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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...

Indie Beauty Profile Lisa Pineiro, Glotrition

Indie Beauty Profile

Lisa Pineiro, Glotrition

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lisa Pineiro, founder of Glotrition, describes a skin care brand with two hero products—because there’s more than one way to care for the skin. And through her own founder story, she shares insight into the beauty consumer’s...

Patrick Gagné, CEO, OSMO (left); Frank Kollmar, Président & CEO, L’Oreal Canada; Valérie Forget, Director Programs, OSMO; Robert Beredo, CDO, L’Oreal Canada (photo courtesy of CNW Group/L'Oréal Canada Inc.)

L'Oréal Canada gains access to local tech startups with new partnership

By Deanna Utroske

In the hands of a multinational beauty company like L’Oréal, any tech can become beauty tech, a minor detail that is not lost on the leadership of L'Oréal Canada or its new partner OSMO. And so, the two distinctly different ventures are working together...

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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...

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5 digital beauty retail developments that just changed everything

By Deanna Utroske

In recent weeks, major technology companies, social media platforms, and personal care makers have made a handful of announcements that definitively change the way consumers buy makeup, personal care, fragrance, and more. Here, Cosmetics Design takes...

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Insider Tips: sourcing sustainable beauty packaging materials

By Deanna Utroske

Andrew Dent, EVP of Material ConneXion, has actionable ideas about finding quantifiably sustainable packaging, the realities of recycling, and how greener practices can mean increased value for consumers and companies. Ahead of this year’s Sustainable...

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Dove wants media images to represent women as they are

By Deanna Utroske

Today, the Unilever personal care brand announced a partnership with Getty Images and Girlgaze that makes a new library of stock photos available to media and advertisers for license. With its new #ShowUs initiative, Dove wants to expand the conventional...

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in-cosmetics Global 2019 welcomes indie beauty brands

By Deanna Utroske

At next month’s in-cosmetics global tradeshow in Paris, beauty startups and independent personal care brands will have a clear path to follow and an easier time connecting with ingredient suppliers that are offering low order volumes and other services...

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...

Indie Beauty Profile Ovsanna Mkrtumyan, Zatik Naturals

Indie Beauty Profile

Ovsanna Mkrtumyan, Zatik Naturals

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Ovsanna Mkrtumyan, co-founder of Zatik Naturals, describes how she and her cofounder built an organic, vegan personal care brand by trial and error; highlights a clever seasonal retail strategy; and outlines the brand’s wide-ranging...

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Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will return to NYC for 10th year

By Deanna Utroske

The green beauty conference event hosted by ecovia Intelligence is set to take place in New York City again this May and will feature an array of expert speakers from innovative brands like Pinch of Colour, material recycling ventures like TerraCycle,...

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Indie beauty was everywhere at 2019 CEW Product Demo

By Deanna Utroske

Voting closes Thursday night. And it’s a tough call for the Beauty Awards this year: the room of indie beauty brands attracted quite a crowd, while elsewhere on the show floor startups and founder-led brands competed with legacy brands and multinational...