Expert Viewpoints

Personal care innovation insights for a COVID-19 world

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,...

Avon to launch skin care for women in menopause

Avon to launch skin care for women in menopause

By Deanna Utroske

The multinational beauty maker has been previewing the Adapt Sync product line since 2019; and now Avon has published a study on what women worldwide know and how they think about menopause.

Keech Combe Shetty elected Board Chair of PCPC

Keech Combe Shetty elected Board Chair of PCPC

By Deanna Utroske

The Personal Care Products Council has announced that as of Monday, Keech Combe Shetty—Executive Chair at Combe, the personal care company behind brands like Vagisil and Just For Men—is the organization’s new Board Chair.

PCPC launches Hand Sanitizer Ingredient Connection Program

PCPC launches Hand Sanitizer Ingredient Connection Program

By Deanna Utroske

Earlier this month, the Personal Care Products Council announced a new initiative to connect raw material suppliers and manufacturers, and thereby help producers meet the tremendous demand for hand sanitizer.

Highlight on Hygiene: the newly chic personal care category

Editor's Spotlight

Highlight on Hygiene: the newly chic personal care category

By Deanna Utroske

As COVID-19 spread around the world, demand for soaps and hand sanitizer increased dramatically. And as the pandemic wears on, the need for basic hygiene products (and hygienic beauty solutions) remains constant. Here, Cosmetics Design looks at headlines...

New Avon teams up with Gyrl Wonder

New Avon teams up with Gyrl Wonder

By Deanna Utroske

Today, the US-based beauty maker announced a new partnership with Gyrl Wonder, a non-profit dedicated to career development programming for young women of color.

Responsible Beauty Initiative adds a new founding member

Responsible Beauty Initiative adds a new founding member

By Deanna Utroske

After over a year of collaboration, L’OCCITANE Group has joined EcoVadis’ RBI to further ensure that the personal care and well-being products maker’s supply chain is more environmentally sustainable, ethical, and socially sound.

CosmeticsDesign Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series: Episode 2 – Behind the Brands

30-minute watch – Episode 2

Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series Episode 2: Behind the Brands

By Amanda Lim

In the second episode of our Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series, we speak to two beauty trailblazers to find out what are the opportunities and challenges they have experienced in the beauty and personal care market. Scroll down to watch Episode...

2020 Sustainable Cosmetics Summit zeros in on circularity

2020 Sustainable Cosmetics Summit zeros in on circularity

By Deanna Utroske

Taking place September 28 – 30, with an executive-facing program that’s all about creating sustainable beauty for a circular economy, this year’s North American edition of the SCS will be a virtual event to accommodate health and safety precautions necessary...

Health Canada recalls unsafe hand sanitizer products

Health Canada recalls unsafe hand sanitizer products

By Deanna Utroske

The government department has recently warned consumers of the risks associated with hand sanitizer products made with unapproved ingredients and called for 12 companies to stop selling unsanctioned sanitizer.

4 top takeaways from the Beauty Entrepreneurship Community Roundtable

Editor's Spotlight

4 top takeaways from the Beauty Entrepreneurship Community Roundtable

By Deanna Utroske

This past Wednesday, 10 cosmetics and personal care business insiders gathered via Zoom Video Conference to discuss the challenges and opportunities that Black brand owners and that Black-owned cosmetics and personal care businesses have in the marketplace...

4 recent highlights from the Clean Beauty movement

4 recent highlights from the clean beauty movement

By Deanna Utroske

Clean Beauty is here to stay. And every day there’s something new and exciting happening in this growing market sector. Here, Cosmetics Design considers a collection of noteworthy news from the Clean Beauty space.

J&J will stop selling talc in US and Canada

J&J will stop selling talc-based Baby Powder in US and Canada

By Deanna Utroske

The announcement comes less than one month after a judge’s ruling opened the door to thousands of lawsuits against the multinational medical and CPG company; but Johnson & Johnson attributes the decision to a COVID-19 portfolio assessment.

5 hair and scalp ingredient launches you may have missed

5 hair and scalp ingredient launches you may have missed

By Deanna Utroske

With the 2020 calendar nearly empty of in-person cosmetics and personal care industry tradeshows due to Coronavirus prevention precautions, discovering new ingredient launches can be a bit tricky.

Is single-dose beauty packaging what retail needs to succeed?

Is single-dose beauty packaging what retail needs to succeed?

By Deanna Utroske

Before the Coronavirus pandemic, beauty product testing was a mainstay of cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance retail. With stores starting to reopen in the Americas region, brands and retailers are looking for the right way to let shoppers test makeup...

New directors at Avon Foundation for Women

New directors at Avon Foundation for Women

By Deanna Utroske

For more than 60 years, the non-profit has been funding programs on breast health awareness and cancer prevention as well as initiatives to end gender-based violence. This month, the Foundation adds 5 women to its board of directors.

Inc. recognizes privately owned beauty makers and suppliers

Inc. recognizes privately owned beauty makers and suppliers

By Deanna Utroske

The business magazine’s second annual list of Private Titans highlights 1,000 companies across industries that were once startups but have since grown in sales, employees, valuation and other indicators so as to standout in the private sector.

CosmeticsDesign - staying home & staying connected with you

Editor's Essay

CosmeticsDesign.com - staying home and staying connected with you

By Deanna Utroske

All around the world, cosmetics and personal care industry professionals have been working from home during the Coronavirus pandemic. Without the usual calendar of events and tradeshows, we’re finding new ways to stay in touch and stay informed.

2 days this week celebrate and support salon and spa pros

2 days this week celebrate and support salon and spa pros

By Deanna Utroske

Thursday is National Hairstylist Appreciation Day and Friday is The World's Largest Tip Day; both draw attention to the professional and financial hardships beauty service providers are facing during the Coronavirus crisis.

Dr Jane Goodall joins Neptune Wellness and IFF partnership

Dr Jane Goodall joins Neptune Wellness and IFF partnership

By Deanna Utroske

The deal will bring an at-mass line of co-branded wellness products to market. Forest Remedies by Dr. Jane Goodall will be manufactured as part of the collaboration between Neptune and International Flavors and Fragrances.