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Can overseas indie brands change the pace of beauty?

By Deanna Utroske

The independent beauty movement is truly global, as evidenced by the international spectrum of exhibitors at IBE LA last month. But a subset of indie beauty brands from abroad aren’t just going global, they are inviting consumers to be patient, seek balance,...

Global “Alliance to End Plastic Waste” launched

Global “Alliance to End Plastic Waste” launched

By Lucy Whitehouse

Major players from the plastics and consumer goods value chain have launched the new “Alliance to End Plastic Waste” (AEPW), in a bid to step up efforts to reduce wastes from packaging and through the supply chain.

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Formulating for Indie Beauty Special Newsletter

Formulating an indie beauty brand story with regional ingredients

By Deanna Utroske

In the beauty and wellness space, a well-constructed brand story can capture the attention of consumers, buyers, and media. To find out just how regional ingredients can effectively inform and inspire an indie brand and its story, Cosmetics Design checked...

Fragrance trends for the EMEA region: 2019

Fragrance trends for the EMEA region: 2019

By Lucy Whitehouse

Want an insight into where the industry sees fragrance trends going in 2019? In this Editor’s Spotlight, we take a look at four big predictions from Bell Flavors & Fragrances.

Cosmetics carcinogens after Brexit? CTPA smacks down suggestion

Cosmetics carcinogens after Brexit? CTPA smacks down suggestion

By Lucy Whitehouse

The UK’s cosmetics trade association has asserted that “cosmetic products will continue to be safe after Brexit”, following recent media coverage that suggested standards on safety for beauty may slip in the UK once it leaves the EU.

Unilever’s 2018: what did the beauty giant get up to?

Unilever’s 2018: what did the beauty giant get up to?

By Lucy Whitehouse

From a push with its eco beauty brand and an effort towards natural microplastics, to the company’s new CEO coming from the division, Unilever’s beauty business has had a big year in 2018. We take a look in this Editor’s Spotlight.

Top launches and trends of 2018: expert insights

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Top launches and trends of 2018: expert insights

By Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science

We get the top ingredients launches and trends of 2018 picked out by Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science.

Beauty battle: the threat of supermarket beauty sites

Guest article

Beauty battle: the threat of supermarket beauty sites

By Lucy Whitehouse

In this guest article, we discover how health and beauty retailers can ensure they stay ahead of the curve and fight off the competition in an ever more competitive retail landscape.

IFF appoints two new ‘master perfumers’

IFF appoints two new ‘master perfumers’

By Lucy Whitehouse

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has recognised two new perfumers for their ‘consistent and outstanding’ levels of creativity and craftsmanship in perfumery.

“We are not perfect” says L’Oréal veteran about the beauty industry

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“We are not perfect” says L’Oréal veteran about the beauty industry

By Lucy Whitehouse

The cosmetics industry in Europe is living through a challenging time: Brexit is looming, for one thing, and for another, the industry is under frequent, intense scrutiny for its practices and impact (bans on microplastics and animal testing are key examples)....

Regulatory challenges facing Europe: Exclusive Interview

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Regulatory challenges facing Europe: Exclusive Interview

By Lucy Whitehouse

Ahead of next month’s Cosmetics Europe Annual conference, we caught up the trade body's Technical Regulatory and International Affairs Director to hear his take on the current regulatory landscape for beauty and personal care in Europe.

Is the industry doing enough to engage men?

Is the industry doing enough to engage men?

By Lucy Whitehouse

With the category strengthening globally, and the industry even beginning include men in colour cosmetics campaigns, we consider what more could be done in the male grooming segment.

MuLondon supports Stonewall campaign group

MuLondon supports Stonewall campaign

By Lucy Whitehouse

In another instance of beauty industry players aligning themselves with diversity and inclusivity, MuLondon has announced its support of LGBT rights campaign group and charity Stonewall.

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