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Avon to launch CBD skin care

By Deanna Utroske

In a blog item posted online this past Sunday, Sandra Cosma, the beauty maker’s Manager of Future Innovation, announced plans to expand Avon’s new vegan Distillery collection to include a product formulated with CBD.

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CBD skin care to get a boost from Amyris technologies

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty ingredient maker has announced recent advances in fermentation technology and posted new research data online that shows the advantages of formulating CBD skin care with the company’s biotech Neossance Squalane.

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MyChelle Dermaceuticals launches CBD skin care line

By Deanna Utroske

After 20 years on the market, the clean beauty brand is refreshing its branding, signing a deal with Ulta, and launching a new line of products—formulated with CBD—called ENHANCE.

Indie Beauty Profile Tony Rechtman, INIKA Organic

Indie Beauty Profile

Tony Rechtman, INIKA Organic

By Deanna Utroske

In his Indie Beauty Profile, Tony Rechtman, CEO and Founder of Australia-based Total Beauty Network, the company behind the INIKA Organic brand talks about his work to make effective natural makeup and skin care a reality and about the sizable company...

Indie Beauty Profile Linda Dempah, Adeba Nature

Indie Beauty Profile

Linda Dempah, Adeba Nature

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Linda Dempah, CEO of Adeba Nature, describes the solid beginnings of the brand she’s built around a single, rare ingredient—Adjoba oil.

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Is beauty going bananas?

By Deanna Utroske

A recent fragrance concept report from Sozio suggests that the familiar tropical notes of banana are showing up in fine fragrance, skin care, body care, and beyond.

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NOHBA Summit on clean and green beauty opens in March

By Deanna Utroske

The first summit event from the Natural and Organic Health and Beauty Alliance will run for 2 days in Los Angeles, California, bringing together cosmetics and personal care industry leaders for educational sessions and networking meant to clarify and...

'Our aspiration is to build not just the best beauty company in the world, but the best beauty company for the world,' says Natura & Co group CEO Roberto Marques (Getty Images)

The future of a Natura-Avon beauty powerhouse?

By Kacey Culliney

Natura & Co has finalised its Avon acquisition, creating a global pure-play beauty giant and direct-to-consumer leader – a mega-business it wants to use to fight the climate crisis, champion cruelty-free, female empowerment and local communities.

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The Year in Cannabis Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

2019 has been a big year for CBD, hemp, and cannabis in cosmetics and personal care. And while the regulatory climate is far from fixed, suppliers, manufacturers, and brands of every size have been making moves in cannabis beauty.

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Highlights from our 2019 coverage of the LATAM region

By Simon Pitman

It has been an interesting year in the Latin American region, with economic and political volatility, environmental issues and sustainability all underpinning what has happened in the beauty industry.

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What’s the big fuss about the circular economy?

By What’s the big fuss about the circular economy?

As beauty and personal care manufacturers and suppliers raise the bar on sustainability, the circular economy is a phrase that is popping up with increasing frequency? But what is it and what does it mean to the industry.

Indie Beauty Profile Asel Hofgartner, Kana Vita

Indie Beauty Profile

Asel Hofgartner, Kana Vita

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Asel Hofgartner of Kana Vita (a very new CBD skin care and body care brand) gives a candid snapshot of the beginnings of business and shares a bit of insight into how she and Daren Hofgartner transitioned from being entrepreneurs...

Urban Juve confirms six more Latin American markets

Urban Juve confirms six more Latin American markets

By Simon Pitman

On the back of continued strong growth, The Yield Growth Corp, owner of the hemp-based Urban Juve skin care brand, has confirmed it is moving into six more Latin American markets.

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Special Edition Newsletter: Water Reduction Formulation

How to get water reduction formulation right

By Simon Pitman

The waterless and water reduction trend is definitely continuing to grow as consumers reach out for products that are both more convenient, particularly for on-the-go, as well as more environmentally friendly.

Natura defends environmentalists’ work in the Amazon

Natura defends environmentalists’ work in Amazon

By Simon Pitman

In light of criticism by the Brazil government towards NGOs working towards protecting the Amazon region, Natura has come out in defense of environmental protection the region.

Safic-Alcan UK won the Laura Marshall Memorial Award for Innovation at SCS Formulate last month for its 'flexible solid' exfoliating and cleansing pad pictured

Special Edition Newsletter: Water Reduction Formulation

A solid future: Could flexible pads mark a fresh sustainable cleansing movement?

By Kacey Culliney

Solids have gained plenty of traction as a sustainable alternative in personal care, requiring less water and packaging. And with innovation lathering up nicely, the future suggests innovative variants beyond the traditional soap bar may soon win shelf...

Biotech ingredients are made by microbes, often bacteria or yeast or algae that have undergone DNA editing.

Special Edition: Biotechnology for Natural Formulation

Has biotech made more natural beauty ingredients available?

By Deanna Utroske

Here, Cosmetics Design looks at a selection of ingredients, made possible through biotechnology, that have come to market in recent years and how those new inputs figure into the natural and green beauty movements.

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