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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.

Brand brings ‘beauty pub’ Benefit to women for World Cup

28-May-2014 - The FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer is getting people all around the world excited, and cosmetics brand Benefit is looking to score a few goals of its own...

How I Got To The Top

How I Got To The Top: Marc Rosen, fragrance packaging designer

27-May-2014 - Marc Rosen’s career trajectory has been remarkable. Not only has he made a name for himself as one of the world’s leading fragrance packaging designers, he has also managed to...

Hair oils greasing the wheels for US scalp care growth

20-May-2014 - Dollar share for the scalp care segment is growing, say market researchers at Kline in a recent blog, with the segment now on the up following recent consumer enthusiasm for...

Weakness in Europe and Russia to slow global luxury goods market

20-May-2014 - Market analysts at Bain & Co have stated that 2014 will see growth of the global luxury goods market diminish, calling up weaknesses in Europe, Russia and China as the...

Sun creams diversifying to address needs of individual consumer groups

19-May-2014 - “Make creams more fun for kids,” advised beauty industry trends forecaster Antoinette van den Berg at the recent in-cosmetics industry event, urging sun care manufacturers to meet specific consumer group...

Suppliers Day Coverage

Evolved Brazilian consumers are injecting vitamins into their own shampoos

19-May-2014 - Brazilian consumers have taken customization into their own hands by injecting their shampoos with vitamins in the quest to obtain luxurious hair.

NYSCC Suppliers Day 2014, in photos

15-May-2014 - The annual NYSCC Suppliers Day closed its doors in Edison, New Jersey, yesterday, wrapping up another highly successful and very busy show; we gathered up some of the best moments...

Paraben-free claims continue to charm consumers; beauty industry profiting

15-May-2014 - Although research continues to conclude that the paraben preserving agents used widely in cosmetics pose no threat to human health, consumer enthusiasm for products able to make ‘paraben-free’ claims remains...

Cosmetics manufacturers and suppliers make the top 100 Corporate Citizens list

14-May-2014 - Johnson & Johnson got the number two slot in CR Magazine’s list of top 100 Corporate Citizens in the US, which also included names such as Kimberly-Clark, Merck, P&G and...

Creams of the crop: premium beauty in focus

14-May-2014 - Consumer enthusiasm for premium ranges is continuing to bloom, and 2014 has seen a rise in brands angling to make the most of this trend.

Global Cosmetic Compliance Summit to focus on regulations in key regions

14-May-2014 - Representatives from the likes of Avon, BASF and cosmetics association ICMAD are just some of the speakers featuring at the forthcoming Global Cosmetic Compliance Summit, which is taking place in...

Beauty industry responding to the rise of the multicultural consumer

13-May-2014 - Beauty brands and retailers are increasingly responding to the needs of multi-ethnic consumer groups , who are set to soon become the majority in the US. 

Attention turns to the growing trend of green actives

12-May-2014 - With the demand for green actives growing at a quick rate and many ingredient suppliers producing innovative ingredients, the topic will become a key focus at this week’s Sustainable Cosmetics...

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day opens its doors tomorrow

12-May-2014 - One of the biggest and most important events for the North American cosmetic and personal care industry will open its doors at the NJ Convention Center in Edison, tomorrow.

None of your beeswax: chemically tainted ingredient pushes brands to source abroad

09-May-2014 - Beeswax is causing quite a buzz: demand for the material has risen by an estimated 25% in Australia over the last two years, and producers are citing its use as...

Solazyme’s expansion shows consumer appetite still strong for microalgae

08-May-2014 - With naturals still grabbing the industry’s focus, Solazyme is looking to further expand distribution of its microalgae brand, Algenist, in the US, via a partnership with Nordstorm. 

News in brief

Marge Simpson gets a makeover from MAC

08-May-2014 - 25 years since ‘The Simpsons’ hit our TV screens in all their yellow, cartoon glory, matriarch Marge has been announced as the inspiration behind a new novelty line from MAC cosmetics.

IMAN cosmetics angling for South Asian consumers

08-May-2014 - IMAN cosmetics is set to sponsor the 2014 New York Indian Film Festival, in what the company is calling an effort to target South Asian women.

Japanese cosmetic innovation leading the way

07-May-2014 - Regional experts predict Japan’s knack for innovating product textures, concepts and formulas, particularly in the hair and skin care segments, will be tempting consumers from its fellow markets.

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Scrubbing up online: beauty brand Lush polishes digital techniques

06-May-2014 - Lush, well-known for the heady scents and visual identity of its high street outlets, is now attempting to translate its very physical retail offering onto the web.

Market researcher points to an ageless future for beauty

06-May-2014 - In a presentation given by market research company LS:N at the first ever CEW Future Focus summit in New York City last week, analyst Lucie Greene highlighted the belief that...

Acne rising in older women; Clinique rebrand meets this shift

01-May-2014 - Beauty brands are responding to the rise in adult consumers suffering from acne, with the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology noting that 54% of women over 25 now have...

Celebrity fragrances to become an even smaller segment in the US

01-May-2014 - According to Euromonitor, although celebrity fragrances remain popular with young consumers, these fragrances are becoming a smaller proportion of the total fragrances market. 

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