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Avon is launching a K Beauty collection

By Deanna Utroske

In partnership with the Korea-based beauty platform management company Bonne, Avon has developed a K Beauty product line. It’s an example of the direct sales beauty maker’s strategic decision to work with more industry partners and cater to regional market...

Indie Beauty Profile Laura Rudoe Evolve Beauty

Indie Beauty Profile

Laura Rudoe, Evolve Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Laura Rudoe, founder of the small-batch, artisan personal care brand Evolve Beauty, gives us a good insider understanding of why independent brands are so ingenious. And, she describes building a hand-made products business...

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Editor’s Spotlight

What is indie beauty anyway?

By Deanna Utroske

Recently, brands featured on the Indie Beauty Profile column have been asked to define or explain their thinking on what makes a cosmetics, personal care, or fragrance brand independent. Here, Cosmetics Design has complied a selection of the replies in...

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Trend Watch: pre-sport probiotic skin care

By Deanna Utroske

At this week’s SCC Annual Meeting and Technology Showcase in New York City, Roelmi HPC launched its latest personal care and beauty ingredient. Aective is a biotech-derived molecule that provides microbial defense as well as skin moisturization and elasticity...

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Cover Girl’s newest makeup line designed for women of color

By Deanna Utroske

This month the Coty brand launched a new line of color cosmetics on Ulta.com. The Full Spectrum Collection of complexion and color products are “specifically designed to address the skin and color needs of WOC,” according to Cover Girl.

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Editor’s Spotlight

2018 cosmetics and personal care ingredient launches

By Deanna Utroske

Certainly no year passes in the beauty industry without a significant number of new ingredient technologies coming to market. Here, we look at selection of standout ingredients that made headlines on Cosmetics Design over the last 12 months.

Indie Beauty Profile Stacia Guzzo SmartyPits

Indie Beauty Profile

Stacia Guzzo, SmartyPits

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Stacia Guzzo, co-founder of SmartyPits, outlines how she shuttered one personal care business venture to launch the brand her customers were clamoring for. And, she shares wise and thorough advice, suggesting that the company...

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Univar adds Sino Lion ingredients in US

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care and cosmetics ingredient distributor announced a new partnership this month, one that not only expands Univar’s sustainable ingredients portfolio but that will also generate new so-called green prototype product formulations for beauty...

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Editor’s Spotlight

These 4 indie brands are going all in on marine ingredients

By Deanna Utroske

At next month’s Indie Beauty Expo in Los Angeles, California, numerous new cosmetics and personal care trends will be visible. Chief among them, the emerging marine ingredients trend. Here Cosmetics Design looks at 4 brands, exhibiting at IBE, that are...

NaturaNectar to launch bee propolis skin care line in 2019

NaturaNectar to launch bee propolis skin care line in 2019

By Deanna Utroske

The Florida-based company has been in business for 10 years, harvesting propolis, processing it with green extraction technology, and developing products for the wellness market. Now, NaturaNectar has announced plans to get into the beauty business.

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CEW event highlights beauty retail’s shift to psychographics

By Deanna Utroske

At a CEW Speakers Series event this week in New York City, Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette spoke one-on-one with Jill Scalamandre, chairwoman of Cosmetic Executive Women, about how the company is updating its approach to beauty, what the acquisitions of Blue...