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Where is the FDA’s sunscreen monograph?

Where is the FDA’s sunscreen monograph?

By Katie Bird

Most recent promises had the FDA’s sunscreen monograph arriving in October 2010. As yet there is still no sign, and CosmeticsDesign.com USA spoke to sun care consultant Nadim Shaath about the challenges of working without finalised legislation.

CosmeticsDesign.com USA at HBA

CosmeticsDesign.com USA at HBA

By Katie Bird and Claire Videau

Next week the CosmeticsDesign.com USA team heads to New York for the HBA Global Expo 2010.

DSM targets expansion in the hair care category

DSM targets expansion in the hair care category

By Simon Pitman

DSM Nutritional Products is underlining its expansion from the nutritional arena into the cosmetics field by establishing its presence in the hair care category, where it is aiming to become a leader in polymers.

Lush opens up on ethical business practices

Lush opens up on ethical business practices

By Simon Pitman

Lush strategic storyteller Sarah McCartney lifts the lid on the importance of ethical business practices and explains how following these principles helped to shape the way the business operates.

DSM targets growth in men's grooming category

DSM targets growth in men's grooming category

By Simon Pitman

DSM Nutritional Products spoke to CosmeticsDesign.com USA at the recent in-cosmetics show in Paris to reveal its plans to target growth in the men's grooming category.

Seasonal Video Greetings From Decision News Media

Seasonal Video Greetings From Decision News Media

Welcome to this seasonal holiday video from Decision News Media.As we prepare to celebrate our tenth anniversary next year and first year as part of William Reed Business Media, we present 10 fun number facts about our company. And, later this week, the...

Lifting the lid on what defines the beauty foods category

Lifting the lid on what defines the beauty foods category

By Simon Pitman

Beauty foods, beauty from within, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals - with so many terms and so many different types of products within this fast-growing category, defining and positioning those products has never been more important.

Beauty foods and drinks: In good taste?

Beauty foods and drinks: In good taste?

By Katie Bird and Guy Montague-Jones

Chocolates, jams and juices sporting beauty claims are all part of the 'beauty from within' trend tipped for immense growth. CosmeticsDesign explored a number of the latest products and put them to the taste test.

Meet Our New Owners

Meet Our New Owners

Don’t miss this video interview with Robert Marr, chief operating officer of William Reed Business Media which recently acquired Decision News Media publisher of CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com and CosmeticsDesign.com.

ISP describes how business reorganization will affect R&D

ISP describes how business reorganization will affect R&D

ISP recently announced a reorganization of its business with the aim of making its research and development operations more efficient. CosmeticsDesign.com spoke to marketing director Joël Mantelin to discuss how the changes will affect the speed to market...

Organic certification boom results in confusion and lawsuits

Organic certification boom results in confusion and lawsuits

By Guy Montague-Jones

Several new organic and natural standards have been launched over the last 18 months on both sides of the Atlantic. CosmeticsDesign.com talked to Amarjit Sahota, director of Organic Monitor, to get under the skin of the “certification wars”.

Cosmetics advertisers must get tough on regulators and sharp on data

Cosmetics advertisers must get tough on regulators and sharp on data

By Guy Montague-Jones

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has snared some of the biggest cosmetics names in regulatory traps because of their advertising claims. CosmeticsDesign.com spoke to Chris Gummer from Cider Solutions to discover who is to blame for...

Do nanoparticles penetrate the skin?

Do nanoparticles penetrate the skin?

By Katie Bird

According to Professor Tilman Butz who led the NANODERM project, the answer to is no, not in healthy human skin. The project looked at the dermal penetration of titanium dioxide nanoparticles and Butz concludes that as they don’t seem to cross the skin...

Video highlights from the fun side of in-cosmetics

Video highlights from the fun side of in-cosmetics

Walking, not quite talking bottles and a pigment stop were just a few of the oddities to be found at this year’s in-cosmetics show in Munich. The CosmeticsDesign.com team walked the floor among the new ingredients and product releases to put together...

Dow reveals bearing of Rohm and Haas acquisition on personal care

Dow reveals bearing of Rohm and Haas acquisition on personal care

Dow’s acquisition of Rohm and Haas has been a financial drama involving legal bickering and funding uncertainty. Now that the deal is done, CosmeticsDesign.com spoke to the head of personal care at Dow to find out how the acquisition will affect the company's...

Industry leaders gather to reward innovation at HBA Awards Dinner

Industry leaders gather to reward innovation at HBA Awards Dinner

The people behind the most innovative beauty products of the year came out of their laboratories and offices to receive the recognition they deserve at the HBA Industry Awards. NBC Today Show Style Editor Bobbie Thomas presented the awards ceremony at...

Adapting to the changing economic climate

Adapting to the changing economic climate

Volatile input prices and recessionary gloom are forcing companies to rethink their business strategies. Jim Siewertsen, vice president of Access Business Group, discusses how cosmetics companies can protect their margins from turbulent economic forces.

HBA conference organizer discusses globalization of regulation

HBA conference organizer discusses globalization of regulation

HBA Global Expo expanded its conference program this year including a broader range of talks and higher profile speakers. Meyer Rosen, the chief scientific advisor to HBA, discusses the conference highlights and the changing regulatory landscape.

Relationship between academia and industry in the spotlight

Relationship between academia and industry in the spotlight

Is industry doing enough to engage with academia in the cosmetics sector? Professor Robert Lochhead, Professor of Polymer Science at the University of Southern Mississippi, unpicks the relationship between industry and academia.

Counterfeiting is on the rise in the fragrance industry

Counterfeiting is on the rise in the fragrance industry

Many industries are feeling the effects of lower consumer confidence. Rochelle Bloom, President of the Fragrance Foundation, shared her views on how the fragrance industry is faring in the current economic climate.

LVMH puts stem cells under the microscope

LVMH puts stem cells under the microscope

Stem cells are a much talked about topic on the frontier of cosmetic science but will they really change the face of anti-ageing? Eric Perrier, the executive vice president of R&D at LVMH Parfums et Cosmetiques, shared his views on their potential.

Croda discusses risks and potential of nanotechnology

Croda discusses risks and potential of nanotechnology

Nanotechnology has been hailed as having revolutionary potential, but as more and more nanotech cosmetics are launched, scientists remain divided over their potential health and environmental impact. Croda technical specialist Julian Hewitt evaluated...

Angus Chemical secures global compliancy for Ultra PC range

Angus Chemical secures global compliancy for Ultra PC range

Global compliancy is increasingly important for suppliers of personal care ingredients and fine chemicals. Liam Doherty, global marketing manager for Angus Chemical, spoke about the importance of this for the company's Ultra PC range of amino alcohols.

Eastman unveils technology for the fast moving anti-aging market

Eastman unveils technology for the fast moving anti-aging market

Eastman has developed an enzymatic process for novel esters to provide manufactures with customized anti-aging ingredients. Jim McCaulley, the company's personal care marketing manager, discusses the features of the technology and the evolving demands...

President highlights benefits of Zemea glycol ingredient

President highlights benefits of Zemea glycol ingredient

DuPont Tate and Lyle Bio Products has been focusing on the advantages of its latest ingredient launch, Zemea - a sustainable alternative to the petroleum-based glycols widely used in personal care products. Simon Pitman spoke to the company's president,...

Mintel hones in on the trend for high science in cosmetics

Mintel hones in on the trend for high science in cosmetics

Market research firm Mintel has identified Faux Genomics as one of the four key trends set to make it big in 2008. Head consultant for cosmetic research Nica Lewis explains the concept and explores the latest and most exciting developments.

Sabinsa focuses on biostandardized active ingredients

Sabinsa focuses on biostandardized active ingredients

Sabinsa has had a busy year launching a raft of new active ingredients aimed at the fast-growing cosmeceutical markets. Simon Pitman spoke to the company's marketing director, Shaheen Majeed, to find out about the importance of having these ingredients...

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