Cosmetics

Not all glitter is created equal

Not all glitter is created equal

By Deanna Utroske

Before the sparkle goes the way of microbeads, many ingredient makers and beauty manufacturers are spotlighting safer alternatives. Cosmetics Design checked in with Kelly Dobos of Sun Chemical--one such company who's doing just that--to learn more.

Skin Microbiome Conference set for May 2018

Skin Microbiome Conference set for May 2018

By Deanna Utroske

The B2B events company Kisaco Research is hosting a Skin Microbiome Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, this spring. The two-day conference program will feature research, trends, regulations, and other topics that pertain to commercially viable beauty...

Indie Beauty Profile Gretchen Chevalier ittsē

Indie Beauty Profile

Gretchen Chevalier, ittsē

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Gretchen Chevalier, founder of ittsē, explains how her work in beauty manufacturing led her to develop a distinctive color cosmetics brand around functional, stylish packaging. And, she shares practical yet daunting advice...

image courtesy of Coty

estimated read time: 2 minutes

Coty personal beauty assistant launches on Amazon Echo Show

By Deanna Utroske

The multinational cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance company is debuting its Amazon Echo skill Let’s Get Ready for all Echo devices this month. Voice services, chat bots, and virtual assistant tools like this are on the rise; and Coty is an early...

image courtesy of Qosmedix

estimated read time: 1 ½ minutes

Beauty packager Qosmedix zeros in on sample sizes

By Deanna Utroske

Several recent packaging trends like travel-friendly beauty, active beauty, waste-not want-not brands, dose control, and beauty boxes have led package makers like Qosmedix to offer brands more options when it comes to tiny containers for cosmetics and...

Indie Beauty Profile Lori Machiorlette Worth Beauty

Indie Beauty Profile

Lori Machiorlette, Worth Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lori Machiorlette, founder of Worth Beauty—the company behind the blendSmart mechanically rotating makeup brush—talks about how her business has progressed to become a “spinning revolution” around the globe. And she reminds...

Shiseido Americas acquires biomaterial tech company Olivo Laboratories

estimated read time: 2 ½ minutes

Shiseido Americas acquires biomaterial tech company Olivo Laboratories

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the personal care and cosmetics company announced having bought “substantially all of the assets of Olivo Laboratories,” a venture led by CEO Amy Schulman. The deal includes Olivo’s so-called second-skin technology, which Shiseido plans to...

image courtesy of the brand

Beautycounter secures investments to fund accelerated growth

By Deanna Utroske

The skin care and cosmetics company launched and led by Gregg Renfrew announced receipt of new funding from Mousse Partners that will facilitate her brand’s expansion and, by extension, further her mission to overhaul the beauty and personal care industry’s...

Huda Beauty to launch HB Investments

Huda Beauty to launch HB Investments

By Deanna Utroske

Today, TSG Consumer Partners announced that the firm has acquired a minority stake in the color cosmetics brand. With this funding, Huda Beauty has plans to build a more global business and launch a program that will fund and mentor entrepreneurs in the...

2018 in-cosmetics global event will focus on R&D

2018 in-cosmetics global event will focus on R&D

By Deanna Utroske

In response to attendee feedback, this coming April in The Netherlands, the annual beauty industry tradeshow will feature new programming dedicated to research, development, and innovation. Additionally, exhibitors from around the world will be on hand...

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