Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas is the most awarded B2B beauty trade show in North America and serves as the ideal platform for high-quality B2B activities for beauty companies. 2017 brought forth flourishing opportunities and smart programs for the attendees and exhibiting companies that joined us. Saffron Secret®, a hair-care line that utilizes the organic properties of saffron as the product’s main ingredient, was among the companies that exhibited with CPNA 2017. We had the pleasure of reconnecting with Saffron Secret® after the show to chat about their successes. Here’s what they had to say:
Cosmetics 101 Starts with Product Safety
By: ICMAD — Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors
CPNA interviewed a leading expert in the industry – Craig Weiss – in anticipation of ICMAD’s Technical/Regulatory Forum that is held February 13-14, 2018 in Newport Beach, California.
Craig Weiss, the President of the Consumer Product Testing Co. (CPT), is no stranger to the cosmetics industry. As he puts it “I was practically raised in the company.” That company is the Consumer Product Testing Co., which Craig’s father Mel started in 1975. CPT is a toxicology facility doing acute testing work for the cosmetics industry. Mel introduced Craig to the industry when Craig was young and by age 13 he was in the facility with his Dad learning by osmosis. When Craig graduated from college with a bio-chemistry degree, his father said there was no job for him at Consumer Product Testing and so Craig, undaunted, “cut his teeth” in other parts of the cosmetics industry until he joined CPT in 1991. Almost 27 years later, Craig is the President, running a $15M operation with 130 employees. CPT tests all types of products and devices from cosmetics and sunscreens, to medical devices and over-the-counter drugs.
Katerina Larden — THE visionary behind hey honey®
Katerina Yoffe Larden is a hardworking mother, wife and entrepreneur. Like most women in her position, Larden’s skincare regime took a back seat as she juggled the day-to-day duties associated with her many roles. Realizing just how much money and time she was wasting on unused products, she took matters into her own hands. Larden decided to create a skincare line that would adapt to her busy lifestyle—with a minimal skincare regime that would offer lasting effects. Her ultimate vision was to create a natural product based on the healing and nutritive properties of honey bee propolis.
There’s a green beauty revolution happening, and Los Angeles is at the heart of it. The Detox Market started as a little pop-up shop in Venice Beach when natural products were almost nonexistent and wellness only involved what you put in your body, not on it. With consumers getting savvier and research readily available — cheap fillers, toxic chemicals and synthetic additives are losing their appeal, but it can feel like reading an ingredients label requires a PhD. That’s where The Detox Market comes in. With their famously strict list of ingredients that they don’t allow, they have worked to create a haven for healthy, gorgeous beauty products that you can feel good about.
As 2016 came to a close, food, nutritional supplement, and cosmetic companies that sell “natural” products remained targets of and vulnerable to regulatory enforcement actions and consumer class actions. While 2016 saw some regulatory activity surrounding the terms “natural,” “all natural,” and “100% natural,” the year ended without the issuance of regulations or guidance on how these terms should be defined.