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Breaking the BRIC: in-cosmetics to open lid on Brazil opportunity

11-Mar-2014 - Brazil is one of the most lucrative cosmetics markets on the planet and hold huge opportunity for manufacturers, and this will be a key focus of the upcoming in-cosmetics trade...

Elizabeth Arden moves into professional skin care channel

10-Mar-2014 - Prestige beauty player Elizabeth Arden says it has widened its distribution scope by launching into the professional skin care market for the first time with a new skin care line.


Customer engagement is key to staying on top of beauty e-commerce

06-Mar-2014 - Matching the right product and ensuring consumer engagement is vital to staying ahead in beauty e-commerce, and mobile is tipped to grow in the next few years.

NPD reports eye colour cosmetics up by 9% in the US

06-Mar-2014 - According to market researcher NPD Group, sales of prestige eye makeup products in the US grew by 9%, to US$ 1.1 billion in the twelve months ending December 2013.

Fragrance sector smelling sweet in America

06-Mar-2014 - Sales are still on the up for the flavors and fragrance industry in America, and are expected to reach $6 billion by 2017, according to research firm Euromonitor.

Maternity beauty segment ripe for innovative brands

06-Mar-2014 - Opportunities are ripe for cosmetic brands to cater to mother and baby as specific changes pre and post pregnancy sees demand rise for more specialised or natural based formulas....

Innovation and sustainability the focus as Cosmetics Vision gets underway

05-Mar-2014 - The Cosmetics Vision event gets under way today, promising three days of industry discussion on innovation and sustainability and how these are a source of commercial advantage for cosmetics manufacturers.

Digital gives boost to beauty sales

05-Mar-2014 - E-commerce has emerged as a strong driving force in the beauty sector according to The New York-based agency highlights that while growth in the beauty sector was predicted to...

Chicken feathers to make their way into cosmetics

05-Mar-2014 - Chicken feathers could have a future in cosmetics. US entrepreneurs claim the protein present in the feathers, keratin could be used in many ways.

Never too old for technology: anti-aging driving US beauty devices

04-Mar-2014 - According to market researcher Mintel’s ‘Global Annual Review of skin care’, the US is following Asia’s lead with personal care device demand, with consumers keen for anti-aging devices at home....

Brazil’s fragrance market continues rapid growth trend

04-Mar-2014 - It is the most valuable fragrance market in the world, and the Brazil sector is expected to continue its rapid growth in both men’s and women’s categories as the affluent...

Green concerns gathering momentum for industry

27-Feb-2014 - Whether green is always best for the consumer and the environment will form the focus of this year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, confirming the rising profile of green concerns within the...

ICMAD to hold cosmetics innovator and designer awards

27-Feb-2014 - Cosmetic industry association ICMAD is looking for entries for its Cosmetic Innovator of the Year, and is also readying for its Younger Designer Event, which will be held in Santa...

Synqera analysts reveal US consumer beauty habits

27-Feb-2014 - Marketing tech firm Synqera has reported only 14% of US consumers to be interested in coupons for cosmetics, a sharp comparison to 67% of shoppers preferred them for the likes of groceries.

Cheap French beauty: low cost specialists driving sales

27-Feb-2014 - Low cost cosmetics are set to emerge as a growing sector in France despite the five year forecast predicting stagnant sales for overall beauty, according to market researcher Euromonitor.

Bonamour grows its export markets in Asia with addition of Malaysia

25-Feb-2014 - Texas-based anti-aging skin care player Bonamour has expanded its focus on the Asia Pacific market with certification of export registration in Malaysia.

A picture’s worth 1000 words… Instagram boasts beauty brand opportunity

25-Feb-2014 - Social media photo sharing platform Instagram is opening up a big opportunity for beauty brands to utilize user generated content and grow eCommerce channels.

SCC Midwest prepares for 2014 edition of Teamworks

24-Feb-2014 - The 2014 edition of Teamworks, the bi-annual trade show for the personal and home care industries in mid-America, is taking place on April 9 in Chicago, Illinois.

The beauty world is changing… Adapt or lose out

21-Feb-2014 - In the midst of mixed results in different markets for a number of the cosmetics industry’s biggest players, the message is that manufacturers must adapt their products in order to...

Could tanning be an addiction? Research looks into tanning dependence

20-Feb-2014 - For many people the desire to be bronzed and exhibit a ‘healthy glow’ is a normal one, but what if it might be psychological and could open us up to...

Market preference drives deodorant variety, despite dominance of aerosols

20-Feb-2014 - Despite the dominance of the aerosol format, roll-ons are sticking around thanks to variation in market demand across the globe, according to research firm Euromonitor.

Advantage Prestige: 2013 U.S. beauty sales serve up ace versus Mass comparison

18-Feb-2014 - Healthy gains in skin care and make-up helped to boost the U.S. prestige beauty market as it grew 5% in dollar sales in 2013.

News in brief

MAC tags in on the CC cream trend from Asia

18-Feb-2014 - Beauty brand MAC Cosmetics is the latest in a run of cosmetic manufacturers taking up the CC cream trend, with the launch of its new ‘Prep + Prime CC Colour Correct’...

Unilever rolls out half-sized deodorant cans to men’s range

14-Feb-2014 - A year ago, Unilever rolled out its sustainable deodorant concept for its female Sure, Dove and Vaseline brands; now the focus has turned to its men’s range, as Sure Men,...

Cosmetics Vision launches the big debate, inviting industry to have its say

13-Feb-2014 - Cosmetics Vision introduces The Big Debate, part of its eclectic programme of interactive discussion and best practice sharing. enabling top-level executives to consider and discuss the big issues confronting the industry today....

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