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Beauty brands hit and miss with video advertising

16-Apr-2014 - Recent video advertising campaigns by Dove and Veet have met with criticism from consumers and professional commentators, emphasizing the importance of the increasingly dominant marketing format for the beauty industry. 

L’Oreal launches new campaign with Melanoma Research Alliance

10-Apr-2014 - L’Oreal has announced that it is launching a new campaign with the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) which looks to raise awareness of the dangers related to sun damage and promote the use of sunscreen.

Diagnostics tools in cosmetics retail: brands need to act now

09-Apr-2014 - The increasing trend towards diagnostic tools in cosmetics retail is being fuelled by innovation and consumer demand for personalization; experts suggest brands need to grab the opportunity to make the most of this before third parties step in.

Sunscreen innovation “coming up against a regulatory wall”

09-Apr-2014 - Regulation is limiting essential sun cream development, according to segment expert Dr Jack Ferguson, managing director of sun care specialists Skinnovation. 

News in brief

Researcher who created original Dove bar dies

09-Apr-2014 - Vincent Lamberti, who led the team which originally developed the Dove ‘soap’ bar, has died in North Jersey, aged 86.

Unilever rapped and P&G praised: environmental concerns in focus

08-Apr-2014 - According to the US Attorney's office, Unilever is set to pay up a total of $4.5 million to make amends for its violations of federal environmental regulations, which took place at its now closed factory in Clinton, Connecticut.

Millennial men driving male grooming in US

03-Apr-2014 - As the sector rises globally, market researcher Canadean’s latest report hones in on the sector’s current and upcoming US trends.

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Estée Lauder on the look-out: Ready to acquire… if the deal is right?

03-Apr-2014 - The rumour mill is in full swing but it is not too ridiculous to suggest that Estée Lauder could be ripe to join the acquisition trail given its history and the current state of the market. It is not exactly out of character for the big players either…

Tissue damage plasma source to open cosmetic treatments door

31-Mar-2014 - Scientists at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana say inducing biological tissue damage with an atmospheric pressure plasma source could open the door to cosmetics applications.

Vbloggers stronger than beauty brands?

27-Mar-2014 - With a recent report by marketing and advertising software company Pixability revealing that cosmetics brands are losing out in the digital marketing space to the ever-growing influence of beauty video bloggers, the true value of non-professional product reviews for consumers comes under question.

Appy with your skin care? New technology helps consumers to match products to their needs

27-Mar-2014 - Advanced cosmetic technology has seen great success of late and now there’s an app that takes the work out of matching a skincare product with that of the individual need of the consumer.

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RSPO: communication improvement supports sustainable palm oil development

27-Mar-2014 - An improvement in communication channels will help to deliver the message and importance of sustainable palm oil to customers and consumers; and industry is beginning to work towards this, according to the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

New study points to greater need for sun care in minorities

26-Mar-2014 - Latest research from the US suggests that an increased awareness of skin cancer in minorities should go hand-in-hand with greater use of sun protection.

P&G study points to consumer preference for at-home treatments

26-Mar-2014 - Presenting its latest innovation at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatologists, consumer goods multinational P&G revealed that convenience was a key factor in consumer choice of treatments.

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Get on the ground in Brazil, Euromonitor advises beauty brands

24-Mar-2014 - Speaking exclusively to Cosmetics Design in this second part of our special on today’s launch of their 2014 data, Euromonitor analysts tell us beauty players should start operating from within Brazil to tackle the country's import tax hurdle.

Copper - the anti-aging ingredient of this decade?

24-Mar-2014 - Skin care experts in the US reckon copper will be this decade’s most prominent anti-aging ingredient, providing the topical application is small to reduce the risk of toxicity.

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Beiersdorf R&D head says it’s OK to appreciate external innovations

21-Mar-2014 - Traditionally cosmetics companies have adopted a ‘not invented here’ attitude, but big benefits can be gained from changing to a ‘proudly found elsewhere’ mindset and being open with external partners, says Beiersdorf’s head of research and development.

Up to 25,000 payment records stolen at Sally Beauty

20-Mar-2014 - Sally Beauty Holdings has fallen victim to data hackers, with up to 25,000 consumer card records illegally accessed during a recent security breach.

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Suppliers need to stay on top of trends to win over consumers

18-Mar-2014 - Ingredient suppliers need to stay on top of the trends and work with finished goods manufacturers to ensure they win over consumers, says Lubrizol’s Adrian Holland.

Direct selling amongst dominating beauty trends in North and South America

18-Mar-2014 - Euromonitor places the key role of direct selling, a growing popularity of BB creams, nail products, and the importance of skin care products, despite the variety of preferences, as dominating top trends across 15 American countries.

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