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Ann S. Plimpton will soon be the new board chair at Inolex

17-Aug-2017 - As the specialty ingredients company positions its business squarely in the cosmetics and personal care industry, the announcement of a new incoming board chair underscores the company’s new focus as a global innovator in beauty.

ADF&PCD comes to NYC this September

17-Aug-2017 - ADF and PCD events have been held in Paris for over a decade, and now for the second year running this international trade show for aerosol, dispensing, perfume, and cosmetic packaging professionals is coming to the US, complete with exhibitors, awards, and a full conference program.

Fashion hair accessories brand Pink Pewter launches color cosmetics line

16-Aug-2017 - In this video interview Mireya Villarreal, the brand’s founder and designer, talks with Cosmetics Designs senior correspondent Deanna Utroske about the new Pink Pewter makeup collection, her choice to opt for vegan formulations, and  much more.

Surya Brasil celebrates 20 years in North American market

15-Aug-2017 - The natural personal care and cosmetics company has been available in the US and Canada for two decades, and now Surya Brasil has plans to greatly increase distribution this year and next.

7 brands not to miss at IBE

15-Aug-2017 - Well over 200 independent cosmetics and personal care brands will be exhibiting at this month’s Indie Beauty Expo in New York City (August 22 – 24). Here, Cosmetics Design features 7 brands that standout from the crowd with products, ingredients, innovations, and marketing matched to today’s discerning beauty consumer.

MyChelle: Building a legacy of bioactive skin care

14-Aug-2017 - Catie Wiggy, product development manager at MyChelle, talks with Cosmetics Design senior correspondent Deanna Utroske about effective natural skin care, including natural suncare and anti-pollution products, the rise in consumer attention to ingredients, the move toward simpler formulations, and MyChelle’s recent and forthcoming launches.

Acquisitions boost IFF fragrance results

10-Aug-2017 - IFF has reported strong growth for its second quarter results, with the fragrance side of the business benefiting from recent acquisitions and organic sales growth.

Botaneco opens US innovation facility

10-Aug-2017 - Canada-based seed oils specialist Botaneco has unveiled its newly opened innovation facility dedicated to skin, hair and sun care, in Lambertville, New Jersey.

L’Oréal, Unilever and Henkel: spotlight on three beauty and personal care giants of Europe

10-Aug-2017 - We take a look at the latest from three of the leading personal care giants in Europe.

DuPont and Dow all set for huge merger

09-Aug-2017 - DuPont and Dow Chemical Company have confirmed that they are all set to complete on one of the biggest ever mergers in the history of the chemicals industry - a $147 billion deal.

Specialty stores tap into digital for growth

09-Aug-2017 - Specialty stores such as Sephora and Ulta have been ruling the beauty retail channel in the US in recent years, and a new report by Kline Group shows that digital technology is boosting their growth.

IMCD to acquire Canadian distributor Lomas

09-Aug-2017 - Netherlands-based IMCD ingredients distributor IMCD has confirmed that it is set to acquire the Canadian distributor Lomas.

Avon reveals details of CEO handover plan

09-Aug-2017 - On the back of disappointing second-quarter results, Avon has confirmed that current CEO, Sheri McCoy, is to step down in spring 2018.

Avon struggles continue as losses mount

08-Aug-2017 - In a continuation of its recent poor performances, Avon again announced a quarterly loss with its most recent, second-quarter statement.

Will Triclosan still appear in personal care products after the FDA ban?

08-Aug-2017 - A ban on triclosan in cosmetic and personal care products will be implemented in September for antiseptic hand washes, but one expert points to concerns that it could still be used in other products.

FDA says it does not have the staff to check all imported cosmetics

07-Aug-2017 - A letter from the FDA to a member of congress underling that the organization is understaffed and only has the resources to check a small fraction of cosmetics imports in the US is causing alarm.

Marico builds ethnic hair portfolio with Isoplus acquisition

07-Aug-2017 - Indian consumer personal care group, Marico, adds South African ethnic hair styling collection, Isoplus, to its growing portfolio.

Ron Robinson explains how the Apothia brand is engaging younger consumers

07-Aug-2017 - Ron Robinson was at the forefront of a new trend in beauty and fragrances when he launched the Apothia brand in the early 80s. In this video interview Ron explains how he has kept the brand at the forefront by continuing to make the product lines relevant to younger consumers. 

Trends Update: A conversation with Stylus

03-Aug-2017 - In this video interview from Cosmoprof North America, Shannon Davenport, head of US advisory at Stylus, talks with Cosmetics Design senior correspondent Deanna Utroske about next-generation packaging, the trend toward minimal packaging design and clean labels, how Gen Z is influencing beauty, and more!

In color cosmetics, complexion products and skin care benefits are winning

03-Aug-2017 - According to Mintel’s Color Cosmetics US 2017 report, the category isn’t seeing the growth it once was. Still, the numbers suggest that the color boom is far from over.

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