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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.

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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.

FDA to publish adverse event data for cosmetics

08-Dec-2016 - In doing so, the agency brings a whole new level of transparency to the beauty and personal care industry, though completeness and accuracy of the reported data is at issue and concerns are being raised about what this means for consumer class actions.  

Estée Lauder, The Honest Company, Colgate, and Nestlé sign Equal Pay Pledge

08-Dec-2016 - These cosmetic and personal care companies signed on to the White House Equal Pay Pledge yesterday, helping bring the total number of businesses in the US working to reduce the gender wage gap above 100.

Reader Survey Results

Beauty and personal care ingredient prices will go up under a Trump administration, readers tell Cosmetics Design

07-Dec-2016 - Last month Cosmetics Design ran a reader survey to gauge your sense of how the next four years will reshape the industry. The results are in—likely new policy on trade agreements, international sourcing, and regulations will impact the beauty business.

Human Rights Campaign 2017 Corporate Equality Index includes personal care and cosmetics suppliers and manufacturers

06-Dec-2016 - Over 500 companies scored a perfect 100 on the advocacy group’s annual list of companies with LGBT-inclusive policies and practices, among them, Avon Products, Estée Lauder Companies, Unilever, and many more.

Avon headquarters leaves the US

06-Dec-2016 - As of January 2017 the direct-sales beauty company known as Avon Products will operate it global business from offices in the UK. And just this month, Avon announced the appointment of a new CFO.

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Two Views: Educating the cosmetic chemists of tomorrow

01-Dec-2016 - Online learning and in-lab training both have their advantages. For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design checked in with a pair of educators about how tomorrow’s cosmetic scientists and formulators are learning.

The Women in Science fellowship from L’Oréal is accepting applications

30-Nov-2016 - Between now and February 3, 2017, the multinational beauty corporation, in conjunction with The American Association for the Advancement of Science, is welcoming applications from prospective fellows—five winners will be chosen later in the New Year. 

In an open letter to Donald Trump, cosmetic and personal care corporations stand up for Paris Climate Agreement

21-Nov-2016 - In a coordinated effort by some 300+ businesses, ingredient makers and major corporations including Unilever and L’Oréal call on new and current leaders to support a low-carbon economy and keep global temperature rise to a minimum.

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Two Views: Beauty consumers and chemicals

17-Nov-2016 - For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design asked science communicator Louise Hidinger, Ph.D. and indie brand founder Kari Gran about what consumers know and want to know about chemical ingredients in personal care and cosmetic products.

Cosmetic and personal care ingredient maker Mapric has been acquired

16-Nov-2016 - GreenTech, a French biotechnology company that makes ingredients for the personal care and cosmetics industry (as well as for pharma and nutra), is, with this latest deal, jockeying to become a prominent global supplier for beauty.

MonoSol sees the beauty of dissolvable pods, packs, and films

14-Nov-2016 - The manufacturing company behind P&G’s Tide Pods for laundry and Cascade Action Pacs for automatic dishwashers is expanding into cosmetics and personal care.

Trend Spotting: 2016 cosmetics and personal care ingredient and market highlights

09-Nov-2016 - Over the past months, Cosmetics Design has reported on the beauty business trends that continue to shape the industry. Here, we look back at a selection of that coverage.

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