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Kids’ blend-it-yourself bath brand Dabble & Dollop debuts on QVC

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Kids’ blend-it-yourself bath brand Dabble & Dollop debuts on QVC

By Deanna Utroske

The past Saturday evening, the video commerce channel introduced the first Big Find pitch winner to its viewership. Cosmetics Design checked in with founder Stephanie Leshney about her experience pitching and presenting alongside show host Shawn Killinger.

The Estée Lauder Companies publishes a first full CR report

The Estée Lauder Companies publishes a first full CR report

By Deanna Utroske

Business is changing. Beauty consumers care about the social and environmental implications of the products they buy; and financial stakeholders see value in publicly responsible and truly sustainable companies. And so, the beauty maker is taking stock...

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How To: a collection of advice for indie beauty brand leaders

By Deanna Utroske

Over the years, Cosmetics Design has covered numerous events on the independent beauty movement. Here is a selection of guidance for startups from insiders and experts who have spoken at those events as well as a few notes from the Cosmetics Design editorial...

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Caswell-Massey opens NYC pop-up boutique

By Deanna Utroske

The centuries-old American fragrance brand has been updating nearly every aspect of its business over the past 3 years and is now welcoming long-time consumers, new brand fans, and curious shoppers to experience the old and the new of Caswell-Massey at...

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Editor's Spotlight

Ingredient makers are going indie

By Deanna Utroske

It’s no longer unusual for multinational raw material suppliers to work with indie beauty brands; but it’s still not the norm. Here Cosmetics Design looks at an array of legacy specialty chemical companies doing business directly with cosmetics, personal...

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This Month in Fragrance: October 2019

By Deanna Utroske

This month’s fragrance industry news on the Cosmetics Design sites covers topics ranging from CBD to biotech, from ingredient transparency to sustainable packaging, to the fragrance market potential in Asia, a L’Oréal acquisition, and more.

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Trend Spotting: more insights from in-cosmetics North America 2019

By Deanna Utroske

Yesterday, Cosmetics Design published an item here about the prevalence of marine ingredients and solid personal care solutions seen at last week’s in-cosmetics NA in New York City. Here we explore a few more concepts that stood out at the trade show.

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Special Edition: In-Cosmetics North America

Trend Spotting: in-cosmetics North America 2019

By Deanna Utroske

At last week’s beauty and personal care ingredient trade show in New York City, a handful of ingredient innovations stood out. Here are a couple of the top trends Cosmetics Design saw at this year’s in-cosmetics North America event.

Indie Beauty Profile of Stephanie Leshney, Dabble & Dollop

Indie Beauty Profile

Stephanie Leshney, Dabble & Dollop

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Stephanie Leshney, founder of the blend-it-yourself kids personal care brand Dabble & Dollop, talks about how her experience in the cosmetics and personal care ingredient business informed the brand she is building now...

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