Retail & the Beauty Consumer

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Perfect Corp raises the bar on digital beauty engagement

By Simon Pitman

Perfect Corp has made a huge impact in the immersive and exploratory digital consumer beauty experience with its suite of YouCam apps, and is now taking things to the next level with the introduction of an AI-powered app.

Olaplex’s Oladupé is a faux brand designed to tackle the duping problem

Olaplex takes on dupe brands at their own game

By Simon Pitman

Fueled by social media, the rise of dupe beauty and personal care brands is impacting a broad range of premium players, but hair care brand Olaplex is fighting back in a unique way.

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PowerReviews survey highlights strong pockets of consumer spending

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

A new PowerReviews survey focusing on beauty consumer trends underscores how the spending patterns of some consumers groups are still showing an upward trajectory, despite many household budgets continuing to be squeezed in the last couple of years.

August Launch Pad: Casual and chic

August Launch Pad: Casual and chic

By Cassandra Stern

From a launch inspired by the smash hit Barbie movie to hair, lip, and lash care and more, this month’s Launch Pad is packed with product launches to celebrate the sizzling summer months.

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People on the move: Notable midyear industry employment shifts

By Cassandra Stern

Now halfway through 2023, we return to this recurring segment to update on recent noteworthy shifts in employment in the cosmetics and personal care product industries. From board appointments to career changes and more, we’re highlighting the shifts...

2023 Cosmoprof and Cosmopack Awards Recap

2023 Cosmoprof and Cosmopack Awards Recap

By Cassandra Stern

From innovations in formulation and packaging design to hair care, skin care, and cosmetic products, this year’s 2023 Cosmoprof and Cosmopack Awards finalists and winners include a multitude of noteworthy products in the cosmetic and personal care finished...

Free Webinar: Beauty from Within 2023

Free Webinar: Beauty from Within 2023

By Cassandra Stern

Beauty-from-within supplements are a growing category in the beauty and personal care industries – but what information do formulators really need to know to make the best decisions for consumers? In this webinar, our panelists dive deep into the research...

July Launch Pad: Sensational summer

July Launch Pad: Sensational summer

By Cassandra Stern

From fragrance to cosmetics, personal care products and more, there’s a wide range of new product launches that have been released in the last few weeks. Check out this month’s Launch Pad roundup to review the options that can help consumers have a sensational...

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What to expect at the 2023 Cosmoprof North America show

By Cassandra Stern

CosmeticsDesign spoke with Liza Rapay, Head of Marketing at Cosmoprof North America about what attendees can expect from the 2023 Cosmoprof North America trade show, July 11-13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Skin care brand Veriphy offers effective approach to unisex skin care

By Cassandra Stern

Formulated using clean plant-based ingredients and featuring hero ingredient PhytoSpherix, or phytoglycogen, Veriphy’s product collection is designed with an effective unisex approach for a wider customer appeal to address common skin concerns like fine...

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Sulapac launches bio-based packaging material Sulapac Luxe

By Cassandra Stern

The novel bio-based material is ideal for luxury fragrance caps and other cosmetic and personal care product packaging options and offers brands the opportunity to switch to more environmentally friendly packaging without sacrificing quality or functionality,...

June Launch Pad: Hair care innovations

June Launch Pad: Hair care innovations

By Cassandra Stern

Summer is in full swing which means sweat and humidity can wreak havoc on even the best coiffed hair styles, regardless of type or length. This month, several brands have launched or are highlighting their latest and best options to keep the frizz at...

Free Webinar - Selling circular: Making green beauty the retail reality

Free Webinar - Selling circular: Making green beauty the retail reality

By Cassandra Stern

Sustainable programs and initiatives have become the cosmetics and personal beauty care product industry standard – but what are some of the most economically viable ways to implement these practices to best meet consumer demand? Our upcoming CosmeticsDesign...

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Suppliers’ Day 2023: INDIE 360 Pavilion Tour Recap

By Cassandra Stern

CosmeticsDesign took a tour through the INDIE 360 Pavilion and learned a great deal about some of the most innovative products and ingredients featured at this year’s Suppliers’ Day show.

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People on the move: Recent notable industry employment shifts

By Cassandra Stern

Job changes and board appointments are an inevitable part of the shifting tides of the cosmetic and personal beauty care industry. In this recurring segment, CosmeticsDesign looks at recent and notable employment changes within these business areas.

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May Launch Pad: Clear complexions roundup

By Cassandra Stern

Warmer weather can bring on sweat, leading to breakouts and oilier skin than the winter months. This month, several cosmetics and personal care brands are breaking out complexion-clearing product options to keep face and body skin clean and clear.

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AI driving targeting and acquisition for DTC beauty brands

By Cassandra Stern

Data intelligence company Proxima is leading the way for DTC beauty and personal care product brands to better reach consumers and target specific demographics with best-fit products by utilizing underlying AI data sources to better meet consumer needs.