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Beauty and personal care ingredient prices will go up under a Trump administration, readers tell Cosmetics Design

07-Dec-2016 - Last month Cosmetics Design ran a reader survey to gauge your sense of how the next four years will reshape the industry. The results are in—likely new policy on trade agreements, international sourcing, and regulations will impact the beauty business.

O.Berk acquires VPI Packaging

07-Dec-2016 - The two New Jersey – based packaging companies announced the deal this week, highlighting that O.Berk picks up VPI’s portfolio of luxury personal care products and services.

The Beauty Industry Awards are now open for submissions

07-Dec-2016 - The most comprehensive and far-reaching awards for the global beauty industry are now open for submissions that will recognize the most outstanding achievements.

Human Rights Campaign 2017 Corporate Equality Index includes personal care and cosmetics suppliers and manufacturers

06-Dec-2016 - Over 500 companies scored a perfect 100 on the advocacy group’s annual list of companies with LGBT-inclusive policies and practices, among them, Avon Products, Estée Lauder Companies, Unilever, and many more.

Jane Pinda joins Fragrance West as VP of sales

06-Dec-2016 - As a fragrance sales executive, Pinda is an expert at developing business in new territories and identifying opportunities for growth. Fragrance West calls this a “strategic move to further fortify its current sales force and strengthen client alliances.”

Avon headquarters leaves the US

06-Dec-2016 - As of January 2017 the direct-sales beauty company known as Avon Products will operate it global business from offices in the UK. And just this month, Avon announced the appointment of a new CFO.

Price determines where 87% of consumers buy cosmetic and grooming products, says Harris Poll

05-Dec-2016 - Data released this month on cross channel beauty and grooming product sales shows where consumers are buying various categories of product as well as what they like more about in-store retail than ecommerce and vice versa.

Pamela Baxter and Terry Darland took the stage at CEW Leadership Power Hour

05-Dec-2016 - Last week at the Hearst Tower in New York City, the two business women shared insights, wisdom, and anecdotes from their decades of success in the cosmetic, fragrance, and personal care industries.

Estée Lauder releases 2016 Future Beautiful report

05-Dec-2016 - The report highlights the beauty makers’ corporate responsibility goals and initiatives: “We believe that citizenship and sustainability are essential to our success as a business and our responsibilities as a global company.”

Emily Weiss’s beauty brand Glossier just raised millions in series B funding

01-Dec-2016 - With this investment, the digitally native skin care and makeup company has plans to take its community global, open retail stores, and launch product in additional personal care and cosmetic categories.

Has the next generation of makeup applicator arrived?

01-Dec-2016 - Molly Cosmetics would like to think so. That company’s SiliSponge is making waves in the popular beauty press and generating quite a bit of buzz in the digital and social spaces where women talk makeup.

Opinion

Two Views: Educating the cosmetic chemists of tomorrow

01-Dec-2016 - Online learning and in-lab training both have their advantages. For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design checked in with a pair of educators about how tomorrow’s cosmetic scientists and formulators are learning.

Are P&G and Unilever using child labor to source palm oil for personal care and cosmetic products? Amnesty International says ‘yes’

30-Nov-2016 - The human rights NGO released a new report today calling out nine multinational corporations that Amnesty found to be buying oil from a company with documented child labor, as well as workers’ safety and rights violations.

The Women in Science fellowship from L’Oréal is accepting applications

30-Nov-2016 - Between now and February 3, 2017, the multinational beauty corporation, in conjunction with The American Association for the Advancement of Science, is welcoming applications from prospective fellows—five winners will be chosen later in the New Year. 

New nanoscience suspends oil in clay, expanding the possibilities for cosmetic and personal care emulsions

30-Nov-2016 - Last week, the open access journal Scientific Reports published the latest work of physicist Jon Otto Fossum, and his findings “may lead to new emulsion or encapsulation technologies.”

California Department of Toxic Substances Control takes a closer look at the chemicals in nail products

29-Nov-2016 - This month the State’s Priority Product Work Plan moved into its next phase. Now, tryclosan as well as the chemicals is nail products are both categories where the Department is considering eventual regulatory action.

Canada to instate microbead ban

29-Nov-2016 - This month the country’s government proposed regulations that will prohibit making, selling, and importing personal care products that are formulated with the plastic beads.

Can new DIY natural beauty brand Oleum Vera disrupt skin care and body care?

29-Nov-2016 - Launched just this week Oleum Vera is the latest brand from MMTUM, a company based in Montreal, Canada, that’s creatively commercializing DIY for an array of industries.

Guest article

5 top functional ingredient launches of 2016

29-Nov-2016 - 2016 was a year that saw an increased focus on fast-to-market formulations, continued growth of the natural sector and a huge explosion in interest in the sensory aspects of a formulation. So… what functional ingredients have caught formulators attention to meet these needs? 

Cosmetics Design launches Beauty Industry Awards!

28-Nov-2016 - The Cosmetics Design team is delighted to announce the launch of its regional and global Beauty Industry Awards, the first award of its kind to recognize achievements in the entire spectrum of formulation expertise.

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