Expert Viewpoints

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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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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.

Beauty Forward 2024: Meet the US Discussion Panel

Beauty Forward 2024: Meet the US Discussion Panel

By Cassandra Stern

Our CosmeticsDesign North America panel will discuss the profile of the next generation of US beauty consumers and includes the VP of Beauty Thought Leadership from NIQ, Head of Global Supply Chain Resources for the Independent Business Association, CEO...

Beauty Forward 2024 Europe speakers…

Meet the Beauty Forward 2024 Europe speakers…

By Kirsty Doolan

On Tuesday 30th January at 2.30pm (GMT)/3.30pm (CET), we will air a two-hour broadcast dedicated to uncovering the mindset and values of the ‘next generation consumer’. As we unveil beauty industry trends for 2024 and beyond, we’ll put a special focus...

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SOCMA releases 2024 Contract Manufacturing Outlook Survey results

By Cassandra Stern

The survey data reveals a positive outlook for 2024 overall, but highlights that ‘there exists significant untapped potential within the U.S. personal care products sector’ with regard to ‘outsourcing products that necessitate facilities with regulatory...

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From the experts: 2024 Beauty Trend Forecasts

By Cassandra Stern

In this Q&A, we interviewed Eleonora Mazzilli, Trend Localization & Business Development Director, North America at insights platform BEAUTYSTREAMS; Rohan Widdison, CEO of cosmetics manufacturer New Laboratories; Monica Ademino, Executive Director,...

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Editors' choice: Our favorite articles of 2023

By Cassandra Stern

At CosmeticsDesign, we love the diversity of the subjects we cover; from intriguing insights and exciting innovations to interviewing interesting commentators, there's always something new to learn and share. But which were our favorite articles...

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Tech Talk: Top 10 Tech Articles of 2023

By Cassandra Stern

Top articles include deep-dive interviews with company executives who have launched personalized skin care platforms, insights into how generative AI can benefit beauty brands, and more.

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2023 Regulatory Roundup: MoCRA

By Cassandra Stern

Updated deadlines, the announcement of a newly developed draft submission portal, and the release of several different draft guidance documents are just some of the developments that have occurred this year regarding MoCRA’s implementation of cosmetic...

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Combating biodiversity loss through ethical ingredient sourcing

By Cassandra Stern

The climate crisis continues to impact biodiversity loss. As a significant materials consumer and waste producer, the beauty industry has the potential to significantly impact preservation efforts by implementing sustainable processes in ingredient sourcing....

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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.