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Ingredient makers are going indie

By Deanna Utroske

It’s no longer unusual for multinational raw material suppliers to work with indie beauty brands; but it’s still not the norm. Here Cosmetics Design looks at an array of legacy specialty chemical companies doing business directly with cosmetics, personal...

Indie Beauty Profile Amanda Matsui, Yuyo Botanics

Indie Beauty Profile

Amanda Matsui, Yuyo Botanics

By Deanna Utroske

If wellness is a beauty category and hemp-extract is a wellness ingredient, then this topical and ingestible CBD business is an indie beauty brand. Amanda Matsui, co-founded Yuyo Botanics early last year and already the brand is shipping tinctures and...

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Why is the food industry buying into beauty?

By Deanna Utroske

This month’s investment deal between food and beverage venture capital firm BFG and skin care startup ZitSticka raised some eyebrows. So, Cosmetics Design checked with BFG partner Ben Fenton and ZitSticka co-founder Daniel Kaplan to find out why their...

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This Month in Fragrance: October 2019

By Deanna Utroske

This month’s fragrance industry news on the Cosmetics Design sites covers topics ranging from CBD to biotech, from ingredient transparency to sustainable packaging, to the fragrance market potential in Asia, a L’Oréal acquisition, and more.

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Trend Spotting: more insights from in-cosmetics North America 2019

By Deanna Utroske

Yesterday, Cosmetics Design published an item here about the prevalence of marine ingredients and solid personal care solutions seen at last week’s in-cosmetics NA in New York City. Here we explore a few more concepts that stood out at the trade show.

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Clean beauty ingredient evaluation progam has arrived

By Deanna Utroske

Amy Ziff, founder of certification program Made Safe, announced the new ingredient evaluation program called Nontoxic Certified last week at the Raise the Green Bar Summit in New York City.

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Special Edition: In-Cosmetics North America

Trend Spotting: in-cosmetics North America 2019

By Deanna Utroske

At last week’s beauty and personal care ingredient trade show in New York City, a handful of ingredient innovations stood out. Here are a couple of the top trends Cosmetics Design saw at this year’s in-cosmetics North America event.

How sustainability is impacting the LATAM male grooming category

Special Edition: LATAM Male Grooming

Argentine men’s grooming brand focuses on sustainability

By Simon Pitman

Dandy is a cosmetics and personal care brand out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, that is focusing in on two of the biggest trends in the Latin America market – men’s grooming and sustainability.

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