Packaging

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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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Will waterless hair wash from OWA upend the category?

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty startup led by Kailey Bradt is preparing to launch its first product—a powder shampoo—in the weeks ahead. What this means for the hair care category is yet to be seen. But Moondust Hair Wash is already distinctive. Cosmetics Design checked...

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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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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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Beauty packager Aptar reaches energy management milestone

By Deanna Utroske

In late 2018, the company’s Wisconsin facility secured ISO 50001 certification; an announcement that comes in the midst of ongoing efforts from cosmetics and personal care industry manufacturers and suppliers to reduce their environmental impact.

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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...

Unilever and Veolia partner on sustainable packaging

Unilever and Veolia partner on sustainable packaging

By Deanna Utroske

Call it Blue Beauty, Conscious Business, or a Circular Economy; in any case small beauty brands and multinational cosmetics and personal care corporations are rethinking the status quo and working to ensure that the industry won’t be undone by thoughtless...