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Markwins Beauty Brands acquires Lorac Cosmetics

Markwins Beauty Brands acquires Lorac Cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

The privately-owned beauty company is known for its portfolio of non-competing color cosmetics brands, like Physicians Formula and wet n wild. With this latest deal, Markwins adds an MUA brand to the mix and there are plans to expand Markwins with acquisitions...

Specialty chemical distributor HORN acquired by IMCD

Specialty chemical distributor HORN acquired by IMCD

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty and personal care ingredient distributor has a good track record here in the States and has strategically partnered with regional ingredient makers over the years. Now, Netherlands-based IMCD has seized the opportunity to grow in the US market...

Trend Spotting: What’s happening with blue skin care?

Trend Spotting

Trend Spotting: What’s happening with blue skin care?

By Deanna Utroske

Beauty brands, personal care ingredient makers, contract manufacturers, and Instagram influencers all seem to be conspiring to make blue skin care products a 2018 trend to be remembered. Here, Cosmetics Design takes a look at the spectrum of blue ingredients...

The Skin Protection 2018 online event is tomorrow - register now!

The Skin Protection 2018 online event is tomorrow

By Simon Pitman

It's your final opportunity to register for the Skin Protection 2018 online event, so do it now so you can take advantage of our full online webinar presentation programme, which will let you in on everything you need to know about this fast moving...

Indie Beauty Profile Michelle Tu CURA Skincare

Indie Beauty Profile

Michelle Tu, CURA Skincare

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Michelle Tu, founder of CURA Skincare, emphasizes the advantage that networking plays in the personal care business. And in simply sharing her (brand’s) profile here, she reveals how a product line built around a single hero...

Jill Scalamandre is new president of Bare Escentuals Beauty at Shiseido

Jill Scalamandre is new president of Bare Escentuals Beauty at Shiseido

By Deanna Utroske

On Friday, the accomplished beauty executive became president of the Bare Escentuals business, taking leadership of two color brands: bareMinerals and BUXOM. The new role is in addition to her work as president of Shiseido’s Global Makeup Center of Excellence,...

image via Ginkgo Bioworks

Is biological design the future of everything?

By Deanna Utroske

Christina Agapakis, creative director of the biotech company Ginkgo Bioworks, thinks it is. So when Cosmetics Design visited the company’s labs in Boston, Massachusetts, late last month, she shared insight into the expansive possibilities that biological...

BIA Best Indie Brand winner Cotarde in conversation with Cosmetics Design

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BIA Best Indie Brand winner Cotarde in conversation with Cosmetics Design

By Deanna Utroske

At the second annual Beauty Industry Awards event hosted by Cosmetics Design, personal care, cosmetics, and fragrance industry insiders gathered to celebrate the winners across nine categories. Here Danuta Dudek, founder of Cotarde, the 2018 Best Indie...

Pour Moi Skincare talks global beauty trends at CosmoProf preview event

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Pour Moi Skincare talks global beauty trends at CosmoProf preview event

By Deanna Utroske

Tuesday evening in New York City, the team behind CosmoProf North America hosted a preview event, featuring 11 global beauty trends. Cosmetics Design caught up with Ulli Haslacher, founder of Pour Moi Skincare, at the event to talk about geomoisturization...

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