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The Vegan Beauty Movement

What started out decades ago as a small cry has become a movement. Here’s what you need to know to capture the growing number of vegan, beauty-loving consumers.

More and more beauty consumers are seeking products that do not use animal derivatives or animal testing. Twenty years ago, these conscious consumers didn’t have much to choose from. Today, you can give them vegan beauty options aplenty. The category now encompasses a multitude of brands offering beauty that is organic, eco-friendly, cruelty-free and more. The growth no doubt has been spurred by widespread awareness and commitment to healthier, more conscious lifestyles. But, as the movement has grown, so too has the variety of views on what constitutes vegan beauty.

Executive Q&A: Mariya Nurislamova

The CEO and cofounder of Scentbird and Deck of Scarlet, Mariya Nurislamova, offers her invaluable insight on what it takes to craft and cultivate a successful business.

Mariya Nurislamova is changing the beauty industry. After becoming the CEO and cofounder of the luxury fragrance subscription service Scentbird in 2014, Nurislamova decided that she wanted to do it all over again. Inspired by the beauty tutorials of today’s YouTubers, she cofounded Deck of Scarlet in 2016, a makeup subscription service that partners with popular influencers to deliver new, unique, limited-edition palettes (that contain a lip liner, eyeliner and lip, eyeshadow and cheek colors) to consumers every two months.

BeautyID Awards Submission Deadline Extended!

Thanks to popular demand, the Beauty Innovation & Design (BeautyID) Awards have extended their deadline for entrants to April 16th, 2018. Entries are accepted from designers, suppliers, agencies and brand manufacturers from small and large companies anywhere in the world.

Recognizing innovation in packaging design and material and product formulation, the BeautyID Awards cover all cosmetic categories from hair to nails, skin, color, personal care, fragrance, sustainability and cosmetic contract manufacturing across professional, prestige and mass market segments.

Make Way for Commuter Cosmetics & Active Beauty

Cosmetics are now conforming to the active woman’s lifestyle. Here’s what you need to know.

Chances are, most of your customers are active women on the go. It seems this new movement is truly having its moment in the spotlight. After all, even if your customers are sitting still, they have the world at their fingertips. Beauty in action has multiple meanings, from beauty in transit, when women paint their faces on public transport (minus the fear of being shamed) to beauty designed to hold up no matter what women do–that’s right, we’re talking hot yoga-proof cosmetics. All of this has led up to a new class of high-performance products.

Cosmoprof’s Discovering the Beauty of Trends Showcases Innovative New Products

Learn about what trends you'll be seeing more of this year—and the brands leading the charge!

Last year, over 1,250 exhibitors and 30,000 attendees were at Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Growing year over year, CPNA brings together beauty professionals from all over the world to experience a grand-scale trade show unlike any other. Last night, CPNA held its first Los Angeles-based event called Discovering the Beauty of Trends—a preview of the exciting trends we’ll be seeing at this year’s CPNA, and the brands behind them leading the charge.

4th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards To Be Held Feb 25th

The nominees have been announced for one of the beauty industry's most glamorous award shows, which recognizes brands, makeup artists, hairstylists and photo stylists.

The Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBAs), presented by LATF USA, will celebrate its fourth annual award ceremony on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Avalon Hollywood. The black tie dinner gala will benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center—a nonprofit organization and no-kill facility based in San Diego that has been helping animals get adopted for over 40 years.