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New brands emerge at The Makeup Show 2019

New brands emerge at The Makeup Show 2019

By Genevieve Santos-Bann

Dubbed as the “Beauty Experience,” The Makeup Show is where professional makeup artists go to restock their favorite products and engage in demos and workshops with premier artists from around the globe.

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Consumer Education: Supergoop pop-up teaches the basics of SPF

By Deanna Utroske

This past weekend in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, the prestige sun care brand opened a pop-up shop that invited millennials back to school to learn about the importance of daily sunscreen use and about how the Supergoop brand can help make that...

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Editor's Spotlight

4 indie beauty brands standout at The Makeup Show NYC

By Deanna Utroske

This year’s New York City edition of The Makeup Show includes numerous indie exhibitors across categories, from skin care to color cosmetics, from lash makers to nail brands, and from accessories to brushes. Following this weekend’s press preview of the...

Who’s talking to consumers about cosmetic chemistry? a Cosmetics Design interviw with Trina Espinoza, msbeautyphile

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Who’s talking to consumers about cosmetic chemistry?

By Deanna Utroske

In this interview filmed at in-cosmetics Global, Cosmetics Design sits down with science communicator Trina Espinoza (aka msbeautyphile) to learn about her work educating beauty consumers, what she’s doing to bridge the gap between industry information...

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This Month in Fragrance: April 2019

By Deanna Utroske

Fragrance can be elusive. But it’s an important sector of the beauty industry and one that Cosmetics Design covers more often than you might think. This month we’ve shared news of corporate partnerships, venture capital investment, recognition of an outstanding...

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NYSCC Suppliers’ Day hosts Indie Forecast chat

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s ingredient trade show in New York City, Fedora Stojkoska-Hristov, head of New Product Development for Rare Beauty Brands; Sanjiv Mehra, Chairman of ICMAD and CEO of eos products; and Cosmetics Design Editor Deanna Utroske will discuss what...

Biossance: the beauty brand that biotech built - an interview with Caroline Hadfield

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Biossance: the beauty brand that biotech built

By Deanna Utroske

Caroline Hadfield is no stranger to the beauty industry. She’s held executive positions with LVMH, Sephora, and The Body Shop. And most recently she’s built a beauty brand from within a biotech firm. Cosmetics Design sat down with Hadfield earlier this...

Indie Trail companies offer beauty startups less and more at in-cosmetics Global 2019

Indie Trail companies offer beauty startups less and more

By Deanna Utroske

Just 34 of the more than 800 companies exhibiting at the in-cosmetics Global tradeshow in Paris this month opted to be featured on the event’s first Indie Trail map—a guide meant to help indie beauty brands and aspiring founders find and connect with...

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New legislation in Canada advances likelihood of animal testing ban

By Deanna Utroske

On Friday, Conservative MP Marylyn Gladu (who represents Sarina—Lambton, Ontario) moved to have a bill read that would effectively ban the sale and manufacture of cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients tested on animals. Advocates are calling this legislative...

2019 CEW Female Founders Award winners (left to right): Errett, Renfrew, Twine, Tsai, Gores Ireland, and Hewitt

CEW honors indie beauty brand founders

By Deanna Utroske

Last month in New York City, the professional organization Cosmetic Executive Women held its first Female Founders Awards event, celebrating the brands and business built by Amy Errett, Lauren Gores Ireland and Marianna Hewitt, Gregg Renfrew, Vicky Tsai,...

Indie Beauty Profile Maya Ivanjesku, LaFlore Probiotic Skincare - Dakota Biotech and microbiome-friendly skin care

Indie Beauty Profile

Maya Ivanjesku, LaFlore Probiotic Skincare

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile Maya Ivanjesku, chief scientific officer at LaFlore Probiotic Skincare, shares insight in to the challenges of building a microbiome skin care brand and offers personal care startup founders refreshingly honest advice about...

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