Fragrance

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Q&A: CDU interviews Lush Prize 2024 winner Emily R. Trunnell, Ph.D.

By Cassandra Stern

PETA's Dr Emily Trunnell shares her thoughts on winning the prestigious Lush Prize, the impact of animal methods bias in scientific research, and the advancements and future potential of non-animal testing methods in cosmetics and other industries....

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April Launch Pad: Self care solutions

By Cassandra Stern

April showers bring May flowers, but this April, it's self-care solutions that are blooming. Dive into a world of rejuvenation and pampering with these recent beauty launches designed to elevate any self-care routine.

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2023 Regulatory Roundup: MoCRA

By Cassandra Stern

Updated deadlines, the announcement of a newly developed draft submission portal, and the release of several different draft guidance documents are just some of the developments that have occurred this year regarding MoCRA’s implementation of cosmetic...

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Trend forecaster: Beauty product NPD for consumers with ASD and SPD

By Cassandra Stern

As more people are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder yearly, cosmetics and personal care product ingredient manufacturers, suppliers, and formulators can draw inspiration from products developed for consumers with...

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Mintel research points to benefits of more creative fragrance sampling

By Simon Pitman

Fragrance discovery is all about hooking consumers with imaginative and creative sampling ideas. The latest research from market intelligence provider Mintel suggests that getting this formula right is key to consumers engaging in in-store experimentation...

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Coty’s Prestige Business boom drives FY24 outlook

With 10-12% increases in core like-for-like sales growth for the first half of FY24, beauty giant Coty is celebrating the success of its prestige fragrances in key markets and is raising its outlook for the full financial year.

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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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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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Scent tech company launches AI software for fragrance reformulation

By Cassandra Stern

Moodify (Re)formulation technology enables PBC product manufacturers and formulators to adjust fragrance formulas through an algorithm-based app that suggests replacement options “based on their level of similarity to the original molecule while optimizing...

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.