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Dial soap invests $23 million to expand production in the US

By Deanna Utroske

Personal care product manufacturer Henkel, which owns the hygiene brand, announced plans to hire more workers and add new equipment and manufacturing capacity—for soap, hand wash, and hand sanitizer—at sites in both New York State and Pennsylvania.

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2021 Beauty Shortlist Awards open for entries

By Deanna Utroske

The international cosmetics, personal care, and wellness awards program is known as a discovery platform for retailers and consumers as well as for being independent from advertiser or sponsorship support.

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Shoppers Drug Mart puts 2 new vegan skin care brands on the shelf

By Deanna Utroske

Only one of the brands is new to the personal care marketplace, but they are both new to the retailer. And both ZERO by Skin Academy and Versed show just how neatly vegan sits alongside today’s popular clean and green beauty products.

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Is a new subscription box the answer to clean beauty product discovery?

By Deanna Utroske

In July, MUA and podcaster Cassandra McClure launched the Clean Beauty Kit, a monthly subscription box for both pros and consumers looking to live the clean beauty lifestyle. Cosmetics Design checked in with the entrepreneur to learn about who she’s reaching,...

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Personal care innovation insights for a COVID-19 world

By Deanna Utroske

Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science, is well-regarded in the industry for her deep knowledge of the latest product formulation technologies, advances in beauty science, and trends that matter in the marketplace. In this video,...

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Why should formulating chemists care about personalized beauty?

By Deanna Utroske

A lot of what’s going on in the personalized beauty space today relies on algorithms, data, and all things digital. But ingredient makers are getting in on the trend too, helping chemists trouble shoot NPD for personalized and custom formulation options.

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