All news articles for September 2018

Supplementing Indie Beauty

Editor’s Spotlight

Supplementing Indie Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Color brands commonly branch into skin care and vice versa, fragrance brands have been known to add body care, and hair color brands regularly add care and treatment products to their portfolios. Today, beauty supplements are some of the most buzz worthy...

in-cosmetics LATAM director gives insight into the 2018 event

in-cosmetics LATAM 2018

in-cosmetics LATAM director gives insight into the 2018 event

By Simon Pitman

During last weeks in-cosmetics Latin America event I spoke with show director Daniel Zanetti to find out all about what was new at this year's event, some of the key trends, and how exhibitor and visitor numbers looked.

L’Occitane unveils start-up studio, Obratori

L’Occitane unveils start-up studio, Obratori

By Simon Pitman

The France-based brand owner says that the launch aims to promote an entrepreneurial spirit to promote the start-up of new and innovative cosmetic and personal care brands.

image courtesy of Belk Beauty

Department store chain Belk launches own color cosmetics brand

By Deanna Utroske

Today the company announced its newest private-label brand, Belk Beauty. The product collection, as well as the department store itself, centers on a very Southern identity. Makeup from the new brand was inspired by regional cities such as, Atlanta, Charlotte,...

Palette Naturals: year one as a startup fragrance supplier

Palette Naturals: year one as a startup fragrance supplier

By Deanna Utroske

Last year, Miriam Vareldzis launched a new venture—a beauty industry supply business dedicated to natural fragrance and ingredient transparency. Today, Palette Naturals has clients in 8 countries and the company’s fragrance accords are used in skin care,...

Givaudan introduces fragrance on the move concept

Givaudan introduces fragrance on the move concept

By Simon Pitman

Givaudan has launched its fragrance on the move concept at last week’s in-cosmetics LATAM, highlighting another way the fragrance category is continuing to reinvent itself.

Shey by Menaye: importing indie luxury body care

Shey by Menaye: importing indie luxury body care

By Deanna Utroske

Monday evening at the Perfumarie in New York City, brand founder Menaye Donkor and her small team hosted an event for press, industry insiders, and in-the-know consumers, introducing those gathered to the Italian luxury body care brand Shey and previewing...

The big business of natural beauty ingredients

Editor's Spotlight

The big business of natural beauty ingredients

By Deanna Utroske

Acquisitions and launches in the natural cosmetics and personal care ingredients space have been coming along pretty steadily for the past year or so now—evidence that the natural beauty is no longer restricted to the fringes of the industry. Here, Cosmetics...

image courtesy of Amcor

Packaging maker Amcor invests millions in facility expansion and updates

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week the company hosted a ground-breaking ceremony in Madison, Wisconsin, where Amcor will be improving and building on to its current production plant in the area. The company’s decision to invest in growth will augment not only Amcor’s packaging...

Indie Beauty Profile Kristen Tostado Social Paint

Indie Beauty Profile

Kristen Tostado, Social Paint

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Kristen Tostado, founder of a new color cosmetics brand called Social Paint, explains why she and her brand are passionately gluten free. And, she gives a bit of insight into why she believes indie beauty and mass production...

A niche for every fragrance and every fragrance in its niche

Editor’s Spotlight

A niche for every fragrance and every fragrance in its niche

By Deanna Utroske

There are at least as many possible scents as there are ideas and memories, which may be why a profusion of indie fragrance and aromatherapy brands are blending up scents and bringing novel and nuanced products to market. Here, Cosmetics Design looks...

Avon cuts back US operations

Avon cuts back US operations

By Deanna Utroske

The direct-sales beauty, personal care, and wellness company announced plans this week to streamline operations in New York State. Avon is closing offices and reducing staff, all in an effort to “fuel growth,” according to company executives.

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