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The cosmetics industry faces challenging times, when the ability to capture the consumer zeitgeist and deliver innovation to meet it defines success. The Cosmetics Vision event pioneered discussions to ignite fresh thinking and new approaches, from leading industry figures, in Cannes, 5-7 March, 2014.

Time for brands to look outside the box

When it comes to marketing and advertising, brands need to abandon the pre-existing rules that their categories have, and focus on engaging with the consumer and their needs.

Suppliers need to stay on top of trends to win over consumers

Ingredient suppliers need to stay on top of the trends and work with finished goods manufacturers to ensure they win over consumers, says Lubrizol’s Adrian Holland.

Functionality is the top priority when selecting cosmetics ingredients

Functionality is the top priority when selecting cosmetics ingredients as consumers demand beauty benefits from products above all other criteria.

Croda stresses importance of ingredients design to sustainable future

Ingredient suppliers must implement the carbon footprint into their ingredient design and ensure the correct supply chain choices if we are to work towards a sustainable future.

Alain Khaiat defines a winning strategy for cracking Asia

Industry veterans like Alain Khaiat, President of Seers Consulting, was amongst engaging presenters at last week's first ever Cosmetics Vision event, where he outlined his strategy for cracking the Asian markets.

The Big Debate – where industry professional see the future of the industry going

One of the programme features for last week’s Cosmetics Vision event was the Big Debate, which involved not only three top-level industry panelists, but also the audience and the Cosmetics Design readership in shining a light on where the industry is heading.

Inaugural Cosmetics Vision: All about perspective!

Last week was the first ever Cosmetics Vision event. Held in Cannes, South of France, a diverse and engaging conference programme had attendees and speakers fiercely debating the right direction for the industry, while also agreeing about the importance of dialogue.

Innovation and sustainability the focus as Cosmetics Vision gets underway

The Cosmetics Vision event gets under way today, promising three days of industry discussion on innovation and sustainability and how these are a source of commercial advantage for cosmetics manufacturers.

Will King reveals the secrets to cracking the illusive men’s grooming category

As the founder of UK men’s grooming brand King of Shaves, Will King knows the ins and outs of this unpredictable category. And at next month’s Cosmetics Vision he will open up on what men really want out of their grooming products.

What will the cosmetics of tomorrow look like and can you afford not to know?

It is the question that is always at the forefront of industry executives’ minds, and beauty expert Jeanine Recckio aims to lift the lid on some of the innovations waiting in store for us at next month’s Cosmetics Vision Event.

'Copy and tweaking isn’t innovation,' says expert with 20,000 consumer database

That expert is Jo Fairley, co-founder of the biggest consumer beauty survey, the basis of the first ever successful ‘Beauty Bible’ with the feedback of 20,000 women on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to cosmetics.

How can regulatory compliance improve performance for cosmetics businesses?

This hugely important question will be answered during a key presentation at next month’s Cosmetics Vision event, given by Annelie Struessmann, technical director at CONUSBAT.

Getting consumer engagement right to stay ahead of your game

On the back of a presentation that Robert Passikoff, founder of Brand Keys, will give about consumer engagement at next year’s Cosmetics Vision event, we spoke to him to find out the best approach to cracking this vital nut.

Luxe Pack New York opened its doors for two days from May 14th to bring packaging professionals the biggest event to date, featuring all the new trends, product launches and a comprehensive conference program.

The Cosmetic Industry Buyers and Suppliers association is holding its next monthly luncheon networking meeting on October 10th. The event will take place at Rosie O'Grady's, 800 7th Avenue at 52nd Street and will feature a presentation by George Kress, an industry veteran with 25 years of experience in the packaging category.

Cosmetics Executive Women (CEW) is holding a presentation and networking event entitled Beauty Retail Evolution, which will focus on the most current beauty retailing trends for industry professionals. The event will take place at 5.30pm at the Harmonie Club in New York City, on October 25th.

The long running HBA Expo in New York has seen regular attendance and coverage from the Cosmetics Design, and this year was no different. Here are some of the stories from the event...

Photo highlights from the 2012 HBA Global Expo

Visitors to the HBA Global Expo 2012 were greeted with a novel seating area that provided visitors an opportunity to orientate themselves and network, before tackling the show floor. This year the floor included the Splash Pavillion, a pavillion for new finished goods, the Eco Innovation Pavillion, the IPDA award winners and an Innovation in Tubes pavillion.

HBA Global Expo announce IPDA winners

Today is the third day of the HBA Global Expo in New York, which remains one of the biggest events on the calendar for North American packaging professionals, underlined by the tough competition in this year’s IPDA entries.

HBA conferences to highlight green products, consumer engagement and packaging

With over 60 educational sessions and activities, the HBA Global Expo event that is taking place in New York from 19-21 June 2012 promises to shine the spotlight on a wide range of topics including green and natural products, marketing and consumer engagement and packaging and design.

HBA show to platform latest innovations in finished products

This year’s HBA event will have a brand new feature called Splash, designed to highlight the latest in finished product innovations from emerging cosmetic and personal care brands.

As one of the most important events for US cosmetic ingredient players, the Cosmetics Design USA editorial team took to the floor at the Suppliers Day 2012 event, held in the familiar New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Edison, surroundings.

Not only did the team comb the aisles for all the latest business developments and product launches, but there was also a full program of exclusive video interviews with some of the industry's most innovative and key players. And here they are…

HBA attendees vote for their winning Beauty & Personal Care products

HBA Global has announced the winners of both its Splash show concept and the Exhibitor New Product Excellence Awards, highlighting some of the most innovative new industry launches.

Adapting to FDA guidelines key to the sun care game

Sun care formulators must adapt to the new FDA guidelines and offer a range of formulations if they want to meet the demands of their consumers and stay ahead of the game.

Carotech launches palm oil derived ingredient for hair re-growth

Cosmetics Design recently spoke to Carotech's production manager Brian See to find out about the latest clinical trials to underline the efficacy of Tocotrienols derived from palm oil. The trials highlight the fact that the company's Tocotrienol-based ingredients help to promote hair growth, as well as the treatment of scars and wounds following invasive cosmetic procedures.

Lonza launches two new products and a formulators' tool

Cosmetics Design recently caught up with global manager of technical marketing at Lonza, Suellen Bennett, to find out about the company's latest product launches and its new formulators' tool. It has just put to market a new active called Vivillume aimed at the big trend for BB creams and amrange of natural emulsifiers called Polyaldo. On top of that it has also launched Formula Protect, a new online portal aimed at making formulators lives simpler and more efficient.

Nanophase teams up with BASF to develop new larger Zinc Oxide product

Nanophase Technologies Corporation, a company specializing in nanomaterials and advanced nano-engineered products, has furthered its expansion into the cosmetics realm with the development of a new, larger size Zinc Oxide product (LSA).

AkzoNobel launches sustainable hair styling solutions

AkzoNobel Global Personal Care has launched a series of sustainable and eco-friendly hair styling products. At the recent Suppliers' Day event in New Jersey, we caught up with Laurie Marshal, global marketing manager, styling, who explained about the advantages that this comprehensive portfolio of biopolymers and formulating techniques brings to the industry.

Croda develops cost-effective sunscreen filter in line with new regulations

Ingredients supplier Croda has developed its latest range of Solaveil ABC sunscreen filters in line with the new FDA regulations, ensuring it remains cost-effective for its customers.

Bio-Botanica discusses co-branding deal with DuPont Tate & Lyle

Bio-Botanica vice president of sales Mark Sysler spoke to Cosmetics Design about the company's co-branding with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products at the recent Suppliers' Day event. In this video interview Sysler explains how the company's new line of botanical extracts, ZeaBasics, is combined with the active properties of DuPont Tate & Lyle's Zemea propanedial to produce a range of high performance natural ingredients.

Clariant launches three new biopolymers focused on the natural trend

At the NYSCC Suppliers' Day Clariant's head of personal care April Yeager spoke to Cosmetics Design about the company's three new biopolymer active ingredients that are being marketed as sensory boosters for skin and hair care. The vegetal-based products tap into the naturals trend, being extracted from fungal sources that contain no GMOs. The company says that the Vitipure, Velsan and Zenvivo biopolymers have been developed around consistentcy of quality, traceable and renewable principles.

Suppliers' Day 2012 Photo Gallery

The recent Suppliers Day 2012 was a sell out event with record attendance, once again. Here we look at some of the key events on the stands, looking at the event launches, promotions and what some of the biggest names in the industry were up to.

DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts discuss latest clinical trials for Zemea

At the recent Suppliers Day event in New Jersey, Cosmetics Design caught up with Steve Hurff, vice president of marketing and sales at DuPont Tate & Lyle, to find out about the latest clinical trials for its Zemea propanediol glycol alternative and its newest applications.

Hallstar CEO discusses advances in photostability of skin care products

At the recent Suppliers Day event in New Jersey, Cosmetics Design caught up with Hallstar CEO John Paro to find out about the company's latest breakthrough in the photostability of skin care formulations, Polycrylene S1. The interview also highlighted the company's continued expansion into the naturals arena as well as how its business strategy is continuing to to take shape.

HBA Global Expo ramps up interactive education for 2012

At next month's HBA Global Expo the three day-educational program has a new focus on increased interactivity, which will be underlined by themes in this year's conferences, the organizers say.

NYSCC Suppliers Day 2012 opens its doors tomorrow

The first day of the two-day Suppliers Day 2012 kicks off tomorrow at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison.

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day ingredients round-up part I

Ahead of the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Suppliers' Day 2012 event, CosmeticsDesign.com USA takes a look, in a two-part series, at some of the newest ingredient launches that are being showcased.

The Makeup in New York event opens its doors for the third time in New York City, between September 25 - 26, highlighting the latest innovations in the fast-moving color cosmetics category.

The SCC Suppliers Day California is due to open its door between September 24th and 25th. This edition of the bi-annual event is set to be the biggest to date, highlight the latest trends and product launches for suppliers and manufacturers working in the all-important West Coast region.

Health and Beauty America opened its door in the last week of June, highlighting the latest in packaging innovation, together with a packed conference program featuring some of the biggest players and industry experts.

Suppliers Day New Jersey 2013 opened its doors for two days from May 14th, highlighting all the latest ingredients innovations and launches from the industry in the region.

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