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This is what mindful beauty looks like. Cosmetics Design editor Deanna Utroske in conversation withTiila Abbitt of Aether Beauty

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This is what mindful beauty looks like.

By Deanna Utroske

At IBE LA last week, Āether Beauty founder Tiila Abbitt spoke with Cosmetics Design about environmentally sustainable beauty packaging, how international trade relationships affect recycling in the US, her brand’s approach to ingredient sourcing, and...

Gallinée showcases the latest in microbiome skin care at IBE LA 2019

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Gallinée showcases the latest in microbiome skin care at IBE LA

By Deanna Utroske

In 2015 Marie Drago founded a new kind of personal care brand, one that promised to be “revolutionary skincare with a patented complex of pre, pro and postbiotics to support your skin's microbiome.” At this month’s Indie Beauty Expo event, Cosmetics...

Geltor shows bio-tech collagen at in-cosmetics North America

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Geltor shows bio-tech collagen at in-cosmetics North America

By Deanna Utroske

The new bio-design company is focused on developing proteins for consumer-facing industries like cosmetics and personal care. And at this month’s in-cosmetics trade show in New York City, the Geltor team was talking up its first ingredient, N-Collage....

Caswell-Massey: an on-trend indie brand that’s centuries old

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Caswell-Massey: an on-trend indie brand that’s centuries old

By Deanna Utroske

At the recent BeautyX Summit in New York City, Cosmetics Design spoke with Caswell-Massey CEO Nicolas Arauz about how a brand launched in the 1700s fits into the current indie beauty movement, the work he’s doing to simultaneously conserve and update...

Next generation sustainability and what it means for the beauty industry, Beauty Heroes founder Jeannie Jarnot

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Next generation sustainability and what it means for the beauty industry

By Deanna Utroske

At BeautyX in New York City last month, Cosmetics Design caught up with Beauty Heroes founder Jeannie Jarnot to learn more about her passion for Going Blue—a term that describes how forward-thinking businesses are taking steps to give back and actually...

Alkaglam refillable mineral spray puts skin care chemistry in consumers’ hands

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Alkaglam mineral spray puts skin care chemistry in consumers’ hands

By Deanna Utroske

Indie brand founder Michelle Vidal patented her spray technology after years of researching the composition of thermal springs around with world and testing canned facial mists already on the market. At last week’s IBE New York event, Cosmetics Design...

Why soil health is pivotal to producing the highest grade botanicals

Regenerative agriculture, Part II

Why soil health is pivotal to producing the highest grade botanicals

By Simon Pitman

Regenerative agriculture is slowly making inroads into the consumer mindset but still remains a mystery to most. To get to grips with the concept this article takes a look at the most important element: the soil.

Costa Rica regenerative farm project paves the way for better botanicals

Regenerative agriculture, Part I

Costa Rica regenerative farm paves the way for better botanicals

By Simon Pitman

The rise and rise of the organic and naturals trend in the cosmetics and personal care industry is putting increasing pressure on farmers to produce pesticide-free, sustainable and efficient crops for raw materials.

LBK Nails features new color-match packaging design at Cosmoprof NA

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LBK Nails features new color-match packaging design at Cosmoprof NA

By Deanna Utroske

At last month’s beauty and personal care industry tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cosmetics Design sat down with Tony Kemeny, founder and inventor at LBK Nails to discuss his reinvention of the nail polish bottle cap—a version that lets consumers test...

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