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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

'Our aspiration is to build not just the best beauty company in the world, but the best beauty company for the world,' says Natura & Co group CEO Roberto Marques (Getty Images)

The future of a Natura-Avon beauty powerhouse?

By Kacey Culliney

Natura & Co has finalised its Avon acquisition, creating a global pure-play beauty giant and direct-to-consumer leader – a mega-business it wants to use to fight the climate crisis, champion cruelty-free, female empowerment and local communities.

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Editor's Spotlight

Is Colgate’s new optic-sensor toothbrush a beauty device?

By Deanna Utroske

The oral care brand is showing its Plaqless Pro Smart Electric Toothbrush at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. And the biofilm-busting device has already won the show’s Best of Innovation for Health and Beauty award.

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What beauty retail brought us in 2019

By Simon Pitman

Beauty retail has come full evolved beyond all recognition in the past few years, with digital retailers, social media and the growth of dedicated high street chains such as Ulta and Sephora all playing a part.

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Indie Beauty Profile

Ming Zhao, PROVEN Skincare

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Ming Zhao, co-founder and CEO of PROVEN Skincare, describes how she and Amy Yuan have leveraged AI to formulate skin care and build a beauty brand that’s delivering evermore carefully customized product.

Avon partners with Fuse Universal on training tech platform

Avon partners with Fuse Universal on training tech platform

By Deanna Utroske

The social-selling beauty company took its popular paper brochure digital in 2018, introduced a mobile-first training solution for Avon representatives in May, and is now working with Fuse to create a digital education and communications platform for...

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Event Preview

CEW Connected Consumer event returns to New York City

By Deanna Utroske

This Friday, Cosmetic Executive Women will host the popular beauty tech event for the third year running. Speakers will be a who’s who of the tech and beauty industry, representing Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Pinterest as well as P&G, Estée Lauder,...

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YouTube introduces a new dedicated channel for style and beauty content

By Deanna Utroske

The popular video sharing website has created a channel expressly for cosmetics, personal care, and fashion content that will organize and compartmentalize beauty videos to be both useful for viewers and useful to brands and advertisers hoping to incorporate...

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Beauty Tech Deal: Cellink to acquire Cytena

By Deanna Utroske

This month, multinational bioprinting technologies company Cellink announced having reached a deal to acquire Cytena for €30.25 million. The Freiburg, Germany – based venture specialises in single-cell printing technology. And the deal will expand Cellink’s...

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Coty’s direct-to-consumer brand Younique adds AI

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the social media – based beauty brand launched a new online tool called the Younique Beauty Guide. It’s a facial analysis tool that facilitates virtual product try-on for consumers as well as more informed product recommendations from presenters.

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Beauty Tech Launch: the Atolla Skin Health System hits the market

By Deanna Utroske

This week the Brooklyn-based beauty tech venture headed up by Meghan Maupin and Sid Salvi officially launched. The new personalized skin care system makes use of an at-home testing kit, mail-order custom serums, and machine learning to document and adapt...

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