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POS Bio-Sciences rebrands to become plant-based ingredient supplier

POS Bio-Sciences rebrands to become plant-based ingredient supplier

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian company got its start in the 1970s as a spinoff of a research initiative at the University of Saskatchewan and worked in partnership with several industries on a contract-services model. Now renamed KeyLeaf, the business will be focused squarely...

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PCPC celebrates 125 years and readies for 2019 annual meeting

By Deanna Utroske

The Personal Care Products Council will hold its annual meeting later this month, bringing together 500+ industry executives, supply-side professionals, and media for a mix of educational programming, networking, and strategic meetings.

Beauty Industry Awards deadline extended by one week

From The Editor's Desk

Beauty Industry Awards deadline extended by one week

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team has decided to extend the deadline for the 2019 Beauty Industry Awards, from February 8th to February 15th, giving businesses an extra week to make submissions to a competition that could prove to be the ultimate platform for...

Indie Beauty Profile Sylwia Wiesenberg, Bawdy Beauty and DOPE Naturally

Indie Beauty Profile

Sylwia Wiesenberg, Bawdy Beauty and DOPE Naturally

By Deanna Utroske

Sylwia Wiesenberg is the entrepreneurial spirit personified. In her Indie Beauty Profile, the founder of both Bawdy Beauty and DOPE Naturally, shares the back story and brand stories that she’s single-handedly building into an enviable business venture....

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Arcade Beauty and Vengo Labs team up to reinvent beauty on the go

By Deanna Utroske

Portable skin care products, mini beauty, and sample sizes of everything from hair care to body care have become increasingly popular over the last year or so. Now, sampling company Arcade Beauty and retail tech maker Vengo Labs are teaming up to put...

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GC3 invites green beauty tech startups to apply for upcoming showcase

By Deanna Utroske

The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council is accepting applications for chemistry technology solutions and new ingredients that meet the needs of major companies—needs like UV filters with low aquatic toxicity and naturally derived hair conditioning...

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BeautyX Summit returns to Los Angeles, California, this month

By Deanna Utroske

The two-day educational event for entrepreneurs and indie beauty brand leaders will take place January 21 and 22 in LA. Attendees will hear from editors, influencers, and other experts on every facet of social and conventional media. Cosmetics Design...

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Laurie Ann Goldman in as CEO at New Avon LLC

By Deanna Utroske

Goldman began her work as the CEO of the US-based, stand-alone division of the social selling beauty company Tuesday and is already talking about invigorating the business, driving sales, and encouraging progress for women.

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Editor’s Spotlight

Beauty startups from Oceana are going global

By Deanna Utroske

Cosmetics Design recently predicted that ‘all things Australian’ will be good for the personal care and cosmetics business this year. Before this trend fully catches hold, here’s a look at some of the indie brands from Australia and New Zealand that are...

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Editor’s Spotlight

2019 Goals: Building on the wisdom of indie beauty brand founders

By Deanna Utroske

The Indie Beauty Profile column is moving…to Fridays! But before going ahead with that, Cosmetics Design is looking back over a selection of the business advice that featured cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance brand leaders have shared over the past...

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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...