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Avantium acquires Liquid Light patent portfolio

17-Jan-2017 - The chemical tech company Avantium has announced the purchase of 100+ pending and granted patents for making CO2 into various materials, including specialty chemicals with applications in cosmetics and personal care.

P&G launches Preneur, an experimental retail incubator

17-Jan-2017 - Increasingly today, established cosmetic and personal care companies are launching startup residency programs and R&D incubators. P&G is taking the notion a step further.

Fast Track Your Formulations in 2017

16-Jan-2017 - You have a great formulation idea but now that you are about to put that idea into action, what is the best to get it to market as quickly as possible. What's the best approach?

Barbara Menarguez takes on top US fragrance and beauty post at Chanel

16-Jan-2017 - Her predecessor left the executive vice president position in December of last year. Now the long-time Chanel finance leader is set to take control of the company’s skin care, color cosmetics, and fragrance business in the States.

P&G targets zero waste from manufacturing

16-Jan-2017 - As the New Year got underway the CPG and personal care company announced an initiative to further reduce, recycle, and repurpose manufacturing waste. It’s a strategy that presents both new challenges and new opportunities.

Opinion

Two Views: Digital democratizes beauty

12-Jan-2017 - For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design reached out to digital entrepreneurs— Jessica Pritchett and Jihan Thompson—in an effort to better understand how technology is expanding the reach and potential of beauty products and services.

Alexandra Papazian accepts general manager role with Shiseido Americas’ brand Laura Mercier

12-Jan-2017 - Papazian will join Shiseido in the coming months to help oversee growth of the company’s global prestige business by leading the recently acquired Laura Mercier color cosmetics and personal care brand.   

Color cosmetics brand Mineral Fusion sets an EWG record

12-Jan-2017 - The vegetarian, natural makeup company now has over 100 beauty products verified by the Environmental Working Group for being made according to certain manufacturing protocol and without select ‘ingredients of concern.’

Hot topic

Less than four weeks left to submit for the Beauty Industry Awards

11-Jan-2017 - The count down to the first ever Cosmetics Design Beauty Industry Awards is well under way and there are now less than four weeks to go for the cut off date for submissions to the three regional competitions.

New research on the prevention of scars has anti-aging potential

11-Jan-2017 - An international team of scientists from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California–Irvine, New York University, and more, have just published their findings on the potential of myofibroblasts to help heal skin without scaring.

L’Oréal pays over $1bn to acquire Valeant skin care brands

11-Jan-2017 - The beauty leader is buying three affordable, skin care brands that will substantially boost L’Oréal’s revenue in the active cosmetics category in the US market.

Coty to buy 60% of popular cosmetics and skin care ecommerce platform

11-Jan-2017 - The beauty company announced plans Tuesday to partner with the mobile-first social selling platform Younique. 

Bioprocol launches ingredients made from rare Colombian fruits

11-Jan-2017 - Colombian ingredients maker Bioprocol has tapped into some of the unique flora found in the country to launch two new ingredients that tap into rare plant extracts.

Trend Watch: Cosmetic and personal care ingredients borrowed from Traditional Chinese Medicine

10-Jan-2017 - It’s a trend that unites global beauty rituals with homespun wisdom. And the long-standing practice and emerging science that substantiate the benefits of TCM ingredients appeals to beauty consumers worldwide.

Consumers value sustainability, shows Unilever data

10-Jan-2017 - The multinational consumer goods company recently released the results of its global consumer survey on sustainability, results which indicate that shoppers in the US are highly motivated to make ‘purpose-led’ purchases.

The pick of the technology crop, from CES Las Vegas

10-Jan-2017 - This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas January 4 - 8, featured eight companies at the event’s dedicated ‘Beauty Tech’ marketplace space, all demonstrating a variety of advanced technologies. 

‘Your Skin, Your Story’ campaign from L’Oréal evokes consumer genomics ads

09-Jan-2017 - The multi-channel ad campaign hit the airwaves yesterday during The Golden Globe Awards event. And while the product has nothing to do with DNA, the new messaging has a lot in common with ads from companies like ancestry.com and 23andMe.

Sunday was National Winter Skin Relief Day

09-Jan-2017 - It seems there’s a day of celebration for nearly everything. And now, thanks to the parent company of CeraVe Skincare, January 8 has indeed been officially declared National Winter Skin Relief Day.

Differentiated beauty strategy bolsters Walgreens Boots Alliance Q1 results

09-Jan-2017 - Company sales for the quarter were down nearly 2% compared to the same period last year, and executives hope beauty will play a part in lifting sales figures. Though some analysts aren’t so optimistic.

Johnson & Johnson at work on skin care that modulates bacteria

05-Jan-2017 - The multinational company has partnered with a biotech firm specializing in probiotic skin care and cosmetics as part of its new JLINX program.

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