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Sensorial attributes becoming increasingly important in skin care

17-Apr-2014 - The touch and feel of a formula is becoming more important in order to satisfy demand and meet consumer needs, which is why it is a top priority for ingredient...

The in-cosmetics trends presentations reveal the most up-to-date trends in global beauty

17-Apr-2014 - With a new show in Sao Paolo just around the corner, in-cosmetics shone the spotlight onto the Brazilian beauty industry at this year’s show in Hamburg. 

Euromonitor highlights the latest moves in the emerging markets

17-Apr-2014 - At last week's in-cosmetics Hamburg event Cosmetics Design spoke to Euromonitor International's head of beauty and personal care, Irina Barbalova to find out what are the latest developments in the...

Datamonitor reveals 'exciting' sunscreen innovation trends

16-Apr-2014 - At in-cosmetics in Hamburg Ramaa Chipalkatti, senior analyst at Datamonitor stopped by Cosmetics Design's booth to chat about all things innovative in sun care segment.

Hair volumizer and skin oil take gold at Natural and Organic Awards

16-Apr-2014 - Neocell’s Keratin Hair Volumizer and Pukka Herbs’ Active Oil were the big winners when the Natural and Organic Awards 2014 were announced at the Novotel London West, after the close...

Trend for beards leads to new opportunities in facial hair grooming

16-Apr-2014 - The male grooming category has been promising plenty of opportunities for many years, but it never seems to have delivered, a fact that has been underlined once again by the...

Dow Chemical focuses on multifunctionality and sensorial feel

15-Apr-2014 - In this latest video interview with Dow Europe, Stéphanie Sandrock-Beunat, global beauty care strategic marketing manager, explains how the company's latest ingredient launches have been developed around the concept of...

Symrise launches new sun care ingredient

15-Apr-2014 - German ingredients supplier Symrise has launched SymTio S, a patent-pending novel sunscreen ingredient consisting of micro fine titanium dioxide coated with the ester cetearyl nonanoate.

Brazil remains a market full of opportunities, says ABIHPEC exec

14-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics Design caught up with Daniel Oliveira, of ABIHPEC's business intelligence unit, who explained that there are still big opportunities in the market for cosmetics and personal care, despite signs...

Mis-indentification a serious issue for the botanical industry, says expert

11-Apr-2014 - Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham stopped spoke with Cosmetics Design at the in-cosmetics event in Hamburg to discuss superflowers, the issue of mis-identification in botanical sourcing, and where he's off to next sourcing...

Kline reveals China and Brazil to influence specialty active trends

11-Apr-2014 - At the in-cosmetics event in Hamburg, Nikola Matic industry manager at Kline stopped by Cosmetics Design's booth to discuss his presentation which focused on specialty actives and what markets we are likely to see innovation...

MAC’s social media strategy leading the way, say digital experts

10-Apr-2014 - As more and more beauty brands strive to master the social media platform to connect people and interact, digital specialists have found color cosmetics player MAC to be ahead of...

In-cosmetics Hamburg traffic goes through the roof!

10-Apr-2014 - At the in-cosmetics event in Hamburg, Cosmetics Design spoke to exhibition manager Cathy Laporte on day 2 about traffic numbers and what features of the show stood out for her this...

SEPPIC discusses its move into the hair care category

10-Apr-2014 - France-based specialty chemicals player SEPPIC is making the move into the hair care category. At the in-cosmetics event we spoke to Lucie Maisonneuve, product and market manager for the company's...

Over-reliance on discounting in premium has backfired, says expert

10-Apr-2014 - The latest research from Imogen Matthews Associates, in association with YouGov, reports more consumers than ever are waiting for discounts before they buy cosmetics. A strategy which may have backfired for some premium brands.  ...

Diagnostics tools in cosmetics retail: brands need to act now

09-Apr-2014 - The increasing trend towards diagnostic tools in cosmetics retail is being fuelled by innovation and consumer demand for personalization; experts suggest brands need to grab the opportunity to make the...

“Inherently fickle and deeply disloyal” - anti-ageing is lost on teens, say experts

09-Apr-2014 - Brands are wasting their time trying to hook younger consumers in for the long haul with anti-ageing claims, according to industry experts speaking recently at a roundtable discussion on the...

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Will King fights for personal care players in sluggish male grooming sector

08-Apr-2014 - The rambunctious founder of UK men’s grooming brand King of Shaves says he disagrees with the suggestion that the big personal care players do not know how to communicate with men....

in-cosmetics Hamburg 2014, in pictures

08-Apr-2014 - The in-cosmetics event opened its doors in Hamburg on April 1st, with a packed conference programme, a plethora of new product launches in the innovation zone and special country focus...

"Ask the consumer what they need, and tailor your response," says expert on data analysis

08-Apr-2014 - Beauty brands taking up the opportunities offered by big data are profiting big, both from the cost-saving and money-making prospects analysis can offer.

Consumer enthusiasm for naturals gives rise to tasty trend

04-Apr-2014 - Food in cosmetics was pulled up as a key growing trend at this year’s in-cosmetics event in Hamburg, rising on the back of ongoing consumer enthusiasm for naturals in beauty...

In-cosmetics awards: The winners are…

04-Apr-2014 - As the doors close on another in-cosmetics event in Hamburg this week, ingredient suppliers Gattefossé and Alban Muller were among the companies to celebrate having scooped gold at the innovation...

Brits are all over alphabet creams… and EE cream is on the way!

03-Apr-2014 - In the UK, which is often one of the first markets in Europe to latch on to new cosmetics trends, the market for alphabet creams is growing fast and looks...

Spotlight on sustainability: what are the key players up to?

03-Apr-2014 - Events like Greenpeace’s recent protest directed at P&G’s palm oil sourcing have brought beauty’s sustainability right into the public eye, and rising consumer interest is leading beauty players to focus...

in-Cosmetics opens its doors in Hamburg, Germany!

01-Apr-2014 - One of the biggest events in the cosmetic industry calendar opens for business in Hamburg today, with a packed programme that will spotlight Brazil, together with conferences, workshops, new features...