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Why is Lubrizol pursuing indie brands?  a Cosmetics Design interview with Brandon Ford, Chief Accelerator Director at Lubrizol

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Why is Lubrizol pursuing indie brands?

By Deanna Utroske

The global cosmetics and personal care ingredient supplier hired a chief accelerator director in 2017, invested in One Ocean Beauty in 2018, and this week the company is exhibiting at Uplink Live in New York City. At this year’s BeautyX Capital Summit,...

My Magic Mud: the indie beauty brand using dirt to get people clean

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My Magic Mud: the indie beauty brand using dirt to get people clean

By Deanna Utroske

This week, My Magic Mud is exhibiting at the Indie Beauty Expo in New York City. But Cosmetics Design caught up with CEO Jessica Arman last month in Las Vegas, Nevada, to learn how this dirt-based beauty brand that launched with a single product—a tooth...

Regulatory Update: The California Consumer Privacy Act takes effect soon - insights from Avril Love of Tucker Ellis LLP

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Regulatory Update: The California Consumer Privacy Act takes effect soon

By Deanna Utroske

The new data privacy law goes into effect in January 2020 and could mean a significant change in business practices for any cosmetics or personal care venture that conducts ecommerce with California residents. Late last month, Cosmetics Design spoke to...

The future of hair care is texture. Is your business ready? a Cosmetics Design interview with Romina Brown, President of Strategic Solutions Intern...

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The future of hair care is texture. Is your business ready?

By Deanna Utroske

Consumer demographics are shifting here in the US and globally. And before long, formulators, manufacturers, brands, and retailers will focus more on the characteristics and curl pattern of hair than on any given consumer’s ethnicity. Cosmetics Design...

Healthy Living and the future of beauty

Healthy Living and the future of beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Healthy Living is one of several megatrends changing consumer goods industries around the world today. In conversation with Cosmetics Design, Kayla Villena, senior beauty analyst at Euromonitor International, explains how this megatrend emerged, how it’s...

Yubi Beauty: because there’s more than one way apply makeup

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Yubi Beauty: because there’s more than one way apply makeup

By Deanna Utroske

Adiya Dixon Wiggins has reinvented the most common of beauty tools: the makeup brush. “Yubi slides onto your fingers to become an extension of your hand,” explains Dixon Wiggins in this video interview with Cosmetics Design, filmed at the recent Cosmoprof...

An Indie Brand to Watch: SmartyPits, award-winning prebiotic deodorant

An Indie Brand to Watch: SmartyPits, award-winning prebiotic deodorant

By Deanna Utroske

At last night’s Indie Beauty Innovators Awards event in Las Vegas, Nevada, SmartyPits was recognized with ICMAD’s 2019 award for Charitable Company. The brand, founded and led by Stacia Guzzo, donates both product and sales revenue to breast cancer research...

Expo Belleza event founder shares incredible growth story

Expo Belleza event founder shares incredible growth story

By Simon Pitman

The Expo Belleza event in Medellin, Colombia has only been running for four years but has grown exponentially, having started off as a very small event for beauty professionals. Cosmetics Design spoke to event co-founder Joseph La Manna to find out more.

President of ABC discusses the big trends driving the Brazil market

President of ABC discusses the big trends driving the Brazil market

By Simon Pitman

Brazil is by far the biggest market for cosmetics and personal care in the Latin American region making it the biggest trendsetter and influencer for the industry in the region. Cosmetics Design spoke to Vania Leite, president of Brazilian beauty and...

Is microbiome beauty from within set to be big?

Is microbiome beauty from within set to be big?

By Simon Pitman

Beauty from within is a small but fast growing niche that also could serve to boost the skin microbiome trend. Cosmetics Design spoke to Stephen Daniells, editor-in-chief of NutraIngredients USA to find out more.

Chemyunion highlights sensorial trends in the Americas

Chemyunion highlights sensorial trends in the Americas

By Simon Pitman

At the recent FCE Cosmetique event, Cosmetics Design got to spoke to Chemyunion skin care expert Patricia Moreira, to find out how its team has interpreted sensorial trends in the LATAM and North American cosmetic and personal care markets right now.

CEO for FCE Cosmetique discusses event's development

CEO for FCE Cosmetique discusses event's development

By Simon Pitman

During the FCE Cosmetique event in Sao Paulo last week, Cosmetics Design caught up with the man in charge of the event, Jaoa Paulo Picolo, to find out more about what was new this year and developments for the future.

Silgan Dispensing works to make fragrance packaging faster and greener

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Silgan Dispensing works to make fragrance packaging faster and greener

By Deanna Utroske

At Luxe Pack New York this month, Cosmetics Design caught up with Anne Echard, global product manager of fragrance at Silgan Dispensing, to learn how the manufacturer is helping customers get custom packaging to market more quickly and offer recyclable...

Genemarkers launches gene expression test for CBD

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Genemarkers launches gene expression test for CBD

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s NYSCC Suppliers’ Day tradeshow in New York City, Anna Langerveld, president and CEO of Genemarkers, was talking with attendees about her company’s latest offering, a test that skin care makers can use to help develop CBD products with the...

HCT Group launches recyclable color cosmetics packaging at Luxe Pack New York 2019

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HCT Group launches recyclable color cosmetics packaging

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s Luxe Pack New York event it seemed as if everyone was showing some sort of greener, cleaner beauty packaging. To meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly packaging, HCT has begun making compacts in recyclable, recycled, and...

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...

Do tomatoes hold the key to beauty from within?

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Do tomatoes hold the key to beauty from within?

By Deanna Utroske

At in-cosmetics Global in Paris this month Cosmetics Design sat down with Tamara Rausch, Product Manager of Lycored, a wellness and supplement company that’s moving in to the skin care ingredient supply business.

Direct-to-Consumer beauty marketing is key, shows Yotpo survey data

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Direct-to-Consumer beauty marketing is key, shows Yotpo survey data

By Deanna Utroske

The commerce marketing solutions firm recently published findings that illustrate what motivates cosmetics and personal care consumers to buy directly from brands via ecommerce or social media rather than shop for beauty at conventional retail stores....

Will new ingredient trends boost sales of Pycnogenol?

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Will new ingredient trends boost sales of Pycnogenol?

By Deanna Utroske

Horphag’s maritime pine-bark extract already has a long history in the personal care market. And now, given beauty makers’ current interest in all things related to trees and oceans, the company could see even greater interest in Pycnogenol.

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...

AEM Lab debuts unique marine mud at in-cosmetics Global

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AEM Lab debuts unique marine mud at in-cosmetics Global

By Deanna Utroske

214 million years ago a meteorite hit what is today Québec, Canada; between then and now, the Earth has turned the mineral-rich space rock (sea water and the impacted, surrounding soil) into mud and clay with a unique composition and an array of skin...

Mary Kay signs onto UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

Mary Kay signs onto UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the social sales beauty company added its name to a growing roster of businesses and corporations participating in WEPs. And late last week, when Deborah Gibbins, the company’s chief operating officer, spoke at a United Nations forum focused...

Financial Freedom: a conversation with Makeup America! founder Randa Fahmy - US National Debt - CSR - cosmetics - social purpose - women

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Financial Freedom: a conversation with Makeup America! founder Randa Fahmy

By Deanna Utroske

Makeup America! is an indie color cosmetics brand proudly building a business around the value of made-in-America beauty products and a social mission of paying down the US national debit—a unique mission which Fahmy hopes other brands will take up and...

Black Chicken Remedies and the appeal of Australian beauty brands

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Black Chicken Remedies and the appeal of Australian beauty brands

By Deanna Utroske

Among the trends Cosmetics Design is watching in the Americas region this year is the influx and popularity of brands and ingredients from Oceana. Case in point: Black Chicken Remedies, the once tiny Australian organic skin care and wellness brand founded...

This is what mindful beauty looks like. Cosmetics Design editor Deanna Utroske in conversation withTiila Abbitt of Aether Beauty

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This is what mindful beauty looks like.

By Deanna Utroske

At IBE LA last week, Āether Beauty founder Tiila Abbitt spoke with Cosmetics Design about environmentally sustainable beauty packaging, how international trade relationships affect recycling in the US, her brand’s approach to ingredient sourcing, and...

Why is the Teami tea brand selling skin care at Ulta Beauty?

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Why is this tea brand selling skin care at Ulta?

By Deanna Utroske

Since launching as a beverage brand in 2013, Teami Blends has expanded into skin care and continues to grow its beauty product portfolio. At the month’s Indie Beauty Expo in Los Angeles, California, Cosmetics Design sat down with Adi Arezzini, co-founder...

Gallinée showcases the latest in microbiome skin care at IBE LA 2019

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Gallinée showcases the latest in microbiome skin care at IBE LA

By Deanna Utroske

In 2015 Marie Drago founded a new kind of personal care brand, one that promised to be “revolutionary skincare with a patented complex of pre, pro and postbiotics to support your skin's microbiome.” At this month’s Indie Beauty Expo event, Cosmetics...

The Cosmetics Design beauty and personal care industry trends for 2019

The Cosmetics Design 2019 Trends Video

The Cosmetics Design beauty and personal care industry trends for 2019

By Simon Pitman

During 2018 the Cosmetics Design team has had its eye on the big trends in an effort to determine what is going to be driving the industry in 2019. In this video we have combined our know-how to bring you a total of 20 trends to look out for in the Americas,...

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