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Formulating, marketing, and innovating skin care in the age of good bacteria

25-Aug-2016 - Public appreciation of the skin’s microbiome is on the rise, and while the personal care and cosmetics industry has been working in this area for years, there’s much more to learn and a responsibility to educate the consumer, says Marie Alice Dibon.

What happens when ingredient innovation, premium skin care, and indie beauty converge?

25-Aug-2016 - Immupure just may be the brand to answer that question. Formulated with the components of colostrum, the skin care collection brings consumer education, product benefits, and agile business to the fore in a fresh, contemporary way.

100% Pure, one year on from winning Beauty Pitch 2015

25-Aug-2016 - It's been a big year for natural skin care player 100% Pure. One year on from winning the Cosmoprof Beauty Pitch 2015 award, which afforded them a cash prize and one year of tutelage, from Shark Tank star Mark Cuban, we find out what this meant for the development of the business.

Estée Lauder year-end and Q4 results show a lift in sales

24-Aug-2016 - Late last week the beauty and fragrance manufacturer announced its most recent financial results, with sales up in all categories, makeup performing best, and a net sales increase across the region—in Canada, the States, and Latin America.

Kathy Cullin is now general manager of Bare Escentuals US

24-Aug-2016 - On Monday, Cullin took on her new role leading the brand’s commercial business and customer experience. The general manager position itself is also new for Bare Escentuals US, and in it Cullin reports to Marc Rey, president and CEO of Shiseido Americas.

Last few days to submit for “Best Ingredient Made From Recycled Materials Award”

24-Aug-2016 - Does your company offer an innovative ingredient made from recycled or waste products? If so there is still time to enter for this brand new award, before the cut-off date of August 30th. 

Cosmoprof Vegas organizer talks about the biggest show to date

24-Aug-2016 - Cosmetics Design caught up with Cosmoprof North America show organizer Daniela Ciocan to find out about how the show has evolved in 2016, what was new on the show floor and what to expect in 2017.

Lancôme expands custom color cosmetics offering in US market

23-Aug-2016 - The luxury beauty brand is investing further in the personalization trend and showcasing its proprietary shade-matching technology more widely by offering Le Teint Particulier Custom Made Makeup in new key markets across the States.

Canadian indie beauty brand makes skin care and soap from icebergs

23-Aug-2016 - East Coast Glow uses glacial water and other local ingredients in its collection of personal care products. It’s a concept, right in line with several current industry trends, that the company hopes will sustain sales beyond tourist season.

Is Joey New York now focusing on injectables rather than skin care?

22-Aug-2016 - Just days before the popular ‘90s skin care brand ended trading on its reverse stock split, Joey new York announced a new deal with the company behind The Labb Aesthetic Beauty Bar, which provides injectables in a medical-office-meets-salon setting.

Perfect365 makeup app partners with Naked Cosmetics

22-Aug-2016 - The digital makeover tool business continues to expand. Perfect365 is a case in point, teaming with beauty bloggers and YouTube stars for a new feature, adding patriotic looks to coincide with the Rio Olympics, and partnering with evermore brands.

Coty Q4 and year-end results

18-Aug-2016 - The cosmetics, skin care, and fragrance company announced its latest financials this week, showing a decline in revenue for the year, better numbers on a quarterly basis, and optimism about integrating the beauty brands that Coty is acquiring from P&G.

Beauty makes an appearance on this year’s Inc. 5000

18-Aug-2016 - The popular magazine for entrepreneurs and business owners ranks the fastest growing private companies, and three beauty industry firms made the grade for 2016.


Two Views: Smart science makes beauty better

18-Aug-2016 - In this edition of Two Views, industry experts weigh in on how science improves and enhances cosmetic, fragrance, and personal care products. Christina Agapakis, Creative Director of Gingko Bioworks, explores the value of sourcing cosmetics and personal care ingredients with biotech. And Conny Wittke, founder of nügg Beauty, shares insight into that brand’s oil dispersion technology.

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CD Buzz: Indie Beauty Focus

18-Aug-2016 - Ahead of the Indie Beauty Expo in New York City this month, the Cosmetics Design takes a look at what to expect at the event, as well as what's happening in the fast-paced world of indie beauty, where the innovation is at and how these players are now the prize possessions for the acquisitive multinational players.

New report looks at where beauty is at now and where it’s going

17-Aug-2016 - The Benchmarking Company is a consumer research firm specializing in cosmetics, fragrance, personal care, and related sectors.  And, at next month’s MakeUp in New York event, company co-founder Jennifer Stansbury will present up-to-date data on the state of beauty.

An update on cosmetics consumer buying behavior

17-Aug-2016 - This year’s TABS study shows specialty channel growth, online sales decline, and includes a lot more data about who’s buying beauty, where women shop, and the trends and products that inspire purchasing.

‘90s skin care brand Joey New York plays the market

16-Aug-2016 - This month RAR Beauty LLC, the company that owns Joey New York, made a large number of shares available—a move that could set the personal care company in a good position for growth going forward.

L’Oréal to build solar installation in Kentucky

15-Aug-2016 - The world’s largest beauty company is making a strong move on sustainability in the heart of coal country. L’Oréal is on track to build the largest private solar facility in the state’s history.

Elizabeth Arden year-end financial results are in

15-Aug-2016 - This month the prestige beauty company, which will merge with Revlon by the end of 2016, announced its Q4 and year-end numbers, showing a good performance financially and strategically.  

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