All news articles for June 2014

FDA warning for over the counter acne treatments

FDA warning for over the counter acne treatments

By Lucy Whitehouse

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against over the counter acne treatments, noting that severe allergic reactions can result from the usage of certain acne products, and these reactions have the potential to be lethal.

Sephora ups its game in US JC Penney

Sephora ups its game in US JC Penney

By Michelle Yeomans

Sephora continues its worldwide expansion with the opening of 13 outlets at JC Penney stores across the US this month.

Biomimetics present beauty brands with a great opportunity

Biomimetics present beauty brands with a great opportunity

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The opportunities in product development that biomimetics offer are exciting, but beauty brands also have to know how to talk to their customers about how these ingredients are helping to better their beauty products.

L'Oreal France chief details positive Cosmetics Europe outlook

Talks with the top: Loïc Armand details his positive cosmetics outlook

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

As Cosmetics Europe announced that President of L’Oréal France, Loïc Armand, will take the reins as its President for the 2014 -2016 term, CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com was given an exclusive interview with the new boss - and his outlook is very positive.

Natural shift as consumers opt for sensitive skin care

Natural shift as consumers opt for sensitive skin care

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

It is the common belief that most of us have sensitive skin, and now, according to Mintel's Global New Products Database (GNPD), ‘ultra-gentle’ face care products are the most sought after.

Inolex wins Frost & Sullivan award for natural emulsifier

Inolex wins Frost & Sullivan award for natural emulsifier

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Chemicals company Inolex has been awarded the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Global Personal Care Product Innovation Leadership Award for its emulsifier, Emulsense, as the demand for ‘natural’ products continues.

TTIP US - EU trade talks look positive

EU-US trade talks look positive, and cosmetics is on the agenda

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The European Commission will host a sixth round of EU-US trade talks next month on a new trade and investment deal, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP; and the outlook is positive as Europe is in a strong position.

A roundup of the latest methods in preserving cosmetics packaging

A roundup of the latest methods in preserving cosmetics packaging

By Michelle Yeomans

Flexible plastic packaging is gradually taking the place of traditional glassware in cosmetics. However; in some aspects the performance isn't as flexible. Here’s a look at some of the best ways to preserve cosmetics packaging. 

FDA dedicates section of website to paraben safety

FDA dedicates section of website to paraben safety

By Michelle Yeomans

In an effort to answer whether there are safety concerns related to parabens in cosmetics, the FDA has set up a section on its website to address pressing questions from consumers.