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Clariant opens new facility dedicated to active ingredients

24-Feb-2017 - Specialty chemicals player Clariant has opened a new facility in Toulouse, France, dedicated as the headquarters and laboratories to its active ingredients for personal care.

Euromonitor - global economic uncertainty could spell consumer polarisation

24-Feb-2017 - Many aspects of the European economy and political situation are looking increasingly uncertain. A new report highlights that shifting political allegiance and economic volatility could stunt growth and polarise consumers.

Stora Enso upgrades its flagship carton board for the beauty market

24-Feb-2017 - Emphasizing just how crucially important the perceived quality of secondary beauty packaging is, Stora Enso says it has based the development of an upgraded carton board on consumer insights.

Analysis

Where politics and beauty meet

23-Feb-2017 - New leadership took over the United States not two months ago, and already executive orders, emerging policy platforms, and the pandemonium of an experiment in business-tycoon-as-government-official have warranted a new...

Men’s grooming boom raises expectations for barcodes

23-Feb-2017 - The men’s grooming category has seen rapid evolution and diversification in recent years, prompting barcode technology provider Videojet to offer more tailored solutions.

DuPont’s latest skin care ingredient targets water balance

23-Feb-2017 - DuPont Industrial Biosciences has launched a new skin care active ingredient called Genencare OSMS MI. Perhaps most interesting is the fact that it targets optimal water content for skin cells.

Unilever starts ‘comprehensive review’ after Kraft Heinz withdraws bid

23-Feb-2017 - Unilever has announced that it is undergoing a comprehensive internal review following news that Kraft Heinz has withdrawn its $143bn bid for the company.

Baby care in the spotlight: Mintel reveals latest China trends

22-Feb-2017 - Mintel has revealed insight into the growing baby care market, a segment within beauty and personal care that has been seeing strong progress in recent years.

The Cosmetics Design anti-pollution forum is today!

22-Feb-2017 - The industry is buzzing over this trend and with over 1,000 subscribers signed up for our event today it is clearly not one to miss.

Why in-cosmetics Global is focusing on sustainability

22-Feb-2017 - Sustainability will be a core focus at the newly re-branded in-cosmetics Global event, to be held in London in early April. We caught up with the show director to find...

Personalisation – how it is affecting the entire beauty supply chain

22-Feb-2017 - Consumer demand for more tailored and personalised beauty and personal care products is impacting every aspect of product development, from packaging through to formulation and beyond. Here we take a...

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...

Keeping an eye on the all-important anti-pollution trend

21-Feb-2017 - Anti-pollution is undoubtedly creating one of the biggest buzzes in the industry right now, which is why Cosmetics Design is taking a look back at recent developments in the industry.

UK indie beauty brand Illamasqua signs pledge opposing Trump

21-Feb-2017 - Illamasqua, a cosmetics brand known for its ethical stands, claims it is the first British business to make a pledge opposing US President Donald Trump.

Kraft Heinz pulls out of Unilever bidding process

21-Feb-2017 - Food giant Kraft Heinz has pulled out of the bidding process for Anglo-Dutch consumer player Unilever after its $143 billion (€134 billion) bid was turned down at the end of last week.

A new headquarters for New Avon

20-Feb-2017 - After nearly one year as a stand-alone company, the North American social selling beauty company has announced the location of its new offices here in New York City. Soon hundreds...

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...

PCHi opens its doors next week

17-Feb-2017 - The PCHi trade show, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, opens for business next week. We take a look at what’s in store.

Anti-acne still a focus: Ashland releases new range

17-Feb-2017 - Global specialty chemicals company Ashland has released a new concept range surrounding anti-acne skin care.

Cosmetics claims and labelling not up to scratch, finds French govt body

17-Feb-2017 - The French Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and the Prevention of Fraud has released a report that states that labelling claims in the country for cosmetics are ‘poorly controlled’.

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.

Ireland now making moves to ban microbeads

16-Feb-2017 - An Irish government minister has made a move towards introducing a microbead ban in Ireland.

Beiersdorf intensifies its marketing strategy

16-Feb-2017 - Beiersdorf, consumer goods company, has announced it is pushing forward its communications for its Nivea brand.

Free-from cosmetics claims in the spotlight

16-Feb-2017 - With this year’s annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards open for nominations and clean beauty increasingly in the spotlight, we take a look at the current state of the consumer enthusiasm for...

Will cosmetics and personal care ingredient trade between Australia and the US come undone in the age of Trump?

15-Feb-2017 - To find out how business on the ground is fairing since this country’s new President had his ‘worst call by far’ with a foreign leader, Cosmetics Design caught up with...

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