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Cover Girl’s newest makeup line designed for women of color

By Deanna Utroske

This month the Coty brand launched a new line of color cosmetics on Ulta.com. The Full Spectrum Collection of complexion and color products are “specifically designed to address the skin and color needs of WOC,” according to Cover Girl.

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.

Pure & Mine Bath Essentials Bundle (photo courtesy of the brand)

Pure & Mine bets on consumer preference to blend personalized hair care

By Deanna Utroske

The new brand is counting not only on consumer demand for customized personal care but also on the fact that consumers know what they want and that individual expectations and tastes should determine what goes into each shampoo and conditioner formulation.

Tea Time: 3 indie brands brewing up beauty

Editor’s Spotlight

Tea Time: 3 indie brands brewing up beauty

By Deanna Utroske

A wide variety of tea-derived inputs is used in personal care product formulations, most often for their antioxidant activity. Green tea, white tea, fermented black tea, matcha, blue tea (which is really butterfly-pea flower and lemongrass), and other...

How is indie beauty shaping up in Europe?

Editor's Spotlight

How is indie beauty shaping up in Europe?

By Simon Pitman

The first ever Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) to take place in Europe has just been wrapped up in London, a small event that showcased some of the leading brands targeting the market there.

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