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How to apply custom labels to cosmetic products.

How to Apply Labels to Your Custom Cosmetic Products

Written by: | May 26, 2020 | 2 responses

Applying labels to your newly bottled cosmetics can feel tricky. What if the labels go on crooked? Do you need a labeling machine? How do you center the labels on the bottle? Labeling your own cosmetic products shouldn’t give you a headache, and it doesn’t have to. In this video you’ll learn a simple DIY […]

Should you own your own skin care formula? Understanding cosmetic IP and your custom manufacturer

IP and Your Indie Beauty Brand

Written by: | September 15, 2019 | 17 responses

If you have built or are building your skin care or hair care lines, you’ll want to understand how trademarks, copyrights, and IP affect your business, and also what you can do to protect yourself and your companies. I am not a lawyer, and nothing I write here should be considered legal advice. I hope, […]

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Success Tips for Developing your Product Line: Formulations

Written by: | April 1, 2019 | 4 responses

For most of us, developing a new skincare product or product line is exciting, scary, exhilarating, and full of ‘blanks’ in your knowledge bank.  Few of us know everything about bringing a skincare product to market and working with all the suppliers, vendors and partners you need to be successful. This blog will share with […]

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Vitamin C in Skincare – Growing Your Line

Written by: | December 21, 2017 | 4 responses

Vitamin C is a brightening and nourishing ingredient for the skin, and now is a great time to create your own product line based around it. Let’s talk about how to create it and what to include after a quick recap of the different Vitamin C options available to you.   Ascorbic acid (aka L-ascorbic) […]

Organic Cosmetics Labeling Requirements – Understanding the USDA Organic Label

Written by: | August 28, 2017 | 3 responses

Using “Organic” On your Product Label You see just how popular “organic” products are as soon as you walk into any grocery store, big box store, local coop or salon, etc. Organic is everywhere and that’s a good thing. With the organic personal care market expected to grow to $15B annually by 2020, this is […]

Gift Ideas for Skincare and Body Care Lovers

Written by: | November 8, 2016 | 19 responses

Developing holiday sales ideas for your business can often feel like just one more task in an already busy season. But you know your customers expect seasonally scented products for themselves and the people on their gift lists. Offering body and skincare gifts in travel-size, stocking-stuffer size, and personal-use size are one easy and affordable […]

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Essential Replaces EDTA in Cosmetic Formulations

Written by: | June 30, 2016 | 15 responses

EDTA, a common ingredient found in skin and hair care products, is an effective chelating agent, binding to metal ions making emulsions more stable and allowing washes and soaps to develop that thick, rich lather we love. EDTA also helps boost preservative effectiveness making it a standard choice for cosmetic formulators. However, as consumers are […]

6 Activities to Help Define Your Niche and Plan Your Product Line

Written by: | June 16, 2016 | 2 responses

The term niche refers to a clearly defined, narrow segment of an eco-system. In marketing, we use this scientific term to define a market segment that enables companies to be big fish in a small pond instead of being small fish in a big pond. Your first job, to successfully serve a niche, is to […]

Six Rules for Making Money in Your Business

Written by: | April 18, 2016 | 5 responses

One of the most important lessons I learned is that business is a math problem. Yes, you need customer service, wonderful products, great employees and all the other things that come along with having and running your own business, but in the end, to make money in your business, you need to understand that business […]

Selling at Summer Markets and Festivals

Written by: | April 12, 2016 | 4 responses

Boost your Sales at Summer Markets and Festivals When you own your own craft or Indie Beauty business,summer can be a hectic and busy season. By selling at summer markets and festivals you can boost your sales, add new customers and increase brand awareness. But there’s a lot to consider when getting yourself and your […]