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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.

Unilever, Axe parent company, to drop sexism in ads

28-Jun-2016 - Unilever, global consumer goods giant, has announced a new global advertising strategy that will eliminate gender stereotypes from its marketing content.

2016 World Perfumery Congress in review

27-Jun-2016 - Earlier this month, the fragrance industry event took place in Miami Beach, Florida, and according to reports from the organizer was very well attended and sparked a lot of discussion...

Changes in UK skin care routines spell premium-level opportunities

22-Jun-2016 - Changes to skin care routines that incorporate busy and fast-paced lifestyles are providing opportunities in the UK premium market, according to the latest Premium Market Report. 

Research from beauty industry insiders, studying at FIT, considers The Future of Innovation

21-Jun-2016 - Students at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology presented global field research this month that considers how innovation culture will function going forward and how brands can set their...

Is beauty brand enthusiasm for social media ‘fading’?

21-Jun-2016 - It seems that every other day we’re hearing about another beauty brand conquering the social media realm - engaged and ambitious in their efforts to get ahead in the digital...

Lush and L'Occitane lead in specialty retailing

21-Jun-2016 - Lush and L’Occitane have been singled out as market leaders when it comes to boutique retailing, Kline has revealed in a new report.

Direct Selling Association honors cosmetics and personal care brands at annual meeting

20-Jun-2016 - The organization announced the top 20 direct-sales companies among its membership in the US earlier this month at the event in Phoenix, Arizona. And leading companies like Mary Kay came...

French consumers top European poll of demand for Korean beauty

17-Jun-2016 - As demand for multi-functional cosmetics continues to sit at the top of French consumers’ beauty priority list, Korea’s innovations have been scooping up the majority of the market share.

Economic shifts changing how US shoppers spend on beauty and hair care

16-Jun-2016 - This according to market research firm Mintel; the company reports that consumers have a bit more money to spend and that seems to be good news for some personal care...

Amazon and eBay are called on for extra vigilance as counterfeit cosmetics are on the rise

16-Jun-2016 - If you thought that counterfeit cosmetics were a problem reserved for the likes of developing countries, think again.

Beauty gets bigger at creative agencies

15-Jun-2016 - Color and trend forecaster Doneger Creative Services provides intelligence and consults for brands in retail, home, design, and more. Recently the company reconfigured its beauty services; and creative director Jamie...

Study indicates women get jealous over makeup

15-Jun-2016 - New research suggests that male and female perceptions of women wearing makeup are very different and that some women may get jealous of makeup that gives a dominant effect.

Male grooming takes a hit from hipsters in Australia

15-Jun-2016 - Sales for male grooming in Australia are taking a hit from the decline in men’s shaving, driven by the rise of the ‘hipster’ sub-culture and the increase in popularity of...

Louis Vuitton launches first fragrance in 70 years

14-Jun-2016 - The luxury consumer goods player has re-entered the fragrance market after an absence of than 70 years from the category.

Changing spending patterns leads to decline in value of UK beauty market

08-Jun-2016 - The value of the UK beauty market fell slightly in 2015, which according to market research company Mintel is all down to Brits seeking out bargain beauty products and treatments while...

MakeUp in Paris event opens its doors this week

08-Jun-2016 - This Friday will see the MakeUp in Paris event open its doors for the two-day event that has become the go-to for colour cosmetic industry professionals.

Superfood ingredients getting big in beauty

08-Jun-2016 - Superfoods have been a dominant fad in the food industry for the past few years, with consumers turning to such ‘superfood ingredients’ as chia seed, pumpkin seed, quinoa, kale and...

Influencer strategy lets beauty brands reach limitless consumers with word-of-mouth recommendations

02-Jun-2016 - The social media – driven approach to PR has come into its own. So to find out what it’s all about, what works, and what’s next, Cosmetics Design checked in...

Beauty Forum Awards to honour professionals in France

26-May-2016 - France is home to one of the most important markets for the cosmetics and personal care industry in the world, and a brand new awards forum is set to honour...

Natural skin care is big business for mass and specialty beauty retailers alike

24-May-2016 - This summer Target will carry skin care from Fig + Yarrow, the latest in the retailer’s portfolio of natural and indie brands. And between Target, Whole Foods, Credo, and Sephora,...

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L’Oréal raises the bar in Africa with new R&D facility

24-May-2016 - The world’s biggest cosmetics player has made no secret that it sees Africa as  its biggest potential growth market moving forward, and a new R&D facility in Johannesburg reflects that...

Mark the date and subscribe to the SkincareIngredients 2016 event!

20-May-2016 - The date to mark on your calendars is June 15th 2016 for the sixth edition the of Skincare Ingredients online event, which means it’s just four weeks away.

Eurofragrance taps in to memory-trigger fragrances with new line

20-May-2016 - The trend for memories triggered by fragrances has been growing in momentum within the category, and Eurofragrance is showcasing its latest developments in this area.

Innocos announces 2016 innovation winners

17-May-2016 - The winners of the Innocos 2016 Innovation Leader of the Year awards have been announced ahead of next month’s World Beauty Innovation Summit.

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Explaining the ‘hair-ceuticals’ concept and what it means for hair care

17-May-2016 - With an increasingly saturated ‘cosmeceutical’ marketplace, raw material suppliers are now providing more and more innovative actives to find new opportunities in the hair care sector.

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