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Researchers from North Carolina State University develop wearable, wireless skin hydration sensor

01-Feb-2017 - The team’s findings are slated for publication in the Wiley journal Advanced Healthcare Materials and are likely to have applications in not only health monitoring but in cosmetics and personal...

Shiseido acquires US customization player MatchCo

23-Jan-2017 - Shiseido has continued to expand its international and US footprint with the acquisition of MatchCo, a California-based developer of customized digital tools used in personalization beauty regimes.

The Fragrance Outlet leverages digital to grow in store and online

19-Jan-2017 - With plans to lift its store count by more than 10% this year and to create a seamless cross-channel shopping experience for consumers, the fragrance and beauty retailer has expanded...


Two Views: Digital democratizes beauty

12-Jan-2017 - For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design reached out to digital entrepreneurs— Jessica Pritchett and Jihan Thompson—in an effort to better understand how technology is expanding the reach and...

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Less than four weeks left to submit for the Beauty Industry Awards

11-Jan-2017 - The count down to the first ever Cosmetics Design Beauty Industry Awards is well under way and there are now less than four weeks to go for the cut off...

Coty to buy 60% of popular cosmetics and skin care ecommerce platform

11-Jan-2017 - The beauty company announced plans Tuesday to partner with the mobile-first social selling platform Younique. 

Women’s Marketing Inc. and Seurat Group reveal data on ‘How Women Buy Beauty Today’

04-Jan-2017 - The two companies recently presented findings on current consumer behavior when it comes to gathering product and trend information, going online or into stores to shop, and making the final...

Emily Weiss’s beauty brand Glossier just raised millions in series B funding

01-Dec-2016 - With this investment, the digitally native skin care and makeup company has plans to take its community global, open retail stores, and launch product in additional personal care and cosmetic...

Facebook releases data from Beauty Buyers Survey

28-Nov-2016 - The media and social networking company sees all things digital moving from the desk top to mobile devices. And Facebook seems to hope that its newest data on beauty consumers...

Ulta Beauty planning new ecommerce distribution facility

21-Nov-2016 - To keep up with online cosmetic and personal care product orders, the company is preparing to build a new facility in the Western US. And Fresno, California, is the likely site....

Beauty and personal care brands celebrated for mobile marketing innovation

17-Nov-2016 - The Mobile Marketing Association’s 2016 Smarties awards singled out top campaigns from every industry, and companies including L’Oréal, Unilever, and Coty were among the winners.

The Beauty of Virtual Reality: selling cosmetic and personal care ingredients in the digital future

10-Nov-2016 - At this month’s IFSCC event in Orlando, Florida, two suppliers incorporated VR technology into their booths to attract the attention of chemists and formulators. The experiences were quite different one...

Almost Omnichannel: QVC to launch new dedicated retail beauty network

25-Oct-2016 - The television shopping channel has evolved as media and consumer buying habits have. And at the end of October, QVC will debut a new multichannel beauty-only retail network for today’s...

Organ-on-chip technology will be moving out of the lab and into the commercial market

20-Oct-2016 - This week, Emulate announced new funding and research partnerships that will advance the technology, which has significant potential for cosmetic and personal care development and testing.

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...

Ulta Beauty’s omnichannel consumers are changing the business for the better

13-Sep-2016 - Speaking at last week’s CEW Transformational Leaders event at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, the company’s CEO Mary Dillon, reveled just how valuable these shoppers are and how...

Is interactive email the next big thing in digital beauty sales?

08-Sep-2016 - One company believes that the programing solution could revolutionize ecommerce for makeup and personal care brands. Cosmetics Design caught up with Joe Teplow, founder of Rebelmail, to find out what’s...

Brands heralding the best digital strategies so far this year…

08-Sep-2016 - Digital strategy is top priority for cosmetics brands looking to better connect with consumers and get ahead of the competition. Here, Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of those...

Evonik develops new sensory tool for skin care formulators

07-Sep-2016 - Getting the sensorial qualities of a skin care product just right is make or break, which is why ingredients provider Evonik has developed its Sensory Kaleidoscope tool.

Perfect365 makeup app partners with Naked Cosmetics

22-Aug-2016 - The digital makeover tool business continues to expand. Perfect365 is a case in point, teaming with beauty bloggers and YouTube stars for a new feature, adding patriotic looks to coincide...

Consumer feedback influences product launch strategy at Urban Decay

16-Aug-2016 - The popular beauty press is abuzz with news of a forthcoming nude eye shadow palette from the revered L’Oréal brand. And rightly so—it’s a product consumers themselves asked Urban Decay...

Memebox tallies nearly $70m in funding

11-Aug-2016 - The mobile-first beauty company plans to greatly expand its branded cosmetics and personal care portfolio as well as to grow the business in new markets.  

Ulta Beauty launching its own credit card

03-Aug-2016 - The cosmetics and personal care retailer has contracted with data-driven marketing firm Alliance Data Systems Corporation to establish an Ultamate Rewards Credit Card and loyalty program for beauty consumers.

Walgreens shutters

01-Aug-2016 - The pharmacy chain announced last week that the ecommerce site will be shut down in the coming months. It’s a move to keep cosmetics and personal care consumers loyal...

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