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2018 cosmetics and personal care ingredient launches

By Deanna Utroske

Certainly no year passes in the beauty industry without a significant number of new ingredient technologies coming to market. Here, we look at selection of standout ingredients that made headlines on Cosmetics Design over the last 12 months.

Indie Beauty Profile Stacia Guzzo SmartyPits

Indie Beauty Profile

Stacia Guzzo, SmartyPits

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Stacia Guzzo, co-founder of SmartyPits, outlines how she shuttered one personal care business venture to launch the brand her customers were clamoring for. And, she shares wise and thorough advice, suggesting that the company...

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Univar adds Sino Lion ingredients in US

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care and cosmetics ingredient distributor announced a new partnership this month, one that not only expands Univar’s sustainable ingredients portfolio but that will also generate new so-called green prototype product formulations for beauty...

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Editor’s Spotlight

These 4 indie brands are going all in on marine ingredients

By Deanna Utroske

At next month’s Indie Beauty Expo in Los Angeles, California, numerous new cosmetics and personal care trends will be visible. Chief among them, the emerging marine ingredients trend. Here Cosmetics Design looks at 4 brands, exhibiting at IBE, that are...

NaturaNectar to launch bee propolis skin care line in 2019

NaturaNectar to launch bee propolis skin care line in 2019

By Deanna Utroske

The Florida-based company has been in business for 10 years, harvesting propolis, processing it with green extraction technology, and developing products for the wellness market. Now, NaturaNectar has announced plans to get into the beauty business.

CEW president Carlotta Jacobson, Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette, and Jill Scalamandre, CEW chairwoman (photo courtesy of CEW)

CEW event highlights beauty retail’s shift to psychographics

By Deanna Utroske

At a CEW Speakers Series event this week in New York City, Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette spoke one-on-one with Jill Scalamandre, chairwoman of Cosmetic Executive Women, about how the company is updating its approach to beauty, what the acquisitions of Blue...

ACI's first US Microalgae Industry Summit set for May 2019 will include cosmetics and personal care topics

First US Microalgae Industry Summit set for May 2019

By Deanna Utroske

Algae and algae outputs are increasingly useful in the cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance industries—a fact that is not lost on global events producer Active Communications International. The company is hosting its first US Microalgae Industry Summit...

The 2019 Beauty Industry Awards are open!

The 2019 Beauty Industry Awards are open!

By Simon Pitman

The third annual Beauty Industry Awards is open for entries, with the Cosmetics Design team inviting entries for ten categories representing all aspects of the industry, from finished products through to formulation.

Proof of Concept: Global ingredient makers keep launching beauty brands

Editor’s Spotlight

Proof of Concept: Global ingredient makers keep launching beauty brands

By Deanna Utroske

Barriers to market entry for cosmetics and personal care brands are said to be lower than ever, due in large part to ecommerce opportunities, social media marketing, and more transparent production channels. So while countless solo entrepreneurs are launching...

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