Retail & the Beauty Consumer

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What to expect at this year’s MWSCC Teamworks 2024 event

By Cassandra Stern

The Midwest Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (MWSCC) conference will feature a keynote address from Chris Kanik, CEO and Founder of Smart Cups, as well as a Technical Symposium, over 150 exhibitors on the expo floor, a Presentation Theater,...

February Launch Pad: Wear and tear repair

February Launch Pad: Wear and tear repair

By Cassandra Stern

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this year and an early spring should be just around the corner – but that doesn’t stop the cumulative effects of harsh winter weather on skin, hair, and nails.

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Indie brand Robecurls launches into Target stores nationwide

By Cassandra Stern

Inspired by a recent viral heatless hair curling trend on TikTok, Robecurls was one of the first brands to capitalize on a growing market share – and has now fully commercialized its efforts with a launch into Target stores across the US.

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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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Influencer marketing trend analyst shares 2024 beauty trend forecasts

By Cassandra Stern

CreatorIQ Director of Content Marketing Alexander Rawitz recently presented his analysis of social media influencer trends and their impact on beauty brand popularity at CEW’s State of the Beauty Industry digital event. Using his analysis, he shares his...

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Viral skin care brand Dieux launches into Sephora

By Cassandra Stern

Launching into the retailer’s online store today and on brick-and-mortar shelves early next month, Dieux is expanding its brand presence in response to rising consumer demand.

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Green global startup CleanHub releases Clean Beauty Survey data

By Cassandra Stern

Key takeaways from the survey are that ‘consumers want change from brands,’ emphasizing the importance of clean beauty practices on consumer purchasing, including reducing plastic packaging and transparency in a brand’s sustainability efforts.

January Launch Pad: Put your best face forward

January Launch Pad: Put your best face forward

By Cassandra Stern

The new year is the perfect time to start a new routine, and this month’s Launch Pad is focused on topical products with effective active ingredients to help consumers put their best face forward.

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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HUM Nutrition expands into Target’s Natural Beauty aisles

By Cassandra Stern

Clean supplement brand HUM Nutrition will now offer some of its ‘best-selling’ products, including Flatter Me, Daily Cleanse, Private Party, and newly launched Hormone Balance supplements in the retailer’s beauty section.

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From the experts: 2024 Beauty Trend Forecasts

By Cassandra Stern

In this Q&A, we interviewed Eleonora Mazzilli, Trend Localization & Business Development Director, North America at insights platform BEAUTYSTREAMS; Rohan Widdison, CEO of cosmetics manufacturer New Laboratories; Monica Ademino, Executive Director,...

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Tech Talk: Top 10 Tech Articles of 2023

By Cassandra Stern

Top articles include deep-dive interviews with company executives who have launched personalized skin care platforms, insights into how generative AI can benefit beauty brands, and more.

December Launch Pad: Mega Moisturizers

December Launch Pad: Mega Moisturizers

By Cassandra Stern

Following a brief hiatus, CosmeticsDesign’s Launch Pad is back! This month’s edition is packed with nourishing product launches to help revitalize dry winter skin and hair.

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GAO releases report reviewing 'FDA oversight of cosmetic safety'

By Cassandra Stern

In the report, GAO examined research on cosmetic ingredient safety and FDA implementation efforts of MoCRA thus far, which concluded with seven recommendations to 'strengthen FDA's efforts to implement its new cosmetic safety oversight responsibilities,...

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Skin care company RINGANA expands into Latin America

By Cassandra Stern

Austrian skin care RINGANA is forecasting 10% growth this year, partly due to a successful initial product launch into the Mexican market as part of a larger long-term growth strategy to expand into Latin America.