Market Trends

The shift to waterless cosmetics

The shift to waterless cosmetics

By Natasha Spencer

In our sustainability focus, we delve into the metamorphosis of water in beauty and personal care by looking at the demand for waterless product R&D efforts and releases.

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L’Occitane hits the road with the launch of the ‘L'Occi Truck’

By Sian Gardiner

L'Occitane en Provence is set to expand its experiential retail strategy with the launch of the L'Occi Truck – the debut traveling pop-up experience for the brand. The retail store on wheels presents a new direct-to-consumer shopping model for...

Stephanie Mark (left), Jane Larkworthy, Linda G Levy, Katie Becker

Welcome to the age of indie fragrance

By Deanna Utroske

Yesterday evening at the Diptyque popup in New York City, Coveteur editors hosted a panel discussion about the role of scent in our current moment. The consensus: when it comes to both personal fragrance and scented home products, this is the age of identity,...

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US consumers still learning about and loving skin care masks

By Deanna Utroske

Later this month, nugg, the popular indie skin care brand known as ‘The Face Mask Authority’, is adding peel-off masks to its product portfolio. To find out more about how this dynamic skin care niche is evolving, Cosmetics Design connected with that...

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The Fragrance Foundation announces 2018 award finalists

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the trade organization announced the qualifiers for its prestigious annual awards and later this week the fragrance industry will gather for the finalists luncheon in New York City to celebrate the scents, the companies, the brands, and the...

Can Qurate Retail Group become the Netflix of beauty commerce?

Can Qurate Retail Group become the Netflix of beauty commerce?

By Deanna Utroske

At yesterday’s CEW event in New York City, Qurate CEO Mike George told the sold-out room that he thinks it’s a realistic goal. Beauty is big business in the new age of retail; the personal care, cosmetics, and fragrance sectors generate annual sales of...

Jane Larkworthy (left), Aerin Lauder, Karyn Khoury, Honorine Blanc (image courtesy of The Fragrance Foundation)

Aerin: The luxury lifestyle brand that fragrance built

By Deanna Utroske

At The Fragrance Foundation’s third annual Creatives event this week in New York City, Aerin Lauder and her colleagues Karyn Khoury and Honorine Blanc sat down with Jane Larkworthy to discuss the ins and outs of building a luxury lifestyle brand centered...

Today is National #FragranceDay

Today is National #FragranceDay

By Deanna Utroske

At the start of 2018, The Fragrance Foundation hosted an event for members (and the press) where new president Linda Levy announced not only the professional organization’s refreshed mission but also a new official national day. March 21, 2018 is the...