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. 

The latest in the alphabet craze - 'EE' cream makes its way to Europe

The latest in the alphabet craze - 'EE' cream makes its way to Europe

19-Sep-2014 - On first gaining popularity in the East and then spreading to the West; the BB, CC and DD cream sensation has now paved the way for the ‘EE’ version

Barcelona to host in-cosmetics for its 25th anniversary

Barcelona to host in-cosmetics for its 25th anniversary

19-Sep-2014 - In 2015 in-cosmetics celebrates its 25th anniversary in Barcelona on 14-16 April, expecting more than 680 exhibitors set to use the show as a launch pad for their innovations, as thousands of professionals come together to discuss the trends and challenges in the personal care industry.

EU researchers cultivate seaweed for biodegradable bioplastics

EU researchers cultivate seaweed for biodegradable bioplastics

19-Sep-2014 - SEABIOPLAS, an FP7-funded project is cultivating seaweed to develop sustainable biodegradable bioplastics.

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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...

EU invests €2.9 million in natural substitutes to synthetics

EU invests €2.9 million in natural substitutes to synthetics

18-Sep-2014 - The EU-funded AGROCOS project is foraging through the plant world for natural substitutes to synthetic ingredients currently used in cosmetics and agrochemical products.

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.

Consumers more concerned with function than traditional categories

Consumers more concerned with function than traditional categories

18-Sep-2014 - It is time that beauty classifications were re-organised to suit buyers' needs, after a new report suggests that consumers are interested in the function, not the traditional categories, of hair and skin care products.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Top-hitting exclusive features

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Top-hitting exclusive features

17-Sep-2014 - At CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com we pride ourselves on bringing our readers exclusive news and interviews, so here is a collection of the top hitting features from the last couple of months.

Sunscreen is vital protection for outdoor sports

Sunscreen is vital protection for outdoor sports

17-Sep-2014 - For those living an active lifestyle sun exposure can be unavoidable meaning that taking protective measures, such as applying sunscreen, is very important to avoid skin damage or even skin cancer.

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.

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.

UK recycling campaign puts plastic packaging high on the agenda

UK recycling campaign puts plastic packaging high on the agenda

16-Sep-2014 - The Pledge 4 Plastics national recycling campaign has been launched in the UK aiming to increase the collection of plastic packaging for recycling.

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.

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. 

The new European Commission - who's who and what it means for the industry

The new European Commission - who's who and what it means for the industry

12-Sep-2014 - As newly elected European commissioners prepare to take their seats in November, Cosmetics Design takes a look at who's who and how the change-up may impact the cosmetics sector...

Seven reveals fragrance trends for Autumn-Winter 2015/16

Seven reveals fragrance trends for Autumn-Winter 2015/16

12-Sep-2014 - According to the fragrance specialists the return of oud, the enduring popularity of rose and a focus on leather notes will influence Autumn-Winter 2015/16 fragrance formulations.

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. 

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.

Cyprotex expands skin sensitisation methods with KeratinoSens assay

Cyprotex expands skin sensitisation methods with KeratinoSens assay

11-Sep-2014 - Cyprotex a specialist contract researcher has launched a new in vitro screening service for determining skin sensitisation with the KeratinoSens test method.