Mary Kay signs onto UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

Mary Kay signs onto UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the social sales beauty company added its name to a growing roster of businesses and corporations participating in WEPs. And late last week, when Deborah Gibbins, the company’s chief operating officer, spoke at a United Nations forum focused...

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Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will return to NYC for 10th year

By Deanna Utroske

The green beauty conference event hosted by ecovia Intelligence is set to take place in New York City again this May and will feature an array of expert speakers from innovative brands like Pinch of Colour, material recycling ventures like TerraCycle,...

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Indie beauty was everywhere at 2019 CEW Product Demo

By Deanna Utroske

Voting closes Thursday night. And it’s a tough call for the Beauty Awards this year: the room of indie beauty brands attracted quite a crowd, while elsewhere on the show floor startups and founder-led brands competed with legacy brands and multinational...

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Editor’s Spotlight

This One Actually Works: How many deodorant brands can the market bear?

By Deanna Utroske

Alternative deodorants from established indie brands, new startups, natural product makers, and even multinationals are having a moment. There seems to be a new underarm product—in some clever form, format, or formula—launched every day now. Here, Cosmetics...

4 novel beauty innovations seen at Beauty Squared: Botanical Signature packaging, Moi Cosmetics with CBD, espinache spinach skin care, Sway mask an...

4 novel beauty innovations seen at Beauty Squared

By Deanna Utroske

This week’s Beauty Squared event in New York City features 20+ indie brands, all orbiting the mindful beauty space. Here Cosmetics Design looks at 4 brands doing things differently in packaging, color cosmetics, skin care, and personal care.

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Aptar partners with Odore on fragrance sample distribution platform

By Deanna Utroske

The internet-of-things sampling platform company announced the partnership last month—a deal that gives Aptar and its beauty dispensers business reach in the digital retail space as well as an additional service Aptar can offer existing and prospective...

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Aptar continues outreach to indie beauty brands with new site

By Deanna Utroske

The packaging company launched its new site for startups and standalone cosmetics and personal care brands at this week’s Luxe Pack event in Los Angeles, California. It’s the next iteration of Aptar’s Indie Boutique offering.

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Amazon continues to attract indie beauty brands

By Deanna Utroske

This month, Pour Moi Skincare announced plans to start selling on the multinational ecommerce platform—a move that more and more cosmetics and personal care startups are making since Amazon launched its dedicated indie beauty shop last summer.

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Qosmedix adds mini beauty packaging division

By Deanna Utroske

The supplier’s new Itty Bitty Beauty offering is a platform meant to simplify the design and packaging selection process for brands looking to add mini sizes to their cosmetics and personal care product portfolio. Qosmedix will launch its new platform...

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Can limited-edition packaging work for indie personal care brands?

By Deanna Utroske

OLIKA believes it can. The design-driven consumer goods brand launched 2 years ago and still has essentially one product: hand sanitizer. In late January, OLIKA debuted the first of its Rare Bird Collection, a limited-edition series of OLIKA’s popular...

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ADF&PCD returns to NYC in 2019

By Deanna Utroske

In mid-September, the North American edition of Easyfairs beauty packaging event will showcase the latest in aerosol, dispensing, perfume, and cosmetic packaging. The 2-day show will feature exhibitors, tours, awards, and educational presentations pertinent...