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Cosmetics Design to talk Beauty & Bacteria at AIRS Conference

By Deanna Utroske

May 31 and June 1 in Barcelona, Spain, the Institute for the Advancement of International Rehabilitation Standards is hosting a second International conference on Genomics and Microbiomics. And Cosmetics Design Editor Deanna Utroske will be there, speaking...

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CEW Beauty Awards highlight industry trends

By Deanna Utroske

At last week’s CEW Beauty Awards luncheon event in New York City, the organization honored brands in over 45 categories and in doing so, showcased several top industry trends: probiotic care, wellness products, indie brands, sustainability initiatives,...

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Who is the indie beauty consumer?

By Deanna Utroske

The indie beauty continues to grow; and while direct-to-consumer brands, pop-up shops, and makers markets are still very much a part of indie retail landscape, most major department stores, beauty specialty shops, and countless lifestyle boutiques carry...

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4 beauty trends seen at 2019 Cosmoprof NA preview event

By Deanna Utroske

Tuesday morning in New York City, the organizers of Cosmoprof North America hosted a press preview event, featuring 25+ brands and manufacturers that will be at this summer’s show. Cosmetics Design was there, and these are the formulation, packaging,...

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IBMG makes Indie Beauty Expo purely B2B and adds supply side event

By Deanna Utroske

Today, the Indie Beauty Media Group announced it’s closing the consumer discovery portion of its IBE events to better focus on the business needs of exhibiting brands. And at IBE NY this August, the group will debut a new face-to-face event—Uplink Live—connecting...

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Indie Beauty Innovators Awards open for entries

By Deanna Utroske

The annual CITY awards facilitated by ICMAD have been rebranded for 2019 and are now accepting entries for products, brands, and people across some 14 categories.

Indie Beauty Profile Nickie Nougaisse, Curls Dynasty

Indie Beauty Profile

Nickie Nougaisse, Curls Dynasty

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Nickie Nougaisse, founder of Curls Dynasty talks about building a solution-based hair brand for people with textured hair, specifically for people with dry hair issues and those who are transitioning from a chemically relaxed...

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