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Social media moguls: how independent beauty brands have the edge on the internet

31-May-2017 - Compared to more traditional, larger beauty players - with some notable exceptions, including L’Oréal - indie beauty brands have generally been leading at the forefront of the industry when it...

Special Newsletter - Indie Brands

The top ten most innovative indie beauty products

31-May-2017 - The indie beauty category has been leading the way when it comes to ground breaking and innovative products, so we at Cosmetics Design thought it a good idea to pick...

Indie Beauty: Where ideas, inspiration, innovation, and investments happen in the cosmetics and personal care industry today (part 2 of 2)

31-May-2017 - The independent beauty movement is unstoppable. It’s no longer niche and it’s no longer negligible. Here Cosmetics Design examines all things indie—what’s trending, how conventional beauty is responding, and more....

Indie Beauty: Where ideas, inspiration, innovation, and investments happen in the cosmetics and personal care industry today (part 1 of 2)

31-May-2017 - The rise of independent brands has been called everything from a competition to a revolution and by several monikers much better or worse (depending on the perspective). Here, Cosmetics Design...

Fragrance ingredients made via fermentation have arrived on a commercial scale

31-May-2017 - Robertet and Ginkgo Bioworks collaborated on a production strategy, using designer yeast, that can now create fragrance notes at a scale sufficient to meet the needs of the cosmetics, perfume,...

Euromonitor International’s 2017 edition highlights a strong beauty and personal care industry

31-May-2017 - The market research provider describes the industry’s global growth as ‘respectable’ at 5% in 2016.

Harrods launches new ‘integrative beauty’ concept: holistic beauty and wellness clinic

31-May-2017 - In a move that appears to respond to the ongoing rise in the crossover between beauty and wellness, Harrods department store in London has launched a clinic concept that promotes...

Croda moves ahead with £27m facility expansion

31-May-2017 - Croda has announced the official start of the major expansion of its UK facility in Hull, with which it is aiming to double its capacity.

New industry ‘Open Academy’ education event ahead

30-May-2017 - The industry association Cosmetics Consultants Europe is gearing up to launch a new event promoting knowledge sharing and discussion, with its first Open Academy this October.

Avoid Black Henna campaign gathers momentum

30-May-2017 - Black henna temporary tattoos have become the focus of an increasing vocal public awareness campaign, with the material used in these tattoos not likely to be henna at all, but...

Bitop ‘made in Germany’ actives secures US distribution with Mibelle Biochemistry

30-May-2017 - Mibelle Biochemistry and Bitop, two cosmetics active ingredients manufacturers, have signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the US market.

Exclusive interview

Food waste enters cosmetics formulations part I: Innovation opportunities

30-May-2017 - As organisations develop their sustainability plans, David Tyrrell, Global Skincare Analyst for beauty and personal care at Mintel looks at how food waste is attracting both large-scale and niche companies.

Exclusive interview

Sunless tanning: Is there a niche?

29-May-2017 - While sunless tanner sales rise in the West, we spoke to Jane Jang, Senior Beauty Analyst at Mintel on why the market remains still in Asia as consumers opt for...

Dove’s baby-specific skin care: proof of the category’s potential?

26-May-2017 - With baby- and child-specific products in the spotlight, we take a look at Dove’s international push on its Dove Baby range.

SIMPPAR gearing up to welcome perfumery players to Paris

26-May-2017 - The Salon International des Matières Premières pour la Parfumerie is set to host its biennial international exhibition in Paris, 14th-15th June.

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...

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...

New delivery technology enables Linnea to launch unique botanical ingredients portfolio

25-May-2017 - Switzerland-based pharma solutions provider Linnea is targeting cosmetics and personal care thanks to new delivery technology that brings its botanical extracts to the skin care category for the first time.

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...

Feature

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...

Guest article

K-beauty forecasting: product trends making it West

25-May-2017 - In this guest article, K-beauty consultant Ju Rhyu reveals her insights into the new Korean beauty products and categories making their way to western markets.

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...

Dr. Straetmans GmbH acquired by Evonik

24-May-2017 - Evonik has acquired Hamburg-based cosmetics ingredients manufacturer Dr Straetmans GmbH for reportedly just under 100 million euros ($107 million).

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.

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