Expert Viewpoints

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Q&A: A comprehensive look at the UN Plastics Pollution Treaty

By Cassandra Stern

CosmeticsDesign spoke to Francine Lamoriello, EVP, Global Strategies at PCPC and Melissa Kopolow, Associate Partner, Albright Stonebridge Group for their key takeaways regarding the UN Plastics Pollution Treaty and its potential impact on the manufacturers...

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Q&A: Emil Capital VP on 2024's trends shaping beauty & personal care

By Cassandra Stern

In this CosmeticsDesign Q&A, we dive into the dynamic world of beauty investment with Cansu Arslan, Emil Capital Partners VP, as she shares her insights and experience with consumer influence, the clean beauty trend, and other evolving trends in cosmetics...

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Must Read: The top 5 CosmeticsDesign Articles of Q1 2024

By Cassandra Stern

As the first quarter of 2024 draws to a close, we delve into the most compelling insights and trends that have dominated the cosmetics and personal care product industry, exploring the top five CosmeticsDesign articles that captivated our readership so...

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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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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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From the experts: 2024 hair and scalp care trend forecasts

By Cassandra Stern

In this Q&A, we interviewed Jami Mitchell, Director of Research & Development at ingredients manufacturer and product formulator Cohere Beauty, and Claudia Barba, PhD, Technical Services Manager, Beauty and Personal Care at global chemical and...

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Key takeaways from EAS Cosmetic Safety Substantiation seminar

By Cassandra Stern

As cosmetics manufacturers and suppliers have ‘a responsibility to ensure the safety of their products,’ industry members must understand the critical tenants of cosmetic safety substantiation under MoCRA. In this seminar, Dr. Paula Brock of EAS reviewed...

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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...