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Millennial Beauty: it’s not a generation, it’s an imperative

30-Sep-2015 - Today, women of all ages shop for cosmetics with a fresh curiosity and digital sophistication. This week in New York City, CEW brought together industry experts to analyse how leading...

North American market for thioglycolates to skyrocket

30-Sep-2015 - The ingredient, central to hair removal products and useful in other personal care items, will be increasingly in demand through 2023, according to new data from Transparency Market Research.

The cost of greater visibility in Asia? A stake in the business for some international players!

30-Sep-2015 - In an effort to gain real visibility in Singapore; French skin care brand, Crème Simon has signed a deal with MediaCorp, an expert in print, online and TV platforms in return for a...

Sirona Biochem claims to have made a big leap in the development of skin whitening ingredients

29-Sep-2015 - Canada-based biotech company Sirona Biochem believes it has made a big leap in the area of skin whitening ingredients, with its compound developed using fluorination technology.

Berry nice! Asia's 'beauty from within' formulators preference for Nordic fruit

29-Sep-2015 - East Asia's supplements market - which includes 'beauty from within' products is favoring bilberries, lingonberries and cloudberries so much that workers from Thailand are even traveling to Finland and Sweden for supplies....

Will small packages sell more cosmetics?

29-Sep-2015 - New data suggests that consumers stockpile beauty products, neither repurchasing nor disposing of makeup that has expired, and one color cosmetics brand is betting that half-size volumes are the answer.

Beauty brands send too many emails!

29-Sep-2015 - One marketing services company has new data on open rates and send volumes that could help beauty brands adjust their consumer email strategies to greater effect.

D.C. ban on microbeads proposes strict fines

28-Sep-2015 - The District of Columbia has taken one of the strictest stances on state-wide proposals to ban mircobeads in personal care products.

Schwan Cosmetics opens new pencil manufacturing facility

28-Sep-2015 - The German company celebrates the grand opening of its new US site this month and will be producing the its signature products there—color cosmetic pencils for eyes, lips, face and...

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Developing naturals for an upscale market

24-Sep-2015 - Cosmetics Design caught up with Katharine L’Heureux, founder of Kahina Giving Beauty, to take a closer look at where the naturals category is headed, how big brands are getting involved,...

New ideas for managing soy usage

24-Sep-2015 - In hopes of limiting the impact soy has on forested areas, the Consumer Goods Forum has just published a document meant to help personal care and cosmetic companies make informed...

Lonza forms partnership in South America with ingredients player Lamberti

24-Sep-2015 - The Lonza Consumer Care Business has signed a long-term commercial collaboration with Lamberti as a means of extending its reach in the personal and home care ingredients market in South...

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Doing good counts much more than just stories and labels says Weleda

24-Sep-2015 - Merely complying with an ethical label’s criteria is not sufficient to make a product or brand truly sustainable, according to Weleda’s Regional Director for Western Europe, who says the focus...

Part 1 of 2

Packaging naturals for an upscale market

23-Sep-2015 - Well ahead of any trend, Katharine L’Heureux, the enterprising founder of Kahina Giving Beauty, saw the opportunity to elevate natural skin care. She spoke with Cosmetics Design about distinctive packaging,...

Ashland spin-off creates more focused consumer specialty chemicals business

23-Sep-2015 - Chemicals player Ashland has decided to enhance the focus of its business by dividing into separate specialty chemical and industrial lubricants businesses.

Beauty startup Ipsy reportedly valued at $800 million

23-Sep-2015 - Vloggers have shown their mettle again, with Michelle Phan's startup beauty subscription service having just been valued at a reported $800m by TPG Growth and Sherpa Capital, and securing a...

Swiss brand Qamaré develops skin care range for Asia's hot climates

23-Sep-2015 - Swiss skin care manufacturer, Qamaré has developed a halal based range to treat skin exposed to hot climates in Asia, particularly pigmentation - one of the leading skin issues in the...

Unilever investing in alternatives to animal testing

22-Sep-2015 - As an ever-increasing number of countries make moves to end the testing of consumer products on animals, Unilever has partnered up with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop...

Amore Pacific targets unique positioning in the Colombian skin care market

22-Sep-2015 - As part of plans to expand beyond Asia, South Korean cosmetics player Amore Pacific says Colombia is a likely contender as a new market to enter, and the skin care...

New research points to a total ban on microbeads as the only way forward

22-Sep-2015 - A new study conducted by a research team based out of Oregon State University suggests that the only way of tackling the current environmental problems caused by microbeads is a...

Amway invests $25 million in second Vietnam facility

22-Sep-2015 - Amway has invested in $25 million in a Binh Duong based facility that will focus on beauty from within brand, Nutrilite as part of its 'long-term commitment to Vietnam.'

Amore Pacific mulls entering the Colombia market

21-Sep-2015 - As part of moves to expand its market reach beyond Asia, Amore Pacific executives are on a mission to gauge whether Colombia will be one of the next new markets...

Symrise strengthens US scent & care business with Pinova acquisition

21-Sep-2015 - Germany-based fragrance and personal care ingredients provider Symrise has strengthened its US business with the acquisition of Georgia-based Pinova Holdings.

Cosmopack Symposium New York City 2015, in photos

21-Sep-2015 - The Cosmopack Symposium was held in New York City last week, and included a half-day conference program, exhibition area, scheduled B2B meetings, as well as an innovation zone. The following is a...

Kao and AkzoNobel named sustainability leaders by Dow Jones

18-Sep-2015 - Kao has been named as the 2015 industry group leader in the Household & Personal Products  category of the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the second consecutive...

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