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Shiseido to invest millions in beauty startups

13-Dec-2016 - As Shiseido prepares to invest up to ¥3 billion (€24.8 mn) in start-up ventures, the cosmetic giant’s new team will be on the lookout for technologically-advanced concepts and innovations that complement...

Almond Board of California raises investment to develop cosmetics ingredients

12-Dec-2016 - The Almond Board of California is targeting expansion into the cosmetics and personal care industry through a research initiative designed to find new uses for byproducts from almond processing.

How biotechnology has impacted the cosmetics business in 2016

12-Dec-2016 - Biotechnology continues to play an ever-increasingly important role in cosmetics formulation. Here we take a look at some of the most significant developments in this field during the past year.

EWG calls for pressure on ‘outdated’ cosmetics laws

12-Dec-2016 - The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has made a renewed call to update laws governing cosmetics products, claiming the FDA still has little authority to review the safety of chemicals in...

Hax pairs with Johnson & Johnson to create personal care accelerator programme

12-Dec-2016 - China-based Hax, which specialises in providing seed investment for hardware startups, has joined forces with personal care giant Johnson & Johnson to create a new acceleration initiative.

Euromonitor: Catch up with major trends in beauty and personal care

09-Dec-2016 - Joanna Chan, research analyst at Euromonitor International, reveals her picks of the major global trends in beauty and personal care tipped to drive the industry in the coming period.

FDA to publish adverse event data for cosmetics

08-Dec-2016 - In doing so, the agency brings a whole new level of transparency to the beauty and personal care industry, though completeness and accuracy of the reported data is at issue...

Estée Lauder, The Honest Company, Colgate, and Nestlé sign Equal Pay Pledge

08-Dec-2016 - These cosmetic and personal care companies signed on to the White House Equal Pay Pledge yesterday, helping bring the total number of businesses in the US working to reduce the...

Barbara De Laere joins The Estée Lauder Companies

08-Dec-2016 - Early this month the beauty maker announced that De Laere—who’s held several VP and GM roles with L’Oréal over the past 15+ years—has taken on the challenge of growing Estée Lauder’s Aveda...

France backing beauty with investment scheme

08-Dec-2016 - A French funding and development organisation recently launched a new ‘Performance Accelerator’ programme, and picked out ingredients manufacturer Alban Muller as one of its first companies to back.

The Beauty Industry Awards are now open for submissions

07-Dec-2016 - The most comprehensive and far-reaching awards for the global beauty industry are now open for submissions that will recognize the most outstanding achievements.

Reader Survey Results

Beauty and personal care ingredient prices will go up under a Trump administration, readers tell Cosmetics Design

07-Dec-2016 - Last month Cosmetics Design ran a reader survey to gauge your sense of how the next four years will reshape the industry. The results are in—likely new policy on trade...

O.Berk acquires VPI Packaging

07-Dec-2016 - The two New Jersey – based packaging companies announced the deal this week, highlighting that O.Berk picks up VPI’s portfolio of luxury personal care products and services.

Australia partners with Amyris to create Southeast Asia biotechnology hub

07-Dec-2016 - The Queensland Government in Australia collaborates with Amyris to create a new platform for sustainable ingredient production in APAC.

China’s Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics now in full effect

06-Dec-2016 - The Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (STSC) came into full effect on 1st December, prohibiting the manufacture and import of any cosmetics that do not comply with the STSC...

Human Rights Campaign 2017 Corporate Equality Index includes personal care and cosmetics suppliers and manufacturers

06-Dec-2016 - Over 500 companies scored a perfect 100 on the advocacy group’s annual list of companies with LGBT-inclusive policies and practices, among them, Avon Products, Estée Lauder Companies, Unilever, and many...

Jane Pinda joins Fragrance West as VP of sales

06-Dec-2016 - As a fragrance sales executive, Pinda is an expert at developing business in new territories and identifying opportunities for growth. Fragrance West calls this a “strategic move to further fortify...

Avon headquarters leaves the US

06-Dec-2016 - As of January 2017 the direct-sales beauty company known as Avon Products will operate it global business from offices in the UK. And just this month, Avon announced the appointment...

Price determines where 87% of consumers buy cosmetic and grooming products, says Harris Poll

05-Dec-2016 - Data released this month on cross channel beauty and grooming product sales shows where consumers are buying various categories of product as well as what they like more about in-store...

Pamela Baxter and Terry Darland took the stage at CEW Leadership Power Hour

05-Dec-2016 - Last week at the Hearst Tower in New York City, the two business women shared insights, wisdom, and anecdotes from their decades of success in the cosmetic, fragrance, and personal...

Estée Lauder releases 2016 Future Beautiful report

05-Dec-2016 - The report highlights the beauty makers’ corporate responsibility goals and initiatives: “We believe that citizenship and sustainability are essential to our success as a business and our responsibilities as a...

Emily Weiss’s beauty brand Glossier just raised millions in series B funding

01-Dec-2016 - With this investment, the digitally native skin care and makeup company has plans to take its community global, open retail stores, and launch product in additional personal care and cosmetic...

Has the next generation of makeup applicator arrived?

01-Dec-2016 - Molly Cosmetics would like to think so. That company’s SiliSponge is making waves in the popular beauty press and generating quite a bit of buzz in the digital and social...


Two Views: Educating the cosmetic chemists of tomorrow

01-Dec-2016 - Online learning and in-lab training both have their advantages. For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design checked in with a pair of educators about how tomorrow’s cosmetic scientists and...

Euromonitor: colour cosmetics top industry thanks to emerging markets

01-Dec-2016 - Euromonitor, market research firm, has released new data that shows colour cosmetics are dominating in Europe and the Middle East and Africa regions.

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