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Market Trends

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.

Special focus: Male grooming

Male polish and armpit shaving: latest developments and predictions for male grooming

26-Aug-2016 - Once a key buzzword in beauty trends, is it fair to say male grooming has now lost its edge? We take a look back through our archives at recent shifts...

What’s the state of anti-pollution skin care? Part II

25-Aug-2016 - Anti-pollution is a key rising trend: in this three part mini-series, Cosmetics Design sits down with formulation expert Gabrielle Sore, scientific communication director for skin care at L’Oréal, to find...

P&G unimpressed by targeted Facebook advertising

25-Aug-2016 - Global personal care player Procter & Gamble has voiced its dissatisfaction with the reach of targeted Facebook advertising, and has said it intends to redistribute its spending on the platform.

What’s the state of anti-pollution skin care? Part I

24-Aug-2016 - Anti-pollution is a key rising trend for the beauty and personal care industry: in this three part mini-series, Cosmetics Design sits down with formulation expert Gabrielle Sore, scientific communication director...

Cosmoprof Vegas organizer talks about the biggest show to date

24-Aug-2016 - Cosmetics Design caught up with Cosmoprof North America show organizer Daniela Ciocan to find out about how the show has evolved in 2016, what was new on the show floor...

2016 - a momentous year for the halal segment in Asia

24-Aug-2016 - In 2016, Cosmetics Design witnessed brands and governments in non-Muslim majority countries in Asia become more eager than ever to invest and grow the halal industry. Here, we take a...

Lancôme expands custom color cosmetics offering in US market

23-Aug-2016 - The luxury beauty brand is investing further in the personalization trend and showcasing its proprietary shade-matching technology more widely by offering Le Teint Particulier Custom Made Makeup in new key...

Henkel and BASF collaborate to make Indonesia palm production more viable

23-Aug-2016 - Targeting the fact that 40% of the world's palm oil is produced by small- to medium sized farmers, BASF and Henkel have collaborated with development organisation Solidaridad to help make...

Majority of French women buying beauty online

19-Aug-2016 - A new report has found that 58% of French women surveyed say they purchase beauty products digitally, with skin care leading the trend.

Country Focus: Indonesia

Opportunity in Indonesia sparks race for market entry and expansion

19-Aug-2016 - Indonesia is powering ahead in terms of economic development, driven by rapid growth in the population and the economy. And this is translating into a surge in beauty product spend...

Top social media sites for beauty industry in Germany

18-Aug-2016 - Instagram and Twitter are the top social media sites driving consumer engagement ecommerce in Germany, a recent report has revealed, with many brands missing out on the potential these platforms...

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‘Consumers are becoming savvy’: what’s driving clean beauty

18-Aug-2016 - With clean beauty a blossoming segment in the industry, taking its lead from the naturals and organics trend along with rising consumer demand for personalised product offerings and ethical companies,...


Digital beauty: latest developments and future directions

17-Aug-2016 - As beauty’s digital capacity continues to advance, we take a look at the latest and upcoming developments set to define the industry.


Rise of wellness: the ‘clean beauty’ trend

12-Aug-2016 - Linked closely with the rise of the clean eating trend, clean beauty is quietly becoming something of craze. In this newsletter special, we review our archives to follow its rise,...

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Mintel: exclusive expert view on Brexit and beauty

11-Aug-2016 - In this exclusive article, we get a market expert’s perspective on the impact of the Brexit vote on the beauty industry.

Kat Von D Beauty heads to the UK

10-Aug-2016 - Kat Von D Beauty has responded to rising consumer demand from UK and is set to roll out some of its ranges in the the country from September.

A new headquarters for Estée Lauder?

04-Aug-2016 - The beauty company’s search for a new space is underway as two of its key leases in New York City are set to expire, according to real estate industry media....

Iran’s beauty sales set to blossom thanks to better relationship with West

03-Aug-2016 - Iran’s beauty market is being driven by two key factors: young consumers and the economic growth possibilities offered by a more stable economic situation.

Lip colour sales shine in UK: 12% growth predicted for 2016

02-Aug-2016 - New data from Mintel reveals that 2016 is tipped to be a big year for lip colours in the UK: the segment grew by 8% between 2014 and 2015, and...

Niche brands driving growth in saturated UK beauty market

02-Aug-2016 - Consumers in the UK are still displaying a healthy appetite for beauty and personal care, with the segment seeing a rise of 2% value growth in 2015 according to the...

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Europe agenda is announced

29-Jul-2016 - This year Organic Monitor's programme will be focusing on different approaches to reducing the impact of cosmetics and personal care products on the environment.

Programme shapes up for in-cosmetics Formulation Summit

28-Jul-2016 - The venue is the AMBA Hotel in the heart of London’s West End for the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit and the two-day programme has been confirmed.

Ramp up to Cosmoprof Bologna begins

28-Jul-2016 - The ramp up to one of the industry biggest event has begun with a press conference during its sister event, Cosmoprof North America, held in Las Vegas earlier this week.

Urban Decay’s on top of the digital game with ‘tinder style’ lipstick app

26-Jul-2016 - Urban Decay is leading the way in the beauty digital perks game, having recently created a ‘Tinder-style’ app that allows consumers to try on shades of its’ new ‘Vice Lipstick’...

How Korea could corner the halal market

26-Jul-2016 - A collaboration between Korea and Malaysia could see Korea leap to the forefront of halal beauty innovation and manufacture, an industry expert has suggested.

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