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Trend Spotting: formulating beauty products with the mushrooms of the world

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Trend Spotting: mushrooms of the world

By Deanna Utroske

The use of mushrooms in beauty product formulations has been an emerging for years. But now it seems that the prolific fungi are gaining real popularity with skin care consumers. Certainly, the natural cosmetics and personal care movement can take some...

5 takeaways from CEW’s panel event on natural beauty

5 takeaways from CEW’s panel event on natural beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Last week in New York City, Cosmetic Executive Women hosted a discussion among industry leaders asking, What is the New Natural? Answers to this question were mixed but the likes of Tata Harper and Credo co-founder Annie Jackson, who both spoke on the...

4 ways indie founders are approaching hair care

Editor’s Spotlight

4 ways indie founders are approaching hair care

By Deanna Utroske

Startups and niche brands exist in every category and corner of the beauty industry today. However, hair care and styling brands don’t always get the same fanfare that innovative color cosmetics, skin care, and fragrance indies do. Here, Cosmetics Design...

image courtesy of Idea Couture

Idea Couture event animates The Future of Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Last month in New York City, Idea Couture hosted an interactive and educational day-long event that brought the innovation and design firm’s new report on The Future of Beauty to life. The event and report highlighted 6 cosmetics and personal care trends...

The skin care category you may have missed

Editor’s Spotlight

The skin care category you may have missed

By Deanna Utroske

Lip care and lip color have grown in recent years; and some might say that lip products now comprise a stand-alone category—one that epitomizes the multifunctional formulations blurring the boundaries of beauty today. Here Cosmetics Design takes a closer...

Key trends from independent beauty brands in Europe

Key trends from independent beauty brands in Europe

By Lucy Whitehouse

What are the defining trends among independent beauty brands in Europe, and what is the current state of the indie beauty market in the region? We discovered key insights at last week’s Indie Beauty Expo in London.

Belleza Y Salud 2018, in photos

Belleza Y Salud 2018, in photos

By Simon Pitman

This photo gallery contains some of the highlights from the recent Belleza Y Salud event. Held in Bogota, Colombia, the event is growing as a destination for brands, both from Colombia, the Latin American region, as well as for international brands wanting...

How personalisation continues to reinvent fragrance

How personalisation continues to reinvent fragrance

By Simon Pitman

Trying to generate renewed interest in fragrances is one of the biggest challenges for this category, evinced by waning sales of the most popular scents. So how to reinvigorate things?

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