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Nanoparticles in English Ivy could lead to synthetic cosmetic adhesives

31-May-2016 - Researchers at Ohio State University now have a good understanding of what comprises the glue that binds this plant to the trees, fences, and walls it so readily climbs.

MGC cannabis skin care gets the OK in Canada

31-May-2016 - That country’s national public health department and regulatory body, Health Canada, has just approved MGC’s anti-aging cosmetics for sale.

CCA plans skin care acquisitions and updates its corporate identity

31-May-2016 - The company’s formal name is unchanged, but a newly redesigned logo spells out “core care America.” And, CCA Industries has undertaken more than a cosmetic update; the company is now focusing squarely on its personal care business.

Clinical data from newly available alternative genomic testing method

26-May-2016 - Genemarkers CEO Anna Langerveld talked with Cosmetics Design at this month’s NYSCC Suppliers Day about tape strip analysis and the value that gene-expression data adds to cosmetic product development.

Toxic Substances Control Act about to be updated, after 40 years

26-May-2016 - Legislation to reform the act just passed the US House of Representatives. And if momentum continues, phthalates, formaldehyde, as well as other personal care and cosmetic ingredients will come under renewed scrutiny.

Colombia’s undiscovered natural cosmetics ingredients

25-May-2016 - Areas of the South American country are largely uncharted when it comes to plant species because of the danger researchers face from decades of war and criminal gang activity. Now the prospect of peace could change all that.

Luxury beauty brands have a lot to learn about modern consumer expectations

25-May-2016 - At a CEW event earlier this week in New York City, Claire Hobson, EVP of The Future Laboratory, presented the consultancy’s insights on the Five Stages of Luxury consumer expectations and notes on how cosmetics and personal care brands can best adapt.

UK investment firm buys up John Masters Organics

25-May-2016 - It’s all about organic beauty these days, and UK investment firm Permira is buying into the trend, having acquired a majority stake in John Masters Organics (JMO).

Natural skin care is big business for mass and specialty beauty retailers alike

24-May-2016 - This summer Target will carry skin care from Fig + Yarrow, the latest in the retailer’s portfolio of natural and indie brands. And between Target, Whole Foods, Credo, and Sephora, naturals are gaining ground.

Cosmetic formulations may soon include self-healing polymers

24-May-2016 - Researchers at Penn State University have discovered that synthetic imitations of the sort polypeptides found in squid ring teeth have uniquely desirable qualities and have filed a patent for the new technology.  

Makeup in New York gets a new venue and announces partnership with L’Oreal

24-May-2016 - This September’s edition of the B to B cosmetics industry event will be in Manhattan (rather than Brooklyn, as announced earlier) and will advance communication between suppliers and the L’Oreal brands.

Clayton Dubilier Rice acquiring High Ridge Brands

23-May-2016 - The deal, set to close next month, is expected to lead to more personal care brand acquisitions by the private investment firm.

Butter-coated powders standout among cosmetics and skin care ingredients

23-May-2016 - At this year’s NYSCC Suppliers Day event, Cosmetics Design checked in with Stellie Balthazard of Blue Sun International about that company’s butter-coated powder ingredients and the options that manufacturers have as talc falls by the wayside.

There’s a new cosmetics science certificate program in Canada

23-May-2016 - Seneca College in Toronto has launched a graduate-level certificate program meant to prepare students for careers in sales, regulatory, or laboratory roles in the cosmetics and personal care industries.  

Mark the date and subscribe to the SkincareIngredients 2016 event!

20-May-2016 - The date to mark on your calendars is June 15th 2016 for the sixth edition the of Skincare Ingredients online event, which means it’s just four weeks away.

Innovations in skin care are up over 10%, shows Thomson Reuters data

19-May-2016 - The information and media firm’s IP & Science business unit just published its 2016 State of Innovation report, listing the top beauty brands and exploring growth across various cosmetics and personal care categories.

How The Glossary brings beauty to students

19-May-2016 - A new cosmetics retail destination, nested in college book stores, aims to meet consumer expectations on campuses across the US and is set to open a fifth location this summer.

New skin lightening ingredient passes safety tests

19-May-2016 - Specialty chemicals firm Sirona Biochem has announced that its new skin lightening compound has recently gone through safety and efficacy testing that has brought the innovation a major step closer towards licensing.

Canada to restrict personal care and cosmetic preservatives

18-May-2016 - Health Canada has updated its Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist, and the new regulations will take effect in stages starting this June.

World Perfumery Congress returns to Florida next month

18-May-2016 - For three days in June the WPC will convene in Miami Beach with a focus on sustainability and a full program of presentations, education, networking opportunities, and dozens of exhibiting fragrance suppliers.  

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