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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.

PCHi opens its doors next week

17-Feb-2017 - The PCHi trade show, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, opens for business next week. We take a look at what’s in store.

Italy snail farmers enjoy boom from cosmetics

15-Feb-2017 - Recent reports suggest that snail farming has increased by as much as 325% in Italy over the past two decades, driven mainly by the booming demand for snail slime in cosmetics.


Clean beauty trend: does it have a future?

10-Feb-2017 - A backlash against the trend of ‘clean eating’ has begun. Does this mean the end for the clean beauty trend?

Guest article

Fragrance notes from Paris

09-Feb-2017 - I just returned to the States from Paris where I attended Maison&Objet, the prestigious design, home and decorative accessories show. It was Design and Haute Couture Fashion Weeks, so Paris...

Our anti-pollution forum: two weeks to go

08-Feb-2017 - With just two weeks to go before our free to attend, hour-long anti-pollution forum, we are getting set to consider some of the major questions around the trend.

Sustainable cosmetics in 2017: what does the year ahead hold?

07-Feb-2017 - Organic Monitor, a specialist research and consulting company, has revealed its top predictions for the coming year in sustainable cosmetics.

Extension for Beauty Industry Awards submission deadline

07-Feb-2017 - The Cosmetics Design has extended the deadline for the Beauty Industry Awards, giving interested parties another week to make their submissions. Watch this video to find out more and to...

La Roche-Posay honoured for skin cancer prevention campaign

03-Feb-2017 - La Roche-Posay, L’Oréal-owned skin care brand, has been awarded for its ‘Skin Checker’ campaign, which looks to encourage consumer awareness and preventative behaviour when it comes to skin cancer....

BareMinerals expands to offer a more inclusive colour cosmetics range

03-Feb-2017 - bareMinerals has launched a new campaign to highlight the expansion of its foundation range to include 12 new shades, allowing the brand to better cater to a more diverse consumer base.


Two Views: Effective natural color cosmetics

02-Feb-2017 - It’s time again for Two Views on one compelling beauty topic—in this installment, Cosmetics Design asked two indie makeup brand founders how they’re creating natural color cosmetics that work. ...

Beauty buzzwords for 2017 from industry commentators

27-Jan-2017 - With the industry already off to a flying start with innovation in 2017, we take a look at what industry commentators are predicting as the major trends for the year ahead.

Want to get the latest, global perspective on the anti-pollution trend?

25-Jan-2017 - CosmeticsDesign is gearing up to host an interactive web forum with global industry experts on the ongoing rise of the anti-pollution (or protection) trend.

Beauty boxes hitting the streets in Europe: do they have a future?

25-Jan-2017 - In a sign that the subscription beauty box model may have life in it yet, major player Birchbox has opened its second store in France.

Brushing up with millennials: Euromonitor’s new hair care research

25-Jan-2017 - Euromonitor’s recent beauty survey has revealed that millennials are the most frequent users of all hair care products, with daily hair care usage higher among male consumers.

Photo highlights of the Cosme Tokyo and Cosme Tech event, 2017

25-Jan-2017 - The Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo event opened its doors at the Big Sight yesterday, revealing a bigger and more international than ever before. Here are some of the photo...

Antipollution trend ‘no doubt here to stay’ in beauty, says Euromonitor

19-Jan-2017 - Maria Coronado, ingredients associate with market research firm Euromonitor International, has spoken about the current state of the anti-pollution trend.

MAC takes beauty influencers up a gear with new global campaign

18-Jan-2017 - MAC is the latest beauty brand to push the boundaries of how beauty endorsers are being used by makeup brands.

L’Oréal uses transgender model in its latest campaign

18-Jan-2017 - Beauty giant L’Oréal has continued its push to position itself as a leader when it comes to diversity with the use of a transgender model to front its latest campaign....

Fast Track Your Formulations in 2017

16-Jan-2017 - You have a great formulation idea but now that you are about to put that idea into action, what is the best to get it to market as quickly as...

The comfort of hygge set to influence beauty and personal care, says Mintel

13-Jan-2017 - Hygge - a Danish idea used to describe the feeling or mood that stems from making every day moments more meaningful, beautiful or comfortable - has become a something of...

Five things you need to know from the industry this week: 13 January 2017

13-Jan-2017 - Our weekly roundup of the top need-to-know stories that have emerged from the beauty and personal care industry this week.


Two Views: Digital democratizes beauty

12-Jan-2017 - For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design reached out to digital entrepreneurs— Jessica Pritchett and Jihan Thompson—in an effort to better understand how technology is expanding the reach and...

Maybelline steps aboard the makeup for men bandwagon

12-Jan-2017 - Maybelline has followed in L’Oréal UK and Coty’s footsteps in signing a male model to be the face of a colour cosmetics campaign.

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Less than four weeks left to submit for the Beauty Industry Awards

11-Jan-2017 - The count down to the first ever Cosmetics Design Beauty Industry Awards is well under way and there are now less than four weeks to go for the cut off...

Pushing for a European standard for natural and organic cosmetics in 2017

11-Jan-2017 - Trade group Natrue has said that it intends to push for a harmonised European standard on organic and natural personal care and cosmetics in 2017.