All news articles for July 2019

Cosmoprof North America is just 3 weeks away!

Cosmoprof North America is just 3 weeks away!

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmoprof North America event will be opening its doors in less than three weeks, and this year it will incorporate a number of brand new innovations to the show floor.

What trade wars mean to smaller beauty players

What trade wars mean to smaller beauty players

By Simon Pitman

Trade wars have been grabbing the headlines for the past couple of years, with protectionist policies spelling both opportunity and barriers for small- to medium-sized beauty companies.

Indie Beauty Profile Michal Berski, Curlsmith

Indie Beauty Profile

Michal Berski, Curlsmith

By Deanna Utroske

In his Indie Beauty Profile, Michal Berski, CEO of Curlsmith, describes a hair care, treatment, and styling brand developed for people with curly hair—a brand he believes is unlike any other on the market. And he offers advice for other personal care...

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How trade wars are impacting the cosmetics industry

By Simon Pitman

Global trade has seen some big changes in recent years, highlighted by massive shifts in international trade agreements that have impacted many areas of business, including the beauty and personal care industry.

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Society of Cosmetic Chemists preps for annual meeting

By Deanna Utroske

The 2019 SCC technology showcase and meeting event site is live. And it lists out an agenda full of cutting-edge topics, spanning microbiome beauty; sustainable formulations; clean beauty; and textured hair; as well as all things CBD, hemp, and cannabis....

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Natural beauty brand MyChelle helps fund marine conservation efforts

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the skin care brand announced a new partnership with the Coral Restoration Foundation, a non-profit working to reestablish reefs in Florida and around the world. For mission-driven MyChelle, the partnership is about finding ways to both realize...

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European Union signs trade agreement with Mercosur

By Simon Pitman

The European Union has signed a big trade agreement with Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay that will see many tariffs eliminated in the two regions, including chemicals.

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KDC/ONE acquires French beauty manufacturer Alkos

By Deanna Utroske

Recently, Canadian cosmetics and personal care manufacturer KDC/ONE has been growing steadily, opening new laboratory facilities in 2018 and again early this year, and acquiring several businesses to strategically bolster the company’s capabilities in...

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This Month in Fragrance: June 2019

By Deanna Utroske

This June on Cosmetics Design, fragrance headlines included news of new leadership at Parlux, a licensing deal for Kate Spade scents, a couple big developments for fragrance startup Phlur, and Scentbird’s move into a whole new product category. Read on...

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Editor's Spotlight

5 ways indie brands are approaching microbiome beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Emerging data on the human skin microbiome is changing the way cosmetics and personal care brands of every size approach product development and formulation. It presents opportunities for new benefits and more ways to design for and deliver conventional...

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