All news articles for June 2016

The Beauty Pitch 2016 finalists have been announced

The Beauty Pitch 2016 finalists have been announced

By Deanna Utroske

Winners of the 2nd annual competition will be decided in Las Vegas, Nevada, latter this month in conjunction with the Professional Beauty Association’s Beauty Week events and Cosmoprof North America.

Meeting consumer demands for ‘waterless’ products

Meeting consumer demands for ‘waterless’ products

By Belinda Carli, director of The Institute of Personal Care Science

Consumers are increasingly looking to balance their use of products with an environmental conscience, and we’re seeing this demand met by a new wave of products being promoted as ‘waterless’.

Infuser image courtesy of BioMod Concepts

Infusers — a whole new category of beauty product

By Deanna Utroske

A unique, reusable delivery system that promises to optimize cosmetic science and applicator design for results far beyond what creams or wet masks can provide, infusers are the creation of BioMod Concepts. To find out more, Cosmetics Design interviewed...

Trends from numerous beauty categories influence wipes market

Trends from numerous beauty categories influence wipes market

By Deanna Utroske

From ongoing innovation in facial skin care and cleansing to an intriguing new launch in hair care, the wipes market continues to grow. And industry experts are advising companies that make wipes to “think outside the box.”

Helene F. Rutledge joins New Avon LLC as Chief Innovation Officer

Helene F. Rutledge joins New Avon LLC as Chief Innovation Officer

By Deanna Utroske

At the start of this month, the North American direct sales beauty company installed a new board chairman. Yesterday, the New Avon leadership team gained a head of R&D who will oversee strategy, partnerships, and new product development.

Cosmetics company Shiseido Americas acquires Laura Mercier and RéVive

Shiseido Americas acquires Laura Mercier and RéVive

By Deanna Utroske

Shiseido is buying Gurwitch Products (the holding company of those two makeup brands), and the deal is expected to bring the Japan-based cosmetics company closer to its ambitious 2020 sales goal of 1 trillion yen.

Revlon acquires nail polish remover brand Cutex from Coty

Revlon acquires nail polish brand Cutex

By Deanna Utroske

In a deal announced yesterday, the global cosmetics and beauty care company added the Cutex international business to its portfolio of brands. Coty gave up the nail brand as part of that company’s ongoing transformation.

L'Oréal

L'Oreal leads the way for beauty marketing on Snapchat

By Lucy Whitehouse

L’Oreal has launched a 'lens’ on Snapchat, a social media platform increasingly favoured by millennials, in an industry-leading move that again confirms the company’s digital clout.