All news articles for January 2019

photo courtesy of NEST Fragrances

Maria Dempsey joins NEST Fragrances as CEO

By Deanna Utroske

The luxury fragrance company Laura Slatkin founded 10 years ago is poised for international growth, new digital initiatives, and expansion into even more product categories. And Dempsey, who brings substantial industry experience to the role vacated by...

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Will waterless hair wash from OWA upend the category?

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty startup led by Kailey Bradt is preparing to launch its first product—a powder shampoo—in the weeks ahead. What this means for the hair care category is yet to be seen. But Moondust Hair Wash is already distinctive. Cosmetics Design checked...

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Vantage Specialty Chemicals acquires German surfactant maker

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care ingredient maker announced the deal late last week. By adding LEUNA-Tenside GmbH to the Vantage business, the company hopes to expand its specialty personal care offerings and grow its reach in Europe.

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BeautyX Summit returns to Los Angeles, California, this month

By Deanna Utroske

The two-day educational event for entrepreneurs and indie beauty brand leaders will take place January 21 and 22 in LA. Attendees will hear from editors, influencers, and other experts on every facet of social and conventional media. Cosmetics Design...

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Editor’s Spotlight

Made in Canada: Indie beauty brands north of the border

By Deanna Utroske

Conventional wisdom holds that the, now global, indie beauty movement has its origins in the US. But our neighbors to the north have been making substantial contributions all along. Here, Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the innovative independent...

TōN Cosmetics President Vicki Barillaro (right) and co-founder Maria Barillaro

Indie Beauty Profile

Vicki Barillaro, TōN Cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Vicki Barillaro, president of TōN Cosmetics, describes how her direct-to-consumer makeup brand is helping shoppers find the perfect shade of red, nude, or pink lipstick with a quick online test. And, she outlines a series...

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Top LATAM articles of 2018

By Simon Pitman

It has now been a full year since Cosmetics Design USA started its dedicated coverage of the Latin American market, bringing you the business news, trends and technology developments from that region.

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