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What not to miss at in-cosmetics Global 2017

29-Mar-2017 - Our latest CD Buzz highlights the not-to-miss bits at in-cosmetics Global 2017. When the doors open in London's Docklands next week there will be a focus on sustainability, a special feature on colour cosmetics, a packed educational programme and a number of events bought to you by the Cosmetics Design team. Check out the video to find out more. 

Brazil’s Senate advances ban on use of animals in cosmetics testing

27-Mar-2017 - This month, new amendments to an existing legislative bill were proposed and approved by the country’s Commission of Science and Technology. For now, however, the law remains unchanged.

Opinion

Two Views: The role of neuroscience in the beauty industry

23-Mar-2017 - When beauty industry insiders discuss science, frequently it’s cosmetic chemistry. For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design checked in with experts to find out how another discipline — neuroscience — is not only relevant in the personal care and cosmetics industry but essential.

Consumers trust ‘someone like me’ more than anyone else

22-Mar-2017 - Jennifer Cohan, president of the communications and marketing firm Edelman, shared new insights on consumer trust—and mistrust—when she spoke to cosmetics and personal care industry leaders and executives gathered for this year’s PCPC annual meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, last month.

BrandSpark’s awards data highlights opportunity for personal care and beauty brands in Canada

20-Mar-2017 - The annual consumer survey not only turned out a list of this year’s Best New Product Award winners but also indicates several places where brands can leverage current buyer behavior and market trends to good effect.

DuPont Tate & Lyle celebrates biotech ingredient milestone

16-Mar-2017 - The two companies formed a joint venture ten years ago and this month in Tennessee brought together partners, distributors, customers, local officials, employees, and the press to mark the anniversary and imagine the future.

CEW Product Demo paves the way for Beauty Insider Awards

15-Mar-2017 - The CEW got its 2017 Beauty Insider Awards off to a high profile start with its annual Product Demonstration, which platforms over 900 products competing for the prizes.

Annual industry education event looks at the shape of cosmetic and personal care regulations today

15-Mar-2017 - Legislation, claims substantiation, natural beauty, and crisis communications were all topics of discussion at this year’s Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum, hosted by ACI and ICMAD.

The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit returns to NYC in May

14-Mar-2017 - This Spring, Organic Monitor is hosting the North American edition of the event in New York City. Presentations will cover topics ranging from plant-based ingredients, ecologically friendly packaging materials, and natural trends in the personal care and beauty market.

Olay data shows skin care matters more than DNA

08-Mar-2017 - Earlier this week at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, the skin care brand presented skin aging data gathered in conjunction with the consumer genetics company 23andMe.

Is Amazon the beauty industry’s secret collaborator?

07-Mar-2017 - Craig Romero, co-founder of the indie skin care brand OZNaturals uses the online retail site to outguess consumer expectations, identify winning ingredients, and crowdsource actionable feedback.

Washington DC and the state of beauty industry

06-Mar-2017 - A week ago Monday, the Personal Care Products Council convened a panel, as part of the organization’s annual meeting, to discuss the ramifications that the new Presidential administration’s legislative endeavors and policies will have on the cosmetics and personal care industry. 

How can skin care brands stand out on the digital shelf?

02-Mar-2017 - A new report from managed analytics company Ugam endeavors to answer that question by exploring the state of skin care online today and the valuable role statistical analysis can play in bettering a brand’s standing in the digital beauty marketplace.

Nu Skin moves on to the S&P MidCap 400

02-Mar-2017 - Launched in 1984, the direct sales skin care and nutritional supplements company reported revenue last year of $2.21bn a figure strong enough to land Nu Skin on the Dow Jones index of mid-sized companies.

Guest article

Forecasting the digital future of cosmetics and personal care retail

02-Mar-2017 - 2017 is going to be exciting, but challenging for beauty and personal care companies as they adjust to rapidly changing consumer behavior.  How consumers shop, explore, and discover brands is being reinvented and fast.  Here are my picks for the biggest consumer engagement trends starting in 2017.

Natural Products Expo West opens next week

28-Feb-2017 - The annual cross-industry event focused on all things natural, organic, and non-GMO gets underway in Anaheim, California, on Wednesday March 8th. Among the personal care brands set to make news at Expo West is California Baby, an indie skin care brand with 20+ years in the business.

Analysis

Where politics and beauty meet

23-Feb-2017 - New leadership took over the United States not two months ago, and already executive orders, emerging policy platforms, and the pandemonium of an experiment in business-tycoon-as-government-official have warranted a new level of coverage in a cosmetics and personal care trade publication like Cosmetics Design.

Cosmetic Chemists! SCC issues call for papers

23-Feb-2017 - In advance of the Society for Cosmetic Chemists’ 71st annual scientific meeting, a call for submissions has gone out. The society is accepting proposals from scientists working across the industry, on the supply side of the beauty business as well as on the finished goods side.

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.

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