All news articles for August 2019

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Nestlé acquires personalized (beauty) supplement brand Persona

By Deanna Utroske

Persona relies on genetic data, individual consumer assessments, and algorithmic technology to customize vitamins and supplements. And late last year, the relatively new company added beauty supplements with hair and skin benefits to its product portfolio....

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$15 million in funding for Herbivore means more cooks in the kitchen

By Deanna Utroske

Thanks to this month’s deal with Silas Capital and Stage 1 Fund, the skin care brand that Julia Wills and Alex Kummerow started in their Seattle, Washington, kitchen eight years ago is about to grow exponentially. And the day-to-day operations of the...

Has the cosmetics industry hit an innovation rut?

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Has the cosmetics industry hit an innovation rut?

By Simon Pitman

One of the best ways of measuring future industry trends and innovation is a trip to in-cosmetics Global, an event that shines a light on what the next generation of products will look like. But this year, pinpointing something truly new was hard to do.

Why is Lubrizol pursuing indie brands?  a Cosmetics Design interview with Brandon Ford, Chief Accelerator Director at Lubrizol

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Why is Lubrizol pursuing indie brands?

By Deanna Utroske

The global cosmetics and personal care ingredient supplier hired a chief accelerator director in 2017, invested in One Ocean Beauty in 2018, and this week the company is exhibiting at Uplink Live in New York City. At this year’s BeautyX Capital Summit,...

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Beauty Tech Deal: Cellink to acquire Cytena

By Deanna Utroske

This month, multinational bioprinting technologies company Cellink announced having reached a deal to acquire Cytena for €30.25 million. The Freiburg, Germany – based venture specialises in single-cell printing technology. And the deal will expand Cellink’s...

My Magic Mud: the indie beauty brand using dirt to get people clean

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My Magic Mud: the indie beauty brand using dirt to get people clean

By Deanna Utroske

This week, My Magic Mud is exhibiting at the Indie Beauty Expo in New York City. But Cosmetics Design caught up with CEO Jessica Arman last month in Las Vegas, Nevada, to learn how this dirt-based beauty brand that launched with a single product—a tooth...

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Coty’s direct-to-consumer brand Younique adds AI

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the social media – based beauty brand launched a new online tool called the Younique Beauty Guide. It’s a facial analysis tool that facilitates virtual product try-on for consumers as well as more informed product recommendations from presenters.

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