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“If we as beauty companies want every woman to buy our products…”

19-Sep-2017 - Jamie Kern Lima, speaking at this year’s CEW Achiever Awards, urged beauty leaders to change the way images and models are used to market cosmetics and personal care products to women.

ABC shines light on tainted ingredients with book chapter on essential oil adulteration

18-Sep-2017 - The American Botanical Council is continuing to shed light on the issue of the adulteration of botanical ingredients by making available a book chapter on the adulteration of essential oils.  This comes on the heels of the publication of an ABC bulletin on tea tree oil adulteration.

Finalists announced for 2017 L’Oréal Women in Digital NEXT Generation Award

14-Sep-2017 - This week, the beauty powerhouse announced the three brands that are still in the running for L’Oréal’s annual award honoring tech innovations that are set to change the cosmetics and personal care industry.

Beauty startups to compete for $5,000 prize at JPitch during in-cosmetics NA

12-Sep-2017 - Johnson & Johnson hosted a live event for cosmetics and personal care startups at this year’s in-cosmetics Global event. Now, the company is relaunching the initiative as JPitch. And, interested consumer product innovators and tech companies can still submit applications for the competition through September 22nd.

Marketing pros to get special attention at second annual in-cosmetics North America trade show

05-Sep-2017 - Last year the global event series for cosmetics manufacturers made its North American debut with a show in New York City. For 2017, the show organizers are adding dedicated programming for marketers and product development professionals. This, in addition to the usual roster of exhibiting suppliers, features, and business opportunities.

Is paraben research sensationalised?

05-Sep-2017 - Research can be used to support amazing and important findings – it can also unfortunately be taken the wrong way before a true causative relationship is established, to create fear.

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How beauty brands can get social media right

30-Aug-2017 - In today’s digital environment, things move fast especially with social media. So having a clear understanding of what is important and what you should be doing is critical to success both from an engagement standpoint but also a brand standpoint.

Biotech firm offering cosmetic companies an alternative to animal testing to open in US

29-Aug-2017 - Genoskin makes unique human skin models for testing specialty chemicals as well as finished personal care and cosmetic products. This week, the French company announced plans to bring its business to the United States.

FIT and Allure Magazine launch online beauty certificate program

28-Aug-2017 - Online learning in the cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance industries is gaining ground: L’Oreal teamed up with General Assembly on a program for the company’s marketing pros in late 2015, The Fragrance Foundation launched a perfume course early this year, and now the Fashion Institute of Technology is getting in the game.

in-cosmetics Latin America to be highly experiential and educational

23-Aug-2017 - Next month in São Paulo, Brazil, the international cosmetics and personal care ingredient trade show opens its doors again, this time with a dedicated Protection Showcase, more interactive features, and programming to inform R&D pros and marketers alike.

Supplements could be missing opportunity connected to essential oils, experts say

31-Jul-2017 - Herbal product companies may be missing an opportunity in which essential oils and specific dietary supplements could be recommended simultaneously in condition-specific settings, experts say.

IBE opens in NYC next month – prepare to be inspired by beauty

27-Jul-2017 - The leading independent cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance event returns to New York City this August for its third annual show. IBE 2017 promises to be even bigger and better than years past, a measure of just how much the indie beauty category itself is growing.

CEW hosts sold-out Interpreting Trends Workshop

26-Jul-2017 - The cosmetics, fragrance, and personal care industry professional organization’s career development event late last week in New York City featured insights from Maxwell Luthy of Trend Watching and Larissa Jensen of the NPD Group. And Jennifer Barckley, also of Trend Watching, led a quick interactive innovation workshop.

Blue California stakes claim to market for natural ferulic acid

24-Jul-2017 - Increasing demand for natural sources of ferulic acid has led Blue California to boost its production capacity of the antioxidant ingredient.

Strategic Solutions International debuts unprecedented beauty insights tool

20-Jul-2017 - At Cosmoprof North America this month, SSI CEO Romina Brown launched her company’s newest research platform, a cloud-based interface that provides not only the usual cosmetics and personal care figures but also data from the independent beauty supply channel.

JiMari plans stone fruit cosmetics ingredient line

13-Jul-2017 - The company, which incorporated in March, bought Blenheim apricot producer B & R Farms in April and is moving swiftly forward to consolidate stone fruit farming and commercialize the fruits, oils, extracts, pits, etc. for a full spectrum of industries.

Study highlights rise in consumer complaints to FDA

12-Jul-2017 - A new study by Northwestern University highlights how the number of complaints to the FDA relating to cosmetic and personal care products more than doubled between 2015 and 2016.

Tracy Holland, CEO of HatchBeauty, honored as Entrepreneur of the Year

10-Jul-2017 - The annual award, given by Ernst & Young Global Limited, is one of several such awards the firm’s growth markets network gives regionally, nationally, and globally. Holland’s recognition comes in the manufacturing and distribution category in Los Angeles, California, and is an indication of the growing presence the cosmetics industry has out west.

Amyris biotech facility to produce cosmetic ingredients for Asia

05-Jul-2017 - The company recently announced advanced plans to build a biorefinery in conjunction with the government of Queensland Australia. As part of that state’s Biofutures Acceleration Program, Amyris is set to provide bioproducts for the Asian personal care and fragrance market.

Proving claims to maximise on beauty trends

30-Jun-2017 - Ahead of a new Open Academy for the industry in Europe, we caught up with one of the speakers on the challenges facing formulators in the region when it comes to cosmetics testing.

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in-cosmetics North America

New York City, NY / Conference and exhibition

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Bangkok / Conference and exhibition

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