All news articles for July 2019

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Croda commits to cutting greenhouse gases

By Simon Pitman

Croda International says it is committing to reducing its greenhouse gases for its worldwide operations in line with its Science Based Targets initiative.

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ICMAD announces 2019 Indie Beauty Innovators Award winners

By Deanna Utroske

At an event Monday evening, held at the Four Seasons in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors honored 10 brands in an array of categories as well as 1 individual, recognized at Entrepreneur of the Year.

Anne-Marie Kline shares 5 tips for building a competitive indie brand

Anne-Marie Kline shares 5 tips for building a competitive indie brand

By Deanna Utroske

Speaking at the Indie Beauty Innovators Awards event, hosted by ICMAD, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Monday evening, the former CMO of Living Proof gave founders in the room her best advice for leading a brand to success in today’s rather crowded cosmetics and...

Dr. Lili Fan probiotic skin care on display at Unfiltered Experience

Vegan probiotic beauty has arrived, and it’s winning hearts and minds

By Deanna Utroske

At Unfiltered Experience, this past Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Lili Fan was showcasing her newly launched eponymous brand of skin and body care, formulated with lactobacillus—notably, a strain of the microorganism that is not the product of fermented...

An Indie Brand to Watch: SmartyPits, award-winning prebiotic deodorant

An Indie Brand to Watch: SmartyPits, award-winning prebiotic deodorant

By Deanna Utroske

At last night’s Indie Beauty Innovators Awards event in Las Vegas, Nevada, SmartyPits was recognized with ICMAD’s 2019 award for Charitable Company. The brand, founded and led by Stacia Guzzo, donates both product and sales revenue to breast cancer research...

Indie Beauty Profile Victoria Fu and Gloria Lu, Chemist Confessions Inc.

Indie Beauty Profile

Victoria Fu and Gloria Lu, Chemist Confessions Inc.

By Deanna Utroske

In their Indie Beauty Profile, Victoria Fu & Gloria Lu, founders of Chemist Confessions Inc., explain how a chemistry blog on IG became a skin care brand, why that makes for a loyal yet quirky consumer base, and that often times as entrepreneurs,...

Uplink Live opens in New York City this August

Uplink Live opens in New York City this August

By Deanna Utroske

Produced by the Indie Beauty Media Group, Uplink Live is a 2-day event where brands at any stage of business can connect with a wide array of service providers. And prominent industry suppliers—like Gattefossé, Lubrizol, Croda, and Symrise—will be on...

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method soap teams with Minted on limited edition packaging

By Deanna Utroske

The SC Johnson-owned soap brand method is the first personal care brand to license art work from Minted, a design platform that uses data to sell art and graphic design by independent creative professionals worldwide. And this week the venture launched...

Mediheal brings 2-step K-beauty masking to US market

Mediheal brings 2-step K-beauty masking to US market

By Deanna Utroske

After carefully growing its business in and beyond South Korea, the skin care brand has arrived in the US and is hopeful that consumers here will add masking into their daily beauty routines.

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Can there ever be a zero-chemical beauty ingredient?

By Deanna Utroske

Consumer interest in safe, natural, and synthetic-free cosmetics and personal care products seems to have inspired a whole new beauty marketing language, where ‘chemical-free’ stands in for at-times rather nuanced concepts—not the least of which is actually...

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Perfect Corp brings AI to small cosmetics and personal care brands

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week, the global beauty tech company launched a new service. YouCam for Web promises to bring augmented reality product try-on technology to small and medium-sized business. And Perfect Corp will showcase its new tech tool at this year’s Cosmoprof...

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Albéa publishes a first sustainability report

By Deanna Utroske

This month the beauty packager published an 18-page report outlining the company's past, current, and future approach to environmental sustainability and, as part of the document, laid out 5 ways that Albéa is working toward a circular approach to...

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