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Brazil paves the way to end animal testing throughout LATAM

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

To find out more about the state of animal testing in Brazil, Cosmetics Design USA spoke with Dr. Gavin Maxwell, safety science advocacy lead at Unilever’s Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre, who discusses how progress is being made towards non-animal...

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Beauty wellness spells greater opportunity for multi-step solutions

By Simon Pitman

As the wellness trend continues to reshape beauty and personal care regimens, opportunities are growing to provide multi-step solutions that include sleep and supplementation claims, says Imogen Matthews, founder of the Premium Market Reports and consultant...

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Honoring eco-friendly action: About the 2023 Sustainable Beauty Awards

By Cassandra Stern

Categories for consideration include New Sustainable Products, Sustainable Ingredients, and more, and entries are open to ‘cosmetic & personal care brands, ingredient firms, packaging suppliers, retailers & distributors, NGOs, agencies and related...

August Launch Pad: Casual and chic

August Launch Pad: Casual and chic

By Cassandra Stern

From a launch inspired by the smash hit Barbie movie to hair, lip, and lash care and more, this month’s Launch Pad is packed with product launches to celebrate the sizzling summer months.

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Looking back: NIQ 2022 Q4 beauty & personal care trend takeaways

By Cassandra Stern

Overall trends in purchasing behavior both on and offline as well as purchasing dynamics indicate healthy growth in the Beauty and Personal Care product categories overall despite the pressure of rising inflation in average product prices.

2023 Cosmoprof and Cosmopack Awards Recap

2023 Cosmoprof and Cosmopack Awards Recap

By Cassandra Stern

From innovations in formulation and packaging design to hair care, skin care, and cosmetic products, this year’s 2023 Cosmoprof and Cosmopack Awards finalists and winners include a multitude of noteworthy products in the cosmetic and personal care finished...

Coming soon: Beauty-from-Within webinar

Coming soon: Beauty-from-Within webinar

By Danielle Masterson

Whether it’s a scoop of collagen in your morning coffee for younger looking skin or a biotin capsule to thicken your hair, there is no shortage of ingestible beauty products that promise to make you glow from the inside out. But how do they achieve this,...

Free Webinar: Beauty from Within 2023

Free Webinar: Beauty from Within 2023

By Cassandra Stern

Beauty-from-within supplements are a growing category in the beauty and personal care industries – but what information do formulators really need to know to make the best decisions for consumers? In this webinar, our panelists dive deep into the research...

July Launch Pad: Sensational summer

July Launch Pad: Sensational summer

By Cassandra Stern

From fragrance to cosmetics, personal care products and more, there’s a wide range of new product launches that have been released in the last few weeks. Check out this month’s Launch Pad roundup to review the options that can help consumers have a sensational...

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Quarterly Round Up: CosmeticsDesign’s most popular articles

By Cassandra Stern

In our round up of the most popular articles from the recent business quarter, we’ve focused on news and trend developments in the North and South American beauty and personal care markets, including the FDA’s suspension of VCRP submissions, the launch...

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What to expect at the 2023 Cosmoprof North America show

By Cassandra Stern

CosmeticsDesign spoke with Liza Rapay, Head of Marketing at Cosmoprof North America about what attendees can expect from the 2023 Cosmoprof North America trade show, July 11-13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Three takeaways from NYSCC Suppliers’ Day from CosmeticsDesign

By Cassandra Stern

During this year’s show, we saw ingredient traceability go digital, experienced multiple examples of multifunctional ingredients and finished CPGs, and the reformulation or relaunch of existing hero ingredients by manufacturers and suppliers to the cosmetics...

June Launch Pad: Hair care innovations

June Launch Pad: Hair care innovations

By Cassandra Stern

Summer is in full swing which means sweat and humidity can wreak havoc on even the best coiffed hair styles, regardless of type or length. This month, several brands have launched or are highlighting their latest and best options to keep the frizz at...

Free Webinar - Selling circular: Making green beauty the retail reality

Free Webinar - Selling circular: Making green beauty the retail reality

By Cassandra Stern

Sustainable programs and initiatives have become the cosmetics and personal beauty care product industry standard – but what are some of the most economically viable ways to implement these practices to best meet consumer demand? Our upcoming CosmeticsDesign...

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Suppliers’ Day 2023: INDIE 360 Pavilion Tour Recap

By Cassandra Stern

CosmeticsDesign took a tour through the INDIE 360 Pavilion and learned a great deal about some of the most innovative products and ingredients featured at this year’s Suppliers’ Day show.

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Three Takeaways from The Makeup Show NYC 2023

By Cassandra Stern

Dominant cosmetics trends at this year’s show included minimalist makeup products, diversity and inclusivity in makeup options, and more subtle false lashes.

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Q&A: Carbonwave expands seaweed emulsifier as demand grows

By Cassandra Stern

Biotech company Carbonwave has made waves with the world’s first seaweed-derived cosmetic emulsifier, and will be expanding production facilities to better meet demand following a sizable company investment.

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BASF works to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050

By Cassandra Stern

Through the implementation of carbon management practices like technological innovation and establishing Product Carbon Footprint scores for its entire product catalog, BASF is committed to achieving an ambitious goal in environmental sustainability.