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How the CBD trend is unfolding in Europe

By Simon Pitman

Cannabidiol (CBD) skin care has already taken the US market by storm, and it is starting to make a splash in European markets too, underlined by a recent spike in new product launches containing the ingredient.

Indie Beauty Profile Nabila Chemillier, L’ODAÏTÈS

Indie Beauty Profile

Nabila Chemillier, L’ODAÏTÈS

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Nabila Chemillier, CEO of L’ODAÏTÈS, describes how she and her sisters have built a plant-based brand with all the practicality and luxury of French skin care to share their families beauty regime with today’s discerning natural...

L’Oréal’s annual results point to LATAM struggle

L’Oréal’s annual results point to LATAM struggle

By Simon Pitman

The world’s biggest beauty and personal care player has published strong full-year 2018 results, but whereas the figures show that new markets were generally strong, it Latin America was the exception.

Antiperspirant wipes target on-the-go trend

Antiperspirant wipes target on-the-go trend

By Simon Pitman

Antiperspirant-focused brand Carpe has launched a new antiperspirant, targeting the growing market for on-the-go cosmetic and personal care solutions.

POS Bio-Sciences rebrands to become plant-based ingredient supplier

POS Bio-Sciences rebrands to become plant-based ingredient supplier

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian company got its start in the 1970s as a spinoff of a research initiative at the University of Saskatchewan and worked in partnership with several industries on a contract-services model. Now renamed KeyLeaf, the business will be focused squarely...

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Colgate announces next CEO

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the global consumer brands company (which owns Tom’s of Maine, Irish Spring, Lady Speed Stick, and other personal care brands) announced that Noel Wallace, currently COO at Colgate-Palmolive, will become CEO in April.

Unilever results point to problems in Latin America

Unilever results point to problems in Latin America

By Simon Pitman

Unilever posted strong full year 2018 results, with big gains in the Asia Pacific region, but in Latin America the picture was not so rosy, with Argentina and Brazil being singled out.

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Dow adds to Aculyn personal care ingredient line

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the multinational chemical company announced the launch of a new ingredient. Dow’s Siltouch Rheology Modifier promises to make modern-day formulating simpler and less energy intensive

Is indie beauty a thing in Asia?

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Is indie beauty a thing in Asia?

By Simon Pitman

The indie beauty trend is taking North America and, increasingly, Europe, by storm. But is it gaining the same sort of popularity in Asia? If so, where are the hot spots for indie beauty?

Indie Beauty Profile Ursula Snyder, DU NORD SKIN CARE

Indie Beauty Profile

Ursula Snyder, DU NORD SKIN CARE

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Ursula Snyder, founder of DU NORD SKIN CARE, describes how she has created a brand that respects the land. Hers is an eco-lux skin care line with a levelheaded lifestyle approach to branding, packaging, formulation, and overall...

Black Chicken Remedies and the appeal of Australian beauty brands

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Black Chicken Remedies and the appeal of Australian beauty brands

By Deanna Utroske

Among the trends Cosmetics Design is watching in the Americas region this year is the influx and popularity of brands and ingredients from Oceana. Case in point: Black Chicken Remedies, the once tiny Australian organic skin care and wellness brand founded...

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Bare Me Beauty brings Dry Mask technology to IBE

By Deanna Utroske

At last month’s Indie Beauty Expo event in Los Angeles, California, a new skin care startup out of Canada introduced IBE shoppers, buyers, influencers, and media to the innovative water-free, reusable textile mask technology created by Biomod Concepts....