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TricorBraun and Kenra create hair care packaging that can “push the price point”

17-Jan-2017 - The packager and hair care maker worked closely together to develop premium-style containers for Kenra’s new line of Snail CC Creme for hair care products.

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.

P&G targets zero waste from manufacturing

16-Jan-2017 - As the New Year got underway the CPG and personal care company announced an initiative to further reduce, recycle, and repurpose manufacturing waste. It’s a strategy that presents both new challenges and new opportunities.

EcoTools relaunch coincides with the brand’s anniversary

16-Jan-2017 - The beauty brush subsidiary of Paris Presents Inc. announced a new collection of tools as well as a new brand logo, new packaging, and a refresh of the brand’s entire collection of makeup application tools.

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.

Color cosmetics brand Mineral Fusion sets an EWG record

12-Jan-2017 - The vegetarian, natural makeup company now has over 100 beauty products verified by the Environmental Working Group for being made according to certain manufacturing protocol and without select ‘ingredients of concern.’

L’Oréal pays over $1bn to acquire Valeant skin care brands

11-Jan-2017 - The beauty leader is buying three affordable, skin care brands that will substantially boost L’Oréal’s revenue in the active cosmetics category in the US market.

Cosmoprof North America introduces Discover Pack

11-Jan-2017 - The Cosmoprof North America team have taken the decision to give packaging a stronger part on the show floor with the introduction of Discover Pack. 

Consumers value sustainability, shows Unilever data

10-Jan-2017 - The multinational consumer goods company recently released the results of its global consumer survey on sustainability, results which indicate that shoppers in the US are highly motivated to make ‘purpose-led’ purchases.

Women’s Marketing Inc. and Seurat Group reveal data on ‘How Women Buy Beauty Today’

04-Jan-2017 - The two companies recently presented findings on current consumer behavior when it comes to gathering product and trend information, going online or into stores to shop, and making the final decision to purchase a beauty product.

Burt’s Bees launches beauty-from-within product line

04-Jan-2017 - The personal care and cosmetics brand announced this week its move into the functional food category.  It’s a significant initiative for the Clorox-owned brand, one that could help determine what a successful beauty-from-within brand looks like in the Americas region.

Revlon is trimming jobs, offices, and activities to integrate Elizabeth Arden business

04-Jan-2017 - In June, Revlon announced the acquisition of prestige color and fragrance company Elizabeth Arden. By September the deal was final. Last month Revlon began streamlining the two businesses, and now this week the company has begun employee layoffs.

Clearwater Paper acquires Manchester Industries

03-Jan-2017 - The paperboard and tissue maker announced recently the acquisition of Virginia-based Manchester Industries, a paper sheeting company with facilities in five states across the US.

Indie Beauty Expo goes to Los Angeles in January

22-Dec-2016 - The leading personal care and cosmetics event for independent brands is happening in LA next month and will include a new feature called Indie Connect, an educational and networking forum for founders and brand owners.

Opinion

Two Views: Developing a color cosmetics palette

22-Dec-2016 - For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design reached out to two creative professionals—Michelle Rotbart, who works with an agency, and Marisa Fazzina, who works independently—to weigh in about the data, knowledge, and intuition that goes into developing a color palette.

Outstanding beauty and personal care brand innovations of 2016

22-Dec-2016 - Cosmetics Design has gathered up the most compelling products and technologies we’ve covered over the past year. It’s an assortment of innovations in fragrance, color cosmetics, and skin care developed by multinational corporations, startups, industry veterans, and DIY visionaries.

2016 fragrance packaging trends that will still matter in the New Year

21-Dec-2016 - Novelty beauty packaging comes and goes, but a few trends Cosmetics Design covered this year will carry over into 2017—for fine fragrance and perhaps some other categories as well.

P&G debuts Citizenship Report

20-Dec-2016 - The consumer packaged goods company’s annual sustainability report has been replaced for 2016 with a Citizenship Report covering environmental sustainability, gender equality, community impact, and more.

The Leaping Bunny Logo turns 20

20-Dec-2016 - It was in 1996 that the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics debuted its rabbit logo for so-called cruelty free products, those made without testing on animals.

TricorBraun prepares for lip balm research project

19-Dec-2016 - The package maker announced plans this month to conduct research and gather consumer data that TricorBraun designers will then use to create functional, compelling packaging solutions for lip care.

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