CosmeticsDesign US: Most Popular Articles of 2023

By Cassandra Stern

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Top articles include business and financial news like synbiotech company Amyris' bankruptcy announcement, ingredient innovations like coenzyme NAD+ and microalgae, and trend data analysis like the projection for artificial nail sales to surpass nail polish for the first time. © LUMIKK555 Getty Images
Top articles include business and financial news like synbiotech company Amyris' bankruptcy announcement, ingredient innovations like coenzyme NAD+ and microalgae, and trend data analysis like the projection for artificial nail sales to surpass nail polish for the first time. © LUMIKK555 Getty Images

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Over 144,000 unique visitors visited CosmeticsDesign in 2023 to stay updated on the latest cosmetics and personal care product news – but which were our top articles of the year?

From legislative and regulatory updates regarding the implementation of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA) to deep dives on trends like the 'skinification' of personal care products and the 'tiktokification' of advertisements, innovations in product design and so much more, a lot has happened in the cosmetics and personal care product spaces in 2023.

Here is our roundup of this year's top 10 most popular CosmeticsDesign articles:

#10: Supporting cellular energy through topical NAD+ application may erase signs of aging, says skin care brand Naderma

As people age, their levels of coenzyme NAD+ naturally decrease, which slows down cellular energy and can increase signs of aging. To combat this, topical application of NAD+-containing products shows promise of effective benefits.

In this article, we spoke to Kelly Rudolph, Director of Business Development at Naderma, to learn more about topical ingredient NAD+, the coenzyme's potential impact on the cosmetics and personal care product industries as an emerging option for product formulations, and how topical Naderma products can offer consumers an innovative option for anti-aging skin care.

#9: Latest OLAY product features niacinamide + amino peptide moisturizer combo

This year, P&G skincare brand OLAY announced its new "powerhouse" moisturizer product following vigorous research and testing in response to increased consumer demand.

In this article, we spoke with Dr. Rolanda Wilkerson, Senior Director in Beauty Care at OLAY and principal scientist on the company's R&D team, for her insights on how consumer input factored into the product's innovation, development, and launch.

#8: Artificial nail sales projected to surpass nail polish sales for the first time

Gen Z consumers are a driving force behind rising artificial nail sales, but Millennials and Gen Xers are also bolstering the trend, revealed a report from NIQ earlier this year.

In this article, we interviewed Anna Mayo, VP of Beauty and Personal Care Thought Leadership at NIQ, for her insights into the key takeaways from the market research firm's report on artificial nail trends, including the available sales data supporting the growth of the artificial nail category, the average consumer profile of nail care products, and the growing appeal of artificial nails surpassing nail polish.

#7: Microalgae experiencing 'growing popularity in the US skin care market' says Mintel analyst

In this article, we sought to answer if tech-driven production was starting to overcome the affordability and availability issues that have impeded microalgae's growth as a 'blue' bioactive beauty ingredient.

To learn more, we interviewed Anna Keller, global senior beauty & personal care analyst at Mintel, who delved into the 'blue beauty' movement, the need for further research into microalgae as an effective cosmetic and personal care product ingredient, and the industry's investment in industrial microalgae cultivation technologies.

#6: New P&G product pump design can be recycled without disassembly

This year, P&G designers created a pump with an enclosed plastic spring that can be broken down in standard recycling streams without further processing.

In this article, we examined the recently filed U.S. patent for the design to better understand the current pain points with existing pump product designs, drawbacks to present alternatives, and the proposed solution's potential impact on cosmetics and personal care product manufacturers.

#5: The retail return and 'taboo' beauty: NIQ spotlights trends and topics to watch for in 2023

The return of in-store shopping, growth for 'taboo' products, and demand for at-home salon treatments are just some of the industry trends we can expect to see this year, said NIQ in this trend watch article.

In this article, CosmeticsDesign interviewed Anna Mayo, VP of Beauty and Personal Care Thought Leadership, about her cosmetic and personal care product industry trend predictions for 2023 and her insights into how 2022 industry trends would evolve over the next year.

#4: Influencers and 'tiktokification' of ads to drive digital marketing efforts in 2023

In this article, we spoke to Iced Media CEO Leslie Ann Hall, who offered her strategic advice for cosmetics and personal beauty care companies to revamp this year's digital marketing strategies.

In addition to providing her insights into some of the best ways cosmetics and personal care product companies can connect with consumers to encourage in-store shopping, she detailed the importance of in-store shopping initiatives, mobile optimization in effective social media marketing strategies, and creator-led ad campaigns for beauty brands in the year ahead.

#3: Synthetic biotech company Amyris files Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid organizational & financial restructuring

The company, which has made a significant industry impact through its Lab-to-Market technology leveraging 'state-of-the-art machine learning, robotics, and artificial intelligence, enabling the company to rapidly bring innovation to market at a commercial scale,' announced it would continue to operate through the bankruptcy and restructuring process.

In this article, we covered Amyris' announcement of its bankruptcy filing, including its confirmation of additional funding through Foris Ventures to continue operations, as well as formal statements regarding the action by the company's legal counsel and interim CEO.

#2: 'Skinification' of skin and solar care a top 10 trend to watch in 2023, says CRODA regional marketing manager

As consumers continue to educate themselves and make well-informed purchasing decisions, companies are employing new strategies to meet demand.

In this article, we interviewed Helene Hine, Global Marketing Manager, Photoprotection; Donna Peretti, Regional Marketing Manager, Personal Care; and Abhijit Bidaye, Applications Manager, Personal Care at CRODA, for their insights into the 'skinification' of product ingredient formulation, including how the trend would potentially impact future product development and how companies in the skin and solar care space could better pivot to meet consumer demand.

#1: MOCRA – Industry must prepare for mandatory adverse event reporting and safety substantiation now: Expert

By the end of this year, US manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of cosmetics will be required to comply with new legal requirements under the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA), and they need to be looking carefully at it now, says a regulatory and compliance legal expert.

In this article, we broke down MoCRA's provisions and advised cosmetics and personal care product manufacturers on the important steps and deadlines for regulatory compliance.

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