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Trend Flashback: Women’s Innovations

Trend Flashback: Women’s Innovations

By Deanna Utroske

One of the predictions in last December’s Cosmetics Design video ‘Top ten cosmetics and personal care trends for 2017’ was that, “Women will stand out in 2017 as the founders, inventors, and business leaders in personal care and cosmetics.” Here, we’ve...

News Review: Color Cosmetics 2017

News Review: Color Cosmetics 2017

By Deanna Utroske

Color cosmetics is a category that’s really doing well. Over this past year Cosmetics Design has reported on brands in every sector and every niche of the business. And there have been some compelling retail innovations for color brands this year too....

The 2018 Beauty Industry Awards go live!

2018 Beauty Industry Awards

The 2018 Beauty Industry Awards go live!

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team is proud to announce the launch of the 2018 Beauty Industry Awards, the second edition of this prestigious competition highlighting achievements in the development of both beauty ingredients and finished products.

News Review: Skin Care 2017

News Review: Skin Care 2017

By Deanna Utroske

Skin care as a category is purportedly at a disadvantage competing against other more dramatic cosmetic and personal care categories in the visual, digital age. And yet, narrowing the year’s skin care news to the 13 articles linked here was a real challenge....

News Review: Indie Beauty 2017

News Review: Indie Beauty 2017

By Deanna Utroske

This year independent cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance brands became so prominent, Cosmetics Design launched a weekly column dedicated to these innovative startups and their founders. The Indie Beauty Profile is on vacation this month. But in the...

KDC expands into home care with acquisition

KDC expands into home care with acquisition

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the Ontario-based personal care and cosmetics contract manufacturer announced the acquisition of the Aromair Fine Fragrance Company, a move that expands the KDC business into a whole new industry.

image courtesy of Hilton Lifestyle

Hilton Lifestyle launches first skin care product

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care company started by Paris Hilton last year has, just this week, announced the launch of a single product, which promises to be the first in a full skin care collection coming to market early in the New Year.

Sundial Brands will be part of Unilever in 2018

Sundial Brands will be part of Unilever in 2018

By Deanna Utroske

This week the consumer goods company announced a deal to acquire the hair care and personal care company founded by Richelieu Dennis in 1992. Known for efforts to reposition what have been called ‘multicultural’ and ‘ethnic’ beauty products in the mainstream...

Diversity, Equality, Reality: A look at the business of beauty in 2017

Diversity, Equality, Reality: A look at the business of beauty in 2017

By Deanna Utroske

Over the past year, individuals, corporations, and organizations have taken steps to make the cosmetics and personal care industry more inclusive and a more accurate reflection of local and global populations. Together, the 9 articles featured on today’s...

Indie Beauty Profile Rachel Katzman Cuvée Beauty

Indie Beauty Profile

Rachel Katzman, Cuvée Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Rachel Katzman, founder of Cuvée Beauty modestly describes what may seem like a typical early-stage startup. And while her hair care and hair styling brand is just one year old, a toast is certainly in order – the entire Cuvée...

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