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in-cosmetics North America 2018, in photos

in-cosmetics North America 2018

in-cosmetics North America 2018, in photos

By Simon Pitman

Here are some of the photo highlights of a the busy in-cosmetics North America event, where there were many new ingredient launches, a strong conference program and underlying themes such as the adaption to the needs of indie beauty formulators. Click...

Trend Spotting: vinegar beauty treatments

Editor’s Spotlight

Trend Spotting: vinegar beauty treatments

By Deanna Utroske

Vinegars have been used globally for centuries in cooking, medicine, cleaning, and personal care. Now with consumers’ interest in naturals, blend-it-yourself products, and time-honored traditions, vinegar is showing up quite often in skin care, hair and...

The big business of natural beauty ingredients

Editor's Spotlight

The big business of natural beauty ingredients

By Deanna Utroske

Acquisitions and launches in the natural cosmetics and personal care ingredients space have been coming along pretty steadily for the past year or so now—evidence that the natural beauty is no longer restricted to the fringes of the industry. Here, Cosmetics...

Sustainability, science and selling

Sustainability, science and selling

By Natasha Spencer

As sustainable and environmentally-friendly product launches, marketing messages and board-level initiatives gather in pace, cosmetics and personal care brands are innovating technology and packaging to stand out.

The rise and rise of vegan claims for cosmetics

Natural & Organic Labelling Special Edition

The rise and rise of vegan claims for cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetic and personal care carrying vegan claims are definitely on trend these days, highlighted by a daily deluge of new product launches carrying animal-friendly labels, worldwide.

Are free-from products creating harm or safety?

Are free-from products creating harm or safety?

By Natasha Spencer

Free-from claims are designed to provide reassurance to safety and health-conscious consumers, which, in turn, help build trust and confidence in their purchasing decisions. But are they proving successful? Or is the real harm in the nature of these free-from...

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