Retail & the Beauty Consumer

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Shiseido Americas CEO discusses Dr. Dennis Gross acquisition

By Cassandra Stern

The recently completed transaction is a ‘strong cultural fit’ for both companies and will help Shiseido strengthen its portfolio to ‘further accelerate growth and increase profitability in the Americas region.’

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Influencer marketing trend analyst shares 2024 beauty trend forecasts

By Cassandra Stern

CreatorIQ Director of Content Marketing Alexander Rawitz recently presented his analysis of social media influencer trends and their impact on beauty brand popularity at CEW’s State of the Beauty Industry digital event. Using his analysis, he shares his...

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Viral skin care brand Dieux launches into Sephora

By Cassandra Stern

Launching into the retailer’s online store today and on brick-and-mortar shelves early next month, Dieux is expanding its brand presence in response to rising consumer demand.

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Green global startup CleanHub releases Clean Beauty Survey data

By Cassandra Stern

Key takeaways from the survey are that ‘consumers want change from brands,’ emphasizing the importance of clean beauty practices on consumer purchasing, including reducing plastic packaging and transparency in a brand’s sustainability efforts.

January Launch Pad: Put your best face forward

January Launch Pad: Put your best face forward

By Cassandra Stern

The new year is the perfect time to start a new routine, and this month’s Launch Pad is focused on topical products with effective active ingredients to help consumers put their best face forward.

Beauty Forward 2024 Europe speakers…

Meet the Beauty Forward 2024 Europe speakers…

By Kirsty Doolan

On Tuesday 30th January at 2.30pm (GMT)/3.30pm (CET), we will air a two-hour broadcast dedicated to uncovering the mindset and values of the ‘next generation consumer’. As we unveil beauty industry trends for 2024 and beyond, we’ll put a special focus...

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HUM Nutrition expands into Target’s Natural Beauty aisles

By Cassandra Stern

Clean supplement brand HUM Nutrition will now offer some of its ‘best-selling’ products, including Flatter Me, Daily Cleanse, Private Party, and newly launched Hormone Balance supplements in the retailer’s beauty section.

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From the experts: 2024 Beauty Trend Forecasts

By Cassandra Stern

In this Q&A, we interviewed Eleonora Mazzilli, Trend Localization & Business Development Director, North America at insights platform BEAUTYSTREAMS; Rohan Widdison, CEO of cosmetics manufacturer New Laboratories; Monica Ademino, Executive Director,...

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Tech Talk: Top 10 Tech Articles of 2023

By Cassandra Stern

Top articles include deep-dive interviews with company executives who have launched personalized skin care platforms, insights into how generative AI can benefit beauty brands, and more.

December Launch Pad: Mega Moisturizers

December Launch Pad: Mega Moisturizers

By Cassandra Stern

Following a brief hiatus, CosmeticsDesign’s Launch Pad is back! This month’s edition is packed with nourishing product launches to help revitalize dry winter skin and hair.

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GAO releases report reviewing 'FDA oversight of cosmetic safety'

By Cassandra Stern

In the report, GAO examined research on cosmetic ingredient safety and FDA implementation efforts of MoCRA thus far, which concluded with seven recommendations to 'strengthen FDA's efforts to implement its new cosmetic safety oversight responsibilities,...

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Skin care company RINGANA expands into Latin America

By Cassandra Stern

Austrian skin care RINGANA is forecasting 10% growth this year, partly due to a successful initial product launch into the Mexican market as part of a larger long-term growth strategy to expand into Latin America.

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Trend forecaster: Beauty product NPD for consumers with ASD and SPD

By Cassandra Stern

As more people are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder yearly, cosmetics and personal care product ingredient manufacturers, suppliers, and formulators can draw inspiration from products developed for consumers with...

The pressures of inflation have turned more consumers into 'value hackers ' who seek out dupes and deals, according to Euromonitor (Image: Getty)

6 things beauty consumers will expect in 2024

By Kirsty Doolan

As we head towards a new year, we’ve sought out evidence-based insights from industry analysts to get a glimpse into the mind of beauty consumers. Read on to discover what they will want, need and expect from brands and products in the next year.

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What B2B cosmetics companies need to know about e-commerce

By Cassandra Stern

Amazon and Walmart’s digital storefronts comprise almost half US e-Commerce sales for beauty and personal care products, making it increasingly important that B2B manufacturers and suppliers to these industries understand how to navigate ingredient formulation...

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Apply now: The Workshop at Macy’s accelerator program

By Cassandra Stern

Brands accepted into The Workshop at Macy’s program will receive retail mentorship support, the opportunity to open a pop-up shop on Macy’s digital retail store, a $5,000 business grant, and the chance to enter the Macy’s pitch competition and win a $100,000...

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e.l.f. results show affordable cosmetics shine

By Simon Pitman

As the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite worldwide, the latest financial results for e.l.f. Beauty underscores how inexpensive cosmetic products are proving to be a winner.

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Madison Reed builds on successful omni-channel approach

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

Direct-to-consumer beauty players ruled the waves during the COVID-19 Pandemic, but as consumers flocked back to physical stores after lockdown many players in this category found themselves racing to realign their retail strategies.

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Perfect Corp raises the bar on digital beauty engagement

By Simon Pitman

Perfect Corp has made a huge impact in the immersive and exploratory digital consumer beauty experience with its suite of YouCam apps, and is now taking things to the next level with the introduction of an AI-powered app.

Olaplex’s Oladupé is a faux brand designed to tackle the duping problem

Olaplex takes on dupe brands at their own game

By Simon Pitman

Fueled by social media, the rise of dupe beauty and personal care brands is impacting a broad range of premium players, but hair care brand Olaplex is fighting back in a unique way.