All news articles for February 2020

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MAV Beauty Brands has a new CEO

By Deanna Utroske

Marc Anthony Venere is staying on with the business he founded; but as of this month, the Canada-based company has a new President and CEO.

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Is beauty going bananas?

By Deanna Utroske

A recent fragrance concept report from Sozio suggests that the familiar tropical notes of banana are showing up in fine fragrance, skin care, body care, and beyond.

Sway: the startup personal care brand making armpits pretty

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Sway: the startup personal care brand making armpits pretty

By Deanna Utroske

Rebecca So founded Sway in 2017 with a collection of underarm care products. Since then, the brand has grown to include skin care, body care, and more. But still at the heart of Sway is a mission to make pits pretty.

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Sandy Ovington joins It’s A 10 Haircare

By Deanna Utroske

The former ULTA Beauty executive has stepped into her new role as Senior Vice President of the professional hair brand’s specialty retail and chains business.

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KENDO Brands launches first KVD Vegan lip gloss

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty brand incubator, owned by LVMH, bought remaining stake and ownership of Kat Von D Beauty at the start of the year, renamed the brand, and is now launching new product and a new marketing campaign.

Cheekbone Beauty: socially conscious business in action

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Cheekbone Beauty: socially conscious business in action

By Deanna Utroske

“Cheekbone Beauty is all about empowering and enhancing the lives of Indigenous youth,” Founder Jenn Harper tells Cosmetics Design in this video interview, which goes on to explore the Canada-based color cosmetics brand’s vision, financing approach, and...

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NOHBA Summit on clean and green beauty opens in March

By Deanna Utroske

The first summit event from the Natural and Organic Health and Beauty Alliance will run for 2 days in Los Angeles, California, bringing together cosmetics and personal care industry leaders for educational sessions and networking meant to clarify and...

Amy Chung, Global Branding Manager at Serumkind in conversation with Deanna Utroske at IBE LA

Editor's Spotlight: Indie Beauty Analysis

3 ways IBE exhibiting brands stood out from the crowd

By Deanna Utroske

Last week’s Indie Beauty Expo event in Los Angeles, California, attracted hundreds of influencers, buyers, press, and investors. Here’s a quick look at how select cosmetics, personal care, and wellness brands exhibiting at the event managed to capture...

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