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Digital tech and influencers get credit for Amway financial results

22-Feb-2017 - The direct-sales company’s 2016 results are positive in terms of retail strategy. Where beauty and personal care are concerned it’s a different story, though beauty-from-within shows promise.

A new headquarters for New Avon

20-Feb-2017 - After nearly one year as a stand-alone company, the North American social selling beauty company has announced the location of its new offices here in New York City. Soon hundreds of New Avon staff will move from the East Side to Lower Manhattan.

ICMAD and ACI to host Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

15-Feb-2017 - This March in New York City, the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors association along with the American Conference Institute are putting on the fourth annual edition of this conference to address the industry's current business and legal issues.  

Guest article

Making your mark: Brand management issues for the cosmetics industry

14-Feb-2017 - Because  brand identity is so important for beauty and personal care companies while the market continues to be more crowded, it becomes even more important to establish a differentiated, strong brand and diligently protect it.

Renowned beauty editor Linda Wells accepts senior executive roll at Revlon

13-Feb-2017 - As of today, the founding editor in chief of Allure magazine is Revlon’s chief creative officer, a post that will see Wells engaged with every brand in the cosmetics and personal care company’s portfolio. 

Attendee registration opens for first New York City edition of NYSCC Suppliers Day

07-Feb-2017 - The annual personal care and cosmetics ingredients trade show has long been held outside the city in Edison, New Jersey, a town central to many ingredient and manufacturing facilities, but little else. This year, the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists brings the event to NYC.

Burt’s Bees gets credit for category growth at Clorox

07-Feb-2017 - The consumer products company announced Q2 financial results late last week, and Clorox’s only personal care and color cosmetics brand is responsible for most of the company’s progress in the lifestyle segment.

All Beauty Water doubles down on functional food strategy

06-Feb-2017 - The beauty-from-within beverage maker has been selected to join a food-focused business accelerator with the aim of making products like All Beauty Water part of women’s everyday beauty routines.

Personal care industry executives meet with Trump

30-Jan-2017 - Last week the new President met with 12 business leaders, among them the CEO of Johnson & Johnson. Cosmetics Design reached out to Gorsky to find out how he’ll be representing the cosmetics and personal care industry in these meetings going forward.

Target announces new plan to phase out select chemical ingredients

26-Jan-2017 - The retailer has a timeline in place to make ingredient lists more transparent and suppliers more accountable to consumer expectations. As a result, certain ingredients will be banned from Target altogether.

Government funds help Mazza put last piece into commercialization puzzle

26-Jan-2017 - Water extraction technology pioneer Mazza Innovation has received an $840,000 ($1.1 million CDN) investment from the Canadian government to install new drying technology at its plant in British Columbia.

P&G launches Preneur, an experimental retail incubator

17-Jan-2017 - Increasingly today, established cosmetic and personal care companies are launching startup residency programs and R&D incubators. P&G is taking the notion a step further.

Opinion

Two Views: Digital democratizes beauty

12-Jan-2017 - For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design reached out to digital entrepreneurs— Jessica Pritchett and Jihan Thompson—in an effort to better understand how technology is expanding the reach and potential of beauty products and services.

Hot topic

Less than four weeks left to submit for the Beauty Industry Awards

11-Jan-2017 - The count down to the first ever Cosmetics Design Beauty Industry Awards is well under way and there are now less than four weeks to go for the cut off date for submissions to the three regional competitions.

Differentiated beauty strategy bolsters Walgreens Boots Alliance Q1 results

09-Jan-2017 - Company sales for the quarter were down nearly 2% compared to the same period last year, and executives hope beauty will play a part in lifting sales figures. Though some analysts aren’t so optimistic.

Don't forget to make your submission to the Beauty Industry Awards!

20-Dec-2016 - The first submissions are coming in for the Beauty Industry Awards so you don't want to miss out on getting your own entries into this industry leading competition that will that highlight the very best in ingredients launches, indie beauty products and professional talent.

Welch's and Blue Marble Biomaterials team up on fragrance and cosmetic ingredients

13-Dec-2016 - The grape juice maker has a plan to turn its side stream components into biochemicals for use in beauty product formulations; to do so Welch’s has partnered with petrochemical replacements company Blue Marble.

Cancer and Careers honors Laura Geller at CEW Beauty of Giving event

13-Dec-2016 - The CEW Foundation hosts an annual luncheon and auction event to raise funds and awareness for its Cancer and Careers non-profit program. And, this year’s event brought in over $700,000.

Pantone names Butter London US beauty partner of 2017

13-Dec-2016 - The color standards company, based in Carlstadt, New Jersey, has teamed up with color cosmetics brand Butter London on a collection of product, featuring the 2017 Pantone color of the year.

How biotechnology has impacted the cosmetics business in 2016

12-Dec-2016 - Biotechnology continues to play an ever-increasingly important role in cosmetics formulation. Here we take a look at some of the most significant developments in this field during the past year.

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