Skin Care

The 2019 Beauty Industry Awards are open!

The 2019 Beauty Industry Awards are open!

By Simon Pitman

The third annual Beauty Industry Awards is open for entries, with the Cosmetics Design team inviting entries for ten categories representing all aspects of the industry, from finished products through to formulation.

Water reduction in beauty: a major future craze?

Water reduction in beauty: a major future craze?

By Lucy Whitehouse

From a German personal care brand explicitly called Stop The Water While Using Me! to L’Oréal’s recent partnership to rinse out shampoo with five times less water, water reduction in beauty is a trend causing a serious splash. We explore its potential...

Alan Jope, incoming CEO (photo via Unilever)

Unilever’s next CEO is current president of beauty and personal care

By Deanna Utroske

At the start of the New Year, Alan Jope will take over as CEO of the multinational consumer goods company. Having most recently led the beauty and personal care business—Unilever’s largest division—and been with company his entire career, Jope has the...

Oat Cosmetics’ aurafirm ingredient makes its mark

Oat Cosmetics’ aurafirm ingredient makes its mark

By Simon Pitman

UK ingredient provider Oat Cosmetics says its recently launched range of oat fermented active ingredients, aurafirm, has already made an impression at the luxury end of the skin care market.

Exporting cosmetics to China just got a bit easier

Editor's Spotlight

Exporting cosmetics to China just got a bit easier

By Simon Pitman

Exporting cosmetics to China is a big goal for many European cosmetic and personal care players but one that has been traditionally hindered by bureaucracy. But things may have just got a little easier.