Article by: Perry Romanowski
This year we look back on some of the more interesting stories in the cosmetic industry. Thanks to cosmetics design for continuing to publish all the relevant press releases. They really are an excellent source of cosmetic news.
Top cosmetic science news stories of 2014
This could be huge, but probably won’t be. I’m sure the French industry group will get it worked out.
It’s about time! Now let’s see if anyone comes out with some new sunscreen actives.
The end of most animal testing may be right around the corner. And it could also be used in developing new cosmetic products.
Much more than previous years, the FDA has been cracking down on companies making exaggerated claims.
Anti-pollution could be the next big trend in the US in 2015
I knew gluten free cosmetics would be a viable marketing idea. I just felt it was unethical to pursue as there is no real need for these products. However, not everyone agrees with me and lots of people launched gluten free stuff in 2014.
Bacteria was big in 2014. We’ll see how much of an impact it has in 2015.
My biggest complaint about natural cosmetic raw materials is that they are taking away farm land that could be used for food. Well, algae could be the solution to this problem.
There was some cool 3D printing for packaging and makeup this year. In the coming years it could have a big impact on the cosmetic industry.
From Vloggers to Pinterest to Instagram, social media has had a huge influence on the growth of beuaty brands. Now if only I could figure out a way to get someone to sponsor all the work I do in social media.
Are there any stories that you think were significant in 2014? Leave a comment below.