Innovation

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Innovation in Action: advances in microbiome beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Personal care and cosmetics consumers are more intrigued and informed about the human microbiome every day. Here, Cosmetics Design takes a look at newly emerging science, brand updates, and other microbiome news worth knowing.

Clean & Ethical Beauty why it matters Episode 1 CosmeticsDesign video series

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Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series Episode 1: Why it matters

By Kacey Culliney

Clean and ethical beauty has evolved significantly in recent years, fuelled by various environmental, societal and business factors, but why does this burgeoning category matter more today? Scroll down to watch Episode 1.

Next month's show will also feature a ‘Best Technology 2020’ award for innovators in the beauty tech space (Getty Images)

in-cosmetics Global spotlights beauty tech

By Kacey Culliney

in-cosmetics Global will feature a dedicated beauty tech zone, showcasing the latest smart products and providing a platform to network and spark collaboration.

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2019 Indie Beauty News Highlights

By Deanna Utroske

As we look ahead to 2020, let’s not forget the stellar year that 2019 has been for the independent beauty movement. Here Cosmetics Design reviews 10 top 2019 news items about all things indie.

Safic-Alcan UK won the Laura Marshall Memorial Award for Innovation at SCS Formulate last month for its 'flexible solid' exfoliating and cleansing pad pictured

Special Edition Newsletter: Water Reduction Formulation

A solid future: Could flexible pads mark a fresh sustainable cleansing movement?

By Kacey Culliney

Solids have gained plenty of traction as a sustainable alternative in personal care, requiring less water and packaging. And with innovation lathering up nicely, the future suggests innovative variants beyond the traditional soap bar may soon win shelf...

Has the cosmetics industry hit an innovation rut?

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Has the cosmetics industry hit an innovation rut?

By Simon Pitman

One of the best ways of measuring future industry trends and innovation is a trip to in-cosmetics Global, an event that shines a light on what the next generation of products will look like. But this year, pinpointing something truly new was hard to do.

Asia reprises place as global industry innovator, study reveals

Asia reprises place as global industry innovator, study reveals

By Natasha Spencer

Clarivate Analytics, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, releases its annual study revealing the globe’s top 100 global innovators, with Asia taking the top spot.

Chinese strategic agreement for Apocynum plant cosmetics

Chinese strategic agreement focuses on plant-based cosmetics

By Natasha Spencer

Leading Chinese plant-based producer, Shineco, and biomass refining company, Beijing Zhongke Biorefinery Engineering Technology, have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement to create the Institute of Chinese Apocynum Industrial Technology Research...

Shiseido creates Shiseido Venture Partners

Shiseido to invest millions in beauty startups

By Natasha Spencer

As Shiseido prepares to invest up to ¥3 billion (€24.8 mn) in start-up ventures, the cosmetic giant’s new team will be on the lookout for technologically-advanced concepts and innovations that complement its existing portfolio and operations.

Cosmetics Design launches Beauty Industry Awards!

Cosmetics Design launches Beauty Industry Awards!

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team is delighted to announce the launch of its regional and global Beauty Industry Awards, the first award of its kind to recognize achievements in the entire spectrum of formulation expertise.

Estée Lauder exec on innovating for the future

Estée Lauder exec on innovating for the future

By Lucy Whitehouse

Industry formulators should not create parity products to be in line with their competitors, but instead should strive to create ‘products of the future’, according to an industry leader.

L'Oreal backs global tech and innovation competition

L'Oreal backs global tech and innovation competition

By Lucy Whitehouse

L’Oréal has announced it's taking part in an international competition to dig out ‘world-changing’ new technologies, looking to promote innovation within beauty and to profit from startup models.

P&G lead researcher on what Asian beauty consumers want

P&G lead researcher on what Asian beauty consumers want

By Lucy Whitehouse

In a recent report, one of Procter & Gamble’s lead researchers has revealed what she considers to be the key differentiators between Asian and western beauty consumers, and explained how best to target consumers from the APAC region.

China tops Kline’s chart for global beauty device innovation

China tops Kline’s chart for global beauty device innovation

By Michelle Yeomans

The beauty technology segment has been picking up some speed of late and market analyst Kline confirms that creative and price-accessible devices from China have contributed to its record-breaking growth of nearly 15% globally.

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