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UK brand is top dog in Sweden men’s moisturising market

24-Oct-2014 - Bulldog Original Moisturiser has outperformed the big guns and claimed the number 1 men’s moisturiser spot in Sweden.

Do you feel the pressure to have a hair-free body? UK men do…

23-Oct-2014 - While having hair on the head is a desire for UK men, the opposite can be said about having hair on the body after half of all Brits admit there...

'Gluten free' increasingly important to cosmetics consumers

22-Oct-2014 - With the beauty industry’s ‘free-from’ trend on the rise globally, brands are now scrambling to cater to the rise of 'gluten-free', which has made its' way into colour cosmetics and skin care...

Amazon Luxury Beauty Store – not quite plain sailing?

22-Oct-2014 - Online sales growth of beauty products has grown in the last few years, and for one of the web’s largest online powerhouses and marketplaces, Amazon, this should all be good...

Innovative beauty ingredients: industry focuses on the science behind the glamour

22-Oct-2014 - The 28th annual IFSCC event, which is the worldwide congress for cosmetics science, is gearing up to take place next week, confirming that innovation is once again centre stage on...

UK men grooming towards a ‘mansome’ revolution

21-Oct-2014 - The men’s grooming market often promises great potential to manufacturers and brands in the UK could find increasing interest in male make-up products thanks to the ‘mansome’ revolution.

One week to go! What to look forward to at Luxe Pack

21-Oct-2014 - Packaging players in the beauty industry are gearing up for the annual Luxe Pack convention, due to take place next week in Monaco: here, Cosmetics Design runs you through the...

Snail skin care trend hits the US

20-Oct-2014 - The benefits of snail mucus on the skin have been known to the cosmetics industry for a while, and having seen a big trend in Korea, it is now heading...

Tourism to thank for UAE & Saudi Arabia cosmetics boom

16-Oct-2014 - Thanks to tourism, both the UAE and Saudi Arabiaa cosmetics markets are booming.

Natural and organic boosted by proven efficacy, says Kline

13-Oct-2014 - The naturals trend is continuing in the personal care industry with increased consumer demand helping the natural and organic market post double digit growth for the sixth consecutive year.

Sales of facial masks see big rise in key European markets

10-Oct-2014 - The facial mask trend appears to have made the jump from the Asia Pacific region and is now showing the first signs of really taking off in Europe, according to...

Spending options makes premium cosmetics more accessible to Brazilian consumers

06-Oct-2014 - Premium fragrances have always been popular in Brazil and now skin care is growing in the category too thanks to the increase in spending power and payment options for Brazilian...

Mobile strategy has beauty importance as M-commerce tipped to double

03-Oct-2014 - Mobile commerce is set to boost online retail sales making it a very attractive platform for consumer goods, and meaning that beauty brands must start prioritising mobile strategies to reach...

Encouraging sustainable behaviour and consumption the focus of European summit

02-Oct-2014 - Focusing on informing the consumer and encouraging green behaviour is key to achieving a sustainable cosmetics industry and will be discussed for the first time at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit...

Polish cosmetics still going strong

02-Oct-2014 - The Polish cosmetics industry is still in a good position with the country’s economy holding strong and further development expected in the future.

Beauty From Within boost for vitamins and supplements segment

26-Sep-2014 - Beauty and appearance claims represent a good growth opportunity in the vitamins and supplements market in the UK despite the rest of the segment looking due to decline in 2014.

Beauty brands would do well not to underestimate the power of Amazon

25-Sep-2014 - As most cosmetics brands up their digital spend and the online influence grows, beauty brands need to take e-commerce and digital ecosystems into consideration, and in online marketplace powerhouse

Luxe Pack Monaco focuses on digital revolution in packaging sector

25-Sep-2014 - From inbuilt electronic chips to light design technology, the 27th Edition of Luxe Pack Monaco will exclusively be previewing the latest ‘smart’ technologies the packaging sector has to offer....

Taking digital to a new level - Yves St Laurent teams up with Google Glass

24-Sep-2014 - In recent years, digital engagement has emerged as a strong driving force with online beauty communities shaping sales for most brands. Yves St Laurent is the latest to take digital...

Dispatches from UN Climate Summit

Unilever joins pledge to end deforestation at UN Climate Summit

24-Sep-2014 - Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever joins and welcomes the pledge by dozens of global leaders to reduce global warming pollution and try to put an end to deforestation.

Mintel reports ethnic haircare market as still being heavily invested in

23-Sep-2014 - In 2014, the market value of haircare products formulated for Black consumers was estimated to be worth $774 million, a 12% increase since the recession in 2009. A rise Mintel attributes to hair playing...

Canadean reveals the future of UK skin care - personalisation

23-Sep-2014 - In a new survey, market researcher Canadean investigates the UK’s skin care market, determining personalisation as being the up and coming trend in the category.

The latest in the alphabet craze - 'EE' cream makes its way to Europe

19-Sep-2014 - On first gaining popularity in the East and then spreading to the West; the BB, CC and DD cream sensation has now paved the way for the ‘EE’ version

Barcelona to host in-cosmetics for its 25th anniversary

19-Sep-2014 - In 2015 in-cosmetics celebrates its 25th anniversary in Barcelona on 14-16 April, expecting more than 680 exhibitors set to use the show as a launch pad for their innovations, as...

Consumers more concerned with function than traditional categories

18-Sep-2014 - It is time that beauty classifications were re-organised to suit buyers' needs, after a new report suggests that consumers are interested in the function, not the traditional categories, of hair...

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