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BeautyX Capital opens Monday in New York City

By Deanna Utroske

Founders of indie beauty and wellness businesses have one final chance to take advantage of a BeautyX educational event this year. The two-day seminar on financing, funding, and investor capital—complete with panel discussions, case studies, networking...

i5 Beauty Foundry: a new one-stop shop for beauty brand leaders

i5 Beauty Foundry: a new one-stop shop for beauty brand leaders

By Deanna Utroske

Support services for cosmetics and personal care startups are showing up in every corner of the industry. And new brand founders can get a multitude of help from PR firms, ingredient makers, contract manufacturers, packaging companies. Still, full-service...

Beauty products caught in an ugly trade war

News Analysis – Guest Author

Beauty products caught in an ugly trade war

By Aliza R. Karetnick

As global players, the well-being of cosmetics and personal care companies depends, in large measure, on an open international marketplace free from excessive duties, which have a tendency to depress manufacturing growth and, in turn, dampen robust industry...

Grace Ray is the new CEO of Milani Cosmetics

Grace Ray is the new CEO of Milani Cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

In June, the private equity firm Gryphon Investors invested heavily in the masstige beauty brand. Now Grace Ray, a cosmetics and personal care industry leader, has accepted the board’s invitation to join the company as CEO at the end of the month. And...

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P&G will acquire indie skin care brand FAB

By Deanna Utroske

Reports are circulating this week that P&G will pay close to $250m for the popular skin care brand founded by Lilli Gordon and known as First Aid Beauty.

nail polish and color cosmetics brand butter London has been acquired by Astral Brands

butter London has been acquired

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week the color cosmetics brand best known for its 3-free nail polish was acquired by Astral Brands. It’s the latest resolute move from this privately help beauty corporation as it buys and builds brands on the way to becoming a formidable power...

blueberry, cranberry and green tea extracts (image courtesy of Mazza Innovation)

Beauty and fragrance ingredient maker Sensient acquires Mazza

By Deanna Utroske

Founded in 2011, Mazza Innovation has made a name for itself over the years for its botanical extraction technology—a process that is solvent free and instead uses pressurized low polarity water. It’s tech that Sensient will now leverage to develop clean...

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