All news articles for November 2018

3 inspiring indie beauty packaging ideas

Editor's Spotlight

3 inspiring indie beauty packaging ideas

By Deanna Utroske

Everyone knows now that it’s wise to watch indie brands and to pay careful enough attention to identify scalable ideas and innovations coming out of the indie space--ideas that have resonance with consumers and potential in the global market. Here Cosmetics...

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Is machine learning the key to truly personalized skin care?

By Deanna Utroske

Beauty tech entrepreneurs Meghan Maupin and Sid Salvi think so. They’ve just launched their Atolla Skincare System on the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter and are optimistic that data-based customized serum formulations are the answer that today’s digitally...

Beauty ingredient maker Croda opens marine biotech center in Canada

Croda opens marine biotech center in Canada

By Deanna Utroske

The specialty chemical maker is looking to the marine environment and biotechnology as a sustainable alternative to conventional personal care ingredient manufacturing. And having acquired Prince Edward Island – based Nautilus Biosciences at the start...

Trend Spotting: formulating beauty products with the mushrooms of the world

Editor’s Spotlight

Trend Spotting: mushrooms of the world

By Deanna Utroske

The use of mushrooms in beauty product formulations has been an emerging for years. But now it seems that the prolific fungi are gaining real popularity with skin care consumers. Certainly, the natural cosmetics and personal care movement can take some...

Coty announces new CEO and shifts corporate focus to financials

Coty announces new CEO and shifts corporate focus to financials

By Deanna Utroske

Camillo Pane took on the CEO role in July of 2016 just about one year after he joined Coty’s category development team. Now Pane is out and Pierre Laubies, an executive who’s apparently adept at reducing the debt burden of CPG companies, is in as CEO...

Indie Beauty Profile Andrew Grella Formen Inc.

Indie Beauty Profile

Andrew Grella, Formen Inc.

By Deanna Utroske

In his Indie Beauty Profile, Andrew Grella, founder of Formen Inc., reveals how lessons learned in elementary school and university made him an entrepreneur. And, he notes that the market for men’s makeup and complexion products isn’t limited to millennials...

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Editor’s Spotlight

The conscious beauty supply chain

By Deanna Utroske

Conscious personal care consumers, mission-driven fragrance brands, and feel-good cosmetics marketing campaigns are hard to miss now days. So smart suppliers and distributors are not only helping beauty makers tell more nuanced ingredient stories, they...

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