Lithuanian startup Openface has secured venture capital funding to expand its AI-powered personalised D2C cosmetics brand further in Europe; part of its wider goal to offer a system for health care professionals.
Leading beauty company Coty has signed a multi-channel agreement with Perfect Corp. to embed a suite of best-in-class augmented reality and artificial intelligence experiences into the digital marketing toolkits of its beauty brands.
L'Oréal USA – the largest subsidiary of the L'Oréal Groupe – has announced it has reached carbon neutrality for scopes 1 and 2 emissions for all 25 US sites, across 12 states, beating its 2025 target by four years.
Italian microbiome health startup Lac2Biome has developed a white label skin care blend containing live probiotics and hyaluronic acids, offering brands opportunity to offer an innovative and highly potent product that delivers on promised benefits,...
Following the Oman-based luxury fragrance house’s expansion into the US, Amouage is now setting its sights on expanding its retail stores, rolling out its new e-commerce fulfillment platform, and shaping its strategy to meet US consumers’ perfumery demands.
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UK skin health specialist SkinBioTherapeutics has developed a probiotic powder targeting psoriasis – a product that centres on exciting advances in the gut-skin axis and holds wider promise for industry, its CEO says.
The compound 2-butyloctanol shows potential prebiotic activity by promoting skin friendly bacteria in human armpits, while also inhibiting the growth of odor-causing bacteria, says a new study from Colgate-Palmolive.
Shiseido has confirmed plans to launch Second Skin on October 1 – a technology that can diminish undereye ageing signs without make-up, in a move the firm says will offer “new experiences” to consumers.
Estée Lauder Companies-owned Smashbox has extended its partnership with global beauty tech provider Perfect Corp to become the first ever beauty brand to be paired up with the YouCam Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered face analyzer technology.
As online product sampling provider SoPost gets ready to extend its target customer base and category coverage, CEO Jonny Grubin talks to CosmeticsDesign-USA about the “huge” consumer appetite for sampling in the US.
An ex-Amazon VP who founded waterless Singapore start-up Bhuman says early interest from big-name retailers won’t deter its focus on promoting sustainable consumption and insists there is no merit in growing the brand “just for the sake of growing”.
The biotech company’s vegan version of human collagen first launched in 2019 and was immediately picked up by formulators at AHC (Kolmar Korea). Now HumaColl21 is directly available to US beauty consumers too.
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Unilever and its prestige brand Hourglass have developed a vegan carmine alternative after years of supplier collaboration – a patent-pending innovation it plans to open-source in the coming year, says the global vice president of R&D for prestige.
For the third year now, the video commerce and livestream retailer Qurate is running The Big Find pitch competition to discover founder-led brands across consumer product categories, including cosmetics and personal care.
Gregory Macdonald, Founder of Bathorium, sees indie beauty as a community and bathing as a lost art. In his Indie Beauty Profile, he describes the brand he’s building to reinvigorate the bath category globally.
There remains significant scope to advance beauty supplements that care for sensitive skin exposed to the sun and even greater potential for smart co-branding with sun care brands, says the founder of D+ For Care.
Ben-Yam Barshi and Elah Barshi, Co-Founders of Moringaia, are part of a new generation of beauty and personal care brands—brands that leverage conventional commercial strategies and CPG brands for social and environmental betterment.
International beauty major L’Oréal has developed a motorised skin treatment device that offers a range of cleansing and massaging options in response to vocal cues from users; it then provides smart audio feedback and guidance via an integrated speaker...
Celeste Lee and Lorrie King, Co-Founders of Caire Beauty, are on the leading edge of the menopause beauty movement. In their Indie Beauty Profile, the industry veterans share good advice on how to get good advice as well as on when to pivot.
In her Indie Beauty Profile Karima El-Hakkaoui, CEO of Six Gldn, shares notes on the brand she and her co-founders launched during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic—a skin care brand that’s all about the golden hour.
International beauty major L’Oréal has co-developed a smart hair care system with Swiss environmental innovation company Gjosa that blends and distributes product in a way that ensures water savings of up to 80%.