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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.

RecycleSmart expands program for managing post-consumer cosmetics waste

29-Jun-2017 - This month the Canadian waste and recycling management services company announced an e-commerce partnership with TerraCycle. It’s an effort meant to divert more cosmetics and personal care waste from landfills and incineration.

A primer on luxury branding

27-Jun-2017 - Last week, the global law firm Dorsey & Whitney held an event at its New York City offices about Investing in Brand Value. Expert panelists weighed in on the importance of living your brand, the potential of dormant brands, and the benefit of learning about IP and trademark issues early on.

Listen to Cosmetics Design on Beauty is Your Business

27-Jun-2017 - Senior Correspondent Deanna Utroske is the guest on the latest edition of Beauty is Your Business, in which she chats with the podcast’s hosts about the indie beauty revolution, the latest ingredient trends, and much more. Take a break from the daily headlines and listen in on this lively exploration all things cosmetics and personal care.  

Personal care and cosmetics leaders take on unconscious bias against race and gender

26-Jun-2017 - It’s increasingly clear these days that the professional is the political. And a recent initiative known as the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion brings this fact into high relief. It also seeks to open a safe and productive dialog in the workplace.

Doing/Living: The next generation of beauty retail has arrived

22-Jun-2017 - The innovative “humanity first” retail concept opened its doors on West 57th in New York City last Friday. And, Juliet Silva Yee, the venture’s chief creative officer, tells Cosmetics Design that this is only the beginning of conscious commerce.

Avon Products says this is the last leadership change, for now

22-Jun-2017 - This week the direct sales beauty company announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer. And in making the announcement, Avon Products assured investors, the industry, and the public that the company is now moving full speed ahead toward “sustainable profitable growth.”

The Estée Lauder Companies has made an investment in DECIEM Abnormal Beauty

20-Jun-2017 - The Canadian company is home to 16 skin care, cosmetics, personal care, grooming, and supplement brands. And Estée Lauder is looking to tap in to DECIEM's creativity and indie beauty edge in what looks like the legacy beauty maker's latest attempt to win with millennials and gen Z.

Is Sheri McCoy on the verge of retiring from Avon?

15-Jun-2017 - Several reputable business news outlets are speculating as much based on an item that ran in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. The direct-sales beauty company certainly has had its share of leadership changes lately, including the appointment of a new global president just this week.

Sheri McCoy is the only woman leading a beauty company on the Fortune 500

08-Jun-2017 - The business magazine has just put out the 2017 edition of its annual list of the most profitable corporations in the US. Among the several personal care and cosmetics companies on the list, only one is led by a CEO who is a woman. A fact that could be a indication of inequality throughout the industry.

L’Oréal launches an in-house app to welcome new hires

08-Jun-2017 - The beauty maker’s Fit Culture App is the first of its kind, a global digital tool that introduces new L’Oréal employees to the ins and outs of company culture—a culture that going forward will clearly be well-grounded in the technology of the times.

Beauty brands are big business for ecommerce platform solution providers

07-Jun-2017 - This week, eBrand Commerce launched a new turnkey ecommerce platform and services offering meant for small and medium brands. And the company’s announcement features its work with beauty clients so heavily, it’s clear eBrand is aiming to get in on the indie beauty boom.

Beauty industry stands up for Paris Climate Agreement, despite US plans to back out

06-Jun-2017 - Leading cosmetics and personal care companies, including L’Oréal, The Estée Lauder Companies, and Unilever, remain committed to the Paris Agreement. This despite a recent announcement that this country will be withdrawing from the Agreement that builds on The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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