All news articles for July 2019

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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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Indie Beauty brand leaders as product knowledge experts

By Deanna Utroske

Startup founders and independent brand leaders in the cosmetics and personal care business know what’s been missing in the marketplace and they often keep in close contact with consumers both online and in person, making the beauty entrepreneur’s perspective...

Indie Beauty Profile Shaffali Miglani, Shaffali | ayurvedic and aromatherapy – based skin care

Indie Beauty Profile

Shaffali Miglani, Shaffali

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Shaffali Miglani, Founder of the ayurvedic and aromatherapy – based skin care brand Shaffali, describes the patience and perspective she has gained in over a decade of brand ownership, the value of self-awareness in entrepreneurship,...

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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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