Retail & the Beauty Consumer

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NOW launches new line of THC-free CBD topical products

By Cassandra Stern

The NOW Solutions' additions include a CBD Balm, CBD Massage Oil, and CBD Joint & Muscle Cream, which are formulated with broad-spectrum hemp as well as a range of botanical ingredients that support muscles, joints, and skin.

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May Launch Pad: Scintillating skin care

By Cassandra Stern

From sumptuous serums and a gentle mist to a cooling cream and a sell-out body wash, this month’s Launch Pad celebrates multiple formats of soothing skin care products.

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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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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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Q&A: CDU interviews Lush Prize 2024 winner Emily R. Trunnell, Ph.D.

By Cassandra Stern

PETA's Dr. Emily Trunnell shares her thoughts on winning the prestigious Lush Prize, the impact of animal methods bias in scientific research, and the advancements and future potential of non-animal testing methods in cosmetics and other industries....

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Photo recap: NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2024

By Cassandra Stern

From a bustling show floor to several award ceremonies, insightful educational panels and more, this year's NYSCC Suppliers' Day show was one to remember.

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April Launch Pad: Self care solutions

By Cassandra Stern

April showers bring May flowers, but this April, it's self-care solutions that are blooming. Dive into a world of rejuvenation and pampering with these recent beauty launches designed to elevate any self-care routine.

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NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2024: Special Events, Staples & Highlights

By Cassandra Stern

In addition to a diverse offering of educational sessions and an engaging array of exhibitors across the show floor, this year’s NYSCC Suppliers’ Day conference will offer several special events, show staples, and activities to supplement attendees'...

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Day 2 Preview: NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2024

By Cassandra Stern

For those planning ahead of this year’s NYSCC Suppliers’ Day event in NYC on May 1st and 2nd, this preview offers insight into some informative educational session options for the Day 2 itinerary.

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Day 1 Preview: NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2024

By Cassandra Stern

Dive into the heart of innovation and sustainability at NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2024! Check out our preview of some must-attend events and sessions for Day 1 of this premier industry conference.

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2024 NYSCC Suppliers’ Day: New additions

By Cassandra Stern

Aligned with this year’s theme, “Inspire. Innovate. Celebrate.,” the 2024 NYSCC Suppliers’ Day is set to showcase a series of new exhibits and educational programming to benefit attendees.

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Q&A: Attorney breaks down ‘Clean at Sephora’ ruling

By Cassandra Stern

The recent ‘Clean at Sephora’ case ruling has been the subject of intense discussion and debate since it was released last month – in this Q&A, attorney Kelly Bonner analyzes the case, its resolution, and offers her perspective on the judgment’s potential...

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Three takeaways from In-Cosmetics Global 2024 in Paris

By Cassandra Stern

A shift from synthetic to more naturally-derived ingredients, an increased focus on efficacy, and rising interest in holistic well-being are all trends that dominated this year’s convention floor.