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What is COSMOS certification? Organics and naturals in UK market

30-Jun-2017 - Finished product brands and ingredients manufacturers alike across Europe now have the opportunity to get their products accredited with a region-wide certification.

Proving claims to maximise on beauty trends

30-Jun-2017 - Ahead of a new Open Academy for the industry in Europe, we caught up with one of the speakers on the challenges facing formulators in the region when it comes...

How to turn formulations and products into meaningful brand identities

30-Jun-2017 - Ahead of a new Open Academy for the industry in Europe, we caught up with one of the speakers on ‘The Formulation of Cosmetics - Creating a Product Brand’.

Exclusive interview

Estée Lauder Companies research shows how pollen affects the skin and what can be done about it

29-Jun-2017 - In data presented at this year’s annual meeting for the Society for Investigative Dermatology, a team of scientists from the Estée Lauder department of skin physiology and pharmacology and from...

Alternatives to animal testing widely used in Europe, but more work needed

29-Jun-2017 - Formulators are using alternatives to animal testing for at least one endpoint in 89% of substances analysed in Europe, says the European Chemicals Agency.

L’Oréal doing it for the women: gender equality award win

29-Jun-2017 - In a sign that the major global employer is working towards a strong profile on internal gender equality, L’Oréal has received Equileap’s award for the issue.

How software can help you stay ahead with regulatory affairs

29-Jun-2017 - Ahead of a new Open Academy for the industry in Europe, we caught up with one of the speakers on ‘Software Tools for Formulation and Regulatory Affairs’.

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Carob seed boosts structural protein production, shows P&G research

28-Jun-2017 - To find out the how and why of carob’s anti-aging benefits, Cosmetics Design reached out to Mike Flagler, senior scientist of Olay Beauty Technology Development.

Cosmetics Europe Week proves knowledge sharing success

28-Jun-2017 - Cosmetics Europe Week held a successful edition for 2017 in Brussels, discussing global trends and latest industry developments.

Firmenich innovation sharing collection launch

28-Jun-2017 - Firmenich launched its 2017 Collection of Sharing Innovation ingredients during the SIMPPAR exhibition last week in Paris, with a focus on natural mint.

FreeFrom Skin Care Awards 2017: shortlist announced

28-Jun-2017 - Organisers of the sixth annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards have announced the 200 products from over 100 brands that have made this year’s shortlist.

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...


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....

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