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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.

Skin care device market shines bright

27-Aug-2015 - Andrea Van Dam, CEO, of Women’s Marketing, Inc., spoke with Cosmetics Design about how significant Hispanic women, crossover trends, and word-of-mouth marketing are for the category.

Global market for organic personal care driven by production innovation and certification

27-Aug-2015 - The global market for organic personal care is continuing to grow at an average rate of almost 10% as the maturation of the category leads to enhanced production and more...

NBTY's acquisition of Dr Organic mirrors trend in supplement industry toward personal care

26-Aug-2015 - Dietary supplement manufacturing giant NBTY has acquired UK skincare line Dr Organic, a move that mirrors a trend in the supplement industry toward higher margin personal care offerings.

Does food ingredient use in cosmetics have sustainability implications?

26-Aug-2015 - The health and wellness trend is one that has been helping many cosmetics markets due to consumer demand and while this is seeing a new influx of food influences in...

What does the Hand MD skin care acquisition mean for anti-aging?

24-Aug-2015 - The anti-aging skin care category has gone a bit quiet lately, but one consumer products company is betting that hand care will lead the category going forward.

Wellness trend helps turn professional skin care around in Europe

21-Aug-2015 - The trend for consumers to be fitter and healthier is one of the biggest influences helping the professional skin care market show signs of recovery, with Germany and the UK...

Brands vs consumers: vloggers still a huge force in beauty

20-Aug-2015 - With a new cosmetics range about to be launched by yet another vlogger, Cosmetics Design takes a look at the strong influence that YouTube beauty reviewers continue to hold over...

Cosmoprof Las Vegas 2015: CollegeFashionista.com founder talks about youth beauty trends

20-Aug-2015 - At the recent Cosmoprof Las Vegas event Cosmetics Design was lucky enough to catch up with Amy Levin, founder of CollegeFashionista.com - a site dedicated to college fashion and beauty...

Key drivers for beauty? Online sales and male grooming, new study claims

20-Aug-2015 - A new study released by Allied Market Research has revealed that, despite some belief in the anti-aging category to push forward the most growth, it seems it’s actually online sales...

Sephora takes on Birchbox with new beauty box service

19-Aug-2015 - In a move which sees the French-founded cosmetics giant step into direct competition with category titans Birchbox, Sephora has just announced the launch of its own beauty box monthly subscription...

Sephora expands online retail capabilities in Canada

18-Aug-2015 - Sephora is continuing its march into the North American market, and particularly the digital retail space, with the opening of its first distribution centre in Canada for online retail, together...

Millennial buying power is set to transform the beauty business

18-Aug-2015 - As the largest generation ever, Millennials’ spending will reach $2.5 trillion dollars in 5 years and the new Women 2020 study from Meredith Corporation highlights what that means for personal...

Celebrity status not enough for today’s make-up consumer

14-Aug-2015 - There used to be a time when celebrity endorsement was enough to sell a product but those days may be gone now as consumers would rather see an ambassador as...

7 global beauty brands that are listening to consumers

13-Aug-2015 - NetBase, the social analytics solutions firm, compiled data in a recent report that explores what exactly consumers are saying about leading skin care brands and reveals how those brands can...

Cosmoprof Las Vegas 2015: Interview with Aloxxi professional hair care

12-Aug-2015 - George Schaeffer, founder of OPI, of one of the biggest names in nail care, talks about his shift into the professional hair care sector. Having created a household name for the...

Shoppers Drug Mart launches beauty ecommerce site

12-Aug-2015 - Late last week the retailer opened beautyBOUTIQUE.ca as an online shopping site, getting in on a mass-market trend that’s moving similar companies into closer competition with specialized beauty and personal...

Cosmoprof Las Vegas: Interview with Zotos International

11-Aug-2015 - As one of the leading players in the North American professional hair care market, staying one step ahead of the competition is crucial, and executives at Zotos International believes it can be done by making...

Safety First! How consumers read beauty and personal care labels

11-Aug-2015 - A newly released Harris Poll shows that well over half of women shopping for beauty and personal care products read the label before making a selection and that many are...

Cosmoprof Las Vegas 2015: Interview with O.R.G. Skin Care

10-Aug-2015 - At the recent Cosmoprof Las Vegas event Cosmetics Design caught up with Brian Park, founder of O.R.G Skin Care, a line that has evolved out of the fast paced and...

Vitamin Shoppe pivots toward functional foods, personal care amid soft supplement sales

07-Aug-2015 - In a climate of soft dietary supplement sales Vitamin Shoppe endured what CEO Colin Watts called a “difficult quarter.” The company is embarking on a new course that will see it pivot...

Cosmoprof Las Vegas video interview: Ancorotti Cosmetics

06-Aug-2015 - Italy-based Ancorotti Cosmetics is one of the few companies in the world specializing in mascara. We caught up with the vice president of the North American operations, Mary Aunn Guarino,...

EPA’s Clean Power Plan opens the floodgate for algae-based personal care ingredients

06-Aug-2015 - Gina McCarthy, the agency’s administrator, signed the new pollution emission guidelines on Monday, and algae industry groups are already calling the plan a “huge win” that will result in the...

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Efficiency is the industry’s biggest sustainability challenge right now

06-Aug-2015 - The biggest sustainability issue the cosmetics industry is facing at present is ‘efficiency’, says Amarjit Sahota, as cosmetic companies look to raise products sales whilst reducing their environmental impacts.

The bespoking and personalization of hair care

05-Aug-2015 - The quest for unique and individualized personal care products has consumers clicking through Etsy and browsing local boutiques, but some beauty brands are taking the local global and blending custom...

Avon revamps its direct sales business for a digital world

05-Aug-2015 - Avon has improved its ecommerce platform, launched a representative empowerment site called Beauty for a Purpose and is constructing a global IT system that will vary according to the needs...