Naturals & Organics

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...

Indie Beauty Profile Andrew Glass Non Gender Specific

Indie Beauty Profile

Andrew Glass, Non Gender Specific

By Deanna Utroske

Andrew Glass, founder of Non Gender Specific, reminds entrepreneurs just how often they might be told, “that is a horrible idea,” before the business takes off. And, he describes the beginnings of a skin care brand that’s aspiring to be right for everyone....

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...

Indie Beauty Profile Lishawn Lalonde Uliv Skincare

Indie Beauty Profile

Lishawn Lalonde, Uliv Skincare

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lishawn Lalonde, founder of Uliv Skincare, suggests that, as a solo entrepreneur, taking slow but steady steps forward is the best way to build a plant-based skincare line.

L’Occitane unveils start-up studio, Obratori

L’Occitane unveils start-up studio, Obratori

By Simon Pitman

The France-based brand owner says that the launch aims to promote an entrepreneurial spirit to promote the start-up of new and innovative cosmetic and personal care brands.

Palette Naturals: year one as a startup fragrance supplier

Palette Naturals: year one as a startup fragrance supplier

By Deanna Utroske

Last year, Miriam Vareldzis launched a new venture—a beauty industry supply business dedicated to natural fragrance and ingredient transparency. Today, Palette Naturals has clients in 8 countries and the company’s fragrance accords are used in skin care,...

The big business of natural beauty ingredients

Editor's Spotlight

The big business of natural beauty ingredients

By Deanna Utroske

Acquisitions and launches in the natural cosmetics and personal care ingredients space have been coming along pretty steadily for the past year or so now—evidence that the natural beauty is no longer restricted to the fringes of the industry. Here, Cosmetics...

Indie Beauty Profile Kristen Tostado Social Paint

Indie Beauty Profile

Kristen Tostado, Social Paint

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Kristen Tostado, founder of a new color cosmetics brand called Social Paint, explains why she and her brand are passionately gluten free. And, she gives a bit of insight into why she believes indie beauty and mass production...

in-cosmetics Latin America 2018, in photos

in-cosmetics Latin America 2018, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team was at the in-cosmetics Latin America 2018 event in Sao Paulo, Brazil this week, and in this photo gallery we bring you some of the highlights, including the most important and interesting ingredients and new technology to be...

The rise and rise of vegan claims for cosmetics

Natural & Organic Labelling Special Edition

The rise and rise of vegan claims for cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetic and personal care carrying vegan claims are definitely on trend these days, highlighted by a daily deluge of new product launches carrying animal-friendly labels, worldwide.

Edible Beauty: pills, tonics, teas, skin care, and cosmetics

Natural & Organic Labelling Special Edition

Edible Beauty: pills, tonics, teas, skin care, and cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

Today’s personal care consumer believes that the body, effectively, eats whatever comes into contact with the skin. And this means that the quality and origin of skin care, hair care, fragrance, and beauty ingredients are all the more significant. Edible...

So what was BASF doing at Cosmoprof North America?

So what was BASF doing at Cosmoprof North America?

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team caught up with Ido Kadman, Marketing Communications Manager at BASF Care Chemicals, to find out what the company was doing at Cosmoprof North America, one of the industry's biggest events, but also one that is very much...

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