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Mintel: a gallery of hair care innovations

Mintel: a gallery of hair care innovations

According to Mintel, there are many opportunities to drive sales in the mature shampoo/conditioner market, from more beauty-enhancing/functional men's shampoos to products featuring positive and aspirational benefits for older women. Here, Mintel rounds up some of the most innovative hair care products dominating the European markets.....

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There is a lot of potential for cosmetics manufacturers to target the saturated 45+ skin care market with personalised products rather than yet another ‘wrinkle cure’.

Most global regions are expected to post near double-digit annual growth in organic personal care over the next six years, a new market research report suggests.

UK retail giant, Marks and Spencer is the latest department store to be accused of contributing to fat shaming by stocking a range of body toning creams called ‘Fat Girl Slim’.

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Hindustan Unilever sees sales increase but demand remains weak from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

Just like Godrej and Dabur India, Hindustan Unilever has witnessed the effects of a tough economic climate as although sales are up, demand remains weak.

BASF invests in the expansion of its China R&D capabilities from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

BASF has announced a significant investment in its research and development facilities in China in an effort to increase its innovations capabilities in a series of industries, including personal care.

Asia in Focus

Whitening product innovation sees new focus on melanogenesis from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

This month we are looking at innovation in whitening products, which represented around 30% of total skin care business in 2014. While there are no new molecules to boast of, there is however, new stories on melanogenesis, according to our AP expert. 

US gov passes bill to speed up FDA sunscreen approvals from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

The U.S. House of Representatives has finally passed a bill that will streamline the process for reviewing and approving ingredients in sunscreen products.

Researchers engineer hair color alterations using ion beam technologies from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

Researchers at the University of New Mexico (UNM) have taken a break from their normal subject focus of engineering and found a cosmetic application that can benefit from ion beam technology and alter hair color.

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Beiersdorf Research: Consumer demand dictates skin science
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Beiersdorf Research: Consumer demand dictates skin science

In an exclusive interview with CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com, Horst Wenck, corporate vice president of R&D at Beiersdorf, says that...

L'Oreal France chief details positive Cosmetics Europe outlook
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Talks with the top: Loïc Armand details his positive cosmetics outlook

As Cosmetics Europe announced that President of L’Oréal France, Loïc Armand, will take the reins as its...

TTIP US - EU trade talks look positive
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EU-US trade talks look positive, and cosmetics is on the agenda

The European Commission will host a sixth round of EU-US trade talks next month on a new...

Bulldog: Performance not affected by phasing out microbeads
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“Eliminating microbeads does not compromise cosmetics quality”

Bulldog Skincare founder Simon Duffy says that removing plastic microbeads from cosmetics products and soaps will not...

Cosmetics Europe champions positive exports outlook
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Cosmetics Europe predicts bright future for industry with exports key

The personal care trade association held its General Assembly in Brussels this week and announced that exports...

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