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The 2019 Beauty Industry Awards are open!

The 2019 Beauty Industry Awards are open!

By Simon Pitman

The third annual Beauty Industry Awards is open for entries, with the Cosmetics Design team inviting entries for ten categories representing all aspects of the industry, from finished products through to formulation.

Pure & Mine Bath Essentials Bundle (photo courtesy of the brand)

Pure & Mine bets on consumer preference to blend personalized hair care

By Deanna Utroske

The new brand is counting not only on consumer demand for customized personal care but also on the fact that consumers know what they want and that individual expectations and tastes should determine what goes into each shampoo and conditioner formulation.

Tea Time: 3 indie brands brewing up beauty

Editor’s Spotlight

Tea Time: 3 indie brands brewing up beauty

By Deanna Utroske

A wide variety of tea-derived inputs is used in personal care product formulations, most often for their antioxidant activity. Green tea, white tea, fermented black tea, matcha, blue tea (which is really butterfly-pea flower and lemongrass), and other...

How is indie beauty shaping up in Europe?

Editor's Spotlight

How is indie beauty shaping up in Europe?

By Simon Pitman

The first ever Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) to take place in Europe has just been wrapped up in London, a small event that showcased some of the leading brands targeting the market there.

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

Editor’s Spotlight

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...

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