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Alissa Marrapodi

Alissa Marrapodi is the editor of Inside Cosmeceuticals. She has a passion for all things natural, including food, cosmetics and supplements. She graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University with a bachelor’s in journalism. She loves hiking, photography, red wine and traveling.


Live from HBA Global 2012

HBA Global 2012 opened its doors this morning to Manhattan and the beauty industry, Kicking off three days of education, product showcases, a Design Hotspot (new at the show this year!), show floor chatter and more. To open this mornings sessions, Jane Larkworthy, beauty director of W Magazine, moderated the keynote panel comprised of industry insiders such as Coty Prestige and Stila Cosmetics, discussing the future of beauty, how value is a key driver in the marketplace today (quality from top to bottom) and how critical it is that products meet consumers' needs.
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PCPC vs. EWG: The Sunscreen Battle

As of late, vitamin A, or more specifically, retinyl palmitate, and other sunscreen ingredients have come under fire from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), who, in its 6th Annual Summer 2012 Guide to Sunscreen Dos and Don’ts, says, “Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) causes skin cancer in laboratory tests" and “Oxybenzone is a hormone disruptor and skin allergen." ...
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Colgate Palmolive Tackles Internal-External Partnerships at InnoCos USA

If there's one thing I've learned about being in this industry, it's that ideas are continuously spurred, borrow, revamped, recycled and/or rebranded. What's the saying? There's nothing new under the sun.
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GreenBlue's How2Recycle Labels Coming to a Cosmetic Near You

GreenBlue, along with major brands such as Estee Lauder and several members of the SPC, including ConAgra Foods, Costco Wholesale, Microsoft, REI and Seventh Generation, teamed up to introduce its How2Recycle Label, a voluntary recycling label, on their products.
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Live from Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

Avon and Natura are sharing insights on sustainability and "green" at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit.
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Live from NYSCC's Supplier's Day

Inside Cosmeceuticals will keep you up to date on all the latest show news as we're live and onsite at NYSCC's Supplier's Day.
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Get Smart @ SupplySide's R&D Insights

Our newest SupplySide launch is a digital resource center that provides an insider-only analysis of the role supplier R&D plays in product development, go-to-market strategy and sustainable profitability … Welcome to R&D Insights.
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Provocative Marketing by Maybelline

As a quick follow up to my blog post about using social media to localize your marketing efforts and, Maybelline is another great example of these practices.
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Benefit Cosmetics® Says Social Media Localizes Marketing Efforts

Valerie Hoecke from Benefit Cosmetics tells how social media is a way for the beauty brands to reach their customers in a localized way.
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Nail Gels, Polish and Safety

These last few months, the nail salon has been a place. Conversations about nail gels, nail damage and nail polish safety have been buzzing.
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