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Trend Spotting: in-cosmetics North America 2017

Trend Spotting: in-cosmetics North America 2017

By Deanna Utroske

At last week’s beauty ingredient tradeshow in New York City, industry suppliers, product developers, marketers, researchers, any other personal care pros converged. And Cosmetics Design was there to see how trends such as protection and detox, fermented...

Curbside Beauty: Sephora’s beauty truck tour

Curbside Beauty: Sephora’s beauty truck tour

By Deanna Utroske

Today’s the last day for the rolling experiential pop-up that’s bringing makeup tips, tricks, and samples to college campuses. The road trip is a joint project of the Sephora Collection brand and Clique Media Group’s college fashionista.

CEW event brings digital beauty pros together to learn from the best

CEW event brings digital beauty pros together to learn from the best

By Deanna Utroske

Beauty’s digital, tech, and marketing insiders flocked to CEW’s Connected Consumer Conference last week to hear the experts discuss how brands are using the latest tech tools to engage with consumers today. And Cosmetics Design was there to find out what’s...

Firmenich leads the way biotech fragrance

Fragrance Special Newsletter

Firmenich leads the way on biotech fragrance

By Simon Pitman

Firmenich has been an early pioneer in harbouring biotechnology to advance its portfolio of fragrance ingredients, a move that has also helped to increase efficiencies and cut its environmental impact.

Trending Tech: A quick tour of digital beauty business innovations

Trending Tech: A quick tour of digital beauty business innovations

By Deanna Utroske

At recent cosmetics and personal care industry events across New York City beauty tech makers were exhibiting imaging systems, product development (and full lifecycle) software, as well as in-store digital tools and toys. Here, Cosmetics Design takes...

Sephora Accelerate 2018 is open for applications

Sephora Accelerate 2018 is open for applications

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty retailer is now accepting applications for its program supporting women entrepreneurs in the cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance industries. Though founders need not be beauty brand leaders to apply; Sephora is also actively recruiting...

Is Brazilian red clay South America’s next big beauty export?

Is Brazilian red clay South America’s next big beauty export?

By Deanna Utroske

At this week’s in-cosmetics North America personal care tradeshow, Brazilian Kimberlite Clay, a São Paulo – based company, is showcasing its red clay ingredient as well as finished skin and body care products and color cosmetic prototypes. The clay is...

Lion Equity Partners acquires Vivabox USA

Lion Equity Partners acquires Vivabox USA

By Deanna Utroske

The Denver, Colorado – based private investment firm announced completion of the deal recently and now has plans to grow the cosmetics and personal care sampler box maker’s business organically and strategically by acquisition.

Indie Beauty Profile Ulli Haslacher Pour Moi Beauty

Indie Beauty Profile

Ulli Haslacher, Pour Moi Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile Ulli Haslacher, president of Pour Moi Beauty, explains that the brand, which may look like an overnight sensation, has years of work behind it. And, she pauses to celebrate the remarkable volume of early press coverage devoted...

Arizona jojoba farm (image courtesy of Vantage)

Vantage expands jojoba exfoliant production facility

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the specialty ingredient maker announced that its jojoba exfoliant plant is newly enlarged—a development that Vantage hopes will further secure the company’s position as an industry-leading supplier of naturally based exfoliants for use in...