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Beauty Pitch Angels event returns to CosmoProf NA for 2018

Beauty Pitch Angels event returns to CosmoProf NA for 2018

By Deanna Utroske

Registration is open through the end of June for both entrepreneurs and investors interested in participating in the event next month. The Beauty Pitch Angels program is essentially an interactive venue for emerging cosmetics and personal care brands...

MAC celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month by supporting charity and sponsoring events

MAC celebrates Pride Month by supporting charity and sponsoring events

By Deanna Utroske

The Estée Lauder color cosmetics brand is well known for engaging the LGBTQ community and having a passion for diversity. In honor of Pride Month (the annual celebration of queer life and history), the brand is giving donation voucher to employees and...

Unilever reprises St. Ives skin care pop-up in New York City

Unilever reprises St. Ives skin care pop-up in New York City

By Deanna Utroske

On Friday the skin care brand opened a pop-up shop on 5th Avenue in Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood. It’s the second summer that Unilever is leveraging this limited-time, experiential, personalized retail strategy to engage beauty consumers.

Indie Beauty Profile Risa Barash Fairy Tales Hair Care

Indie Beauty Profile

Risa Barash, Fairy Tales Hair Care

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Risa Barash, founder of Fairy Tales Hair Care, outlines how a single-product grew into a leading problem / solution brand in the children’s hair care space, competing with the likes of Suave Kids at major retail stores.

Markwins Beauty Brands acquires Lorac Cosmetics

Markwins Beauty Brands acquires Lorac Cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

The privately-owned beauty company is known for its portfolio of non-competing color cosmetics brands, like Physicians Formula and wet n wild. With this latest deal, Markwins adds an MUA brand to the mix and there are plans to expand Markwins with acquisitions...

Specialty chemical distributor HORN acquired by IMCD

Specialty chemical distributor HORN acquired by IMCD

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty and personal care ingredient distributor has a good track record here in the States and has strategically partnered with regional ingredient makers over the years. Now, Netherlands-based IMCD has seized the opportunity to grow in the US market...

Trend Spotting: What’s happening with blue skin care?

Trend Spotting

Trend Spotting: What’s happening with blue skin care?

By Deanna Utroske

Beauty brands, personal care ingredient makers, contract manufacturers, and Instagram influencers all seem to be conspiring to make blue skin care products a 2018 trend to be remembered. Here, Cosmetics Design takes a look at the spectrum of blue ingredients...

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