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Sugandh Agrawal, founder of GUNAS

Why is this vegan handbag company getting into the beauty business?

By Deanna Utroske

Thanks to funding from an anonymous angel investor, GUNAS will soon be selling soaps. The company Sugandh Agrawal founded in 2009 is, according to New York City – based financial advisor Neil Mohinani, currently valued at $5 million and by 2025 that figure...

Expo Belleza event founder shares incredible growth story

Expo Belleza event founder shares incredible growth story

By Simon Pitman

The Expo Belleza event in Medellin, Colombia has only been running for four years but has grown exponentially, having started off as a very small event for beauty professionals. Cosmetics Design spoke to event co-founder Joseph La Manna to find out more.

President of ABC discusses the big trends driving the Brazil market

President of ABC discusses the big trends driving the Brazil market

By Simon Pitman

Brazil is by far the biggest market for cosmetics and personal care in the Latin American region making it the biggest trendsetter and influencer for the industry in the region. Cosmetics Design spoke to Vania Leite, president of Brazilian beauty and...

Is microbiome beauty from within set to be big?

Is microbiome beauty from within set to be big?

By Simon Pitman

Beauty from within is a small but fast growing niche that also could serve to boost the skin microbiome trend. Cosmetics Design spoke to Stephen Daniells, editor-in-chief of NutraIngredients USA to find out more.

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From The Editor's Desk

Watch out for indie beauty in Latin America

By Simon Pitman

Latin America is increasingly proving to be a big opportunity for indie beauty brands to take advantage of market conditions that are designed to encourage domestic businesses.

Chemyunion highlights sensorial trends in the Americas

Chemyunion highlights sensorial trends in the Americas

By Simon Pitman

At the recent FCE Cosmetique event, Cosmetics Design got to spoke to Chemyunion skin care expert Patricia Moreira, to find out how its team has interpreted sensorial trends in the LATAM and North American cosmetic and personal care markets right now.

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ICMAD extends its awards entry deadline

By Simon Pitman

Beauty and personal care industry body ICMAD has extended the deadline for its New Indie Beauty (IBI) Award, a competition to highlight talent in this fast growing segment of the US and global industry.

CEO for FCE Cosmetique discusses event's development

CEO for FCE Cosmetique discusses event's development

By Simon Pitman

During the FCE Cosmetique event in Sao Paulo last week, Cosmetics Design caught up with the man in charge of the event, Jaoa Paulo Picolo, to find out more about what was new this year and developments for the future.

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This Month in Fragrance: May 2019

By Deanna Utroske

This month on Cosmetics Design, the scent of extinct flowers, and packaging to help fragrance makers go green and get new product to market faster made headlines; as did a fragrance pop-up and concept shop, CEW award winning fragrances, and the importance...

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Does feminine care belong in beauty?

By Deanna Utroske

With new categories taking shape like hormonal skin care and whole-body beauty, and with more and more women leading cosmetics and personal care brands, the industry is shifting to reflect and respond differently to consumers’ lived experiences. Cosmetics...

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