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Animal testing: Switzerland follows EU approach with ban

20-Jan-2017 - Switzerland has introduced an official ban on the retail of cosmetics that have been tested on animals, bringing it closer in line with the EU ban on animal-testing in the industry.

Consumers urged to find their ‘perfect’ foundation via new website concept

20-Jan-2017 - As the consumer hunger for personalisation in colour cosmetics continues to mount, brands and companies are increasingly offering innovative ways to meet this demand.

Antipollution trend ‘no doubt here to stay’ in beauty, says Euromonitor

19-Jan-2017 - Maria Coronado, ingredients associate with market research firm Euromonitor International, has spoken about the current state of the anti-pollution trend.

Department stores in the UK thank beauty for boosted sales

18-Jan-2017 - Debenhams, a leading department store chain in the UK, has used the strong recent performance of its beauty offerings to defend the future of the retail format.

MAC takes beauty influencers up a gear with new global campaign

18-Jan-2017 - MAC is the latest beauty brand to push the boundaries of how beauty endorsers are being used by makeup brands.

L’Oréal uses transgender model in its latest campaign

18-Jan-2017 - Beauty giant L’Oréal has continued its push to position itself as a leader when it comes to diversity with the use of a transgender model to front its latest campaign.

European Commission further delays long-awaited nano inventory

17-Jan-2017 - A nanomaterials inventory was due from the EC three years ago this month, however, it is still yet to appear.

Fast Track Your Formulations in 2017

16-Jan-2017 - You have a great formulation idea but now that you are about to put that idea into action, what is the best to get it to market as quickly as possible. What's the best approach?

Barbara Menarguez takes on top US fragrance and beauty post at Chanel

16-Jan-2017 - Her predecessor left the executive vice president position in December of last year. Now the long-time Chanel finance leader is set to take control of the company’s skin care, color cosmetics, and fragrance business in the States.

The comfort of hygge set to influence beauty and personal care, says Mintel

13-Jan-2017 - Hygge - a Danish idea used to describe the feeling or mood that stems from making every day moments more meaningful, beautiful or comfortable - has become a something of a cultural buzzword in recent months. Now, it’s beginning to influence beauty.

New universal software for beauty smart mirrors launches

12-Jan-2017 - ModiFace, a leader when it comes to smart mirror technology, has announced the launch of a new software platform for universal use.

Maybelline steps aboard the makeup for men bandwagon

12-Jan-2017 - Maybelline has followed in L’Oréal UK and Coty’s footsteps in signing a male model to be the face of a colour cosmetics campaign.

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Less than four weeks left to submit for the Beauty Industry Awards

11-Jan-2017 - The count down to the first ever Cosmetics Design Beauty Industry Awards is well under way and there are now less than four weeks to go for the cut off date for submissions to the three regional competitions.

Pushing for a European standard for natural and organic cosmetics in 2017

11-Jan-2017 - Trade group Natrue has said that it intends to push for a harmonised European standard on organic and natural personal care and cosmetics in 2017.

RSPO releases its 2016 impact report

10-Jan-2017 - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has released its impact report for 2016, taking a look at the question of how far the non-profit association progressed towards global, sustainable palm oil production last year.

Seppic acquires naturals active ingredients division from Bayer

05-Jan-2017 - Seppic, a major ingredients player in the beauty and personal care industry, has confirmed the acquisition of Serdex, a division of Bayer.

EC responds on CMR carcinogens ban in cosmetics

04-Jan-2017 - The European Commission's move last year to clarify how carcinogenic substances in cosmetics are regulated was met with criticism, and the EC has now responded.

Yves Rocher expands in Nigeria

04-Jan-2017 - Having launched its first store presence in Nigeria last year, French beauty brand Yves Rocher has taken a step forward with the opening of its second outlet.

L’Oréal kicks off the year with further investment in startups

03-Jan-2017 - L’Oréal, an industry leader when it comes to exploring the potential of digital for beauty, has announced it will be investing in an early stage fund managed by Partech Ventures, an international venture capitalist firm.

The continued rise of multicultural beauty in 2016

23-Dec-2016 - Diversity continues to be a key focus for the beauty industry, as brands big and small increasingly look to cater to a multicultural consumer base. We consider how this evolved throughout 2016.

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