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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.

New to the US naturals market - Katavi Botanicals and South African plant extracts

26-Nov-2014 - The skin care product line, developed with superfruit ingredients, is intended to address the effects of photo-aging and improve skin hydration.  

Dry shampoo market grows as consumer perceptions change

26-Nov-2014 - A change in consumer behaviour and an emphasis on the beauty benefits of dry shampoo is helping to boost the market as acceptance grows around the world.

John Frieda brings Beach Blonde salt spray back onto the hair care market

26-Nov-2014 - Products from the archives of popular beauty brands are coming back in many sectors; fragrance, color cosmetics and now hair care with the return of this four-product collection from Kao...

Will the next innovation in men’s acne treatment be a wound care drug?

26-Nov-2014 - Specialty pharmaceutical company ViaDerm is hoping to patent a transdermal delivery technique and bring TetraStem to the skin care market.

Beautycounter cashing in on consumer demand for ‘safe’ cosmetics

25-Nov-2014 - With consumer enthusiasm for transparency when it comes to cosmetics on the rise, fledgling cosmetics brand Beautycounter’s strong growth suggests marketing safe cosmetics is a recipe for success.

Bio-based product demand drives global oleochemicals market

25-Nov-2014 - The increasing demand from industries such as personal care for bio-based products is driving the global oleochemicals market which is expected to reach $30.03 billion by 2020.


Male grooming infogram: from Movember to the rise of the lumbersexuals trend

25-Nov-2014 - Market researcher Datamonitor has compiled an interactive report for Cosmetics Design readers based on the main markets and trends driving launches in male grooming.

DSM explores the power of Chinese women...

25-Nov-2014 - DSM has explored Chinese women to deconstruct some cultural codes that influence the personal care market. The research is to ultimately tailor existing solutions and create new ones that answer the needs of...

L’Oreal partners with Genesis Rodriguez, as Latina brand ambassadors secure industry prominence

24-Nov-2014 - As beauty brands get savvy about Hispanic market trends, companies are hiring spokespeople and partnering with celebrities to ensure that the face of the industry looks more like the face...

Green certifications influence consumer behaviour and B2B purchasing, finds UL study

20-Nov-2014 - The study, with an entire section devoted to the personal care product category, ascertained which certification logos and language signify reliably for consumers and B2B decision makers.

European Wax Center sees growth amid consumer preference for hair removal

20-Nov-2014 - The franchise chain credits its exponential growth over the past year to the popularity of its brow shaping service and the efficacy of its advertising and marketing.

Asia and emerging economies will be key consumer markets in next 5 years

20-Nov-2014 - There is a lot of value in Eastern markets due to emerging economies, a focus on ingredient and packaging innovation, and changes in consumer behaviour, meaning Asia, along with Latin...

Digital beauty influencer DulceCandy honored as an inspirational Latina business professional

18-Nov-2014 - YouTube video make-up tutorials are big business for entrepreneurial individuals and smart brands looking for scalable word-of-mouth endorsements in the digital age; DulceCandy just received a Latinovator Award for her...

People On The Move

People on the move – the latest industry appointments from Colep

18-Nov-2014 - In this latest edition of People On The Move we have two leading executive appointments from packaging and contract manufacturer Colep that underline the company expansion ambitions in the US....

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The latest trend in hair care? Hairceuticals!

18-Nov-2014 - According to Datamonitor, global spending on hair care last year was $50 billion. As the segment continues to boom, new trends are rising up, particularly in the area of health...

Dr. Hauschka raises the bar on its e-commerce platform

17-Nov-2014 - Natural cosmetics players Dr. Hauschka has invested in its e-commerce platform, to give its US online store improved functionality and an enhanced consumer experience.

Tis the season to be beauty-full: Cosmetics outlook Holiday 2014

17-Nov-2014 - The NPD Group has prepared its own outlook for the industry this Holiday, so this gallery takes a look at what it thinks will be the key trends in the...

Botox Cosmetics educates consumers with an app and website

13-Nov-2014 - A survey, conducted in collaboration with the online community SheSpeaks, showed the company that its prospective consumers need further information on safety, price and results.

Men showing heightened interest in fragrance use

13-Nov-2014 - It turns out men don’t just splash on anything on their way out the door, they actually pay close attention to their fragrance use – so much so, that they...

Men’s grooming and anti-aging products from H.I.M.-istry meet the needs of modern consumers

11-Nov-2014 - Two new multifunction product lines from the men’s luxury skin and hair care company H.I.M.-istry work simultaneously as shaving products and anti-aging treatments.

Will the US lead the trend in custom fragrance?

10-Nov-2014 - Personalized perfume is a trend whose time has come for the US market, where consumers demand individualized attention and personal care products with a tailored feel.

Trending: fragrances from the archive

10-Nov-2014 - Successful vintage fragrances can dependably yield revenue and require less in the way of innovative marketing and branding than launching a new scent.

Exclusive interview

L’Oréal’s head of sustainability explains how the company leads the field in all things green

07-Nov-2014 - Alexandra Palt, chief sustainability officer for the L’Oréal Group, speaks with Cosmetics Design to give the company’s progressive take on all things concerning this increasingly crucial aspect of every good...

Dispatches from in-cosmetics Asia

Mintel confirms anti-pollution is dominating Asia beauty claims

06-Nov-2014 - Back in February, Cosmetics Design reported on the rise of anti-pollution products in Asia. Here at in-cosmetics Bangkok, Mintel confirms the category is the one to watch as product claims...

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Last days to register for the anti-aging hair care forum!

06-Nov-2014 - The Anti-Aging Hair Care Forum online event will take place on Thursday, November 13th, giving you just a few days to make sure you register for free before the deadline...

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