Ashland joins PASS Coalition in supporting Sunscreen Innovation Act

Ashland joins PASS Coalition in supporting Sunscreen Innovation Act

22-Jul-2014 - Specialty ingredients supplier Ashland has voiced its support and approval of the Sunscreen Innovation Act, H.R. 4250 as it looks to develop its new products.

New York state targets the clean-up 1,4-dioxane pollution

New York state targets the clean-up 1,4-dioxane pollution

22-Jul-2014 - State wastewater treatment authorities in New York say they are implementing new technology that targets the long-term treatment of 1,4-dioxane pollution.

Bucchini: “This is the first official blessing of​ beauty claims I am aware of..."

Bella! EC backs beauty health claims; must be judged case-by-case

22-Jul-2014 - Beauty claims are permissible under the EU nutrition and health claim regulation (NHCR) a European Commission committee has said in what an analyst says is a “first blessing” the EC may have taken from Italy’s stance on the matter.

Evonik’s US sets sights on men’s grooming market

Evonik’s US sets sights on men’s grooming market

21-Jul-2014 - Evonik’s VP of personal care in North America explains how the ingredients player is planning to capitalize on the growing opportunities in the region’s men’s grooming market by developing a deeper understanding of what male consumers are looking for.

Estèe Lauder to benefit most from skin care and color cosmetics investment

Estèe Lauder to benefit most from skin care and color cosmetics investment

21-Jul-2014 - With margins for skin care and make-up sales reported to be relatively higher than other segments, Estèe Lauder particularly stands to see success if it further invests in these two areas that already account for more than 80% of its' annual revenues.

Stem cells hold key to hair regrowth

Stem cells hold key to hair regrowth

21-Jul-2014 - Stem cells could hold the key to telling hair follicles to grow after US researchers found that Transit-Amplifying Cells emit a signal that tells quiet hair follicle stem cells to become active.

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EU cosmetics Regulation one year on: How is industry coping?

18-Jul-2014 - It has now been over a year since the new cosmetics regulation came into force on 11 July 2013 but challenges still remain for companies to be compliant, and a recent survey shows that deciding which preservatives to use is the number one challenge for many.

Spotlight falls on Italian companies at Cosmoprof North America

Spotlight falls on Italian companies at Cosmoprof North America

17-Jul-2014 - Cosmoprof North America was bigger and more comprehensive than ever this year, with lots of new additions that also included a particular emphasis on the Italian cosmetics industry.

The Cosmoprof team making the announcement about the New York Symposium in Las Vegas, earlier this week

Cosmoprof Worldwide announces launch of New York Symposium

17-Jul-2014 - The Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna team has announced its first event on the East Cost – The Cosmoprof New York Symposium, 2014, which will take place in Manhattan, from September 22nd to 23rd.

CEW launches revamped image and networking tool

CEW launches revamped image and networking tool

17-Jul-2014 - The Cosmetics Executive Women organization has revealed a new look, complete with reworked logo, redesigned website and a new networking tool called CEW Member Connect.

Nivea’s new anti-ageing boutique targets older women

Nivea’s new anti-ageing boutique targets older women

17-Jul-2014 - Beauty brand Nivea have recently launched a new ‘immersive’ retail space, dubbed Face Facts Boutique,  with which the brand hopes to attract a larger consumer base of women aged 40 – 60.

Mobile apps: opportunity or risk for beauty brands?

Mobile apps: opportunity or risk for beauty brands?

16-Jul-2014 - With apps which center on beauty products now hitting consumers’ screens thick and fast, CosmeticsDesign takes a look at whether the swiftly evolving mobile space poses an opportunity for brands, or a risk.

Consumer report finds questionable ingredients in cosmetics

Consumer report finds questionable ingredients in cosmetics

16-Jul-2014 - Consumer Reports 'ShopSmart' says it has found numerous body care products with potentially harmful ingredients, such as coal tar color, triclosan, and formaldehyde releasing chemicals following a year long investigation.

Furthering melanoma understanding could lead to better sunscreens

Furthering melanoma understanding could lead to better sunscreens

16-Jul-2014 - Scientists may look to develop additives that can be included in sunscreens to ramp up the skin's ability to deal with UV damage, after a study into melanoma furthered understanding.

In calmer waters: ABT/ Restorsea dispute resolved

ABT and Restorsea resolve legal dispute

16-Jul-2014 - The legal dispute between Aqua Bio Technology and Restorsea over the breach of a business contract has ended with both companies hoping to move on.

Michelle Phan: a particularly popular vlogger

NYX Cosmetics: beauty's video marketing powerhouse

15-Jul-2014 - The recent acquisition of NYX Cosmetics by industry giant L’Oreal confirmed the smaller brand’s prowess in the video marketing online sphere. Here, Cosmetics Design takes a look at what it’s getting so right.

Smashbox now expanding product range and retail channels

Smashbox now expanding product range and retail channels

15-Jul-2014 - Smashbox, a key color cosmetics segment player, has announced plans to expand both its product range, and the retail channels on which its goods are sold.

The power of Instagram – Beauty Top 10

The power of Instagram – Beauty Top 10

15-Jul-2014 - Instagram is a growing social media force and its photo-sharing appeal seems like a great fit for beauty brands as it is visual, connects with the consumer, takes advantage of the power of the hashtag, and lets people see behind the scenes of some of the top make-up moguls in the business.

Update: EC wraps up EDC review

Update: EC wraps up EDC review

15-Jul-2014 - The European Commission has implied in a recent review paper that it has concluded ensuring that REACH covers the assessment of EDCs.

Birchbox opens first ever retail store in New York City

Birchbox opens first ever retail store in New York City

14-Jul-2014 - Leading beauty box provider Birchbox has made the move in to the brick and mortar retail channel by opening its first story in Manhattan, New York.