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Pack Peek: Looking into the world of cosmetics packaging

29-May-2015 - A lot has happened in the cosmetics packaging world over the last month so here we take a look at some of the highlights in this Pack Peek gallery...

Here’s how colorful bugs will transform cosmetics

28-May-2015 - Biophotonic nanostructures made by beetles, butterflies and other bugs just might be the blueprint that scientists need to make iridescent pigments commercially practical.

SoapBox builds a cosmetic empire on the back of charity

28-May-2015 - SoapBox started five years ago, simply selling one line of soap and has since expanded into a full line of soap bars and liquids on the success of its ‘hope...

Symrise opens Amazon production facility in Brazil

28-May-2015 - Ingredients player Symrise has opened up a new production facility in the Amazon region of Brazil, with the aim of sourcing natural ingredients for its global beauty care business.

Suppliers’ Day 2015: Interview with Melissa Vitale, global marketing manager of hair styling for AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry

28-May-2015 - At Suppliers’ Day 2015, Cosmetics Design reporter Deanna Utroske sat down with Melissa Vitale of AkzoNobel to discuss that company’s ingredient development strategy and the rheology control agent BALANCE RCFg.

Asia’s multi-ethnic population inspires innovation at P&G

28-May-2015 - The company deliberately employs a staff with an array of backgrounds—Chinese, Malay, Indian Japanese and more—at the Biopolis research and development center in Singapore.

California votes to ban microbeads – is the next step Federal law?

27-May-2015 - The California State Assembly has voted to introduce strict legislation that bans the use of plastic mircobeads in cosmetic formulation, joining a growing list of states to make similar rulings.


The professional beauty industry goes under the microscope

27-May-2015 - It has been a couple of weeks since the New York Times published its two-part exposé on the professional nail care industry in the New York area. And justified or...

Suppliers' Day 2015: Interview with NYSCC outgoing chair, Kim Burch

27-May-2015 - Cosmetics Design caught up with outgoing NYSCC chair Kim Burch at the recent Suppliers' Day event in Edison, New Jersey. In the interview Kim discusses her involvement with the organization for...

Sweet smell of success: eBay rises as India's biggest perfume retailer

27-May-2015 - eBay India has emerged as the country's largest online perfume mall as it expands its' portfolio to include luxury perfumes at cheaper prices.

Bio-identicals, the next step in sustainability

27-May-2015 - Ingredient labs are producing high tech biomimetic materials, and one personal care industry expert predicts these next-generation naturals will trump organics before long. 

Brazil adopts new legal framework for biodiversity-based research

26-May-2015 - A new legal framework has been put in place in Brazil to simplify biodiversity-based research and development for suppliers and manufacturers from the cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical industries.

P&G sells Frédéric Fekkai hair care

26-May-2015 - The luxury hair brand along with its network of salons will be officially acquired on June 30th by a new venture dubbed Fekkai Brands, LLC.

Suppliers' Day 2015: Interview with NYSCC incoming chair, Ray Ordiales

26-May-2015 - Cosmetics Design caught up with the incoming chair of the NYSCC for 2016, Ray Ordiales, who shared some of his vision for the organization in the year ahead, as well...

Energizer adopts stock price control measures ahead of spin-off

26-May-2015 - Ahead of the spin-off of its personal care business, Energizer Holdings has adopted a Limited Duration Shareholder Rights Plan, designed to control the company’s stock.

Guest article

Euromonitor runs rule over recent nutraceutical award winners

25-May-2015 - Market analyst Euromonitor International dissects recent NutraIngredients Awards winners to provide category perspective from sustainable omega-3 to healthy ageing in this guest article.

Luxe Pack NYC 2015, in photos

21-May-2015 - The Luxe Pack 2015 opened its doors May 13 - 14 at Pier 92, Manhattan, New York and in this photo gallery collection we bring you some of the show...

Herbal formulas growing fastest in the shampoo market

21-May-2015 - New research analysis looks at what’s driving the global shampoo market, which products will perform well going forward, and the varied expectations of regional consumers.

Top 50 global brands include 13 personal care products

21-May-2015 - A new survey by British research company Brand Footprint reveals that while Coca-Cola remains the most purchased brand in the world, there are also 13 personal care brands that make...

Makeup brush cleaning wipes, a profitable niche

21-May-2015 - According to a Harris Poll commissioned by Anisa International, the market for wipes and cleaning sprays could grow significantly with just a bit of consumer education.

IOPE takes bio-science expertise to China

21-May-2015 - In an effort to become the ‘No.1 global bio-functional brand', Amorepacific's IOPE is moving into China with two stores in June.

Lubrizol makes move to promote Active Organics under the Lipotec brand umbrella

20-May-2015 - Following the 2011 acquisition of Active Organics, Lubrizol says it has now integrated the brand into its Lipotec umbrella of brands with immediate effect.

Advertising watch group goes after Almay

20-May-2015 - The brand’s star spangled #SimplyAmerican campaign motivated to file a deceptive advertising complaint with federal and state authorities.

LuxePack 2015 spotlights ingenuity

20-May-2015 - Packaging and design industry leaders take bold steps, spending on technology, innovating truly new containers, and shrewdly reinventing the way brands communicate with consumers.

App aims to help NY consumers avoid products containing microbeads

20-May-2015 - Lawmakers in the state of New York have launched a pamphlet and accompanying app designed to help consumers avoid buying personal care products containing plastic microbeads.

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