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Art of Packaging Award Gala raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for design scholarships

23-May-2017 - The annual celebration was held earlier this month in New York City. Besides the usual fragrance industry luminaries and honorees, the event attracted celebrity guests including Arlene Dahl, Lorenzo Lamas,...

L'Oréal hair care earns Cradle to Cradle certifications

23-May-2017 - Biolage R.A.W. Nourish shampoo and conditioner from L'Oréal USA have attained high marks from the third-party certifying body for environmental and social responsibility.

Ashland acquires Pharmachem, making new inroads in the fragrance industry

23-May-2017 - Earlier this month the specialty chemical company announced the completion of an all-cash deal that adds flavour, fragrance, and nutraceutical ingredients to the Ashland portfolio.

Unilever eyes Latin American markets with major new acquisition

23-May-2017 - Unilever has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the personal care and home care brands of Quala, a Latin American consumer goods company.

Annual PACk event debuts in New York City

22-May-2017 - Last week in Manhattan, design and pre-press agency Diadeis hosted the first annual Packaging Artwork Conference, bringing together professionals in artwork, labeling, merchandising, and packaging concept development to learn and...

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Coppertone—a legacy sun care brand fashioning a future through consumer trust, greater transparency, and innovative textures

22-May-2017 - Cosmetics Design reached out to Lisa Perez, marketing director at Coppertone, to learn how Bayer’s well-known sunscreen brand is strategically repositioning itself, educating consumers, and updating its products to keep...

Indie Beauty Profile

Sebastien Tardif, Veil Cosmetics

22-May-2017 - In his Indie Beauty Profile, Sebastien Tardif, CEO of Veil Cosmetics, describes how he translated his experience as a professional makeup artist into a product line suitable for pros and...

Gattefossé launches new corporate website in English

18-May-2017 - Just last month the cosmetics and personal care ingredient maker opened its North American Technical Center of Excellence in New Jersey. And today, Gattefossé is going live with a newly...

Elizabeth Schmalz Ferguson joins Applied DNA Sciences board of directors

18-May-2017 - The supply chain tech company was apparently seeking a board member with significant cosmetics and personal care industry expertise. And Ferguson’s experience with companies like Revlon and Estée Lauder made...

Northwest Cosmetic Laboratories acquires Dream Team Beaute

18-May-2017 - The prestige color cosmetics and skin care contract manufacturer, headquartered in Idaho, has just announced completion of a deal that boosts the company’s powder production capabilities, expands services to West...

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DIY beauty trend hits Germany

18-May-2017 - With DIY beauty now regularly called out as a rising trend for the industry, we catch up with one company making strides in this area.

10 years and 5,000 products for NATRUE’s Natural and Organic Cosmetics Label

17-May-2017 - The association behind this international standard is celebrating 2 milestones this year, while looking to the future with both optimism and suspicion.

Call for Nominations: L'Oréal seeks women in tech to reinvent beauty for the digital age

17-May-2017 - The L’Oréal NEXT awards are open for nominations. And like the women that have gone before them, this year’s finalists will gain significant exposure, access to venture capital, professional guidance,...

“Green isn’t a trend, it’s mandatory”

17-May-2017 - At this month’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York City, environmental responsibility took center stage. But the priorities of individual personal care brands and industry stakeholders vary widely.

Lonza highlights preservative expertise at NYSCC Suppliers' Day

16-May-2017 - Lonza was highlighting its expertise in the preservatives arena at the recent NYSCC Suppliers' Day. We caught up with one of the company's experts to find out about the product...

BillerudKorsnäs announces big plans for the US market

16-May-2017 - The packaging material company serves luxury cosmetics and personal care brands around the globe; and last week at LuxePack in New York City began its expansion into the Americas region...

CEW celebrates this year’s top beauty and fragrance products

16-May-2017 - Last Friday in New York City, Cosmetic Executive Women held the organization’s annual Beauty Insider Awards. Apropos of the current cosmetics market, more award categories were dedicated to indie beauty...

Indie Beauty Profile

Dr. Conny Wittke, nügg

15-May-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Dr. Conny Wittke, founder of the Beauty Ideas Group and the skin care brand nügg, explains why, in today’s personal care market place, a brand’s...

Sniffing out the future of fragrance

15-May-2017 - Customized perfumes and blend-it-yourself beauty, once the stuff of only boutiques and kitchen beauticians, are becoming more mainstream thanks to innovative indie brands and strategic acquisitions by big beauty. Sue...

Covestro showcases new ways to formulate hair care, skin care, sun care, and color cosmetics with its Baycusan polymer collection

15-May-2017 - At the NYSCC Suppliers Day event earlier this month in New York City, the raw materials supplier was showing chemists and R&D pros what’s newly possible with its ethanol-based polymers...

Is the ‘always on’ digital lifestyle impacting on beauty trends?

12-May-2017 - We spoke to Hannah Symons, beauty and personal care analyst at Euromonitor International, on social media-driven beauty trends.

Luxury cosmetics and fragrance packaging will never be the same

11-May-2017 - LuxePack opened yesterday in New York City and Cosmetics Design was there, taking inventory of the latest trends and launches. According to insiders, ecommerce has forever altered the beauty packaging...

The Makeup Show NYC showcases trends, welcomes indie brands, and adds Pro Awards

11-May-2017 - The annual show, “a place where professionals gather…and brands launch new product,” took place last Sunday and Monday in New York City, drawing over 7,000 credentialed pros.

Total and Corbion target bio plastics packaging market

11-May-2017 - Total and Corbion have combined forces to provide a new alternative to bio packaging that is said to significantly lower a product’s carbon footprint.

Lonza platforms prototype formulations at Suppliers’ Day

11-May-2017 - Lonza demonstrated its formulation capabilities when it showcased five formulation prototypes at the recent Suppliers’ Day event in Manhattan, New York City.

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