Beauty Product Developer Julie Pefferman Identifies Eight Trends That Could Be Huge In 2022

Since 2019, we’ve turned to Julie Pefferman annually to prognosticate on beauty trends set to surge in the year ahead. She’s been spot-on about many of them. Last year, she identified regenerative beauty, niche products, mental health...

Indie Beauty Snapshot: A Dozen Trends Bubbling Up In The Third Quarter Of 2021

The great resignation isn’t just a rejection of modern work. It’s a rejection of work culture, which, in the United States, where people work more than in any other industrialized nation, is basically culture. It’s a...

Indie Beauty Snapshot: 14 Trends From The First Half Of 2021

We’re living in precarious in-between times. As exuberance took hold in the United States and we at Beauty Independent began including in our copy that the pandemic appeared to be “subsiding” or “ebbing,” the Delta variant was charging...

What Consumers Are Searching For When It Comes To Sustainable Beauty

If there’s one thing the panelists at Hairstory’s recent Sustainability Beauty Summit could agree on, it’s that there’s a lot of work that needs to be done in the eco-conscious space, whether it’s...

Indie Beauty Snapshot: 12 Emerging Trends Of Early 2021

At the beginning of 2020 in the United States, it felt as if the chaos of the year before wouldn’t let up. The Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol and fears over the transfer of power in the...

10 Behind-The-Scenes Trends Product Developer Robyn Watkins Foresees Shaping Beauty Manufacturing And Ingredient Sourcing In 2021

Robyn Watkins, who held product development roles at companies such as Smashbox Cosmetics, Arbonne International, Orly and DayNa Decker before founding Holistic Beauty Group in 2018, has had a busy year helping beauty brands navigate the...