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Innovation in Action: advances in microbiome beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Personal care and cosmetics consumers are more intrigued and informed about the human microbiome every day. Here, Cosmetics Design takes a look at newly emerging science, brand updates, and other microbiome news worth knowing.

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Trend Alert: beauty consumers are ready for immunity-boosting skin care

By Dr. Ebru Karpuzoglu

The COVID19 pandemic has had far-ranging consequences on our lives and wellness, with the most immediate impact being concerns over our overall health both physically and mentally. At the same time, wellness and skin care are converging; and as a result,...

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2021 Blue Beauty Awards open for nominations

By Deanna Utroske

The program launched just last year as a collaboration between INNOCOS and Beauty Heroes, celebrates beauty, wellness, and lifestyle brands and products that are sustainable and making a positive impact on the environment.

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FORMA is building brands for next-gen beauty consumers

By Deanna Utroske

A new venture, backed by the growth equity firm General Atlantic, has emerged from what was Morphe Holdings to develop, accelerate, acquire, and curate the personal care, cosmetics, and wellness brands that will win over Millennial and Gen Z consumers.

Odile Roujol, Founder of Fab Ventures Fund

Fab Ventures champions clean beauty startups

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the new venture capital fund focused on DTC femtech, wellness, clean beauty, and sustainable fashion announced a first group of funded brands.

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Avon and Herbalife execs go to work at Tupperware

By Deanna Utroske

Tupperware owns six brands. Five of those are beauty and personal care brands. And late last week, the direct-sales company added 2 beauty and wellness executives to its leadership team.

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Is beauty going bananas?

By Deanna Utroske

A recent fragrance concept report from Sozio suggests that the familiar tropical notes of banana are showing up in fine fragrance, skin care, body care, and beyond.

Amy Chung, Global Branding Manager at Serumkind in conversation with Deanna Utroske at IBE LA

Editor's Spotlight: Indie Beauty Analysis

3 ways IBE exhibiting brands stood out from the crowd

By Deanna Utroske

Last week’s Indie Beauty Expo event in Los Angeles, California, attracted hundreds of influencers, buyers, press, and investors. Here’s a quick look at how select cosmetics, personal care, and wellness brands exhibiting at the event managed to capture...

Indie Beauty Profile Amanda Matsui, Yuyo Botanics

Indie Beauty Profile

Amanda Matsui, Yuyo Botanics

By Deanna Utroske

If wellness is a beauty category and hemp-extract is a wellness ingredient, then this topical and ingestible CBD business is an indie beauty brand. Amanda Matsui, co-founded Yuyo Botanics early last year and already the brand is shipping tinctures and...

Indie Beauty Profile Stephanie Kim, Moonlit Skincare

Indie Beauty Profile

Stephanie Kim, Moonlit Skincare

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Stephanie Kim, Co-Founder of Moonlit Skincare, describes how she and Kriszta Matyi have created a cross-sector beauty brand dedicated to skin care, sleep, and wellness.

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A new brand uses hair tissue analysis to customize vitamin packs

By Deanna Utroske

The recently launched Paragon Vitamins business promises to personalize consumer vitamin plans using a hair sample, a quiz, and an algorithm. While not a beauty supplement brand, per se, Paragon is the latest in a long line of new nutrient brands encouraging...

Healthy Living and the future of beauty

Healthy Living and the future of beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Healthy Living is one of several megatrends changing consumer goods industries around the world today. In conversation with Cosmetics Design, Kayla Villena, senior beauty analyst at Euromonitor International, explains how this megatrend emerged, how it’s...

$4.2 trillion and growing—but what exactly is wellness?

$4.2 trillion and growing—but what exactly is wellness?

By Deanna Utroske

In an effort to help leaders in governance and business understand this prosperous movement, The Global Wellness Institute is publishing a series of papers, covering the megatrends behind the movement, the history of wellness, terminology, and what it...

Indie Beauty Profile Evelyn Subramaniam , BIJA Essence

Indie Beauty Profile

Evelyn Subramaniam , BIJA Essence

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile Evelyn Subramaniam, founder of the luxury wellness brand BIJA Essence, talks about the power of passion in entrepreneurship, and about how her deceptively simple essential oils brand is leveraging another power—the power of...

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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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