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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.

Suppliers’ Day 2015: Interview with Melissa Vitale, global marketing manager of hair styling for AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry

28-May-2015 - At Suppliers’ Day 2015, Cosmetics Design reporter Deanna Utroske sat down with Melissa Vitale of AkzoNobel to discuss that company’s ingredient development strategy and the rheology control agent BALANCE RCFg.

Suppliers' Day 2015: Interview with NYSCC outgoing chair, Kim Burch

27-May-2015 - Cosmetics Design caught up with outgoing NYSCC chair Kim Burch at the recent Suppliers' Day event in Edison, New Jersey. In the interview Kim discusses her involvement with the organization for...

Suppliers' Day 2015: Interview with NYSCC incoming chair, Ray Ordiales

26-May-2015 - Cosmetics Design caught up with the incoming chair of the NYSCC for 2016, Ray Ordiales, who shared some of his vision for the organization in the year ahead, as well...

Guest article

Euromonitor runs rule over recent nutraceutical award winners

25-May-2015 - Market analyst Euromonitor International dissects recent NutraIngredients Awards winners to provide category perspective from sustainable omega-3 to healthy ageing in this guest article.

Herbal formulas growing fastest in the shampoo market

21-May-2015 - New research analysis looks at what’s driving the global shampoo market, which products will perform well going forward, and the varied expectations of regional consumers.

Top 50 global brands include 13 personal care products

21-May-2015 - A new survey by British research company Brand Footprint reveals that while Coca-Cola remains the most purchased brand in the world, there are also 13 personal care brands that make...

Makeup brush cleaning wipes, a profitable niche

21-May-2015 - According to a Harris Poll commissioned by Anisa International, the market for wipes and cleaning sprays could grow significantly with just a bit of consumer education.

Suppliers Day 2015, in photos

19-May-2015 - In this gallery we bring you some of the highlights from the 2015 NYSCC Suppliers Day, in Edison, New Jersey, by focusing on the drive for innovation and technology, as well...

Botanical oils persistently popular with formulators and consumers

18-May-2015 - Product lines that feature natural oil ingredients appeal to shoppers across personal care categories, and in the hair removal category one prominent brand sees room to expand.

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Age Before Beauty: Sustainability

14-May-2015 - Stress is a huge factor in daily life and inevitably impacts the bottom line. Forecasters caution beauty brands to look beyond 2020 and plan for the best, long lives of...

Artistry mixes men’s grooming with direct-sales beauty

14-May-2015 - Scientific research and ingredient formulations developed in-house led up to this month’s launch of a new line of men’s grooming products from the Amway brand. 

Sourcing and distributing naturals can be tricky business

13-May-2015 - AAK, the Swedish vegetable oil company, supplies products to the cosmetics industry and beyond. Henrik Vingaard, AAK’s director of sourcing and trading for Europe and West Africa spoke with Cosmetics...

part 3 of 4

Age Before Beauty: Activity

13-May-2015 - Anti-aging is out. Fitness is the way of life. And, beauty is moving fast.

part 2 of 4

Age Before Beauty: Curiosity

12-May-2015 - Successful cosmetic companies of the future will drive sales by facilitating DIY beauty solutions and innovating at the extreme ends of scientific possibility—in short, by quenching consumer curiosity.

Mintel expert discusses how beauty routines are moving to new extremes

12-May-2015 - The latest Mintel beauty research was showcased by Vivienne Rudd at the recent in-cosmetics Barcelona event. Rudd gave a presentation that highlighted global beauty rituals and how the growing trending for extremes in beauty...

part 1 of 4

Age Before Beauty: Longevity

11-May-2015 - Consumer behavior is adjusting to correspond more closely with lengthier life expectancies, flat-age demographics and the wellness that’s expected to come with longevity.

Exclusive interview

Natural WAS associated with performance compromise, that’s changed now!

08-May-2015 - In the past there were discussions over the use of natural ingredients and this meaning there may be a compromise on performance, but sitting down with Shona Bear, Bulldog Skincare’s...

Global market for personal care appliances to be powered by emerging markets

30-Apr-2015 - A growing body of research is pointing to a bright future for the personal care appliances market, with the latest study from Allied Market Research showing that the hair care...

MopTop hair care for curls goes retail

29-Apr-2015 - The salon-centered brand is moving beyond the professional market and launching a new line of products to be sold across the US in grocery and discount retail locations.  

Sun Care Special Newsletter

Sun care: A crucial insight into innovation, trends and regulation

28-Apr-2015 - The sun care category is perhaps one of the most technically advanced, diverse and complex categories in the cosmetics and personal care industry.

Sun Care Special Newsletter

Innovative brands are advancing multifunction sun care

28-Apr-2015 - Cosmetics Design checked in with a couple of experts to discover how the latest products in this category are driving sales by inspiring more consumers to use sun care products...

Sun Care Special

Spotlight on Asia: UV protection doesn't 'resonate' and pigmentation concerns are king!

28-Apr-2015 - Exposure to the sun is avoided by all means in Asia. Protection is about obtaining clearer, whiter skin and treating pigmentation irregularities from as young as 15. Thus, experts say UVA...

Gold Rush: skin care with nanomaterials

27-Apr-2015 - The California-based company KollagenX launched in 2008 with a focus on nanogold technology and now sees demand for its skin care products expanding beyond wholesale to include retail consumers.  

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...