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ADF&PCD comes to NYC this September

17-Aug-2017 - ADF and PCD events have been held in Paris for over a decade, and now for the second year running this international trade show for aerosol, dispensing, perfume, and cosmetic packaging professionals is coming to the US, complete with exhibitors, awards, and a full conference program.

7 brands not to miss at IBE

15-Aug-2017 - Well over 200 independent cosmetics and personal care brands will be exhibiting at this month’s Indie Beauty Expo in New York City (August 22 – 24). Here, Cosmetics Design features 7 brands that standout from the crowd with products, ingredients, innovations, and marketing matched to today’s discerning beauty consumer.

DuPont and Dow all set for huge merger

09-Aug-2017 - DuPont and Dow Chemical Company have confirmed that they are all set to complete on one of the biggest ever mergers in the history of the chemicals industry - a $147 billion deal.

FDA says it does not have the staff to check all imported cosmetics

07-Aug-2017 - A letter from the FDA to a member of congress underling that the organization is understaffed and only has the resources to check a small fraction of cosmetics imports in the US is causing alarm.

Trends Update: A conversation with Stylus

03-Aug-2017 - In this video interview from Cosmoprof North America, Shannon Davenport, head of US advisory at Stylus, talks with Cosmetics Design senior correspondent Deanna Utroske about next-generation packaging, the trend toward minimal packaging design and clean labels, how Gen Z is influencing beauty, and more!

Paper and packaging company WestRock acquires Hanapak

02-Aug-2017 - Both companies serve the cosmetics and personal care industries (among others). But this deal advances WestRock’s business in Australia, where Hanapak is well established in the consumer packaging market.

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Starlet Satin: A sleeping beauty brand awakes

02-Aug-2017 - Cosmetics Design checked in with Lisa Damron, co-founder of Starlet Satin, to discuss the ins and outs of reviving a dormant indie beauty company in a time when new innovations and just-launched brands are in the spotlight.

Skin care ingredient maker Croda invests in Cutitronics

31-Jul-2017 - The deal with tech company Cutitronics is about more than just skin care devices and personalized product recommendations. It’s an expertise exchange and an opportunity for Croda to be a major player in ‘big data for skin care’ market.

Saturday is National Lipstick Day!

27-Jul-2017 - A beauty marketer's dream, the day is on track to be full of lip product launches, brand celebrations, and social media posts appended with the hastag #nationalipstickday.

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.

At Discover Beauty, emerging brands seek the spotlight – part 2

26-Jul-2017 - The Discover Beauty section at this month’s Cosmoprof North America event in Las Vegas, Nevada, featured some very trendsetting and innovative cosmetics and personal care brands. Part 2 of Cosmetics Design’s Discover Beauty coverage looks at what happing in color and product technology.

At Discover Beauty, emerging brands seek the spotlight – part 1

25-Jul-2017 - Again this year Cosmoprof North America featured a Discover Beauty section where brands eager for distributor partnerships, press attention, investor dollars, or retail deals set up booths and tables to showcase their latest and greatest cosmetics and personal care products.

Mary Kay launches new beauty tech

25-Jul-2017 - The direct sales beauty company debuted its new blend-it-yourself vitamin C product late last week at the annual Mary Kay beauty consultant seminar in Dallas, Texas.

A hair and skin care line made from rice bran. And that includes the packaging!

24-Jul-2017 - At the recent Cosmoprof North America event we caught up with a spokesperson for the Taiwanese brand Reise. What is different is that not only is the Taiwanese hair and skin care line formulated using rice bran, the material has also been incorporated into both the primary and secondary packaging

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.

Brand founder and industry visionary Courtney Adeleye talks hair care and wellness at Cosmoprof

20-Jul-2017 - Courtney Adeleye, CEO of The Mane Choice, spoke with Cosmetics Design senior correspondent Deanna Utroske at Cosmoprof North America this month about how the wellness movement is influencing hair care, how her company is changing the way retailers think about beauty-from-within, and about the next line extension that The Mane Choice will be bringing to market.  

Counterfeit makeup and skin care problematic for consumers and brands, shows MarkMonitor data

19-Jul-2017 - The brand protection company has released a new report indicating that at least 25% of consumers surveyed have unknowingly bought fake cosmetics and personal care products. And the MarkMonitor data suggests that ecommerce may be helping facilitate the sale of counterfeit beauty items.

Cosmoprof North America marketing director talks packaging

18-Jul-2017 - The Cosmetics Design team caught up with Cosmoprof North America marketing director Daniela Ciocan to find out more about what was new at the show this year and to learn a bit more about the event's focus on cosmetic and personal care packaging.

Madison Reed is “operationally blowing up the salon channel”

18-Jul-2017 - Two months ago Madison Reed partnered with Ulta to sell hair color kits and bring its AI chatbot tool in-store. Cosmetics Design spoke with Amy Errett, CEO of Madison Reed, late last week to find out how the partnership is going and how this new company is rewriting the rules of hair color online, in-store, and now in salons.

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