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Cosmetica Laboratories opens innovation hub in California

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Cosmetica Laboratories opens innovation hub in California

By Deanna Utroske

In late September, the Canadian beauty maker cut the ribbon on a new product development facility meant to bring the company closer to indie beauty brands innovating for the future of cosmetics and skin care. Cosmetics Design editor Deanna Utroske recently...

IMCD opens first personal care applications lab in the US

IMCD opens first personal care applications lab in the US

By Deanna Utroske

The Netherlands – based specialty chemical supplier announced this week the opening of its newest facility, a laboratory equipped to deliver formulations, testing, and more to clients in the US. And this lab is just the beginning of what IMCD has planned...

What happens when science unlocks the secrets to natural cosmetics…

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What happens when science unlocks the secrets to natural cosmetics…

By Simon Pitman

The industry has been both developing, enhancing and replicating natural ingredients for years, but what technologies are driving this area now, will it ever be possible to tinker with organic ingredients and what do consumers make of it all? We spoke...

Unilever investing in alternatives to animal testing

Unilever investing in alternatives to animal testing

By Lucy Whitehouse

As an ever-increasing number of countries make moves to end the testing of consumer products on animals, Unilever has partnered up with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop alternative testing strategies.

EPA expands safer fragrance ingredient list

EPA expands safer fragrance ingredient list

By Michelle Yeomans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added 50 chemicals, including 40 used in fragrances, to its Safer Chemical Ingredient List (SCIL).

New research to open up regenerative applications

New research to open up regenerative applications

By Michelle Yeomans

Researchers at Laboratoire Matière Molle, Paris have discovered how to obtain a very strong adhesion between two gels by spreading a solution of nanoparticles on their surface.

CeeTox makes headway with 'unique' skin allergy assay

CeeTox makes headway with 'unique' skin allergy assay

By Michelle Yeomans

CeeTox’s on-going work on alternative skin sensitization assays is making headway as its latest project sees an outside lab confirm its ability to correctly classify chemicals as sensitizers or non-sensitizers.

Darren Abrahams, Steptoe & Johnson

REACH compliance: the time is now for US companies

By Simon Pitman

As the deadlines for the next phases of the European chemical regulation REACH get ever nearer, Cosmetics Design spoke to a lawyer specialized in helping US companies fulfill the requirements.

Your latest Podcast from CosmeticsDesign

Your latest Podcast from CosmeticsDesign

By Katie Bird

Welcome to your latest news bulletin from CosmeticsDesign.com. In the next three minutes Katie Bird will take you through a distinctly green week in the world of cosmetics. The top stories include the new green chemistry bills in California alongside...

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