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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,...

Are beauty consumers growing tired of social media?

From The Editor's Desk

Are beauty consumers tiring of social media?

By Simon Pitman

If a new report from TABS is anything to go by beauty consumers are losing interest in social media as a go-to for purchasing decisions. Here we take a closer at the data and try to find out what is next.

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Editor’s Spotlight

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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Editor’s Spotlight

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.

CEW president Carlotta Jacobson, Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette, and Jill Scalamandre, CEW chairwoman (photo courtesy of CEW)

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...

ACI's first US Microalgae Industry Summit set for May 2019 will include cosmetics and personal care topics

First US Microalgae Industry Summit set for May 2019

By Deanna Utroske

Algae and algae outputs are increasingly useful in the cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance industries—a fact that is not lost on global events producer Active Communications International. The company is hosting its first US Microalgae Industry Summit...

2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards (photo courtesy of The Foundation)

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,...

Tea Time: 3 indie brands brewing up beauty

Editor’s Spotlight

Tea Time: 3 indie brands brewing up beauty

By Deanna Utroske

A wide variety of tea-derived inputs is used in personal care product formulations, most often for their antioxidant activity. Green tea, white tea, fermented black tea, matcha, blue tea (which is really butterfly-pea flower and lemongrass), and other...

Ecovia Intelligence natural cosmetics masterclass

Ecovia Intelligence natural cosmetics masterclass

By Simon Pitman

Natural and organic market information provider Ecovia Intelligence has opened up the registration for a one-day Natural Cosmetics Masterclass training and workshop in San Francisco on January 15th, 2019.

How is indie beauty shaping up in Europe?

Editor's Spotlight

How is indie beauty shaping up in Europe?

By Simon Pitman

The first ever Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) to take place in Europe has just been wrapped up in London, a small event that showcased some of the leading brands targeting the market there.