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Shoppers Drug Mart puts 2 new vegan skin care brands on the shelf

By Deanna Utroske

Only one of the brands is new to the personal care marketplace, but they are both new to the retailer. And both ZERO by Skin Academy and Versed show just how neatly vegan sits alongside today’s popular clean and green beauty products.

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Is a new subscription box the answer to clean beauty product discovery?

By Deanna Utroske

In July, MUA and podcaster Cassandra McClure launched the Clean Beauty Kit, a monthly subscription box for both pros and consumers looking to live the clean beauty lifestyle. Cosmetics Design checked in with the entrepreneur to learn about who she’s reaching,...

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Personal care innovation insights for a COVID-19 world

By Deanna Utroske

Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science, is well-regarded in the industry for her deep knowledge of the latest product formulation technologies, advances in beauty science, and trends that matter in the marketplace. In this video,...

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Why should formulating chemists care about personalized beauty?

By Deanna Utroske

A lot of what’s going on in the personalized beauty space today relies on algorithms, data, and all things digital. But ingredient makers are getting in on the trend too, helping chemists trouble shoot NPD for personalized and custom formulation options.

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Sustainability matters more in 2020, shows new data

By Deanna Utroske

The California-based biotech company Genomatica has just released survey data on if and how much consumers in the US care about environmental issues during the COVID-19 health crisis.

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Editor's Spotlight

Highlight on Hygiene: the newly chic personal care category

By Deanna Utroske

As COVID-19 spread around the world, demand for soaps and hand sanitizer increased dramatically. And as the pandemic wears on, the need for basic hygiene products (and hygienic beauty solutions) remains constant. Here, Cosmetics Design looks at headlines...

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