has been influenced in recent years by social media, pop culture and...
In this episode of Indie Pioneers, we’re speaking to Catherine Zhou, the founder of China’s Maison Dixsept, a niche fine fragrance brand that is trying to reclaim Chinese culture and how it is represented around the world.
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Combining beauty tools with topicals for enhanced efficacy and improved usability is a gap in the market with plenty of promise that brands haven’t quite found yet, says Jo Barnard, founder and creative director of Morrama.
On this episode of Indie Pioneers, we chat with the founder of Bescher about the brand’s hero ingredient, sea cucumber collagen, its amazing benefits and why she believes it is set to explode in the beauty world.
In this episode of Indie Pioneers, we chat with the founder of New Zealand brand Organic Riot about his valiant efforts in furthering the sustainable beauty movement and discuss some hard truths about what it means to be a sustainable and ethical beauty...
In this episode of Indie Pioneers we discuss the importance of consumer education to tackle misinformation and confusion, including the debate around natural versus synthetic ingredients, with the founder of Fawn & Co.
In this episode of Indie Pioneers, we speak to Joanne Ang, the co-founder of sensitive skin care firm Kansoskin on how she is using the brand as a platform to promote a healthier outlook on conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
In this episode of Indie Pioneers, we sat down with the founders of halal beauty brand Shade M Beauty to discuss the growing significance of the halal beauty segment and how it will continue to evolve in the years to come.
In this episode of Indie Pioneers, CEO of bespoke perfumery Maison 21G discusses her consumer-centric approach to the retail journey online and offline, as well as how the perfume industry is set to undergo considerable change.
The beauty and personal care world has faced significant upheaval on a global scale during the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but it has also emerged as resilient and innovative despite consumer and retail trends morphing at great speed....
In the latest episode of Indie Pioneers, we sit down with Jasmine Kang, founder of anti-acne skin care brand Skinlycious as she prepares to pitch her brand to a panel of industry experts on Sephora Accelerate’s Final Demo Day.
The ongoing global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has gripped markets worldwide, and with no concrete end in sight, CosmeticsDesign’s editors discuss market impacts, industry response and what might still be to come.
In this episode of Indie Pioneers, we chat with Christina Su, founder of Australian brand Bayeco Skincare, about how her pharmaceutical training influenced the development of her evidence-based natural skin care line.
In this episode of Indie Pioneers, we speak to Jason Lee, the founder of Singaporean fragrance firm Scent by SIX, about the power of fragrance as a storytelling medium beyond just perfumes and colognes.
In this episode of Indie Pioneers, we speak to Josephine Robson, the founder of skin care brand Golden 8 about the benefits of crocodile oil and the conservation efforts put in place to protect its future among Australia’s wildlife.
On this episode of Indie Pioneers, we speak to Shinji Yamasaki, the founder of skin care brand re:erth about his philosophy to skin care, the influence of fast fashion in beauty and the unique ingredients that sparked his epiphany.
In the very first episode of our Indie Pioneers podcast, we chat with Marilyn Ng and Christabel Chee, the people behind Individual Collective to discuss the value of face-to-face interaction, influencer marketing and crowdfunding.
Oil-based products have soared in popularity over recent times and cleansing oils are part of this upsurge, taking influence from Asia in what ingredients supplier Croda is calling the ‘East meets West’ trend.
It is a trend we are seeing a lot these days from ingredients suppliers – conducting their own consumer research – and it is important to do this to ensure you are meeting specific demands and offering customers the most relevant solutions.
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Japan has always led the world in functional food experimentation even if the results of most of that have remained within the confines of the 127.3m-strong nation with the world's oldest average lifespan - 84.6 years.
An extract of snow algae can protect the skin against environmental stress factors and improve the barrier function and has been developed by Mibelle Biochemistry. Here, Dr Fred Zülli gives Cosmetics Design an exclusive insight.