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Social media moguls: how independent beauty brands have the edge on the internet

31-May-2017 - Compared to more traditional, larger beauty players - with some notable exceptions, including L’Oréal - indie beauty brands have generally been leading at the forefront of the industry when it...

Special Newsletter - Indie Brands

The top ten most innovative indie beauty products

31-May-2017 - The indie beauty category has been leading the way when it comes to ground breaking and innovative products, so we at Cosmetics Design thought it a good idea to pick...

Indie Beauty: Where ideas, inspiration, innovation, and investments happen in the cosmetics and personal care industry today (part 2 of 2)

31-May-2017 - The independent beauty movement is unstoppable. It’s no longer niche and it’s no longer negligible. Here Cosmetics Design examines all things indie—what’s trending, how conventional beauty is responding, and more....

Indie Beauty: Where ideas, inspiration, innovation, and investments happen in the cosmetics and personal care industry today (part 1 of 2)

31-May-2017 - The rise of independent brands has been called everything from a competition to a revolution and by several monikers much better or worse (depending on the perspective). Here, Cosmetics Design...

Cosmoprof North America bags Presidential Award

31-May-2017 - This time the Cosmoprof North America team has won the President’s E-Award for Export Service thanks to its contribution in helping to grow US exports.

Indie Beauty Expo leverages PR to grow the show and exhibiting cosmetics and personal care brands

31-May-2017 - The event first appeared on the scene in New York City in 2015 and has been growing in size, scope, and significance ever since. Just off their first Texas show,...

Fragrance ingredients made via fermentation have arrived on a commercial scale

31-May-2017 - Robertet and Ginkgo Bioworks collaborated on a production strategy, using designer yeast, that can now create fragrance notes at a scale sufficient to meet the needs of the cosmetics, perfume,...

Makeup brush manufacturer Anisa International celebrates 25 years in the cosmetics business

31-May-2017 - Anisa Telwar-Kaicker, the woman who launched and leads the global company, started her business as a distribution and marketing venture. Since then, Anisa International has grown in size and scope...

Green Biologics to diversify and expand biotech cosmetic ingredients portfolio

30-May-2017 - Bio-based speciality chemical company Green Biologics  is aiming to expand its offerings to the cosmetics and personal care market as it increases the size of its product portfolio.

DevaCurl acquired

30-May-2017 - The prestige and professional hair care company has been in business for over 20 years. And as products for curly and textured hair are gradually more welcome in the mainstream...

Fragrance innovator Ardra Bio among start-ups at Johnson & Johnson incubator

30-May-2017 - The JLABS @ Toronto is now home to 40 start-up companies, more than double the number involved when the incubator opened one year ago. Start-ups supported by the company span...

Household products company SC Johnson moves the needle on ingredient transparency

30-May-2017 - As part of its new skin allergen transparency initiative, SC Johnson now features an online ingredient index. And there are plans to provide consumers access to more comprehensive ingredient information...

SCC announces speakers and offers registration discount for 2017 Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase

25-May-2017 - This December in New York City, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists is set to host the 71st edition of the event, where scientists working in beauty and personal care as...

Cetaphil marks 70-year brand anniversary

25-May-2017 - The Nestlé Skin Health product line got its start in 1947, has expanded over the years to include cleansers, moisturizers, and sun care. And, now the global brand has plans...

Laura Mercier Cosmetics launches in Canada

25-May-2017 - Having been acquired by Shiseido Americas Corporation last year, the prestige brand’s portfolio of color cosmetics, skin care, bath and body care, and fragrance is now available in Canadia. Several...

New delivery technology enables Linnea to launch unique botanical ingredients portfolio

25-May-2017 - Switzerland-based pharma solutions provider Linnea is targeting cosmetics and personal care thanks to new delivery technology that brings its botanical extracts to the skin care category for the first time.

Spotlight on Biomimetic Materials

25-May-2017 - Biomimetics now plays a key part in cosmetic formulation, but what is true biomimetic activity and what to look for when determining biomimetic efficacy? And since it is about mimicking...

CEW event highlights the role of brick-and-mortar retail in an omnichannel world

24-May-2017 - At yesterday evening’s Beauty Insider Series event, Reinventing Retail Stores, executives from Ulta Beauty, Walgreens, and Cos Bar spoke on a panel moderated by Jenny B. Fine, editor of WWD...

Retail buyers and local cosmetics and personal care brands flocked to IBE Dallas

24-May-2017 - This month the Indie Beauty Expo added a third city to its annual series of events around the US. In Dallas, Texas, exhibitor numbers weren’t as high as they have...

The Estée Lauder Companies announce new leadership for skin care, hair, and color cosmetics brands

24-May-2017 - This week the beauty company announced new executives and a leadership transition plan that will affect four prestige and luxury brands. The changes taking place are meant to ensure accelerated...

Art of Packaging Award Gala raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for design scholarships

23-May-2017 - The annual celebration was held earlier this month in New York City. Besides the usual fragrance industry luminaries and honorees, the event attracted celebrity guests including Arlene Dahl, Lorenzo Lamas,...

L'Oréal hair care earns Cradle to Cradle certifications

23-May-2017 - Biolage R.A.W. Nourish shampoo and conditioner from L'Oréal USA have attained high marks from the third-party certifying body for environmental and social responsibility.

Ashland acquires Pharmachem, making new inroads in the fragrance industry

23-May-2017 - Earlier this month the specialty chemical company announced the completion of an all-cash deal that adds flavour, fragrance, and nutraceutical ingredients to the Ashland portfolio.

Unilever eyes Latin American markets with major new acquisition

23-May-2017 - Unilever has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the personal care and home care brands of Quala, a Latin American consumer goods company.

Indie Beauty Profile

Sebastien Tardif, Veil Cosmetics

22-May-2017 - In his Indie Beauty Profile, Sebastien Tardif, CEO of Veil Cosmetics, describes how he translated his experience as a professional makeup artist into a product line suitable for pros and...

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