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Will King fights for personal care players in sluggish male grooming sector

Will King fights for personal care players in sluggish male grooming sector

The rambunctious founder of UK men’s grooming brand King of Shaves says he disagrees with the suggestion that the big personal care players do not know how to communicate with men.

Published: 08-Apr-2014

Mibelle Biochemistry unveils anti-ageing snow algae extract

Mibelle Biochemistry unveils anti-ageing snow algae extract

Dr Fred Zülli

Managing Director Biochemistry - Mibelle Biochemistry

An extract of snow algae can protect the skin against environmental stress factors and improve the barrier function and has been developed by Mibelle Biochemistry. Here, Dr Fred Zülli gives Cosmetics Design an exclusive insight.

Published: 19-Feb-2014

Merck launches new skin care actives

Merck launches new skin care actives

Dr Dagmar Kleefeld

Global Marketing Manager Cosmetics - Merck Performance Materials

Ingredients supplier Merck has launched new cosmetics actives and invited CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com down to give us an exclusive insight on the skin care ingredients.

Published: 01-Oct-2013

Spincontrol lifts the lid on how wellbeing can be harnessed to develop cosmetics

Spincontrol lifts the lid on how wellbeing can be harnessed to develop cosmetics

Dr. Arnaud Aubert

For a number of years France-based research company Spincontrol has been delving deeper and deeper into the subject area of wellbeing in an attempt to discover how more effective and targeted cosmetic and personal care products can be developed.

Published: 20-Oct-2011

HallStar chief talks about expanding into the naturals arena

HallStar chief talks about expanding into the naturals arena

CosmeticsDesign.com USA spoke to John Paro, CEO of specialty chemical player HallStar, who explained the added value that the company is expecting to achieve from its move into the naturals arena.

Published: 31-May-2011

Sustainability and design dominate discussion as Luxe pack New York continues to grow

Sustainability and design dominate discussion as Luxe pack New York continues to grow

Fanny Monod

Marketing Manager - IDICE (Show organisers)

As Luxe pack New York boasted its largest ever exhibitor list, CosmeticsDesign.com USA caught up with the show organizers to discuss the key themes and trends, and how the show had progressed over the years.

Published: 25-May-2011

GreenPalm issues sustainable palm oil production plea

GreenPalm issues sustainable palm oil production plea

Bob Norman

General manager - GreenPalm

At the recent in-cosmetics show in Milan, CosmeticsDesign caught up with Bob Norman of GreenPalm to discuss the need for cosmetic companies to support the sustainable production of palm oil.

Published: 15-Apr-2011

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

Jacques Dikansky

President and chief executive officer - Naturex

Naturex will expand again in 2011 with several “€5-20m” targets, 1.5 years after completing the €110m integration of Spanish supplier Natraceutical that made the French botanical extracts supplier the biggest in the world.

Published: 04-Apr-2011

Unpacking bioplastics’ environmental footprint

Unpacking bioplastics’ environmental footprint

Steve Davies

Marketing Director - Natureworks

Bioplastics are increasingly seen as a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based resins; but, as with many materials, questions surround their environmental footprint. CosmeticsDesign.com USA spoke to Steve Davies of Natureworks to get some of the facts behind its bioresin, Ingeo.

Published: 21-Mar-2011

MWV keeps costs down as raw materials prices increase

MWV keeps costs down as raw materials prices increase

Angel Fernandez-Carbonell

Plant Manager - Barcelona - MeadWestvaco (MWV)

As polypropylene prices are close to hitting all time highs, CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com spoke to packaging supplier MWV’s Barcelona plant manager Angel Fernandez-Carbonell about how the plant is keeping its costs and environmental footprint down.

Published: 22-Feb-2011

Puig ramps up production to meet success of Paco Rabanne 1 Million

Puig ramps up production to meet success of Paco Rabanne 1 Million

Olivier Boutaud

Site director - Puig

Following the phenomenal success of Puig's Paco Rabanne 1 Million fragrance, Olivier Boutaud, director of the company's production facility at Chartre, France, explains how production was ramped up to meet the demand.

Published: 10-Dec-2010

Ethically sourcing ingredients must be transparent, says Beraca

Ethically sourcing ingredients must be transparent, says Beraca

Filipe Sabará

Commercial Director - Beraca

In a month that has seen biodiversity under the microscope, CosmeticsDesign.com USA spoke with Filipe Sabará, commercial director at Beraca, to get his views on how ingredients sourcing can help conservation and development efforts.

Published: 15-Nov-2010

Beauty from Within 2010 conference is Monday

Beauty from Within 2010 conference is Monday

The Beauty from Within conference, brought to you by CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com and NutraIngredients.com, is only a week away and will uncover how you can get the most out of this emerging sector.

Published: 05-Oct-2010

HBA plans to open its doors again in June 2011

HBA plans to open its doors again in June 2011

Jill Birkett

Business director, beauty & wellness industry - HBA

As HBA 2010 closed its doors CosmeticsDesign.com USA interviewed event director Jill Birkett to find out about the highlights of the show and to discover more about the reasons behind rescheduling next year's event in the month of June.

Published: 04-Oct-2010

Nutricosmetics should be distributed as cosmetics products

Nutricosmetics should be distributed as cosmetics products

Séphane Delahaye

Co-founder - Innovabio

In the first part of this nutricosmetics series, we explore why edible beauty is tipped for significant growth. But success will only be found if the products are associated with cosmetics brands and sold in selective distribution channels, according to Innovabio.

Published: 24-Aug-2010

Encapsulation technology can increase SPF of organic sunscreens

Encapsulation technology can increase SPF of organic sunscreens

Tycho Speaker

President - Capsulent

An encapsulation technology that can be engineered to not release the capsules’ contents can be used to halt degradation of UV filters and increase SPF in organic sunscreens.

Published: 14-Jun-2010

Dow Personal Care makes customer-centric pledge

Dow Personal Care makes customer-centric pledge

Lionel Genix

marketing director - Dow Personal Care

Lionel Genix, marketing director at Dow Personal Care spoke to CosmeticsDesign.com USA to outline how the company has redesigned its business strategy to focus on the customer, as well as outlining some of the company’s latest product launches.

Published: 03-Jun-2010

Formulators need more green ingredients to work with: Estée Lauder exec

Formulators need more green ingredients to work with: Estée Lauder exec

Dr Liliana George

Executive Director of Strategic Developments, R&D - The Estée Lauder Companies

When the palette of ingredients respecting green chemistry principles expands there will be ‘exceptional’ green product development, according to Estée Lauder’s Dr Liliana George.

Published: 02-Jun-2010

Knoll Packaging unwraps the costs and benefits of sustainable options

Knoll Packaging unwraps the costs and benefits of sustainable options

Jeremy Cohen, Joanna Sasso

CEO, VP Operations - Knoll Packaging

New sustainable materials and technologies need to be evaluated to really understand what they can bring to a product, according to luxury rigid box manufacturer, Knoll Packaging.

Published: 01-Jun-2010

Estee Lauder exec explores how to create luxury packaging, sustainably

Estee Lauder exec explores how to create luxury packaging, sustainably

John Delfausse

Chief Environmental Officer - Corporate Packaging - Estee Lauder

Sustainable packaging and luxury can be combined but it’s a multi-player game, requiring action from retailers, suppliers, brands and consumers, according to Estée Lauder packaging executive John Delfausse.

Published: 14-May-2010

Success for cosmetics industry over Candelilla trade regulations

Success for cosmetics industry over Candelilla trade regulations

Marceil Yeater

Chief of Legal Affairs and Trade Policy Support - CITES Secreteriat

Lipstick products ready for retail trade containing candelilla wax no longer need to be accompanied by a certificate that proves their transportation adheres to international regulations.

Published: 21-Apr-2010

Mintel's Nica Lewis discusses innovation influences and formulation challenges

Mintel's Nica Lewis discusses innovation influences and formulation challenges

Nica Lewis

Head Consultant - Mintel Beauty Innovations

With influences for innovation in the cosmetics industry coming from many areas, market research company Mintel has identified four key beauty trends for 2010.

Published: 19-Apr-2010

Grass-based polypropylene packaging reduces carbon footprint

Grass-based polypropylene packaging reduces carbon footprint

Alexandre Poignant

CEO - Cosmeco

A new polypropylene-based material that combines natural grass waste is the secret behind a cosmetic packaging with a significantly reduced environmental footprint.

Published: 08-Feb-2010

Pushing for sustainable packaging should not bypass materials we already have

Pushing for sustainable packaging should not bypass materials we already have

Nicholas Thorne

Innovation and development director - Alcan Packaging Beauty

Highlighting resource use of the packaging and pushing for more recyclable materials might be a step in the right direction but we should not forget petrochemical-based materials that already exist and may have a better environmental profile than those currently used, according to Alcan's Nicholas Thorne.

Published: 27-Jan-2010

Nanoencapsulation can bring 'dramatic' savings for formulators

Nanoencapsulation can bring 'dramatic' savings for formulators

Ken Chomistek

Research Engineer - Microfluidics

Nanoencapsulation can make significant savings for formulators as it can reduce the amount of active ingredients needed, according to Ken Chomistek, a research engineer with Microfluidics.

Published: 03-Nov-2009