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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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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.

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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.

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

New directions in anti-ageing

25-Apr-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.

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...

Anti-Ageing Special Newsletter

Cosmetics Design Anti-Ageing Special Newsletter

20-Apr-2016 - Welcome to this special edition newsletter on anti-ageing, covering all the latest trends and scientific breakthroughs in what is one of the most vital and inspiring categories in the industry.

L’Oréal puts words into action on sustainability

19-Apr-2016 - L’Oréal might be the largest cosmetics company in the world, but one of its biggest goals is to minimize its manufacturing footprint and the impact it has on the environment....

A New Niche: Green beauty for luxury consumers

18-Apr-2016 - Today in New York City, an exclusive beauty show is helping to define a new segment in the cosmetics and skin care marketplace, one where ecofriendly and sophistication aren’t mutually...

Trend Spotting: in-cosmetics and the US marketplace

14-Apr-2016 - As this week’s in-cosmetics personal care ingredient trade show in Paris comes to a close, Cosmetics Design shares our own key insights from the show floor as well as observations...

Cosmetics consumers spending more, finds inaugural sentiment survey from McKinsey

12-Apr-2016 - The global economic downturn is having a notable effect on consumer behavior. So to help make sense of it all, the management consulting firm has complied data that zooms in...

in-cosmetics 2016 opens its doors today!

12-Apr-2016 - The in-cosmetics event opens its doors today in Paris with a focus on innovation and North America as well as with a host of new interactive features.

Rethinking beauty brand models with the help of data

11-Apr-2016 - The graphic design software company Canva ran a study earlier this year, considering the conventional appearance and relatability of faces used to advertise cosmetics and personal care products as well...

CD Buzz: in-cosmetics Paris Preview

CD Buzz: All you will need to know about in-cosmetics Paris, in a short video

11-Apr-2016 - The Cosmetics Design team has put together a helpful video preview for in-cosmetics Paris 2016. Just click on the video to learn about some of the highlights from the educational programme, several...

Man-made cosmetics brushes sought after by more than half of consumers, says Harris Poll data

07-Apr-2016 - As beauty product formulations go natural, brushes go evermore synthetic in response to the same consumer demand for sustainable, safe, cruelty free cosmetics. The New Natural collection from Anisa International...

Industry experts on the rise of Korean beauty in Australia

07-Apr-2016 - Various industry commentators in Australia have spoken about the rise of Korean beauty among consumers there, highlighting Korean culture and ethnic diversity as two driving factors.

Unilever takes a page from the indie beauty playbook

06-Apr-2016 - At a CEW event last week in New York City, executives from the multinational personal care company spoke about how Unilever is leveraging the stories behind its core brands to...

Is the selfie putting pressure on younger people to seek beauty perfection?

06-Apr-2016 - A new study shows that an infatuation with selfies is leading more and more younger people to seek out cosmetics surgery as a means of correcting imperfections and those first...

Chlitina forecasts strong growth thanks to rising Chinese middle class

06-Apr-2016 - Chinese beauty manufacturer, Chlitina, has revealed its plans to capitalise on China’s growing middle class, with a particular focus on the development of its direct-sales and e-commerce arms.

Face oils could hold big opportunity in UK prestige skin care

31-Mar-2016 - The prestige women’s skin care market in the UK has seen big double-digit growth thanks to the growing popularity of face oils, demonstrating that the growth of new categories provide...

L’Oréal’s success with video on Pinterest is good news for beauty advertisers

30-Mar-2016 - The social network has been sharing data recently that suggests beauty and hair care brands do particularly well with consumers on its platform, and new numbers show video content there...

Consumer demand sparks MyChelle sun care line extension

28-Mar-2016 - Continuing to focus on products that mitigate consumer safety concerns and have minimal environmental impact, the Colorado-based company has added new SPF and after-sun items to its portfolio.

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