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In Conversation: Cosmetics Design interviews indie brand leaders

In Conversation: Cosmetics Design interviews indie brand leaders

By Deanna Utroske

Innovative cosmetics and personal care startups have been making headlines here on Cosmetics Design for years. But not all of our conversations with indie brand leaders are included in the weekly Indie Beauty Profile column. To highlight brands and innovations...

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Socati maneuvers for rapid growth in hemp-extract production business

By Deanna Utroske

Earlier this year, the Oregon-based company acquired cosmetics and personal care ingredient maker Blue Marble Biomaterials; and now Socati has appointed 4 new board members with experience in a range of industries and swiftly expanding market niches....

Sugandh Agrawal, founder of GUNAS

Why is this vegan handbag company getting into the beauty business?

By Deanna Utroske

Thanks to funding from an anonymous angel investor, GUNAS will soon be selling soaps. The company Sugandh Agrawal founded in 2009 is, according to New York City – based financial advisor Neil Mohinani, currently valued at $5 million and by 2025 that figure...

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CBD product makers should be mindful of FDA guidelines, says Kline

By Deanna Utroske

Following the FDA's public hearing on Scientific Data and Information about Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds on May 31, the Kline consulting and research firm issued a media release highlighting 3 points of which cosmetics...

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Will new data change beauty makers’ foam formulation strategy?

By Deanna Utroske

An article on the dynamics of collective bubble collapse, published last month in the online peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports, outlines 2 mechanisms by which foams collapse and proposes a next research approach to discover how to formulate more...

Expo Belleza event founder shares incredible growth story

Expo Belleza event founder shares incredible growth story

By Simon Pitman

The Expo Belleza event in Medellin, Colombia has only been running for four years but has grown exponentially, having started off as a very small event for beauty professionals. Cosmetics Design spoke to event co-founder Joseph La Manna to find out more.

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ADF&PCD New York Innovation Awards accepting entries

By Deanna Utroske

The annual packaging awards event for fragrance, personal care, cosmetics, and aerosol products coincides with the ADF&PCD tradeshow. The show and awards celebration will take place in mid-September. And in preparation, the event organizers are accepting...

President of ABC discusses the big trends driving the Brazil market

President of ABC discusses the big trends driving the Brazil market

By Simon Pitman

Brazil is by far the biggest market for cosmetics and personal care in the Latin American region making it the biggest trendsetter and influencer for the industry in the region. Cosmetics Design spoke to Vania Leite, president of Brazilian beauty and...

Is microbiome beauty from within set to be big?

Is microbiome beauty from within set to be big?

By Simon Pitman

Beauty from within is a small but fast growing niche that also could serve to boost the skin microbiome trend. Cosmetics Design spoke to Stephen Daniells, editor-in-chief of NutraIngredients USA to find out more.