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Evio Beauty: community, color cosmetics, and cannabis

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Evio Beauty: community, color cosmetics, and cannabis

By Deanna Utroske

At the start of the current indie beauty movement, Brandi Leifso launched a makeup brand called Evelyn Iona. She has since relaunched the business as Evio Beauty, partnered with Aurora Cannabis, raised millions through seed funding and strategic partnerships,...

Indie Beauty Profile Melanie Cruickshank, da lish cosmetics

Indie Beauty Profile

Melanie Cruickshank, da lish cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Melanie Cruickshank, founder of da lish cosmetics, describes the inspiration and effort behind one of the early color cosmetics brands to compete in the current clean beauty movement. And she makes the case for an entrepreneurial...

photo via Cheekbone Beauty on Instagram

Cheekbone Beauty picks up $350k from Raven Indigenous Capital Partners

By Deanna Utroske

The Ontario, Canada – based color cosmetics brand announced a first funding deal with Raven Indigenous Capital Partners this week. The firm invests to support indigenous values and social enterprise. And while both the Cheekbone Beauty brand and the investment...

photo courtesy of MAV Beauty Brands

Cake Beauty launches in the UK

By Deanna Utroske

This month’s Q2 financial report from MAV Beauty Brands holds out Cake as an exemplar of the global growth potential the company sees for its core hair care business and related cosmetics / personal care brands. With its recent launch in the UK, Cake...

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KDC/ONE acquires French beauty manufacturer Alkos

By Deanna Utroske

Recently, Canadian cosmetics and personal care manufacturer KDC/ONE has been growing steadily, opening new laboratory facilities in 2018 and again early this year, and acquiring several businesses to strategically bolster the company’s capabilities in...

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Athletic apparel maker lululemon launches personal care

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian company announced its move into the new consumer goods sector just this week. lululemon’s initial personal care product portfolio is small but carefully targeted to meet the needs of the brand’s active consumers.

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