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Market Trends

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?

Here you can stay up speed with the latest consumer trends, expert insight and market developments.

Guest article

K-beauty forecasting: product trends making it West

25-May-2017 - In this guest article, K-beauty consultant Ju Rhyu reveals her insights into the new Korean beauty products and categories making their way to western markets.

L'Oréal hair care earns Cradle to Cradle certifications

23-May-2017 - Biolage R.A.W. Nourish shampoo and conditioner from L'Oréal USA have attained high marks from the third-party certifying body for environmental and social responsibility.

Exclusive interview

Coppertone—a legacy sun care brand fashioning a future through consumer trust, greater transparency, and innovative textures

22-May-2017 - Cosmetics Design reached out to Lisa Perez, marketing director at Coppertone, to learn how Bayer’s well-known sunscreen brand is strategically repositioning itself, educating consumers, and updating its products to keep...

Mintel launches ‘flagship’ British lifestyles market report

19-May-2017 - Market research firm Mintel has released its latest data and insight on British lifestyles, and here, we present its findings on beauty and personal care.

Exclusive interview

DIY beauty trend hits Germany

18-May-2017 - With DIY beauty now regularly called out as a rising trend for the industry, we catch up with one company making strides in this area.

“Green isn’t a trend, it’s mandatory”

17-May-2017 - At this month’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York City, environmental responsibility took center stage. But the priorities of individual personal care brands and industry stakeholders vary widely.

CEW celebrates this year’s top beauty and fragrance products

16-May-2017 - Last Friday in New York City, Cosmetic Executive Women held the organization’s annual Beauty Insider Awards. Apropos of the current cosmetics market, more award categories were dedicated to indie beauty...

Is the ‘always on’ digital lifestyle impacting on beauty trends?

12-May-2017 - We spoke to Hannah Symons, beauty and personal care analyst at Euromonitor International, on social media-driven beauty trends.

Skin care supplements: making a real comeback?

10-May-2017 - Ingestible skincare is the main focus for global wellness company Lycored at the ongoing Vitafoods event, suggesting that beauty supplements as a trend may be making a comeback.

Glacier water trend: the latest hit ingredient?

09-May-2017 - Scandinavian countries having been taking the lead recently as ingredients hot spots where consumers keen on natural and wellbeing are looking for inspiration.

Devices beauty trend: spotlight on

05-May-2017 - Google recently picked out beauty devices as one of four key trends for the industry to watch, using data for the most popular searched terms globally.

DIY beauty trend: a closer look

05-May-2017 - DIY beauty has been in the spotlight lately, and now Google as picked it out as one of four key trends for the industry to watch.

Male grooming trend: a closer look

04-May-2017 - Male grooming has been strengthening and evolving as a category within beauty over the past few years, and now, Google as picked it out as one of four key trends...

Vegan fragrance: Mintel points to opportunity in France

04-May-2017 - Fragrance manufacturers and retailers in France may be missing a trick by not making use of vegetarian and vegan claims, according to Mintel.

Bathing beauty trend: a closer look

03-May-2017 - Google recently picked out bathing as one of four key trends for beauty to watch, using data for the most popular searched terms globally.

Asia and blurring of boundaries trend at in-cosmetics Global 2017

02-May-2017 - Shifting consumer priorities was the thread running through many of this year’s Marketing Trends presentations at the in-cosmetics Global show in London, reports event consultant Imogen Matthews.

Our in-cosmetics Global round up: the Europe perspective

27-Apr-2017 - The start of this month saw London play host to this year’s edition of in-cosmetics Global, a leading industry trade show bringing together professionals from across the supply chain. Here,...

What are the trends to watch? Devices, DIY, bathing and men’s, Google says

27-Apr-2017 - Google has compiled data to curate a beauty trends report. Here, we take a look at its top predictions for the period ahead: devices, DIY, bathing and male grooming.

How blue and infrared light affects the skin: the future of the antipollution beauty?

26-Apr-2017 - The impact of infrared and blue light (from screens) on the skin is an area that the anti-pollution trend is tipped to move into next: we ask an expert about...

Beauty ingredients: Google on global cross-market trends

26-Apr-2017 - Google has revealed its insight into some of the major trends defining beauty and personal care ingredients: we take a look the internet giant’s findings.

Organic beauty: trust and labelling in focus

26-Apr-2017 - Organic beauty hit the headlines in the UK this week, as the Soil Association released a report suggesting that consumers are being misled by current labelling on products.

Masks and masking: Google on global cross-market trends

25-Apr-2017 - Google has emphasised that masking is increasingly a dominant, global trend: we take a closer look at the internet giant’s findings on the segment.

Anti-pollution is massive but complicated. Here’s why

21-Apr-2017 - The anti-pollution trend is possibly one of the hottest topics in the beauty industry right now, but as it continues to boom its evolution is far from being clear cut.

Google reveals spotlight trends for three key regions

20-Apr-2017 - Google has compiled data to curate a beauty trends report that identifies and compares consumer habits and demands across three key global markets: the US, France and Japan.

Baldness still key male grooming concern: Silab’s ingredient launch responds

19-Apr-2017 - Recent data suggests the industry could be doing more to meet consumer demand for hair loss targeting products, and new ingredients launches suggest companies are making moves to respond.

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