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Buzz about salmon egg enzyme as anti-aging skin care ingredient gets louder

07-Mar-2016 - Following publication of a study of how hydrolyzed salmon roe proteins exfoliate in contrast to glycolic acid, the New York City–based skin care company Restorsea has seen an uptick in...

A new plan to certify sustainable and responsible marine ingredient sourcing

03-Mar-2016 - The Seaweed Standard, a joint project of the ASC and MCS, would leverage science-based regulation to protect the environment and promote ethical business.

MyChelle announces distribution partnership with Ulta Beauty

02-Mar-2016 - As the natural skin care brand transitions to the prestige category, select MyChelle products will be available nationwide in Ulta Beauty.  

The Brown Crayon Project rallies support online

01-Mar-2016 - The safe-enough-for-kids indie naturals brand developed for people of color launched a campaign on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter yesterday and by midnight was very nearly halfway to its goal. ...

Is cactus from Mexico the next big personal care ingredient?

29-Feb-2016 - International beauty rituals inspire consumers to use products with novel and seemingly exotic ingredients. Cactus seed oil has been gaining in popularity for years, and now Mexico is looking to...

Adore Cosmetics’ retail footprint is growing fast

29-Feb-2016 - The organic skin care and beauty brand is set to open 5 new stores this quarter, 3 in the States and 2 beyond; and Adore claims its online business is booming as well.

J&J loses in court, talcum powder linked to cancer

25-Feb-2016 - This week, a Missouri jury found the company liable for fraud, negligence, and conspiracy in a case brought by Jacqueline Fox and litigated by family members, following her death last...

Center Ingredient Technology acquired by Takasago

22-Feb-2016 - The biotech fragrance and flavor company uses fermentation to develop natural ingredients for cosmetics and other industries. Now that knowhow is part of Takasago’s Natural Mineral Portfolio.

College media chips away at big beauty

16-Feb-2016 - Across the country, journalists at hyper-local campus news outlets report on issues of wellness, industry regulations, green washing, sustainability, and more –all the while pointing a finger at both the...

Hedge Apples: the accidental skin care and hair care ingredient

09-Feb-2016 - Seed oil from the Maclura Pomifera, a common Midwestern tree fruit, has found its way to the beauty market in professional hair care products and as a facial oil from...

Skin care maker Dickinson’s Witch Hazel brings its history into the future

03-Feb-2016 - The legacy beauty brand celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and is launching an updated product line, aiming to preserve the company’s heritage and cater to today’s consumers at the...

H&M to launch Ecocert cosmetics and personal care collection

26-Jan-2016 - By this time next month, the retailer’s Conscious product line will be available in select stores, aiming to meet consumer demand for portable products, unisex fragrances, certified natural beauty items,...

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Natural Fragrance: scents and trends

21-Jan-2016 - Market trends and popular scent notes influence what natural fragrance makers are formulating, where these personal care products and perfumes are being sold, and how the supply chain is evolving.

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Natural Fragrance: maintaining quality and gaining scale

20-Jan-2016 - Natural fragrance ingredients are in limited supply. As demand for naturally scented personal care products and perfumes increases, brands are formulating with a combination of oils and isolates to keep...

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Natural Fragrance: trading on exclusivity and purity

19-Jan-2016 - Ingredients used to formulate natural perfumes and scented personal care products differ from conventional ingredients, and this presents a challenge for brands. At the same time it’s an opportunity to...

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Natural Fragrance: a must-watch beauty and personal care segment

18-Jan-2016 - Demand for clean, natural, and organic perfumes and scented personal care products is on the rise. How the segment is shaping up, gaining momentum, and anticipating the trends deserves a...

Indie beauty gets backing from community banks

11-Jan-2016 - Privately owned cosmetics and personal care brands garner a lot of attention when it comes to M&A activity, but local financial institutions are backing local brands and helping independent beauty...

New business model emerging at H20 Plus

06-Jan-2016 - The personal care company is prepping for a brand relaunch this spring; in the meantime H20 Plus has shuttered another store and is halting operation at its Chicago area manufacturing...

Maxey Cosmetics signs coral harvesting agreement with Cayman Islands

04-Jan-2016 - The company is leveraging its long history with the territory to source black sea rod oil, one of Maxey’s signature ingredients, in waters where taking coral is commonly forbidden.

Top Trends for 2016

Top ten cosmetic industry trends to look out for in 2016

23-Dec-2015 - The Cosmetics Design USA team has put together a list of the top ten trends to look out for in 2016 and here they all are in this latest edition...

Trends in 2015 and looking ahead to 2016

Top-hitting trend articles in 2015 and looking ahead to 2016

23-Dec-2015 - In our final post of 2015 the Cosmetics Design team is bringing you a selection of the biggest trends that we have covered over the course of the year, as...

US Senate passes microbead ban

21-Dec-2015 - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the bill—which would definitively ban the use of microbeads in beauty products and personal care formulations—that was unanimously passed last Friday and now is...

Asia in Focus

Natural cosmetics have never been so hot in Asia, says trend expert

09-Dec-2015 - Rising concerns around 'chemical pollution' coupled with an ancestral interest in traditional medicine has seen demand for holistic based or natural cosmetics - a segment that continues to go from...

‘Free-from claims are based on fears and should stop’

03-Dec-2015 - Cosmetics and personal care products should avoid using ‘free-from’ claims on their packs when referring to certain chemicals, as they just trade off fear, according to an industry panel who...

FDA creates guidelines for small and homemade cosmetics businesses

03-Dec-2015 - The FDA has created a webpage outlining its guidelines for smaller and homemade cosmetic players in an effort to regulate this niche but fast growing area.