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Croda claims 'breathrough' active tackles senescence aging process

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Croda claims 'breathrough' active tackles senescence aging process

By Michelle Yeomans

Scientists at Sederma & IRB have been working on ‘Senestem’, an ingredient that fades the signs of senescence (the body's natural process of deterioration with age) with a method they are describing as  'breakthrough', by targeting...

Estée Lauder - ready to make an acquisition?

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Estée Lauder on the look-out: Ready to acquire… if the deal is right?

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The rumour mill is in full swing but it is not too ridiculous to suggest that Estée Lauder could be ripe to join the acquisition trail given its history and the current state of the market. It is not exactly out of character for the big players either…

Nivea's In-Shower Body Lotion has been one of the past year's success stories

Beiersdorf R&D head says it’s OK to appreciate external innovations

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Traditionally cosmetics companies have adopted a ‘not invented here’ attitude, but big benefits can be gained from changing to a ‘proudly found elsewhere’ mindset and being open with external partners, says Beiersdorf’s head of research and development.

Time for brands to look outside the box

*Cosmetics Vision Special*

Time for brands to look outside the box

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

When it comes to marketing and advertising, brands need to abandon the pre-existing rules that their categories have, and focus on engaging with the consumer and their needs.

Alain Khaiat defines a winning strategy for cracking Asia

*Cosmetics Vision Special*

Alain Khaiat defines a winning strategy for cracking Asia

By Michelle Yeomans

Industry veterans like Alain Khaiat, President of Seers Consulting, was amongst engaging presenters at last week's first ever Cosmetics Vision event, where he outlined his strategy for cracking the Asian markets.

Agave shortage to hit cosmetics

Agave shortage to hit cosmetics

By Lucy Whitehouse

The price of agave, a Mexican plant which provides various active ingredients in cosmetics products from hair oils to anti-aging, is set to rise due to increasing demand outstripping the available supply, according to the Mexican Mezcal Quality Regulation...

Inaugural Cosmetics Vision: All about perspective!

Inaugural Cosmetics Vision: All about perspective!

By Simon Pitman

Last week was the first ever Cosmetics Vision event. Held in Cannes, South of France, a diverse and engaging conference programme had attendees and speakers fiercely debating the right direction for the industry, while also agreeing about the importance...

Mibelle Biochemistry unveils anti-ageing snow algae extract

Mibelle Biochemistry unveils anti-ageing snow algae extract

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

An extract of snow algae can protect the skin against environmental stress factors and improve the barrier function and has been developed by Mibelle Biochemistry. Here, Dr Fred Zülli gives Cosmetics Design an exclusive insight.

Chanel skin science investment driving its portfolio

Chanel skin science investment driving its portfolio

By Michelle Yeomans

Despite Chanel’s vast portfolio of luxury goods, it’s the brand’s investment in the cosmetics sector that is coming up trumps, currently accounting for 55% of its annual revenue.

Stem cell answer to beat the bald

Stem cell answer to beat the bald

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A trio of studies have delved into the regeneration of hair follicles and described some of the factors that determine when hair grows, when it stops growing and when it falls out.

Robert Passikoff, founder of Key Brands

Getting consumer engagement right to stay ahead of your game

By Simon Pitman

On the back of a presentation that Robert Passikoff, founder of Brand Keys, will give about consumer engagement at next year’s Cosmetics Vision event, we spoke to him to find out the best approach to cracking this vital nut.

Japanese ingredient takes off in US BFW products

Japanese ingredient takes off in US BFW products

By Michelle Yeomans

A plant-based compound with a long history in Japanese cosmetic formulations is now gaining popularity on the US markets as the West starts to recognise its efficacious properties. 

Future Beauty Trends: Finding the right target

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Future Beauty Trends: Finding the right target

By Imogen Matthews

The recent Beauty Futures Forum conducted by trends forecasting agency 'The Future Laboratory' identified what we can expect next in terms of original concepts and different ways of targeting beauty consumers post-recession. Here, our expert...

Deal with aging skin and boost your self-esteem say experts

Deal with aging skin and boost your self-esteem say experts

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

U.S. scientists claim that wearing sunscreen daily, using retinol creams and make-up with a sun protection factor of 30+ are the best way to slow the skin’s aging process, and this could, in turn, boost self-esteem.

ANVISA prioritises UV filters in agenda

ANVISA prioritises UV filters in agenda

By Michelle Yeomans

The Brazilian Health Agency has prioritised looking into UV filters permitted in cosmetics in its recently published regulatory agenda for 2013/14.

Merck launches new skin care actives

Merck launches new skin care actives

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Ingredients supplier Merck has launched new cosmetics actives and invited CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com down to give us an exclusive insight on the skin care ingredients.

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