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SCC now accepting applications for 2024 Madam C.J. Walker scholarship

By Cassandra Stern

The Society of Cosmetics Chemists (SCC), in partnership with Mary Kay, Inc., is offering two $5,000 scholarships to support ‘specific under-represented minorities of any gender identity pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines...

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Q&A: Emil Capital VP on 2024's trends shaping beauty & personal care

By Cassandra Stern

In this CosmeticsDesign Q&A, we dive into the dynamic world of beauty investment with Cansu Arslan, Emil Capital Partners VP, as she shares her insights and experience with consumer influence, the clean beauty trend, and other evolving trends in cosmetics...

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People on the Move: Notable industry employment shifts in Q1 2024

By Cassandra Stern

Against the backdrop of Q1 2024, this quarterly roundup delves into the latest cosmetic and personal care product industry employment updates spotlighting notable individuals who have recently assumed pivotal leadership positions including chief operating...

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Clinical Skin acquires Pierre Fabre Labs' brand Glytone

By Cassandra Stern

With its rich history in the skin care industry spanning multiple decades, the acquisition of Glytone brings new opportunities for Clinical Skin to expand its market presence and strengthen its ingredient portfolio.

Beautynova owns the professional hair care brand milk_shake, which has seen mounting success in the EU and US markets

Beautynova poised for EU & US growth following acquisition

By Kirsty Doolan

Private equity firm PAI Partners has acquired a majority stake in expanding Italian hair care business Beautynova, which owns an array of brands including milk_shake, z.one concept and Medavita, and is eyeing future growth...

A recent study found that the effects of climate change could trigger eczema or worsen flare-ups of the skin condition (Image: Getty)

How climate change is impacting skin care NPD

By Kirsty Doolan

As air temperatures continue to rise and more of the world experiences extreme weather conditions, this is likely to negatively impact more people’s skin and create a need for new cosmetics solutions…

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PCPC honors Mielle Organics CEO & Kenvue exec with DEI Awards

By Cassandra Stern

Honorees Michelle Rodriguez, CEO & Founder of Mielle Organics, and Michelle Wang Goodridge, US President of Brand Growth at Kenvue, received the awards for their demonstration of ‘an outstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion’ in the...

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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.

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Shiseido Americas CEO discusses Dr. Dennis Gross acquisition

By Cassandra Stern

The recently completed transaction is a ‘strong cultural fit’ for both companies and will help Shiseido strengthen its portfolio to ‘further accelerate growth and increase profitability in the Americas region.’

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Viral skin care brand Dieux launches into Sephora

By Cassandra Stern

Launching into the retailer’s online store today and on brick-and-mortar shelves early next month, Dieux is expanding its brand presence in response to rising consumer demand.

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New PCPC President reflects on 2023, discusses 2024 industry trends

By Cassandra Stern

As the personal care products industry continues to rapidly evolve in response to regulatory changes and shifting consumer demands, PCPC President Thomas J. Myers offers his insights and experience into what industry companies need to know in 2024.

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HUM Nutrition expands into Target’s Natural Beauty aisles

By Cassandra Stern

Clean supplement brand HUM Nutrition will now offer some of its ‘best-selling’ products, including Flatter Me, Daily Cleanse, Private Party, and newly launched Hormone Balance supplements in the retailer’s beauty section.

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Skin care company RINGANA expands into Latin America

By Cassandra Stern

Austrian skin care RINGANA is forecasting 10% growth this year, partly due to a successful initial product launch into the Mexican market as part of a larger long-term growth strategy to expand into Latin America.

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Kearney analyzes M&A trends in beauty and personal care

By Cassandra Stern

The study, released last week, anticipates increased volume in beauty and personal care company mergers and acquisitions despite rising costs to industry supply chains and potential outsourcing of ingredient and product manufacturing efforts.

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Clariant explains strategy behind Lucas Meyer acquisition

By Cassandra Stern

As demand for increasingly effective and specialized cosmetics and personal care product ingredients and formulations continues to grow, industry leader Clariant is making moves to better serve manufacturers by expanding its portfolio through the impending...

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What B2B cosmetics companies need to know about e-commerce

By Cassandra Stern

Amazon and Walmart’s digital storefronts comprise almost half US e-Commerce sales for beauty and personal care products, making it increasingly important that B2B manufacturers and suppliers to these industries understand how to navigate ingredient formulation...

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Apply now: The Workshop at Macy’s accelerator program

By Cassandra Stern

Brands accepted into The Workshop at Macy’s program will receive retail mentorship support, the opportunity to open a pop-up shop on Macy’s digital retail store, a $5,000 business grant, and the chance to enter the Macy’s pitch competition and win a $100,000...