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Locus Ingredients targets sustainable palm oil alternatives

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

As a 100% biobased biosurfactant ingredient provider, Locus Ingredients is gearing up to make a big splash in the beauty and personal care space by targeting the massive market for surfactants.

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How AI software is helping DTC beauty brands to shine

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

As the Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) beauty market continues to carve out a bigger share of the retail landscape, using the right tools to fine tune digital retail platforms has become make or break.

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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.

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e.l.f. broadens its portfolio with Naturium acquisition

By Simon Pitman

e.l.f. Beauty is aiming to continue its strong momentum with the acquisition of skincare brand Naturium $355 million, a deal that will see it further expand its reach beyond the business’s mainstay color cosmetics.

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Brazil paves the way to end animal testing throughout LATAM

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

To find out more about the state of animal testing in Brazil, Cosmetics Design USA spoke with Dr. Gavin Maxwell, safety science advocacy lead at Unilever’s Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre, who discusses how progress is being made towards non-animal...

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Honoring eco-friendly action: About the 2023 Sustainable Beauty Awards

By Cassandra Stern

Categories for consideration include New Sustainable Products, Sustainable Ingredients, and more, and entries are open to ‘cosmetic & personal care brands, ingredient firms, packaging suppliers, retailers & distributors, NGOs, agencies and related...

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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Looking back: NIQ 2022 Q4 beauty & personal care trend takeaways

By Cassandra Stern

Overall trends in purchasing behavior both on and offline as well as purchasing dynamics indicate healthy growth in the Beauty and Personal Care product categories overall despite the pressure of rising inflation in average product prices.

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...

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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Quarterly Round Up: CosmeticsDesign’s most popular articles

By Cassandra Stern

In our round up of the most popular articles from the recent business quarter, we’ve focused on news and trend developments in the North and South American beauty and personal care markets, including the FDA’s suspension of VCRP submissions, the launch...

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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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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,...