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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.

Ingredient maker Evonik targets the active beauty market

21-Jun-2017 - The specialty chemical company showed an expanded collection of market-ready prototypes, known as the Active Lifestyle Concept, at the NYSCC Suppliers Day event earlier this year in New York City....

Britain’s beauty market set to hit £2 bn this year: makeup on the up

21-Jun-2017 - New research reveals that sales of colour cosmetics in the UK are set to reach £2 bn this year, up 7.2% from £1.8bn in 2016.

Vacuumed pores make it onto skin care to-do list

20-Jun-2017 - Skin vacuuming is the latest trend to hit Korea and Asia-Pacific as consumers seek to improve their skin’s appearance.

The four key trends to bucking stagnant premium fragrance sales

15-Jun-2017 - A new market research report has taken an in depth look at the premium fragrance category in the UK, and finds that, as in most markets worldwide, sales have stalled....

It’s consumer first when it comes to fragrance, report finds

14-Jun-2017 - The fragrance category has seen an about shift in recent years as consumers demand more targeted products, and this is underlined in a new report focusing on the UK market.

Save the date for our 2017 Skincare Ingredients conference – June 21st

14-Jun-2017 - Cosmetics Design is readying its seventh annual edition of the Skincare Ingredients online conference, a chance to keep up to date on trends, network and stay on top of this...

Guest article

Indie beauty and social: a market analyst view

09-Jun-2017 - Further to our series of special edition articles on the indie beauty segment, we caught up with Jamie Mills, research analyst with GlobalData, on the power of social and how...

Protection: a rising trend in nail care

08-Jun-2017 - One key emerging trend influencing the nail care and polish segment is the consumer enthusiasm for protection trends.

L’Oréal launches an in-house app to welcome new hires

08-Jun-2017 - The beauty maker’s Fit Culture App is the first of its kind, a global digital tool that introduces new L’Oréal employees to the ins and outs of company culture—a culture...

Sun care pulse check: multifunction, naturals, and diverse protection claims

08-Jun-2017 - We get the latest data and analysis on the sun care category from Euromonitor International analyst, Maria Coronado.

Exclusive interview

Anti-pollution breaks into hair care and colour cosmetics

05-Jun-2017 - With the effects of pollution remaining a prominent concern for conscious consumers, we ask Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel, how companies are...

Special newsletter - Indie brands

How brands, big and small, are appealing to consumers’ emotions

05-Jun-2017 - Welcome to the latest special edition newsletter on indie brands, looking at how organisations are striving to understand consumer emotions to drive new product developments and marketing techniques.

Euromonitor on direct selling in a digital age

02-Jun-2017 - Market research provider Euromonitor International has released a white paper on what it predicts the future of direct selling will look like in the context of a digital age.

Au Naturale Cosmetics has a whole new look

01-Jun-2017 - The green beauty brand, founded by Ashley Prange, worked closely with creative agency Base Beauty to update its logo, primary and secondary packaging, store displays, as well as the messaging...

Social media moguls: how independent beauty brands have the edge on the internet

31-May-2017 - Compared to more traditional, larger beauty players - with some notable exceptions, including L’Oréal - indie beauty brands have generally been leading at the forefront of the industry when it...

Euromonitor International’s 2017 edition highlights a strong beauty and personal care industry

31-May-2017 - The market research provider describes the industry’s global growth as ‘respectable’ at 5% in 2016.

Dove’s baby-specific skin care: proof of the category’s potential?

26-May-2017 - With baby- and child-specific products in the spotlight, we take a look at Dove’s international push on its Dove Baby range.

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.

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