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Indie Beauty Profile

Robyn Mclean,The Hello Cup

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Robyn Mclean of The Hello Cup offers advice on the best first step that every indie beauty brand founder should take; and she shares notes on how she and Co-Founder Mary Bond are building a brand that’s simultaneously about...

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Raise the Green Bar Sustainability Summit is this Thursday

By Deanna Utroske

On October 22, the cross-industry sustainability event (now in its fourth year) goes online with a half-day of programming meant to help corporations, brands, and consumers connect and coordinate on all things sustainability.

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Cantu gets into the body care business

By Deanna Utroske

On Tuesday, the popular mass textured hair care brand announced the launch of Cantu Skin Therapy, a line of body moisturizers.

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2020 Beacon Awards coincide with Beauty Independent anniversary

By Deanna Utroske

IBMG’s beauty news publication has been running online for three years now. And late last month, the media company announced the first Beacon Award winners, celebrating the entrepreneurs, allies, and brands that not only make headlines on the site but...

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Consumer Confidence: TULA Skincare plans to spark a movement

By Deanna Utroske

In 2020, skincare, self-care, clean beauty, and probiotics are all quite buzz-worthy in the beauty marketplace. And while TULA Skincare fits into all of those categories, the brand hopes to direct consumer attention elsewhere with a new empowerment movement...

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J&J invests in textured hair brand Sunday II Sunday

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the venture capital arm of Johnson & Johnson contributed to the brand’s seed financing round. It’s funding that will allow the D2C brand, specializing in active beauty for Black women, to reach more consumers with more products.

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Dial soap invests $23 million to expand production in the US

By Deanna Utroske

Personal care product manufacturer Henkel, which owns the hygiene brand, announced plans to hire more workers and add new equipment and manufacturing capacity—for soap, hand wash, and hand sanitizer—at sites in both New York State and Pennsylvania.

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2021 Beauty Shortlist Awards open for entries

By Deanna Utroske

The international cosmetics, personal care, and wellness awards program is known as a discovery platform for retailers and consumers as well as for being independent from advertiser or sponsorship support.

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5 small beauty businesses awarded FedEx grants

By Deanna Utroske

Last week FedEx Express Canada announced 30 small businesses receiving grants under the company’s new #SupportSmall initiative, a program to help small business across that country survive the Coronavirus economic recession.

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FDA publishes hand sanitizer testing protocol to detect impurities

By Deanna Utroske

This week, as part of its response to contaminated and unsafe hand sanitizers, the agency published a testing methodologies document. The protocols outlined in the new document can be used to determine the quality of finished sanitizer products.

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2020 Beacon Award nominees have been made public

By Deanna Utroske

This week, Beauty Independent announced the list of nominees for its 2020 Beacon Awards, a new program developed to celebrate the brands, products, retailers, and people that make indie beauty innovative and successful.

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Personal care innovation insights for a COVID-19 world

By Deanna Utroske

Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science, is well-regarded in the industry for her deep knowledge of the latest product formulation technologies, advances in beauty science, and trends that matter in the marketplace. In this video,...

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Avon to launch skin care for women in menopause

By Deanna Utroske

The multinational beauty maker has been previewing the Adapt Sync product line since 2019; and now Avon has published a study on what women worldwide know and how they think about menopause.

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Keech Combe Shetty elected Board Chair of PCPC

By Deanna Utroske

The Personal Care Products Council has announced that as of Monday, Keech Combe Shetty—Executive Chair at Combe, the personal care company behind brands like Vagisil and Just For Men—is the organization’s new Board Chair.

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PCPC launches Hand Sanitizer Ingredient Connection Program

By Deanna Utroske

Earlier this month, the Personal Care Products Council announced a new initiative to connect raw material suppliers and manufacturers, and thereby help producers meet the tremendous demand for hand sanitizer.

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Editor's Spotlight

Highlight on Hygiene: the newly chic personal care category

By Deanna Utroske

As COVID-19 spread around the world, demand for soaps and hand sanitizer increased dramatically. And as the pandemic wears on, the need for basic hygiene products (and hygienic beauty solutions) remains constant. Here, Cosmetics Design looks at headlines...

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New Avon teams up with Gyrl Wonder

By Deanna Utroske

Today, the US-based beauty maker announced a new partnership with Gyrl Wonder, a non-profit dedicated to career development programming for young women of color.

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