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Consumer Safety Series: Cosmetics vs. Drugs, or Both?

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There is often bit of a grey area between cosmetics and drugs, which can make marketing your products a bit of a challenge. Instead of assuming the item falls into one category or another, you must thoroughly investigate until you’re certain — or risk breaking the law. Cosmetic Items vs. Drugs vs. Both Under the… Read more »

5 Ways to Make It in the Beauty Industry

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Have you always dreamed of having a career in cosmetics? This glamorous industry is extremely competitive, so you’ll need to make yourself stand out if you want to get ahead. Learn how to build a rewarding career in this highly coveted field. 5 Ways to Find Career Success in Cosmetics Use these five tips to… Read more »

Latest Research Indicates Brand Loyalty in Cosmetics Is on the Decline

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Does your cosmetics company rely heavily on brand loyalty? If so, it may be time to change your approach. Research from a new study reveals that U.S. cosmetic consumers have no qualms about purchasing from a wide variety of brands, and typicallydisplay little-to-no brand loyalty. The most frequent cosmetics consumers have more erratic shopping patterns… Read more »

How to Give Employees Constructive Feedback

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As managers, we intuitively know that giving and getting honest feedback is essential to grow and develop, and to build successful organizations.  So why is it that many of us put off giving feedback to our employees?  Maybe it’s because there are so many ways to mess it up. Here are some common feedback mistakes:… Read more »

Looking to Get Into Cosmetic Packaging? Here’s How

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Considering a career in cosmetic packaging? This fun and creative career path allows you to lead the design and creation of products for leading cosmetic brands. The package you create can hugely impact the success of the product, making you a valued member of the team. As a cosmetic package designer, you’ll be responsible for… Read more »

How to Get Through Those Dreaded Year-End Reviews

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From the outside, many people assume every aspect of working in the cosmetics industry is glamorous, but even an exciting industry must deal with year-end reviews. It’s time to finish writing them — or finally get started — and schedule time to meet with each member of your cosmetics team individually. The beauty industry is… Read more »

Consumer Safety Series: How to Distinguish Between Cosmetics and Medical Devices

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There is often a fine line between cosmetic items and medical devices, but these products are subject to different regulations, so it’s important to know the difference. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sends warning letters to manufacturers that don’t comply with regulations, so make sure you’re in-the-know about your product line to avoid… Read more »

Tips for Starting Your Fragrance Career

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Thinking of pursuing a career in the fragrance industry? If your passion for perfume runs much deeper than a fleeting interest in the latest scent, you may be a perfect fit for the field. There are countless career paths in the fragrance industry, such as perfumers, evaluators, regulatory and safety personnel, lab technicians, marketing professionals,… Read more »

Luxury Brands will Focus on Online Customer Service. How Will This Shape Your Business?

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Luxury brands are known for providing outstanding customer service, but this doesn’t always extend to online purchases. Research conducted in 2015 by digital direct marketing company ContactLab suggests that many of the world’s top beauty brands are failing to deliver an outstanding customer experience to online shoppers. ContactLab scored designer beauty brands on 67 factors,… Read more »