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Editor’s Pick For 2014: The Top Five Articles

24-Dec-2014 - It has been a fast-paced year for the industry, with many of the global markets gathering momentum after the protracted economic downturn, which has translated into a fast pace of...

Cosmetics Design Christmas Special: a prosperous year for the industry!

23-Dec-2014 - In this festive period, Cosmetics Design looks at areas of the cosmetics industry that have prospered this season, and indeed throughout the year.

A season of scent: the festive business of niche fragrances

23-Dec-2014 - Perfume is forever giftable; yet standby products like celebrity fragrance and eau de parfum aren’t necessarily the best sellers they once were. This year, specialty fragrance is putting a bow...

Does the cosmetics world know it’s Christmas time again?

23-Dec-2014 - Christmas and the holiday season can often seem like a license for the creatives in the cosmetics industry to let rip. And some of the launches highlighted in this special gallery...

'Twas the year for skin care, but not for sun care

23-Dec-2014 - As the Holiday season is upon us and we wave goodbye to another year (where did the time go?!) it is time to reflect on what happened in the industry...

'Tis the season of opportunity for beauty brands with Advent calenders!

23-Dec-2014 - This Holiday season we noted the return of the beauty Advent calendar. The version for grown-ups has created new opportunities for cosmetic brands of late, particularly in 2014 with the...

Acquisitions were all about prestige this year and Estée Lauder stole the show

22-Dec-2014 - It has been a big year for luxury acquisitions this year, as cosmetics players at the top end of the business have scrambled around to make value-added additions to their business....

French Antitrust authority fines personal care players €605.9 million

19-Dec-2014 - France’s Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence) has issued a fine to 11 personal and home care companies, which includes L’Oréal, Unilever, and Beiersdorf, over allegations of a conspiracy to...

Festive Film

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

18-Dec-2014 - The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’...

Amore Pacific factory tour concept receives award

18-Dec-2014 - The US team behind Amore Pacific’s groundbreaking factory tour concept has received the Themed Entertainment Association award for Outstanding Corporate Branding.

Avon settles long-standing bribery case with $15m fine

18-Dec-2014 - Avon Products confirmed a settle with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to its long-standing litigation concerning overseas business practices.

Beauty container company Federal Package to relocate and expand

18-Dec-2014 - The manufacturer is making the move to better achieve profitability goals and to be eligible for local economic development funding.

Color cosmetics maker Intercos partners with Catterton private equity

17-Dec-2014 - The equity firm is acquiring a minority stake in Intercos to expedite the beauty supplier’s international expansion.

Green labelling to be on the agenda at Organic Monitor Masterclass

17-Dec-2014 - Organic Monitor aims to encourage green labels and certification schemes in North America with its next Masterclass, giving an update on green standards, market developments, and addressing the technical issues...

Cosmetics Compliance Seminar focuses on increased regulation and litigation

17-Dec-2014 - The 2015 Cosmetics Compliance Seminar will be held in San Francisco, California this Spring and will focus on bringing the industry up to speed on the latest in regulation and...

Color cosmetics are cheating!

17-Dec-2014 - Consumers are more interested in skincare products that ensure the appearance of wellness and a healthy complexion, according to industry research scientist Yulia Park who devotes her energy to measuring...

Live Twitter Update

17-Dec-2014 - Keep up-to-date with the breaking news and latest views with our live Twitter updates.

Turkey and Middle East to be the focus at in-cosmetics

17-Dec-2014 - Next year’s in-cosmetics event in Barcelona will have a special country focus on Turkey and the Middle East as the markets are expected to grow.

Spring 2015 color cosmetics trend: blue eyes

16-Dec-2014 - Speaking in New York City last week, makeup artist Rick DiCecca shared some insight into spring trends and pertinent segments in the cosmetics industry.  

Z Skin Systems launches oral and topical nutricosmetics products formulated with Zeaxanthin

16-Dec-2014 - The new skin nutrition company’s first two product lines comprise supplements and serums developed and sold for use in tandem.

Study investigates radiofrequency treatment for acne scarring

16-Dec-2014 - A team of scientists in Florida has published the latest findings in an ongoing study that is using radiofrequency technology in the treatment of acne scarring.

Custom at-home hair color company eSalon goes international

16-Dec-2014 - The California-based e-commerce company opened a London office and launched sites serving consumers in several countries.

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Evonik exec says 2015 will be the year of sustainability for the US cosmetics industry

15-Dec-2014 - a Sustainability is likely to be the defining element for the cosmetics industry in North America, according to Evonik’s North America personal care vice president, Paul Washlock, who believes that...

Cosmogen launches self-heating tubes for enhanced skin care experience

15-Dec-2014 - The packaging and applicator company has designed a new container that will warm up a personal care product before dispensing it, providing a more soothing skin care experience.

PCPC legal chief receives FDLI award

15-Dec-2014 - The Personal Care Products Council announces that its general counsel, Elizabeth Anderson, has received the 2014 Distinguished Service & Leadership Award from the Food & Drug Law Institute (FDLI) for...

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