All news articles for February 2016

Is cactus from Mexico the next big personal care ingredient?

Is cactus from Mexico the next big personal care ingredient?

By Deanna Utroske

International beauty rituals inspire consumers to use products with novel and seemingly exotic ingredients. Cactus seed oil has been gaining in popularity for years, and now Mexico is looking to export prickly pear derivatives and perhaps some of the...

New FDA commissioner confirmed

New FDA commissioner confirmed

By Deanna Utroske

Dr. Robert Califf now leads the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration. The cardiologist-by-training is expected to focus much more on issues of food, drug, and tobacco regulation than on cosmetics.  

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J&J loses in court, talcum powder linked to cancer

By Deanna Utroske

This week, a Missouri jury found the company liable for fraud, negligence, and conspiracy in a case brought by Jacqueline Fox and litigated by family members, following her death last October.

PBA Beauty Pitch 2016 opens up to entries

PBA Beauty Pitch 2016 opens up to entries

By Simon Pitman

Building on the immense success of last year’s Professional Beauty Association Beauty Pitch, part of the Cosmoprof Las Vegas event, the organizers have recently opened up for entries to this year’s competition.

Cetaphil enters men’s skin care market

Cetaphil enters men’s skin care market

By Deanna Utroske

The up-to-date product line will help the brand reach new consumers and bodes well for the men’s category as a whole—a reliable brand like Cetaphil catering to this demographic only corroborates market research projections for the category.

Borghese preps for brand relaunch, appoints global president

Borghese preps for brand relaunch, appoints global president

By Deanna Utroske

The cosmetics and skin care company intends to energize its product lines by focusing on direct-to-consumer platforms and global distribution, a strategy laid out by the ‘brand builder’ newly in charge at Borghese.

per-fékt beauty gets capital investment from CDG

per-fékt beauty gets capital investment from CDG

By Deanna Utroske

The Cosmetics Design Group (a company with no affiliation to this publication) has bought a majority stake in the successful indie brand, and going forward the two companies will essentially act as partners.