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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...

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...

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.’...

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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...

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...

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. 

Cosmoprof North America introduces Discover Pack

11-Jan-2017 - The Cosmoprof North America team have taken the decision to give packaging a stronger part on the show floor with the introduction of Discover Pack. 

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.

Milk Makeup makes first private equity deal

10-Jan-2017 - This week, the cosmetics and personal care company announced a partnership with private equity firm Main Post Partners and is looking forward to global growth.

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’...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

Innospec completes surfactants acquisition

06-Jan-2017 - Global specialty chemicals company Innospec has completed its acquisition of the European Personal Care and Home Care business of Huntsman Corp.

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.

Nature’s Gate launches professional hair care

05-Jan-2017 - This week the personal care company announced its natural professional collection of shampoos and conditioners, and outlined the national distribution partnership that will make it all happen.

Tara Poseley joins Paula’s Choice Skincare as CEO

05-Jan-2017 - The company has formally announced Poseley’s appointment and is looking to leverage her expertise as a brand visionary to grow Paula’s Choice to its next level.

Seppic acquires naturals active ingredients division from Bayer

05-Jan-2017 - Seppic, a major ingredients player in the beauty and personal care industry, has confirmed the acquisition of Serdex, a division of Bayer.

Women’s Marketing Inc. and Seurat Group reveal data on ‘How Women Buy Beauty Today’

04-Jan-2017 - The two companies recently presented findings on current consumer behavior when it comes to gathering product and trend information, going online or into stores to shop, and making the final...

Burt’s Bees launches beauty-from-within product line

04-Jan-2017 - The personal care and cosmetics brand announced this week its move into the functional food category.  It’s a significant initiative for the Clorox-owned brand, one that could help determine what...

Revlon is trimming jobs, offices, and activities to integrate Elizabeth Arden business

04-Jan-2017 - In June, Revlon announced the acquisition of prestige color and fragrance company Elizabeth Arden. By September the deal was final. Last month Revlon began streamlining the two businesses, and now...

Yves Rocher expands in Nigeria

04-Jan-2017 - Having launched its first store presence in Nigeria last year, French beauty brand Yves Rocher has taken a step forward with the opening of its second outlet.

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