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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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Global color cosmetics set for industry-leading growth

03-Sep-2015 - The global market for color cosmetics looks like a safe bet to invest in as latest market research predicts the category will deliver market-leading growth over the next five years...

Does Crayola beauty fad offer pencil company an opportunity in the make-up market?

03-Sep-2015 - Earlier this year one of the latest online trends saw a number of teenage girls using Crayola pencils as a low-cost substitute for eyeliner, and while this practiced has been...

Oil and clay-based skin care textures on the rise

02-Sep-2015 - Mud packs and skin care oils have long been used for their beauty benefits for hundreds of years, and now it seems clay and oil-based skin care is trending in...

Skin care device market shines bright

27-Aug-2015 - Andrea Van Dam, CEO, of Women’s Marketing, Inc., spoke with Cosmetics Design about how significant Hispanic women, crossover trends, and word-of-mouth marketing are for the category.

Global market for organic personal care driven by production innovation and certification

27-Aug-2015 - The global market for organic personal care is continuing to grow at an average rate of almost 10% as the maturation of the category leads to enhanced production and more...

Photoshop study shows perceptions of beauty around the world

27-Aug-2015 - A study commissioned by UK make-up retailer Superdrug asking female graphic designers around the world to Photoshop a female form by making her, in their opinion, more attractive to other...

Older consumers are generally more brand loyal while millennials seek innovation

27-Aug-2015 - While there is a big focus on attracting millennials who seek innovation right now, older consumers’ preferences become more established as they age suggesting that as they age, they become...

Does food ingredient use in cosmetics have sustainability implications?

26-Aug-2015 - The health and wellness trend is one that has been helping many cosmetics markets due to consumer demand and while this is seeing a new influx of food influences in...

Wellness trend helps turn professional skin care around in Europe

21-Aug-2015 - The trend for consumers to be fitter and healthier is one of the biggest influences helping the professional skin care market show signs of recovery, with Germany and the UK...

Celebrity fragrances have seen their hay day says Coty CEO

20-Aug-2015 - Once a big hit in the perfume world as manufacturers seemingly just had to line up a top celebrity like Justin Bieber or Lada Gaga and slap their name on...

Make-up trends help boost UK blusher and bronzer sales

20-Aug-2015 - Sales of bronzer and blusher in the UK were boosted so much in 2014 by the various make-up trends circulating, particularly on social media that they have become the strongest...

Brands vs consumers: vloggers still a huge force in beauty

20-Aug-2015 - With a new cosmetics range about to be launched by yet another vlogger, Cosmetics Design takes a look at the strong influence that YouTube beauty reviewers continue to hold over...

‘K-beauty’ demand is catapulting even the smallest of beauty players overseas

20-Aug-2015 - As the West calls for more of South Korea's beauty innovations, even the smallest of players are benefiting, despite struggling to ward off stiff competition at home.

Japanese beauty retailer finds a new way to entice shoppers with interactive shop windows

19-Aug-2015 - Japanese colour cosmetics retailer, Ainz & Tulpe has introduced facial recognition shop windows that capture shoppers as they walk by with the latest make-up 'looks' they can then access in their...

Millennial buying power is set to transform the beauty business

18-Aug-2015 - As the largest generation ever, Millennials’ spending will reach $2.5 trillion dollars in 5 years and the new Women 2020 study from Meredith Corporation highlights what that means for personal...

Celebrity status not enough for today’s make-up consumer

14-Aug-2015 - There used to be a time when celebrity endorsement was enough to sell a product but those days may be gone now as consumers would rather see an ambassador as...

7 global beauty brands that are listening to consumers

13-Aug-2015 - NetBase, the social analytics solutions firm, compiled data in a recent report that explores what exactly consumers are saying about leading skin care brands and reveals how those brands can...

Asia in Focus

The male grooming revolution is on its way with Japan's ‘joshiryoku danshi’

13-Aug-2015 - Joshiryoku danshi refers to a generation of young Japanese men who aren't interested in a traditional masculine role but rather invest their time and money on 'feminine activities' like shopping and beauty routines....

Cosmoprof Las Vegas 2015: Interview with Aloxxi professional hair care

12-Aug-2015 - George Schaeffer, founder of OPI, of one of the biggest names in nail care, talks about his shift into the professional hair care sector. Having created a household name for the...

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Brits need more education on sun care as study reveals sun burn worries

12-Aug-2015 - British consumers are not completely sure what sunscreen labels mean and younger adults are less likely to ever wear sunscreen in their home nation, as sun burn is often shrugged...

Henkel utilises consumer experience program to test new Schwarzkopf products

12-Aug-2015 - Henkel has taken a novel approach to consumer testing its Schwarzkopf hair products by launching its new VIP Tester program and offering selected internet users the possibility to exclusively test...

in-cosmetics Bangkok shines the spotlight on natural & organic

12-Aug-2015 - This year's in-cosmetics Asia show in Bangkok will focus on 'natural and organic'. With products in this segment accounting for 3% of all cosmetic sales, organisers say it is a theme...

Safety First! How consumers read beauty and personal care labels

11-Aug-2015 - A newly released Harris Poll shows that well over half of women shopping for beauty and personal care products read the label before making a selection and that many are...

in-cosmetics organisers announce first ever Formulation Summit

07-Aug-2015 - The organisers of the in-cosmetics trade show are turning their attention to the summit arena announcing its first ever Formulation Summit to focus on texture and sensoriality in personal care.

Cosmoprof Las Vegas video interview: Ancorotti Cosmetics

06-Aug-2015 - Italy-based Ancorotti Cosmetics is one of the few companies in the world specializing in mascara. We caught up with the vice president of the North American operations, Mary Aunn Guarino,...

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