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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?

event image courtesy of Fashion Snoops

Fashion Snoops trend immersion event returns to NYC

By Deanna Utroske

In early November, the trend forecasting agency Fashion Snoops is holding a full-day event in New York City, previewing coming color and culture trends that will impact fashion, home, design, and beauty in the years ahead. In-house FS experts and guest...

4 independent brands that have disrupted the deo business

Editor’s Spotlight

4 independent brands that have disrupted the deo business

By Deanna Utroske

Personal care isn’t the flashiest or most glamourous segment of the industry. But many an indie brand in recent years has launched with innovative versions of the daily staple that is underarm deodorant. Here, Cosmetics Design looks a small selection...

image courtesy of Persona

Persona launches a beauty supplement

By Deanna Utroske

The customized vitamin brand, backed by L Catterton, launched two new dietary supplements and a mobile app this month. It’s the latest in a long line of recent pill and capsule launches from wellness and skin care brands getting in on the beauty-from-within...

Trend Spotting: vinegar beauty treatments

Editor’s Spotlight

Trend Spotting: vinegar beauty treatments

By Deanna Utroske

Vinegars have been used globally for centuries in cooking, medicine, cleaning, and personal care. Now with consumers’ interest in naturals, blend-it-yourself products, and time-honored traditions, vinegar is showing up quite often in skin care, hair and...

Indies' unconventional approach to body care

Editor’s Spotlight

Indies' unconventional approach to body care

By Deanna Utroske

While much of the cosmetics and personal care industry is preoccupied with flashier categories (like color and skin care) and emerging technologies (like microbiome-friendly ingredients), an astute group of independent personal care brand leaders are...

Cheeky Physique: a new category of body care arrives

Cheeky Physique: a new category of body care arrives

By Deanna Utroske

A small selection of brands on the market today are taking the healthy aging approach to body care. These body contouring, skin fitness, and anti-aging brands are all about plumping, firming, smoothing, tightening, and treating skin with the same care...

image courtesy of in-cosmetics North America

A preview of marketing trends to be shown at in-cosmetics North America

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the cosmetics and personal care ingredient and manufacturing trade show returns to New York City. The event’s marketing trends content promises to equip cosmetic chemists and R&D professionals with the data, insights, and inspiration needed...

photo via @ATWBeauty on Instagram; photo credit: @jenniferscamera

Around the World Beauty offers first US tours in New York City

By Deanna Utroske

This summer, the global travel venture, founded by blogger and makeup artist Stephanie Flor, began running short walking tours to some of NYC’s newest cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance shops. Cosmetics Design recently joined a tour to get a sense...

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