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How does Benefit Cosmetics dominate the brow market so successfully?

26-May-2017 - Benefit Cosmetics is something of a brow behemoth: according to NPD market research, it enjoys a 50% UK market share in the £20m category - a category that has grown from £6.5m five years ago.

Spotlight on Biomimetic Materials

25-May-2017 - Biomimetics now plays a key part in cosmetic formulation, but what is true biomimetic activity and what to look for when determining biomimetic efficacy? And since it is about mimicking a natural process, are these materials better than synthetics?

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What is the skin microbiome, and why does it matter to the beauty industry?

25-May-2017 - The relationship between the microbiome and healthy skin has been described by commentators as ‘the next microbiome frontier’, with huge potential tipped for the beauty and personal care industry.

RSPO European Roundtable 2017 approaching

25-May-2017 - The 2017 European edition of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil is due to take place in London, June 12 -13, looking to focus on how the body can make change possible and deliver on three core commitments.

The Estée Lauder Companies announce new leadership for skin care, hair, and color cosmetics brands

24-May-2017 - This week the beauty company announced new executives and a leadership transition plan that will affect four prestige and luxury brands. The changes taking place are meant to ensure accelerated global brand growth.

L’Occitane speeds up expansion into colour makeup

19-May-2017 - L’Occitane International S.A. has announced it is taking a 40% stake in US-based natural skin care and personalized makeup company, LimeLight.

Mintel launches ‘flagship’ British lifestyles market report

19-May-2017 - Market research firm Mintel has released its latest data and insight on British lifestyles, and here, we present its findings on beauty and personal care.

Unilever begins share buy-back programme

19-May-2017 - Today, Unilever has begun its previously announced share buyback programme.

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DIY beauty trend hits Germany

18-May-2017 - With DIY beauty now regularly called out as a rising trend for the industry, we catch up with one company making strides in this area.

Makeup in Paris opens next month

18-May-2017 - A month ahead of this year’s edition of the Makeup in Paris trade show, we take a look at some of the highlights planned for the event.

Avon first quarter results: Brazil potential?

16-May-2017 - Avon has released Q1 results for 2017 largely in line with expectations, with revenues down by 1% year on year on a constant dollar basis.

ECHA’s REACH 2018 spring school happening now

16-May-2017 - Ahead of the REACH chemicals registration deadline in the EU in May next year, the European Chemicals Agency is running a series of interactive webinars to help prepare industry players this week.

Covestro showcases new ways to formulate hair care, skin care, sun care, and color cosmetics with its Baycusan polymer collection

15-May-2017 - At the NYSCC Suppliers Day event earlier this month in New York City, the raw materials supplier was showing chemists and R&D pros what’s newly possible with its ethanol-based polymers and polyurethane dispersions. The Covestro team also sat down with Cosmetics Design at the event to talk through these formulation advancements.

Is the ‘always on’ digital lifestyle impacting on beauty trends?

12-May-2017 - We spoke to Hannah Symons, beauty and personal care analyst at Euromonitor International, on social media-driven beauty trends.

Safic-Alcan Poland acquires personal care distributor

12-May-2017 - Safic-Alcan Poland, distributor of specialty chemicals and subsidiary of the Safic-Alcan Group, has announced the acquisition of Cosmetics Partner, a Polish distributor specialized in the personal care sector.

GRI Group Ltd acquires I Love Cosmetics

11-May-2017 - Chemical ingredients manufacturer GRI Group has acquired a global beauty and personal care brand owner, I Love Cosmetics Ltd.

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.

Croda on renewable manufacture

11-May-2017 - Sustainability is firmly in the spotlight for the industry, and Croda’s efforts indicate it is one ingredients company taking the opportunity seriously.

Skin care supplements: making a real comeback?

10-May-2017 - Ingestible skincare is the main focus for global wellness company Lycored at the ongoing Vitafoods event, suggesting that beauty supplements as a trend may be making a comeback.

Preservatives in focus: hunting for alternatives

09-May-2017 - We look at the efforts the organisations and companies across the industry are making to keep up with the demand for effective and safe preservative ingredients.

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