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19 ways the beauty industry is responding to CoronaVirus

By Deanna Utroske

It wasn’t until 2020 that Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) became a factor of import in the cosmetics and personal care industry. But by now, no matter where in the world you are, the virus has changed things. Here Cosmetics Design looks at how our...

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The PCPC’s focus on science, safety, and sustainability

By Deanna Utroske

At the start of March, the Personal Care Products Council held its annual meeting event, complete with educational panels, keynotes, and breakout sessions. This year’s topic was sustainability. And Cosmetics Design was there to connect with the experts,...

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5 innovative brands win Blue Beauty Awards at INNOCOS

By Deanna Utroske

At this week’s INNOCOS event in Scottsdale, Arizona, the first Blue Beauty Award winners were announced, recognizing cosmetics, personal care, and wellness brands for business strategies and initiatives that have a positive environmental effect.

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What does IBE look like overseas?

By Deanna Utroske

One month from now, the Berlin, Germany, edition of the Indie Beauty Expo will open its doors, welcoming buyers from nearly 80 retailers as well as 100s of press and influencers, brand founders, and other industry professionals.

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Sustainable Beauty strategies for the 2020s

By Deanna Utroske

The New Year marked a new decade as well; and over the past two months news of environmentally sustainable cosmetics and personal care products, packaging, and business operations point to a future where green practices are built in rather than added...

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in-cosmetics Global spotlights beauty tech

By Kacey Culliney

in-cosmetics Global will feature a dedicated beauty tech zone, showcasing the latest smart products and providing a platform to network and spark collaboration.

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NOHBA Summit on clean and green beauty opens in March

By Deanna Utroske

The first summit event from the Natural and Organic Health and Beauty Alliance will run for 2 days in Los Angeles, California, bringing together cosmetics and personal care industry leaders for educational sessions and networking meant to clarify and...

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IBE announces 2019 Best in Show winners, 5 trends stand out

By Deanna Utroske

Just days before the 2020 Indie Beauty Expo event series gets underway, the 2019 Best in Show have been announced; and several of the winning cosmetics and personal care products exemplify global innovation trends.

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Afro Sheen: the return of an iconic hair care and styling brand

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the popular unisex hair brand that went dormant in the 1990s is back on the shelves and sites of at-mass retailers. Cosmetics Design checked in with product development and marketing experts familiar with the Afro Sheen brand to learn more....

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Key industry suppliers to support indie beauty brands at Uplink Live

By Deanna Utroske

The new tradeshow dedicated to bringing solution providers and indie brands together will open later this month in Los Angles, California. And top cosmetics and personal care industry suppliers, including Croda and Evonik will be among the exhibitors....

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2019 Indie Beauty News Highlights

By Deanna Utroske

As we look ahead to 2020, let’s not forget the stellar year that 2019 has been for the independent beauty movement. Here Cosmetics Design reviews 10 top 2019 news items about all things indie.

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The Year in Cannabis Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

2019 has been a big year for CBD, hemp, and cannabis in cosmetics and personal care. And while the regulatory climate is far from fixed, suppliers, manufacturers, and brands of every size have been making moves in cannabis beauty.

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Highlights from our 2019 coverage of the LATAM region

By Simon Pitman

It has been an interesting year in the Latin American region, with economic and political volatility, environmental issues and sustainability all underpinning what has happened in the beauty industry.

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What’s the big fuss about the circular economy?

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As beauty and personal care manufacturers and suppliers raise the bar on sustainability, the circular economy is a phrase that is popping up with increasing frequency? But what is it and what does it mean to the industry.

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Expo Pack Mexico 2020 almost sold out

By Simon Pitman

The organizers of the 2020 Expo Pack Mexico event, to be held at Expo Santa Fe, Mexico City, June 2 – 5, say that the event is proving highly popular and that exhibition space is selling out fast.

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Beauty makers are leaving big money on the table, suggests new AARP data

By Deanna Utroske

This year’s AARP Survey of Women’s Reflections on Beauty, Age, and Media finds that women of every age are more likely to purchase cosmetics and personal care products from brands that cater to a true diversity of women, that there’s a sizable space in...

Indie Beauty Up Close: Amy Carra launches Delight Beauty for UBP

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Indie Beauty Up Close: Amy Carra launches Delight Beauty for UBP

By Deanna Utroske

Universal Beauty Products is a privately owned portfolio of brands mostly in hair and men’s categories. Amy Carra joined UBP a little over 2 years ago; and the company’s new Delight Beauty skin care brand is the result of her work.

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Jane Ko joins eos as VP of marketing in North America

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care brand best known for its spherical lip balms announced the new leadership hire today; but according to her LinkedIn profile, Jane Ko has been working with eos since October.