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IFF financial report shows a lift in fragrance sales for the quarter and the year

21-Feb-2017 - The corporation’s 2016 fragrance business benefited from new captive ingredients, acquisition, innovation in sustainability, and more.

MonoSol launches first pod-pac personal care product

21-Feb-2017 - The polymer-film making company behind such household goods as Cascade Action Pacs and Tide Pods announced this month a first product in this category—a single-use dissolvable pod pac of shaving...

The Fragrance Foundation honors ten industry leaders of the future

21-Feb-2017 - Last Thursday evening at the LVMH Tower in New York City, the foundation held its third-annual event celebrating The Notables, accomplished millennial executives working in every facet of the fragrance...

PCHi welcomes new dermo and natural cosmetics platforms

21-Feb-2017 - Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) has opened its doors to celebrate its 10th birthday. To mark a decade of the PCHi 2017 conference and exhibition, there will be a...

As 1980s beauty trends resurface, illustrator Lisa Frank gets into the makeup business

20-Feb-2017 - Just wait long enough, and everything comes back in to style. Lisa Frank never left, but she’s now planning to launch a collection of color cosmetics, tools, and accessories expected...

A new headquarters for New Avon

20-Feb-2017 - After nearly one year as a stand-alone company, the North American social selling beauty company has announced the location of its new offices here in New York City. Soon hundreds...

Indie Beauty Profile

Marie Drago, Gallinée

20-Feb-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Marie Drago, founder of Gallinée shares advice on who to talk to before taking a personal care product line to market and rattles off an...

Pratt annual gala to honor Batallure beauty founders

16-Feb-2017 - The annual Pratt Institute Art of Packaging Award Gala will this year honor the Batallure brand and its founders for their commitment to beauty packaging design.

Natural personal care maker Yes To gets $8 million cash infusion

16-Feb-2017 - The California-based company is on track for rapid expansion and will be using the funding to scale the brand quickly and further establish Yes To as a leading clean beauty...

Augmented Reality helps fine tune make-up choice

16-Feb-2017 - Canada-based augmented reality beauty player Modiface has launched a new technology that aims to match up optimal make-up to suit different lighting conditions.

Will cosmetics and personal care ingredient trade between Australia and the US come undone in the age of Trump?

15-Feb-2017 - To find out how business on the ground is fairing since this country’s new President had his ‘worst call by far’ with a foreign leader, Cosmetics Design caught up with...

Beverage maker Vita Coco will soon sell personal care products

15-Feb-2017 - This week, reports are circulating that Vita Coco has plans to become a billion dollar brand, making and selling more products in more sectors. What began as a coconut-water business...

ICMAD and ACI to host Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

15-Feb-2017 - This March in New York City, the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors association along with the American Conference Institute are putting on the fourth annual edition of this conference to...

AmorePacific: Do business results indicate move away from Korea?

15-Feb-2017 - As AmorePacific displays a positive picture of its 2016 business results, we consider whether the conglomerate’s efforts to up its presence in APAC counterparts Thailand and Singapore is an attempt...

Guest article

Making your mark: Brand management issues for the cosmetics industry

14-Feb-2017 - Because  brand identity is so important for beauty and personal care companies while the market continues to be more crowded, it becomes even more important to establish a differentiated, strong brand and...

After completing merger with the P&G beauty business, Coty reports Q2 financials

14-Feb-2017 - Now among the biggest cosmetics and personal care companies in the world, Coty announced promising results while acknowledging that there are growing pains ahead.

Colors & Effects announces distributor of the year

14-Feb-2017 - The global pigments brand of chemical maker BASF awarded Ross Organic with the first-ever distributor of the year award, a notable milestone for both companies and a sign of things...

Elementis acquires SRLH Holdings

14-Feb-2017 - The specialty chemical maker has plans to grow its business with personal care manufacturers in the US and emerging marketing, including Latin America. This deal is very much a part...

Indie Beauty Profile

Cynthia Besteman, Violets Are Blue

13-Feb-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, skin care brand founder Cynthia Besteman tells Cosmetics Design about the distribution deal that had her walking on air, reveals just how practical she really...

Renowned beauty editor Linda Wells accepts senior executive roll at Revlon

13-Feb-2017 - As of today, the founding editor in chief of Allure magazine is Revlon’s chief creative officer, a post that will see Wells engaged with every brand in the cosmetics and...

Procter & Gamble launches DUO body wash platform

13-Feb-2017 - This month, three of the company’s personal care brands introduce a new cleansing format that promises to be a mix of bar soap, body wash, and bath puff.

Guest article

What customization means to the personal care industry

13-Feb-2017 - Customization is set to be one of the biggest trends for personal care in 2017 – so just what does it mean to the Personal Care industry and what should...

Guest article

Fragrance notes from Paris

09-Feb-2017 - I just returned to the States from Paris where I attended Maison&Objet, the prestigious design, home and decorative accessories show. It was Design and Haute Couture Fashion Weeks, so Paris...

FDA renews investigation into talc – cancer link

09-Feb-2017 - Late last year the organization’s Office of Women’s Health granted funding for a new study into the relationship between talc and ovarian cancer.

Victoria Jackson to be inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame

09-Feb-2017 - The organization, which has been honoring and celebrating the contributions of women since 1969, announced its 2017 honorees this week. Cosmetics entrepreneur Victoria Jackson is among the 10 women to...

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