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EPA’s Clean Power Plan opens the floodgate for algae-based personal care ingredients

06-Aug-2015 - Gina McCarthy, the agency’s administrator, signed the new pollution emission guidelines on Monday, and algae industry groups are already calling the plan a “huge win” that will result in the...

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Efficiency is the industry’s biggest sustainability challenge right now

06-Aug-2015 - The biggest sustainability issue the cosmetics industry is facing at present is ‘efficiency’, says Amarjit Sahota, as cosmetic companies look to raise products sales whilst reducing their environmental impacts.

The bespoking and personalization of hair care

05-Aug-2015 - The quest for unique and individualized personal care products has consumers clicking through Etsy and browsing local boutiques, but some beauty brands are taking the local global and blending custom...

Avon revamps its direct sales business for a digital world

05-Aug-2015 - Avon has improved its ecommerce platform, launched a representative empowerment site called Beauty for a Purpose and is constructing a global IT system that will vary according to the needs...

Retail Trend: Digital beauty brands opening storefront shops

30-Jul-2015 - Cosmetics brands and ecommerce generalists that launched as pure play digital ventures are shifting to omni-channel commerce, and a new report from global market research firm Kline looks into the...

L2 reports global brands are missing opportunities for localization in Asia

30-Jul-2015 - According to market researcher 'L2 Think Tank', while China has taken over as the biggest market for e-commerce, most global brands present in the country have failed to capitalize on localized...

Bolder eyebrows trend sees spike in eyebrow make-up sales

29-Jul-2015 - The trend for more prominent eyebrows is leading to rising demand for eyebrow pencils and make-up, according to the latest market report from research provider Mintel.

Cosmetics advertising in women’s print magazines under scrutiny

28-Jul-2015 - Research published in the Journal of Global Fashion Marketing illustrates what content comes across as deceptive, what claims are believable, and which sorts of ads consumers trust most. 

Skin care and beauty brands ranked according to social consumer posts

27-Jul-2015 - A newly released research report from the social analytics solutions firm NetBase includes a listing of the top 30 brands according to the frequency and sentiment with which consumers post...

Cosmoprof North America 2015 breaks records

27-Jul-2015 - The Cosmoprof North America event topped-off records for attendance and exhibitor numbers as the organizer seals its reputation by forging the biggest B2B industry event in North America....

Research finds a woman’s fragrance is top secret

23-Jul-2015 - The chances of a woman spreading the good news about her favorite fragrance are minimal, if new research from the Brigham Young University is to be believed.

Indie Beauty Expo comes to NYC next month

20-Jul-2015 - The inaugural IBE promises to showcase over 60 innovative niche brands and comprise business-to-business activities and an energetic consumer event as well as structured opportunities for buyers, press and emerging...

Cosmoprof Las Vegas 2015, in photos

16-Jul-2015 - The Cosmoprof Las Vegas 2015 event closed its doors yesterday, wrapping up a highly successful event that proved to be a great promotional platform for the U.S. cosmetics industry thanks to the...

Winners announced for Cosmetics Innovators of the Year Awards

15-Jul-2015 - The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) association has announced the winners of the 11th annual Cosmetics Innovators of the Year (CITY) Awards.

Brands should prioritize wellness, finds Daymon Worldwide study

15-Jul-2015 - Personal care shoppers are shying away from mass drug stores and select ingredients in an effort to choose healthy products, and this has implications for retailers, big beauty, and private...


P&G study highlights the power of the shower and getting the product right

15-Jul-2015 - A new survey carried out by Procter and Gamble brand Herbal Essences suggests that manufacturers have to ensure their products are enhancing the in-shower experience as it forms an important...

‘An extraordinary opportunity’: Healthy & Natural Trade Show set for Chicago’s Navy Pier, May 2016

13-Jul-2015 - The inaugural Healthy & Natural Show will offer an ‘extraordinary opportunity’ for product manufacturers and marketers offering healthy and natural products, and for retailers looking to better understand this high...

Cosmprof Vegas event opens its doors this weekend

09-Jul-2015 - The Cosmoprof Las Vegas event opens its doors this Sunday, July 12th for three days of exhibitor activities, conferences, networking and special events.

Seaweed - hugely favoured in cosmetics, sees high attendance at focused conference in Korea

09-Jul-2015 - Seaweed harvesters around the globe have seen demand skyrocket in recent years as science discovered the macro algae beneficial for the farming, food and beauty industries. In Asia, seaweed joins the...

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Cosmoprof Vegas presentation spotlights what it takes to develop brand cult status

08-Jul-2015 - One of the ultimate goals for cosmetics and personal care companies is to develop a brand that is so iconic it becomes a much-loved product that ultimately rides out ever-changing fashion...

Mass market nail care just got a leg up on designer brands

07-Jul-2015 - Startup founder Lizzy Klein took color matching conversations beyond social and built an app that helps consumers hack luxury nail polish looks.

Cosmetics companies among only brands consumers strongly identify with biodiversity

01-Jul-2015 - Natura, Yves Rocher, The Body Shop, and Dabur are among the brands that consumers strongly identify with biodiversity; according to the Union for Ethical BioTrade’s Biodiversity Barometer as beauty brands...

Canadian supermarkets spot demand for Asian beauty products

30-Jun-2015 - Loblaw has begun to reposition its business with the opening of a pilot store in Mississauga, Ontario. The new store is structured around fresh food, takes shifting consumer demographics into...

ICMAD readies for its 11th annual CITY Awards

29-Jun-2015 - The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) association is readying to announce the winners of the 11th annual Cosmetics Innovators of the Year (CITY) Awards.

CVS drug stores get serious about beauty

24-Jun-2015 - The retailer is looking to make up for $2b of revenue, which the company previously brought in through tobacco sales, with a four-pronged approach that centers on wellness.