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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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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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New PCPC President reflects on 2023, discusses 2024 industry trends

By Cassandra Stern

As the personal care products industry continues to rapidly evolve in response to regulatory changes and shifting consumer demands, PCPC President Thomas J. Myers offers his insights and experience into what industry companies need to know in 2024.

Beauty Forward 2024: Meet the US Discussion Panel

Beauty Forward 2024: Meet the US Discussion Panel

By Cassandra Stern

Our CosmeticsDesign North America panel will discuss the profile of the next generation of US beauty consumers and includes the VP of Beauty Thought Leadership from NIQ, Head of Global Supply Chain Resources for the Independent Business Association, CEO...

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...

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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CosmeticsDesign US: Most Popular Articles of 2023

By Cassandra Stern

Over 144,000 unique visitors visited CosmeticsDesign in 2023 to stay updated on the latest cosmetics and personal care product news – but which were our top articles of the year?

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Combating biodiversity loss through ethical ingredient sourcing

By Cassandra Stern

The climate crisis continues to impact biodiversity loss. As a significant materials consumer and waste producer, the beauty industry has the potential to significantly impact preservation efforts by implementing sustainable processes in ingredient sourcing....

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Navigating retail’s future: Tech & beauty consumer engagement

By Cassandra Stern

A recent report from personalized digital brand experience company Revieve revealed that beauty consumers are embracing technology in their shopping experiences, paving the way for innovative new engagement methods with beauty brands and their products.

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Kearney analyzes M&A trends in beauty and personal care

By Cassandra Stern

The study, released last week, anticipates increased volume in beauty and personal care company mergers and acquisitions despite rising costs to industry supply chains and potential outsourcing of ingredient and product manufacturing efforts.

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Clariant explains strategy behind Lucas Meyer acquisition

By Cassandra Stern

As demand for increasingly effective and specialized cosmetics and personal care product ingredients and formulations continues to grow, industry leader Clariant is making moves to better serve manufacturers by expanding its portfolio through the impending...

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What B2B cosmetics companies need to know about e-commerce

By Cassandra Stern

Amazon and Walmart’s digital storefronts comprise almost half US e-Commerce sales for beauty and personal care products, making it increasingly important that B2B manufacturers and suppliers to these industries understand how to navigate ingredient formulation...

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Apply now: The Workshop at Macy’s accelerator program

By Cassandra Stern

Brands accepted into The Workshop at Macy’s program will receive retail mentorship support, the opportunity to open a pop-up shop on Macy’s digital retail store, a $5,000 business grant, and the chance to enter the Macy’s pitch competition and win a $100,000...

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SCC announces 2023 prestigious award winners

By Simon Pitman

The Society of Cosmetics Chemists has announced it annual prestigious awards for cosmetic chemist professionals, ahead of the 77th Annual Scientific Meeting, to be held in New York City.

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Antimicrobial enzyme first step in replacing petrochemicals: Q&A

By Olivia DeSmit

Curie Co, an industrial biotech company, is on a mission to replace petrochemicals with biomaterials that are affordable and effective. The first step of that is the launch of an antimicrobial enzyme, which functions as a catalytic preservative. It’s...

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Madison Reed builds on successful omni-channel approach

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

Direct-to-consumer beauty players ruled the waves during the COVID-19 Pandemic, but as consumers flocked back to physical stores after lockdown many players in this category found themselves racing to realign their retail strategies.

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What it takes to get gender neutral beauty right

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

The gender-neutral skincare market has been one of fastest growing sub categories in recent years, but a flood of sophisticated and well curated brands means that competition is now tough in this space.

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