Hair straightening no longer a one-size-fits-all category

Hair straightening no longer a one-size-fits-all category

26-Sep-2014 - Innovative technologies and products have revolutionised the hair straightening category and made it one of the most dynamic hair care categories, driven by demand for hair control and lifestyle changes. 

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3D Harvard make-up invention to change the whole beauty game

18-Sep-2014 - ‘3D' printing is the buzz word of the moment in the cosmetics industry. The latest innovation in the area claims consumers can make their own colour cosmetic formulations at home for a fraction of the price that beauty brands charge. This has seen the industry sit up and take notice...

Can a worsened skin appearance be put down to stress?

Can a worsened skin appearance be put down to stress?

18-Sep-2014 - It has long been thought that breaking out in a bout of spots or pimples is the result of stress and this may be true, particularly if there is an underlying inflammatory skin condition.

BASF backs passing of Sunscreen Innovation Act

BASF backs passing of Sunscreen Innovation Act

18-Sep-2014 - The Sunscreen Innovation Act, approved by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) this week has been backed by chemical company BASF.

No European cosmetics concern over exposure to phthalates

No European cosmetics concern over exposure to phthalates

18-Sep-2014 - After a US study claimed that if children are exposed to certain phthalates while still in the womb, it could increase their risk of developing asthma; experts in Europe have moved to reiterate the safety of cosmetics products in Europe.

Top 5 stories tapping in to the natural trend

Top 5 stories tapping in to the natural trend

17-Sep-2014 - The natural trend is by no means new, but with a plethora of beauty and skin care products popping up on our shelves and a lot of recent coverage focused on the naturals arena, CosmeticsDesign.com USA takes a look at some of the recent big-hitting articles in this segment.

Lindal aerosol technology chosen by Unilever for Axe shaving products

Lindal aerosol technology chosen by Unilever for Axe shaving products

16-Sep-2014 - Packaging firm Lindal has turned its attention to developing aerosol solutions for high viscosity products in order to stay ahead in the global shaving cream market, and has already caught the eye of Unilever.

CoverGirl finds itself in the middle of a call to boycott the NFL

CoverGirl finds itself in the middle of a call to boycott the NFL

16-Sep-2014 - NFL's official beauty partner CoverGirl found itself in the middle of a protest against domestic violence when one of its' ads was photoshopped to look like the model had a black eye.

Scientists develop lucrative perfume fixative from Mexican plant

Scientists develop lucrative perfume fixative from Mexican plant

16-Sep-2014 - Scientists have found a more sustainable way to produce an ambergris-alternative perfume ingredient from a Mexican plant, which could prove lucrative.

Russia’s sanctions slowing down cosmetics business

Russia’s sanctions slowing down cosmetics business

16-Sep-2014 - Global personal care players are reporting the Russian cosmetics market to have slowed down due to sanctions imposed on Russia by western countries as well as the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine.

NYX Cosmetics announces beauty vlogging champion

NYX Cosmetics announces beauty vlogging champion

15-Sep-2014 - NYX Cosmetics has announced this year’s winner of its annual video content competition, which pits beauty bloggers against each other in order to determine the ‘Beauty Vlogger of the Year’.

90% of Brazilian inspired skin care products launched outside Brazil - Mintel

90% of Brazilian inspired skin care products launched outside Brazil - Mintel

15-Sep-2014 - Brazilian influence is resonating dramatically in the beauty and personal care category - and new research from Mintel reveals just how much influence it has. 

Finalists announced for digital #beauty20 Awards

Finalists announced for digital #beauty20 Awards

15-Sep-2014 - Organizers of the event that recognizes beauty brands efforts on the digital platform have selected the finalists they say have significantly invested in digital marketing throughout the year.

Beauty from within supplements: how to win the consumer

Beauty from within supplements: how to win the consumer

12-Sep-2014 - According to Datamonitor, as the beauty from within segment evolves, cosmetic manufacturers are now focused on researching solutions to better meet consumer expectations and convince of a supplement's effectiveness. 

Murad skincare marks 25th Anniversary by moving into retail

Murad skincare marks 25th Anniversary by moving into retail

11-Sep-2014 - The brand known by name by it’s founder Dr. Howard Murad, M.D., is moving into retail with a flagship boutique that aims to bridge the gap between beauty and health in skincare. 

U.S. Marshals seize drug products from Flawless Beauty

U.S. Marshals seize drug products from Flawless Beauty

11-Sep-2014 - At the request of U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey and the FDA, various ‘unapproved and improperly’ labeled products marketed, sold or distributed online by cosmetic brand, Flawless Beauty have been seized.

L'Oreal now uniting ecommerce with professional beauty segment

L'Oreal now uniting ecommerce with professional beauty segment

11-Sep-2014 - L’Oreal has launched a new partnership with online beauty service StyleSeat which will provide the professional beauty segment an ecommerce platform.

L'Oréal dominates Norway’s hair care segment

L'Oréal dominates Norway’s hair care segment

11-Sep-2014 - L’Oréal boasts a market share of 29% in Norway’s hair care segment, making it the country’s most popular brand by a significant margin, according to latest research released by Euromonitor.

Oils specialist in UK set to profit from South American cosmetics boom

Oils specialist in UK set to profit from South American cosmetics boom

11-Sep-2014 - A rising player from the UK on the specialist oils for consumer goods scene is now looking to profit from the ongoing cosmetics boom in South America. 

in-cosmetics Brasil 2014, in photos

in-cosmetics Brasil 2014, in photos

10-Sep-2014 - As the first ever in-cosmetics event in Latin America opened its doors in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday, the Cosmetics Design was there to capture the moment, bringing you some of the highlights in this photo gallery.