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Consumers confused about what ‘green’ means, says Aveda

22-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics brands need to make it their mission to ensure that the word ‘green’ is used correctly and does not confuse consumers and lose its meaning, according to Estée Lauder’s...

Mintel: a gallery of nail care innovations

22-Apr-2014 - The US nail color and care market has battled through the recession and is tipped to see sales reach $4 billion in 2017. Here, Mintel rounds up some of the most innovative...

“It’s never too late to catch up” – Cosmetics can capitalize on digital and mobile

21-Apr-2014 - The cosmetics industry can catch up with other industries and effectively utilize digital marketing and mobile apps according to an expert in the field.

L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and P&G head the ‘genius’ hair care brands

21-Apr-2014 - L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and Procter &Gamble are the owners of the most digitally competent hair care and color brands by establishing direct relationships with consumers online.

Canadean highlights opportunities in Brazilian male toiletries market

17-Apr-2014 - In the Brazilian male toiletries market, which is witnessing a fundamental shift driven by the country’s fast-growing economy, significant opportunities exist for manufacturers and retailers according to Canadean.

Consumer trial confirms efficacy of Vitamin A skin care line

17-Apr-2014 - A consumer study of derma e’s 8-product Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A line (previously known as Refining Vitamin A) has shown that it reduces discoloration and wrinkle volume.

Consumers must be educated to make cosmetics packaging sustainable

17-Apr-2014 - Educating consumers is the only way brand owners can ensure that cosmetic packaging reaches sustainability goals according to a Korean chemical manufacturer.

The in-cosmetics trends presentations reveal the most up-to-date trends in global beauty

17-Apr-2014 - With a new show in Sao Paolo just around the corner, in-cosmetics shone the spotlight onto the Brazilian beauty industry at this year’s show in Hamburg. 

Beauty brands hit and miss with video advertising

16-Apr-2014 - Recent video advertising campaigns by Dove and Veet have met with criticism from consumers and professional commentators, emphasizing the importance of the increasingly dominant marketing format for the beauty industry. ...

Brazilian beauty market set to drive plastic packaging growth

15-Apr-2014 - Beauty conscious Brazil is set to drive growth in the plastics packaging industry according to a new report from UK-based market research company Canadean.

Dow Chemical focuses on multifunctionality and sensorial feel

15-Apr-2014 - In this latest video interview with Dow Europe, Stéphanie Sandrock-Beunat, global beauty care strategic marketing manager, explains how the company's latest ingredient launches have been developed around the concept of...

Brazil remains a market full of opportunities, says ABIHPEC exec

14-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics Design caught up with Daniel Oliveira, of ABIHPEC's business intelligence unit, who explained that there are still big opportunities in the market for cosmetics and personal care, despite signs...

Brazil becoming a bigger player in global hair care market

14-Apr-2014 - Hair care manufacturers will do well to target Brazil as the market continues to grow and will only get stronger in the years to come.

MAC’s social media strategy leading the way, say digital experts

10-Apr-2014 - As more and more beauty brands strive to master the social media platform to connect people and interact, digital specialists have found color cosmetics player MAC to be ahead of...

In-cosmetics Hamburg traffic goes through the roof!

10-Apr-2014 - At the in-cosmetics event in Hamburg, Cosmetics Design spoke to exhibition manager Cathy Laporte on day 2 about traffic numbers and what features of the show stood out for her this...

Diagnostics tools in cosmetics retail: brands need to act now

09-Apr-2014 - The increasing trend towards diagnostic tools in cosmetics retail is being fuelled by innovation and consumer demand for personalization; experts suggest brands need to grab the opportunity to make the...

“Inherently fickle and deeply disloyal” - anti-ageing is lost on teens, say experts

09-Apr-2014 - Brands are wasting their time trying to hook younger consumers in for the long haul with anti-ageing claims, according to industry experts speaking recently at a roundtable discussion on the...

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Will King fights for personal care players in sluggish male grooming sector

08-Apr-2014 - The rambunctious founder of UK men’s grooming brand King of Shaves says he disagrees with the suggestion that the big personal care players do not know how to communicate with men....

in-cosmetics Hamburg 2014, in pictures

08-Apr-2014 - The in-cosmetics event opened its doors in Hamburg on April 1st, with a packed conference programme, a plethora of new product launches in the innovation zone and special country focus...

US color cosmetics sales up 5% despite #NoMake-UpSelfie trend

07-Apr-2014 - Consultancy firm, Brand Finance reports that color cosmetics sales are still going strong despite big consumer trends like the 'no make-up selfie'.

Opportunities in skin care and make-up to push US sales on, says Kline

07-Apr-2014 - Skin care and make-up continue to propel the US personal care market forward despite tough societal and economic conditions.

Consumer enthusiasm for naturals gives rise to tasty trend

04-Apr-2014 - Food in cosmetics was pulled up as a key growing trend at this year’s in-cosmetics event in Hamburg, rising on the back of ongoing consumer enthusiasm for naturals in beauty...

Millennial men driving male grooming in US

03-Apr-2014 - As the sector rises globally, market researcher Canadean’s latest report hones in on the sector’s current and upcoming US trends.

Spotlight on sustainability: what are the key players up to?

03-Apr-2014 - Events like Greenpeace’s recent protest directed at P&G’s palm oil sourcing have brought beauty’s sustainability right into the public eye, and rising consumer interest is leading beauty players to focus...

Bricks as well as clicks? Why online brands are now getting physical

02-Apr-2014 - With several historically web-only cosmetics players now investing in bricks and mortar, it looks like brands are flying in the face of the recent industry emphasis on going digital; Cosmetics...

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