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Unilever takes a page from the indie beauty playbook

06-Apr-2016 - At a CEW event last week in New York City, executives from the multinational personal care company spoke about how Unilever is leveraging the stories behind its core brands to...

Is the selfie putting pressure on younger people to seek beauty perfection?

06-Apr-2016 - A new study shows that an infatuation with selfies is leading more and more younger people to seek out cosmetics surgery as a means of correcting imperfections and those first...

Chlitina forecasts strong growth thanks to rising Chinese middle class

06-Apr-2016 - Chinese beauty manufacturer, Chlitina, has revealed its plans to capitalise on China’s growing middle class, with a particular focus on the development of its direct-sales and e-commerce arms.

Face oils could hold big opportunity in UK prestige skin care

31-Mar-2016 - The prestige women’s skin care market in the UK has seen big double-digit growth thanks to the growing popularity of face oils, demonstrating that the growth of new categories provide...

L’Oréal’s success with video on Pinterest is good news for beauty advertisers

30-Mar-2016 - The social network has been sharing data recently that suggests beauty and hair care brands do particularly well with consumers on its platform, and new numbers show video content there...

Consumer demand sparks MyChelle sun care line extension

28-Mar-2016 - Continuing to focus on products that mitigate consumer safety concerns and have minimal environmental impact, the Colorado-based company has added new SPF and after-sun items to its portfolio.

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

How specialty retailers are shaping the new color cosmetic landscape

25-Mar-2016 - In both the US and worldwide the run away success of Sephora is serving to boost newer, fresher and independent color cosmetics that are bringing a new dynamic to the...

Sally Beauty wants to do more with data

24-Mar-2016 - The beauty supply distributor and retailer is responding to point-of-sale data more swiftly than ever with prescriptive analytic software.

Report linking hair products to health issues causing a stir

23-Mar-2016 - Black Women for Wellness issued a comprehensive report this week that connects consumer and professional use of hair products to an array of health concerns, from skin and eye irritation...

BrandSpark announces Canadian shopper study results

22-Mar-2016 - The market research firm conducts a regular poll to establish which consumer packaged goods consumers trust most, including numerous cosmetics and personal care brands.

Chinese consumers going online for international beauty

22-Mar-2016 - The number of Chinese consumers getting their international beauty products online is on the rise, according to recent Mintel figures.

Kline report highlights trend for hybrid lacquers

16-Mar-2016 - A new report on the state of the global nail care market highlights the fact that innovations such as hybrid lacquers combining both gels and regular nail polish are behind...

Special Newlsetter - Colour Cosmetics

Colour Cosmetics Special Newsletter

15-Mar-2016 - Welcome to this latest Cosmetics Design Special Newsletter, which focuses on some of the most pressing trends and challenges currently facing the fast-paced colour cosmetics segments.

Hair and beauty consumers buy what they see on Pinterest

15-Mar-2016 - This, according to new data from the social platform known for visually appealing content. And, market research firm Millward Brown confirms that site users reliably buy cosmetics and personal care...

BASF announces 145 halal-certified ingredients as market demand grows

08-Mar-2016 - As the demand for halal-certified cosmetics ingredients grows chemicals company BASF announces that 145 of its products for personal care manufactured at its Düsseldorf and Illertissen site comply with international...

Unilever’s latest campaign celebrates US Latino community

03-Mar-2016 - As personal care and cosmetics companies evolve to better reflect the diverse US consumer population, multicultural initiatives like #100PorCientoTu are being tested in the marketplace.

Neutrogena’s first global campaign

01-Mar-2016 - The Johnson & Johnson facial skin care brand just launched a multichannel content campaign around the tag line “see what’s possible” meant to foster conversation among women encouraging one another...

Is cactus from Mexico the next big personal care ingredient?

29-Feb-2016 - International beauty rituals inspire consumers to use products with novel and seemingly exotic ingredients. Cactus seed oil has been gaining in popularity for years, and now Mexico is looking to...

CD Buzz

The increasingly crucial role of technology in beauty

23-Feb-2016 - In this latest edition of CD Buzz we look at how technology is helping to reinvent our industry, pointing consumers into an increasingly focused direction and enhancing beauty routines to make...

MAC makes the bold move of launching in Zambia

23-Feb-2016 - The Estée Lauder Group of Companies has taken the plunge in the Zambia market, after opening up its first ever store there.

Tattoo trend inspires new Rahn skin active

18-Feb-2016 - The increasing number of people getting tattoos is an unlikely source of inspiration for Rahn’s newest Liftonin-Xpert active, due to the specialised skin care required after-inking.

Product of the Year awards announced

16-Feb-2016 - The international award group Product of the Year, in partnership with consumer research firm TNS, has named this year’s winners, thereby recognizing innovative new products in categories including hair care...

College media chips away at big beauty

16-Feb-2016 - Across the country, journalists at hyper-local campus news outlets report on issues of wellness, industry regulations, green washing, sustainability, and more –all the while pointing a finger at both the...

The Philippines looking to develop its halal market

12-Feb-2016 - The Philippines is looking to bolster its halal industry, and has introduced various new bills to encourage the manufacture, accreditation and trade of domestically produced halal products.

19 beauty and personal care brands honored with BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards

10-Feb-2016 - The market researcher ranks CPG brands annually according to self-reported consumer trust. One winner is selected for each category, and this year for the first time those categories include lip...

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