What's the next step in 'smart & connected' product development?

What's the next step in 'smart & connected' product development?

23-Oct-2014 - Contemporary consumers expect technology to make their lives easier and more comfortable and the cosmetics sector is taking inspiration from the internet and cashless vending machines to drive more sophisticated and advanced innovations.

MWV launches 'Amplify' based on consumer research

MWV launches 'Amplify' based on consumer research

23-Oct-2014 - The company intends the new dispensing solution, an airless pump-on-a-tube design, to go beyond functionally and to ensure consumers tangibly connect with a given product based on their sensory experience of the package.

Kimberly-Clark cuts 2% of workforce

Kimberly-Clark cuts 2% of workforce

23-Oct-2014 - The company plans to reduce its staff count by as many as 1,300 part of a restructuring that is spinning off health care and refocusing the business on segments including personal care.

P&G management reshuffle announced as streamlining continues

P&G management reshuffle announced as streamlining continues

23-Oct-2014 - Procter & Gamble announces a number of changes to its management team in line with its plan to streamline the business by putting key personnel in place in core business lines.

UK men feel pressure to remove or groom body hair, says Mintel

Do you feel the pressure to have a hair-free body? UK men do…

23-Oct-2014 - While having hair on the head is a desire for UK men, the opposite can be said about having hair on the body after half of all Brits admit there is more pressure nowadays for men to remove or groom body hair.

CEW 2014 Achiever Award honourees (from left) Alli Webb, Laura Geller, CEW president Carlotta Jacobson, and honourees Wende Zomnir, Jane Wurwand, and Sissel Tolaas.

CEW honors cosmetics entrepreneurs with Achiever Awards

22-Oct-2014 - Cosmetics Executive Women recognized five industry experts this week in New York City—Laura Geller, Alli Webb, Jane Wurwand, Wende Zomnir, and Sissel Tolaas—for their achievements as innovators and business leaders.

'Gluten free' increasingly important to cosmetics consumers

'Gluten free' increasingly important to cosmetics consumers

22-Oct-2014 - With the beauty industry’s ‘free-from’ trend on the rise globally, brands are now scrambling to cater to the rise of 'gluten-free', which has made its' way into colour cosmetics and skin care counters.

Specialty chemical company Evonik opens production facility in Brazil

Specialty chemical company Evonik opens production facility in Brazil

22-Oct-2014 - The new plant will produce 50,000 metric tons of ingredients each year, economizing the supply chain for cosmetic and consumer goods companies in the region while banking on the vigorous growth of the South American personal care market.

Amazon Luxury Beauty Store – not quite plain sailing?

Amazon Luxury Beauty Store – not quite plain sailing?

22-Oct-2014 - Online sales growth of beauty products has grown in the last few years, and for one of the web’s largest online powerhouses and marketplaces, Amazon, this should all be good news, but is some of the potential being left unfulfilled?

Will the trend to reveal fragrance ingredients take hold in the personal care industry?

Will the trend to reveal fragrance ingredients take hold in the personal care industry?

21-Oct-2014 - Household products company SC Johnson announced that its voluntarily ingredient disclosure program—launched in 2009—will expand to include product-specific fragrance ingredients.

Natural ingredient supplier Arysta LifeScience to be acquired

Natural ingredient supplier Arysta LifeScience to be acquired

21-Oct-2014 - Arysta LifeScience, a producer of natural ingredients used in cosmetics as well as fungicides and herbicides, is being acquired by chemical maker Platform Specialty Products.

Nobel Prize for Chemistry to affect Beiersdorf R&D on skin aging

Nobel Prize for Chemistry to affect Beiersdorf R&D on skin aging

21-Oct-2014 - Beiersdorf, the skin care company behind Nivea and Eucerin, proudly counts a recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry as a corporation partner and is looking forward to newly possible skin aging discoveries.

L'Oreal to launch multi-cultural division starting with Carol's Daughter acquisition

L'Oreal to launch multi-cultural division starting with Carol's Daughter acquisition

21-Oct-2014 - L'Oreal signed this week to acquire the multicultural beauty brand and plans for it to continue under current leadership while making full use of its expertise in the multicultural beauty sector.

Naturally Australian Products launches new range of oils

Naturally Australian Products launches new range of oils

21-Oct-2014 - Tapping into the growing interest in natural ingredients from Australia, Naturally Australian Products has launched a new range of ingredients sourced from all over the country.

UK men grooming towards a ‘mansome’ revolution

UK men grooming towards a ‘mansome’ revolution

21-Oct-2014 - The men’s grooming market often promises great potential to manufacturers and brands in the UK could find increasing interest in male make-up products thanks to the ‘mansome’ revolution.

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Will sustainability and convenience make resealable packaging big in cosmetics?

20-Oct-2014 - Zip-Pak has been successfully marketing its resealable packaging in the food and household sectors for years, but now the company says sustainability and convenience could sway personal care consumers.

Snail skin care trend hits the US

Snail skin care trend hits the US

20-Oct-2014 - The benefits of snail mucus on the skin have been known to the cosmetics industry for a while, and having seen a big trend in Korea, it is now heading to American shores and is expected to be the ‘newest fad’.

Are French lavender farmers losing the battle against warning labels?

Are French lavender farmers losing the battle against warning labels?

17-Oct-2014 - French lavender farmers have complained loudly about warning labels for cosmetic and fragrance products containing lavender oil, but it seems like regulators are going through with the move regardless.

DSM announces new Personal Care appointment

DSM announces new Personal Care appointment

17-Oct-2014 - DSM’s Personal Care Business Unit announces a new management appointment as Gaëlle Bathany-Di Mascio joins as Head Global Key Account Management. 

Brands using BPA are more susceptible to consumer opinion due to social media

Brands using BPA are more susceptible to consumer opinion due to social media

16-Oct-2014 - Consumers concerned that Bisphenol A used in cosmetics packaging could be absorbed through the skin and disrupt the body’s endocrine system, have taken to social media and are effectively overwhelming the messaging from brands and government agencies.