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This Month in Fragrance: November 2019

By Deanna Utroske

Top fragrance news on CosmeticsDesign.com this month featured a new retail shop, a new fragrance brand, and a new approach to ingredient transparency.

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Sozio to share transparent fragrance ingredient lists

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the fragrance supplier launched a line of Clean Label fragrance formulas and in the interest of ingredient transparency will share a list all raw materials in each scent with their customers.

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Clean beauty ingredient evaluation progam has arrived

By Deanna Utroske

Amy Ziff, founder of certification program Made Safe, announced the new ingredient evaluation program called Nontoxic Certified last week at the Raise the Green Bar Summit in New York City.

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Clean skin care startup Drunk Elephant sells to Shiseido for $845m

By Deanna Utroske

Shiseido set itself a 2020 sales goal of ¥1 trillion and surpassed that goal in 2017. The beauty maker’s new goal is to reach ¥1.2 trillion in sales by 2020 and to “be among the top three companies in the global prestige cosmetics market.” Shiseido’s...

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...

ATEM founder Susan Im is a member of the Female Founders Collective

Indie Beauty Profile

Susan Im, ATEM / Fifteen Degrees

By Deanna Utroske

ATEM is where modern-day entrepreneurship and K Beauty converge. In her Indie Beauty Profile Susan Im, founder of ATEM and co-founder of the skin care brand’s parent company Fifteen Degrees, talks candidly about indie beauty as a consumer-led movement...

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$15 million in funding for Herbivore means more cooks in the kitchen

By Deanna Utroske

Thanks to this month’s deal with Silas Capital and Stage 1 Fund, the skin care brand that Julia Wills and Alex Kummerow started in their Seattle, Washington, kitchen eight years ago is about to grow exponentially. And the day-to-day operations of the...

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Skin Sanity’s prebiotic blend of plant extracts earns US patent

By Deanna Utroske

The brand’s acne treatment technology, developed and manufactured by Cosmetic Research Lab, was recently granted a US patent. And Skin Sanity is positioning its skin care product line (formulated with the unique technology) as a clean beauty alternative...

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Can there ever be a zero-chemical beauty ingredient?

By Deanna Utroske

Consumer interest in safe, natural, and synthetic-free cosmetics and personal care products seems to have inspired a whole new beauty marketing language, where ‘chemical-free’ stands in for at-times rather nuanced concepts—not the least of which is actually...

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This Month in Fragrance: June 2019

By Deanna Utroske

This June on Cosmetics Design, fragrance headlines included news of new leadership at Parlux, a licensing deal for Kate Spade scents, a couple big developments for fragrance startup Phlur, and Scentbird’s move into a whole new product category. Read on...

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