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Indie Beauty Expo goes to Los Angeles in January

22-Dec-2016 - The leading personal care and cosmetics event for independent brands is happening in LA next month and will include a new feature called Indie Connect, an educational and networking forum...


Two Views: Developing a color cosmetics palette

22-Dec-2016 - For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design reached out to two creative professionals—Michelle Rotbart, who works with an agency, and Marisa Fazzina, who works independently—to weigh in about the...

Outstanding beauty and personal care brand innovations of 2016

22-Dec-2016 - Cosmetics Design has gathered up the most compelling products and technologies we’ve covered over the past year. It’s an assortment of innovations in fragrance, color cosmetics, and skin care developed...

Cheryl Heinonen leaves Avon – sort of – for Macy’s

21-Dec-2016 - The direct sales beauty company is losing its senior vice president of corporate relations and chief communications officer on January 1st, but she’s continuing on with one of her Avon...

2016 fragrance packaging trends that will still matter in the New Year

21-Dec-2016 - Novelty beauty packaging comes and goes, but a few trends Cosmetics Design covered this year will carry over into 2017—for fine fragrance and perhaps some other categories as well.

Top ten cosmetic and personal care trends for 2017

21-Dec-2016 - Cosmetics Design looks ahead to throw some light on the trends that are likely to impact the cosmetics and personal care industry the most throughout the course of 2017.

Eurofragance opens Singapore fragrance facility

21-Dec-2016 - Spanish fragrance designer and manufacturer, Eurofragance, inaugurates its Singapore plant as part of its corporate strategy to access growth opportunities in APAC.

Don't forget to make your submission to the Beauty Industry Awards!

20-Dec-2016 - The first submissions are coming in for the Beauty Industry Awards so you don't want to miss out on getting your own entries into this industry leading competition that will...

Living Proof to become a Unilever brand in 2017

20-Dec-2016 - The multinational consumer goods company announced plans this month to acquire Living Proof, a prestige hair care company best known, perhaps, for being co-owned by businesswoman and actress Jennifer Aniston.

P&G debuts Citizenship Report

20-Dec-2016 - The consumer packaged goods company’s annual sustainability report has been replaced for 2016 with a Citizenship Report covering environmental sustainability, gender equality, community impact, and more.

The Leaping Bunny Logo turns 20

20-Dec-2016 - It was in 1996 that the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics debuted its rabbit logo for so-called cruelty free products, those made without testing on animals.

New silica plant coming to Tennessee

19-Dec-2016 - Chemical maker Wacker announced this month that the company will build a new production facility in Charleston, Tennessee; a project that will expand silica production by over 10,000 metric tons.

The Future Laboratory identifies ‘Top Beauty Ingredients to Watch’

19-Dec-2016 - The trend forecasting consultancy has just released its annual beauty futures report, which includes a list of color cosmetic, skin care, and hair care ingredients that are on the rise.

TricorBraun prepares for lip balm research project

19-Dec-2016 - The package maker announced plans this month to conduct research and gather consumer data that TricorBraun designers will then use to create functional, compelling packaging solutions for lip care.

Ingredient maker J.M. Huber sells off silica business

15-Dec-2016 - In a deal announced this week, specialty chemical company Evonik has acquired the J.M. Huber silica business for more than $600m. It’s a transaction that will up the company’s position...

EWG puts pressure on FDA with hair care lawsuit

15-Dec-2016 - This week the Environmental Working Group along with Women’s Voices for the Earth filed suit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia in an effort to motivate...

Beauty and personal care industry poised for consolidation, shows AT Kearney data

15-Dec-2016 - The global management consulting firm published a report this month that considers the necessity and value of M&A activity as well as what the current industry growth pattern means for...

News focus

Anti-pollution claims: how to test them?

15-Dec-2016 - With no single, clear definition for the anti-pollution trend, how can brands test their ingredients and finished products for efficacy when it comes to protection claims? We get an industry...

AkzoNobel to make MCA in India

14-Dec-2016 - The specialty chemical maker has struck a deal with Atul to manufacture monochloroacetic acid, an ingredient used in multiple industries, including cosmetics. 

Amyris and Nikkol partner up on skin care ingredient development

14-Dec-2016 - The dynamic, California-based biotech firm is making beauty news again, this time for a joint venture (announced on Tuesday) with Nikkol, a specialty chemical company out of Japan, which is...

P&G settles patent infringement lawsuit with Edgewell Personal Care

14-Dec-2016 - The suit, filed in August, was about P&G’s Mach3 and Edgewell’s newly launched, similar Schick PL. This week’s settlement deal comes closely on the heels of an announcement that P&G...

China’s cosmetics production license deadline approaches

14-Dec-2016 - Chinese cosmetics manufacturers must exchange or obtain a Cosmetic Production License before 31st December 2016 to continue manufacturing activities.

Welch's and Blue Marble Biomaterials team up on fragrance and cosmetic ingredients

13-Dec-2016 - The grape juice maker has a plan to turn its side stream components into biochemicals for use in beauty product formulations; to do so Welch’s has partnered with petrochemical replacements...

Cancer and Careers honors Laura Geller at CEW Beauty of Giving event

13-Dec-2016 - The CEW Foundation hosts an annual luncheon and auction event to raise funds and awareness for its Cancer and Careers non-profit program. And, this year’s event brought in over $700,000.

Pantone names Butter London US beauty partner of 2017

13-Dec-2016 - The color standards company, based in Carlstadt, New Jersey, has teamed up with color cosmetics brand Butter London on a collection of product, featuring the 2017 Pantone color of the year.

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