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The Key to Staying on Top of Color Trends

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The color of a cosmetic item can make or break its success. Staying on top of the hottest colors of the season is essential because customers want to keep up with the latest trends. As a cosmetics company, it’s your job to be on the cutting edge with your colors, and never let them go… Read more »

How to Market Men’s Products to Men…And the Women Who Buy for Them

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It’s no secret that the men’s grooming industry is booming. The number of personal care and grooming product launches aimed at men worldwide has increased more than 70 percent since 2012, with total sales in the U.S. reaching $4.1 billion in 2014, according to Mintel. U.S. sales are predicted to increase to $4.6 billion by… Read more »

What to Do with a Broken Cosmetic Formula

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There are few things more frustrating or panic-inducing than having one of your cosmetic formulas break. However, this is a fairly common issue. You may need to replace an ingredient that has been discontinued, banned by the government or regarded as unacceptable by the public. It’s important to know how to handle a broken formula… Read more »

Consumer Safety Series: What is a Cosmeceutical?

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Invented in 1984 by Dr. Albert Kligman as a way to describe innovative skincare products that have a physiological impact, cosmeceuticals are products sold as cosmetics that offer more substantial results. Initially defined by Kligman as “a topical preparation that is sold as a cosmetic, but has performance characteristics that suggest pharmaceutical action,” many products… Read more »

Why You Need Momentum On Your Side

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At Momentum Search Consultants, we understand that every company in the cosmetics industry is just as diverse as the vast array of products produced. Consequently, we offer a wide variety of services designed to benefit businesses of all sizes, budgets, and needs. Our team has you covered, whether you want us to help you find… Read more »

The Importance of Multisensory Formulations in Bath & Body

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As a company producing body care merchandise, you’re well aware that products must be soft to the touch, leave the skin feeling silky after application and smell great — if scented. However, you’ll need to take it up a notch if you want to enjoy a competitive advantage. Products offering a multisensory journey provide customers… Read more »

Why You Should Fire Someone Today

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As the boss, it’s your job to make sure the team is always operating at full capacity. If you’ve noticed that one employee continues to fall short, you have to fire them — and you really should do it today. Letting an employee go is a very difficult decision, especially when you’re very fond of… Read more »

10 Things All Cosmetic Chemists Need to Know

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Preparing to interview for a cosmetic chemist position? Unless you have experience in the industry, you may not be privy to some of the information you’ll need to know. Make a great impression on the hiring manager by familiarizing yourself with these 10 terms: Fatty Acid: This carboxylic acid has a long hydrocarbon “tail.” Fatty… Read more »

Are you Prepared for the Skincare Boom?

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The demand for skincare products is about to undergo a rapid expansion. In 2014, the global skincare market was valued at $110.69 billion and this number is expected to grow 4.9% annual through 2021, when it will reach $155.44 billion, according to a recent report by Transparency Market Research. In Europe and North America, a… Read more »

4 Reasons It’s Time for a New Job in 2018

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There’s no better time to make a fresh start than a new year. Now that December is coming to a close and 2018 is upon us, it’s time to evaluate your current job status to see if it’s still working for you. The ever-changing cosmetics industry is filled with exciting opportunities, so if you’re not… Read more »