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OPI moves into the retail business with first UK flagship

OPI moves into the retail business with first UK flagship

By Michelle Yeomans

OPI Nails has ventured into the retail space with its first flagship spa in the UK where it will offer luxury manicures and pedicures as well as a fully stocked range of its nail care products for consumers to take home.

Infuser image courtesy of BioMod Concepts

Infusers — a whole new category of beauty product

By Deanna Utroske

A unique, reusable delivery system that promises to optimize cosmetic science and applicator design for results far beyond what creams or wet masks can provide, infusers are the creation of BioMod Concepts. To find out more, Cosmetics Design interviewed...

L'Oréal

L'Oreal leads the way for beauty marketing on Snapchat

By Lucy Whitehouse

L’Oreal has launched a 'lens’ on Snapchat, a social media platform increasingly favoured by millennials, in an industry-leading move that again confirms the company’s digital clout.

Max Factor ventures into augmented reality

Max Factor ventures into augmented reality

By Simon Pitman

P&G-owned Max Factor has teamed up with UK-based visual browser expert Blippar to make the beauty player's almost 500-strong product portfolio fully digitally interactive.

Ulta Beauty announces plans for satellite headquarters

Ulta Beauty announces plans for satellite headquarters

By Deanna Utroske

The private label brand and beauty retailer has its offices in Bolingbrook, Illinois, a west suburb of Chicago, and this summer Ulta will open space in the heart of the city for up to 100 employees.

Global beauty app set to launch in Asia

Global beauty app set to launch in Asia

By Lucy Whitehouse

Vaniday, an international beauty app, has turned its sights to global expansion with its recently announced launch in Asia, where its efforts have begun in Singapore.

Could music affect your skin care experience? Shiseido thinks so…

Could music affect your skin care experience? Shiseido thinks so…

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Shiseido has sought to make skin care techniques and treatments ‘even more enjoyable and beautiful’ by developing Omotenashi Sound, aesthetic music software that enhances the power of touching the skin, in what the firm calls ‘acoustic beauty care.’

The Old Spice brand portfolio gets a make-over

The Old Spice brand portfolio gets a make-over

By Simon Pitman

Procter & Gamble has decided to revamp one of the oldest men’s grooming brands by reformulating and rebranding with the help of a digital informercial to get the message out.

CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com’s Top 5 articles of 2015!

CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com’s Top 5 articles of 2015!

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

There is no doubt that 2015 was another exciting year in the cosmetics industry with much happening, and here are the top 5 hitting stories of the last 12 months, touching on some of the hottest topics in EMEA.

Unilever reformulates to cater to cavity issues in Ghana

Unilever reformulates to cater to cavity issues in Ghana

By Michelle Yeomans

Unilever has reformulated its Pepsodent toothpaste to include 'three levels of protection' to combat high rates of oral decay in Ghana, following a report published by the World Health Organisation.

Bulldog founder Simon Duffy says export has been a wonderful part of the men's skin care journey

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Key to export success for cosmetics is good distribution partners

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

For many brands, large or small, launching internationally can be a daunting challenge. We spoke with Bulldog Skincare founder Simon Duffy, about how international expansion has presents great opportunities, how to deal with regulatory challenges, and...

liquid silk and silk powder (photo courtesy of Silk Therapeutics)

State-of-the-art silk protein patent granted

By Deanna Utroske

Specialty biotechnology company Silk Therapeutics announced late last month that the US Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent for its non-GMO, stable liquid silk protein. Cosmetics Design connected with that company’s CEO, Greg Altman, to get the...

“We eventually found a natural flavour that masked both the after taste of the moringa and the after taste of the stevia.

UK Moringa-based beauty drink overcomes 'horrible' taste

By Louise Reid

A herbal nutricosmetic drink is being launched in the UK utilising the amino acid-rich Himalyan herb, Moringa oleifeira, with the company involved saying it has overcome the 'horrible' taste of moringa.

Belinda Carli, director at the Institute of Personal Care Science

Will neuro-cosmetics be the next big trend?

By Simon Pitman

Tapping into the big trend for wellbeing and sensory enhancement, a number of cosmetic ingredients targeting neurological stimulation could be the start of something new.

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