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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...

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.

Beiersdorf’s Open Innovation continues to boost industry progress

20-Jan-2017 - Beiersdorf has announced that it is taking its Open Innovation initiative, whereby networking across the personal care industry is promoted via its PearlFinders communication platform, to the next level in 2017.

Scientists look at hair on a nanoscale

19-Jan-2017 - Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, in collaboration with a scientist out of Zurich, Switzerland, have published new data on the structure and mechanics of hair that has...

Norwegian skin care player set for decisive expansion

19-Jan-2017 - Aqua Bio Technology (ABT), a Norwegian skin care player, is making a decisive effort to expand its operations from being primarily an ingredients supplier for the industry, to also include...

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.

Beiersdorf: sales up at the Nivea manufacturer

19-Jan-2017 - Beiersdorf has poster ‘better than expected’ sales for 2016, with organic sales growing by 3.2% across the Group, particularly boosted by brands like Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie in its Consumer division.

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....

Institute of Personal Care Science: Top trends in 2017

18-Jan-2017 - As big brands focus on their new year strategies and development plans, we take a look at the Institute of Personal Care Science ’s projected trends and how they are...

Avantium acquires Liquid Light patent portfolio

17-Jan-2017 - The chemical tech company Avantium has announced the purchase of 100+ pending and granted patents for making CO2 into various materials, including specialty chemicals with applications in cosmetics and personal care.

Unilever committed to 100% recyclable plastic packaging by 2025

17-Jan-2017 - The consumer goods giant has said that by 2025, it will ensure that it is technically possible for its plastic packaging to be reused or recycled.

Skin lightening: London businesses fined £168,000 for selling illegal cosmetics

17-Jan-2017 - A total of 15 cosmetics businesses across London were collectively fined £168,579 in 2016 for the supply and retail of unsafe cosmetics products, according to new figures published by London Trading Standards.

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.

Moana Skincare teams up to target Europe and the Middle East

17-Jan-2017 - New Zealand-based organic skin care brand, Moana Skincare has entered into a partnership agreement with active ingredient developer Aqua Bio Technology (ABT).

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...

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...

AmorePacific enters Middle East market

16-Jan-2017 - The South Korean beauty leader has teamed up with retail franchise operator, Aishaya Group, to expand its presence in the Middle East.

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...

EC: public consultations and call for data on various cosmetics ingredients

13-Jan-2017 - The European Commission is holding two public consultations and is calling for data on three ingredients used in cosmetics and personal care.

Five things you need to know from the industry this week: 13 January 2017

13-Jan-2017 - Our weekly roundup of the top need-to-know stories that have emerged from the beauty and personal care industry this week.


Two Views: Digital democratizes beauty

12-Jan-2017 - For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design reached out to digital entrepreneurs— Jessica Pritchett and Jihan Thompson—in an effort to better understand how technology is expanding the reach and...

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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