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Au Naturale Cosmetics has a whole new look

01-Jun-2017 - The green beauty brand, founded by Ashley Prange, worked closely with creative agency Base Beauty to update its logo, primary and secondary packaging, store displays, as well as the messaging...

Social media moguls: how independent beauty brands have the edge on the internet

31-May-2017 - Compared to more traditional, larger beauty players - with some notable exceptions, including L’Oréal - indie beauty brands have generally been leading at the forefront of the industry when it...

Cosmoprof North America bags Presidential Award

31-May-2017 - This time the Cosmoprof North America team has won the President’s E-Award for Export Service thanks to its contribution in helping to grow US exports.

Indie Beauty Expo leverages PR to grow the show and exhibiting cosmetics and personal care brands

31-May-2017 - The event first appeared on the scene in New York City in 2015 and has been growing in size, scope, and significance ever since. Just off their first Texas show,...

Household products company SC Johnson moves the needle on ingredient transparency

30-May-2017 - As part of its new skin allergen transparency initiative, SC Johnson now features an online ingredient index. And there are plans to provide consumers access to more comprehensive ingredient information...

CEW event highlights the role of brick-and-mortar retail in an omnichannel world

24-May-2017 - At yesterday evening’s Beauty Insider Series event, Reinventing Retail Stores, executives from Ulta Beauty, Walgreens, and Cos Bar spoke on a panel moderated by Jenny B. Fine, editor of WWD...

Retail buyers and local cosmetics and personal care brands flocked to IBE Dallas

24-May-2017 - This month the Indie Beauty Expo added a third city to its annual series of events around the US. In Dallas, Texas, exhibitor numbers weren’t as high as they have...

L'Oréal hair care earns Cradle to Cradle certifications

23-May-2017 - Biolage R.A.W. Nourish shampoo and conditioner from L'Oréal USA have attained high marks from the third-party certifying body for environmental and social responsibility.

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Coppertone—a legacy sun care brand fashioning a future through consumer trust, greater transparency, and innovative textures

22-May-2017 - Cosmetics Design reached out to Lisa Perez, marketing director at Coppertone, to learn how Bayer’s well-known sunscreen brand is strategically repositioning itself, educating consumers, and updating its products to keep...

Gattefossé launches new corporate website in English

18-May-2017 - Just last month the cosmetics and personal care ingredient maker opened its North American Technical Center of Excellence in New Jersey. And today, Gattefossé is going live with a newly...

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DIY beauty trend hits Germany

18-May-2017 - With DIY beauty now regularly called out as a rising trend for the industry, we catch up with one company making strides in this area.

Call for Nominations: L'Oréal seeks women in tech to reinvent beauty for the digital age

17-May-2017 - The L’Oréal NEXT awards are open for nominations. And like the women that have gone before them, this year’s finalists will gain significant exposure, access to venture capital, professional guidance,...

“Green isn’t a trend, it’s mandatory”

17-May-2017 - At this month’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York City, environmental responsibility took center stage. But the priorities of individual personal care brands and industry stakeholders vary widely.

CEW celebrates this year’s top beauty and fragrance products

16-May-2017 - Last Friday in New York City, Cosmetic Executive Women held the organization’s annual Beauty Insider Awards. Apropos of the current cosmetics market, more award categories were dedicated to indie beauty...

Sniffing out the future of fragrance

15-May-2017 - Customized perfumes and blend-it-yourself beauty, once the stuff of only boutiques and kitchen beauticians, are becoming more mainstream thanks to innovative indie brands and strategic acquisitions by big beauty. Sue...

Is the ‘always on’ digital lifestyle impacting on beauty trends?

12-May-2017 - We spoke to Hannah Symons, beauty and personal care analyst at Euromonitor International, on social media-driven beauty trends.

The Makeup Show NYC showcases trends, welcomes indie brands, and adds Pro Awards

11-May-2017 - The annual show, “a place where professionals gather…and brands launch new product,” took place last Sunday and Monday in New York City, drawing over 7,000 credentialed pros.

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Essential facts on the essential oils boom

09-May-2017 - The essential oil market in the US has grown 200% since 2012. 45% of the consumers in question are new, having started using EOs 1 – 2 years ago or...

Suppliers’ Day chair highlights new venue and innovation

28-Apr-2017 - On May 2nd the NYSCC Suppliers’ Day is opening its doors in the heart of Manhattan for the first time, having moved from its traditional venue in Edison, New Jersey.

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Estée Lauder Companies shares sustainability best practices, part 2

26-Apr-2017 - Ahead of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York City this May, Cosmetics Design connected with Nancy Mahon, senior vice president of global corporate citizenship and sustainability at The Estée...

How blue and infrared light affects the skin: the future of the antipollution beauty?

26-Apr-2017 - The impact of infrared and blue light (from screens) on the skin is an area that the anti-pollution trend is tipped to move into next: we ask an expert about...

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Estée Lauder Companies shares sustainability best practices, part 1

25-Apr-2017 - Ahead of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York City this May, Cosmetics Design connected with Nancy Mahon, senior vice president of global corporate citizenship and sustainability at The Estée...

Rising cosmetics, fragrance, and personal care leaders honored with CEW Top Talent Awards

25-Apr-2017 - Cosmetic Executive Women president Carlotta Jacobson calls the seven mid-career women who received the award this year, “the future of our industry.” The 2017 winners come from L’Oréal Paris, Sephora,...

CVS to institute new testing requirements for dietary supplements

24-Apr-2017 - As part of a corporate makeover, CVS Pharmacy says it intends to institute new standards for the dietary supplements it sells that will include specific testing requirements.

Anti-pollution is massive but complicated. Here’s why

21-Apr-2017 - The anti-pollution trend is possibly one of the hottest topics in the beauty industry right now, but as it continues to boom its evolution is far from being clear cut.

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