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Perfect Corp brings AI to small cosmetics and personal care brands

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week, the global beauty tech company launched a new service. YouCam for Web promises to bring augmented reality product try-on technology to small and medium-sized business. And Perfect Corp will showcase its new tech tool at this year’s Cosmoprof...

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The Mink Beauty portable makeup printer is here

By Deanna Utroske

Well, almost here. The 3D-printer that promises to turn digital images into ready-to-wear color cosmetics is available on pre-order and will be in consumers' hands in 2020.

Direct-to-Consumer beauty marketing is key, shows Yotpo survey data

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Direct-to-Consumer beauty marketing is key, shows Yotpo survey data

By Deanna Utroske

The commerce marketing solutions firm recently published findings that illustrate what motivates cosmetics and personal care consumers to buy directly from brands via ecommerce or social media rather than shop for beauty at conventional retail stores....

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L'Oréal Canada gains access to local tech startups with new partnership

By Deanna Utroske

In the hands of a multinational beauty company like L’Oréal, any tech can become beauty tech, a minor detail that is not lost on the leadership of L'Oréal Canada or its new partner OSMO. And so, the two distinctly different ventures are working together...

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5 digital beauty retail developments that just changed everything

By Deanna Utroske

In recent weeks, major technology companies, social media platforms, and personal care makers have made a handful of announcements that definitively change the way consumers buy makeup, personal care, fragrance, and more. Here, Cosmetics Design takes...

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Aptar partners with Odore on fragrance sample distribution platform

By Deanna Utroske

The internet-of-things sampling platform company announced the partnership last month—a deal that gives Aptar and its beauty dispensers business reach in the digital retail space as well as an additional service Aptar can offer existing and prospective...

Top LATAM articles of 2018

Top LATAM articles of 2018

By Simon Pitman

It has now been a full year since Cosmetics Design USA started its dedicated coverage of the Latin American market, bringing you the business news, trends and technology developments from that region.

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IFF teams up with Aryballe on digital scent technology

By Deanna Utroske

Today the fragrance maker is debuting new olfaction sensor technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. International Flavors & Fragrances has worked with digital scent technology before, but the current partnership with Aryballe...

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Croda invests further in Cutitronics

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty ingredient maker announced this week that it is putting even more money into Cutitronics, a health tech company that’s developing consumer skin care devices to deliver customized product and to gather data. The companies are at work on a devise...

The Cosmetics Design beauty and personal care industry trends for 2019

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The Cosmetics Design beauty and personal care industry trends for 2019

By Simon Pitman

During 2018 the Cosmetics Design team has had its eye on the big trends in an effort to determine what is going to be driving the industry in 2019. In this video we have combined our know-how to bring you a total of 20 trends to look out for in the Americas,...

Are beauty consumers growing tired of social media?

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Are beauty consumers tiring of social media?

By Simon Pitman

If a new report from TABS is anything to go by beauty consumers are losing interest in social media as a go-to for purchasing decisions. Here we take a closer at the data and try to find out what is next.

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Is machine learning the key to truly personalized skin care?

By Deanna Utroske

Beauty tech entrepreneurs Meghan Maupin and Sid Salvi think so. They’ve just launched their Atolla Skincare System on the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter and are optimistic that data-based customized serum formulations are the answer that today’s digitally...

Johnson & Johnson to buy Japanese skin care holding company

Johnson & Johnson to buy Japanese skin care holding company

By Deanna Utroske

In a forward-looking statement issued late last month, the consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical company announced an offer to acquire Ci:z Holdings Co., Ltd., which owns the Dr.Ci:Labo, Labo Labo, and Genomer skin care brands as well as some salon...

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Idea Couture event animates The Future of Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Last month in New York City, Idea Couture hosted an interactive and educational day-long event that brought the innovation and design firm’s new report on The Future of Beauty to life. The event and report highlighted 6 cosmetics and personal care trends...

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Does radio advertising matter for beauty?

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s annual National Association of Broadcasters trade show and conference event in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tag Station announced a new intelligence portal that gathers listener data from people using the NextRadio app. That Dial Report's first...

Beauty brands can do more with media, Stephanie Scott, First and Last PR

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Beauty brands can do more with media

By Deanna Utroske

Stephanie Scott founded First and Last PR six-and-a-half years ago and has seen the cosmetics and personal care industry as well as all things media change substantially in that time. Here, in conversation with Cosmetics Design, she discusses how it was,...

Eco-Friendly cosmetics and personal care packaging is in high demand, says Qosmedix

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Eco-Friendly cosmetics and personal care packaging is in high demand

By Deanna Utroske

“Our customers are really demanding more environmentally friendly options,” Sari Sternschein, VP of Marketing at Qosmedix, tells Cosmetics Design in this video interview (filmed at Cosmoprof North America). She describes the recycled and recyclable solutions...

Avon product brochure goes digital

Avon product brochure goes digital

By Deanna Utroske

The multinational social-sales beauty brand is continually revamping its business these days. There have been drastic changes in leadership, real estate, product manufacturing…the list goes on. But Avon hopes the move to digital brochures—in 12 countries...

SVBeautyTech accelerator opens with 9 companies

SVBeautyTech accelerator opens with 9 companies

By Deanna Utroske

Claire Chang of igniteXL has teamed up with Draper University on a new project calculated to bolster early-stage startups that are levering technology to disrupt business as usual in the cosmetics and personal care industry. The inaugural SVBeautyTech...

Personal care brand Dove adding watermark to untouched ad photos by 2019

Personal care brand Dove adding watermark to untouched ad photos by 2019

By Deanna Utroske

The Unilever brand, acclaimed for its Self-Esteem Project, announced a ‘No Digital Distortion Mark’ initiative this week. In doing so, Dove joins a growing number of brands, retailers, and media that have given up Photo Shopping—and are verifying as much...

L'Oreal digital strategy expert shares key tips

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L'Oreal digital strategy expert shares key tips

By Simon Pitman

We caught up with L'Oréal's digital strategy manager for hair care and styling at the recent FCE Cosmetique event in Brazil, where he shared some of his in depth knowledge for both the Brazil market and worldwide.

Croda’s new personal care website

Croda’s new personal care website

By Lucy Whitehouse

In a bid to offer a comprehensive web presence, Croda, international personal care ingredients supplier, has launched a website dedicated to personal care formulators.

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BeautyTech Meetup arrives in New York

By Deanna Utroske

The global beauty technology Meetup community founded by Odile Roujol launched a New York City chapter this week. A next, panel event in already in the planning stages for later this summer; and gauging from the turnout at this week’s gathering, there...

Can Qurate Retail Group become the Netflix of beauty commerce?

Can Qurate Retail Group become the Netflix of beauty commerce?

By Deanna Utroske

At yesterday’s CEW event in New York City, Qurate CEO Mike George told the sold-out room that he thinks it’s a realistic goal. Beauty is big business in the new age of retail; the personal care, cosmetics, and fragrance sectors generate annual sales of...

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