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Supplementing Indie Beauty

Editor’s Spotlight

Supplementing Indie Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Color brands commonly branch into skin care and vice versa, fragrance brands have been known to add body care, and hair color brands regularly add care and treatment products to their portfolios. Today, beauty supplements are some of the most buzz worthy...

image courtesy of Belk Beauty

Department store chain Belk launches own color cosmetics brand

By Deanna Utroske

Today the company announced its newest private-label brand, Belk Beauty. The product collection, as well as the department store itself, centers on a very Southern identity. Makeup from the new brand was inspired by regional cities such as, Atlanta, Charlotte,...

The big business of natural beauty ingredients

Editor's Spotlight

The big business of natural beauty ingredients

By Deanna Utroske

Acquisitions and launches in the natural cosmetics and personal care ingredients space have been coming along pretty steadily for the past year or so now—evidence that the natural beauty is no longer restricted to the fringes of the industry. Here, Cosmetics...

The rise and rise of vegan claims for cosmetics

Natural & Organic Labelling Special Edition

The rise and rise of vegan claims for cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetic and personal care carrying vegan claims are definitely on trend these days, highlighted by a daily deluge of new product launches carrying animal-friendly labels, worldwide.

Getting to the core of beauty brand strategies

Getting to the core of beauty brand strategies

By Simon Pitman

At the recent Cosmoprof North America, Matthew Quint, who is Director of Columbia Business School's Center on Global Brand Leadership, gave a presentation about core brand strategy. Cosmetics Design spoke to him to find out more.

Are free-from products creating harm or safety?

Are free-from products creating harm or safety?

By Natasha Spencer

Free-from claims are designed to provide reassurance to safety and health-conscious consumers, which, in turn, help build trust and confidence in their purchasing decisions. But are they proving successful? Or is the real harm in the nature of these free-from...

Edible Beauty: pills, tonics, teas, skin care, and cosmetics

Natural & Organic Labelling Special Edition

Edible Beauty: pills, tonics, teas, skin care, and cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

Today’s personal care consumer believes that the body, effectively, eats whatever comes into contact with the skin. And this means that the quality and origin of skin care, hair care, fragrance, and beauty ingredients are all the more significant. Edible...

Why the big cosmetics buzz is all about CBD oil

Cosmoprof North America

Why the big cosmetics buzz is all about CBD oil

By Simon Pitman

The recent Cosmoprof North America event was the platform for a packed presentation about cannabis in cosmetics. Cosmetics Design caught up with one of the panelists to find out what all the excitement is about.

image courtesy of MoonBox

MoonBox: a look at the metaphysical beauty movement

By Deanna Utroske

Mineral makeup is one thing, but there’s a whole new niche of the beauty and personal care industry that is based on mindful beauty, holistic healing, astrology, numerology, crystals, stones, and smudge sticks. To find out more about this growing segment...

Caswell-Massey: an on-trend indie brand that’s centuries old

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Caswell-Massey: an on-trend indie brand that’s centuries old

By Deanna Utroske

At the recent BeautyX Summit in New York City, Cosmetics Design spoke with Caswell-Massey CEO Nicolas Arauz about how a brand launched in the 1700s fits into the current indie beauty movement, the work he’s doing to simultaneously conserve and update...

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