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Can overseas indie brands change the pace of beauty?

By Deanna Utroske

The independent beauty movement is truly global, as evidenced by the international spectrum of exhibitors at IBE LA last month. But a subset of indie beauty brands from abroad aren’t just going global, they are inviting consumers to be patient, seek balance,...

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Formulating an indie beauty brand story with regional ingredients

By Deanna Utroske

In the beauty and wellness space, a well-constructed brand story can capture the attention of consumers, buyers, and media. To find out just how regional ingredients can effectively inform and inspire an indie brand and its story, Cosmetics Design checked...

Fragrance trends for the EMEA region: 2019

Fragrance trends for the EMEA region: 2019

By Lucy Whitehouse

Want an insight into where the industry sees fragrance trends going in 2019? In this Editor’s Spotlight, we take a look at four big predictions from Bell Flavors & Fragrances.

Cosmetics carcinogens after Brexit? CTPA smacks down suggestion

Cosmetics carcinogens after Brexit? CTPA smacks down suggestion

By Lucy Whitehouse

The UK’s cosmetics trade association has asserted that “cosmetic products will continue to be safe after Brexit”, following recent media coverage that suggested standards on safety for beauty may slip in the UK once it leaves the EU.

Unilever’s 2018: what did the beauty giant get up to?

Unilever’s 2018: what did the beauty giant get up to?

By Lucy Whitehouse

From a push with its eco beauty brand and an effort towards natural microplastics, to the company’s new CEO coming from the division, Unilever’s beauty business has had a big year in 2018. We take a look in this Editor’s Spotlight.

Top launches and trends of 2018: expert insights

Guest article

Top launches and trends of 2018: expert insights

By Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science

We get the top ingredients launches and trends of 2018 picked out by Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science.

Beauty battle: the threat of supermarket beauty sites

Guest article

Beauty battle: the threat of supermarket beauty sites

By Lucy Whitehouse

In this guest article, we discover how health and beauty retailers can ensure they stay ahead of the curve and fight off the competition in an ever more competitive retail landscape.

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