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Are you looking to know which markets are the most lucrative, emerging and how the developed markets are getting on? Or maybe what segments are doing best or which areas are tipped for future growth?

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UK natural products market latest: competitive

16-Aug-2017 - Naturals in the UK beauty market have seen sales increase by nearly 30% since 2012 and now the market is facing an  increasingly competitive landscape, according to new research.

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Ayurvedic beauty in India part I: Mindfulness and wellbeing

15-Aug-2017 - With Ayurvedic beauty appearing as a core marketing message in India, we asked Joanna Chan, Research Analyst at Euromonitor International why this trend is taking off and how it is...

Mintel: 52% of Londoners ‘worried about pollution’

11-Aug-2017 - According to the latest research by market research provider Mintel, consumers in England’s capital are most likely to be concerned about pollution.

Revealing digital insights on the hair care and colour market

10-Aug-2017 - A new market report from digital analysts L2 has revealed that more established players in the hair care market are coming up against increasingly fierce competition from independent brands.

Smartphone searches drive beauty and fashion retail growth

09-Aug-2017 - With m-commerce now a well-established cornerstone of any beauty brand's retail strategy, a new report has highlighted the importance of being search optimized.

Internet retailing: German FMCG report reveals beauty out in front

08-Aug-2017 - A new report from digital market insights firm L2 has revealed that when it comes to mobile site optimisation by consumer goods companies in Germany, beauty is one of the...

Trends Update: A conversation with Stylus

03-Aug-2017 - In this video interview from Cosmoprof North America, Shannon Davenport, head of US advisory at Stylus, talks with Cosmetics Design senior correspondent Deanna Utroske about next-generation packaging, the trend toward...

Spotlight on luxury: L’Oréal results suggest huge appetite for premium

03-Aug-2017 - Do L’Oréal’s recent half-year results shed light on a hot ticket trend for the wider industry?

Mintel: British men’s confidence in appearance grows as they age

03-Aug-2017 - Recent research for market research firm Mintel highlights thatt 75% of British men aged 65 and over feel confident about how they look.

Natural Beauty Awards moves for 2018

02-Aug-2017 - In a shift of several months, the organisers of the Natural Beauty Retail Awards have moved the annual event from November to April for 2018.

Spotlight on active cosmetics: growth accelerating as trend becomes mainstream

02-Aug-2017 - Do L’Oréal’s recent half-year results shed light on a hot ticket trend for the wider industry? We take a look at 'active cosmetics'.

Amazon beauty sales up 43% across five core markets

01-Aug-2017 - A new report on consumables and their sales and growth rates on Amazon has been released by One Click Retail: it finds that beauty sales are up an average of 43%.

Vegan applicators: the next step for cruelty-free beauty?

28-Jul-2017 - In a sign that the trend has plenty of white space to tap into, Cosmogen has just launched a vegan brush set.

Trend Spotting: Ayurvedic beauty

27-Jul-2017 - The wellness and natural trends are getting more nuanced. As a result, both brands and consumers can be more selective about such products. And, it’s in this market climate that...

Urban skin stress technology part I: Entering the next era

25-Jul-2017 - Science and technology consultancy, Sagentia, releases its latest white paper on the progression of urban skin stress technologies.

Black Beauty and Fashion Awards 2017 launched at UK parliament

20-Jul-2017 - This week saw the launch of the Black Beauty and Fashion Awards. The launch took place in the UK parliament, with UK MP Chi Onwurah saying black beauty will be...

At Cosmoprof NA, innovative tech promises fast, flawless beauty solutions

19-Jul-2017 - Skin care, hair care, color cosmetics—the list goes on. Even as inventive beauty entrepreneurs develop new products, tools, and technologies that are changing consumer beauty routines and spending habits, ingredient-driven...

Walgreens launches UK brand Sleek MakeUP in the States

18-Jul-2017 - The drugstore chain announced this week that it's bringing color cosmetics brand Sleek MakeUP to the US market, not only at Walgreens locations but also at Ulta Beauty.

‘Cruelty-free’ cosmetics market to grow by over 6% in coming years

18-Jul-2017 - A new report suggests that there is still a lot of life in consumer appetite for cruelty-free product claims, with the market set to grow by 6.1% in the period 2017-2023.

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Spotlight on European skin care market: Euromonitor exclusive

14-Jul-2017 - We take a look at the current state of the market, getting expert analyst insight into market size, growth, key trends and leading and emerging brands.

European consumers assert: ‘Yes, cosmetics matter’

13-Jul-2017 - Sometimes considered non-essential, consumers have come out in support of cosmetics in a recent survey conducted by trade association Cosmetics Europe.

Weleda on child-specific skin care trend

05-Jul-2017 - In further confirmation that skin care marketed at parents is on the rise, Weleda is launching three new ‘Kids Shampoo & Body Washes’ this summer.

Blue light and anti-pollution skin care: where the trend is heading

04-Jul-2017 - With everyone from ingredients manufacturers to finish product formulators keeping an eye on the blue light trend in skin care, we shine a spotlight on the trend.

Proving claims to maximise on beauty trends

30-Jun-2017 - Ahead of a new Open Academy for the industry in Europe, we caught up with one of the speakers on the challenges facing formulators in the region when it comes...

Listen to Cosmetics Design on Beauty is Your Business

27-Jun-2017 - Senior Correspondent Deanna Utroske is the guest on the latest edition of Beauty is Your Business, in which she chats with the podcast’s hosts about the indie beauty revolution, the...

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