All news articles for September 2018

Avon cuts back US operations

Avon cuts back US operations

By Deanna Utroske

The direct-sales beauty, personal care, and wellness company announced plans this week to streamline operations in New York State. Avon is closing offices and reducing staff, all in an effort to “fuel growth,” according to company executives.

in-cosmetics Latin America 2018, in photos

in-cosmetics Latin America 2018, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team was at the in-cosmetics Latin America 2018 event in Sao Paulo, Brazil this week, and in this photo gallery we bring you some of the highlights, including the most important and interesting ingredients and new technology to be...

The rise and rise of vegan claims for cosmetics

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The rise and rise of vegan claims for cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetic and personal care carrying vegan claims are definitely on trend these days, highlighted by a daily deluge of new product launches carrying animal-friendly labels, worldwide.

Are free-from products creating harm or safety?

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Are free-from products creating harm or safety?

By Natasha Spencer

Free-from claims are designed to provide reassurance to safety and health-conscious consumers, which, in turn, help build trust and confidence in their purchasing decisions. But are they proving successful? Or is the real harm in the nature of these free-from...

Edible Beauty: pills, tonics, teas, skin care, and cosmetics

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Edible Beauty: pills, tonics, teas, skin care, and cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

Today’s personal care consumer believes that the body, effectively, eats whatever comes into contact with the skin. And this means that the quality and origin of skin care, hair care, fragrance, and beauty ingredients are all the more significant. Edible...

Sally Beauty gets into at-home hair color business

Sally Beauty gets into at-home hair color business

By Deanna Utroske

The professional beauty supply retailer has added a consumer-friendly hair color box kit to its private label product portfolio and begun selling a similar kit from an existing national brand as well.

Vitamin A: BASF creates new production building

Vitamin A: BASF creates new production building

By Lucy Whitehouse

BASF is increasing its annual capacity of pure vitamin A, used by the human and animal nutrition industries as well as the personal care sector, by 1,500 metric tons.

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