Stability Testing Guidance for Product Safety and Shelf-life Insight (Cosmetics & Toiletries)

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Knowde Take: Formulators will appreciate this important reminder about formulation stability guidelines. They may not be as exciting as the latest trends, but they are critical to maintaining a strong brand reputation because nothing says “dodgy” like unstable shelf products :).

While it is generally good manufacturing practice, neither the U. S. Food and Drug Administ­ration (FDA) nor the European Commission require cosmetic manufacturers to conduct stability testing on products before commercially marketing them. Regardless, routine stability testing can provide cosmetic manufacturers critical data about their product’s safety and shelf life.

Such information can prove useful to companies both externally and internally; externally in terms of creating successful products, and internally in terms of product development, material procurement and management, and lifecycle management. This paper provides an overview of the basics manufacturers should consider when developing a stability testing protocol for cosmetic products.

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3 Things You Need to Know about I-beauty (Cosmetics & Toiletries)

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Will I-Beauty replace J and K-Beauty? C&T talks with Italian beauty experts who remind us it’s no trend.  Is awareness the only thing standing between I-Beauty and N. American domination?

The country that gave us Leonardo da Vinci, pizza and Vespas is looking to add beauty to the list of its most famous global contribu­tions.

Beauty Made in Italy and the Italian Beauty Council (IBC) hosted their inaugural panel discussion, The Rise of I-Beauty: Heritage, Creativity & Innovation, at the Italian Trade Commission in New York City.

Moderated by WWD & Beauty Inc. executive beauty editor Jenny B. Fine, the panel included hairstylist and Coty global ambassador Rossano Ferretti; Linda G. Levy, president of the Fragrance Foundation; celebrity makeup artist Vincent Longo; and Meredith Kerekes, head of the U.S. Beauty Desk at the Italian Trade Commission. Topics ranged from the history and innovation of I-beauty to the country’s noted manufacturing prowess and the unique challenges its brands face when entering the U.S. market. Here are three key takeaways from the event: (more…)

Meet the Body Care Brand Created Specifically for Today’s Modern Athletes (Cosmetics & Toiletries)

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Art of Sport wants athletes’ body and skin care products to keep up with their high performance lifestyles! This exciting line is the result of collaboration between top formulators and athletes who combined forces to design practical products for athletes and gym buffs.

Art of Sport is a new body care brand focusing on the skin care needs of today’s modern athletes.

Founder and CEO of Art of Sport, Matthias Metternich, said, “Everything from what athletes wear and consume to how they recover has continued to evolve. We didn’t see anyone transferring that same level of innovation and consideration into what athletes apply on their skin. By working with the best scientists and best athletes, we’ve created body and skin care products that can keep up with the performance needs of athletes at all levels.” (more…)