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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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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...

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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...

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