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Indie Beauty Profile Jasmine Lawrence, EDEN BodyWorks

Indie Beauty Profile

Jasmine Lawrence, EDEN BodyWorks

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Jasmine Lawrence, Founder of EDEN BodyWorks, shares insights and highlights about the hair care brand she launched 15 years ago this month. She’s grown the brand in that time to some nine product lines (including body care...

The future of hair care is texture. Is your business ready? a Cosmetics Design interview with Romina Brown, President of Strategic Solutions Intern...

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The future of hair care is texture. Is your business ready?

By Deanna Utroske

Consumer demographics are shifting here in the US and globally. And before long, formulators, manufacturers, brands, and retailers will focus more on the characteristics and curl pattern of hair than on any given consumer’s ethnicity. Cosmetics Design...

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BeautyX Capital Summit opens Monday in New York City

By Deanna Utroske

The once-a-year knowledge sharing summit is all about capital raising, funding strategies, and the financial realities of launching and running an independent beauty brand. And the 2019 edition of BeautyX Capital promises to be a must-attend event for...

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Beauty Tech Launch: the Atolla Skin Health System hits the market

By Deanna Utroske

This week the Brooklyn-based beauty tech venture headed up by Meghan Maupin and Sid Salvi officially launched. The new personalized skin care system makes use of an at-home testing kit, mail-order custom serums, and machine learning to document and adapt...

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Skin Sanity’s prebiotic blend of plant extracts earns US patent

By Deanna Utroske

The brand’s acne treatment technology, developed and manufactured by Cosmetic Research Lab, was recently granted a US patent. And Skin Sanity is positioning its skin care product line (formulated with the unique technology) as a clean beauty alternative...

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Tazarotene acne treatment lotion is one step closer to market

By Deanna Utroske

Last week, Bausch Health Companies announced that a New Drug Application for tazarotene acne treatment lotion filed by the company’s skin health business, Ortho Dermatologics, was accepted by the US FDA. If approved, the lotion would be the first of its...

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HERgonomics: 3 women reinventing the gestures of beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Skin care tools, makeup applicators, and cleansing devices are fairly commonplace in consumer beauty routines. And when something is common and familiar it can be difficult to imagine things differently. But that’s exactly what beauty entrepreneurs Angela...

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Cake Beauty launches in the UK

By Deanna Utroske

This month’s Q2 financial report from MAV Beauty Brands holds out Cake as an exemplar of the global growth potential the company sees for its core hair care business and related cosmetics / personal care brands. With its recent launch in the UK, Cake...

Biotech firm Conagen adds over 20 non-gmo lactones to its portfolio of fragrance ingredients

Conagen adds over 20 non-gmo lactones to its portfolio

By Deanna Utroske

On Monday, the Boston, Massachusetts – based biotech company announced the commercialization of over 20 new lactones. The technology behind Conagen’s new aromatic compound allows for a wide range of creamy stone-fruit notes that are expected to add value...

5th annual IBE NY event attracts indie beauty brands from around the world

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5th annual IBE NY event attracts indie beauty brands from around the world

By Deanna Utroske

This year’s New York City edition of the Indie Beauty Expo will take place August 21 and 22 at Pier 94 on Manhattan’s West Side. And, brands from nearly every continent will be exhibiting at show – more than 225 of them, all hoping to capture the attention...

Indie Beauty Profile Michele Gilfoil, Planet Botanicals

Indie Beauty Profile

Michele Gilfoil, Planet Botanicals

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile Michele Gilfoil, founder of Planet Botanicals, describes building an accessible personal care brand with sustainably sourced natural ingredients. And, while sharing her story and advice of entrepreneurship, she notes that building...

Healthy Living and the future of beauty

Healthy Living and the future of beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Healthy Living is one of several megatrends changing consumer goods industries around the world today. In conversation with Cosmetics Design, Kayla Villena, senior beauty analyst at Euromonitor International, explains how this megatrend emerged, how it’s...

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