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Market Trends

Are you looking to know which markets are the most lucrative, emerging and how the developed markets are getting on? Or maybe what segments are doing best or which areas are tipped for future growth?

Here you can stay up speed with the latest consumer trends, expert insight and market developments.

The flip side of synthetic biology

22-Apr-2015 - Local farm economies voice concern over the globally unregulated biotech industry and its impact on the people and ecosystems in developing countries.

Dispatches from in-cosmetics

Trend watching at the in-cosmetics Marketing Trends presentations

22-Apr-2015 - If it featured and was trending at the in-cosmetics Barcelona event, there is no doubt that it was noted by beauty consultant and blogger, Imogen Matthews. Attending the Marketing Trends...

‘Tis the season for sun care launches

21-Apr-2015 - As summer approaches, skin care brands are launching new products. Some hope to stand out as sun care specialists. Other brands are innovating multifunctional products that incorporate sun protection.

in-cosmetics coverage

Kline talks multicultural product innovation..

21-Apr-2015 - As the multicultural beauty product segment continues to outpace the overall U.S. market’s growth for cosmetics, mainstream brands are investing in varied ranges to cater to this demand.

CEW and AAUW partner to support beauty industry leaders

20-Apr-2015 - Last week in New York City, Cosmetic Executive Women and the American Association for University Women honored six professionals across the personal care, cosmetics and fragrance industries.

Trilogy skin care of NZ launches in US market

20-Apr-2015 - The company has seen its fair share of success in the global natural skin care market, and will now be readily available to consumers in the States through online marketplaces...

in-cosmetics Barcelona 2015 photo gallery

17-Apr-2015 - in-cosmetics has just closed its doors on the biggest and most eventful show in its 25 year history at the Fira Gran Via expo hall. And here we bring you...

in-cosmetics awards season – here are your winners…

16-Apr-2015 - Induchem, Dow Corning and Laboratoires Expanscience were all recognised for innovative new ingredient launches at the in-cosmetics Barcelona award ceremony. 

Will cosmetics manufacturers pay more for pigments?

15-Apr-2015 - New data analysis from IBISWorld puts the average price of pigments in 2014 at nearly 65% higher than the price ten years earlier as well as forecasting price increases and...

Will wearable beauty devices take off?

13-Apr-2015 - LED light masks are starting to make their mark in the beauty world and an expert at market researcher Kline Group believes this could be the start of a new trend....

Traceability, regulation and supply holding up natural ingredient adoption

09-Apr-2015 - Natural ingredient adoption rates are being slowed by a series of issues, including regulation, traceability, vulnerable supplies, and price volatility, according to a new report by Organic Monitor.

M-commerce and marketing pays off for Urban Decay and Sephora

08-Apr-2015 - Prominent beauty brands are using digital initiatives to convert online fans to loyal shoppers.

American Cancer Society: Most US adults still not using sunscreen

08-Apr-2015 - A biannual report from the American Cancer Society underlines the fact, that despite an increase in UV protection against skin cancer, most US adults still do not use sunscreen and...

New Addition!

Welcome to Brand Innovation – the latest addition to our news coverage

08-Apr-2015 - We are introducing an exciting addition to our news categories called "Brand Innovation". The new category has now gone live across all three of sites - Cosmetics Design Europe, USA...

Sun Protection Special

Cheap holiday boom means skin cancer more likely than 40 years ago

08-Apr-2015 - Skin care brand Nivea Sun is teaming up with Cancer Research UK to encourage people to protect themselves from the sun, after new research suggests that people over 65 are...

Tom’s of Maine breaks into baby care category

07-Apr-2015 - It established itself as the leading name in natural dental care, and now it seems that the next step is for the fast-growing Tom's of Maine brand to break into...

Skin Cancer Awareness

Always wear sunscreen: Raising skin cancer awareness

03-Apr-2015 - Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world but it is also one of the most preventable. Here we take a look at some of the...

Despite economic uncertainty, Brazilian ingredient market remains promising, exec says

03-Apr-2015 - The widely publicized issues affecting the Brazilian economy is a concern for companies selling ingredients there, but the underlying demand for health and wellness products means market growth is still...

Banana Boat goes multifunctional for new sun care launches

02-Apr-2015 - Leading sunscreen brand Banana Boat has launched three new products on the market that tap into growing trend for multifunctional sun care.

Men's Make-up Focus

The first rule of men’s make-up, is you don’t talk about make-up

02-Apr-2015 - Vocabulary and communication are very important aspects in helping men’s make-up gain popularity as the segment begins to grow in Europe, and with so few players in the market, there...

Dollar Shave breaks into men’s hair care

01-Apr-2015 - On the back of the phenomenal success of the Dollar Shave Club male grooming business model, executives behind the idea have taken the decision to broaden the portfolio into men’s...

Could EO Products set an industry precedent for sustainability?

01-Apr-2015 - The company just announced its 2015 objectives to limit waste and is advocating for personal care industry suppliers to be more involved with sustainability.

L’Oreal moves into programmatic media buying

01-Apr-2015 - The global beauty company is at work on a strategy that will take full advantage of big data and help L’Oreal serve existing and new consumers in innovative, personalized ways....

Sustainably sourced sandalwood oil coming to the fragrance industry

01-Apr-2015 - Sandalwood foresting group Santanol has announced the first commercial harvest of cultivated oil from its plantation in Australia.

Halal Cosmetics Focus

Big players may have no option but to enter halal cosmetics market says Euromonitor

31-Mar-2015 - Halal cosmetics are in increasing demand and this is attracting the attention of manufacturers and global companies such as Unilever who need to maintain their share in markets in which...

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