All news articles for January 2017

cosmetics retailer Ulta Beauty establishes holding company

Ulta Beauty establishes its own holding company

By Deanna Utroske

As of January 29, the cosmetics retailer has reorganized its company structure, and Ulta executives believe that the business will be more efficient in this new configuration.

Croda releases new data on bond multiplying hair care system

Croda releases new data on bond multiplying hair care system

By Deanna Utroske

The specialty chemical company has completed its latest round of testing on the Croda Plex multistep hair repair formulation system—a system in the same vein as Olaplex or L’Oreal Professional Smartbond. And Croda’s makes not only bond multiplying claims...

Is there room for innovation in the deodorant category?

Is there room for innovation in the deodorant category?

By Deanna Utroske

Natural, niche, and startup personal care brands regularly advance new deodorant formats and formulations. Among the latest attempts to disrupt the deodorant market is Switch Fresh, a patented redesign of the conventional container that could significantly...

Personal care industry executives from Dow and J&J  meet with Trump

Personal care industry executives meet with Trump

By Deanna Utroske

Last week the new President met with 12 business leaders, among them the CEO of Johnson & Johnson. Cosmetics Design reached out to Gorsky to find out how he’ll be representing the cosmetics and personal care industry in these meetings going forward.

Unilever launches women’s anti-dandruff shampoo

Unilever launches women’s anti-dandruff shampoo

By Deanna Utroske

The company’s Dove brand has just announced a new collection of hair care products positioned to compete directly with P&G’s popular Head & Shoulders brand of anti-dandruff shampoo.

Sourcing personal care ingredients from hemp getting easier

Sourcing personal care ingredients from hemp getting easier

By Deanna Utroske

As more states make headway on farming and research initiatives, more hemp and hemp derivatives will make their way to market as beauty and personal care ingredients. Recent government actions in Kentucky and Alaska are a small part of what’s to come...

WestRock acquires Multi Packaging Solutions International

WestRock acquires Multi Packaging Solutions International

By Deanna Utroske

WestRock is strategically selling and buying businesses to specialize in paper and corrugated packaging solutions. Two deals this week help the company do just that, while continuing to serve the cosmetics and personal care market.