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Indie Beauty Profile Lili Fan, Dr Lili Fan Probiotic Skin Care

Indie Beauty Profile

Lili Fan, Dr Lili Fan Probiotic Skin Care

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile biochemist, microbiologist, practicing ophthalmologist, and long-time beauty innovator Lili Fan, Founder and President of Dr Lili Fan Probiotic Skin Care, shares insight into the growing microbiome beauty movement and succinct...

the Natural Cosmetics Act would set a legal definition for the term ‘natural’ | © Getty Images \ (YayaErnst)

Natural Cosmetics Act to set legal definition of ‘natural’

By Deanna Utroske

The bill, introduced in the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, would define and legislate the use of the word ‘natural’ and the term ‘naturally-derived’ for cosmetics and personal care labeling and marketing. Ingredient suppliers would be required...

Latin America helps buoy Clariant’s financial performance

Latin America helps buoy Clariant’s financial performance

By Simon Pitman

Specialty chemicals players Clariant has overcome challenging conditions in North America and China, as well as the Care Chemicals division, thanks to strong results in its new markets, particularly in Latin America.

Indie Beauty Profile Amanda Matsui, Yuyo Botanics

Indie Beauty Profile

Amanda Matsui, Yuyo Botanics

By Deanna Utroske

If wellness is a beauty category and hemp-extract is a wellness ingredient, then this topical and ingestible CBD business is an indie beauty brand. Amanda Matsui, co-founded Yuyo Botanics early last year and already the brand is shipping tinctures and...

How sustainability is impacting the LATAM male grooming category

Special Edition: LATAM Male Grooming

Argentine men’s grooming brand focuses on sustainability

By Simon Pitman

Dandy is a cosmetics and personal care brand out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, that is focusing in on two of the biggest trends in the Latin America market – men’s grooming and sustainability.

Beraca's passion fruit extract is big for male skin care

Speical Edition: LATAM Male Grooming

How do Latin American men relate to the naturals trend?

By Simon Pitman

In Latin America the naturals trends has swept the region, impacting product launches across the board. That impact has also been seen in the fast-growing men’s grooming category.

in-cosmetics North America 2019, in photos

in-cosmetics North America 2019, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The in-cosmetics North America 2019 event opened its doors at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, New York City, yesterday. Here we bring you some of the highlights in this photo gallery and an important announcement from the organizer.

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Nala wants to make personal care personal, starting with deodorant

By Deanna Utroske

The Vancouver, British Columbia – based startup launched personalized deodorants this month. And Cosmetics Design checked in with Nala co-founder Mila Juristovski to learn more about the potential of custom, natural personal care products.

In-cosmetics Latin America draws biggest crowd to date

In-cosmetics Latin America draws biggest crowd to date

By Simon Pitman

It was the sixth edition of in-cosmetics Latin America and it also pulled in the biggest ever visitor numbers, with the total now confirmed at 4,700 formulation professionals, a jump of 18% on the previous year.

What was Belleza Y Salud all about in 2019?

What was Belleza Y Salud all about in 2019?

By Simon Pitman

We spoke to Marcela Sanchez, Belleza Y Salud project manager, to find out what was new and innovative about this year’s event, the 18th annual edition.

Belleza Y Salud 2019, in photos

Belleza Y Salud 2019, in photos

By Simon Pitman

This year's Belleza Y Salud saw a 10% increase in exhibitor numbers and the organizers were expecting a similar increase in visitors. Here we bring you some of the highlights in this photo gallery dedicated to the event.

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What’s going on with CBD legislation for beauty?

By Simon Pitman

Ahead of the Cosmetics Design webinar ‘How to Tap into the CBD Beauty Trend the Right Way’, we caught up with our legal expert panelist to find out the latest in CBD regulation.

Chemyunion eyes further expansion into Europe

Chemyunion eyes further expansion into Europe

By Simon Pitman

Chemyunion has taken huge strides in recent years, expanding its main facilities in Sao Paulo, while also setting up a US headquarters in New Jersey, but now it is looking to Europe.

The five biggest trends at in-cosmetics Latin America 2019

The five biggest trends at in-cosmetics Latin America 2019

By Simon Pitman

The Latin American market for beauty and personal care has seen huge strides in both innovation and growth. And although it is not a world leader in trends, there is still plenty going on to keep the industry busy.

biophile skincare: because fermentation is the future of beauty

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biophile skincare: because fermentation is the future of beauty

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s IBE NY event, co-Founders Alison Cutlan and Grace Fooden were giving press, influencers, and industry insiders at the show a sneak preview of the probiome beauty brand they are launching this fall. In this video interview with Cosmetics...

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Belleza Y Salud highlights barber fest and education

By Simon Pitman

Although this year’s Belleza Y Salud event will have a specific focus on nail art and nail care, the organizers also have a lot of other draws planned for the event, including the Barber Fest and an extensive educational program.

Jamaican authorities eye expansion into medical cannabis

Jamaican authorities eye expansion into medical cannabis

By Simon Pitman

The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), of Jamaica, has moved to raise the number of conditional approvals for medicinal cannabis, which includes applications for consumer products such as beauty and personal care.

Indie Beauty Profile Colleen Keenan Nelms, Othús Perfumery

Indie Beauty Profile

Colleen Keenan Nelms, Othús Perfumery

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Colleen Keenan Nelms, founder of Othús Perfumery, describes a new brand grounded in nature, passionate about fragrance, and crafted with intention. And, she has wise advice to share about how beauty entrepreneurs can envision...

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