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Color cosmetics maker Tokiwa Corp. sets up manufacturing in US

By Deanna Utroske

Late last year, the contract manufacturer announced plans to renovate, equip, and open a first US facility to manufacture Japanese color products in the States. Tokiwa is investing over $30 million dollars in the New Jersey manufacturing site, which is...

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What is indie beauty anyway?

By Deanna Utroske

Recently, brands featured on the Indie Beauty Profile column have been asked to define or explain their thinking on what makes a cosmetics, personal care, or fragrance brand independent. Here, Cosmetics Design has complied a selection of the replies in...

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Trend Watch: pre-sport probiotic skin care

By Deanna Utroske

At this week’s SCC Annual Meeting and Technology Showcase in New York City, Roelmi HPC launched its latest personal care and beauty ingredient. Aective is a biotech-derived molecule that provides microbial defense as well as skin moisturization and elasticity...

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Cover Girl’s newest makeup line designed for women of color

By Deanna Utroske

This month the Coty brand launched a new line of color cosmetics on Ulta.com. The Full Spectrum Collection of complexion and color products are “specifically designed to address the skin and color needs of WOC,” according to Cover Girl.

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2018 cosmetics and personal care ingredient launches

By Deanna Utroske

Certainly no year passes in the beauty industry without a significant number of new ingredient technologies coming to market. Here, we look at selection of standout ingredients that made headlines on Cosmetics Design over the last 12 months.

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CEW event highlights beauty retail’s shift to psychographics

By Deanna Utroske

At a CEW Speakers Series event this week in New York City, Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette spoke one-on-one with Jill Scalamandre, chairwoman of Cosmetic Executive Women, about how the company is updating its approach to beauty, what the acquisitions of Blue...

Proof of Concept: Global ingredient makers keep launching beauty brands

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Proof of Concept: Global ingredient makers keep launching beauty brands

By Deanna Utroske

Barriers to market entry for cosmetics and personal care brands are said to be lower than ever, due in large part to ecommerce opportunities, social media marketing, and more transparent production channels. So while countless solo entrepreneurs are launching...

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2019 Fragrance Foundation Awards now open for nominations

By Deanna Utroske

The prestigious awards are given out annually at a glamourous summertime gala event in New York City. And the non-profit organization is now accepting nominations from members and non-members alike, in categories ranging from Indie Fragrance to Packaging,...

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The conscious beauty supply chain

By Deanna Utroske

Conscious personal care consumers, mission-driven fragrance brands, and feel-good cosmetics marketing campaigns are hard to miss now days. So smart suppliers and distributors are not only helping beauty makers tell more nuanced ingredient stories, they...

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L’Oréal marks 60 years in Canada with new offices

By Deanna Utroske

In 1958, the beauty maker opened in Canada with one division, L'Oréal Coiffure, focused on professional hair products. Now the Canadian subsidiary comprises 4 divisions, 39 brands, and brought in $1.192bn in sales last year.

Coty wants to lead the beauty industry into a cruelty-free future

Coty wants to lead the beauty industry into a cruelty-free future

By Deanna Utroske

This week the multinational personal care, cosmetics, and fragrance maker announced a new partnership with the advocacy group behind the Leaping Bunny logo. Along with the announcement came news that the Cover Girl makeup brand has been certified by Cruelty...

DSM showcases beauty formulas made for chemists, consumers, and Instagram

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DSM showcases beauty formulas made for chemists, consumers, and Instagram

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s in-cosmetics North America event, DSM wasn’t showing new ingredients but rather chose to feature new ways to work with familiar inputs and deliver benefits that are very much in vogue with contemporary trends, regulations, and formulator...

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Coty reformulates another hair color brand, adding ME+

By Deanna Utroske

Monday evening in New York City, Coty executives, R&D leaders, and creative professionals hosted a launch event for the newly reformulated professional color product Koleston Perfect with ME+. But the new hair color is about more than a technology...

Indies' unconventional approach to body care

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Indies' unconventional approach to body care

By Deanna Utroske

While much of the cosmetics and personal care industry is preoccupied with flashier categories (like color and skin care) and emerging technologies (like microbiome-friendly ingredients), an astute group of independent personal care brand leaders are...

Cheeky Physique: a new category of body care arrives

Cheeky Physique: a new category of body care arrives

By Deanna Utroske

A small selection of brands on the market today are taking the healthy aging approach to body care. These body contouring, skin fitness, and anti-aging brands are all about plumping, firming, smoothing, tightening, and treating skin with the same care...

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A preview of marketing trends to be shown at in-cosmetics North America

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the cosmetics and personal care ingredient and manufacturing trade show returns to New York City. The event’s marketing trends content promises to equip cosmetic chemists and R&D professionals with the data, insights, and inspiration needed...

Caswell-Massey: an on-trend indie brand that’s centuries old

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Caswell-Massey: an on-trend indie brand that’s centuries old

By Deanna Utroske

At the recent BeautyX Summit in New York City, Cosmetics Design spoke with Caswell-Massey CEO Nicolas Arauz about how a brand launched in the 1700s fits into the current indie beauty movement, the work he’s doing to simultaneously conserve and update...

Next generation sustainability and what it means for the beauty industry, Beauty Heroes founder Jeannie Jarnot

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Next generation sustainability and what it means for the beauty industry

By Deanna Utroske

At BeautyX in New York City last month, Cosmetics Design caught up with Beauty Heroes founder Jeannie Jarnot to learn more about her passion for Going Blue—a term that describes how forward-thinking businesses are taking steps to give back and actually...

Indie Beauty Profile Shiva Tavakoli Joon Haircare

Indie Beauty Profile

Shiva Tavakoli, Joon Haircare

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Shiva Tavakoli, co-founder of Joon Haircare, outlines her retail growth strategy for the brand. And she shares her tips for keeping a new beauty business focused on what matters most.

6 Indie Beauty Trends You Missed at Project Beauty Expo 2018

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6 Indie Beauty Trends You Missed at Project Beauty Expo

By Deanna Utroske

This past Sunday at PBE in New York City, there were plenty of compelling concepts and innovations to be seen; including new ingredient trends such as avocado oil and purée, cucumber seed oil, and alternative sugars like molasses. In this video montage,...

How can fragrance brands keep up with the pace of change? Rhona Stokols Perfumariē

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How can fragrance brands keep up with the pace of change?

By Deanna Utroske

In this video interview with Cosmetics Design, fragrance industry expert Rhona Stokols (a partner at the innovative venture known as Perfumariē) talks about how the business of scent is changing and how savvy perfumers, suppliers, brands, etc. are gathering...

The shift to waterless cosmetics

The shift to waterless cosmetics

By Natasha Spencer

In our sustainability focus, we delve into the metamorphosis of water in beauty and personal care by looking at the demand for waterless product R&D efforts and releases.

Indie Beauty Expo is headed to Dallas, Texas

Indie Beauty Expo is headed to Dallas, Texas

By Deanna Utroske

The premier cosmetics and personal care industry event for startups and independent brands has expanded to include a full three-day show in culturally and commercially vibrant northern Texas. Opening May 9th, IBE has something for everyone: entrepreneurs,...

Marie Thadal talks about taking over as NYSCC chair in 2017

Marie Thadal talks about taking over as NYSCC chair in 2017

By Simon Pitman

Marie Thadal will be next year's Chair for the New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. We spoke with Thadal to find out about her reaction to the appointment and what she has planned for the organization in the year ahead.

Ray Ordiales talks about his stint as chair of the NYSCC

Ray Ordiales talks about his stint as chair of the NYSCC

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetics Design recently caught up with Rey Ordiales, the out-going Chair for New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetics Chemists. During the conversation he spoke about the challenges that the role has presented in the course of the past years, his...

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