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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.

DevaCurl acquired

DevaCurl acquired

By Deanna Utroske

The prestige and professional hair care company has been in business for over 20 years. And as products for curly and textured hair are gradually more welcome in the mainstream beauty market, both the brand and the company’s new investor partner believe...

Milk Makeup makes first private equity deal

Milk Makeup makes first private equity deal

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the cosmetics and personal care company announced a partnership with private equity firm Main Post Partners and is looking forward to global growth.

Estée Lauder still determined in China

Estée Lauder still determined in China

By Lucy Whitehouse

Estée Lauder is said to be pushing ahead with its strategy to make inroads in China, despite the slumping economic conditions in the country.

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