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St. Ives blends up beauty in New York City

27-Jun-2017 - The Unilever brand has set up a pop-up mixing bar in the city this summer. And everyone who drop in can get involved in not only shopping for, but also formulating, mixing, and marketing the brand’s signature skin care products.  

A primer on luxury branding

27-Jun-2017 - Last week, the global law firm Dorsey & Whitney held an event at its New York City offices about Investing in Brand Value. Expert panelists weighed in on the importance of living your brand, the potential of dormant brands, and the benefit of learning about IP and trademark issues early on.

Listen to Cosmetics Design on Beauty is Your Business

27-Jun-2017 - Senior Correspondent Deanna Utroske is the guest on the latest edition of Beauty is Your Business, in which she chats with the podcast’s hosts about the indie beauty revolution, the latest ingredient trends, and much more. Take a break from the daily headlines and listen in on this lively exploration all things cosmetics and personal care.  

Personal care and cosmetics leaders take on unconscious bias against race and gender

26-Jun-2017 - It’s increasingly clear these days that the professional is the political. And a recent initiative known as the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion brings this fact into high relief. It also seeks to open a safe and productive dialog in the workplace.

Indie Beauty Profile

Lea Anne Christine Fulton, L.A. Christine

26-Jun-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lea Anne Christine Fulton, founder of L.A. Christine, talks about her brand’s version of multi-channel retail, which spans pop-ups and direct TV, and she describes how her Finish heritage infuses everything about the brand, from the ingredients used in each natural skin care product formula to her own work ethic.

Doing/Living: The next generation of beauty retail has arrived

22-Jun-2017 - The innovative “humanity first” retail concept opened its doors on West 57th in New York City last Friday. And, Juliet Silva Yee, the venture’s chief creative officer, tells Cosmetics Design that this is only the beginning of conscious commerce.

Avon Products says this is the last leadership change, for now

22-Jun-2017 - This week the direct sales beauty company announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer. And in making the announcement, Avon Products assured investors, the industry, and the public that the company is now moving full speed ahead toward “sustainable profitable growth.”

A new ingredient from Ashland adds fragrance and acts as a preservative for wipes and other personal care products

22-Jun-2017 - Since the ingredient was launched earlier this year the company has featured it at cosmetics industry tradeshows and events including in-cosmetics global in London and just this month at the World of Wipes International Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ingredient maker Evonik targets the active beauty market

21-Jun-2017 - The specialty chemical company showed an expanded collection of market-ready prototypes, known as the Active Lifestyle Concept, at the NYSCC Suppliers Day event earlier this year in New York City. And with this offering, Evonik is looking to be a go-to partner for active beauty brands.

Hourglass will become Unilever’s first color cosmetics brand

21-Jun-2017 - The personal care company announced on Tuesday that a deal has been struck to acquire the makeup brand Hourglass. It’s the latest in a string of Unilever acquisitions to bring prestige personal care and beauty brands onboard.  

What does it take to launch a probiotic skin care range?

21-Jun-2017 - We caught up with BeBe & Bella probiotics skin care founder Allison Krebs-Bensch to find out more about what it takes to launch a brand in this rapidly evolving space.

The Estée Lauder Companies has made an investment in DECIEM Abnormal Beauty

20-Jun-2017 - The Canadian company is home to 16 skin care, cosmetics, personal care, grooming, and supplement brands. And Estée Lauder is looking to tap in to DECIEM's creativity and indie beauty edge in what looks like the legacy beauty maker's latest attempt to win with millennials and gen Z.

L’Oréal backs Time Inc.’s new social video brand, The Pretty

20-Jun-2017 - The new content initiative is sponsored exclusively by L’Oréal consumer brands and will leverage the knowhow of several Time Inc. beauty editorial teams. Among The Pretty’s debut series is one that’s all about DIY, showing consumers how to make their own personal care and cosmetic products.

Yes To gets $56 million from Viking Global Investors

20-Jun-2017 - The minority investment is a matter of course as the natural personal care company grows and its capitalization changes. As a natural beauty pacesetter, under the direction of CEO Ingrid Jackel, Yes To remains dedicated to innovation.

Probiotics skincare – a small niche with massive potential

20-Jun-2017 - The probiotics trend is one of the fastest growing in the skin care category right now, mainly because it simultaneously hits on key consumer demands that include wellness and natural.

Canada finalizes microbead ban

19-Jun-2017 - The government published its Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations this month and the formal ban will go into effect in phases, beginning in January of 2018.

Alex Keith steps up to lead P&G’s streamlined beauty business

19-Jun-2017 - Following last year’s divesture of dozens of brands, P&G still does a multibillion dollar business in beauty. And as of next month, Keith, who’s been with the company since 1989 will be in charge of what’s left of the P&G skin care and personal care brands portfolio.

Perfume manufacturer Agilex Fragrance acquired by Firmenich

15-Jun-2017 - Once a part of Firmenich, the New Jersey – based perfume and fragrance maker will continue to focus on serving mid-sized companies and on decreasing speed-to-market.

Tune in to our probiotics skin care webinar – June 21st

15-Jun-2017 - As part of our seventh annual edition of the Skincare Ingredients online conference, we are bringing you a carefully curated discussion panel to shine the spotlight on the fast evolving probiotic trend.

Is Sheri McCoy on the verge of retiring from Avon?

15-Jun-2017 - Several reputable business news outlets are speculating as much based on an item that ran in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. The direct-sales beauty company certainly has had its share of leadership changes lately, including the appointment of a new global president just this week.

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