All news articles for August 2014

US beauty sees prestige dominating the market

US beauty sees prestige dominating the market

By Michelle Yeomans

In the second quarter of 2014, primary prestige segments continued to be market drivers which is set to see further areas for opportunity in specialized markets, according to market researcher NPD.

Friends of the Earth extends 'ToxFox' app

Friends of the Earth extends 'ToxFox' app

By Michelle Yeomans

The German NGO has extended its mobile app, ToxFox to android devices after a successful launch which allows users to check cosmetics for EDCs.

DNA profiling paving the way in personalised beauty

DNA profiling paving the way in personalised beauty

By Michelle Yeomans

Bespoke beauty treatments based on the individual's genetic code are no longer a notion of the future. Here, Cosmetics Design looks at what biotech companies are doing to advance the segment.

Could taurine be the key to energised personal care?

Could taurine be the key to energised personal care?

By Simon Pitman

Energised toothpaste, shampoo and skin care could be the next big thing for personal care consumers in the UK, as a new market report pinpoints consumers’ search for something new as a morning booster.

Top ten emerging beauty industry brands set for bigger things

Top ten emerging beauty industry brands set for bigger things

By Simon Pitman

With the global economy now showing clear signs of picking up merger and acquisition activity has followed suit this year, which is putting the spotlight on some of the more interesting and innovative emerging brands.

Hair straightening no longer a one-size-fits-all category

Hair straightening no longer a one-size-fits-all category

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Innovative technologies and products have revolutionised the hair straightening category and made it one of the most dynamic hair care categories, driven by demand for hair control and lifestyle changes. 

California bill to ban microbeads fails

California bill to ban microbeads fails

By Simon Pitman

A California state bill to ban microbeads that are used in a range of personal care products has failed to go through the state senate with a clear majority, creating a potential stumbling block for environmental campaigners.