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MWSCC Teamworks 2024: ‘Pure Imagination’ with a focus on innovation

By Cassandra Stern

From the challenges of becoming an industry disruptor to fostering mental health in the workplace and capturing the magic of ingredient and formulation innovation, we spoke with MWSCC Teamworks Keynote speaker Chris Kanik of Smart Cups, Technical Symposium...

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6 hair care brands focusing on ingredients innovation

By Kirsty Doolan

Hair care is officially the category to watch in 2024, with an increased focus on scalp health, scientific innovation, and cutting-edge ingredients. Take a look at these brands that are innovating in this space...

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Uni K Wax founder discusses brand's innovation in hair removal category

By Cassandra Stern

With its proprietary all-natural pine resin wax, unique application methods, and innovation in comprehensive gender-neutral hair removal services, Uni K Wax founder Noemi Grupenmager discusses the brand’s commitment to disrupting the hair removal space...

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What to expect at this year’s MWSCC Teamworks 2024 event

By Cassandra Stern

The Midwest Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (MWSCC) conference will feature a keynote address from Chris Kanik, CEO and Founder of Smart Cups, as well as a Technical Symposium, over 150 exhibitors on the expo floor, a Presentation Theater,...

February Launch Pad: Wear and tear repair

February Launch Pad: Wear and tear repair

By Cassandra Stern

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this year and an early spring should be just around the corner – but that doesn’t stop the cumulative effects of harsh winter weather on skin, hair, and nails.

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Indie brand Robecurls launches into Target stores nationwide

By Cassandra Stern

Inspired by a recent viral heatless hair curling trend on TikTok, Robecurls was one of the first brands to capitalize on a growing market share – and has now fully commercialized its efforts with a launch into Target stores across the US.

January Launch Pad: Put your best face forward

January Launch Pad: Put your best face forward

By Cassandra Stern

The new year is the perfect time to start a new routine, and this month’s Launch Pad is focused on topical products with effective active ingredients to help consumers put their best face forward.

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Editors' choice: Our favorite articles of 2023

By Cassandra Stern

At CosmeticsDesign, we love the diversity of the subjects we cover; from intriguing insights and exciting innovations to interviewing interesting commentators, there's always something new to learn and share. But which were our favorite articles...

December Launch Pad: Mega Moisturizers

December Launch Pad: Mega Moisturizers

By Cassandra Stern

Following a brief hiatus, CosmeticsDesign’s Launch Pad is back! This month’s edition is packed with nourishing product launches to help revitalize dry winter skin and hair.