All news articles for July 2017

Skin care ingredient maker Croda invests in Cutitronics

Skin care ingredient maker Croda invests in Cutitronics

By Deanna Utroske

The deal with tech company Cutitronics is about more than just skin care devices and personalized product recommendations. It’s an expertise exchange and an opportunity for Croda to be a major player in ‘big data for skin care’ market.

Indie Beauty Profile Rachel Roff Urban Skin Rx

Indie Beauty Profile

Rachel Roff, Urban Skin Rx

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Rachel Roff, founder of Urban Skin Rx, has delightfully practical advice for her fellow beauty entrepreneurs. And, she shares sales figures, distribution data, and brand strategy notes that give real insight into how she’s...

World Collagen Conference heads for London

World Collagen Conference heads for London

By Lucy Whitehouse

The World Collagen Conference is gearing up for its 2017 edition, with organisers calling it the one and only global collagen event this year.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 is National Lipstick Day!

Saturday is National Lipstick Day!

By Deanna Utroske

A beauty marketer's dream, the day is on track to be full of lip product launches, brand celebrations, and social media posts appended with the hastag #nationalipstickday.

Trend Spotting: Ayurvedic beauty

Trend Spotting: Ayurvedic beauty

By Deanna Utroske

The wellness and natural trends are getting more nuanced. As a result, both brands and consumers can be more selective about such products. And, it’s in this market climate that there is space for systems of practice like Ayurveda to gain traction in...

Inolex opens new sales office in France

Inolex opens new sales office in France

By Lucy Whitehouse

In a push to increase its presence in Paris, global cosmetic ingredient company Inolex has opened a new sales office in Paris, France.

IBE indie beauty expo opens in NYC August 2017 be inspired

IBE opens in NYC next month – prepare to be inspired by beauty

By Deanna Utroske

The leading independent cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance event returns to New York City this August for its third annual show. IBE 2017 promises to be even bigger and better than years past, a measure of just how much the indie beauty category...

Is DNA the sunscreen of the future? Binghamton University research

Is DNA the sunscreen of the future?

By Deanna Utroske

Researchers at Binghamton University, a State University of New York, and The University of Rhode Island published an article today that suggests topically applied product formulated with DNA could be more effective and long lasting than current sun care...

(speakers and audience photos courtesy of CEW)

CEW hosts sold-out Interpreting Trends Workshop

By Deanna Utroske

The cosmetics, fragrance, and personal care industry professional organization’s career development event late last week in New York City featured insights from Maxwell Luthy of Trend Watching and Larissa Jensen of the NPD Group. And Jennifer Barckley,...

At Discover Beauty, emerging brands seek the spotlight – part 2

At Discover Beauty, emerging brands seek the spotlight – part 2

By Deanna Utroske

The Discover Beauty section at this month’s Cosmoprof North America event in Las Vegas, Nevada, featured some very trendsetting and innovative cosmetics and personal care brands. Part 2 of Cosmetics Design’s Discover Beauty coverage looks at what happing...

At Discover Beauty, emerging brands seek the spotlight – part 1

At Discover Beauty, emerging brands seek the spotlight – part 1

By Deanna Utroske

Again this year Cosmoprof North America featured a Discover Beauty section where brands eager for distributor partnerships, press attention, investor dollars, or retail deals set up booths and tables to showcase their latest and greatest cosmetics and...