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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.

Is CBD hair care set to make a big splash?

From The Editor’s Desk

Is CBD hair care set to make a big splash?

By Simon Pitman

CBD skin care is shaping up to be one of the biggest trends of 2019, but is the buzz translating into product launches that target the hair care market?

Expo Belleza 2019, in photos

Expo Belleza 2019, in photos

By Simon Pitman

One of Latin America's most vibrant cosmetic and personal care events place took place in Medellin, Colombia, highlighting some of the most dynamic and fastest growing brands from a country renowned for its love of both beauty and fashion.

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Capsum brings sustainable natural beauty supply chain indoors

By Deanna Utroske

Each year, the formulation technology company hosts pop-up events in Paris, New York, and LA to showcase their unique microfluidic tech as well as a concept-of-the-year. Capsum’s innovation for 2019 is a self-contained facility where botanical ingredients...

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Socati maneuvers for rapid growth in hemp-extract production business

By Deanna Utroske

Earlier this year, the Oregon-based company acquired cosmetics and personal care ingredient maker Blue Marble Biomaterials; and now Socati has appointed 4 new board members with experience in a range of industries and swiftly expanding market niches....

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CBD product makers should be mindful of FDA guidelines, says Kline

By Deanna Utroske

Following the FDA's public hearing on Scientific Data and Information about Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds on May 31, the Kline consulting and research firm issued a media release highlighting 3 points of which cosmetics...

Expo Belleza event founder shares incredible growth story

Expo Belleza event founder shares incredible growth story

By Simon Pitman

The Expo Belleza event in Medellin, Colombia has only been running for four years but has grown exponentially, having started off as a very small event for beauty professionals. Cosmetics Design spoke to event co-founder Joseph La Manna to find out more.

Is microbiome beauty from within set to be big?

Is microbiome beauty from within set to be big?

By Simon Pitman

Beauty from within is a small but fast growing niche that also could serve to boost the skin microbiome trend. Cosmetics Design spoke to Stephen Daniells, editor-in-chief of NutraIngredients USA to find out more.

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From The Editor's Desk

Watch out for indie beauty in Latin America

By Simon Pitman

Latin America is increasingly proving to be a big opportunity for indie beauty brands to take advantage of market conditions that are designed to encourage domestic businesses.

Chemyunion highlights sensorial trends in the Americas

Chemyunion highlights sensorial trends in the Americas

By Simon Pitman

At the recent FCE Cosmetique event, Cosmetics Design got to spoke to Chemyunion skin care expert Patricia Moreira, to find out how its team has interpreted sensorial trends in the LATAM and North American cosmetic and personal care markets right now.

Ingredients players come up with smart solutions to CBD regulation

From The Editor's Desk

Ingredients players come up with smart solutions to CBD regulation

By Simon Pitman

While regulators in the United States and the EU continue to mull laws that might enable the development of the hemp industry, cosmetic and personal care ingredient players have come up with intriguing ways of circumnavigating existing regulations.

Indie Beauty Profile Shuting Hu, Acaderma Inc.

Indie Beauty Profile

Shuting Hu, Acaderma Inc.

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Shuting Hu, founder of Acaderma Inc., outlines the years she spent researching and commercializing the science behind this natural skin care brand. And in keeping with her brand’s academic foundation, she explains why she...

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New research from Mary Kay shows skin care benefits of fruit extracts

By Deanna Utroske

At this month’s annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, Mary Kay associate principal scientist Tiffany Carle presented research data on a serum that the company’s R&D team created using a combination of 5 vitamin-C rich fruit...

Latin America paves the way for CBD cosmetics

From The Editor's Desk

Latin America paves the way for CBD cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

The market for CBD skin care is rapidly opening up in Latin America thanks to a growing acceptance by regulators in countries like Colombia and Mexico, pointing to plenty of opportunities

Natura lines up financing for potential Avon bid

Natura lines up financing for potential Avon bid

By Simon Pitman

Industry observers have been buzzing over the prospect of Natura buying up Avon Products, but with several firm financing options said to be in the pipeline, the acquisition is looking more likely.

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Hair Care Innovation

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Hair Care Innovation

By Simon Pitman

In the second part of a two-part article, we bring five of the most recent and innovative hair care launches in the fast moving and very advanced Latin American market.

Here is why the skin microbiome trend is here to stay

From The Editor's Desk

Here is why the skin microbiome trend is here to stay

By Simon Pitman

Skin microbiome continues to be one of the hottest trends in the industry right now, which is why Cosmetics Design has devoted its inaugural Summit entirely around this topic. But is it a flash in the pan trend?

NYSCC Suppliers Day 2019 opens its doors next week

NYSCC Suppliers Day 2019 opens its doors next week

By Simon Pitman

The 2019 edition of the NYSCC Suppliers Day event will be open for business at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, NYC, for annual two-day show taking place on May 7th and 8th.

Indie Beauty Profile Andrea Dinnick Desavery

Indie Beauty Profile

Andrea Dinnick, Desavery

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Andrea Dinnick, founder of Desavery, explains why being self-funded has—so far—been the right choice for her growing skin care business. And, she very plainly lists the 10+ jobs that a beauty entrepreneur must be ready to...

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LATAM Beauty Brands Profile

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Men's Grooming.

By Simon Pitman

The men's grooming and natural trends have both seen huge growth in the LATAM region in recent years. Here we look at a selection of products that combine both trends, brought to us by the Mintel Global New Products Database.

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