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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.

What to expect from this year’s in-cosmetics Asia

21-Jul-2016 - A big emphasis is set to be placed on R&D at this year’s in-cosmetics Asia, which is due to take place in Bangkok, Thailand, 8 - 10 November.

Eye on the Trends in Asia: customisation

20-Jul-2016 - Four key trends are tipped to define the skin care market in Asia in the coming years, according to research from Euromonitor International. In this series of specials, Cosmetics Design...

New data on public perception of cosmetic and personal care brands

19-Jul-2016 - The research and consulting company YouGov has just released its mid-year BrandIndex, reporting on the skin care and hair care brands that US consumers have a distinctly positive impression of.

Ranking the most trusted cosmetics and personal care online retailers in Canada

18-Jul-2016 - BrandSpark International, a brand, marketing, and product innovation firm specializing in consumer packaged goods just released the results of its ecommerce study, and earlier this year rated beauty brands across...

Shifts in beauty consumer spending mean big opportunity for sun care

14-Jul-2016 - This, according to data from market information provider The NPD Group. Sun protection products—sunscreen, makeup, and skin care with SPF—are selling well and poised for continued growth.

Evolution of sensation – why sensory matters so much now

14-Jul-2016 - Touch has such a big impact on human emotions. Have you ever noticed how the feel of your personal care products can have a similar effect? In this guest article from...

Is beauty from within set to make a comeback?

13-Jul-2016 - Beauty from within never went away in Asia, but in Europe initial enthusiasm waned, while in the US it never really took off in a big way. So is the...

Epsom salt: the private-label natural no store should miss

13-Jul-2016 - It’s a wellness subcategory all to itself, according to Laureen Schroeder, principal consultant at the health, beauty, and wellness firm Bespoke Beauty Partners, who talked with Cosmetics Design about the...

Cosmetic 360 set to re-open in Paris as a bigger event

08-Jul-2016 - The second edition of the Cosmetics 360 event is set to open its doors at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris as a significantly bigger show than last year.

New survey reveals Indian consumers' top beauty brands and spending habits

07-Jul-2016 - A new survey has found that for Indian consumers, international beauty players come out on top, with L’Oréal, Nivea and Maybelline three companies topping the list of preferred brands....

What is halal skin care and makeup, and what are the trends?

06-Jul-2016 - Halal is becoming big business for the beauty industry globally, and particularly in Asia: a central focus for this week’s in-cosmetics Korea event, we take a closer look at the...

Julep cosmetics takes its online business into stores with doors

06-Jul-2016 - Some are calling brands following this approach the third generation of beauty, others believe that brick-and-mortar cosmetics and personal care shops are insulated from online retail competition. No matter your...

Women spend on beauty for confidence and youth, study finds

06-Jul-2016 - The Changing Face of Beauty, a global study conducted by Allergan, reflects a shift in consumer expectations; women today opt for products and procedures to improve how they feel, rather...

Commercial real estate industry sees a big opportunity in cosmetics

30-Jun-2016 - This week, that industry’s news coverage highlights the success of standalone beauty shops like Sephora and Ulta but also points to the increase in foot traffic that the right personal...

Beauty brands that got personalization right in 2015 saw the greatest growth in sales

29-Jun-2016 - According to a report from market researcher Kline, cosmetics and personal care brands (and apps) that customized consumer options did well in the US marketplace last year, and social media...

2016 World Perfumery Congress in review

27-Jun-2016 - Earlier this month, the fragrance industry event took place in Miami Beach, Florida, and according to reports from the organizer was very well attended and sparked a lot of discussion...

Natural skin care and anti-aging beauty products still gaining popularity

22-Jun-2016 - A new report—Facial Skincare and Anti-Aging US 2016—from the market research firm Mintel shows that consumer passions for wellness and healthy eating are signposts for cosmetics brands and personal care...

New research from Dove on social pressure to be beautiful

22-Jun-2016 - The Unilever personal care brand has released results from its third, and reportedly most comprehensive, study to date on body esteem among women and girls globally. Dove believes the data...

Research from beauty industry insiders, studying at FIT, considers The Future of Innovation

21-Jun-2016 - Students at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology presented global field research this month that considers how innovation culture will function going forward and how brands can set their...

Direct Selling Association honors cosmetics and personal care brands at annual meeting

20-Jun-2016 - The organization announced the top 20 direct-sales companies among its membership in the US earlier this month at the event in Phoenix, Arizona. And leading companies like Mary Kay came...

Men’s shaving subscription services changing the grooming market

20-Jun-2016 - In Canada, economic certainties like inflation had consumers spending less on non-essential items in 2015, according to Mintel data. But the market research firm also sees a shift in how...

Economic shifts changing how US shoppers spend on beauty and hair care

16-Jun-2016 - This according to market research firm Mintel; the company reports that consumers have a bit more money to spend and that seems to be good news for some personal care...

Beauty gets bigger at creative agencies

15-Jun-2016 - Color and trend forecaster Doneger Creative Services provides intelligence and consults for brands in retail, home, design, and more. Recently the company reconfigured its beauty services; and creative director Jamie...

Sophia Grojsman honored with Perfumer of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award

15-Jun-2016 - The Fragrance Foundation held its annual industry awards event in New York City this month, honoring editors, marketers, packaging designers, fragrance makers, and of course perfumers.

L'Oréal creates first chief retail officer role in Americas region

14-Jun-2016 - The multinational beauty company announced a CRO role for its Montreal-based L'Oréal Canada subsidiary this month. The new executive will lead retail strategy and customer experience for the company’s branded...

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