Naturals & Organics

CBD presents both significant opportunities and hurdles

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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.

Indie Beauty Profile Aneela Zaman, Zaman Skincare

Indie Beauty Profile

Aneela Zaman, Zaman Skincare

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile Aneela Zaman, founder of Zaman Skincare, gives insight into the challenges and joys of building a skin care business today, illustrates the importance of taking good advice and disregarding imprudent opinions, and describes...

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SOL Global’s new venture will add cannabis beauty

By Deanna Utroske

The international investment firm has formed a subsidiary dedicated to hemp, CBD, and THC-free cannabinoid and has plans develop or acquire cosmetics and personal care brands in this space.

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LATAM Special Edition: Natural Hair Care

Mintel highlights the hottest natural hair care launches

By Simon Pitman

The Latin American region has always been about hair care, so combine that with the naturals trends and you have a segment of the market that is alive with new product launches and innovation.

Indie Beauty Profile Emilie Davidson Hoyt, LATHER

Indie Beauty Profile

Emilie Davidson Hoyt, LATHER

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Emilie Davidson Hoyt, founder of LATHER, shares an outline of her long-running indie brand: an unassuming masstige personal care line that’s meeting the expectations of today’s naturals consumer. She has sound advice for other...

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What you missed at CEW’s ‘future of cannabis in beauty’ event

By Deanna Utroske

Tuesday in New York City, CEW hosted a panel discussion about cannabis-derived ingredients. Speakers and sponsors from a range of cosmetics, personal care, and wellness brands already doing business in the cannabis beauty space were on hand to talk best...

Edwin Chamorro, founder of Inzunai

Indie Beauty Brand Profile

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Inzunai of Colombia

By Simon Pitman

Inzunai forged its name as a provider of ingredient for cosmetics and personal care sourced from the Colombian Amazon. The next logical step for the business was finished products.

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How the CBD trend is unfolding in Europe

By Simon Pitman

Cannabidiol (CBD) skin care has already taken the US market by storm, and it is starting to make a splash in European markets too, underlined by a recent spike in new product launches containing the ingredient.

Indie Beauty Profile Nabila Chemillier, L’ODAÏTÈS

Indie Beauty Profile

Nabila Chemillier, L’ODAÏTÈS

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Nabila Chemillier, CEO of L’ODAÏTÈS, describes how she and her sisters have built a plant-based brand with all the practicality and luxury of French skin care to share their families beauty regime with today’s discerning natural...

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