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New website unveiled across Cosmetics Design!

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New website unveiled across Cosmetics Design!

By Lucy Whitehouse

Change is afoot here at the three Cosmetics Design sites across the EMEA, Americas and APAC regions, and we are excited to unveil our totally revamped websites.

Evonik invests in biotech startup with focus on peptides

Evonik invests in biotech startup with focus on peptides

By Lucy Whitehouse

Evonik, one of the leading players in specialty chemicals, has announced it has made an investment into Numaferm, a biotech startup specialising in making the production of peptides more efficient.

Shiseido make up

Shiseido adds and recalls facial lines

By Natasha Spencer

While personal care conglomerate, Shiseido, ramps up its facial expression project with a new face skin care cream, it also announced the voluntary recollection of its Integrate Killer Wink Gel Liner.

Indie Beauty Profile Katy Foxcroft Tancream

Indie Beauty Profile

Katy Foxcroft, Tancream

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Katy Foxcroft, co-founder of Tancream, explains how she and her team have worked to develop a new category within sun care.

JooMo launches new body wash with skin bacteria tech

JooMo launches new body wash with skin bacteria tech

By Lucy Whitehouse

British cosmetics start-up JooMo has launched the next in its series of products that claim to work with the skin’s natural microbiome: a body wash ‘that gets the skin to heal itself by mobilising the natural skin bacteria’.

Chanel releases first fragrance in 15 years

Chanel releases first fragrance in 15 years

By Sian Gardiner

The new Chanel perfume ‘Gabrielle Chanel’ went on sale worldwide this weekend, marking the brand’s first major fragrance launch since ‘Chance’ in 2002.

IBE NYC 2017: Trends and highlights

IBE NYC 2017: Trends and highlights

By Deanna Utroske

The Indie Beauty Expo opened its third annual show in New York City last week, and Cosmetics Design was there, meeting with founders, discovering new brands, learning about product launches, and identifying the trends and innovations that are emerging...

Trend Spotting: Delicacies as beauty ingredients

Trend Spotting: Delicacies as beauty ingredients

By Deanna Utroske

Food trends influencing cosmetics and personal care formulations are nothing new. But now, luxury foods—treats on par with diamond dust, gold flakes, pearl powder, and silk—are showing up in beauty products.

Trend Spotting: The reinvention of at-home hair color

Trend Spotting: The reinvention of at-home hair color

By Deanna Utroske

In an effort to meet the expectations of the modern consumer, at-home hair dye products, formulas, and business strategies are getting an update thanks to long-standing beauty companies like L’Oréal and Coty, contract manufacturers like Mana Products,...

Department store beauty retail at Saks 5th Avenue gets digital update

Department store beauty retail gets a digital update

By Deanna Utroske

Saks Fifth Avenue is rethinking its beauty retail and services concepts and opening new digital salons / spas / makeup counters in partnership with renowned hair colorist Joel Warren. The Salon Project will roll out in stores over the next two years.

Indie Beauty Profile Linda Gillette Parodi Professional Care

Indie Beauty Profile

Linda Gillette, Parodi

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Linda Gillette, founder of Parodi Professional Care, describes how she’s moving a niche personal care line, developed for professionals, into the consumer space. And, she reminds other beauty brand founders to be attentive...

Estée Lauder ventures into chatbots

Estée Lauder ventures into chatbots

By Lucy Whitehouse

Estée Lauder has launched a chatbox that will build its augmented reality beauty offering, allowing users to search, virtually try and then purchase lipsticks, all directly through Facebook Messenger.

image courtesy of Madison Reed

Madison Reed is “operationally blowing up the salon channel”

By Deanna Utroske

Two months ago Madison Reed partnered with Ulta to sell hair color kits and bring its AI chatbot tool in-store. Cosmetics Design spoke with Amy Errett, CEO of Madison Reed, late last week to find out how the partnership is going and how this new company...

LimeLight by Alcone: “This is where beauty is going”

LimeLight by Alcone: “This is where beauty is going”

By Deanna Utroske

Not long after news broke of the new beauty company’s partnership with L’Occitane International, Cosmetics Design dropped in on CEO Michele Gay to learn about that deal and about how LimeLight is reinventing cosmetics and personal care direct sales for...

Indie Beauty Profile Lea Anne Christine Fulton L.A. Christine

Indie Beauty Profile

Lea Anne Christine Fulton, L.A. Christine

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lea Anne Christine Fulton, founder of L.A. Christine, talks about her brand’s version of multi-channel retail, which spans pop-ups and direct TV, and she describes how her Finish heritage infuses everything about the brand,...

L’Oreal presents ‘connected beauty’ innovations

L’Oreal presents ‘connected beauty’ innovations

By Lucy Whitehouse

L’Oréal has presented its flagship connected beauty innovations this week at the Viva Technology Paris show, with Lancome’s custom made foundation technology and an updated Makeup Genius (augmented reality app) version the key items.

Lynne Florio (left) and Renee Tavoularis

Indie Beauty Profile

Lynne Florio and Renee Tavoularis, Planted in Beauty

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In their Indie Beauty Profile, Lynne Florio and Renee Tavoularis, founders of Planted in Beauty by Well Within, explain how they’re making good use of the various business services available to startups in and beyond beauty and reveal what they’ve hearing...

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