Expert Viewpoints

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.

Canada focuses on in-country hand sanitizer production

Canada focuses on in-country hand sanitizer production

By Deanna Utroske

In a statement made yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new progress made with Canada's Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19, including more hand sanitizer available from manufacturers based in that country.

5 ways L’Oréal USA is responding to Coronavirus

5 ways L’Oréal USA is responding to Coronavirus

By Deanna Utroske

The current global health emergency has changed what day-to-day business looks like in the beauty industry. Like many multinationals, L’Oréal has taken steps worldwide that help address the crisis. And late last week, L’Oréal USA added 5 new measures...

New FDA guidance on hand sanitizer production

New FDA guidance on hand sanitizer production

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week, as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing efforts to keep pace with this country’s needs during the Coronavirus pandemic, new guidance documents were issued addressing both manufacturers and pharmacists.

Evonik has developed vegan biotech collagen

Evonik has developed vegan biotech collagen

By Deanna Utroske

Right now, the specialty chemical company is positioning the technology for use in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors; but it’s altogether likely the new collagen platform will find its way into beauty as well.

19 ways the beauty industry is responding to CoronaVirus

19 ways the beauty industry is responding to CoronaVirus

By Deanna Utroske

It wasn’t until 2020 that Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) became a factor of import in the cosmetics and personal care industry. But by now, no matter where in the world you are, the virus has changed things. Here Cosmetics Design looks at how our...

P&G wants other beauty makers to elevate LGBTQ inclusion

P&G wants other beauty makers to elevate LGBTQ inclusion

By Deanna Utroske

As part of the multinational consumer goods company’s Diversity & Inclusion Week events, P&G executives took to the stage alongside Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, to discuss visibility and inclusion in advertising.

The PCPC’s focus on science, safety, and sustainability

The PCPC’s focus on science, safety, and sustainability

By Deanna Utroske

At the start of March, the Personal Care Products Council held its annual meeting event, complete with educational panels, keynotes, and breakout sessions. This year’s topic was sustainability. And Cosmetics Design was there to connect with the experts,...

Rebecca Moses creates original artwork for Fragrance Day 2020

Rebecca Moses creates original artwork for Fragrance Day 2020

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week in New York City, Fragrance Foundation President Linda Levy announced that, for this year’s Fragrance Day events, the Foundation has partnered with Moses on a series of original paintings that evoke an array of fragrance ingredients, both...

What does IBE look like overseas?

What does IBE look like overseas?

By Deanna Utroske

One month from now, the Berlin, Germany, edition of the Indie Beauty Expo will open its doors, welcoming buyers from nearly 80 retailers as well as 100s of press and influencers, brand founders, and other industry professionals.

Sustainable Beauty strategies for the 2020s

Sustainable Beauty strategies for the 2020s

By Deanna Utroske

The New Year marked a new decade as well; and over the past two months news of environmentally sustainable cosmetics and personal care products, packaging, and business operations point to a future where green practices are built in rather than added...