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Top Trends for 2016

Top ten cosmetic industry trends to look out for in 2016

23-Dec-2015 - The Cosmetics Design USA team has put together a list of the top ten trends to look out for in 2016 and here they all are in this latest edition...

Trends in 2015 and looking ahead to 2016

Top-hitting trend articles in 2015 and looking ahead to 2016

23-Dec-2015 - In our final post of 2015 the Cosmetics Design team is bringing you a selection of the biggest trends that we have covered over the course of the year, as...

Editori's Picks 2015

Editor’s picks for 2015 – the most impactful articles of the year

22-Dec-2015 - Welcome to the Editor’s Picks for 2015 – a selection of the most far-reaching and popular articles the Cosmetics Design has published over the course of this fast-moving and fascinating year.

LORAC announces partnership with Encore Consumer Capital

21-Dec-2015 - The California-based prestige color cosmetics brand will ring in the New Year with a new CEO and an infusion of capital meant to ensure continued innovative product development.

US Senate passes microbead ban

21-Dec-2015 - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the bill—which would definitively ban the use of microbeads in beauty products and personal care formulations—that was unanimously passed last Friday and now is...

US regulators question Walgreen Boots Alliance merger

21-Dec-2015 - Federal antitrust regulators have requested further information from Walgreens and Boots Alliance on their plans to merge two drugstore chains to create a $17 billion business.

Coty appoints new role: senior vice president of corporate affairs

21-Dec-2015 - Coty executives have made the decision to create a new senior executive position putting Andraea Dawson-Shepard in the role of senior vice president, corporate affairs.

Euromonitor explores what’s hot and how it will influence the beauty sector…

18-Dec-2015 - As 2015 draws to a close, spoke with Irina Barbalova, Global Head of Beauty & Personal Care at Euromonitor International, to discuss the key influencers in the industry right...

Gillette files infringement lawsuit against Dollar Shave Club

17-Dec-2015 - Procter & Gamble is well known for fiercely guarding what it sees as its intellectual property and this time it’s after Dollar Shave Club for allegedly infringing on its razor...

Survey highlights specialty brands catching up on the top US color cosmetics players

17-Dec-2015 - A new survey highlights that mainstream color cosmetics players continue to dominate the category in the US, while revealing the specialty brands that are making the most gains.

New testing procedures for effective nail care product development

17-Dec-2015 - At this year’s annual SCC meeting in New York City, Yelena Loginova of Coty presented a multidimensional approach to evaluating nail product efficacy that could help formulators back resulting product...

Avon North America will be a privately held company in 2016

17-Dec-2015 - This morning, Avon announced its acceptance of a $605m equity investment from Cerberus Capital Management that will help the direct-sales beauty company develop further internationally, deliver value to shareholders, and...

L’Oréal finds new method to evaluate efficacy of dispensing systems to avoid contamination

17-Dec-2015 - L’Oréal research, carried out with Ghent University in Belgium, has identified a new protocol for evaluating the efficacy of some dispensing systems in the microbial protection of water-based preservative-free cosmetic...

Beauty of Giving luncheon opens a door to corporate social responsibility

16-Dec-2015 - The annual CEW charity auction supports Cancer + Careers, a non-profit that empowers people with cancer to thrive at work, and stands as a commendable opportunity for the industry to...

P&G sustainability report focuses on renewables

16-Dec-2015 - Procter & Gamble has published its 17th annual sustainability report, sending out a clear message that renewable energy and materials are an integral part of its goals, moving towards 2020.

IFF updates corporate image in time for the New Year

16-Dec-2015 - This month the fragrance and flavors manufacturer rolled out a new look and new mission that puts innovation first and is meant to position the company as the go-to industry...

Could advances in morphogenesis lead to the next big thing in cosmetics formulation?

16-Dec-2015 - A group of researchers say that a new method of morphogenesis could take the development of many oil-in-water cosmetic and personal care formulations to the next level.

Exclusive interview

Communicating science is 'essential' and will better inform consumers

16-Dec-2015 - In order to avoid misinforming consumers the science behind a product needs to be communicated according to unisex youth brand Sam Farmer, but the problem is there is no direct...

More than 200 women named in lawsuit against Wen hair care

15-Dec-2015 - Chaz Dean, celebrity hair stylist and owner of the Wen hair care line, has been named in a lawsuit that claims more than 200 women from over 40 states have...

Nanolive 3D Cell Explorer microscope comes to market this month

15-Dec-2015 - Yesterday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cell Biology, the living cell tomography company debuted its new microscope, which lets researchers work with cells like never before.

WorldStar Packaging Awards for health and beauty announced

15-Dec-2015 - The WorldStar Awards for health and beauty have been announced, ahead of specialized award winners which will be revealed in January, and it seems The Americas have been left behind by stiff...

A new era of industrial competitiveness hits South Korea thanks to a step-up in innovation

15-Dec-2015 - Innovative R&D capabilities and tech savvy cosmetics brands have boosted South Korea's reputation around the globe which has ushered in a new era of industrial competitiveness for the country....

Private equity company buys up maker of Bliss skin care

14-Dec-2015 - Steiner Leisure Limited, owner of a portfolio of well-known skin and hair care brands, has been bought by consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton.

DuPont and Dow merger set to form mega chemical company

14-Dec-2015 - DuPont and Dow are to merge with the intention of forming three divisions that will include a material science business as the focus for cosmetics and personal care ingredients, that will eventually be spun off...

L’Oréal CEO bags WWD Visionary of the Year Beauty Inc Award

14-Dec-2015 - Paul Agon, who heads up the world’s biggest cosmetic company,  L’Oréal, has received WWD’s Beauty Inc 2015 Vision of the Year award for 2015.

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