Cosmedicine, a skin care range with over-the-counter grade actives, is working to formulate a potent rejuvenating antidote: expanded retail distribution.
In October, the New York-based private equity firm Vertex Capital Management purchased the struggling brand’s intellectual property, including the name, and product clinicals and inventory, from Cosmedicine’s lender, Laurus, after TrueYou.com, the company that created the line, filed for bankruptcy. Vertex relaunched Cosmedicine under the corporate nameplate Costru Company. Laurus maintains a small equity stake in the new venture.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"