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Belinda Carli, director at the Institute of Personal Care Science

Will neuro-cosmetics be the next big trend?

By Simon Pitman

Tapping into the big trend for wellbeing and sensory enhancement, a number of cosmetic ingredients targeting neurological stimulation could be the start of something new.

Will small packages sell more cosmetics?

Will small packages sell more cosmetics?

By Deanna Utroske

New data suggests that consumers stockpile beauty products, neither repurchasing nor disposing of makeup that has expired, and one color cosmetics brand is betting that half-size volumes are the answer.

Kahina Giving Beauty is an all-natural skin care line inspired by Morocco and made in the US using 100% organic and fair trade argan oil.

Part 2 Of 2

Developing naturals for an upscale market

By Deanna Utroske

Cosmetics Design caught up with Katharine L’Heureux, founder of Kahina Giving Beauty, to take a closer look at where the naturals category is headed, how big brands are getting involved, and what formulators can do to keep pace.

Katharine L’Heureux, Founder, Kahina Giving Beauty

Part 1 of 2

Packaging naturals for an upscale market

By Deanna Utroske

Well ahead of any trend, Katharine L’Heureux, the enterprising founder of Kahina Giving Beauty, saw the opportunity to elevate natural skin care. She spoke with Cosmetics Design about distinctive packaging, where the naturals category is going, and how...

Beauty startup Ipsy reportedly valued at $800 million

Beauty startup Ipsy reportedly valued at $800 million

By Lucy Whitehouse

Vloggers have shown their mettle again, with Michelle Phan's startup beauty subscription service having just been valued at a reported $800m by TPG Growth and Sherpa Capital, and securing a $100m Series B funding round.

First ever caffeinated shaving line hits store shelves

First ever caffeinated shaving line hits store shelves

By Simon Pitman

A new line of shaving products hits store shelves in the US very soon with a unique claim: it uses caffeine as a means of helping to quell angry shaving rashes and give the morning shave a boost.

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Unprecedented indie beauty event launches tomorrow in New York

By Deanna Utroske

Brand leaders, company founders, and industry experts take the stage Thursday in New York City for the first Indie Beauty Expo, and in addition to their presentations the event connects buyers, press and passionate consumers with leading independent makeup...

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