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Beauty brands hit and miss with video advertising

Recent video advertising campaigns by Dove and Veet have met with criticism from consumers and professional commentators, emphasizing the importance of the increasingly dominant marketing format for the beauty industry. 

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The company as a whole may have reported strong first quarter results, but Johnson & Johnson has ended efforts to rival Allergan’s popular Botox anti-wrinkle treatment.

Following a successful in-cosmetics workshop on the regulatory issues facing the industry, Annelie Struessman of CONUSBAT, chair of the workshop, stopped off to give the Cosmetics Design team the low-down on what was discussed.

The demand from the cosmetics industry and others for bio-based ingredients has seen chemicals producer Rivertop Renewables raise $26 million from Cargill, First Green Partners and existing investors.

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Hair volumizer and skin oil take gold at Natural and Organic Awards from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

Neocell’s Keratin Hair Volumizer and Pukka Herbs’ Active Oil were the big winners when the Natural and Organic Awards 2014 were announced at the Novotel London West, after the close of business of the first day of the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show.

Shiseido establishes joint venture in Indonesia from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

In a move expected to contribute to the further expansion of its business in Indonesia, Japanese cosmetics firm Shiseido has signed a joint venture agreement with local firm PT Sinar Mas Tunggal, part of Indonesian conglomerate Sinar Mas Group.

L'Oréal setting up India hair colour price battle? from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

International cosmetics giant L'Oréal has launched a new mass-market level product onto the Indian hair colourant segment, in a move that could ignite a price war.

Trend for beards leads to new opportunities in facial hair grooming from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

The male grooming category has been promising plenty of opportunities for many years, but it never seems to have delivered, a fact that has been underlined once again by the recent downturn in the category attributed to the fashion for beards and facial hair. 

Datamonitor reveals 'exciting' sunscreen innovation trends from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

At in-cosmetics in Hamburg Ramaa Chipalkatti, senior analyst at Datamonitor stopped by Cosmetics Design's booth to chat about all things innovative in sun care segment.

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Estée Lauder on the look-out: Ready to acquire… if the deal is right?
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Estée Lauder on the look-out: Ready to acquire… if the deal is right?

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A picture’s worth 1000 words… Instagram boasts beauty brand opportunity

A picture’s worth 1000 words… Instagram boasts beauty brand opportunity

Social media photo sharing platform Instagram is opening up a big opportunity for beauty brands to utilize...

Datamonitor reveals hair care trendsights for Cosmetics Design
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Ground-breaking anti-aging discovery from Antarctic fish gets L’Oréal excited
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Time to understand the online conversation – it’s shaping the beauty agenda

Time to understand the online conversation – it’s shaping the beauty agenda

The new beauty agenda and product demand are heavily influenced by online communities that just keep growing...

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