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CEW event highlights the role of brick-and-mortar retail in an omnichannel world

24-May-2017 - At yesterday evening’s Beauty Insider Series event, Reinventing Retail Stores, executives from Ulta Beauty, Walgreens, and Cos Bar spoke on a panel moderated by Jenny B. Fine, editor of WWD Beauty Inc. The group discussed just how their companies are innovating to compete in the current market place.

Retail buyers and local cosmetics and personal care brands flocked to IBE Dallas

24-May-2017 - This month the Indie Beauty Expo added a third city to its annual series of events around the US. In Dallas, Texas, exhibitor numbers weren’t as high as they have been in New York and LA, but like much of indie beauty itself the show is all about quality over quantity.

The Estée Lauder Companies announce new leadership for skin care, hair, and color cosmetics brands

24-May-2017 - This week the beauty company announced new executives and a leadership transition plan that will affect four prestige and luxury brands. The changes taking place are meant to ensure accelerated global brand growth.

Ashland acquires Pharmachem, making new inroads in the fragrance industry

23-May-2017 - Earlier this month the specialty chemical company announced the completion of an all-cash deal that adds flavour, fragrance, and nutraceutical ingredients to the Ashland portfolio.

Unilever eyes Latin American markets with major new acquisition

23-May-2017 - Unilever has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the personal care and home care brands of Quala, a Latin American consumer goods company.

Annual PACk event debuts in New York City

22-May-2017 - Last week in Manhattan, design and pre-press agency Diadeis hosted the first annual Packaging Artwork Conference, bringing together professionals in artwork, labeling, merchandising, and packaging concept development to learn and share insights on visual merchandizing for the digital age.

Exclusive interview

Coppertone—a legacy sun care brand fashioning a future through consumer trust, greater transparency, and innovative textures

22-May-2017 - Cosmetics Design reached out to Lisa Perez, marketing director at Coppertone, to learn how Bayer’s well-known sunscreen brand is strategically repositioning itself, educating consumers, and updating its products to keep pace in today’s fast-moving personal care market place.

Indie Beauty Profile

Sebastien Tardif, Veil Cosmetics

22-May-2017 - In his Indie Beauty Profile, Sebastien Tardif, CEO of Veil Cosmetics, describes how he translated his experience as a professional makeup artist into a product line suitable for pros and novices alike, and gives a nod to the validation that brand recognition brings.

Gattefossé launches new corporate website in English

18-May-2017 - Just last month the cosmetics and personal care ingredient maker opened its North American Technical Center of Excellence in New Jersey. And today, Gattefossé is going live with a newly updated English-language website. All the new site functionality and content will, of course, be available in French later this year.

Elizabeth Schmalz Ferguson joins Applied DNA Sciences board of directors

18-May-2017 - The supply chain tech company was apparently seeking a board member with significant cosmetics and personal care industry expertise. And Ferguson’s experience with companies like Revlon and Estée Lauder made her the top choice.

Northwest Cosmetic Laboratories acquires Dream Team Beaute

18-May-2017 - The prestige color cosmetics and skin care contract manufacturer, headquartered in Idaho, has just announced completion of a deal that boosts the company’s powder production capabilities, expands services to West Coast clients, and more.

10 years and 5,000 products for NATRUE’s Natural and Organic Cosmetics Label

17-May-2017 - The association behind this international standard is celebrating 2 milestones this year, while looking to the future with both optimism and suspicion.

Call for Nominations: L'Oréal seeks women in tech to reinvent beauty for the digital age

17-May-2017 - The L’Oréal NEXT awards are open for nominations. And like the women that have gone before them, this year’s finalists will gain significant exposure, access to venture capital, professional guidance, unparalleled networking opportunities, and more.

“Green isn’t a trend, it’s mandatory”

17-May-2017 - At this month’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York City, environmental responsibility took center stage. But the priorities of individual personal care brands and industry stakeholders vary widely.

Lonza highlights preservative expertise at NYSCC Suppliers' Day

16-May-2017 - Lonza was highlighting its expertise in the preservatives arena at the recent NYSCC Suppliers' Day. We caught up with one of the company's experts to find out about the product offerings and some of the challenges faced in this crucial area.

CEW celebrates this year’s top beauty and fragrance products

16-May-2017 - Last Friday in New York City, Cosmetic Executive Women held the organization’s annual Beauty Insider Awards. Apropos of the current cosmetics market, more award categories were dedicated to indie beauty brands than last year, and an overwhelming number of honorees made a point of thanking their retail partners.

Indie Beauty Profile

Dr. Conny Wittke, nügg

15-May-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Dr. Conny Wittke, founder of the Beauty Ideas Group and the skin care brand nügg, explains why, in today’s personal care market place, a brand’s unique value proposition should put the emphasis on ‘value’ rather than on ‘unique’ and how she turned seemly simple dreams and ideas into a successful beauty brand.

Covestro showcases new ways to formulate hair care, skin care, sun care, and color cosmetics with its Baycusan polymer collection

15-May-2017 - At the NYSCC Suppliers Day event earlier this month in New York City, the raw materials supplier was showing chemists and R&D pros what’s newly possible with its ethanol-based polymers and polyurethane dispersions. The Covestro team also sat down with Cosmetics Design at the event to talk through these formulation advancements.

Is the ‘always on’ digital lifestyle impacting on beauty trends?

12-May-2017 - We spoke to Hannah Symons, beauty and personal care analyst at Euromonitor International, on social media-driven beauty trends.

Luxury cosmetics and fragrance packaging will never be the same

11-May-2017 - LuxePack opened yesterday in New York City and Cosmetics Design was there, taking inventory of the latest trends and launches. According to insiders, ecommerce has forever altered the beauty packaging industry.

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