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Programme shapes up for in-cosmetics Formulation Summit

28-Jul-2016 - The venue is the AMBA Hotel in the heart of London’s West End for the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit and the two-day programme has been confirmed.

Ramp up to Cosmoprof Bologna begins

28-Jul-2016 - The ramp up to one of the industry biggest event has begun with a press conference during its sister event, Cosmoprof North America, held in Las Vegas earlier this week.

Urban Decay’s on top of the digital game with ‘tinder style’ lipstick app

26-Jul-2016 - Urban Decay is leading the way in the beauty digital perks game, having recently created a ‘Tinder-style’ app that allows consumers to try on shades of its’ new ‘Vice Lipstick’...

How Korea could corner the halal market

26-Jul-2016 - A collaboration between Korea and Malaysia could see Korea leap to the forefront of halal beauty innovation and manufacture, an industry expert has suggested.

Third Sustainable Beauty Awards are on track

22-Jul-2016 - The winners of the Sustainable Beauty Awards are set to be announced in Paris at the end of October, recognizing some of the biggest sustainability pioneers in the beauty industry.

Milk of Magnesia influences make-up trend as cheap alternative to primer

20-Jul-2016 - Can you picture Kim Kardashian flogging Milk of Magnesia as the latest go-to primer? Nope, me neither. Nevertheless, the milky white liquid traditionally used to treat stomach pain IS proving...

New data on public perception of cosmetic and personal care brands

19-Jul-2016 - The research and consulting company YouGov has just released its mid-year BrandIndex, reporting on the skin care and hair care brands that US consumers have a distinctly positive impression of.

Evolution of sensation – why sensory matters so much now

14-Jul-2016 - Touch has such a big impact on human emotions. Have you ever noticed how the feel of your personal care products can have a similar effect? In this guest article from...

Cosmetic 360 set to re-open in Paris as a bigger event

08-Jul-2016 - The second edition of the Cosmetics 360 event is set to open its doors at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris as a significantly bigger show than last year.

What the end of the beard trend might mean for men’s grooming

08-Jul-2016 - Trend watchers have been predicting the end of the beard trend for several years now, but with solid evidence pointing to its demise, how will it affect the men’s grooming...

Research shows parents are interested in 'baby beauty'

07-Jul-2016 - A new global study shows that parents do give considerable thought to their babies’ appearance, suggesting opportunities for beauty products targeting young children.

Women spend on beauty for confidence and youth, study finds

06-Jul-2016 - The Changing Face of Beauty, a global study conducted by Allergan, reflects a shift in consumer expectations; women today opt for products and procedures to improve how they feel, rather...

UK to get the country's first ever black beauty awards

05-Jul-2016 - Cosmetics and personal care products targeting different skin colour and ethnicity are on the rise, and a new awards event in the UK is set to celebrate the growing product...

Can celebrity fragrances capitalize on the scent wardrobe trend?

30-Jun-2016 - At least one fragrance maker is betting the answer is ‘yes.’ Parlux Fragrances has just launched the 20th perfume in the Paris Hilton collection and is touting it as anything...

Cosmetics Europe points to stronger outlook for industry

30-Jun-2016 - Industry body Cosmetics Europe has revealed research indicating that the European industry is getting back on its feet and returning to growth, following tough times.

Beauty brands that got personalization right in 2015 saw the greatest growth in sales

29-Jun-2016 - According to a report from market researcher Kline, cosmetics and personal care brands (and apps) that customized consumer options did well in the US marketplace last year, and social media...

Unilever, Axe parent company, to drop sexism in ads

28-Jun-2016 - Unilever, global consumer goods giant, has announced a new global advertising strategy that will eliminate gender stereotypes from its marketing content.

2016 World Perfumery Congress in review

27-Jun-2016 - Earlier this month, the fragrance industry event took place in Miami Beach, Florida, and according to reports from the organizer was very well attended and sparked a lot of discussion...

Changes in UK skin care routines spell premium-level opportunities

22-Jun-2016 - Changes to skin care routines that incorporate busy and fast-paced lifestyles are providing opportunities in the UK premium market, according to the latest Premium Market Report. 

Research from beauty industry insiders, studying at FIT, considers The Future of Innovation

21-Jun-2016 - Students at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology presented global field research this month that considers how innovation culture will function going forward and how brands can set their...

Is beauty brand enthusiasm for social media ‘fading’?

21-Jun-2016 - It seems that every other day we’re hearing about another beauty brand conquering the social media realm - engaged and ambitious in their efforts to get ahead in the digital...

Lush and L'Occitane lead in specialty retailing

21-Jun-2016 - Lush and L’Occitane have been singled out as market leaders when it comes to boutique retailing, Kline has revealed in a new report.

Direct Selling Association honors cosmetics and personal care brands at annual meeting

20-Jun-2016 - The organization announced the top 20 direct-sales companies among its membership in the US earlier this month at the event in Phoenix, Arizona. And leading companies like Mary Kay came...

French consumers top European poll of demand for Korean beauty

17-Jun-2016 - As demand for multi-functional cosmetics continues to sit at the top of French consumers’ beauty priority list, Korea’s innovations have been scooping up the majority of the market share.

Economic shifts changing how US shoppers spend on beauty and hair care

16-Jun-2016 - This according to market research firm Mintel; the company reports that consumers have a bit more money to spend and that seems to be good news for some personal care...

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