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5 micro-wellness trends to boost beauty sales in 2016

01-Dec-2015 - Cosmetics Design caught up with Laureen Schroeder, the global director for Health, Beauty and Baby at brand development firm Daymon Worldwide to discuss how wellness continues to motivate personal care.

Beauty apps ‘underutilized’ as a tool to promote cosmetics

01-Dec-2015 - As the market for online cosmetics continues to return healthy growth rates, beauty marketers could still be extending their digital reach further by tapping into apps to promote brands, new research says.

Ashland invests in true-to-life global personal care testing capabilities

30-Nov-2015 - Ashland says that continued investment in its personal care testing capabilities has now bought it closer to true-to-life consumer and clinical evaluations for personal care formulation on a global basis.

Clariant and Beraca complete strategic alliance in Personal Care

27-Nov-2015 - Ingredient suppliers Clariant and Beraca announce that the strategic partnership deal which sees the former acquire 30% of shares in the Brazilian firm’s Health & Personal Care Division, has been completed.

Beauty without Boundaries: How ‘multicultural’ product lines are reshaping the entire industry

25-Nov-2015 - At this week’s CEW Beauty Insider event in New York City, a panel of multicultural beauty market leaders discussed the transition to a psychographic and needs-based cosmetics and personal care business.

L’Oréal opens its first branded content production studio in Montreal, Canada

25-Nov-2015 - At the company’s worldwide Content Factory employees will create original digital assets to share brand stories, education and inspiration with consumers.

Is a turnaround finally in sight for troubled Avon?

25-Nov-2015 - After several years of steep decline for one of the biggest cosmetic players in the world, a positive rating from Citibank has sent stock prices surging amidst renewed hopes of improvements.

Cosmetics and personal care industries have room for more women leaders

24-Nov-2015 - This month, the Women’s Forum of New York held its third biennial event honoring companies striving to achieve gender balance on their corporate boards and just over 10 beauty companies and suppliers made the cut.

Brazilian cosmetics labeler Prakolar acquired

24-Nov-2015 - This weekend, Japan’s SATO, a global auto-ID supplier with solutions for supply chain management, tracking, labels, RFID and more, announced its purchase of the São Paulo–based company. 

More research needed into stretch mark causes before any treatment can be effective

24-Nov-2015 - A new study has urged caution when it comes to purchasing skin creams and lotions designed to prevent and reduce stretch marks, having investigated the causes, and stating that there I still a lot of learning to be done in this field.

New consumer app ranks brands according to ethical practices

23-Nov-2015 - Good On You is set to be a global cross-industry resource for conscientious shoppers. It’s grading fashion brands now and will rate cosmetics and personal care companies in 2016. 

A milestone moment for natural personal care

19-Nov-2015 - The independent California Baby brand celebrates its 20th anniversary this month and is doubling down to be an even more influential leader in the natural space with products for consumers of all ages.

Raspberry extract shows strong anti-ageing potential

19-Nov-2015 - Research carried out by two biotechnology companies has found that an extract from the raspberry plant is effective in promoting skin hydration and protecting the cells from excessive water loss, meaning it could have potential for skin care and anti-ageing applications.

Sephora CEO reveals the new store concept you’ve been waiting for

18-Nov-2015 - Speaking at a sold-out CEW event last night in New York City, Calvin McDonald, Americas President and CEO of the prestige beauty retailer, shared the inside story of Sephora’s reimaged concept store on San Francisco’s Powell Street.

Biotechnology companies continue to invest in cosmetics and skin care

17-Nov-2015 - This week VDF FutureCeuticals and RXi both announced new initiatives in the beauty space and are moving ahead to develop products formulated with novel ingredients.

At-home beauty devices market to outpace spa and salon segments through 2020

16-Nov-2015 - P&S Market Research, a consulting services and industry forecasting agency, released its Global Beauty Devices Market report late last week, outlining the multiplicity of factors driving the category.

New process manufacturing platform from Selerant promises to streamline vendor management

12-Nov-2015 - The product development software company announced today its latest tool, the Selerant Collaboration Portal, and is publicizing an exceptional ROI projection for industry users.

New packaging options address consumer expectations

11-Nov-2015 - The latest launches from personal care and beauty packaging makers key in on industry trends such as convenience, personalization, and multifunction. Here Cosmetics Design explores a handful of the newest container offerings.

State-of-the-art silk protein patent granted

11-Nov-2015 - Specialty biotechnology company Silk Therapeutics announced late last month that the US Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent for its non-GMO, stable liquid silk protein. Cosmetics Design connected with that company’s CEO, Greg Altman, to get the details.

Hallstar launches ingredients targeting growing facial masks category

11-Nov-2015 - Hallstar has chosen to tap into the growing demand for facial masks by launching three ingredients aimed at heightening the efficacy of mask treatments.

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