All news articles for September 2018

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.

in-cosmetics Latin America 2018, in photos

in-cosmetics Latin America 2018, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team was at the in-cosmetics Latin America 2018 event in Sao Paulo, Brazil this week, and in this photo gallery we bring you some of the highlights, including the most important and interesting ingredients and new technology to be...

The rise and rise of vegan claims for cosmetics

Natural & Organic Labelling Special Edition

The rise and rise of vegan claims for cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetic and personal care carrying vegan claims are definitely on trend these days, highlighted by a daily deluge of new product launches carrying animal-friendly labels, worldwide.

Getting to the core of beauty brand strategies

Getting to the core of beauty brand strategies

By Simon Pitman

At the recent Cosmoprof North America, Matthew Quint, who is Director of Columbia Business School's Center on Global Brand Leadership, gave a presentation about core brand strategy. Cosmetics Design spoke to him to find out more.

Are free-from products creating harm or safety?

Are free-from products creating harm or safety?

By Natasha Spencer

Free-from claims are designed to provide reassurance to safety and health-conscious consumers, which, in turn, help build trust and confidence in their purchasing decisions. But are they proving successful? Or is the real harm in the nature of these free-from...

Edible Beauty: pills, tonics, teas, skin care, and cosmetics

Natural & Organic Labelling Special Edition

Edible Beauty: pills, tonics, teas, skin care, and cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

Today’s personal care consumer believes that the body, effectively, eats whatever comes into contact with the skin. And this means that the quality and origin of skin care, hair care, fragrance, and beauty ingredients are all the more significant. Edible...

Sally Beauty gets into at-home hair color business

Sally Beauty gets into at-home hair color business

By Deanna Utroske

The professional beauty supply retailer has added a consumer-friendly hair color box kit to its private label product portfolio and begun selling a similar kit from an existing national brand as well.

So what was BASF doing at Cosmoprof North America?

So what was BASF doing at Cosmoprof North America?

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team caught up with Ido Kadman, Marketing Communications Manager at BASF Care Chemicals, to find out what the company was doing at Cosmoprof North America, one of the industry's biggest events, but also one that is very much...

Beauty brand maker HauteHouse launches Theorie hair care line in Canada

Beauty brand maker HauteHouse launches Theorie hair care line in Canada

By Deanna Utroske

The global hair care and hair styling company announced this month that the brand Theorie is launching a line of hair care in Canada. The Theorie Sage collection is comprised of products formulated with very of-the-moment ingredients like argan, charcoal,...

Momentive Performance Materials to be acquired

Momentive Performance Materials to be acquired

By Deanna Utroske

The New York-based beauty and personal care ingredient maker announced this week that a collective of South Korean entities will acquire Momentive in a deal valued at just over $3 billion.

Why the big cosmetics buzz is all about CBD oil

Cosmoprof North America

Why the big cosmetics buzz is all about CBD oil

By Simon Pitman

The recent Cosmoprof North America event was the platform for a packed presentation about cannabis in cosmetics. Cosmetics Design caught up with one of the panelists to find out what all the excitement is about.

Indie Beauty Profile Lindsay Knaak-Stuart Meant

Indie Beauty Profile

Lindsay Knaak-Stuart, Meant

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lindsay Knaak-Stuart founder of Meant, illustrates how she’s built a stylish yet simple body care brand that has—without an ad budget—captured the attention of discerning consumers and enviable retail buyers alike.

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