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Indie Trail companies offer beauty startups less and more at in-cosmetics Global 2019

Indie Trail companies offer beauty startups less and more

By Deanna Utroske

Just 34 of the more than 800 companies exhibiting at the in-cosmetics Global tradeshow in Paris this month opted to be featured on the event’s first Indie Trail map—a guide meant to help indie beauty brands and aspiring founders find and connect with...

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in-cosmetics Global 2019 welcomes indie beauty brands

By Deanna Utroske

At next month’s in-cosmetics global tradeshow in Paris, beauty startups and independent personal care brands will have a clear path to follow and an easier time connecting with ingredient suppliers that are offering low order volumes and other services...

Mary Kay signs onto UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

Mary Kay signs onto UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the social sales beauty company added its name to a growing roster of businesses and corporations participating in WEPs. And late last week, when Deborah Gibbins, the company’s chief operating officer, spoke at a United Nations forum focused...

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Editor's Spotlight

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 for Indie Beauty Special Newsletter

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.

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