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Cosmetics and Personal Care Packaging: material solutions

31-Aug-2015 - The physical properties of packaging material can have as much to do with the success of a beauty product line as the formulation, distribution, and marketing do. Design expert Leslie...

IBE launch event in New York City attracts droves of brands, buyers, and consumers

31-Aug-2015 - The 2015 Indie Beauty Expo showcased 80 independent beauty and personal care brands during a full-day event in the city last week. Every product shown was formulated without 20 “potentially...

P&G: tough times, lower spending, new era

31-Aug-2015 - Procter & Gamble is on course to emerge as a leaner and probably healthier business in the wake of selling off a $12.5 billion slice of its fragrance and cosmetics...

From waste prawn shells to shampoo - scientists develop new polymer

28-Aug-2015 - So you have made a lovely prawn cocktail, but what to do with the waste? Well, scientists have looked into producing shampoo using polymers found in seafood shells in a...

Global market for organic personal care driven by production innovation and certification

27-Aug-2015 - The global market for organic personal care is continuing to grow at an average rate of almost 10% as the maturation of the category leads to enhanced production and more...

Skin care device market shines bright

27-Aug-2015 - Andrea Van Dam, CEO, of Women’s Marketing, Inc., spoke with Cosmetics Design about how significant Hispanic women, crossover trends, and word-of-mouth marketing are for the category.

Estée Lauder aims to target millennials with focal brands

27-Aug-2015 - Beauty behemoth Estée Lauder is aiming to target millennials with company CEO Fabrizio Freda saying it is an important focus, and has lined up the Lauder and Clinique brands to...

Cosmoprof Las Vegas: Takasago VP discusses the importance of fragrance in branding

27-Aug-2015 - Cosmetics Design caught up with Paul Ireland, vice president at Japan-based fragrance specialist Takasago International, who shared his opinions about the importance of fragrance in branding, as well as the...

Second edition of Makeup in Sao Paulo targets big rise in exhibitors

27-Aug-2015 - The global Makeup events are pressing on with their expansion into the Americas for the second edition of the Makeup in Sao Paulo event, highlighting the huge potential for the color...

New eye and skin irritation test guidelines for make-up and personal care products

26-Aug-2015 - The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has published two novel eye irritation testing protocols and updated several skin testing guidelines.

Unprecedented indie beauty event launches tomorrow in New York

26-Aug-2015 - Brand leaders, company founders, and industry experts take the stage Thursday in New York City for the first Indie Beauty Expo, and in addition to their presentations the event connects...

Cosmoprof Las Vegas: Bliss Skincare reveals plans to break into color cosmetics

26-Aug-2015 - Bliss World skincare and spa company president Mike Indursky spoke to Cosmetics Design about the evolution of the business into a broader range of products that will include a full range of color...

Avon shares buck global downward trend on news of lawsuit settlement

26-Aug-2015 - Despite the major downward trend of global stock prices, Avon has had some good news as its share prices rose almost 5% upon news that a $62 million lawsuit is...

NBTY's acquisition of Dr Organic mirrors trend in supplement industry toward personal care

26-Aug-2015 - Dietary supplement manufacturing giant NBTY has acquired UK skincare line Dr Organic, a move that mirrors a trend in the supplement industry toward higher margin personal care offerings.

Does food ingredient use in cosmetics have sustainability implications?

26-Aug-2015 - The health and wellness trend is one that has been helping many cosmetics markets due to consumer demand and while this is seeing a new influx of food influences in...

Cosmoprof Las Vegas 2015: Air Aroma targets brand awareness through fragrance

25-Aug-2015 - At the recent Cosmoprof Las Vegas event Cosmetics Design caught up with Lauren Boothby, who is a leading fragrance consultant at Air Aroma, a company specialized in providing scent marketing...

New York City beauty retailer sells only makeup discovered on Instagram

25-Aug-2015 - If recommendations from friends, experts and influencers sell beauty products and social media is hosting the biggest consumer conversation ever, why not curate a collection based on all that valuable...

Axilone redesigns lipstick packaging with simplicity in mind

25-Aug-2015 - According to the US-based packaging provider Axilone, its packaging engineers have come up with a lipstick concept that is simple, economical and can be opened and applied with one hand.

Scientists develop 'liver-on-chip' device to help with cosmetic product development

25-Aug-2015 - According to scientists from Israel and Germany, tighter EU regulations prohibiting the use of animals in safety testing, although more humane - is ultimately hindering new cosmetic product development.

MAC cosmetics line targets consumers wanting to resemble their pooches

24-Aug-2015 - Outside-the-box cosmetics player MAC has become the first major brand in the business to launch a line of cosmetics dedicated to consumers who want to mirror their pets look.

What does the Hand MD skin care acquisition mean for anti-aging?

24-Aug-2015 - The anti-aging skin care category has gone a bit quiet lately, but one consumer products company is betting that hand care will lead the category going forward.

New database helps formulators quantify long-term ingredient exposure

24-Aug-2015 - Just how much personal care and cosmetics product are loyal consumers in contact with? That’s what a team of researchers from the US and Europe – including two pros from...

Fresh science on anti-aging, from Avon

24-Aug-2015 - Avon researchers have identified two biological factors that make for a more nuanced understanding of why skin changes with time and how lines and wrinkles form.

Wellness trend helps turn professional skin care around in Europe

21-Aug-2015 - The trend for consumers to be fitter and healthier is one of the biggest influences helping the professional skin care market show signs of recovery, with Germany and the UK...

Pack Peek Gallery

Pack Peek August 2015 Gallery

20-Aug-2015 - Summer is in full swing, and while we can all be forgiven for having a week or two off for holidays, it seems this does not stop the cosmetics packaging...

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