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Does the cosmetics world know it’s Christmas time again?

23-Dec-2014 - Christmas and the holiday season can often seem like a license for the creatives in the cosmetics industry to let rip. And some of the launches highlighted in this special gallery...

'Twas the year for skin care, but not for sun care

23-Dec-2014 - As the Holiday season is upon us and we wave goodbye to another year (where did the time go?!) it is time to reflect on what happened in the industry...

'Tis the season of opportunity for beauty brands with Advent calenders!

23-Dec-2014 - This Holiday season we noted the return of the beauty Advent calendar. The version for grown-ups has created new opportunities for cosmetic brands of late, particularly in 2014 with the...

Green labelling to be on the agenda at Organic Monitor Masterclass

17-Dec-2014 - Organic Monitor aims to encourage green labels and certification schemes in North America with its next Masterclass, giving an update on green standards, market developments, and addressing the technical issues...

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17-Dec-2014 - Keep up-to-date with the breaking news and latest views with our live Twitter updates.

Turkey and Middle East to be the focus at in-cosmetics

17-Dec-2014 - Next year’s in-cosmetics event in Barcelona will have a special country focus on Turkey and the Middle East as the markets are expected to grow.

Spring 2015 color cosmetics trend: blue eyes

16-Dec-2014 - Speaking in New York City last week, makeup artist Rick DiCecca shared some insight into spring trends and pertinent segments in the cosmetics industry.  

Custom at-home hair color company eSalon goes international

16-Dec-2014 - The California-based e-commerce company opened a London office and launched sites serving consumers in several countries.

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Evonik exec says 2015 will be the year of sustainability for the US cosmetics industry

15-Dec-2014 - a Sustainability is likely to be the defining element for the cosmetics industry in North America, according to Evonik’s North America personal care vice president, Paul Washlock, who believes that...

Mintel highlights Brazil as ‘natural beauty hot spot’

11-Dec-2014 - The Brazil market for cosmetic and personal care products has exploded over the past ten years, and a new blog post from Mintel highlights how natural products have led the...

Educating shoppers with Google Glass and associates with iPads

10-Dec-2014 - Smart cosmetics brands are investing in creative tech solution to meet the needs and expectations of digitally savvy consumers.

Acne-treatment launches YouTube lifestyle content videos to reach millennials

10-Dec-2014 - Proactiv ran the first episode of their #BeYouTV series this week and has scheduled out shows based on popular search terms, media personalities and lifestyle topics to run weekly in...

First ever Makeup in Sao Paulo attract over 600 attendees

09-Dec-2014 - The first edition of the two-day Makeup in Sao Paulo events closed its doors on December 4th last week, with organizer Beauteam claiming it had a strong turnout.

Dry shampoo category continues to build momentum

09-Dec-2014 - According to analysts at Mintel, the dry shampoo category has catapulted from 1% of all new shampoo products in 2009, to 5% in 2014, thanks to the likes of advanced...

Eucerin survey highlights calming effect of skin care for busy mothers

08-Dec-2014 - Eucerin shared survey results today that validate the brand’s line of skin calming products marketed to mothers.

At mass fragrance, a missed market opportunity?

04-Dec-2014 - Consumers shopping for fragrance in department stores have a much different experience than those in drug stores. But one industry veteran has a notion to change that, using tech and...

Social media celebrities offer great marketing tool for cosmetics brands

03-Dec-2014 - They have already set up their page and built a huge following; so rather than try and fight for the same space, cosmetics brands are catching on to the trend of...

The Beard: an opportunity for growth

03-Dec-2014 - According to Datamonitor, 51% of consumers believe obtaining the best value for money is most important when choosing a shaving product. So the market researcher wonders: are high prices to...

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty’s US presence gets a market-specific e-commerce site

02-Dec-2014 - The digitally savvy beauty and skin care brand launched in the UK in September 2013 and is now tailoring US expansion efforts to this country’s online sales requirements and local...

The thought really does count with cosmetics sets proving popular

02-Dec-2014 - Most people appreciate being acknowledged around the Holiday season with a small gift or a token of gratitude, and it turns out that cosmetics sets are the most popular way...

Latin America rising: first Make Up in Sao Paulo event approaches

01-Dec-2014 - The first Makeup in Sao Paulo industry trade show is set to throw open its doors this week, in a move which confirms that the South American markets have definitely...

New to the US naturals market - Katavi Botanicals and South African plant extracts

26-Nov-2014 - The skin care product line, developed with superfruit ingredients, is intended to address the effects of photo-aging and improve skin hydration.  

Dry shampoo market grows as consumer perceptions change

26-Nov-2014 - A change in consumer behaviour and an emphasis on the beauty benefits of dry shampoo is helping to boost the market as acceptance grows around the world.

John Frieda brings Beach Blonde salt spray back onto the hair care market

26-Nov-2014 - Products from the archives of popular beauty brands are coming back in many sectors; fragrance, color cosmetics and now hair care with the return of this four-product collection from Kao...

Will the next innovation in men’s acne treatment be a wound care drug?

26-Nov-2014 - Specialty pharmaceutical company ViaDerm is hoping to patent a transdermal delivery technique and bring TetraStem to the skin care market.

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