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Brand Innovation

This is the news category you will want to dive into to find out all the latest innovations and developments in the finished goods arena. From smart and unique marketing concepts, to boundary-breaking products that create new niches, you will find it all here.

Bookmark this section to discover what product developers, marketers, formulators and packaging specialists are bringing together to create the next generation of skin care, hair care, color cosmetic, sun care and fragrance products. It goes without saying that this is an incredibly fast-paced industry, so staying one step ahead of brand innovation is crucial to staying on top.

The pick of the technology crop, from CES Las Vegas

10-Jan-2017 - This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas January 4 - 8, featured eight companies at the event’s dedicated ‘Beauty Tech’ marketplace space, all demonstrating a variety of...

Sunday was National Winter Skin Relief Day

09-Jan-2017 - It seems there’s a day of celebration for nearly everything. And now, thanks to the parent company of CeraVe Skincare, January 8 has indeed been officially declared National Winter Skin...

Burt’s Bees launches beauty-from-within product line

04-Jan-2017 - The personal care and cosmetics brand announced this week its move into the functional food category.  It’s a significant initiative for the Clorox-owned brand, one that could help determine what...

Outstanding beauty and personal care brand innovations of 2016

22-Dec-2016 - Cosmetics Design has gathered up the most compelling products and technologies we’ve covered over the past year. It’s an assortment of innovations in fragrance, color cosmetics, and skin care developed...

Has the next generation of makeup applicator arrived?

01-Dec-2016 - Molly Cosmetics would like to think so. That company’s SiliSponge is making waves in the popular beauty press and generating quite a bit of buzz in the digital and social...

Can new DIY natural beauty brand Oleum Vera disrupt skin care and body care?

29-Nov-2016 - Launched just this week Oleum Vera is the latest brand from MMTUM, a company based in Montreal, Canada, that’s creatively commercializing DIY for an array of industries.

Victoria Beckham set to expand presence in beauty and skin care

25-Nov-2016 - Following the success of her recently released makeup collection with beauty giant Estée Lauder, Victoria Beckham is reportedly looking to expand her presence in beauty, and move into skin care....

Korean retailer Peach & Lily introduces skin care range

21-Nov-2016 - Korean beauty giant, Peach & Lily, launches its skin care brand, which features its new face mask collection.

Ulta Beauty partners with yet another brand blurring the line between skin care and color cosmetics

17-Nov-2016 - Colorescience announced this week that a selection of the company’s sun care / color products will be sold at Ulta.com—a sign, perhaps, of both company’s belief that consumer interest in...

Multifunctional Marketing: How L’Oréal is launching product and using digital to reach all women

15-Nov-2016 - With a single initiative, the company is setting a new standard for addressing beauty consumer expectations with branded content, a modern approach to aging, personalized skin care, and more.

Rekze Laboratories is moving scalp wipes into the hair care category

25-Oct-2016 - Until recently scalp wipes have been basically skin care for the head (like Bee Bald’s Refresh wipes for the head and face). Now the anti–hair loss collection from Rekze has...

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FragranceLock: a beauty innovation that promises to bolster perfume—the product and the category

05-Oct-2016 - The first product from Beauty Boost Inc. redefines whitespace in the fragrance marketplace and is already winning awards. Cosmetics Design spoke with company president Francine Gingras to find out what...

Arbonne launches skin care application tool

04-Oct-2016 - The direct-sales beauty company has just announced its latest product, a device called the Genius Ultra meant to more effectively apply Arbonne anti-aging skin care.

Print-a-perm? L’Oréal aims to lead on bioprinting hair

28-Sep-2016 - L’Oréal has announced the launch of a partnership aimed at developing the bioprinting of  hair follicles.

Doing More with Bacteria: new innovations from AOBiome and Mother Dirt

22-Sep-2016 - The clinical research company and its consumer products brand are moving bacteria forward, launching new product and advancing research that could change skin care forever.

L'Oréal names NEXT Generation Awards finalists

15-Sep-2016 - The beauty company’s Women in Digital Program honors and encourages entrepreneurs in the tech space. And the NEXT Generation Awards honor women whose tech innovations have the greatest potential to...

How botanical hair care pioneer PHYTO is staying on trend today

14-Sep-2016 - With product formulations that include plant extracts, a company philosophy that respects the body’s ecosystem, and partnerships that have stylists using PHYTO to create trendy eco-friendly looks at New York...

Allies of Skin shakes up skin care with out of the box product claims

08-Sep-2016 - Allies of Skin got a lot of attention at the recent Cosmoprof North America. We caught up with company founder Nicolas Travis to find out more about his new skin...

“Deodorant is the gateway to natural personal care and beauty”

31-Aug-2016 - That’s what Ursa Major, a natural skin care company out of Vermont has found. And it makes sense; once consumers find a reliable product in a category as essential as...

Dr. Hauschka to launch oral care collection

30-Aug-2016 - The longstanding skin care company announced today that at the end of the week Dr. Hauschka’s personal care and beauty product portfolio will include an assortment of natural oral care...

Indie Beauty Expo 2016 outdoes itself

29-Aug-2016 - This year marked the second annual IBE event in New York City. And the show, catering to the trade, retail buyers, press, and consumers, firmly established itself as the newest...

What happens when ingredient innovation, premium skin care, and indie beauty converge?

25-Aug-2016 - Immupure just may be the brand to answer that question. Formulated with the components of colostrum, the skin care collection brings consumer education, product benefits, and agile business to the...

Canadian indie beauty brand makes skin care and soap from icebergs

23-Aug-2016 - East Coast Glow uses glacial water and other local ingredients in its collection of personal care products. It’s a concept, right in line with several current industry trends, that the...

Is Joey New York now focusing on injectables rather than skin care?

22-Aug-2016 - Just days before the popular ‘90s skin care brand ended trading on its reverse stock split, Joey new York announced a new deal with the company behind The Labb Aesthetic Beauty Bar,...

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CD Buzz: Indie Beauty Focus

18-Aug-2016 - Ahead of the Indie Beauty Expo in New York City this month, the Cosmetics Design takes a look at what to expect at the event, as well as what's happening...

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