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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?

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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...

Trends from numerous beauty categories influence wipes market

09-Jun-2016 - From ongoing innovation in facial skin care and cleansing to an intriguing new launch in hair care, the wipes market continues to grow. And industry experts are advising companies that...

MakeUp in Paris event opens its doors this week

08-Jun-2016 - This Friday will see the MakeUp in Paris event open its doors for the two-day event that has become the go-to for colour cosmetic industry professionals.

International Flavors & Fragrances upgrades sustainability plan

06-Jun-2016 - New York City–based IFF published a report this month on the past year’s sustainability results and another document on the company’s objectives for a ‘restorative and regenerative’ economy....

Influencer strategy lets beauty brands reach limitless consumers with word-of-mouth recommendations

02-Jun-2016 - The social media – driven approach to PR has come into its own. So to find out what it’s all about, what works, and what’s next, Cosmetics Design checked in...

Colombia’s CadaVida Foundation training beauty entrepreneurs

02-Jun-2016 - Small initiatives can go a long way toward improving quality of life and advancing industry in emerging market economies, which is precisely what the foundation was doing with its latest...

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...

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