All news articles for June 2017

Proving claims to maximise on beauty trends

Proving claims to maximise on beauty trends

By Lucy Whitehouse

Ahead of a new Open Academy for the industry in Europe, we caught up with one of the speakers on the challenges facing formulators in the region when it comes to cosmetics testing.

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Keystone Industries acquires Make Up My Cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

It’s a matter of one contract manufacturer buying another. In this case, the cosmetics division of Keystone Research & Pharmaceutical specializes in nail polish and related products. And that company gains much broader color cosmetic capabilities...

Australia prepares to replace cosmetics regulation NICNAS

Australia prepares to replace cosmetics regulation NICNAS

By Natasha Spencer

The present National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) cosmetics regulation, which covers a wide range of chemicals including cosmetics, will be reformed from 1st July 2018.

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St. Ives blends up beauty in New York City

By Deanna Utroske

The Unilever brand has set up a pop-up mixing bar in the city this summer. And everyone who drop in can get involved in not only shopping for, but also formulating, mixing, and marketing the brand’s signature skin care products.  

Deanna Utroske, Senior Correspondent for Cosmetics Design (image courtesy of Mouth Media Network)

Listen to Cosmetics Design on Beauty is Your Business

By Deanna Utroske

Senior Correspondent Deanna Utroske is the guest on the latest edition of Beauty is Your Business, in which she chats with the podcast’s hosts about the indie beauty revolution, the latest ingredient trends, and much more. Take a break from the daily...

A primer on luxury branding

A primer on luxury branding

By Deanna Utroske

Last week, the global law firm Dorsey & Whitney held an event at its New York City offices about Investing in Brand Value. Expert panelists weighed in on the importance of living your brand, the potential of dormant brands, and the benefit of learning...

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bareMinerals launches an app with MatchCo technology

By Deanna Utroske

MADE-2-FIT is the first app from Shiseido since the multinational beauty company acquired MatchCo in January. Designed expressly for use on the iPhone, it’s now available to color cosmetics consumers on the App Store

Indie Beauty Profile Lea Anne Christine Fulton L.A. Christine

Indie Beauty Profile

Lea Anne Christine Fulton, L.A. Christine

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lea Anne Christine Fulton, founder of L.A. Christine, talks about her brand’s version of multi-channel retail, which spans pop-ups and direct TV, and she describes how her Finish heritage infuses everything about the brand,...

Avon Products says this is the last leadership change, for now

Avon Products says this is the last leadership change, for now

By Deanna Utroske

This week the direct sales beauty company announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer. And in making the announcement, Avon Products assured investors, the industry, and the public that the company is now moving full speed ahead toward...