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Are P&G and Unilever using child labor to source palm oil for personal care and cosmetic products? Amnesty International says ‘yes’

30-Nov-2016 - The human rights NGO released a new report today calling out nine multinational corporations that Amnesty found to be buying oil from a company with documented child labor, as well...

The Women in Science fellowship from L’Oréal is accepting applications

30-Nov-2016 - Between now and February 3, 2017, the multinational beauty corporation, in conjunction with The American Association for the Advancement of Science, is welcoming applications from prospective fellows—five winners will be...

New nanoscience suspends oil in clay, expanding the possibilities for cosmetic and personal care emulsions

30-Nov-2016 - Last week, the open access journal Scientific Reports published the latest work of physicist Jon Otto Fossum, and his findings “may lead to new emulsion or encapsulation technologies.”

Kolmar Korea takes majority share in CSR Cosmetics

30-Nov-2016 - The South Korean cosmetics original development manufacturer (ODM), Kolmar Korea, announces its acquisition of an 85% stake in CSR Cosmetics Solutions.

California Department of Toxic Substances Control takes a closer look at the chemicals in nail products

29-Nov-2016 - This month the State’s Priority Product Work Plan moved into its next phase. Now, tryclosan as well as the chemicals is nail products are both categories where the Department is...

Canada to instate microbead ban

29-Nov-2016 - This month the country’s government proposed regulations that will prohibit making, selling, and importing personal care products that are formulated with the plastic beads.

Can new DIY natural beauty brand Oleum Vera disrupt skin care and body care?

29-Nov-2016 - Launched just this week Oleum Vera is the latest brand from MMTUM, a company based in Montreal, Canada, that’s creatively commercializing DIY for an array of industries.

Guest article

5 top functional ingredient launches of 2016

29-Nov-2016 - 2016 was a year that saw an increased focus on fast-to-market formulations, continued growth of the natural sector and a huge explosion in interest in the sensory aspects of a...

Cosmetics Design launches Beauty Industry Awards!

28-Nov-2016 - The Cosmetics Design team is delighted to announce the launch of its regional and global Beauty Industry Awards, the first award of its kind to recognize achievements in the entire...

Facebook releases data from Beauty Buyers Survey

28-Nov-2016 - The media and social networking company sees all things digital moving from the desk top to mobile devices. And Facebook seems to hope that its newest data on beauty consumers...

P&G to relaunch men’s grooming, including new products and packages for Gillette

28-Nov-2016 - Given recent competition in the shave and grooming categories, P&G is upping its marketing and advertising efforts as well as changing packaging and products to hold on to its market share....

Olaplex sues L’Oréal USA

28-Nov-2016 - The California-based professional hair care maker filed suit this month, claiming L’Oréal infringed on its patent and engaged in false advertising.

Victoria Beckham set to expand presence in beauty and skin care

25-Nov-2016 - Following the success of her recently released makeup collection with beauty giant Estée Lauder, Victoria Beckham is reportedly looking to expand her presence in beauty, and move into skin care....

Clarisonic global skin confidence survey results

23-Nov-2016 - This summer the skin care and device brand commissioned a Harris Poll to assess how people globally feel about their skin and how skin conditions influence their social choices. Now,...

Aloe Vera substitutes spark lawsuits against private label skin care brands

23-Nov-2016 - Wal-Mart, Target, and CVS are expected to face class action suits following an investigation by Bloomberg News that found those stores' own brands of Aloe Vera personal care products were...

FDA announces new sun screen guidelines

23-Nov-2016 - To expedite the review and approval process for over-the-counter sun care, the US Food and Drug Administration issued new guidelines this week, outlining the data required to demonstrate that sun...

Personal care contract manufacturer KDC acquires Thibiant International

22-Nov-2016 - In partnership with private equity firm Novacap, KDC is moving heavily into beauty product development and manufacturing in an effort to reach $1bn in annual sales. This is just the...

A new president for Mary Kay North America

22-Nov-2016 - This month, the direct-sales beauty company named a new leader for its business in the US and Canada. Mary Kay selected a company veteran to succeed Darrell Overcash when he...

Pacifica Beauty partners with Alliance Consumer Growth

22-Nov-2016 - The indie beauty and personal care company announced recently that it has accepted a growth equity investment from ACG, the same firm that’s partnered with Nudestix and Tata Harper Skincare....

South Korea makes first APAC free trade agreement with Central America

22-Nov-2016 - The trade ministry of South Korea, APAC’s leading cosmetics hub, has reached free trade agreements with six Latin American countries - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala and Nicaragua....

Ulta Beauty planning new ecommerce distribution facility

21-Nov-2016 - To keep up with online cosmetic and personal care product orders, the company is preparing to build a new facility in the Western US. And Fresno, California, is the likely site....

Green Biologics expands into cosmetic ingredients with new branding

21-Nov-2016 - The industrial biotech and chemical maker will sell its ingredients under two new names, meant to foreground the premise that the ingredients are sustainable alternatives to those made using fossil...

In an open letter to Donald Trump, cosmetic and personal care corporations stand up for Paris Climate Agreement

21-Nov-2016 - In a coordinated effort by some 300+ businesses, ingredient makers and major corporations including Unilever and L’Oréal call on new and current leaders to support a low-carbon economy and keep...

Korean retailer Peach & Lily introduces skin care range

21-Nov-2016 - Korean beauty giant, Peach & Lily, launches its skin care brand, which features its new face mask collection.

Opinion

Two Views: Beauty consumers and chemicals

17-Nov-2016 - For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design asked science communicator Louise Hidinger, Ph.D. and indie brand founder Kari Gran about what consumers know and want to know about chemical...

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