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California verdict awards $417 million to plaintiff in J&J talc case

22-Aug-2017 - The judgement was announced Monday evening and is the largest monetary judgement against Johnson & Johnson in these sorts of cases and the first to come out of California, a...

Will a new academic program in industrial color coatings technology benefit the beauty industry?

22-Aug-2017 - The non-profit arm of paintings and coating company PPG has donated funds that will allow North Dakota State University to create a graduate level program in color technology. And color...

Department store beauty retail gets a digital update

22-Aug-2017 - Saks Fifth Avenue is rethinking its beauty retail and services concepts and opening new digital salons / spas / makeup counters in partnership with renowned hair colorist Joel Warren. The...

'Made in Japan' labelling encourages strategic export plans

22-Aug-2017 - Japanese heavyweight names, Shiseido, Kose, Kanebo, are using ‘Made in Japan’ labels on their products to engage Asian shoppers, notably Chinese consumers.

Dubai-based vegan cosmetics line hits the US

22-Aug-2017 - Indie beauty brands Luscious Cosmetics has made the leap into the huge US markets, after expanding rapidly thanks to its focus on a vegan cruelty-free colour cosmetics.

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DSM eager to partner with indie beauty brands

21-Aug-2017 - “Every day we discuss indie beauty,” Parand Salmassinia, VP of DSM personal care in North America, told Cosmetics Design earlier this summer in a conversation about how the cosmetic and...

NY NOW show opens, revealing this year’s holiday beauty shopping trends to watch

21-Aug-2017 - The semi-annual trade show, once known as the New York International Gift Fair, opened this weekend and runs through Wednesday, August 23. Exhibitors showing personal care, cosmetics, and fragrance, provide...

Indie Beauty Profile

Dr. Kalidas Kale, Exquis Skincare

21-Aug-2017 - In his Indie Beauty Profile, Dr. Kalidas Kale, founder of Exquis Skincare, speaks candidly about the resources, financial and otherwise, needed to launch a personal care brand, and he shares...

Alibaba teams up to remove counterfeit products

21-Aug-2017 - French luxury group, Kering, and e-commerce marketplace, Alibaba Group, partner to engage in joint enforcement actions to prevent online and offline cosmetics infringements and protect intellectual property rights. 

UCLA scientists advance stem cell hair growth technique

18-Aug-2017 - Promoting hair growth using stem cell technology is not new, but scientists from UCLA believe they have advanced the technique by discovering a new way to activate hair stem cells...

Blendtek Ingredients and Fitoplancton Marino team up to bring microalgae ingredients to beauty makers

17-Aug-2017 - In an exclusive deal, announced this month, ingredient distributor and solutions provider Blendtek will be the official supplier of Fitoplancton Marino’s Easyalgae Plankton-Extract ingredient.

Ann S. Plimpton will soon be the new board chair at Inolex

17-Aug-2017 - As the specialty ingredients company positions its business squarely in the cosmetics and personal care industry, the announcement of a new incoming board chair underscores the company’s new focus as...

ADF&PCD comes to NYC this September

17-Aug-2017 - ADF and PCD events have been held in Paris for over a decade, and now for the second year running this international trade show for aerosol, dispensing, perfume, and cosmetic packaging...

Swedish brand develops beauty from within skin care line using resveratrol

17-Aug-2017 - Wellness provider Nutrinovate is launching a new skin care line that is formulated around the natural phenol resveratrol.

Freeman Beauty acquisition signals intent to go global

16-Aug-2017 - Yellow Wood Partners just announced buying the personal care company and has plans to work with the existing senior management team at Freeman Beauty to expand business in current channels...

Fashion hair accessories brand Pink Pewter launches color cosmetics line

16-Aug-2017 - In this video interview Mireya Villarreal, the brand’s founder and designer, talks with Cosmetics Designs senior correspondent Deanna Utroske about the new Pink Pewter makeup collection, her choice to opt...

Sephora launches a 'Reddit-style' digital beauty community

16-Aug-2017 - French cosmetics retail player Sephora has made a decisive step into the potential online community by launching a ‘Reddit-style’ platform.

Vitabrid C12 launch marks first exclusive Korean beauty brand in Barneys New York

16-Aug-2017 - Active Vitamin C-based hair and skin care name, Vitabrid C12, hits US shelves with an exclusive retail agreement with luxury speciality retailer, Barneys New York.

Surya Brasil celebrates 20 years in North American market

15-Aug-2017 - The natural personal care and cosmetics company has been available in the US and Canada for two decades, and now Surya Brasil has plans to greatly increase distribution this year...

Genomatica announces new personal care ingredient process tech

15-Aug-2017 - The San Diego-based biotech company known for making intermediates and basic chemicals has just announced that the company is now making bio-based specialty chemicals for the commercial market.

7 brands not to miss at IBE

15-Aug-2017 - Well over 200 independent cosmetics and personal care brands will be exhibiting at this month’s Indie Beauty Expo in New York City (August 22 – 24). Here, Cosmetics Design features...

CPL Aromas launches £1 million scientific research centres in UK and Indonesia

15-Aug-2017 - CPL Aromas, a fragrance house company, has announced the launch of two £1 million scientific research centres.

Indie Beauty Profile

Linda Gillette, Parodi

14-Aug-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Linda Gillette, founder of Parodi Professional Care, describes how she’s moving a niche personal care line, developed for professionals, into the consumer space. And, she...

MyChelle: Building a legacy of bioactive skin care

14-Aug-2017 - Catie Wiggy, product development manager at MyChelle, talks with Cosmetics Design senior correspondent Deanna Utroske about effective natural skin care, including natural suncare and anti-pollution products, the rise in consumer...

TerraVia files for bankruptcy as part of Corbion acquisition bid

14-Aug-2017 - California-based algae ingredients supplier Terravia has filed for bankruptcy as part of efforts to enable Corbion to acquire the troubled business.

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