Packaging

Kids’ blend-it-yourself bath brand Dabble & Dollop debuts on QVC

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Kids’ blend-it-yourself bath brand Dabble & Dollop debuts on QVC

By Deanna Utroske

The past Saturday evening, the video commerce channel introduced the first Big Find pitch winner to its viewership. Cosmetics Design checked in with founder Stephanie Leshney about her experience pitching and presenting alongside show host Shawn Killinger.

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Dove takes a new approach to plastic packaging

By Deanna Utroske

The Unilever brand announced its new No | Better | Less Plastic framework recently and is moving forward with new beauty packaging initiatives that will remove over 20,000 metric tons of virgin plastic from the brand’s supply chain.

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Event Preview

CEW Connected Consumer event returns to New York City

By Deanna Utroske

This Friday, Cosmetic Executive Women will host the popular beauty tech event for the third year running. Speakers will be a who’s who of the tech and beauty industry, representing Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Pinterest as well as P&G, Estée Lauder,...

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Natural Cosmetics Act to set legal definition of ‘natural’

By Deanna Utroske

The bill, introduced in the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, would define and legislate the use of the word ‘natural’ and the term ‘naturally-derived’ for cosmetics and personal care labeling and marketing. Ingredient suppliers would be required...

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2019 Good Housekeeping Sustainable Packaging Award winners announced

By Deanna Utroske

At last week’s Raise the Green Bar sustainability summit in New York City, Birnur Aral and Carolyn Forté of the Good Housekeeping Institute announced the winners from indie, niche, and legacy brands in 9 categories across bath and body, makeup and skin...

Indie Beauty Profile of Stephanie Leshney, Dabble & Dollop

Indie Beauty Profile

Stephanie Leshney, Dabble & Dollop

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Stephanie Leshney, founder of the blend-it-yourself kids personal care brand Dabble & Dollop, talks about how her experience in the cosmetics and personal care ingredient business informed the brand she is building now...

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Nala wants to make personal care personal, starting with deodorant

By Deanna Utroske

The Vancouver, British Columbia – based startup launched personalized deodorants this month. And Cosmetics Design checked in with Nala co-founder Mila Juristovski to learn more about the potential of custom, natural personal care products.

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10 top tips: Building a Beauty Startup

By Deanna Utroske

This past Thursday in New York City, the recommendation platform and entrepreneurship community Stacklist hosted a panel discussion among beauty business founders at the Amazon Web Services loft space. Cosmetics Design was there, along with some 250 aspiring...