Cosmetics Industry

César Peñaloza, general manager Programa de Transformación Productiva

Country Profile: Colombia

Colombia turns to the cosmetics industry to help diversify the economy

By Simon Pitman

Too much focus on energy and commodities has left the Colombian economy vulnerable to global economic cycles. But with a renewed emphasis on diversification, the country’s cosmetics and personal care sector is in the spotlight.

Jaydee Hanson, policy director for the International Center for Technology Assessment

Weighing the pros and cons of nano ingredients

By Simon Bendle

Use of nanomaterials is now widespread in the cosmetics industry - but what are the potential risks? We asked Jaydee Hanson, policy director for the International Center for Technology Assessment and an expert on nanotechnology.

L'Oreal France chief details positive Cosmetics Europe outlook

Talks with the top: Loïc Armand details his positive cosmetics outlook


As Cosmetics Europe announced that President of L’Oréal France, Loïc Armand, will take the reins as its President for the 2014 -2016 term, was given an exclusive interview with the new boss - and his outlook is very positive.

Industry experts discuss sustainability at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Paris

Are we approaching sustainability in the wrong way?


Call it a buzzword, call it a trend, call it a responsibility. Sustainability has long been at the forefront of consumer goods markets; but now a number of cosmetics industry professionals are questioning whether it is being approached from the right...

Suppliers Day 2013 in pictures

Suppliers Day 2013 in pictures

By Simon Pitman

Ah, the glamor of the cosmetics industry! The NYSCC Suppliers Day 2013 opened its doors for two days last week in Edison, New Jersey, with the event billed as the largest to date. Exhibitors were once again crammed into every nook and cranny, while a...


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