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Well-Kept Beauty app joins Accelerate Baltimore

Well-Kept Beauty app joins Accelerate Baltimore

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week, the seed accelerator program of Baltimore City’s Emerging Technology Centers announced the seven companies selected to participate during 2018. And Sheena Deanne, the founder of Well-Kept Beauty is among the innovators selected to take...

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L’Oréal debuts new personalized skin care tech

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty maker chose to announce its new SkinCeuticals product and counter-top formulating technology at the 2018 Fast Company Grill in Austin, Texas (an event for influencers and innovative thinkers that coincides with the SXSW conference and festivals)....

13 women entrepreneurs accepted into Sephora Accelerate 2018

13 women entrepreneurs accepted into Sephora Accelerate 2018

By Deanna Utroske

Sephora has been running its Accelerate program for women brand founders and startup leaders for three years now. This week, the company announced the 13 women selected to participate in the 2018 edition of the program—they represent brands innovating...

Cosmetics Design Latin America wants to hear from you!

Cosmetics Design Latin America wants to hear from you!

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team is dedicating itself to providing the most cutting edge and informative news for the cosmetics and personal care industry throughout Latin America, so, naturally, we want to hear about all the news from your business in the region!

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Coty personal beauty assistant launches on Amazon Echo Show

By Deanna Utroske

The multinational cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance company is debuting its Amazon Echo skill Let’s Get Ready for all Echo devices this month. Voice services, chat bots, and virtual assistant tools like this are on the rise; and Coty is an early...

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New Skintuition tech on display at CES 2018 today

By Deanna Utroske

The optical technology platform developed by Cambridge Consultants is bringing top-of-the-line skin data analysis in to the hands and homes of beauty consumers. Cosmetics Design caught up with Edward Brunner, head of Asia consumer business for the company,...

Cosmoprof Bologna focuses on international industry

Cosmoprof Bologna focuses on international industry

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmoprof Bologna Worldwide event organisers are focusing on making the 2018 event portfolio even more international with the addition of some key events and further partnership developments.

For NYX Professional Makeup, VR is “the new frontier in…beauty”

For NYX Professional Makeup, VR is “the new frontier in…beauty”

By Deanna Utroske

The L’Oréal color cosmetics brand has teamed up with electronics company Samsung and VR production agency Cubicle Ninjas on a virtual beauty tutorial experience. Today, the experience launches in select stores and there are plans to expand the brand’s...

Beauty industry trends to look out for in 2018

Beauty Trends 2018

Beauty industry trends to look out for in 2018

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team has compiled a list of the top trends to look out for in each of the three regions we cover - Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Be sure to watch this video so you can clue into what to expect in 2018 and stay one step ahead...

The 2018 Beauty Industry Awards go live!

2018 Beauty Industry Awards

The 2018 Beauty Industry Awards go live!

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team is proud to announce the launch of the 2018 Beauty Industry Awards, the second edition of this prestigious competition highlighting achievements in the development of both beauty ingredients and finished products.

Spotify just became a beauty retail platform

Spotify just became a beauty retail platform

By Deanna Utroske

Pat McGrath Labs has teamed up with the music streaming service, and as of this week a newly released color cosmetics collection developed as part of the So Obsessed campaign that’s a joint project between McGrath and singer, songwriter Maggie Lindemann...

Shiseido Americas acquires AI tech company Giaran

Shiseido Americas acquires AI tech company Giaran

By Deanna Utroske

The deal brings advanced artificial intelligence technologies to the beauty company. And Shiseido intends to take full advantage of the company’s tech tools and data capabilities.

Digital. Natural. Beautiful. Alban Muller mask video

Digital. Natural. Beautiful.

By Deanna Utroske

Today, personal care and cosmetic ingredient makers know that all things green, bio-based, and alternative are of great interest to the beauty manufacturers they serve. And yet, this is the digital age. How are beauty ingredient companies to engage in...

CEW event brings digital beauty pros together to learn from the best

CEW event brings digital beauty pros together to learn from the best

By Deanna Utroske

Beauty’s digital, tech, and marketing insiders flocked to CEW’s Connected Consumer Conference last week to hear the experts discuss how brands are using the latest tech tools to engage with consumers today. And Cosmetics Design was there to find out what’s...

Trending Tech: A quick tour of digital beauty business innovations

Trending Tech: A quick tour of digital beauty business innovations

By Deanna Utroske

At recent cosmetics and personal care industry events across New York City beauty tech makers were exhibiting imaging systems, product development (and full lifecycle) software, as well as in-store digital tools and toys. Here, Cosmetics Design takes...

Sagekat launches green beauty retail resource

Sagekat launches green beauty retail resource

By Deanna Utroske

The privately owned online media company announced the launch of its new shopping site this week, a dot com designed as a destination for consumers looking to discover and buy cosmetics and personal care products (as well as fashion) that meets a fixed...

AR from Perfect Corp makes headway in beauty

AR from Perfect Corp makes headway in beauty

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty technology company behind several popular augmented reality makeup platforms recently celebrated a milestone. Perfect Corp’s suite of YouCam apps have been downloaded over half a billion times by consumers around the world.

Technology and the future of beauty

Technology and the future of beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Tuesday at this week’s MakeUp in New York color cosmetics trade show in NYC, a standing-room-only conference session featuring speakers from L’Oréal, Google, and Peclers Paris, outlined how tech tools, data, and trends are changing beauty for consumers,...

How beauty brands can get social media right

How beauty brands can get social media right

By Sinead Norenius-Raniere

In today’s digital environment, things move fast especially with social media. So having a clear understanding of what is important and what you should be doing is critical to success both from an engagement standpoint but also a brand standpoint.

FIT and Allure Magazine launch online beauty certificate program

FIT and Allure Magazine launch online beauty certificate program

By Deanna Utroske

Online learning in the cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance industries is gaining ground: L’Oreal teamed up with General Assembly on a program for the company’s marketing pros in late 2015, The Fragrance Foundation launched a perfume course early this...

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Perfect Corp and QVC collaborate on immersive shopping app

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty tech brand and the broadcast TV shopping network teamed up on an AR beauty purchase platform that lets consumers first virtually try on product that they see being demonstrated and then buy that product from QVC within the same app.

Department store beauty retail at Saks 5th Avenue gets digital update

Department store beauty retail gets a digital update

By Deanna Utroske

Saks Fifth Avenue is rethinking its beauty retail and services concepts and opening new digital salons / spas / makeup counters in partnership with renowned hair colorist Joel Warren. The Salon Project will roll out in stores over the next two years.

Buxom Cosmetics’ new ecommerce and digital strategy

Buxom Cosmetics’ new ecommerce and digital strategy

By Deanna Utroske

Under the direction of Serena Giovi, senior vice president of global for Buxom at Shiseido Americas Corporation, the prestige color cosmetics line is positioning itself to be a digitally driven brand.

Skin care ingredient maker Croda invests in Cutitronics

Skin care ingredient maker Croda invests in Cutitronics

By Deanna Utroske

The deal with tech company Cutitronics is about more than just skin care devices and personalized product recommendations. It’s an expertise exchange and an opportunity for Croda to be a major player in ‘big data for skin care’ market.

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Madison Reed is “operationally blowing up the salon channel”

By Deanna Utroske

Two months ago Madison Reed partnered with Ulta to sell hair color kits and bring its AI chatbot tool in-store. Cosmetics Design spoke with Amy Errett, CEO of Madison Reed, late last week to find out how the partnership is going and how this new company...

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bareMinerals launches an app with MatchCo technology

By Deanna Utroske

MADE-2-FIT is the first app from Shiseido since the multinational beauty company acquired MatchCo in January. Designed expressly for use on the iPhone, it’s now available to color cosmetics consumers on the App Store

L’Oréal backs Time Inc.’s new social video brand, The Pretty

L’Oréal backs Time Inc.’s new social video brand, The Pretty

By Deanna Utroske

The new content initiative is sponsored exclusively by L’Oréal consumer brands and will leverage the knowhow of several Time Inc. beauty editorial teams. Among The Pretty’s debut series is one that’s all about DIY, showing consumers how to make their...

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L’Oréal launches an in-house app to welcome new hires

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty maker’s Fit Culture App is the first of its kind, a global digital tool that introduces new L’Oréal employees to the ins and outs of company culture—a culture that going forward will clearly be well-grounded in the technology of the times.

Annual PACk event debuts in New York City

Annual PACk event debuts in New York City

By Deanna Utroske

Last week in Manhattan, design and pre-press agency Diadeis hosted the first annual Packaging Artwork Conference, bringing together professionals in artwork, labeling, merchandising, and packaging concept development to learn and share insights on visual...

Gattefossé launches new corporate website in English

Gattefossé launches new corporate website in English

By Deanna Utroske

Just last month the cosmetics and personal care ingredient maker opened its North American Technical Center of Excellence in New Jersey. And today, Gattefossé is going live with a newly updated English-language website. All the new site functionality...

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