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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.

Luxury beauty brands have a lot to learn about modern consumer expectations

25-May-2016 - At a CEW event earlier this week in New York City, Claire Hobson, EVP of The Future Laboratory, presented the consultancy’s insights on the Five Stages of Luxury consumer expectations...

Natural skin care is big business for mass and specialty beauty retailers alike

24-May-2016 - This summer Target will carry skin care from Fig + Yarrow, the latest in the retailer’s portfolio of natural and indie brands. And between Target, Whole Foods, Credo, and Sephora,...

Mark the date and subscribe to the SkincareIngredients 2016 event!

20-May-2016 - The date to mark on your calendars is June 15th 2016 for the sixth edition the of Skincare Ingredients online event, which means it’s just four weeks away.

Innovations in skin care are up over 10%, shows Thomson Reuters data

19-May-2016 - The information and media firm’s IP & Science business unit just published its 2016 State of Innovation report, listing the top beauty brands and exploring growth across various cosmetics and...

How The Glossary brings beauty to students

19-May-2016 - A new cosmetics retail destination, nested in college book stores, aims to meet consumer expectations on campuses across the US and is set to open a fifth location this summer.

World Perfumery Congress returns to Florida next month

18-May-2016 - For three days in June the WPC will convene in Miami Beach with a focus on sustainability and a full program of presentations, education, networking opportunities, and dozens of exhibiting...

CEW Beauty Insider Awards recognize cosmetics and personal care products in 37 categories

18-May-2016 - The professional organization held its 22nd annual awards event Friday in New York City, where a sold-out crowd witnessed a three-way tie in the hair category and enjoyed brisk acceptance...

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Explaining the ‘hair-ceuticals’ concept and what it means for hair care

17-May-2016 - With an increasingly saturated ‘cosmeceutical’ marketplace, raw material suppliers are now providing more and more innovative actives to find new opportunities in the hair care sector.

Credo Beauty goes bicoastal

16-May-2016 - The clean beauty retailer opened a location in New York City on Thursday—a sign not only that the company’s business is growing on schedule but that all things green, natural,...

Big beauty pivots as microbeads fall out of vogue

11-May-2016 - At the end of the year, US personal care and cosmetics manufacturers will be legally prohibited from formulating with plastic microbeads. Many are already reformulating with natural alternatives, as ingredient...

Taking sensorial cues from the spa industry

09-May-2016 - Professional skin care company Repêchage held its annual conference in New York City last week, and the brand’s new product launch and invited experts offer up some useful insights for...

The Makeup Show NYC: 10 years of inspiration and influence

05-May-2016 - This week in New York City, brands, industry insiders, makeup artists, and beauty editors gathered for the two-day event where company owners and innovators come face-to-face with top influencers and...

How retailers can get the message about sustainable beauty brands right

04-May-2016 - Getting the right message into the retail aisles about sustainably developed beauty brands is challenging, but here an expert talks us through some of the basic steps.

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Formulation trends at at in-cosmetics Paris 2016

03-May-2016 - Cosmetics Design spoke to Belinda Carli, director of The Institute of Personal Care Science and the formulations consultant for the in-cosmetics events, to find out what this year's buzz was...

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

New directions in anti-ageing

03-May-2016 - Cosmetics Design surveys this distinctive beauty category by looking forward at formulation trends and reflecting on innovative launches and business moves from the past year.

Deodorants with ethical food labels on the rise

02-May-2016 - Consumer skin sensitivities and wellness concerns are driving the niche, according to Vermont Soap CEO and founder Larry Plesent. To keep up with demand, his company just launched another underarm...

Givaudan presents fragrance as ‘the soul of a product’ to Beiersdorf

29-Apr-2016 - Scent maker Givaudan has branded fragrance as one of the most important factors in a consumer’s decision to buy a product, be it any type of cosmetic, at an Open...

Beauty and personal care consumers favor global brands

27-Apr-2016 - According to new data from performance management company Nielsen, the cosmetics industry is unique when it comes to how consumers value a brand’s country of origin.

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

Anti-ageing may not reflect consumer sentiment – age management is better

27-Apr-2016 - Age management is a more appropriate term to describe the anti-ageing category and better reflects consumer sentiment, as consumers are now embracing their age, according to a market analyst.

L'Oreal and YouTube look to lead on beauty vlogging

27-Apr-2016 - L’Oréal and YouTube are teaming up to launch an online beauty vlogging school, in a move which suggests the global beauty brand is looking to take the lead on the...

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

Anti-pollution – the ever popular skin care trend

26-Apr-2016 - One of the latest trends in the industry at present is for anti-pollution products, and this presents an opportunity for brands within the anti-ageing category to target specific consumer needs.

What’s hot at the in-cosmetics Marketing Trends presentations

26-Apr-2016 - Changing beauty routines and the evolution of smart technology were two major themes that beauty industry commentator, Imogen Matthews, learnt about at this year’s in-cosmetics Marketing Trends presentations. 

Cosmoprof selected as one of the best trade shows in North America

25-Apr-2016 - The Cosmoprof North America event has been selected for the Trade Short News Network (TSNN) 250 Trade Show list, underlining its significant success and growth in recent years.

Avalon Organics reformulates and rebrands

20-Apr-2016 - The natural personal care and beauty brand has updated its packaging, logo, and product formulas in an effort to grow the brand in today’s fast-changing market.

Brand research shows cosmetics industry scores high on intimacy

20-Apr-2016 - A new study into how different US consumer industries are perceived puts health and beauty in third place, behind the automotive and retail sectors, with retailer Sephora and Chanel both...