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SCC introduces 2024 Education Award to achievement honors

By Cassandra Stern

We spoke to the Society of Cosmetic Chemists' CEO for her insights into how this year's Achievement Awards are spotlighting noteworthy contributions in cosmetic science, including a brand-new honor for excellence in education and mentorship.

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June Launch Pad: Innovative beauty

By Cassandra Stern

June 2024 has brought a wave of innovative beauty and skin care launches, showcasing advancements in hair care devices, scalp serums, lip care, and anti-aging solutions.

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People on the Move: Notable industry employment updates in Q2 2024

By Cassandra Stern

In the second quarter of 2024, the beauty industry saw a series of noteworthy employment moves, including Shiseido Americas creating a COO role for Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, Tom Ford Beauty appointing Dexter King as SVP and Global General Manager, and...

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From the experts: Top 3 trends in skin microbiome research

By Cassandra Stern

As consumer interest in microbiome-friendly skin care continues to grow, Dr. Oliver Worsley, CEO and Co-Founder of Sequential, discusses the latest research trends and innovations shaping the future of the cosmetics and personal care industry.

What are the new and unexplored categories in beauty?

What are the new and unexplored categories in beauty?

By Kirsty Doolan

Find out by signing up for our free ‘New frontiers: niche opportunities in beauty webinar’ and get exclusive insights from leading industry experts from the comfort of your desk or armchair.

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Estée Lauder completes Deciem acquisition for $1.7bn

By Cassandra Stern

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has completed its acquisition of Deciem Beauty Group Inc., enhancing its skincare portfolio with the Canadian company's innovative, transparency-focused brands, including its flagship brand, The Ordinary, for a total...

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Results from UN INC-4 negotiations on a global plastics treaty

By Cassandra Stern

The fourth session of the UN Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee advanced the draft text for a global treaty on plastic pollution, emphasizing sustainable packaging and waste management, critical for cosmetics and personal care manufacturers.

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Brand founder Q&A: Australian skin care brand to enter US market

By Cassandra Stern

Launching in the U.S. market with its innovative, natural insect repellent products that combine clean beauty with effective outdoor protection, Vanilla Mozi will offer US consumers a sustainable and chemical-free alternative to conventional options.

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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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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.

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MWSCC Teamworks 2024: ‘Pure Imagination’ with a focus on innovation

By Cassandra Stern

From the challenges of becoming an industry disruptor to fostering mental health in the workplace and capturing the magic of ingredient and formulation innovation, we spoke with MWSCC Teamworks Keynote speaker Chris Kanik of Smart Cups, Technical Symposium...

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