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2021 Blue Beauty Awards open for nominations

By Deanna Utroske

The program launched just last year as a collaboration between INNOCOS and Beauty Heroes, celebrates beauty, wellness, and lifestyle brands and products that are sustainable and making a positive impact on the environment.

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2021 Beauty Shortlist Awards open for entries

By Deanna Utroske

The international cosmetics, personal care, and wellness awards program is known as a discovery platform for retailers and consumers as well as for being independent from advertiser or sponsorship support.

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5 small beauty businesses awarded FedEx grants

By Deanna Utroske

Last week FedEx Express Canada announced 30 small businesses receiving grants under the company’s new #SupportSmall initiative, a program to help small business across that country survive the Coronavirus economic recession.

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FORMA is building brands for next-gen beauty consumers

By Deanna Utroske

A new venture, backed by the growth equity firm General Atlantic, has emerged from what was Morphe Holdings to develop, accelerate, acquire, and curate the personal care, cosmetics, and wellness brands that will win over Millennial and Gen Z consumers.

Timeless Skin Care teams up with TerraCycle

Timeless Skin Care teams up with TerraCycle

By Deanna Utroske

To make it easy for consumers to recycle plastic bottles for Timeless Skin Care’s most popular products, the brand has partnered on a mail back program with TerraCycle.

CosmeticsDesign Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series Episode 4: Getting the message right

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Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series Episode 4: Getting the message right

By Kacey Culliney

Communicating the concept and credentials of clean and ethical beauty in a market without any unanimous industry or consumer definition remains a big challenge, but there are plenty of clear opportunities when navigating this space. Scroll down to watch...

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2020 Sustainable Cosmetics Summit zeros in on circularity

By Deanna Utroske

Taking place September 28 – 30, with an executive-facing program that’s all about creating sustainable beauty for a circular economy, this year’s North American edition of the SCS will be a virtual event to accommodate health and safety precautions necessary...

Clean & Ethical Beauty why it matters Episode 1 CosmeticsDesign video series

30-MINUTE WATCH - EPISODE 1

Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series Episode 1: Why it matters

By Kacey Culliney

Clean and ethical beauty has evolved significantly in recent years, fuelled by various environmental, societal and business factors, but why does this burgeoning category matter more today? Scroll down to watch Episode 1.

4 top takeaways from the Beauty Entrepreneurship Community Roundtable

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4 top takeaways from the Beauty Entrepreneurship Community Roundtable

By Deanna Utroske

This past Wednesday, 10 cosmetics and personal care business insiders gathered via Zoom Video Conference to discuss the challenges and opportunities that Black brand owners and that Black-owned cosmetics and personal care businesses have in the marketplace...

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4 recent highlights from the clean beauty movement

By Deanna Utroske

Clean Beauty is here to stay. And every day there’s something new and exciting happening in this growing market sector. Here, Cosmetics Design considers a collection of noteworthy news from the Clean Beauty space.

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A Big Step in a Better Direction: sustainable ecommerce packaging

By Deanna Utroske

In the cosmetics and personal care business today, DTC mailing and retail drop shipping are not uncommon, especially not since the Coronavirus pandemic. But sustainable beauty packaging remains elusive. Founders Rebecca Percasky and Kate Bezar believe...

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Is single-dose beauty packaging what retail needs to succeed?

By Deanna Utroske

Before the Coronavirus pandemic, beauty product testing was a mainstay of cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance retail. With stores starting to reopen in the Americas region, brands and retailers are looking for the right way to let shoppers test makeup...

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New directors at Avon Foundation for Women

By Deanna Utroske

For more than 60 years, the non-profit has been funding programs on breast health awareness and cancer prevention as well as initiatives to end gender-based violence. This month, the Foundation adds 5 women to its board of directors.

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Inc. recognizes privately owned beauty makers and suppliers

By Deanna Utroske

The business magazine’s second annual list of Private Titans highlights 1,000 companies across industries that were once startups but have since grown in sales, employees, valuation and other indicators so as to standout in the private sector.

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CosmeticsDesign.com - staying home and staying connected with you

By Deanna Utroske

All around the world, cosmetics and personal care industry professionals have been working from home during the Coronavirus pandemic. Without the usual calendar of events and tradeshows, we’re finding new ways to stay in touch and stay informed.

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Is this a good time to educate beauty consumers about recycling?

By Deanna Utroske

Recycle BC, a non-profit based in British Columbia, thinks so. The organization headed up by Tamara Burns just launched a campaign encouraging consumers to tour their own homes and spot any otherwise-overlooked recyclable packaging.

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2020 Good Housekeeping Sustainability Awards open for entries

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the Good Housekeeping Institute began accepting submissions for its now annual awards program. This year the Institute will recognize sustainable packaging innovation in four industries: home care and cleaning, toys, food, and beauty and personal...

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Coronavirus pushes B2B beauty to go digital

By Deanna Utroske

With nearly every 2020 cosmetic and personal care tradeshow canceled or postponed, beauty industry suppliers are taking ingredient launches, technical seminars, branded content, and much more online to keep business moving.