All news articles for July 2020

Odile Roujol, Founder of Fab Ventures Fund

Fab Ventures champions clean beauty startups

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the new venture capital fund focused on DTC femtech, wellness, clean beauty, and sustainable fashion announced a first group of funded brands.

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PCPC launches Hand Sanitizer Ingredient Connection Program

By Deanna Utroske

Earlier this month, the Personal Care Products Council announced a new initiative to connect raw material suppliers and manufacturers, and thereby help producers meet the tremendous demand for hand sanitizer.

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Sustainability matters more in 2020, shows new data

By Deanna Utroske

The California-based biotech company Genomatica has just released survey data on if and how much consumers in the US care about environmental issues during the COVID-19 health crisis.

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LoveKind bets on turmeric-based beauty with a purpose

By Deanna Utroske

The newly founded collective has announced an equity ownership partnership with Yellow Beauty, a brand that holds turmeric as its hero ingredient and the imperative to end child marriage in Bangladesh as its mission.

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Editor's Spotlight

Highlight on Hygiene: the newly chic personal care category

By Deanna Utroske

As COVID-19 spread around the world, demand for soaps and hand sanitizer increased dramatically. And as the pandemic wears on, the need for basic hygiene products (and hygienic beauty solutions) remains constant. Here, Cosmetics Design looks at headlines...

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Buy now, Pay later: Sephora Canada signs a deal with PayBright

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty retailer already offers US consumers an installment payments option in partnership with Klarna, a Sweden-based bank and financial services company. Now, a deal with Paybright brings that same financing option to beauty consumers in Canada.

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New Avon teams up with Gyrl Wonder

By Deanna Utroske

Today, the US-based beauty maker announced a new partnership with Gyrl Wonder, a non-profit dedicated to career development programming for young women of color.

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