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A step-by-step guide helps determine characteristics and hazards of nano

02-Jul-2015 - As more and more personal care product formulations comprise engineered nanomaterials, environment, health, and safety researchers are charged with ensuring the ingredients do not adversely affect the health of consumers or the natural environment.  

Vantage acquires anti-acne technologies

02-Jul-2015 - Today, the specialty chemical supplier adds two patented Essential Ingredients technologies to its Lipo brand catalog of personal care actives.

Derma e skin care launch targets anti-pollution trend

02-Jul-2015 - The Purifying skin care range from derma e is a new line of skin care products that incorporates some interesting ingredients, but what really makes it interesting is its focus on anti-pollution.

Study documents DNA damage and aims to aid development of anti-ageing products

02-Jul-2015 - A study into the full range of ultraviolet radiation damage on the skin could help sunscreen and cosmetics manufacturers develop and test better protecting products, as for the first time it documents DNA damage.

Retailers set the bar for natural and organic standards

01-Jul-2015 - Live Organically, a newly launched ecommerce site, is the latest retailer working to close the gap between consumer expectations and industry best practices in this space.

Connecticut joins growing list of states set to ban microbeads

01-Jul-2015 - Connecticut has joined a growing list of US state legislatures that have decided to ban the use of plastic microbead in personal care formulation due to the environmental risk the plastic poses.

Cosmetics companies among only brands consumers strongly identify with biodiversity

01-Jul-2015 - Natura, Yves Rocher, The Body Shop, and Dabur are among the brands that consumers strongly identify with biodiversity; according to the Union for Ethical BioTrade’s Biodiversity Barometer as beauty brands lead the way.

Sesame fated to be labeled as an allergen by the FDA

30-Jun-2015 - US Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut along with Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts have asked the administration to require the ingredient be listed in the interest of consumer safety. 

New microscope shows live cells in 3 dimensions

30-Jun-2015 - The revolutionary tomographic technology from Nanolive SA, a Swedish startup, is set to change R&D in the personal care and cosmetics industries.

Canadian supermarkets spot demand for Asian beauty products

30-Jun-2015 - Loblaw has begun to reposition its business with the opening of a pilot store in Mississauga, Ontario. The new store is structured around fresh food, takes shifting consumer demographics into account, and puts more emphasis on international beauty and personal care products. 

The blueprint for indie beauty success

29-Jun-2015 - Cosmetic Executive Women, a global industry professional organization, brought together CEOs from 3 top independent cosmetic and skin care brands for its recent newsmaker forum event in New York City, and each has a distinctive business plan worth exploring.

Article on EWG ‘worst’ sunscreens list goes viral

25-Jun-2015 - As news of the Environmental Working Group’s list of worst sunscreens continues to spread in the US media, one article goes viral leading to fears for consumer safety and the reputation of sunscreen manufacturers.

CVS drug stores get serious about beauty

24-Jun-2015 - The retailer is looking to make up for $2b of revenue, which the company previously brought in through tobacco sales, with a four-pronged approach that centers on wellness.

Nanomaterials found detrimental to sea life

24-Jun-2015 - Published research from the University of California, Davis, casts doubt on whether personal care products can be safely designed with nano-zinc and nano-copper oxides.

Korean beauty and tech come together in the Way personal skin care gadget

23-Jun-2015 - The internet of skin is nearly here, thanks to the Seoul-based start-up Way, which will launch a digital tool that monitors and helps manage skin this November.

Don't forget, tomorrow is the Skincare Ingredients 2015 event!

23-Jun-2015 - Don’t forget to log on for the fifth edition of our Skincare Ingredients event, which is starting tomorrow morning, June 24th, at 8am EST.

Hollywood actors are teaming up with non-toxic beauty brands

23-Jun-2015 - Gwyneth Paltrow joined forces with Juice Beauty and Jessica Alba partnered with The Honest Company on a new color cosmetics line. The actors are involved financially and creatively with the principled companies.

Cosmetics Europe Assembly reports EU cosmetics market recovery

23-Jun-2015 - At the second annual 'Cosmetics Europe Week' in Brussels, industry experts revealed that the EU cosmetics market showed signs of recovery with 0.5% growth in 2014 – 72.5 billion Euros.

Credo cosmetics opens a flagship store

22-Jun-2015 - Sephora changed mass-market beauty, and now one of the company’s early leaders is expanding his promising online naturals venture beyond the web to a California storefront. 

BelezaNaWeb goes big on ecommerce in South America

22-Jun-2015 - A private equity investment out of New York City has backed the ecommerce beauty site to the tune of $30m in series C finding, just as the Brazilian market opportunity for digital selling is set for sizeable growth.

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