Naturals & Organics

Jamaican authorities eye expansion into medical cannabis

Jamaican authorities eye expansion into medical cannabis

By Simon Pitman

The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), of Jamaica, has moved to raise the number of conditional approvals for medicinal cannabis, which includes applications for consumer products such as beauty and personal care.

Indie Beauty Profile Colleen Keenan Nelms, Othús Perfumery

Indie Beauty Profile

Colleen Keenan Nelms, Othús Perfumery

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Colleen Keenan Nelms, founder of Othús Perfumery, describes a new brand grounded in nature, passionate about fragrance, and crafted with intention. And, she has wise advice to share about how beauty entrepreneurs can envision...

Indie Beauty Expo New York City 2019, in photos

Indie Beauty Expo New York City 2019, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The newly revamped Indie Beauty Expo opened and closed its doors in New York City recently, dedicated solely to indie beauty brands and suppliers. In this photo gallery we bring you some of the brand innovation highlights.

What to expect at in-cosmetics Latin America 2019

in-cosmetics Latin America Special Newsletter

What to expect at in-cosmetics Latin America 2019

By Simon Pitman

Ahead of the in-cosmetics Latin America event, Cosmetics Design caught up with show director Daniel Zanetti to find out more about what to expect.

D’Alchémy: a natural skin care brand inspired by medieval chemists

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D’Alchémy: a natural skin care brand inspired by medieval chemists

By Deanna Utroske

Polish beauty entrepreneur Anna Mamczur is on a mission to build a brand with the best anti-aging product in the world. She founded Phenome Organic Skincare in 2009 and D’Alchémy just 2 years ago. At Cosmoprof North America last month, Cosmetics Design...

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$15 million in funding for Herbivore means more cooks in the kitchen

By Deanna Utroske

Thanks to this month’s deal with Silas Capital and Stage 1 Fund, the skin care brand that Julia Wills and Alex Kummerow started in their Seattle, Washington, kitchen eight years ago is about to grow exponentially. And the day-to-day operations of the...

My Magic Mud: the indie beauty brand using dirt to get people clean

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My Magic Mud: the indie beauty brand using dirt to get people clean

By Deanna Utroske

This week, My Magic Mud is exhibiting at the Indie Beauty Expo in New York City. But Cosmetics Design caught up with CEO Jessica Arman last month in Las Vegas, Nevada, to learn how this dirt-based beauty brand that launched with a single product—a tooth...

Indie Beauty Profile Jasmine Lawrence, EDEN BodyWorks

Indie Beauty Profile

Jasmine Lawrence, EDEN BodyWorks

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Jasmine Lawrence, Founder of EDEN BodyWorks, shares insights and highlights about the hair care brand she launched 15 years ago this month. She’s grown the brand in that time to some nine product lines (including body care...

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From The Editor's Desk

Winning over Gen Z: Keep it simple!

By Simon Pitman

A steady stream of market research is pointing to the fact that Generation Z is not only very difficult to engage as a consumer, but also they do not seem to be particularly interested in buying ‘stuff’.

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Skin Sanity’s prebiotic blend of plant extracts earns US patent

By Deanna Utroske

The brand’s acne treatment technology, developed and manufactured by Cosmetic Research Lab, was recently granted a US patent. And Skin Sanity is positioning its skin care product line (formulated with the unique technology) as a clean beauty alternative...

Indie Beauty Profile Michele Gilfoil, Planet Botanicals

Indie Beauty Profile

Michele Gilfoil, Planet Botanicals

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile Michele Gilfoil, founder of Planet Botanicals, describes building an accessible personal care brand with sustainably sourced natural ingredients. And, while sharing her story and advice of entrepreneurship, she notes that building...

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Cargill Beauty teams up with Univar in Latin America

By Simon Pitman

Two of the world’s biggest ingredients suppliers have formed a partnership in the Latin American region that aims to deliver nature-derived, label-friendly and functional ingredients to the region’s personal care industry.

Cosmoprof North America 2019, in photos

Cosmoprof North America 2019, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The biggest B2B beauty industry event in the Americas closed its doors on Tuesday, and here we bring you some of the highlights of the show in photo gallery form, including the discovery seconds, the new Cosmopack section, the Cosmoprof Factory and some...

LATAM companies at Cosmoprof NA, in photos

LATAM companies at Cosmoprof NA, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The massive Cosmoprof North America event attracted beauty companies from all over the world, and in this photogallery we focus on a broad selection of this year's exhibitors who came from the Latin American region.

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Croda commits to cutting greenhouse gases

By Simon Pitman

Croda International says it is committing to reducing its greenhouse gases for its worldwide operations in line with its Science Based Targets initiative.

Inaugural Unfiltered Experience, in photos

Inaugural Unfiltered Experience, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team was at the first ever Unfiltered Experience in Las Vegas this weekend. And we captured some of the highlights from the event in this photo gallery.

An Indie Brand to Watch: SmartyPits, award-winning prebiotic deodorant

An Indie Brand to Watch: SmartyPits, award-winning prebiotic deodorant

By Deanna Utroske

At last night’s Indie Beauty Innovators Awards event in Las Vegas, Nevada, SmartyPits was recognized with ICMAD’s 2019 award for Charitable Company. The brand, founded and led by Stacia Guzzo, donates both product and sales revenue to breast cancer research...

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Can there ever be a zero-chemical beauty ingredient?

By Deanna Utroske

Consumer interest in safe, natural, and synthetic-free cosmetics and personal care products seems to have inspired a whole new beauty marketing language, where ‘chemical-free’ stands in for at-times rather nuanced concepts—not the least of which is actually...

Indie Beauty Profile Shaffali Miglani, Shaffali | ayurvedic and aromatherapy – based skin care

Indie Beauty Profile

Shaffali Miglani, Shaffali

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Shaffali Miglani, Founder of the ayurvedic and aromatherapy – based skin care brand Shaffali, describes the patience and perspective she has gained in over a decade of brand ownership, the value of self-awareness in entrepreneurship,...

Cosmoprof North America is just 3 weeks away!

Cosmoprof North America is just 3 weeks away!

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmoprof North America event will be opening its doors in less than three weeks, and this year it will incorporate a number of brand new innovations to the show floor.

What trade wars mean to smaller beauty players

What trade wars mean to smaller beauty players

By Simon Pitman

Trade wars have been grabbing the headlines for the past couple of years, with protectionist policies spelling both opportunity and barriers for small- to medium-sized beauty companies.

Indie Beauty Profile Michal Berski, Curlsmith

Indie Beauty Profile

Michal Berski, Curlsmith

By Deanna Utroske

In his Indie Beauty Profile, Michal Berski, CEO of Curlsmith, describes a hair care, treatment, and styling brand developed for people with curly hair—a brand he believes is unlike any other on the market. And he offers advice for other personal care...

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Natural beauty brand MyChelle helps fund marine conservation efforts

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the skin care brand announced a new partnership with the Coral Restoration Foundation, a non-profit working to reestablish reefs in Florida and around the world. For mission-driven MyChelle, the partnership is about finding ways to both realize...

Indie Beauty Profile Sara Monster, Sara Rosalie

Indie Beauty Profile

Sara Monster, Sara Rosalie

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Sara Monster, Founder of Sara Rosalie, describes the Amsterdam-based brand’s sustainability strategy, which extends beyond the environmentally conscious sourcing and processing of lanolin (the brand’s hero ingredient) and...

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From The Editor's Desk

What will make skin microbiome a long-term trend?

By Simon Pitman

This week’s two-day Cosmetics Design Summit on Skin Care Microbiome Innovation concluded with a panel discussion to explore whether the microbiome trend is a fad or here for the long-term. The consensus was unanimous…

Indie Beauty Profile Kara Brook Brown, Waxing Kara

Indie Beauty Profile

Kara Brook Brown, Waxing Kara

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Kara Brook Brown, the creative director at Waxing Kara, presents a delightfully well-conceived personal care brand, offers insight into the regulatory challenges of building a consumer goods brand, and explains why hers is...

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3 reasons Codex’ first beauty line will do well

By Deanna Utroske

Codex is a global beauty collective with plans to bring numerous science-backed, clean beauty brands to market. The collective’s first line, called Bia, launched just this week and is already a brand worth watching.

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