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Indie Beauty Profile Stacia Guzzo SmartyPits

Indie Beauty Profile

Stacia Guzzo, SmartyPits

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Stacia Guzzo, co-founder of SmartyPits, outlines how she shuttered one personal care business venture to launch the brand her customers were clamoring for. And, she shares wise and thorough advice, suggesting that the company...

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Univar adds Sino Lion ingredients in US

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care and cosmetics ingredient distributor announced a new partnership this month, one that not only expands Univar’s sustainable ingredients portfolio but that will also generate new so-called green prototype product formulations for beauty...

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Editor’s Spotlight

These 4 indie brands are going all in on marine ingredients

By Deanna Utroske

At next month’s Indie Beauty Expo in Los Angeles, California, numerous new cosmetics and personal care trends will be visible. Chief among them, the emerging marine ingredients trend. Here Cosmetics Design looks at 4 brands, exhibiting at IBE, that are...

NaturaNectar to launch bee propolis skin care line in 2019

NaturaNectar to launch bee propolis skin care line in 2019

By Deanna Utroske

The Florida-based company has been in business for 10 years, harvesting propolis, processing it with green extraction technology, and developing products for the wellness market. Now, NaturaNectar has announced plans to get into the beauty business.

ACI's first US Microalgae Industry Summit set for May 2019 will include cosmetics and personal care topics

First US Microalgae Industry Summit set for May 2019

By Deanna Utroske

Algae and algae outputs are increasingly useful in the cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance industries—a fact that is not lost on global events producer Active Communications International. The company is hosting its first US Microalgae Industry Summit...

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.

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...

Ecovia Intelligence natural cosmetics masterclass

Ecovia Intelligence natural cosmetics masterclass

By Simon Pitman

Natural and organic market information provider Ecovia Intelligence has opened up the registration for a one-day Natural Cosmetics Masterclass training and workshop in San Francisco on January 15th, 2019.

 Lancer Skincare teams up with Cosmax for Australian launch

Lancer Skincare teams up with Cosmax for Australian launch

By Natasha Spencer

Teaming up with Korean beauty leader, Cosmax, the dermatology-focused skin care providers will utilise the K-beauty brand’s reputation as Australia’s leading independent distributor and importer to craft customer relationships and generate sales.

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.

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