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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?

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

Halal producers target non-Muslim and ethical lifestyle consumers

22-Mar-2017 - Market research company, Mintel, finds that while the Muslim population continues to grow in APAC, halal cosmetics players are seeking certification to enter the non-Muslim cosmetics sector.

US colour cosmetics paves the way for global trends

21-Mar-2017 - The colour cosmetics market is probably the fastest moving beauty category thanks to new looks with each fashion season. But in recent years it has been the US market that...

Selfie style: how the consumer hunger to be picture-perfect is impacting cosmetics

17-Mar-2017 - In this trend special, we take a look at why and how ‘selfie culture’ is impacting on colour cosmetics.

in-cosmetics Global special

Customisation and cosmetics – the changing game of make-up

17-Mar-2017 - In this guest article, ahead of the in-cosmetics Global show next month, Belinda Carli of the Institute of Personal Care Science, reveals what consumers are really looking for when it...

Latest e-commerce trends influencing China

15-Mar-2017 - At eTail Asia 2017, Ann Wang, General Manager of Performance Advertising Solution, Online Media Group, Tencent, revealed how Chinese brands can succeed amid the country’s online market environment and evolving...

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna set to open its doors

15-Mar-2017 - A major European event for the beauty and personal care industry is set to open its doors tomorrow, with two concurrent shows running throughout the weekend.

Highlights of the in-cosmetics Global educational programme

14-Mar-2017 - The in-cosmetics Global event will open its doors at the Ex on April 4th, revealing the most comprehensive educational and conference programme to date.

Exclusive interview

Colour cosmetics part 1: Is the Korean tide changing?

14-Mar-2017 - Korean beauty trends have led to a new wave of trend adoptees and so we caught up with Jane Jang, Senior Beauty Analyst at Mintel to understand more about how...

Anti-pollution beauty and the current state of the market: your questions answered

14-Mar-2017 - At our recent anti-pollution forum, we gathered industry experts to discuss the global rising trend. Here, we look back at some of the top questions submitted by listeners on the...

Exclusive interview

Anti-fatigue part 1: India’s evolving society prompts niche segment

13-Mar-2017 - UK-based market research company, Mintel, identifies the anti-fatigue area as an up and coming niche segment as consumers battle against burgeoning careers and lack of sleep.

Beauty Industry Award Regional Winners

And the winners of the Regional Beauty Industry Awards are…

09-Mar-2017 - The Cosmetics Design team has been left stunned by response to our inaugural Beauty Industry Awards, and the results of the regional competitions are now in.

Exclusive interview

Naturals: the current state of the trend and its challenges

09-Mar-2017 - We catch up with Helen Knaggs, vice president at Nu Skin Global R&D on naturals in personal care, looking at the current opportunities and challenges.

Exclusive interview

K-beauty in the West

09-Mar-2017 - We take a look at the current state of K-beauty’s impact on the cosmetics market in Europe and the US, speaking to specialist consultant, Ju Rhyu.

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

Colour Cosmetics – a vibrant category offering plenty of opportunity!

08-Mar-2017 - The colour cosmetics category has never been more dynamic or more diverse, and still underscores lots of opportunity. And the latest Cosmetics Design special newsletter focuses on what is happening...

How K beauty is shaping the Asian colour cosmetics category

07-Mar-2017 - In our first Cosmetics Design Asia special newsletter of the year, we are focusing on evolving trends and industry developments that impact the growing colour cosmetics sector in APAC.

Lancome campaign focuses on ‘diverse high achievers’

07-Mar-2017 - The latest in an ever increasing line of brands signing up to plug their products via the hot ticket that is diversity, Lancome has launched a campaign that focuses on...

Trending beauty: ‘masking’ top searched skin care term

07-Mar-2017 - Google has revealed that so far this year, ‘masking’ has been the most searched skin care trend, confirming the rising global enthusiasm for face masks.

L’Oreal partners with UK’s The Prince’s Trust for body confidence campaign

03-Mar-2017 - L’Oréal Paris UK has put its celebrity ambassador Helen Mirren at the forefront of a new campaign to plug its new ‘All Worth It’ initiative.

Guest article

Forecasting the digital future of cosmetics and personal care retail

02-Mar-2017 - 2017 is going to be exciting, but challenging for beauty and personal care companies as they adjust to rapidly changing consumer behavior.  How consumers shop, explore, and discover brands is...

Beauty and fashion team up in catering for diversity: Mintel

02-Mar-2017 - The demand for products that reflect consumer diversity - in terms of background and identity - is on the rise, and leading to a new fusion of beauty and fashion.

Beauty and fitness part 1: The new industry collaboration

01-Mar-2017 - As consumers and brands alike have recognised the connection between fitness and beauty in recent years, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care,...

Halal cosmetics: first UK supermarket chain set to launch range

01-Mar-2017 - Halal beauty is dominant in many markets across the Middle East and Asia, and it looks like it’s now set to become established in western markets too: Asda, UK supermarket...

Euromonitor - global economic uncertainty could spell consumer polarisation

24-Feb-2017 - Many aspects of the European economy and political situation are looking increasingly uncertain. A new report highlights that shifting political allegiance and economic volatility could stunt growth and polarise consumers.

Baby care in the spotlight: Mintel reveals latest China trends

22-Feb-2017 - Mintel has revealed insight into the growing baby care market, a segment within beauty and personal care that has been seeing strong progress in recent years.

The Cosmetics Design anti-pollution forum is today!

22-Feb-2017 - The industry is buzzing over this trend and with over 1,000 subscribers signed up for our event today it is clearly not one to miss.