Packaging

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...

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CEW Beauty Awards highlight industry trends

By Deanna Utroske

At last week’s CEW Beauty Awards luncheon event in New York City, the organization honored brands in over 45 categories and in doing so, showcased several top industry trends: probiotic care, wellness products, indie brands, sustainability initiatives,...

Birdie hand sanitizers (photo courtesy of OLIKA)

Personal care startup OLIKA hires CEO

By Deanna Utroske

The design-forward brand announced changes to the OLIKA leadership this month, along with plans to expand the business beyond its signature Birdie and Minnie hand sanitizers.

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4 beauty trends seen at 2019 Cosmoprof NA preview event

By Deanna Utroske

Tuesday morning in New York City, the organizers of Cosmoprof North America hosted a press preview event, featuring 25+ brands and manufacturers that will be at this summer’s show. Cosmetics Design was there, and these are the formulation, packaging,...

photo of IBE NY 2018 courtesy of IBMG

IBMG makes Indie Beauty Expo purely B2B and adds supply side event

By Deanna Utroske

Today, the Indie Beauty Media Group announced it’s closing the consumer discovery portion of its IBE events to better focus on the business needs of exhibiting brands. And at IBE NY this August, the group will debut a new face-to-face event—Uplink Live—connecting...

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Indie Beauty Innovators Awards open for entries

By Deanna Utroske

The annual CITY awards facilitated by ICMAD have been rebranded for 2019 and are now accepting entries for products, brands, and people across some 14 categories.

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Editor's Spotlight

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day hosts Indie Forecast chat

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s ingredient trade show in New York City, Fedora Stojkoska-Hristov, head of New Product Development for Rare Beauty Brands; Sanjiv Mehra, Chairman of ICMAD and CEO of eos products; and Cosmetics Design Editor Deanna Utroske will discuss what...

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P&G leverages Herbal Essences brand for consumer education

By Deanna Utroske

At the Sustainable Brands Conference in Paris, the company announced plans to use the hair brand’s marketing reach as “a force for good and a force for growth,” which means that Herbal Essences will be talking a lot about its certified botanical ingredients...

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....

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BeautyX Retail Summit returns to Dallas, Texas, in May

By Deanna Utroske

The 2-day educational event for indie beauty brand leaders takes place next month and features cosmetics and personal care retail experts from Credo, The Detox Market, Whole Foods, Neiman Marcus, Feelunique, Sephora, and more. To learn more about this...