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Beauty Forum Awards to honour professionals in France

26-May-2016 - France is home to one of the most important markets for the cosmetics and personal care industry in the world, and a brand new awards forum is set to honour...

Natural skin care is big business for mass and specialty beauty retailers alike

24-May-2016 - This summer Target will carry skin care from Fig + Yarrow, the latest in the retailer’s portfolio of natural and indie brands. And between Target, Whole Foods, Credo, and Sephora,...

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L’Oréal raises the bar in Africa with new R&D facility

24-May-2016 - The world’s biggest cosmetics player has made no secret that it sees Africa as  its biggest potential growth market moving forward, and a new R&D facility in Johannesburg reflects that...

Mark the date and subscribe to the SkincareIngredients 2016 event!

20-May-2016 - The date to mark on your calendars is June 15th 2016 for the sixth edition the of Skincare Ingredients online event, which means it’s just four weeks away.

Eurofragrance taps in to memory-trigger fragrances with new line

20-May-2016 - The trend for memories triggered by fragrances has been growing in momentum within the category, and Eurofragrance is showcasing its latest developments in this area.

Innocos announces 2016 innovation winners

17-May-2016 - The winners of the Innocos 2016 Innovation Leader of the Year awards have been announced ahead of next month’s World Beauty Innovation Summit.

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Explaining the ‘hair-ceuticals’ concept and what it means for hair care

17-May-2016 - With an increasingly saturated ‘cosmeceutical’ marketplace, raw material suppliers are now providing more and more innovative actives to find new opportunities in the hair care sector.

Shiseido's global innovation plan

17-May-2016 - Shiseido, Japan-headquartered beauty giant, has announced that its strategy for innovation going forward will be structured around a ‘hub-and-spoke’ system, as it turns towards fully global R&D.

Euromonitor highlights new beauty growth concepts

12-May-2016 - Exceedingly high-levels of competition in the beauty market means that staying one step ahead of future growth potential is vital. We spoke to Irina Barbalova of Euromonitor International to find...

Beauty Futures Forum coming to London

11-May-2016 - Ahead of The Future Laboratory’s June event, Cosmetics Design caught up with that firm’s beauty trends analyst Victoria Buchanan for a sneak peek of what’s new and next in beauty....

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,...

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