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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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Why skin cycling can bring an added dimension to bodycare

By Simon Pitman

The drive towards more targeted and personalized claims in bodycare products is opening the door to the fast-growing trend for skin cycling, according to the latest research from market intelligence provider Mintel.

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New hypochlorous ingredient provides gentle and effective cleansing

By Olivia DeSmit

Clinisoothe+, a newly launched skin purifying formulation with hypochlorous acid, promises effective results. The formula, discovered by researchers at Clinical Health Technologies, includes sodium hypochlorite converted into high-purity hypochlorous.

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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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Perfect Corp raises the bar on digital beauty engagement

By Simon Pitman

Perfect Corp has made a huge impact in the immersive and exploratory digital consumer beauty experience with its suite of YouCam apps, and is now taking things to the next level with the introduction of an AI-powered app.

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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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Non-medicated shampoo can help promote healthy scalp: Henkel study

By Olivia DeSmit

Shampoos without antimicrobials can contribute to a healthy scalp, a study in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science found. The study showed two different commercial shampoos resulted in increased structural bacterial diversity on the scalp, showing...

Olaplex’s Oladupé is a faux brand designed to tackle the duping problem

Olaplex takes on dupe brands at their own game

By Simon Pitman

Fueled by social media, the rise of dupe beauty and personal care brands is impacting a broad range of premium players, but hair care brand Olaplex is fighting back in a unique way.

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Traditional Mexican medicine plant has potential for cosmetics

By Olivia DeSmit

A plant in Mexico that is traditionally used for medicine has a cosmetic application, researchers found. The study, published in Separations, details the presence of BIS, a well-renowned cosmetic and dermatologic ingredient, and methoxylated flavones,...

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New anti-aging ingredient includes four hyaluronic acid weights

By Olivia DeSmit

Regenlab USA recently launched a new skincare line that includes the trademarked Regenskin ingredient. It includes four different molecular weight hyaluronic acids that help create anti-aging effects on skin, says the company.

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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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