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Naturals & Organics

In-depth analysis of the latest products, ingredients innovations and certification programmes that are helping to shape this evolving category. Articles will also consider the all-important related issues of sustainability, accountability and ethical sourcing, which are being driven by an increasingly discerning consumer.

Whole Foods continues Beauty Week promotion

22-Mar-2017 - Starting this week the natural grocery retailer is running its third annual Beauty Week event, reinforcing the overlap among the food, wellness, and beauty categories, and cashing in on natural...

Truth or dare? Natural color cosmetics that work

22-Mar-2017 - Whether from natural-first indie brands like Evelyn Iona or top beauty industry companies like L’Oréal, color cosmetics formulated partially or entirely with natural ingredients are gaining popularity. And effective all-natural...

Indie Beauty Profile

Anna Ayers, Rahua by Amazon Beauty

20-Mar-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Anna Ayers, CEO of Rahua by Amazon Beauty, shares how she’s built a natural personal care brand around sustainable rainforest-grown ingredients and acknowledges the valuable...

Three beauty players win Nexty Awards at Expo West

15-Mar-2017 - The annual natural, organic, and non-GMO cross-industry show wrapped up last week in California. But before Expo West came to a close, one skin care ingredient maker and two beauty...

Highlights of the in-cosmetics Global educational programme

14-Mar-2017 - The in-cosmetics Global event will open its doors at the Ex on April 4th, revealing the most comprehensive educational and conference programme to date.

Erbaviva: A beauty brand turnaround case study

13-Mar-2017 - Last August, the organic personal care company Erbaviva celebrated its 20th anniversary and launched new collections in the facial skin care and men’s grooming categories. Before the fanfare came the...

Indie Beauty Profile

Stephanie Additon, JAVA Skin Care

13-Mar-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Stephanie Additon, founder of JAVA Skin Care explains how one entrepreneurial venture led her to another and underscores just how valuable a trustworthy team can...

Beauty Industry Award Regional Winners

And the winners of the Regional Beauty Industry Awards are…

09-Mar-2017 - The Cosmetics Design team has been left stunned by response to our inaugural Beauty Industry Awards, and the results of the regional competitions are now in.

Exclusive interview

Is plum poised to be the next big beauty oil?

08-Mar-2017 - Beauty oil is one of the biggest skin care trends right now, as consumers opt for simpler and more natural regimes. But with a wide variety of choice, has plum...

Biodiesel company makes the leap into cosmetics, part II

07-Mar-2017 - Pacific Biodiesel made a big jump from biodiesel to diversify into beauty oils, and in the second part of this article we find out why macadamia nuts were the best...

Indie Beauty Profile

Claire Mitchell, ECO. Modern essentials

06-Mar-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Claire Mitchell, director of ECO. Modern essential talks about how her international business experience helped her grow the brand’s global reach and how wellness, natural beauty,...

Biodiesel company makes the leap into cosmetics, Part I

02-Mar-2017 - It is not every day that a biodiesel company branches out into the cosmetic ingredients market, but that is exactly what Hawaii-based Pacific Biodiesel has done.

Sephora launches Biossance skin care from Amyris

28-Feb-2017 - The biotech firm has been forging strategic partnerships across sectors and making headway in the cosmetics and personal care industry for some time. Now, Amyris has its new Biossance branded...

Natural Products Expo West opens next week

28-Feb-2017 - The annual cross-industry event focused on all things natural, organic, and non-GMO gets underway in Anaheim, California, on Wednesday March 8th. Among the personal care brands set to make news...

Opinion

Two Views: Beauty product development

23-Feb-2017 - There are many ways to build a better beauty product. In this installment of Two Views, Alyssa Lindsey Ceto, who works with contract manufacturer Colorado Quality Products, and Tamar Lara...

Natural personal care maker Yes To gets $8 million cash infusion

16-Feb-2017 - The California-based company is on track for rapid expansion and will be using the funding to scale the brand quickly and further establish Yes To as a leading clean beauty...

Indie Beauty Profile

Cynthia Besteman, Violets Are Blue

13-Feb-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, skin care brand founder Cynthia Besteman tells Cosmetics Design about the distribution deal that had her walking on air, reveals just how practical she really...

Guest article

What customization means to the personal care industry

13-Feb-2017 - Customization is set to be one of the biggest trends for personal care in 2017 – so just what does it mean to the Personal Care industry and what should...

Mountain Rose Herbs proves to be a pacesetter for sustainability in the personal care industry

08-Feb-2017 - The natural products maker and retailer launched as a mission-driven company in 1987 with the “core belief that people, plants, and planet are more important than profit.” And now Mountain...

Burt’s Bees gets credit for category growth at Clorox

07-Feb-2017 - The consumer products company announced Q2 financial results late last week, and Clorox’s only personal care and color cosmetics brand is responsible for most of the company’s progress in the...

Extension for Beauty Industry Awards submission deadline

07-Feb-2017 - The Cosmetics Design has extended the deadline for the Beauty Industry Awards, giving interested parties another week to make their submissions. Watch this video to find out more and to...

Before and after images can help boost the natural beauty category - Kline expert

06-Feb-2017 - Proving how effective natural cosmetic and personal care products are is one of the biggest barriers for many players, but a new market report from Kline Group underlines how before...

Opinion

Two Views: Effective natural color cosmetics

02-Feb-2017 - It’s time again for Two Views on one compelling beauty topic—in this installment, Cosmetics Design asked two indie makeup brand founders how they’re creating natural color cosmetics that work. ...

Hydromer secures patent for antimicrobial soaps

01-Feb-2017 - The biotech company makes polymers, coatings, ingredients, and the like for an array of industries including cosmetics and personal care. With this new patent, Hydromer plans to launch a personal...

Target announces new plan to phase out select chemical ingredients

26-Jan-2017 - The retailer has a timeline in place to make ingredient lists more transparent and suppliers more accountable to consumer expectations. As a result, certain ingredients will be banned from Target...