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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...

Dry-mask maker BioMod announces new skin care formulas for women and men

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Dry-mask maker BioMod announces new skin care formulas for women and men

By Deanna Utroske

Karine Théberge, CEO of BioMod Concepts, spoke on-camera with Cosmetics Design at Cosmoprof North America last month in Las Vegas, Nevada. The mask maker describes her company’s expanded formula offerings, branded customization options, what she’s launching...

Dr. Mark Gray launches rebranded Ao Skincare at Cosmoprof North America

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Dr. Mark Gray launches rebranded Ao Skincare at Cosmoprof

By Deanna Utroske

At this week’s beauty trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, dermatologist and brand founder Mark Gray spoke with Cosmetics Design about formulation updates, aesthetic design changes, and the strategy behind this New Zealand – based brand’s approach to ethical,...

Beauty brands can do more with media, Stephanie Scott, First and Last PR

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Beauty brands can do more with media

By Deanna Utroske

Stephanie Scott founded First and Last PR six-and-a-half years ago and has seen the cosmetics and personal care industry as well as all things media change substantially in that time. Here, in conversation with Cosmetics Design, she discusses how it was,...

The Sexiest Beauty: a people-positive cosmetics brand in the making - Heather Fink

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The Sexiest Beauty: a people-positive cosmetics brand in the making

By Deanna Utroske

Industry veteran Heather Fink recently launched her own makeup brand, The Sexiest Beauty. And, even with some 30 years of experience—developing product, building brands, launching marketing campaigns—she acknowledges that as a new beauty brand founder...

L'Oreal digital strategy expert shares key tips

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L'Oreal digital strategy expert shares key tips

By Simon Pitman

We caught up with L'Oréal's digital strategy manager for hair care and styling at the recent FCE Cosmetique event in Brazil, where he shared some of his in depth knowledge for both the Brazil market and worldwide.

ABC President explains how Brazilian biodiversity regulation works

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ABC President explains how Brazilian biodiversity regulation works

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetics Design got to talk to João Hansen, president of Brazilian cosmetic industry supplier association ABC to find out more details about how Brazil's biodiversity regulations can work to improve the environment and the industry.

FCE Cosmetique director discusses event's evolution

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FCE Cosmetique director discusses event's evolution

By Simon Pitman

We caught up with João Paulo Picolo, Managing Director of the FCE Cosmetique event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to find out more about how the event has been reinvented in recent years.

Chemyunion and the Latin America advantage in the beauty business

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Chemyunion and the Latin American advantage in the beauty business

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s in-cosmetics global event, Cosmetics Design sat down with Sérgio Gonçalves, international business director at Chemyunion, to learn about a new ingredient that could win out in the illusive yet ever-promising men’s skin care market; what...

Au Naturale founder talks about expansion plans

Au Naturale founder talks about expansion plans

By Simon Pitman

This brand is one of the biggest recent successes in the Indie Beauty space and the CosmeticsDesign team was lucky enough to catch up with company founder Ashley Prange to discuss the growth of the business.

MyChelle: Building a legacy of bioactive skin care

MyChelle: Building a legacy of bioactive skin care

By Deanna Utroske

Catie Wiggy, product development manager at MyChelle, talks with Cosmetics Design senior correspondent Deanna Utroske about effective natural skin care, including natural suncare and anti-pollution products, the rise in consumer attention to ingredients,...

Trends Update: A conversation with Stylus  at Cosmoprof NA

Trends Update: A conversation with Stylus

By Deanna Utroske

In this video interview from Cosmoprof North America, Shannon Davenport, head of US advisory at Stylus, talks with Cosmetics Design senior correspondent Deanna Utroske about next-generation packaging, the trend toward minimal packaging design and clean...

EcoChic beauty brand founder Indie Lee talks with Cosmetics Design

EcoChic beauty brand founder Indie Lee talks with Cosmetics Design

By Deanna Utroske

At Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cosmetics Design senior correspondent Deanna Utroske caught up with beauty entrepreneur Indie Lee. Here, Lee talks about her recent investment deal with Ancora, the beauty industry’s shift toward ingredient...

Eve Pearl eyes the next stage in the development of her beauty empire

Eve Pearl eyes the next stage in the development of her beauty empire

By Simon Pitman

Eve Pearl talks about her career in color cosmetics and how television and TV shopping has played such a big part in the development of her beauty empire. She also spoke about the development of her latest skin care line and how the internet is evolving...

Allies of Skin shakes up skin care with out of the box product claims

Allies of Skin shakes up skin care with out of the box product claims

By Simon Pitman

Allies of Skin got a lot of attention at the recent Cosmoprof North America. We caught up with company founder Nicolas Travis to find out more about his new skin care range and the highly creative product claims that seemed to catch everyone's eye. 

Why Primal Pit Paste won Beauty Pitch 2016

Why Primal Pit Paste won Beauty Pitch 2016

By Simon Pitman

It's a catchy name that isn't necessarily synonymous with all things beauty, but maybe that's the very reason why it caught the judge's eye at this year's Beauty Pitch competition. Cosmetics Design caught up with brand founder...

100% Pure, one year on from winning Beauty Pitch 2015

100% Pure, one year on from winning Beauty Pitch 2015

By Simon Pitman

It's been a big year for natural skin care player 100% Pure. One year on from winning the Cosmoprof Beauty Pitch 2015 award, which afforded them a cash prize and one year of tutelage, from Shark Tank star Mark Cuban, we find out what this meant for...

A look at TRI-K’s multifunctional anti-aging ingredient

CD Buzz: Fision WrinkleFix

A look at TRI-K’s multifunctional anti-aging ingredient

By Deanna Utroske

At in-cosmetics Paris, Elzbieta Kaprzyk, director of innovation, research, and development for the company, spoke with Cosmetics Design reporter Deanna Utroske about Fision WrinkleFix.

A new ingredient for scalp care and anti-dandruff products

CD Buzz: Defenscalp

A new ingredient for scalp care and anti-dandruff products

By Deanna Utroske

At in-cosmetics Paris, Cosmetics Design reporter Deanna Utroske sat down with Magali Borel, product manager of IFF Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, to discuss that company’s Defenscalp ingredient.

Brian Park, founder of O.R.G. Skin Care

Cosmoprof Las Vegas 2015: Interview with O.R.G. Skin Care

By Simon Pitman

At the recent Cosmoprof Las Vegas event Cosmetics Design caught up with Brian Park, founder of O.R.G Skin Care, a line that has evolved out of the fast paced and highly advanced South Korean skin care market.

Cosmoprof Las Vegas video interview: Ancorotti Cosmetics

Cosmoprof Las Vegas video interview: Ancorotti Cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

Italy-based Ancorotti Cosmetics is one of the few companies in the world specializing in mascara. We caught up with the vice president of the North American operations, Mary Aunn Guarino, to find out more.

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