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Do you feel the pressure to have a hair-free body? UK men do…

23-Oct-2014 - While having hair on the head is a desire for UK men, the opposite can be said about having hair on the body after half of all Brits admit there...

'Gluten free' increasingly important to cosmetics consumers

22-Oct-2014 - With the beauty industry’s ‘free-from’ trend on the rise globally, brands are now scrambling to cater to the rise of 'gluten-free', which has made its' way into colour cosmetics and skin care...

Amazon Luxury Beauty Store – not quite plain sailing?

22-Oct-2014 - Online sales growth of beauty products has grown in the last few years, and for one of the web’s largest online powerhouses and marketplaces, Amazon, this should all be good...

UK men grooming towards a ‘mansome’ revolution

21-Oct-2014 - The men’s grooming market often promises great potential to manufacturers and brands in the UK could find increasing interest in male make-up products thanks to the ‘mansome’ revolution.

Snail skin care trend hits the US

20-Oct-2014 - The benefits of snail mucus on the skin have been known to the cosmetics industry for a while, and having seen a big trend in Korea, it is now heading...

Marketing changes as beauty brands target multicultural consumers

14-Oct-2014 - Beauty marketers now have to enhance their skills and compete from both ends of the spectrum as they look to target ethnic consumers.

Natural and organic boosted by proven efficacy, says Kline

13-Oct-2014 - The naturals trend is continuing in the personal care industry with increased consumer demand helping the natural and organic market post double digit growth for the sixth consecutive year.

Sales of facial masks boom in the United States

13-Oct-2014 - Consumers in the United States have taken to the trend for facial beauty masks, as latest market research figures from the NPD group underline.

Clinique opens first pop-up skin lab

10-Oct-2014 - Estée Lauder’s Clinique has invested in a skin lab that will offer consumers interactive personalised consultations. 


Cosmetic infogram: A look at fragrance innovation

09-Oct-2014 - Market researcher Datamonitor has compiled an interactive report for Cosmetics Design readers based on the latest innovation in the global fragrance sector.

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Adolescent skin issues are key for adult skincare market

08-Oct-2014 - According to Datamonitor, the skin care segment has been turned upside down, which has seen a shift in focus from anti-aging to issues associated with adolescent skin.

Consumer choice awards: #beauty20… And the winners are…

06-Oct-2014 - The second annual consumer choice awards: #beauty20 took place in New York celebrating the cosmetics brands that are the most successful in connecting with consumers through digital technology and social...

Spending options makes premium cosmetics more accessible to Brazilian consumers

06-Oct-2014 - Premium fragrances have always been popular in Brazil and now skin care is growing in the category too thanks to the increase in spending power and payment options for Brazilian...

Mobile strategy has beauty importance as M-commerce tipped to double

03-Oct-2014 - Mobile commerce is set to boost online retail sales making it a very attractive platform for consumer goods, and meaning that beauty brands must start prioritising mobile strategies to reach...

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From Twitter to retail: how celebrities are dictating beauty sales

30-Sep-2014 - According to Datamonitor, 'Twitter culture' and the current flood of beauty blogs have an undeniable impact on society’s view on beauty and necessary make-up regimes, especially among younger people. ...

Beauty brands would do well not to underestimate the power of Amazon

25-Sep-2014 - As most cosmetics brands up their digital spend and the online influence grows, beauty brands need to take e-commerce and digital ecosystems into consideration, and in online marketplace powerhouse

New skin care player to bring rice bran-based product line to US consumers

25-Sep-2014 - Arizona-based food ingredients player RiceBran Technologies is set to launch a new line of rice bran-based skin care products that target both the personal care and nutricosmetics categories.

US market for consumer wipes set for solid growth

25-Sep-2014 - Demand for consumer wipes in the United States is set to grow at above market average personal care growth rates for the next five years, according to a new report...

Dispatches from UN Climate Summit

Unilever joins pledge to end deforestation at UN Climate Summit

24-Sep-2014 - Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever joins and welcomes the pledge by dozens of global leaders to reduce global warming pollution and try to put an end to deforestation.

MakeUp New York opens its doors today

23-Sep-2014 - Today, Makeup New York will open its doors for the fourth consecutive year, promising once again to be bigger than ever, thanks to more exhibitors and an expanded conference program.

Mintel reports ethnic haircare market as still being heavily invested in

23-Sep-2014 - In 2014, the market value of haircare products formulated for Black consumers was estimated to be worth $774 million, a 12% increase since the recession in 2009. A rise Mintel attributes to hair playing...

The latest in the alphabet craze - 'EE' cream makes its way to Europe

19-Sep-2014 - On first gaining popularity in the East and then spreading to the West; the BB, CC and DD cream sensation has now paved the way for the ‘EE’ version

Natural Top 5

Top 5 stories tapping in to the natural trend

17-Sep-2014 - The natural trend is by no means new, but with a plethora of beauty and skin care products popping up on our shelves and a lot of recent coverage focused...

90% of Brazilian inspired skin care products launched outside Brazil - Mintel

15-Sep-2014 - Brazilian influence is resonating dramatically in the beauty and personal care category - and new research from Mintel reveals just how much influence it has. 

Finalists announced for digital #beauty20 Awards

15-Sep-2014 - Organizers of the event that recognizes beauty brands efforts on the digital platform have selected the finalists they say have significantly invested in digital marketing throughout the year.

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