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liquid silk and silk powder (photo courtesy of Silk Therapeutics)

State-of-the-art silk protein patent granted

By Deanna Utroske

Specialty biotechnology company Silk Therapeutics announced late last month that the US Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent for its non-GMO, stable liquid silk protein. Cosmetics Design connected with that company’s CEO, Greg Altman, to get the...

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.

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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...

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