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Mintel: a gallery of hair care innovations

30-Jul-2014 - 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. ...

Personalised potential for 45+ skin care market

30-Jul-2014 - 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’.

Organic personal care market likely to post double-digit annual growth to 2020

29-Jul-2014 - 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.

L’Oréal sees digital give beauty business a boost and virtual mirror is just the start

29-Jul-2014 - The digital age is upon the beauty industry and will be a ‘game-changer’ according to the industry’s biggest cosmetics manufacturer, who has been driving forward following the launch of its...

Scientific skin care holds vast opportunity

25-Jul-2014 - Scientific skin care holds a great opportunity for beauty manufacturers as it merges the cosmetics industry with the medical industry, and the segment is tipped for growth.

Sephora losing market share to pharmacies offering cheaper products

25-Jul-2014 - Beauty retailing brand Sephora, traditionally a key player on the European cosmetics scene, is losing market share to pharmacies.

Urban Decay made up with new augmented reality technology

23-Jul-2014 - Augmented reality and phone apps have been tried and tested by a number of cosmetics companies, and it appears to be paying off for Urban Decay, as its newly implemented...

Europe's most lucrative market right now? Russia!

23-Jul-2014 - Despite European data showing a 0.8% sales drop, the Russian perfumery and cosmetics industry is still proving to be prosperous with a growth rate reaching 11% in 2013.

A health-conscious nation? Wellbeing trend driving beauty in Germany

23-Jul-2014 - Latest research from analysts at Euromonitor International suggests German consumers are heavily swayed by the health and well being trend when it comes to choosing personal care products.

EU cosmetics Regulation one year on: How is industry coping?

18-Jul-2014 - It has now been over a year since the new cosmetics regulation came into force on 11 July 2013 but challenges still remain for companies to be compliant, and a...

Spotlight falls on Italian companies at Cosmoprof North America

17-Jul-2014 - Cosmoprof North America was bigger and more comprehensive than ever this year, with lots of new additions that also included a particular emphasis on the Italian cosmetics industry.

Nivea’s new anti-ageing boutique targets older women

17-Jul-2014 - Beauty brand Nivea have recently launched a new ‘immersive’ retail space, dubbed Face Facts Boutique,  with which the brand hopes to attract a larger consumer base of women aged 40 – 60.

Unilever takes direct distribution up a notch with new marketing campaign

17-Jul-2014 - Hindustan Unilever has confirmed its intent to expand the company’s direct distribution efforts in India, launching another novel marketing initiative which targets the individual personal care consumer. 

The power of Instagram – Beauty Top 10

15-Jul-2014 - Instagram is a growing social media force and its photo-sharing appeal seems like a great fit for beauty brands as it is visual, connects with the consumer, takes advantage of...

Researchers say palm oil action needs to be taken NOW

15-Jul-2014 - A new study in the Cell Press journal says that the growing demand for vegetable oil, which has already led to the conversion of Southeast Asian forest into oil palm...

Spanish brand LETI Laboratories targets US market for professional skin care

14-Jul-2014 - LETI Laboratories says it is targeting the US market for professional skin care by forming a partnership with US-based professional skin care specialist DermWORX.

Biobased product boost as EU launches new venture

11-Jul-2014 - EU and industry leaders have launched a new European Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI) as they look to trigger investments and create a competitive market for bio-based products and...

L’Oreal sees opportunity in dermo-cosmetics

11-Jul-2014 - L’Oreal sees big gains to be made in the dermo-cosmetics arena and the Active Cosmetics Division’s general director believes that having strengthened its market position, its 2 targeted brands, Vichy...

in-cosmetics steal the show with top industry prizes

11-Jul-2014 - The in-cosmetics events have taken two top awards at the AEO Excellence Awards 2014 – one for best overseas tradeshow, the other for best overall tradeshow.

Guest article

Can the Soil Association’s small changes make a big difference?

10-Jul-2014 - As the Soil Association announces its campaign to change consumer perceptions of organic brands, Imogen Matthews takes a look at the situation.

World Cup continues to be prosperous for industry – L’Oreal signs Belgian teen photographed at a game

10-Jul-2014 - Beauty brands have been cashing in on the FIFA World Cup by recognising it as a prime time for branding with themed products or events, now L’Oréal has taken it to the...

GreenPalm trades 11 million certificates last month for sustainable palm oil

09-Jul-2014 - As the personal care industry, among others, looks to ensure sustainable sourcing and practice, GreenPalm announces the trade of its eleven millionth certificate this month.

Camel milk company Desert Farms sees big potential

Camel milk chocolate, cheese and cosmetics – the future is bright for next ‘superfood’

08-Jul-2014 - Camel milk will be the next ‘superfood’ in the US, predicts the founder of Desert Farms, a company launched in January to offer the product to the American market.

Baby boomers looking for luxury with cosmetics in demand

07-Jul-2014 - Luxury cosmetics are behind only a luxury holiday and premium wines as luxury products or services that US baby boomers are targeting. 

Studies show celebrity endorsers do not create beauty brand loyalty

04-Jul-2014 - Celebrity endorsement is no longer a sign of a trustworthy brand for consumers, according to researched collated by beauty retail giant Feel Unique. 

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