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Clean Beauty gets an infusion of capital

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the prestige clean color cosmetics brand Ilia Beauty announced a Series B funding round, led by Sandbridge and including the New York City – based firm Silas. The investment enables Ilia to, among other things, further finance product development...

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Why is the food industry buying into beauty?

By Deanna Utroske

This month’s investment deal between food and beverage venture capital firm BFG and skin care startup ZitSticka raised some eyebrows. So, Cosmetics Design checked with BFG partner Ben Fenton and ZitSticka co-founder Daniel Kaplan to find out why their...

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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...

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Evonik Venture Capital regularly invests in beauty

By Deanna Utroske

In 2012, the specialty chemical company established an in-house venture capital firm. Over the intervening years, the company has invested in nearly 20 businesses, many of which promise to influence the future of the cosmetics and personal care industry....

Why is Lubrizol pursuing indie brands?  a Cosmetics Design interview with Brandon Ford, Chief Accelerator Director at Lubrizol

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Why is Lubrizol pursuing indie brands?

By Deanna Utroske

The global cosmetics and personal care ingredient supplier hired a chief accelerator director in 2017, invested in One Ocean Beauty in 2018, and this week the company is exhibiting at Uplink Live in New York City. At this year’s BeautyX Capital Summit,...

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3 reasons Codex’ first beauty line will do well

By Deanna Utroske

Codex is a global beauty collective with plans to bring numerous science-backed, clean beauty brands to market. The collective’s first line, called Bia, launched just this week and is already a brand worth watching.

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Madison Reed gets financing for media and retail expansion

By Deanna Utroske

The hair color startup, led by CEO Amy Errett, announced this month that it’s accepted another $25m in venture capital funding, moneys that will let the company’s brick-and-mortar footprint expand exponentially over the next two years.

L Catterton invests nearly $30 million in Il Makiage

L Catterton invests nearly $30 million in Il Makiage

By Deanna Utroske

The prestige, professional color cosmetics brand announced this month that the private equity firm L Catterton has made a large capital investment that will allow the makeup brand to expand quickly in the US.

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