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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...

Kuida Colombian CBD skin care range launches at Belleza Y Salud

Belleza Y Salud

Kuida Colombian CBD skin care range launches at Belleza Y Salud

By Simon Pitman

A major new skin care range based on CBD oil was launched at the recent Belleza Y Salud event in Bogota, Colombia, Called Kuida, and launched by Colombian company Khiron, the new range has significant financial backing and looks set for a strong start.

Indie Beauty Profile Dr. Isfahan Chambers Harris Alodia Hair Care

Indie Beauty Profile

Dr. Isfahan Chambers Harris, Alodia Hair Care

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Dr. Isfahan Chambers Harris, founder of Alodia Hair Care, describes putting her scientific expertise to work to solve her own hair care challenges. And, sharing a bit of her personal background, she encourages would-be entrepreneurs...

image courtesy of EPARA

Editor's Spotlight

EPARA and the rise of luxury skin care for women of color

By Deanna Utroske

This week in New York City, indie founder Ozohu Aodh and Essence magazine beauty director Julee Wilson introduced the luxury natural skin care line EPARA to a room of industry editors and influencers ahead of the brand’s retail debut in the US. EPARA...

Colombian coffee-based scrub and mask brand aims big

Belleza Y Salud 2018

Colombian coffee-based scrub and mask brand aims big

By Simon Pitman

A brand new brand on the Colombian market, Mae Selva has been built around coffee as the base ingredient for a range of masks and scrubs. We spoke to co-founder Felipe Paros to find out about the brand's ambitions for the future.

in-cosmetics North America 2018, in photos

in-cosmetics North America 2018

in-cosmetics North America 2018, in photos

By Simon Pitman

Here are some of the photo highlights of a the busy in-cosmetics North America event, where there were many new ingredient launches, a strong conference program and underlying themes such as the adaption to the needs of indie beauty formulators. Click...

Algae has a big role in the future of global beauty

Editor’s Spotlight

Algae has a big role in the future of global beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Marine-derived ingredients are on the rise in cosmetics and personal care product formulations. In particular, algae from every corner of the ocean is being used as both an ingredient and an ingredient factory. Here, Cosmetics Design takes a quick look...

Indie Beauty Profile Therese Clark Lady Suite

Indie Beauty Profile

Therese Clark, Lady Suite

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Therese Clark, founder of Lady Suite, discusses how and why she’s launching a clean women’s wellness brand into the cosmetics and personal care space. And she shares insight into why it takes a healthy mix of creative vision...

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...

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