All news articles for July 2019

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Personal care manufacturer KDC/ONE makes second acquisition this month

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian company announced this week that it has reached a deal to acquire Swallowfield’s beauty manufacturing business. The news comes just 2 weeks after KDC/ONE acquired Alkos and again furthers the company’s presence and capabilities in Europe.

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Project Beauty Expo moves to Los Angeles, California

By Deanna Utroske

Last year, the beauty discovery show and entrepreneur education event, hosted by and for women of color, took place in New York City. For 2019 it’s headed to the West Coast. PBE will take place from September 14 through 16, and a first look at the program...

Sara Moss, Vice Chairman of The Estée Lauder Companies (©Hollenshead via NYU Photo Bureau)

The Estée Lauder Companies creates a new role for Sara Moss

By Deanna Utroske

This month, Moss became the beauty company’s vice chairman, a post that sees her advising executive management, collaborating with senior staff to advance women’s leadership, and coordinating communication between the board of directors and the Lauder...

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6 indie brands helping define the mindful beauty movement

By Deanna Utroske

Mindful beauty is a catchall term that describes the sorts of businesses and brands that conscious consumers want to support. Here, Cosmetics Design takes a look at 6 types of mindful beauty and a small selection of the indie brands that are envisioning...

Indie Beauty Profile Evelyn Subramaniam , BIJA Essence

Indie Beauty Profile

Evelyn Subramaniam , BIJA Essence

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile Evelyn Subramaniam, founder of the luxury wellness brand BIJA Essence, talks about the power of passion in entrepreneurship, and about how her deceptively simple essential oils brand is leveraging another power—the power of...

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2019 Indie Beauty Innovators Awards finalists announced

By Deanna Utroske

This week, ICMAD, the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors association, released its list of 30+ finalist across 11 categories. Winners will be announced at a celebratory dinner later this month in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Unilever advances zero-deforestation initiative

By Deanna Utroske

This week, Unilever published lists of its paper and board product suppliers as well as of its soy suppliers. The beauty maker believes that this sort of transparency will compel partner companies along the supply chain to be accountable for practices...

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