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 Indie Beauty Profile Mehir Sethi, True + Luscious

Indie Beauty Profile

Mehir Sethi, True + Luscious

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile Mehir Sethi, CEO of True + Lucious, shares insight into how she launched and led a new color cosmetics brand to $1m in sales during COVID-19.

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Beauty makers and industry suppliers sign on to Golden Design Rules

By Deanna Utroske

The rules are an initiative of Canada – based Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Plastic Waste Coalition of Action. And already companies like Unilever, J&J, Henkel Canada, and Colgate-Palmolive are supporting the initiative, which aims to ensure “no plastic...

5 Insights on color cosmetics for Women of Color with Karim Orange

5 Insights on color cosmetics for Women of Color

By Deanna Utroske

Emmy-nominated clean beauty artist Karim Orange rose to national prominence as a makeup artist for ABC’s daytime show The View. In this 5 Insights video, the self-described makeup activist and curator of Gabriel Cosmetics’ newly launched United Shades...

Melodie Reynolds, Founder and CEO of Elate Cosmetics

Indie Beauty Profile

Melodie Reynolds, Elate Cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Melodie Reynolds, Founder and CEO of Elate Cosmetics, talks about the importance and cultural significance of indie beauty. And she shares insight into how time and tech can be leveraged to make the impossible possible.

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Amyris to launch Clean Beauty Collaborative

By Deanna Utroske

The biotech company behind Biossance and Pipette recently announced a partnership with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and plans for a brand she’ll soon lead alongside Caroline Hadfield.

Ozohu Adoh, CEO of EPARA

Indie Beauty Profile

Ozohu Adoh, EPARA

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Ozohu Adoh, CEO of EPARA, outlines the concept behind a luxury botanical skin care brand created specifically for women of color. And, she shares 3 top tips for cosmetics and personal care entrepreneurs at any stage of business.

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2021 Blue Beauty Awards open for nominations

By Deanna Utroske

The program launched just last year as a collaboration between INNOCOS and Beauty Heroes, celebrates beauty, wellness, and lifestyle brands and products that are sustainable and making a positive impact on the environment.

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Tula Skincare makes LinkedIn Top Startups 2020 list

By Deanna Utroske

Today, the business and employment platform announced the top 50 independent or privately held businesses that have “risen to the challenges that 2020 has presented.” And Tula is not the only brand of interest to the beauty industry on the list.

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Amyris produces CBG for skin care at commercial scale

By Deanna Utroske

Cannabinoid ingredients are increasingly popular in personal care. And with its engineered yeast and fermentation process, the biotech company Amyris is now equipped to manufacture cannabigerol, or CBG, commercially.

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Shoppers Drug Mart puts 2 new vegan skin care brands on the shelf

By Deanna Utroske

Only one of the brands is new to the personal care marketplace, but they are both new to the retailer. And both ZERO by Skin Academy and Versed show just how neatly vegan sits alongside today’s popular clean and green beauty products.

Clean Beauty Kit photo courtesy of Cassandra McClure

Is a new subscription box the answer to clean beauty product discovery?

By Deanna Utroske

In July, MUA and podcaster Cassandra McClure launched the Clean Beauty Kit, a monthly subscription box for both pros and consumers looking to live the clean beauty lifestyle. Cosmetics Design checked in with the entrepreneur to learn about who she’s reaching,...

Timeless Skin Care teams up with TerraCycle

Timeless Skin Care teams up with TerraCycle

By Deanna Utroske

To make it easy for consumers to recycle plastic bottles for Timeless Skin Care’s most popular products, the brand has partnered on a mail back program with TerraCycle.

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Sustainability matters more in 2020, shows new data

By Deanna Utroske

The California-based biotech company Genomatica has just released survey data on if and how much consumers in the US care about environmental issues during the COVID-19 health crisis.

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LoveKind bets on turmeric-based beauty with a purpose

By Deanna Utroske

The newly founded collective has announced an equity ownership partnership with Yellow Beauty, a brand that holds turmeric as its hero ingredient and the imperative to end child marriage in Bangladesh as its mission.

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Fragrance Ingredient Trends for the Future

By Deanna Utroske

Scented personal care and fine fragrances are trending now toward all things calming, comforting, and familiar. But here, Cosmetics Design looks at fragrance trends on a larger scale and at the strategies that brands and suppliers are implementing to...

CosmeticsDesign Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series Episode 5: From farm to face

30 MINUTE WATCH - EPISODE 5

Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series Episode 5: From farm to face

By Deanna Utroske

In this episode, Yve-Car Momperousse of Kreyol Essence and Emma Dawes of the Soil Association talk about how important supply chains and certifications can be in the clean beauty movement. Scroll down to watch the video.

CosmeticsDesign Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series Episode 4: Getting the message right

30-MINUTE WATCH – EPISODE 4

Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series Episode 4: Getting the message right

By Kacey Culliney

Communicating the concept and credentials of clean and ethical beauty in a market without any unanimous industry or consumer definition remains a big challenge, but there are plenty of clear opportunities when navigating this space. Scroll down to watch...

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