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.
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.