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Natural shift as consumers opt for sensitive skin care

26-Jun-2014 - It is the common belief that most of us have sensitive skin, and now, according to Mintel's Global New Products Database (GNPD), ‘ultra-gentle’ face care products are the most sought...

A roundup of the latest methods in preserving cosmetics packaging

25-Jun-2014 - Flexible plastic packaging is gradually taking the place of traditional glassware in cosmetics. However; in some aspects the performance isn't as flexible. Here’s a look at some of the best...

Sephora increases beauty supplements range as cosmeceutical segment strengthens

24-Jun-2014 - The latest market research confirms the cosmeceuticals segment is continuing with robust growth, and Sephora is one retailer responding, recently launching a new range of beauty supplements alongside its more...

Asia in Focus

Removing make-up no longer boring as innovation booms in cleansing formulations

24-Jun-2014 - This month we are highlighting the opportunities for brands in the skin care cleansing arena. Here, our expert, Florence Bernardin reveals Japan to be the most lucrative market due to...

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The Future of Beauty Innovation: Top 10 Concepts

19-Jun-2014 - Predicting the future is often pure guesswork. Should we look at the past to guess what happens next? Or is what’s happening around us a better predictor for future trends?...

Skincare Ingredients 2014 online event opens its doors today!

18-Jun-2014 - The fourth annual Skincare Ingredients online event opens today, with a packed programme, networking opportunities and the chance to discover the biggest trends in the categories all at your fingertips.

L’Oreal Paris does digital with virtual reality experience

17-Jun-2014 - Cosmetics manufacturer L’Oreal announces its first connected beauty digital innovation exclusively for its L’Oreal Paris brand creating a virtual mirror to test cosmetics for consumers.

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US based luxury consultant reveals how she helps fragrance brands crack Asia

17-Jun-2014 - Cracking Asia from a Western brand’s point of view has long been known to be difficult – from ever-changing regulations to translating a brand’s message in the right way. That's where...

Canada proves its capability as it steps up cosmetic exports

16-Jun-2014 - Canada has stepped up to become the world’s tenth-largest exporter of cosmetics, proving it's more than capable of dealing in natural resource exports.

Google+ hangouts – what is it, and how can the cosmetics industry use it?

13-Jun-2014 - Launched last summer, Google+ hangouts has fast been gathering momentum as an online platform for showcasing beauty brands and their products; but how does it work and what’s the value?...

Annual vlogging competition launches as beauty reviewers continue to dominate

12-Jun-2014 - The third annual FACE awards have been launched by NYX Cosmetics, recognizing talent within the booming world of video blogging (or vlogging).

Skincare Ingredients online event opens its doors next week!

11-Jun-2014 - June 18th is the date all skin care professionals need to mark in their diaries, as this is when the Skincare Ingredients 2014 event will open its doors for the...

L’Oreal study into pores finds products currently inadequate

11-Jun-2014 - A recent survey conducted by Paris-headquarted beauty giant L’Oreal has highlighted consumer demand is not currently being met in the area of products for pore size control. 

Cosmetics industry gets innovating to cash in on World Cup

10-Jun-2014 - The FIFA World Cup in Brazil is getting people all around the world excited even the cosmetics industry, which has been looking to score a few goals of its own...

The power of stories in beauty branding: Dove wins national award

09-Jun-2014 - Dove’s ‘Real Beauty Sketches’ marketing campaign has scooped the top prize at the Effie Awards, a national competition honoring efforts in branding and consumer-engagement. 

Mintel: a gallery of US color cosmetic innovations

09-Jun-2014 - According to market researcher Mintel, the US color cosmetics market has battled through the recession and will continue to grow roughly 2-3% on a yearly basis. Here, we round up some of the...

Luxury brands need to up their game as launches increase, says expert

04-Jun-2014 - According to market researcher Mintel, as luxury skincare launches increase, brands and packaging experts need to work harder to differentiate and show added value.

Thumbs up from the few consumers to have bought at-home beauty devices, research shows

04-Jun-2014 - Although few consumers have invested in at-home beauty devices, those that have bought them are overwhelmingly pleased with the outcome, research from Kline Group shows.

Bulldog wins 3rd consecutive US grooming award

03-Jun-2014 - Bulldog Skincare For Men continues its successful rollout in the states after picking up the Men’s Health USA Grooming Awards in the Face category for its Original Eye Roll-On product....

And the winners of the CEW Insiders' Choice Beauty Awards are…

03-Jun-2014 - The CEW Insiders' Choice Beauty Awards have been running for 20 years now, giving the chance for more than 6,000 industry professionals to vote for their preferred product launches, trends and...

in-cosmetics roadshows to kick off in Colombia tomorrow

02-Jun-2014 - What’s happening in South America this summer? Starting tomorrow, a series of targeted beauty industry roadshows kicks off; beginning in Bogota, Colombia, passing on to Lima, Peru, before crossing over...

L’Oreal turns to in-image ad technology to target hair color line to consumers

29-May-2014 - Beauty giant L’Oreal has become the first brand to use a technology that places ads on publisher sites based on the hair color of women in photos.

Symrise partners with GNF and UEBT in bid to reach biodiversity goals

29-May-2014 - Biodiversity has been a topic well placed in the minds of the cosmetics and ingredients companies for a while now, and in honour of the International Day of Biological Diversity,...

US cosmetics chemicals market tipped to take-off

28-May-2014 - The growing demand for active ingredients focused on multifunctional and men’s grooming products, along with old favorites such as anti-aging, is tipped to boost the cosmetics chemicals market in the...

Seven reveals fragrance trends for spring/summer 2015

28-May-2014 - According to the fragrance specialists, cool mint, the re-appearance of fresh tea notes, and fruity rhubarb are set to influence spring/summer fragrance formulations in 2015.

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