All news articles for October 2017

 Why culture is proving influential in fragrance marketing

Fragrance Special Newsletter

Why culture is proving influential in fragrance marketing

By Natasha Spencer

In our special newsletter on fragrance, science and innovation, we explore how culture is proving a popular brand story for many companies in APAC, to help communicate values and appeal to changing and growing consumer needs.

2017 Green Beauty Barometer data now available

2017 Green Beauty Barometer data now available

By Deanna Utroske

Skin care brand Kari Gran has announced the results of its third annual Green Beauty Barometer survey, conducted in partnership with Harris Poll. The new data shows what ingredients natural cosmetics and personal care shoppers avoid, what categories they...

Indie Beauty Profile LaKeisha A. Entsuah Elements of Aliel

Indie Beauty Profile

LaKeisha A. Entsuah, Elements of Aliel

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, LaKeisha A. Entsuah, founder of Elements of Aliel, speaks without pretention about her skin care line inspired by the hope of motherhood, enriched by Ghanaian culture, and formulated with signature ingredients like African...

image courtesy of Madison Reed

Madison Reed gets financing for media and retail expansion

By Deanna Utroske

The hair color startup, led by CEO Amy Errett, announced this month that it’s accepted another $25m in venture capital funding, moneys that will let the company’s brick-and-mortar footprint expand exponentially over the next two years.

SCC annual scientific meeting and tech showcase preview

SCC annual scientific meeting and tech showcase preview

By Deanna Utroske

The National Society of Cosmetic Chemists will host its annual program in December at a new venue in NYC. This week, Cosmetics Design spoke with Anna Langerveld, the organization’s 2017 chair, to find out what’s in the works for this year’s two-day event....

Digital. Natural. Beautiful. Alban Muller mask video

Digital. Natural. Beautiful.

By Deanna Utroske

Today, personal care and cosmetic ingredient makers know that all things green, bio-based, and alternative are of great interest to the beauty manufacturers they serve. And yet, this is the digital age. How are beauty ingredient companies to engage in...

Dr. Mariana Royer, CEO and founder of Bio Forextra

Lucas Meyer partnership leads to new line of bark extracts

By Simon Pitman

Last year Lucas Meyer formed a partnership with bark extracts specialist Bio Forextra Labs. Just over a year later the companies are together launching a portfolio of three impressive ingredients with impressive claims.

L'Oréal USA honored by the EPA

L'Oréal USA honored by the EPA

By Deanna Utroske

This week at an event in New York City, the US Environmental Protection Agency presented its annual Green Power Leadership Awards. For L'Oréal, the honor is validation of the beauty maker’s efforts to be an industry leader not only in the cosmetics...

Firmenich leads the way biotech fragrance

Firmenich leads the way on biotech fragrance

By Simon Pitman

Firmenich has been an early pioneer in harbouring biotechnology to advance its portfolio of fragrance ingredients, a move that has also helped to increase efficiencies and cut its environmental impact.

Natural Notes: Where fragrance fits in the natural beauty niche

Natural Notes: Where fragrance fits in the natural beauty niche

By Deanna Utroske

Perfume, parfum, eau de toilette, cologne, body spray, essential oils—all of these are coming into conversation with the natural beauty movement. And earlier in the fragrance supply chain natural sourcing initiatives are getting very interesting.

Expert predictions for key fragrance trends ahead

Special Newsletter: Fragrance Science & Innovation

Expert predictions for key fragrance trends ahead

By Lucy Whitehouse

We take a look at the key expert opinions on where the fragrance category is heading, including predictions and market data insights.

Croda to make bio-based non-ionic surfactant in the US

Croda to make bio-based non-ionic surfactant in the US

By Deanna Utroske

The specialty chemical company announced a new production capability of its New Castle, Delaware, facility this week. Croda, a multinational firm that serves a full spectrum of industries, will be offering the new biotech ingredient as a green option...

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