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ITA helps Italian Beauty win in the US market

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ITA helps Italian Beauty win in the US market

By Deanna Utroske

The Italian Trade Agency partners with legacy and startup brands across categories to help bring the best and latest in Italian cosmetics, personal care, and grooming innovation to consumers here in the States.

Indie Beauty Up Close: Amy Carra launches Delight Beauty for UBP

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Indie Beauty Up Close: Amy Carra launches Delight Beauty for UBP

By Deanna Utroske

Universal Beauty Products is a privately owned portfolio of brands mostly in hair and men’s categories. Amy Carra joined UBP a little over 2 years ago; and the company’s new Delight Beauty skin care brand is the result of her work.

M&A activity hints at new realities in the beauty sector

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M&A activity hints at new realities in the beauty sector

By Deanna Utroske

This past week Coty bought controlling stake in Kylie Cosmetics, The Estée Lauder Companies acquired Korea-based skin care brand Dr Jart+, and Olaplex accepted a private equity deal from Advent International. To get a sense of what these transactions...

Cosmetica Laboratories opens innovation hub in California

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Cosmetica Laboratories opens innovation hub in California

By Deanna Utroske

In late September, the Canadian beauty maker cut the ribbon on a new product development facility meant to bring the company closer to indie beauty brands innovating for the future of cosmetics and skin care. Cosmetics Design editor Deanna Utroske recently...

Evio Beauty: community, color cosmetics, and cannabis

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Evio Beauty: community, color cosmetics, and cannabis

By Deanna Utroske

At the start of the current indie beauty movement, Brandi Leifso launched a makeup brand called Evelyn Iona. She has since relaunched the business as Evio Beauty, partnered with Aurora Cannabis, raised millions through seed funding and strategic partnerships,...

TBH Kids: fun, functional personal care for tweens

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TBH Kids: fun, functional personal care for tweens

By Deanna Utroske

Kids grow up. And today, they’re growing up with text messages and social media and free-from personal care products. These are the tweens and teens that Risa Barash is reaching with her latest venture TBH Kids. Cosmetics Design spoke with Barash at IBE...

biophile skincare: because fermentation is the future of beauty

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biophile skincare: because fermentation is the future of beauty

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s IBE NY event, co-Founders Alison Cutlan and Grace Fooden were giving press, influencers, and industry insiders at the show a sneak preview of the probiome beauty brand they are launching this fall. In this video interview with Cosmetics...

Gattefossé reaches indie beauty brands at Uplink Live 2019

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Gattefossé reaches out to indie beauty brands at Uplink Live 2019

By Deanna Utroske

Gattefossé is the latest legacy ingredient supplier to delve in to the indie beauty business. The cosmetic and pharmaceutical ingredients company was among an array of exhibitors at the inaugural Uplink Live supply-side tradeshow hosted by the Indie Beauty...

Why is Lubrizol pursuing indie brands?  a Cosmetics Design interview with Brandon Ford, Chief Accelerator Director at Lubrizol

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Why is Lubrizol pursuing indie brands?

By Deanna Utroske

The global cosmetics and personal care ingredient supplier hired a chief accelerator director in 2017, invested in One Ocean Beauty in 2018, and this week the company is exhibiting at Uplink Live in New York City. At this year’s BeautyX Capital Summit,...

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