All news articles for February 2017

Sephora test launches Biossance skin care from Amyris

Sephora launches Biossance skin care from Amyris

By Deanna Utroske

The biotech firm has been forging strategic partnerships across sectors and making headway in the cosmetics and personal care industry for some time. Now, Amyris has its new Biossance branded skin care line at select Sephora doors.

Natural Products Expo West opens next week, greenwashing presentation

Natural Products Expo West opens next week

By Deanna Utroske

The annual cross-industry event focused on all things natural, organic, and non-GMO gets underway in Anaheim, California, on Wednesday March 8th. Among the personal care brands set to make news at Expo West is California Baby, an indie skin care brand...

Laura Geller: A beauty brand turnaround case study with Air Paris

Laura Geller: A beauty brand turnaround case study

By Deanna Utroske

Before being acquired by prestige beauty company Glanasol (a project of former Revlon CEO Alan T. Ennis and equity firm Warburg Pincus), Laura Geller Beauty teamed up with Air Paris. Cosmetics Design checked in with that company’s CEO Dimitri Katsachnias...

Indie Beauty Profile Brian Duangpichakul Kinx

Indie Beauty Profile

Brian Duangpichakul, Kinx

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In his Indie Beauty Profile, Brian Duangpichakul founder of Kinx explains how an industrial products pro gets into the beauty business and gives a glimpse of how his brand envisions cosmetics and fitness overlapping in the marketplace.

Cosmetic Chemists! SCC issues call for papers

Cosmetic Chemists! SCC issues call for papers

By Deanna Utroske

In advance of the Society for Cosmetic Chemists’ 71st annual scientific meeting, a call for submissions has gone out. The society is accepting proposals from scientists working across the industry, on the supply side of the beauty business as well as...

Where politics, the Trump White House, and the beauty business meet


Where politics and beauty meet

By Deanna Utroske

New leadership took over the United States not two months ago, and already executive orders, emerging policy platforms, and the pandemonium of an experiment in business-tycoon-as-government-official have warranted a new level of coverage in a cosmetics...

expert opinion column Two Views on beauty product development

Two Views: Beauty product development

By Deanna Utroske

There are many ways to build a better beauty product. In this installment of Two Views, Alyssa Lindsey Ceto, who works with contract manufacturer Colorado Quality Products, and Tamar Lara Kamen of the privately owned skin care brand Peter Thomas Roth...

PCHi China 2017

PCHi welcomes new dermo and natural cosmetics platforms

By Natasha Spencer

Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) has opened its doors to celebrate its 10th birthday. To mark a decade of the PCHi 2017 conference and exhibition, there will be a host of new beauty segments to explore.