Editor's Note: The Ultimate Think Tank, Beauty Accelerate 2019


In 1985, the Journal of Product Innovation Management published a study on the R&D/Marketing Interface in high-tech firms. Not surprisingly, the authors found significant barriers existed between these two key product innovation functions. How far have we come since then? Consultants are still brought in-house to troubleshoot stop-gaps in product development, smooth out communications and build collaborative cultures. We at Cosmetics & Toiletries are still publishing about consumer versus scientific language and the reverse, translating data into claims.

So it seems a universal truth that never the two shall meet—or could they? This idea served as the founding concept for an all-new event we’ve created for the cosmetics and personal care industry: Beauty Accelerate. On October 15 in NYC, the event will join beauty product stakeholders from companies of all sizes in multiple event formats—with the goal of exchanging insights to develop unique tools and more seamlessly integrate the entire product development process.

From a collaborative workshop, led by top consultants and beauty industry forerunners, to a boutique-style exhibition of prototypes, IP, packaging, turnkey solutions and more—plus curated roundtable discussions to network with industry thought leaders—it’s the ultimate think tank for beauty product development that you won’t want to miss.

Our amazing lineup of collaborators for Beauty Accelerate speaks for itself: Supergoop! | L’Oréal/Pureology | CHANEL | The Complete Package | Mother Dirt | Coty | HUE for Every Man | R&Co and V76–Luxury Brand Partners | The Estée Lauder Companies | Soko Glam | bareMinerals | Winky Lux | Amika | BeautyEdge LLC | Mary Kay | Function of Beauty | Dermaflash | Dash Hudson | eos | Mented | Rare Beauty Brands | CosBar | Plant Apothecary | Credo Beauty | Stella Rising | Grande Cosmetics | ACT Solutions Corp. | Beauty Stat | Larry Weiss, M.D. | Pfizer/GSK | LemonTree Partners | Grace Kingdom Beauty | The Young Group | Good Housekeeping Institute | L’Oréal Skincare | Global Regulatory Associates | Scentbird | Allergan/Skinmedica | ILIA | The Perfect V | Tru Fragrance & Beauty.

Visit www.beautyaccelerate.com for speaker bios, session details, a full schedule and more. We hope you’ll join us!

Until then, enjoy this month’s issue, covering: UV protection, sunscreen preservation, microbiome moisturization, anti-aging and our all-new “Expert Opinions” column, exclusive to the digital magazine.

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