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Social media engagement with cosmetic brands is ‘all about the quality’

30-Jun-2015 - A new survey of social media habits in the US finds that when it comes to cosmetic brands, users should be measured according to the quality of engagement.

Sesame fated to be labeled as an allergen by the FDA

30-Jun-2015 - US Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut along with Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts have asked the administration to require the ingredient be listed in the interest of...

New microscope shows live cells in 3 dimensions

30-Jun-2015 - The revolutionary tomographic technology from Nanolive SA, a Swedish startup, is set to change R&D in the personal care and cosmetics industries.

Canadian supermarkets spot demand for Asian beauty products

30-Jun-2015 - Loblaw has begun to reposition its business with the opening of a pilot store in Mississauga, Ontario. The new store is structured around fresh food, takes shifting consumer demographics into...

Unilever supports new VICE channel focused on what matters most to women

30-Jun-2015 - For the first time, Unilever has entered into a multi-year partnership with youth brand VICE in support of its summer 2015 launch of its female-focused channel, Broadly, with the hope...

The blueprint for indie beauty success

29-Jun-2015 - Cosmetic Executive Women, a global industry professional organization, brought together CEOs from 3 top independent cosmetic and skin care brands for its recent newsmaker forum event in New York City,...

Coty share price hits record high amidst P&G acquisition rumor

29-Jun-2015 - The share price in fragrance and luxury cosmetic player Coty hit a record high in trading on the US Stock Exchange last Friday, as rumors over the expected acquisition of...

Bogota releases an app for cosmetics manufactures

29-Jun-2015 - The Colombian capital city is encouraging foreign investment in an array of sectors with a new mobile application for Apple and Android devices alike.

ICMAD readies for its 11th annual CITY Awards

29-Jun-2015 - The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) association is readying to announce the winners of the 11th annual Cosmetics Innovators of the Year (CITY) Awards.

Pack Peek June 2015: A peek into the cosmetics packaging world

26-Jun-2015 - It's June and summer is beginning, but that does not mean the cosmetics packaging world is winding down. Here is a collection of some of the latest launches in the...

Anti-counterfeiting cosmetics packaging set for big growth

25-Jun-2015 - The market for anti-counterfeiting cosmetic and pharmaceutical packaging is set to see annual growth in excess of 15% in the course of the next five years, a new report finds.

Organizers of 2015 #Beauty20 Awards seek nominations

25-Jun-2015 - The third New York #Beauty20 Awards will be announced on November 5th, and ahead of that, organizers innoCos Events are looking for nominations.

The unique way women shop luxury cosmetics

25-Jun-2015 - Luxury Institute, a New York-based global luxury research provider, looked into the buying practices of wealthy consumers and discovered that how affluent women shop beauty is exceptional.

Article on EWG ‘worst’ sunscreens list goes viral

25-Jun-2015 - As news of the Environmental Working Group’s list of worst sunscreens continues to spread in the US media, one article goes viral leading to fears for consumer safety and the...

Unilever acquires Dermalogica as it targets professional skin care success

25-Jun-2015 - The Unilever skin care march goes on as the Anglo-Dutch giant announces it will acquire leading professional brand Dermalogica, with a view to cracking the skin health market given the...

Was Coty CEO appointment terminated because the job is too big?

24-Jun-2015 - Speculation has been rampant since yesterday’s announcement that newly appointed Coty CEO Elio Leoni Sceti will now no longer take up the position next month.

CVS drug stores get serious about beauty

24-Jun-2015 - The retailer is looking to make up for $2b of revenue, which the company previously brought in through tobacco sales, with a four-pronged approach that centers on wellness.

Bill aims to finally outlaw animal testing of cosmetics in the USA

24-Jun-2015 - A bipartisan bill has been introduced to the United States Congress that aims to finally ban the testing of cosmetics and personal care products on animals.

Nanomaterials found detrimental to sea life

24-Jun-2015 - Published research from the University of California, Davis, casts doubt on whether personal care products can be safely designed with nano-zinc and nano-copper oxides.

Cosmetics manufacturers and retailers fined €174m for price fixing in Belgium

24-Jun-2015 - L’Oréal, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, and Beiersdorf are among 18 companies who were collectively fined €174 million by the Belgian Competition Authority after being found guilty of fixing the prices...

Korean beauty and tech come together in the Way personal skin care gadget

23-Jun-2015 - The internet of skin is nearly here, thanks to the Seoul-based start-up Way, which will launch a digital tool that monitors and helps manage skin this November.

Don't forget, tomorrow is the Skincare Ingredients 2015 event!

23-Jun-2015 - Don’t forget to log on for the fifth edition of our Skincare Ingredients event, which is starting tomorrow morning, June 24th, at 8am EST.

Coty’s newly appointed CEO decides not to take the position

23-Jun-2015 - Having recently announced the appointment of Elio Leoni Sceti as the next Coty CEO, company executives have announced that he has reconsidered and will no longer take up the role.

Hollywood actors are teaming up with non-toxic beauty brands

23-Jun-2015 - Gwyneth Paltrow joined forces with Juice Beauty and Jessica Alba partnered with The Honest Company on a new color cosmetics line. The actors are involved financially and creatively with the...

Cosmetics Europe Assembly reports EU cosmetics market recovery

23-Jun-2015 - At the second annual 'Cosmetics Europe Week' in Brussels, industry experts revealed that the EU cosmetics market showed signs of recovery with 0.5% growth in 2014 – 72.5 billion Euros.

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