Packaging

5 top trends seen at MakeUp In New York 2019

5 top trends seen at MakeUp In New York 2019

By Deanna Utroske

At last week’s tradeshow, international beauty packagers, brush makers, contract manufacturers, and more, were showcasing their latest and most innovative solutions for cosmetics and personal care industry insiders. Cosmetics Design was there, and here...

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CEW now accepting 2020 Beauty Awards entries

By Deanna Utroske

The professional organization’s annual Beauty Awards are among the most respected in the cosmetics and personal care industry. This year, CEW has added 6 new categories. And interested applicants have until late October to get submissions in (though any...

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The Eco Well launches season 3 with a focus on Indie Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Season 3 of The Eco Well podcast kicked off last week with an episode featuring CosmeticsDesign.com Editor Deanna Utroske in conversation with cosmetic chemist and show host Jen Novakovich. The topic: how indie brands can find the path to success in today’s...

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Event Preview

ADF&PCD packaging innovation trade show opens next week in New York City

By Deanna Utroske

The show made it’s US debut 3 years ago and has since grown to become a destination for beauty manufacturers and brands of all size looking to source the latest and best aerosol and packaging solutions for cosmetics, personal care, fine fragrance, gift-with-purchase,...

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Pattern Beauty: a new day is dawning for textured hair care

By Deanna Utroske

Next week, the brand created and led by Tracee Ellis Ross will launch with a collection of hair care products developed and formulated for people with curly, coily, or tight textured hair (3B – 4C). Pattern Beauty promises to meet a real need in the marketplace,...

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$15 million in funding for Herbivore means more cooks in the kitchen

By Deanna Utroske

Thanks to this month’s deal with Silas Capital and Stage 1 Fund, the skin care brand that Julia Wills and Alex Kummerow started in their Seattle, Washington, kitchen eight years ago is about to grow exponentially. And the day-to-day operations of the...

5th annual IBE NY event attracts indie beauty brands from around the world

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5th annual IBE NY event attracts indie beauty brands from around the world

By Deanna Utroske

This year’s New York City edition of the Indie Beauty Expo will take place August 21 and 22 at Pier 94 on Manhattan’s West Side. And, brands from nearly every continent will be exhibiting at show – more than 225 of them, all hoping to capture the attention...

Healthy Living and the future of beauty

Healthy Living and the future of beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Healthy Living is one of several megatrends changing consumer goods industries around the world today. In conversation with Cosmetics Design, Kayla Villena, senior beauty analyst at Euromonitor International, explains how this megatrend emerged, how it’s...

This Month in Fragrance: July 2019

This Month in Fragrance: July 2019

By Deanna Utroske

This July, Symrise shared results of its new AI-powered digital perfumer test in Berlin, beauty and fragrance packager Albéa announced plans for a circular packaging strategy, method soap created scents for its latest limited editions, and product discovery...