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in-cosmetics Paris 2016

Formulation trends at at in-cosmetics Paris 2016

03-May-2016 - Cosmetics Design spoke to Belinda Carli, director of The Institute of Personal Care Science and the formulations consultant for the in-cosmetics events, to find out what this year's buzz was...

Deodorants with ethical food labels on the rise

02-May-2016 - Consumer skin sensitivities and wellness concerns are driving the niche, according to Vermont Soap CEO and founder Larry Plesent. To keep up with demand, his company just launched another underarm...

Givaudan presents fragrance as ‘the soul of a product’ to Beiersdorf

29-Apr-2016 - Scent maker Givaudan has branded fragrance as one of the most important factors in a consumer’s decision to buy a product, be it any type of cosmetic, at an Open...

L’Oréal promotes low carbon growth as latest sustainability report is outlined

28-Apr-2016 - L’Oréal is promoting low carbon growth as the challenge that needs to be tackled, stating that an ambitious commitment to tackling climate change is compatible with a successful business model....

Thanks to Total partnership Seppic can create high purity emollients

27-Apr-2016 - Combining the expertise of both Seppic and Total has led to the launch of two new high purity emollients at the in-cosmetics trade show earlier this month, that are enhanced...

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

Anti-ageing may not reflect consumer sentiment – age management is better

27-Apr-2016 - Age management is a more appropriate term to describe the anti-ageing category and better reflects consumer sentiment, as consumers are now embracing their age, according to a market analyst.

L'Oreal and YouTube look to lead on beauty vlogging

27-Apr-2016 - L’Oréal and YouTube are teaming up to launch an online beauty vlogging school, in a move which suggests the global beauty brand is looking to take the lead on the...

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

Anti-pollution – the ever popular skin care trend

26-Apr-2016 - One of the latest trends in the industry at present is for anti-pollution products, and this presents an opportunity for brands within the anti-ageing category to target specific consumer needs.

What’s hot at the in-cosmetics Marketing Trends presentations

26-Apr-2016 - Changing beauty routines and the evolution of smart technology were two major themes that beauty industry commentator, Imogen Matthews, learnt about at this year’s in-cosmetics Marketing Trends presentations. 

Brand research shows cosmetics industry scores high on intimacy

20-Apr-2016 - A new study into how different US consumer industries are perceived puts health and beauty in third place, behind the automotive and retail sectors, with retailer Sephora and Chanel both...

Anti-Ageing Special Newsletter

Cosmetics Design Anti-Ageing Special Newsletter

20-Apr-2016 - Welcome to this special edition newsletter on anti-ageing, covering all the latest trends and scientific breakthroughs in what is one of the most vital and inspiring categories in the industry.

Wellbeing movement sees superfood ingredients present beauty opportunity

20-Apr-2016 - Superfoods are all the rage right now at a time when consumers value their health and wellbeing and monitor their diets; but this could also have an impact on the...

How to make natural cosmetics both compliant and successful?

19-Apr-2016 - Natural and organic cosmetic and personal care products continue to grow well ahead of average growth rates for the market as a whole, but meeting regulation requirements does not always make...

L’Oréal puts words into action on sustainability

19-Apr-2016 - L’Oréal might be the largest cosmetics company in the world, but one of its biggest goals is to minimize its manufacturing footprint and the impact it has on the environment....

And the winner is… in-cosmetics 2016 awards announced

15-Apr-2016 - As the second day of the in-cosmetics trade show drew to a close in Paris, the hall filtered away from the main show floor and into the annual awards ceremony,...

Trend Spotting: in-cosmetics and the US marketplace

14-Apr-2016 - As this week’s in-cosmetics personal care ingredient trade show in Paris comes to a close, Cosmetics Design shares our own key insights from the show floor as well as observations...

Chanel taps into K-pop tactics to target edgier EU consumers

13-Apr-2016 - Taking heed from Korean cosmetic brands success in linking products with celebrity culture, European powerhouses like Chanel are shaking up their image with more personality-driven campaigns.

Cosmetics consumers spending more, finds inaugural sentiment survey from McKinsey

12-Apr-2016 - The global economic downturn is having a notable effect on consumer behavior. So to help make sense of it all, the management consulting firm has complied data that zooms in...

in-cosmetics 2016 opens its doors today!

12-Apr-2016 - The in-cosmetics event opens its doors today in Paris with a focus on innovation and North America as well as with a host of new interactive features.

German study shows cosmetics play a big role in youth self-perception

12-Apr-2016 - A study looking at the self-perception and self-esteem of adolescents and young adults has pointed towards cosmetics and personal care products playing a big role in young people’s lives as...

Is the new generation of hair gels set to smash the styling category?

11-Apr-2016 - Formulation shortfalls meant that hair gels fell from grace years ago, but a new generation of cleaner, easy to use and more effective products looks set to shake up the...

CD Buzz: in-cosmetics Paris Preview

CD Buzz: All you will need to know about in-cosmetics Paris, in a short video

11-Apr-2016 - The Cosmetics Design team has put together a helpful video preview for in-cosmetics Paris 2016. Just click on the video to learn about some of the highlights from the educational programme, several...

Man-made cosmetics brushes sought after by more than half of consumers, says Harris Poll data

07-Apr-2016 - As beauty product formulations go natural, brushes go evermore synthetic in response to the same consumer demand for sustainable, safe, cruelty free cosmetics. The New Natural collection from Anisa International...

Unilever takes a page from the indie beauty playbook

06-Apr-2016 - At a CEW event last week in New York City, executives from the multinational personal care company spoke about how Unilever is leveraging the stories behind its core brands to...

Is the selfie putting pressure on younger people to seek beauty perfection?

06-Apr-2016 - A new study shows that an infatuation with selfies is leading more and more younger people to seek out cosmetics surgery as a means of correcting imperfections and those first...

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