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FDA publishes hand sanitizer testing protocol to detect impurities

By Deanna Utroske

This week, as part of its response to contaminated and unsafe hand sanitizers, the agency published a testing methodologies document. The protocols outlined in the new document can be used to determine the quality of finished sanitizer products.

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One Ocean acquired by Present Life

By Deanna Utroske

The new beauty and wellness holding company, led by former Coty CEO Camillo Pane, announced the acquisition just this week.

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FORMA is building brands for next-gen beauty consumers

By Deanna Utroske

A new venture, backed by the growth equity firm General Atlantic, has emerged from what was Morphe Holdings to develop, accelerate, acquire, and curate the personal care, cosmetics, and wellness brands that will win over Millennial and Gen Z consumers.

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Shoppers Drug Mart puts 2 new vegan skin care brands on the shelf

By Deanna Utroske

Only one of the brands is new to the personal care marketplace, but they are both new to the retailer. And both ZERO by Skin Academy and Versed show just how neatly vegan sits alongside today’s popular clean and green beauty products.

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2020 Beacon Award nominees have been made public

By Deanna Utroske

This week, Beauty Independent announced the list of nominees for its 2020 Beacon Awards, a new program developed to celebrate the brands, products, retailers, and people that make indie beauty innovative and successful.

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Is a new subscription box the answer to clean beauty product discovery?

By Deanna Utroske

In July, MUA and podcaster Cassandra McClure launched the Clean Beauty Kit, a monthly subscription box for both pros and consumers looking to live the clean beauty lifestyle. Cosmetics Design checked in with the entrepreneur to learn about who she’s reaching,...

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Personal care innovation insights for a COVID-19 world

By Deanna Utroske

Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science, is well-regarded in the industry for her deep knowledge of the latest product formulation technologies, advances in beauty science, and trends that matter in the marketplace. In this video,...

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