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Vantage offers microbead alternative for skin exfoliation

04-Feb-2016 - As the microbead issue rumbles on, moves are made to rid beauty products of the plastic particles, Vantage Specialty Ingredients has launched its PFJ-S Beads alternative as a biodegradable and...

Metrosexual beauty on the rise across Asia

04-Feb-2016 - The male grooming sector is seeing a strong boost across Asia, thanks to the growing enthusiasm among male consumers for a meterosexual style.

CPL Aromas up customer creativity with new specialist fragrance ingredients

03-Feb-2016 - The International fragrance house, launches its new Aromafusion ingredient range to offer its perfumers new options for creativitiy with exclusive raw materials.

Time to shift men’s focus from simply hygiene to skin and hair solutions

02-Feb-2016 - Men have their own specific skin and hair physiology that can be addressed by appropriate products and strategies so beauty routines should focus on this rather than just on hygiene...

Test Yourself!'s January 2016 Quiz!

02-Feb-2016 - It’s a New Year, so it’s time for a new quiz! We’ve already seen through one month of 2016, but how closely were you paying attention to the news, or...

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Anti-pollution, ingredients and apps - looking into skin care’s crystal ball…

29-Jan-2016 - Anti-pollution, innovative ingredients, Asia influence, sustainability, and apps are all predicted to be key drivers in the skin care market in 2016 thanks to consumer demand and a focus on...

What does the Pantone ‘Color of the Year’ mean for beauty?

28-Jan-2016 - Every year US firm Pantone declares a particular colour as its ‘Color of the Year’, which can influence anything from paint through to fashion and cosmetics. So what does this...

How the shrewdest cosmetics and personal care brands engage consumers and attract investors

25-Jan-2016 - A CEW Business Insider event in New York City last week explored the connection between indie brand strategy, consumer expectations, and M&A activity in the beauty business. 

North America is the fastest growing beauty drink market globally, says research report

21-Jan-2016 - Nutricosmetic and beauty-from-within beverages sell best in Europe, but as consumers in this region discover the benefits and learn more with the help of educational marketing campaigns, the category will...

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Natural Fragrance: maintaining quality and gaining scale

20-Jan-2016 - Natural fragrance ingredients are in limited supply. As demand for naturally scented personal care products and perfumes increases, brands are formulating with a combination of oils and isolates to keep...

FreeFrom Skincare Awards to open for entries

20-Jan-2016 - The fifth annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards will open for entries on February 1st, 2016, with 13 different categories, awarding skin care products that are ‘free from’ allergens and other ingredients...

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Natural Fragrance: trading on exclusivity and purity

19-Jan-2016 - Ingredients used to formulate natural perfumes and scented personal care products differ from conventional ingredients, and this presents a challenge for brands. At the same time it’s an opportunity to...

High-maintenance men capture the attention of media and the personal care industry

19-Jan-2016 - The men’s grooming category is thriving, thanks in no small part to the consumer beard trend, and now shaving and facial hair maintenance products occupy distinct niches in the personal...

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Natural Fragrance: a must-watch beauty and personal care segment

18-Jan-2016 - Demand for clean, natural, and organic perfumes and scented personal care products is on the rise. How the segment is shaping up, gaining momentum, and anticipating the trends deserves a...

BASF launches its 2017 Colour Trends Collection

15-Jan-2016 - Chemicals company BASF has announced its 2017 colour trends collection, this year focusing on four distinct beauty profiles based on cultural drivers as it looks to relate to a global marketplace.

L’Oréal: Technology is a new way for consumers to experience beauty

14-Jan-2016 - Wearable technology has had a huge impact on the health and wellness industry and can do the same for the beauty sector as it can change the ways consumers understand...

North American market to take centre stage at in-cosmetics 2016

13-Jan-2016 - The North American cosmetics and personal care market will be the in-focus country at this year’s in-cosmetics event which takes place in Paris from 12-14 April.

Luxury cosmetics consumption to sky rocket in India despite economic slowdown

13-Jan-2016 - According to recent research by Assocham, with thanks to high internet penetration across tier-II and tier-III cities, luxury consumption is expected to grow by 30-35 per cent over the next...

Scientists develop Melaniq supplement that could control greying hair

12-Jan-2016 - Scientists at Oxford Biolabs have developed a product which they claim can control hair ageing and better manage and slow down the processes that turn hair grey.

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‘Sustainability can and should be the foundation for all companies’

12-Jan-2016 - Sustainability has been an industry hot topic for years now, and as more companies refine best practice with regard to the subject, Emma Reinhold, Trade Relations Manager at Soil Association,...

Beauty personalisation and interactivity is key for Millennials, says Euromonitor

11-Jan-2016 - Cosmetics is one of the few areas in which millennials buck the trend of being “nowners” (no-owners) and are keen to spend, according to a recent overview by Euromonitor International.

Ski goggles, hat… sunscreen?! Protection still needed on the slopes

08-Jan-2016 - It may not be the first thing they think of when they think of going skiing, but the British Skin Foundation warns that those who will partake in this kind...

Frutarom invests in algae-based biotech start-up

07-Jan-2016 - Natural ingredient firm Frutarom is expanding its horizons in the promising world of algae-based biotech products with an investment in Israeli start-up company Algalo Industries; in a move that could...

bareMinerals new formulations and global marketing strategy in line with longevity trend

06-Jan-2016 - The Shiseido makeup and skin care brand’s new products and advertising campaign are poised to meet the needs of consumers who are living better lives longer and are not so...


L’Oréal praises diversity importance in understanding and product development

06-Jan-2016 - L’Oréal has launched its first ever Worldwide Diversity Report highlighting its progress in gender equality, inclusion of people with disabilities and inclusion of people of diverse social and ethnic origins,...

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