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Brand Innovation

This is the news category you will want to dive into to find out all the latest innovations and developments in the finished goods arena. From smart and unique marketing concepts, to boundary-breaking products that create new niches, you will find it all here.

Bookmark this section to discover what product developers, marketers, formulators and packaging specialists are bringing together to create the next generation of skin care, hair care, colour cosmetic, sun care and fragrance products. It goes without saying that this is an incredibly fast-paced industry, so staying one step ahead of brand innovation is crucial to staying on top.

Cetaphil marks 70-year brand anniversary

25-May-2017 - The Nestlé Skin Health product line got its start in 1947, has expanded over the years to include cleansers, moisturizers, and sun care. And, now the global brand has plans...

Lush: leading the way on sustainable premium products?

24-May-2017 - Lush, an international personal care brand, has launched a range of products that suggest it is pushing ahead with sustainable premium skin care products.

Open innovation: Naturex’s programme celebrates one year

11-May-2017 - Specialty ingredients firm Naturex says the first year of its Open Innovation project, Ingenium, saw eight successful projects get off the ground.

Symrise cosmetics ingredients win innovation prizes

10-May-2017 - Major ingredients player Symrise saw two of its ingredients awarded at the recent BSB Innovation Prizes in London.

Indie Beauty Profile

Natasha Samardzic, Folium Medica

01-May-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Natasha Samardzic, founder of Folium Medica, shares insight into the market niche she’s found where wellness and beauty intersect and on how carefully her company...

Skin Allergy Awards 2017: the brands winning for sensitive skin

28-Apr-2017 - This year’s AllergyAward 2017 event, run by AllergyCertified, took place in London and recognised brands making market-leading products designed for consumers who suffer from allergies.

Shiseido reveals wrinkle improving capabilities of retinol formulation

25-Apr-2017 - Japanese multinational personal care giant, Shiseido, conducted a clinical trial into the effect and efficacy of retinol active ingredients in improving wrinkles.

Phenotyping: the future of customised beauty?

21-Apr-2017 - Sagentia, a technology and product development services company, has released a white paper that suggests phenotyping will shape the future of customised beauty.

J&J Innovaton picks its top beauty startup: biotech wins out

19-Apr-2017 - Johnson & Johnson Innovation recently held a pitching competition for beauty startups, and selected a biotech company as its winner.

BIA Best Indie Beauty Brand winner Nannette De Gaspé in conversation with Cosmetics Design

19-Apr-2017 - Earlier this month at in-cosmetics global in London, Cosmetics Design celebrated the winners of this year’s Beauty Industry Awards, among the honorees were Nannette De Gaspé Beaubien, founder of the...

Oil production innovation: potential to change the industry?

18-Apr-2017 - Olixol, a plant culturing and research company, has announced the launch of ‘pioneering’ technology that enables the scalable production of pure, natural oils from plant cells.

Natural & organic top products: award winners announced

13-Apr-2017 - A recent trade show focusing on the ever-dominant category of naturals and organics has announced the brands and products selected as its award winners.

New bioplastic microbeads for cosmetics announced

06-Apr-2017 - Bio-on, an intellectual property company, has announced the construction of a new facility in Italy that will produce a new 100% bioplastic material, destined for use as a microbead alternative.

Could Nubiform transform beauty applicators?

06-Apr-2017 - Nubiform, a new elastomer applicator solution from Porex, allows products to flow through its structure while also taking on unique 3D shapes and offering an anti-microbial protection: the company predicts...

So what really is the best eye cream on the market?

05-Apr-2017 - The category for skin care that targets the delicate eye area has exploded in recent years with a dizzying array of choice that leaves many consumers bemused. So which one...

Innovation Zone in-cosmetics preview: All Organic Treasures IZ

17-Mar-2017 - Ahead of the in-cosmetics event, we shine a spotlight on some of the most innovative ingredients and formulas set to be on display at its Innovation Zone.

Anti-pollution beauty and hair care: your questions answered

16-Mar-2017 - At our recent anti-pollution forum, we gathered industry experts to discuss the global rising trend. Here, we look back at some of the top questions submitted by listeners on the...

Beauty innovators and startups: Johnson & Johnson Innovation offers pitching opportunity

10-Mar-2017 - Johnson & Johnson Innovation has announced it will be accepting pitches from up-and-coming beauty innovators at the approaching in-cosmetics industry event in London.

Is there a digital solution for fragrance retail?

07-Mar-2017 - The newly launched Scent Trunk thinks so. And the team behind this online custom fragrance maker believes they’ve got it. Cosmetics Design connected with William Yin, CEO of Scent Trunk...

Exclusive interview

Beauty and Fitness part 2: On-the-go make up

06-Mar-2017 - As the beauty and fitness partnership is gaining traction amongst active consumers, we continue our conversation with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel...

Olay enters diagnostics: new Skin Advisor platform launched

03-Mar-2017 - Olay, global skin care player, is launching a new platform to allow consumers to work out their ideal skin care products: the Olay Skin Advisor.

Sephora launches Biossance skin care from Amyris

28-Feb-2017 - The biotech firm has been forging strategic partnerships across sectors and making headway in the cosmetics and personal care industry for some time. Now, Amyris has its new Biossance branded...

Active beauty: Making health and fitness look good

21-Feb-2017 - Market research company, Mintel, reveals that active beauty is set to be a dominant trend in 2017, as companies invest in tools and applications that encourage consumers to focus on...

Indie Beauty Profile

Marie Drago, Gallinée

20-Feb-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Marie Drago, founder of Gallinée shares advice on who to talk to before taking a personal care product line to market and rattles off an...

Augmented Reality helps fine tune make-up choice

16-Feb-2017 - Canada-based augmented reality beauty player Modiface has launched a new technology that aims to match up optimal make-up to suit different lighting conditions.

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