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Khiron and Dixie brands JV targets Latin America

By Simon Pitman

Leading Colombian/Canadian CBD cosmetics player Khiron has teamed up with US-based Dixie brands in a venture aimed at expanding the CBD cosmetic category in Latin America.

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Costa Rica agrees to drop tariffs on Korean cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

The governments of Costa Rica and South Korea have signed a trade agreement that triggers the Central American Free Trade Agreement between the two countries, dropping tariffs on Korean cosmetic imports.

What does soil health have to do with the Cosmetics Industry?

From The Editor's Desk

What does soil health have to do with the Cosmetics Industry?

By Simon Pitman

A huge body of scientific evidence makes it hard to deny that pollution from the agricultural industry has contributed significantly to global climate change, but what might perplex some is how this is connected to the cosmetics and personal care industry.

Indie Beauty Profile Ovsanna Mkrtumyan, Zatik Naturals

Indie Beauty Profile

Ovsanna Mkrtumyan, Zatik Naturals

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Ovsanna Mkrtumyan, co-founder of Zatik Naturals, describes how she and her cofounder built an organic, vegan personal care brand by trial and error; highlights a clever seasonal retail strategy; and outlines the brand’s wide-ranging...

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Maria Natureza

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Maria Natureza

By Simon Pitman

As part of the move towards more natural-looking hair styles, Latin American consumers are all out for natural hair care solutions and product launches.

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Editor’s Spotlight

This One Actually Works: How many deodorant brands can the market bear?

By Deanna Utroske

Alternative deodorants from established indie brands, new startups, natural product makers, and even multinationals are having a moment. There seems to be a new underarm product—in some clever form, format, or formula—launched every day now. Here, Cosmetics...

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics is a Latino-owned natural cosmetics business, based in Australia and serving the Latin American market with its lines of color cosmetic and skin care products.

CBD presents both significant opportunities and hurdles

From The Editor's Desk

CBD presents both significant opportunities and hurdles

By Simon Pitman

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, has taken the cosmetics and personal care world by storm over the past year or so, evinced by a plethora of new product launches across all major markets.

Elena Amato packaging design

Guatemalan designer creates sustainable cosmetics packaging

By Simon Pitman

Packaging designer Elena Amato has created bacterial cellulose sheets using a mixture of natural and sustainable materials that are said to provide a good alternative to plastic packaging for personal care products.

Natura posts strong full-year 2018 results

Natura posts strong full-year 2018 results

By Simon Pitman

Natura & Co revealed that all three of its business divisions – Natura, The Body Shop and Aesop – posted strong full-year 2018 results, capped off by a robust fourth quarter.

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