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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...

Palm oil: BASF responds to the 'decisive factor' of sustainability

31-May-2016 - BASF, global specialty chemicals firm, has laid out a series of measures by which it hopes to raise the sustainability profile of its personal care ingredients offering, with a particular...

Indian brand launches campaign against skin whitening

26-May-2016 - Banjara’s, a herbal skin care brand in India, has launched a marketing campaign that makes a point of rejecting the traditional focus on skin lightening, a trend which dominates across...

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.

Ashland’s latest R&D informs next generation hair care formulations

26-May-2016 - The specialty chemical maker is developing personal care ingredients based on primary research in emerging economies as well as on changing formulator needs and consumer expectations.

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...

Which multinational beauty corporation will buy Vogue International?

25-May-2016 - The hair care and personal care manufacturer could be valued at as much as $3bn in the deal, and companies including L’Oreal and Unilever have reportedly bid on Vogue.

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Puig acquires a stake in fragrance player EB Florals

24-May-2016 - Spain-based fragrance player Puig has acquired a minority stake in the new business Buterbaugh Florals (EB Florals).

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...

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...

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.

PuraVita, a leap forward for sustainable fragrance

19-May-2016 - At the recent Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York City, IFF launched a new fragrance, announcing that it meets stringent certification standards and stands as a perfume industry proof of...

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...

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.

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