Innovation

At the heart of our visionary culture is our state-of-the-art Innovation Lab, where brands and top industry experts converge to share cutting-edge technologies and breakthrough products. The KDC/ONE Innovation Lab is a thinktank and idea incubator servicing the network sites and our partners.

KDC/ONE Innovation Lab

The new KDC/ONE Innovation Lab drives development through superior and scalable innovation and generates new products and formulations utilizing advanced technology, the latest ingredients, and consumer trends. Located just 30 minutes outside of New York City, partners are invited to work directly with our chemists in their 2,700 sq. ft. working Lab and test and trial products in the Glam Bar or take advantage of our vast formula library. From product trend and ideation workshops to brainstorming sessions to one-on-one working meetings, our Innovation Lab offers clients an inspiring environment for creative and strategic collaborations.

Inspiration & Ideation

To inspire and cultivate innovation, we are continually participating in an open collaboration and idea exchange with our global trend team, partners, and chemists as well as biotech companies, research universities, and global ingredient suppliers. Inspired by art, fashion, design, culture, and history, our diverse beauty experience allows us to anticipate the far-reaching needs of our partners.

Incubation

Our innovation process goes through a series of steps as we incubate new ideas. First and foremost, we continually anticipate and create beauty trends through consumer insights and market intelligence. We then ideate using new raw materials, processes, applications, formulations, and products. Next comes product development—from beginning concepts to finished, ready-to-market products. That is followed by commercialization through engineering, stability testing, and validation. The culmination of all of this hard work is the presentation and exchange of ideas with our clients, resulting in the newest and best innovations that are consistently at the forefront and delivered in a timely manner.

The KDC/ONE Innovation Lab was designed specifically to inspire and facilitate this process. From our flexible, brainstorming spaces to our state-of-the-art working Lab to the hands-on Glam Bar, partners can ideate and test with Innovation Lab experts to continually keep their businesses and products on the cutting edge. The Lab offers an inspiring, participatory experience with continuous one-on-one collaborations for advancing real-time product variations, revisions, and refinements.

Production

Innovations developed at the Lab will be commercialized on a timely basis and delivered to partners through our one-stop-shop solution. Whether it’s modifying an existing manufacturing process or creating a new piece of machinery, our process engineers will use their expertise and experience to come up with the most efficient, cost-effective, and innovative ways to get products to market.

Innovation Gallery

At KDC/ONE, we are always striving to meet and exceed your expectations. See some of our cutting-edge innovations below and check back frequently to see our latest breakthroughs.

COME COLLABORATE WITH US

As KDC/One’s Chief Innovation Officer, I am honored to have been entrusted to open our new KDC/ONE Innovation Lab, just 30 minutes from New York City. We have created a space that goes beyond traditional ideation and is a truly collaborative, open environment with one goal in mind: innovation. Partners will be invited to brainstorm with our trend experts, best-in-class research and innovation team, customer insight specialists, and chemists to look beyond formulations and use new ingredients, new processes, and inspiration from the world of art, design, fashion, and popular culture to create genuinely differentiated product forms. There will be hands-on trials and testing in our Glam Bar, focus groups in our Creative Space, and we will be inviting influencers, creating social media moments, and so much more.

We invite you to step out of your office, open your mind, and come create with us at the KDC/ONE Innovation Lab.

Sincerely,

Bonnie Landes Beer
Chief Innovation Officer

Sincerely,

Bonnie Landes Beer
Chief Innovation Officer