Naturals & Organics

AEM Lab debuts unique marine mud at in-cosmetics Global

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AEM Lab debuts unique marine mud at in-cosmetics Global

By Deanna Utroske

214 million years ago a meteorite hit what is today Québec, Canada; between then and now, the Earth has turned the mineral-rich space rock (sea water and the impacted, surrounding soil) into mud and clay with a unique composition and an array of skin...

LATAM companies at in-cosmetics Global, in photos

LATAM companies at in-cosmetics Global, in photos

By Simon Pitman

Latin American companies left a big mark on the show floor at the recent in-cosmetics Global event in Paris. In this photo gallery we bring you some of the highlights and tell you what those businesses were highlighting.

Vantage acquires Textron Plimon Natural Oils

Vantage acquires Textron Plimon Natural Oils

By Simon Pitman

Vantage Specialty Chemicals has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Textron Plimon, a specialist in natural oils for the personal care, food and fine chemical industries.

in-cosmetics Global Paris, in photos

in-cosmetics Global Paris, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The in-cosmetics Paris appears to be the best attended event in almost to date, if preliminary figures prove to be an accurate representation. In this photo gallery we bring you some of the most interesting developments from the biggest formulation players....

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Khiron and Dixie brands JV targets Latin America

By Simon Pitman

Leading Colombian/Canadian CBD cosmetics player Khiron has teamed up with US-based Dixie brands in a venture aimed at expanding the CBD cosmetic category in Latin America.

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Costa Rica agrees to drop tariffs on Korean cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

The governments of Costa Rica and South Korea have signed a trade agreement that triggers the Central American Free Trade Agreement between the two countries, dropping tariffs on Korean cosmetic imports.

What does soil health have to do with the Cosmetics Industry?

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What does soil health have to do with the Cosmetics Industry?

By Simon Pitman

A huge body of scientific evidence makes it hard to deny that pollution from the agricultural industry has contributed significantly to global climate change, but what might perplex some is how this is connected to the cosmetics and personal care industry.

Indie Beauty Profile Ovsanna Mkrtumyan, Zatik Naturals

Indie Beauty Profile

Ovsanna Mkrtumyan, Zatik Naturals

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Ovsanna Mkrtumyan, co-founder of Zatik Naturals, describes how she and her cofounder built an organic, vegan personal care brand by trial and error; highlights a clever seasonal retail strategy; and outlines the brand’s wide-ranging...

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Maria Natureza

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Maria Natureza

By Simon Pitman

As part of the move towards more natural-looking hair styles, Latin American consumers are all out for natural hair care solutions and product launches.

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Editor’s Spotlight

This One Actually Works: How many deodorant brands can the market bear?

By Deanna Utroske

Alternative deodorants from established indie brands, new startups, natural product makers, and even multinationals are having a moment. There seems to be a new underarm product—in some clever form, format, or formula—launched every day now. Here, Cosmetics...

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics is a Latino-owned natural cosmetics business, based in Australia and serving the Latin American market with its lines of color cosmetic and skin care products.

CBD presents both significant opportunities and hurdles

From The Editor's Desk

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...

POS Bio-Sciences rebrands to become plant-based ingredient supplier

POS Bio-Sciences rebrands to become plant-based ingredient supplier

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian company got its start in the 1970s as a spinoff of a research initiative at the University of Saskatchewan and worked in partnership with several industries on a contract-services model. Now renamed KeyLeaf, the business will be focused squarely...

Indie Beauty Profile Ursula Snyder, DU NORD SKIN CARE

Indie Beauty Profile

Ursula Snyder, DU NORD SKIN CARE

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Ursula Snyder, founder of DU NORD SKIN CARE, describes how she has created a brand that respects the land. Hers is an eco-lux skin care line with a levelheaded lifestyle approach to branding, packaging, formulation, and overall...

Black Chicken Remedies and the appeal of Australian beauty brands

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Black Chicken Remedies and the appeal of Australian beauty brands

By Deanna Utroske

Among the trends Cosmetics Design is watching in the Americas region this year is the influx and popularity of brands and ingredients from Oceana. Case in point: Black Chicken Remedies, the once tiny Australian organic skin care and wellness brand founded...

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Bare Me Beauty brings Dry Mask technology to IBE

By Deanna Utroske

At last month’s Indie Beauty Expo event in Los Angeles, California, a new skin care startup out of Canada introduced IBE shoppers, buyers, influencers, and media to the innovative water-free, reusable textile mask technology created by Biomod Concepts....

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Inbiotech

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Inbiotech

By Simon Pitman

Colombian biotech company Inbiotech started up as a biotech research firm back in 2004, but has since expanded with a beauty and personal care portfolio that includes five hair and skin care brands targeting a range of different functions.

Beauty Industry Awards deadline extended by one week

From The Editor's Desk

Beauty Industry Awards deadline extended by one week

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team has decided to extend the deadline for the 2019 Beauty Industry Awards, from February 8th to February 15th, giving businesses an extra week to make submissions to a competition that could prove to be the ultimate platform for...

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