Tech Innovation

beauty consumers up spending on international ecommerce

Import Facts: beauty consumers up spending on international ecommerce

By Deanna Utroske

DTC brands as well as online shopping in general have benefited from lifestyle changes brought on by the pandemic. And now it’s also clear that cross-border ecomm is doing better in categories including skin care, fragrance, and color cosmetics, according...

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Smashbox debuts AI-powered makeup try-on technology

Estée Lauder Companies-owned Smashbox has extended its partnership with global beauty tech provider Perfect Corp to become the first ever beauty brand to be paired up with the YouCam Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered face analyzer technology.

Beauty brands help boost business at Yottaa

Beauty brands help boost business at Yottaa

By Deanna Utroske

The website performance optimization specialist served more than 200% more sites during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and signed deals with notable skin care and hair care brands like TULA and Briogeo.

L’Oréal Canada calls for innovative startups

L’Oréal Canada calls for innovative startups

By Deanna Utroske

This month the beauty maker announced an open innovation challenge, recruiting scalable businesses with winning solutions in ecommerce, conscious tech, or new channel opportunities.

Coty takes KylieSkin ecommerce overseas

Coty takes KylieSkin ecommerce overseas

By Deanna Utroske

D2C beauty is everything in 2020. So cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance brands of every size are investing and expanding to get in front of consumers online. And that’s just what Coty is doing with KylieSkin in 4 new markets.

Why should formulating chemists care about personalized beauty?

Why should formulating chemists care about personalized beauty?

By Deanna Utroske

A lot of what’s going on in the personalized beauty space today relies on algorithms, data, and all things digital. But ingredient makers are getting in on the trend too, helping chemists trouble shoot NPD for personalized and custom formulation options.

Cutitronics Innovation: the future of beauty tech is omnichannel

Cutitronics Innovation: the future of beauty tech is omnichannel

By Deanna Utroske

The 2020 global health and financial crisis have accelerated the use of digital technology and data around the world, regardless of demographics and across industries. But the next-generation of consumer-held skin care technology wasn’t manifest by a...

New consumer messaging options for beauty businesses

New consumer messaging options for beauty businesses

By Deanna Utroske

This week the social customer service company Conversocial added Apple Business Chat to its roster of messaging (and payment) channels. And DaySmart Software recently added free teleconference consultation capabilities for some 14,000 spas and salons.

Coronavirus pushes B2B beauty to go digital

Coronavirus pushes B2B beauty to go digital

By Deanna Utroske

With nearly every 2020 cosmetic and personal care tradeshow canceled or postponed, beauty industry suppliers are taking ingredient launches, technical seminars, branded content, and much more online to keep business moving.

Next month's show will also feature a ‘Best Technology 2020’ award for innovators in the beauty tech space (Getty Images)

in-cosmetics Global spotlights beauty tech

By Kacey Culliney

in-cosmetics Global will feature a dedicated beauty tech zone, showcasing the latest smart products and providing a platform to network and spark collaboration.