Jane Cosmetics has announced a complete revamp for its color cosmetics and skin care brands, as well as forming a retail partnership with salon specialist Ulta Beauty.
In an era where consumers are becoming increasingly reliant on technology, color cosmetic players like Benefit are constantly investing in new interactive ways to grab the consumers' attention. Here Cosmetics Design rounds up the latest digital launches that...
Despite being the third largest sector in the Swedish Health & Beauty industry, hair care is projected to witness only the seventh fastest growth towards 2017, as consumer spending remains restricted.
With beauty retailer Sephora entering the Brazil market, and the rise of the internet giving reach to more consumers than ever before, Brazil could become a premium fragrance market for the future, according to Euromonitor.
US skin care players Mango Madness and Beach Organics have signed a partnership deal that will see the two companies tapping into mutual retail distribution channels.
New research points to the fact that the majority of younger men aged 18 to 34 prefer to make their beauty purchases online, citing technology, ease and anonymity as the driving forces.
For years items such as fragrances, razor blades and luxury skin care items have had to be locked away in a glass cabinet, but a new packaging security solution by MWV promises the end of this.
Beauty e-tailer gets physical with flagship store in Orange County
In a refreshing change, online retailer Beauty Encounter has decided to add a traditional bricks and mortar channel to its online presence with opening of a new flagship store in Orange County.
At the recent in-cosmetics Asia event, Mintel senior analyst Vivienne Rudd gave a presentation that highlighted the latest technological innovations being used to entice consumers in the retail aisles.
CEW requests nominations for the 2012 Beauty Awards
The Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) association is calling for nomintations for its prestigious Beauty Awards, which identifies which finished products industry executives rate as the best.
Internet shopping and online research use for beauty products is fast becoming a common practice for consumers giving suppliers a major opportunity to increase their eCommerce sales.
New study finds that consumers are opening up to online beauty purchases
A new study looking at online beauty purchases in North America finds that the majority of consumers now regularly shop online for cosmetics and personal care products.
Qosmedix expands sample packaging line with hinged jars
Qosmedix has announced the expansion of its packaging line with a collection of new hinged trial sample jars, said to be applicable for a wide range of cosmetic products.
China now the largest internet beauty market in the world
With record numbers of China consumers taking to the internet to make purchases, online beauty purchases have grown by a record 200 percent since 2006 to become the largest market in the world, according to Kline Group.
Integrating multi-channel distribution leads to success for beauty brands
Multi-channel shoppers are driving the multi-channel distribution trend for breauty products. These shoppers continue to spend more than those consumers who are content with a single channel.
As spending in the e-commerce arena continually increases year on year, companies need to start utilizing all the platforms available to create an evolved shopping experience.
Beiersdorf has engaged UK-based Brandbank as part of a concerted drive to up its digital presence and online sales; one of the company’s top business priorities.
Branding and packaging important for future success of men’s grooming market
Male grooming has moved away from the ‘metrosexual’ tag and become much wider accepted, but brands and retailers are urged to steer clear of overtly ‘female’ brands, making branding, packaging and dedicated retail channels important to future growth according...
TV and internet cosmetic purchases boom in the US
As cosmetics companies adapt fast to newer methods of marketing their products, US consumers are in turn increasingly turning to TV shopping and the internet to make their purchases.
A new study released has found that cosmetic retailers Sephora and Clinique are the best in the industry when it comes to using Facebook, which has also been identified as a top tool when it comes to online commerce.
What the recession has meant for online beauty retailing
As more and more consumers increase their awareness of the current economic climate, they are turning more to the internet for information on products, and this has helped increase figures of those using online retail channels to purchase their beauty...
As social media evolves, more retailers need to look at integrating it into their online stores and turn them into entertainment destinations, or they may be missing a trick, according to data analyst Verdict.
Travel retail industry takes a beauty boost
The success of beauty and fragrance products in the travel industry looks set to continue and will urge retailers to change the way they approach the market, according to market research company Verdict.
New products and partnerships aids strong 2010 for Murad
Skin care company Murad has reported that 2010 sales were up 11 percent over 2009, which it attributes to new product launches and partnerships with other organizations.
US and beyond for e.l.f. following investment
e.l.f. cosmetics has taken on a minority investment from private equity firm TSG in a bid to penetrate the US markets and aim for international expansion.
MWV introduces sustainable security pack
Packaging company MeadWestvaco (MWV) has introduced its latest sustainable security carton designed to help retailers prevent shoplifting and decrease the costs associated with theft.
Specialty cosmetics retail stores becoming more popular with consumers: report
Specialty retail stores such as Sephora and Ulta are becoming more popular with consumers of luxury beauty and cosmetics products, according to a new report from Unity Marketing.
EZface kiosk lets consumers experiment with hair colour before buying
After the launch of its Virtual Make-up Kiosk last year, EZface has introduced a kiosk that lets consumers experiment with hair colouring products before making a purchase.
Internet is rising retail channel but attracting consumers can be difficult: Mintel
Although the internet is an expanding retail channel in the US it can be difficult to entice consumers into making an initial purchase, according to market research company Mintel.
Blogging set to boost the future of fragrance
The use of blogs to develop and market fragrances is set to become a major trend in the industry, according to a recent report from the Fragrance Foundation.
Improved results makes Ulta attractive to investors
Following strong sales and profit growth in the past two quarters, investors are focusing on Ulta stocks as the outlook for the discount beauty retailer continues to improve.
Avon acquires British skincare company Liz Earle
US-headquartered cosmetics company Avon has acquired natural skin care brand Liz Earle in an attempt to broaden its position in the anti-aging skincare market.
P&G launch online retail store
Procter & Gamble will be launching an online retail platform later this spring where consumers will be able to purchase many of the company’s health, beauty and personal care products.
Old Navy lends its name to personal care
Old Navy has become the latest in a string of mass market clothing retailers to lend its name to the personal care category.
One size does not fit all in developing markets, report finds
Individual approaches to marketing beauty products in the fast-growing developing markets is essential to success, the latest Kline Group market report reveals.
Sephora vending machines tested in JCPenney’s
Sephora is testing a number of beauty vending machines in selected JCPenney department stores selling fragrance and skincare products.
Aveeno launches recycling partnership with Terracycle
Aveeno, a Johnson & Johnson brand, is continuing its commitment to sustainability by launching a recycling partnership with Terracycle.
First retail launch for Rexam’s EZi foamer
The first retail launch of Rexam’s EZi foamer, a mechanical foam dispenser, has seen kid’s body wash products stocked by US retails giants, Target and Walmart.
Expert says online retailing spells cheaper cosmetics but less choice
New research from the University of Illinois suggests that the evolution of online retailing could lead to less choice for product categories including cosmetics.
Changing retail landscape helps define cosmetics in BRIC markets
The fast-changing retail landscapes in Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC markets) are creating new opportunities for cosmetics and personal care players to market products.
Natural European cosmetics sales continue to grow at double figures
Sales of natural and organic cosmetics are forecast to grow by 13 per cent in Europe this year, despite the tough retail environment caused by the economic downturn.
Sales for beauty retailer Ulta boosted by new stores
Fragrance and cosmetic retailer Ulta has reported sales growth for its second quarter but much of the increase is down to new stores.
Personal Care Products recalls nail remover
Personal Care Products is voluntarily recalling a nail polish removal after receiving two complaints of finger burns.
Body Shop cuts 275 jobs in restructuring effort
The Body Shop is cutting 275 jobs as part of a restructuring plan that aims to equip the company for long term growth.
L'Oreal turns to cheaper products to spur future growth
L’Oreal plans to release lower price products in an attempt to stop consumers swapping to cheaper brands.
Knowledge gap may deter Asian companies from investing in naturals
Interest for natural and organic cosmetics in Asia is growing but it is international companies who are cashing on the trend.
Estee Lauder launches new brand on TV
Estee Lauder has developed a beauty brand specifically for
television retail in an attempt to achieve growth through
alternative distribution channels.
Kimberly-Clark creates virtual store to test ideas
Kimberly-Clark has invented a virtual reality studio with
eye-tracking technology to help the personal care company test out
marketing ideas and product concepts.
Boots launches its first organic cosmetics range
Boots is joining a growing number of major retailers with the
launch in October of its first ever private label range of organic
French perfumer creates online flagship store
A French perfumer has launched an online boutique following the
success of its fragrance store, in turn riding the growing
phenomenon for online shopping.