Personal Care

Brooke Hinton (right) and Cat Quinn of Refinery29

PCPC annual meeting zeros in on the Power of Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

At the end of February, the Personal Care Products Council convened its annual meeting in Palm Beach, Florida. The Power of Beauty was the theme of this year’s gathering. And leaders ranging from PCPC board members to magazine executives, market researchers,...

Indie Beauty Profile Michelle Houp Prep U

Indie Beauty Profile

Michelle Houp, Prep U

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Michelle Houp, founder of Prep U (personal care brand for “stinky boys”), describes how she has democratized the onus of hygiene and refinement that befalls adolescents; and, she shares a few smart, simple tips for founders....

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...

Henkel awards its best US suppliers

Henkel awards its best US suppliers

By Henkel awards its best US suppliers

Henkel has recognized some of its leading suppliers in the personal care and home care segments as part of the annual American Cleaning Institute Annual Meeting and Industry Convention.

Beauty and personal care companies on Forbes Just 100 list

Beauty and personal care companies on Forbes Just 100 list

By Deanna Utroske

The list ranks companies by their level of corporate citizenship. And the 2018 rankings, announced recently, include personal care and cosmetics leaders like Estée Lauder and P&G as well as a couple of ingredient supply companies and one retailer....

Trend Flashback: Women’s Innovations

Trend Flashback: Women’s Innovations

By Deanna Utroske

One of the predictions in last December’s Cosmetics Design video ‘Top ten cosmetics and personal care trends for 2017’ was that, “Women will stand out in 2017 as the founders, inventors, and business leaders in personal care and cosmetics.” Here, we’ve...

Diversity, Equality, Reality: A look at the business of beauty in 2017

Diversity, Equality, Reality: A look at the business of beauty in 2017

By Deanna Utroske

Over the past year, individuals, corporations, and organizations have taken steps to make the cosmetics and personal care industry more inclusive and a more accurate reflection of local and global populations. Together, the 9 articles featured on today’s...

Indie Beauty Profile LaKeisha A. Entsuah Elements of Aliel

Indie Beauty Profile

LaKeisha A. Entsuah, Elements of Aliel

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, LaKeisha A. Entsuah, founder of Elements of Aliel, speaks without pretention about her skin care line inspired by the hope of motherhood, enriched by Ghanaian culture, and formulated with signature ingredients like African...

Trend Spotting: in-cosmetics North America 2017

Trend Spotting: in-cosmetics North America 2017

By Deanna Utroske

At last week’s beauty ingredient tradeshow in New York City, industry suppliers, product developers, marketers, researchers, any other personal care pros converged. And Cosmetics Design was there to see how trends such as protection and detox, fermented...

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