Naturals & Organics

Beauty ingredient maker Croda opens marine biotech center in Canada

Croda opens marine biotech center in Canada

By Deanna Utroske

The specialty chemical maker is looking to the marine environment and biotechnology as a sustainable alternative to conventional personal care ingredient manufacturing. And having acquired Prince Edward Island – based Nautilus Biosciences at the start...

Trend Spotting: formulating beauty products with the mushrooms of the world

Editor’s Spotlight

Trend Spotting: mushrooms of the world

By Deanna Utroske

The use of mushrooms in beauty product formulations has been an emerging for years. But now it seems that the prolific fungi are gaining real popularity with skin care consumers. Certainly, the natural cosmetics and personal care movement can take some...

image courtesy of MAV Beauty Brands

Cake Beauty launches in US

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian brand Heather Reier founded in 2003 was acquired near the start of 2018 and is now expanding into the States through a partnership with the Rite Aid drugstore chain. And, the brand’s new owners have plans to extend the international reach...

Indie Beauty Profile Allison Moss type:A Brands

Indie Beauty Profile

Allison Moss, type:A Brands

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Allison Moss, founder of type:A Brands, shares real insight into how she’s leading a deodorant brand that is changing the category’s packaging norms, helping define the clean beauty movement, and navigating what would seem...

5 takeaways from CEW’s panel event on natural beauty

5 takeaways from CEW’s panel event on natural beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Last week in New York City, Cosmetic Executive Women hosted a discussion among industry leaders asking, What is the New Natural? Answers to this question were mixed but the likes of Tata Harper and Credo co-founder Annie Jackson, who both spoke on the...

4 ways indie founders are approaching hair care

Editor’s Spotlight

4 ways indie founders are approaching hair care

By Deanna Utroske

Startups and niche brands exist in every category and corner of the beauty industry today. However, hair care and styling brands don’t always get the same fanfare that innovative color cosmetics, skin care, and fragrance indies do. Here, Cosmetics Design...

Expo Beauty Show 2018, in photos

Expo Beauty Show 2018

Expo Beauty Show 2018, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The three day Expo Beauty Show closed its doors on Tuesday in Mexico City, confirming another extremely busy show for what is a favorite destination for professional beauty players, platforming domestic players, as well as bigger Latin American and Global...

image courtesy of Idea Couture

Idea Couture event animates The Future of Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Last month in New York City, Idea Couture hosted an interactive and educational day-long event that brought the innovation and design firm’s new report on The Future of Beauty to life. The event and report highlighted 6 cosmetics and personal care trends...

Prom Peru makes debuts at Belleza Y Salud

Belleza Y Salud 2018

Prom Peru makes its debut at Belleza Y Salud

By Simon Pitman

The Peruvian goverment's Department of Manufacturing Diversity, Prom Peru, had a big stand on the show of this year's Belleza Y Salud event in Bogota, Colombia, This was the first time the organization had exhibited and we spoke to Melissa Vallebuona...

Key trends from independent beauty brands in Europe

Key trends from independent beauty brands in Europe

By Lucy Whitehouse

What are the defining trends among independent beauty brands in Europe, and what is the current state of the indie beauty market in the region? We discovered key insights at last week’s Indie Beauty Expo in London.

Colombian government backs moves to internationalize Belleza Y Salud

Belleza Y Salud

Colombian government backs moves to internationalize Belleza Y Salud

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetics Design caught up with Juan Carlos Castro Lozano, executive director of the ANDI National Business Association of Colombia Chamber of Personal Care Products to find out how the organization has been helping to make the Belleza Y Salud event more...

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