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In-depth analysis of the latest products, ingredients innovations and certification programmes that are helping to shape this evolving category. Articles will also consider the all-important related issues of sustainability, accountability and ethical sourcing, which are being driven by an increasingly discerning consumer.

Green Biologics expands in Europe with distribution deal

19-Oct-2016 - The US division of Green Biologics has signed a distribution deal that will see its Personal Care Intermediates distributed throughout the EU.

Indena's sourcing program recognized with sustainability award

12-Oct-2016 - A recent award given to botanical ingredient supplier Indena validates what the company has been striving to do for a number of years: To do good while doing well.


Two Views: Is beauty ready for bacteria?

06-Oct-2016 - The microbiome, probiotics, and bacteria are buzz-worthy topics in personal care and cosmetic formulation. For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design asked Kelly A. Dobos of Sun Chemical and...

The re-branded in-cosmetics Latin America opens its doors, in photos

06-Oct-2016 - All eyes are on the in-cosmetics Latin America event as it opened its doors this week. The third annual show to be held in Sao Paulo, this is its debut...

Fragrance brand Puig buys stake in Brazil naturals player Granado

03-Oct-2016 - Puig, one of the most significant independent global fragrance players, has taken a minority stake in Granado, a Brazil-based storied pharmacy and owner of naturals brand Phebo.

Lush chips in to tackle food waste

29-Sep-2016 - Beauty brand Lush has donated £50,000 to a campaign to tackle food waste and hunger in London.

AOBiome conducts first of-a-kind trials for bacteria-derived acne treatment

28-Sep-2016 - Biotech skin care player AOBiome says it is conducting the very first of a kind trials to determine the effectiveness of a new topical bacterial treatment for acne sufferers.

Cargill eyes expansion of its personal care business

27-Sep-2016 - Agrofood giant Cargill is aiming to expand its footprint in the cosmetics and personal care arena, and has announced a new leader to head up the global team.

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Biomimetics: the future of beauty innovation from nature

27-Sep-2016 - Biomimetics - using concepts and principles from nature to create new materials, devices and systems - could offer huge opportunities for beauty.

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.

Naturals and Sustainability Special Newsletter

By-products and re-used materials raise bar on formulation sustainability

21-Sep-2016 - Ethical and sustainability claims are proving among the hottest trends right now, and a new way for formulators to tap into this heightened state of consumer consciousness is to reuse...

Unilever acquires Seventh Generation

20-Sep-2016 - The multinational CPG company announced yesterday that it has signed a deal to purchase the plant-based personal care and household cleaners company known as Seventh Generation—thereby shoring up its position...

Winners announced for the 2016 Cosmetics Design “Best Ingredient Made from Recycled Materials Award”

12-Sep-2016 - At the inaugural in-cosmetics North America event in New York City last week, Cosmetics Design announced the finalists, runner up, and honoree for the award, which recognizes the work ingredient...

Why Primal Pit Paste won Beauty Pitch 2016

07-Sep-2016 - It's a catchy name that isn't necessarily synonymous with all things beauty, but maybe that's the very reason why it caught the judge's eye at this year's Beauty Pitch competition....

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What happens to sustainability policy during political or economic crisis?

07-Sep-2016 - Pursuing sustainability goals can often prove both time-consuming and costly for cosmetics and personal care companies to implement, so what is the best course of action during a crisis?

From Power Ranger to skin care entrepreneur: The Jennifer Yen story

06-Sep-2016 - At the recent Cosmoprof North America event in Las Vegas, Cosmetics Design got to talk with Power Rangers star Jennifer Yen about how she diversified her acting career to also...

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Natura’s head of R&D opens up about formulating with actives

01-Sep-2016 - We spoke with Alessandro Mendes, research and development director at Brazilian cosmetics giant Natura to find out about how the evolution of active ingredients has impacted the company’s formulation team....

“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...

Trend Spotting: Innovations and ingredients you missed at IBE NY 2016

30-Aug-2016 - At an energetic and well-attended show like IBE, some of the most pertinent beauty trends get overlooked. Here, Cosmetics Design highlights three trends you may have missed and a selection...

Should ‘quality’ ingredients matter more than ‘natural’ ingredients?

30-Aug-2016 - At least one skin science and personal care research consultant thinks so. And, Cosmetics Design spoke with Nava Dayan about the formulation challenges and toxicity concerns that exist when the...

Final call to submit for “Best Ingredient Made From Recycled Materials Award”

29-Aug-2016 - Tomorrow will be the last opportunity to submit entries for the Cosmetics Design award for best ingredient made from recycled materials.

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...

100% Pure, one year on from winning Beauty Pitch 2015

25-Aug-2016 - It's been a big year for natural skin care player 100% Pure. One year on from winning the Cosmoprof Beauty Pitch 2015 award, which afforded them a cash prize and...

Last few days to submit for “Best Ingredient Made From Recycled Materials Award”

24-Aug-2016 - Does your company offer an innovative ingredient made from recycled or waste products? If so there is still time to enter for this brand new award, before the cut-off date...

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...

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