Anti-Aging Gets Increased Attention on East Coast, Says NPD Group

Cities such as New York, Philadelphia and Boston are snapping up anti-aging skin care a clip that outpaces the larger market, according to The NPD Group.

Euromonitor Scouts Top Beauty Trends in North and South America

A new free e-book from the market research company offers insight on the top five beauty and personal care trends by country in North and South America.

L'Oréal Targets Sub-Saharan Africa for Growth

According to the company, "We aim to make L’Oréal the number one beauty company in sub-Saharan Africa thanks to our expertise, which enables us to offer consumers in the region innovative, affordable, high-quality products that match their expectations and needs.”

Pretty Pony: OPI Helps Celebrate the Ford Mustang's 50th Anniversary

The car will serve as the inspiration for a line of OPI limited edition nail lacquers that will launch internationally in July 2014.

Colomer Group Boosts Revlon 2013 Sales to $1.49 Billion

On a foreign currency exchange basis, total company net sales increased 9.6%, benefiting from the inclusion of net sales related to the professional segment beginning on the TCG acquisition date, as well as a full year of Pure Ice net sales.

Euromonitor Shares a Glimpse of its in-cosmetics 2014 Trends Presentations

The market research company will share information on the growing importance of catering to local preferences and smaller cities in beauty and personal care, as well as changing hair care trends.

Elizabeth Arden Branches Into the Professional Skin Care Arena

The company's new Elizabeth Arden Rx skin care line will be available exclusively in physician offices.

2014 CITY Awards Now Accepting Entries

Entries are being accepted through April 14, 2014, and the winners will be announced in June 2014.

Cosmopack Again Set to Highlight Beauty Packaging at Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna

The "show within a show" features beauty packaging suppliers from around the globe, as well as dedicated educational sessions and the production feature of The Powder Factory.

Humane Cosmetics Act Bill Introduced in Congress

The Humane Cosmetics Act, introduced by Congressman Jim Moran, would make it unlawful for anyone to conduct or commission cosmetic animal testing in the U.S. and prohibit selling, offering for sale or transporting any cosmetics in interstate commerce if the final product or any component was developed or manufactured using animal testing.

ICMAD, PBA Respond to Letter from the FDA Regarding Cosmetics Regulation

According to ICMAD and the PBA, “We are disappointed with the FDA’s letter stating that they have precipitously decided to discontinue negotiations with the cosmetics industry regarding legislation to modernize national cosmetic legislation."

Beauty Ingredient News

Production in China, Skin Care and Body Care Ingredient Innovations, and More Beauty Ingredient News and Launches for Early March 2014

Announcements from BASF, DuPont Tate & Lyle and Schülke, Symrise, DSM, AkzoNobel, Lonza and more, as well as in-cosmetics 2014 launch information from Sederma, Induchem, Bayer MaterialScience, Merck and beyond.

Featured Articles

CEW Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Beauty Awards

By: Nancy Jeffries
The Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards Product Demo resonated in the halls of New York’s Metropolitan Pavilion, March 5, 2014. The awards program, which enables entrants to showcase their products to voting members of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), attracts more than 2,000 attendees, and is, to quote Carlotta Jacobson, president, CEW, “the biggest beauty counter in the world.”

It's a Man's World: Men's Grooming Breaks New Ground

By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International
There have been big changes in men’s grooming in a relatively short space of time. As a result, it is now one of the most opportunity-rich categories in beauty and personal care.

Targeted Design Directions to Help Guide the Graphic Design Process

By: Sheri L. Koetting
Design with direction. By laying out goals, targets and parameters ahead of time, you are much more likely to come out with a successful design in any project.

Manly Packaging

By: Sara Mason
Brand packaging that connects with men requires a straightforward message, masculine shapes and functional elements with a little personality.