All news articles for April 2015

Analysing the motivations behind sun tanning and UV exposure

Analysing the motivations behind sun tanning and UV exposure

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

In Europe and the West, tanned skin can be seen as desirable and a sign of good health or wealth, and even beauty, and according to a university researcher, the motivations behind tanning can be influential between using safer product alternatives or...

Federal microbead-free bill set for May 1st hearing

Federal microbead-free bill set for May 1st hearing

By Simon Pitman

The proposed Microbead-Free Waters Acts aiming to limit the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetic and personal care formulations at a Federal level is set to be heard this Friday, May 1st.

MopTop hair care for curls goes retail

MopTop hair care for curls goes retail

By Deanna Utroske

The salon-centered brand is moving beyond the professional market and launching a new line of products to be sold across the US in grocery and discount retail locations.  

Innovative brands are advancing multifunction sun care

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Innovative brands are advancing multifunction sun care

By Deanna Utroske

Cosmetics Design checked in with a couple of experts to discover how the latest products in this category are driving sales by inspiring more consumers to use sun care products every day while simultaneously meeting some basic cosmetic and skin care requirements.

Has Estée Lauder forgotten about advertising?

Has Estée Lauder forgotten about advertising?

By Simon Pitman

Estée Lauder was powering ahead of its competitors with breakneck speed until recently, but an analyst’s note underlines the need to spend more on promotional activities to secure a return to growth.

The lowdown on global sunscreen regulation

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The lowdown on global sunscreen regulation

By Simon Pitman

When it comes to regulation, cosmetic and personal care professionals will often cite sun care as one of the most challenging categories to gain global compliance. We spoke Carl Geffken, president of Carl Geffken Consultants to discover the key areas...