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AHPA calls for nominations for 2021 awards

The deadline for nominations for the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) 2021 Awards will close on January 15, with the awards to be presented at a virtual meeting on March 9.

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2020 Year in Review

For We Can Only Be Beautiful Together

By Deanna Utroske

15 Cosmetics Design articles that illustrate how 2020 began to change the business of beauty by and for Black People.

Beauty trends 2021 by CosmeticsDesign global editors

12-MINUTE WATCH: TRENDS 2021 BY COSMETICSDESIGN EDITORS

15 global beauty trends to watch in 2021: From CosmeticsDesign’s Editors

By Kacey Culliney

Multicultural beauty, sophisticated hygiene and green products for all will take the spotlight next year, as consumers turn to relatable and engaging concepts that fulfil their needs. CosmeticsDesign’s global editors take you through the top 15 global...

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CBD: the beauty ingredient trend that can’t be stopped

By Deanna Utroske

Innovations in cannabis beauty just keep coming from suppliers, brands, business leaders, and new entrepreneurs alike. Here Cosmetics Design looks at 2020 highlights from this compelling (and at times controversial) new category.

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Mozzafiato: Italian Beauty has a new retail home in the US and Canada

By Deanna Utroske

Building on the multi-brand specially beauty concept popularized by retailers large and small, like Sephora, Ulta, Credo, and Beauty Heroes, Mozzafiato is curating Italian Beauty brands for the US market and reaching consumers both online and in store....

Indie Beauty Profile Rajiv Chandra, Mum & You

Indie Beauty Profile

Rajiv Chandra, Mum & You

By Deanna Utroske

In his Indie Beauty Profile, Rajiv Chandra, CEO of Mum & You describes building a brand for both expecting and new mothers as well as for their young children. And he shares notes on the importance of having a team of employees that represents the...

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Can L’Oréal really help stop public sexual harassment?

By Deanna Utroske

After survey data showed that 9 out of 10 women around the world say that harassment is the number one issue they face, the multinational beauty maker teamed up with Hollaback!, an organization dedicated to transforming culture and ending harassment.

Susanna Fernandes, 2021 Chair of the NYSCC

Susanna Fernandes to chair NYSCC executive committee in 2021

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the New York chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists announced members of the incoming executive board. Fernandes, Lead E-Sales Executive with specialty cosmetic ingredient manufacturer TRI-K, will head up the committee in the New Year.

5 Insights on growing a beauty startup into a new market

5 Insights on growing a beauty startup into a new market

By Deanna Utroske

Lori Machiorlette, Co-Founder of the beauty device brand blendSMART, has been importing consumer goods as President in charge of marketing and sales for Worth Products Group for over 15 years. And now in 2020, she’s leveraged her knowledge and contacts...

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AI-driven skin care startup Atolla expands ingredient portfolio

By Deanna Utroske

The brand Meghan Maupin and Sid Salvi launched last August just added over 20 new skin care ingredients to its formulation menu, which means that Atolla’s 5,000 + loyal customers are about to get more sophisticated custom-products.

Ester Larrosa, Founder and Formulator at Hyalurgie

Indie Beauty Profile

Ester Larrosa, Hyalurgie

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile Ester Larrosa, Founder and Formulator at Hyalurgie, shares the background and beginning of a luxury-basics skin care brand, which she expects to resonate with consumers over 40.

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Carolyn Aronson launches Be A 10 color cosmetics brand

By Deanna Utroske

The makeup brand is not only new to the market for November, but Be A 10 Cosmetics along with It’s A 10 Haircare are picking up publicity this month as sponsors of both the 2020 Miss Teen USA and Miss USA competitions.

5 Insights on the current 2020 Latina Beauty movement - Stephanie Flor

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5 Insights on the current Latina Beauty movement

By Deanna Utroske

Stephanie Flor, celebrity makeup and hair artist and Founder of Around the World Beauty, has traveled to more than 30 countries to further the global conversation about beauty. Here, she shares insight on the categories, trends, and people leading today’s...

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L’Oréal signs licensing deal with bacterial biotech firm Micreos

By Deanna Utroske

Under the agreement announced today, the Netherlands-based bacterial technology company will give L’Oréal access to a proprietary enzyme that targets and kills staphylococcus aureus—the endolysin is already an ingredient in Micreos’ own skin care brand...

Robyn Mclean (right) and Hello Cup Co-Founder Mary Bond

Indie Beauty Profile

Robyn Mclean,The Hello Cup

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Robyn Mclean of The Hello Cup offers advice on the best first step that every indie beauty brand founder should take; and she shares notes on how she and Co-Founder Mary Bond are building a brand that’s simultaneously about...

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Raise the Green Bar Sustainability Summit is this Thursday

By Deanna Utroske

On October 22, the cross-industry sustainability event (now in its fourth year) goes online with a half-day of programming meant to help corporations, brands, and consumers connect and coordinate on all things sustainability.

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Cantu gets into the body care business

By Deanna Utroske

On Tuesday, the popular mass textured hair care brand announced the launch of Cantu Skin Therapy, a line of body moisturizers.

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2020 Beacon Awards coincide with Beauty Independent anniversary

By Deanna Utroske

IBMG’s beauty news publication has been running online for three years now. And late last month, the media company announced the first Beacon Award winners, celebrating the entrepreneurs, allies, and brands that not only make headlines on the site but...

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Consumer Confidence: TULA Skincare plans to spark a movement

By Deanna Utroske

In 2020, skincare, self-care, clean beauty, and probiotics are all quite buzz-worthy in the beauty marketplace. And while TULA Skincare fits into all of those categories, the brand hopes to direct consumer attention elsewhere with a new empowerment movement...

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