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FDA announces investigation of active ingredients in hand sanitizers and wipes

30-Jun-2016 - Yesterday, the agency made public its plans to verify the safety and efficacy of three actives by gathering data from all product manufacturers that “want to continue marketing these products...

Can celebrity fragrances capitalize on the scent wardrobe trend?

30-Jun-2016 - At least one fragrance maker is betting the answer is ‘yes.’ Parlux Fragrances has just launched the 20th perfume in the Paris Hilton collection and is touting it as anything...

Commercial real estate industry sees a big opportunity in cosmetics

30-Jun-2016 - This week, that industry’s news coverage highlights the success of standalone beauty shops like Sephora and Ulta but also points to the increase in foot traffic that the right personal...

In-cosmetics Korea opens its doors next week!

30-Jun-2016 - In-cosmetics is set to open its doors next week in Korea for the second year running, gathering together the industry in one of the world's leading markets for beauty and...

Beauty brands that got personalization right in 2015 saw the greatest growth in sales

29-Jun-2016 - According to a report from market researcher Kline, cosmetics and personal care brands (and apps) that customized consumer options did well in the US marketplace last year, and social media...

More cultured ingredients coming to beauty, thanks to Ginkgo - Amyris partnership

29-Jun-2016 - Today as Ginkgo Bioworks announced the deal, Cosmetics Design caught up with Jason Kelly, CEO of Ginkgo, to find out why the two companies are collaborating to bring more biotech...

Designing cosmetic and personal care packaging that women notice

29-Jun-2016 - Cosmetics Design checked in with Terri Goldstein, CEO of brand strategy and design firm The Goldstein Group, to get this expert’s take on how to create a package that reliably...

Geotech expands its pigments business with acquisition

29-Jun-2016 - The Netherlands-based Geotech International has increased its footprint in the pigments market with the acquisition of Paillettes et Pigments (PEP).

Art of Packaging Award Gala honors Jean Madar of Inter Parfums

28-Jun-2016 - Last week at New York City’s University Club, hundreds of fragrance and beauty industry leaders, student honorees, and allies gathered for the annual fund-raising celebration put on by the Pratt...

Beautycounter buys the Nude natural skin care line from LVMH

28-Jun-2016 - Not to be left out of the M&A game this summer, Beautycounter posted news of the acquisition on its Instagram page yesterday evening, saying “and the Beautycounter family just got...

Drybar to create more hair styling products, following equity investment

28-Jun-2016 - This week the Roark Capital Group announced that one of the firm’s affiliates has acquired a minority stake in the Drybar brand of blowout salons and hair products, and the...

Cosmax broadens offering with new Nerium International partnership

28-Jun-2016 - Korean beauty giant Cosmax has announced a new partnership that it claims will boost its bio-health and cosmetics offering, and contribute to its global growth strategy.

2016 World Perfumery Congress in review

27-Jun-2016 - Earlier this month, the fragrance industry event took place in Miami Beach, Florida, and according to reports from the organizer was very well attended and sparked a lot of discussion...

Estée Lauder brands bring prestige beauty to travel retail in Texas

27-Jun-2016 - Aveda, Jo Malone London, and MAC Cosmetics are all opening boutiques in a Texas airport that cater to today’s spend-on-go consumer.

New container technologies showcased in 2016 Packaging Innovation Awards from DuPont

27-Jun-2016 - Two cosmetic and personal care product packages received DuPont awards this year in the global competition, which celebrates advances in user experience, efficient production, sustainability, and more.

OPI moves into the retail business with first UK flagship

24-Jun-2016 - OPI Nails has ventured into the retail space with its first flagship spa in the UK where it will offer luxury manicures and pedicures as well as a fully stocked...

Celebrity Angela Bassett launching skin care for dark complexioned women

23-Jun-2016 - Next month, the collection developed in collaboration with Dr. Barbara Sturm will go on sale. While the cosmetics and personal care industry at large seems to be grappling with just...

L’Oréal USA moves headquarters across town

23-Jun-2016 - Today for the first time, the beauty leader had employees working out of the company’s new location on Manhattan’s West Side. It’s a move to a new space meant to...

Cosmetics ingredient supplier Chemyunion opens US headquarters

23-Jun-2016 - The Brazilian company now has facilities in Union, New Jersey; and Cristiane Pacheco has accepted a top job with Chemyunion to ensure improved service for the company’s cosmetic and hair...

Harvard’s ‘bionic leaf’ has cosmetics potential - turning sunlight into liquid fuel

23-Jun-2016 - Scientists at Harvard Medical School  say they have developed an artificial photosynthesis system that can convert solar energy to biomass with more efficiency than that of the fastest growing plants....

TSCA reform bill signed in to law, and advocates react

22-Jun-2016 - Today President Barak Obama signed legislation updating the Toxic Substances Control Act, modernizing policies (that hadn’t been revised for decades) on chemical use in consumer goods like cosmetics and personal...

Natural skin care and anti-aging beauty products still gaining popularity

22-Jun-2016 - A new report—Facial Skincare and Anti-Aging US 2016—from the market research firm Mintel shows that consumer passions for wellness and healthy eating are signposts for cosmetics brands and personal care...

New research from Dove on social pressure to be beautiful

22-Jun-2016 - The Unilever personal care brand has released results from its third, and reportedly most comprehensive, study to date on body esteem among women and girls globally. Dove believes the data...

L'Oréal's latest Garnier launch taps into India's naturals enthusiasm

22-Jun-2016 - India’s strong consumer enthusiasm for its traditional wellness system, Ayurveda, has seen brands tapping into the naturals trend to profit: L’Oréal’s new Garnier launch is the latest....

Adore Cosmetics announces big plans to expand in Canada

21-Jun-2016 - The Miami Beach, Florida – based company has chosen three new retail sites and intends to open more than 10 more locations in the country soon.

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