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Meitu launches augmented reality beauty to its app with Clinque, Bobbie Brown, YSL and more

27-Jun-2017 - MakeupPlus, an augmented reality cosmetics app, has just launched a new ‘Counter’ function, bringing in major name beauty brands.

L’Oréal sale of The Body Shop signed with Natura Cosmeticos

27-Jun-2017 - L’Oréal has announced that the contract for the sale of The Body Shop to Natura has been signed.

Guest article

What’s new for cosmetic products in Switzerland?

27-Jun-2017 - Swiss regulations recently changed to be harmonized with European ones. In this guest article, COSMED analyzes the main changes to come.

Listen to Cosmetics Design on Beauty is Your Business

27-Jun-2017 - Senior Correspondent Deanna Utroske is the guest on the latest edition of Beauty is Your Business, in which she chats with the podcast’s hosts about the indie beauty revolution, the...

bareMinerals launches an app with MatchCo technology

26-Jun-2017 - MADE-2-FIT is the first app from Shiseido since the multinational beauty company acquired MatchCo in January. Designed expressly for use on the iPhone, it’s now available to color cosmetics consumers...

Indie Beauty Profile

Lea Anne Christine Fulton, L.A. Christine

26-Jun-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lea Anne Christine Fulton, founder of L.A. Christine, talks about her brand’s version of multi-channel retail, which spans pop-ups and direct TV, and she describes...

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Heat Styling Protecting Materials: the best options

23-Jun-2017 - This video article takes a look at the harmful impact heat and styling products can have on hair and the different solutions that are out there to protect it from...

Alternatives to animal testing for next generation ingredients

23-Jun-2017 - Ahead of a new Open Academy for the industry in Europe, we caught up with one of the speakers on alternative testing methods.

Is cellulose the answer to eco-friendly microbeads?

23-Jun-2017 - Scientists at the University of Bath have developed biodegradable microbeads from a sustainable source that could be a viable alternative to plastic microbeads.

Avon Products says this is the last leadership change, for now

22-Jun-2017 - This week the direct sales beauty company announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer. And in making the announcement, Avon Products assured investors, the industry, and the public...

Carbios makes progress on biorecycling of PET plastic

22-Jun-2017 - French bioplastics player Carbios says it has made significant advances in the production of PET oligomers made out of terephthalic acid derived from its biorecycling process of PET plastic bottles.

Topical treatment offers safer tanning

22-Jun-2017 - Scientists at the Harvard Medical School say they have developed a way of increasing skin pigmentation in levels using a topically applied compound.

Can we re-engineer synthetic cosmetics products into natural versions?

22-Jun-2017 - Ahead of a new Open Academy for the industry in Europe, we caught up with one of the speakers on the hunt for natural alternative, and how one new technological...

Ingredient maker Evonik targets the active beauty market

21-Jun-2017 - The specialty chemical company showed an expanded collection of market-ready prototypes, known as the Active Lifestyle Concept, at the NYSCC Suppliers Day event earlier this year in New York City....

Hourglass will become Unilever’s first color cosmetics brand

21-Jun-2017 - The personal care company announced on Tuesday that a deal has been struck to acquire the makeup brand Hourglass. It’s the latest in a string of Unilever acquisitions to bring...

Lumson high-end makeup packaging acquisition

21-Jun-2017 - Lumnson, a leading packaging player within Europe, has announced the acquisition of another packaging player, Leoplast, a specialist in high-end makeup.

Britain’s beauty market set to hit £2 bn this year: makeup on the up

21-Jun-2017 - New research reveals that sales of colour cosmetics in the UK are set to reach £2 bn this year, up 7.2% from £1.8bn in 2016.

What does it take to launch a probiotic skin care range?

21-Jun-2017 - We caught up with BeBe & Bella probiotics skin care founder Allison Krebs-Bensch to find out more about what it takes to launch a brand in this rapidly evolving space....

The Estée Lauder Companies has made an investment in DECIEM Abnormal Beauty

20-Jun-2017 - The Canadian company is home to 16 skin care, cosmetics, personal care, grooming, and supplement brands. And Estée Lauder is looking to tap in to DECIEM's creativity and indie beauty...

Vacuumed pores make it onto skin care to-do list

20-Jun-2017 - Skin vacuuming is the latest trend to hit Korea and Asia-Pacific as consumers seek to improve their skin’s appearance.

BASF steps up sustainable palm oil efforts

20-Jun-2017 - With 20 of its production sites worldwide now accredited in line with RSPO standards, BASF has announced ‘good progress’ has been made in its efforts to move away from palm...

SEPAWA Congress 2017 calls for papers: final day

20-Jun-2017 - The  SEPAWA annual congress for the detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and perfumery industry in Europe has put out its final, extended call for submissions.

Probiotics skincare – a small niche with massive potential

20-Jun-2017 - The probiotics trend is one of the fastest growing in the skin care category right now, mainly because it simultaneously hits on key consumer demands that include wellness and natural.

Organic spotlight: Azelis earns new COSMOS certification for UK specialities business

16-Jun-2017 - Azelis, a leading specialty chemicals player, has announced it is expanding its organic specialities business, looking at ‘new markets and growth opportunities’.

L’Occitane announces ‘record highs’ in annual results for FY2017

16-Jun-2017 - L’Occitane has released its FY2017 results, and sees its net profit up 16.2% to EUR 132.4 million, the highest since its listing, while gross margin reached a ‘historical high’ of...

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