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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.

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The pro-ageing movement: the beauty of being old

21-Nov-2014 - Forget all about anti-ageing products and the search for the 'source of eternal youth,' now the trend is showing off your real age. Datamonitor reports that this is the new...

Green certifications influence consumer behaviour and B2B purchasing, finds UL study

20-Nov-2014 - The study, with an entire section devoted to the personal care product category, ascertained which certification logos and language signify reliably for consumers and B2B decision makers.

European Wax Center sees growth amid consumer preference for hair removal

20-Nov-2014 - The franchise chain credits its exponential growth over the past year to the popularity of its brow shaping service and the efficacy of its advertising and marketing.

Squalane to be worth €141.45m by 2019 as industry invests more in the ingredient

20-Nov-2014 - Research and Markets has forecasted the global squalane market to grow at a CAGR of 10.3% in terms of value over the next five years to be worth €141.45 million by 2019.

What Russian women want from their fragrance…

20-Nov-2014 - Russian women want to express their aspired gender identity with fragrance tones that convey power and strength alongside femininity as they strive to excel professionally.

Brands need to catch on as Amazon tops Personal Care online retail in Germany

19-Nov-2014 - Amazon reigns supreme in Germany’s personal care e-commerce space not because Germans have an affinity towards it but rather that the country’s retailers and brand sites have left the field...

The latest product innovations in Japan..

What’s next from Japan?

19-Nov-2014 - Asia accounts for over 35% of the global natural and organic personal care market, and Japan is one of the major driving forces thanks to a change in consumption attitude. ...

Facial hair trend does not mean grooming tools are in 'terminal decline'

18-Nov-2014 - According to market researcher Bridgethorne, despite a major decline across Europe in sales of men’s shaving and hair removal products, growth possibilities for niche products like beard oil, beard trimmers and moustache...

Consumers still struggle with the difference between 'natural' and 'organic'

18-Nov-2014 - At the European Parliament in Brussels, NATRUE revealed that while 75% of women are aware that there is a difference between natural and organic ingredients, only a third feel that they...

Beauty devices demand helping boost the professional skin care market

18-Nov-2014 - The at-home beauty trend appears to be continuing and this is good news for the beauty devices market as well as for professional skin care as people turn towards more...

DSM tailors skin product positioning for Asian consumers

18-Nov-2014 - Global ingredients supplier DSM has tailored the marketing and positioning of its Regu-Scence skin active in order to meet the needs of Asian consumers.

Make-up market in Italy sees increased demand for anti-ageing

14-Nov-2014 - Italian consumers, young and old, want to keep their youthful appearance as long as possible and this is helping drive demand for anti-ageing products in the country.

Men showing heightened interest in fragrance use

13-Nov-2014 - It turns out men don’t just splash on anything on their way out the door, they actually pay close attention to their fragrance use – so much so, that they...

Skin whitening products have global potential IF marketed correctly

13-Nov-2014 - Skin whitening products have long been seen as popular in Asia but have struggled in the West, though this shouldn’t be the case if they are marketed correctly, says Datamonitor’s...

Men’s grooming brands can raise awareness for Movember while staying on trend

12-Nov-2014 - The annual Movember campaign is a great way of raising awareness and funds for various men’s cancers, and men’s grooming brands are getting involved as it stays on trend with...

Lipotec wins Best Ingredient Award with Actigym

11-Nov-2014 - Lipotec’s marine ingredient Actigym took home the Gold award for Best Ingredient at this year’s in-cosmetics Asia, held in Bangkok.

Exclusive interview

L’Oréal’s head of sustainability explains how the company leads the field in all things green

07-Nov-2014 - Alexandra Palt, chief sustainability officer for the L’Oréal Group, speaks with Cosmetics Design to give the company’s progressive take on all things concerning this increasingly crucial aspect of every good...

Hot topic

Last days to register for the anti-ageing hair care forum!

07-Nov-2014 - The Anti-Ageing Hair Care Forum online event will take place on Thursday, November 13th, giving you just a few days to make sure you register for free before the deadline...

Lavera Regenerated hand cream voted best natural skin care innovation

07-Nov-2014 - Innovation Awards were announced late last month in Malmö, Sweden, at the Natural Products Scandinavia tradeshow, a Nordic event focused on natural beauty, skin care, personal care and related goods.

Dispatches from in-cosmetics Asia

Mintel confirms anti-pollution is dominating Asia beauty claims

06-Nov-2014 - Back in February, Cosmetics Design reported on the rise of anti-pollution products in Asia. Here at in-cosmetics Bangkok, Mintel confirms the category is the one to watch as product claims...

Specialized fragrance makers optimistic about holiday 2015 and beyond

05-Nov-2014 - Fine fragrances and brands crossing over into scented body care and lifestyle products are taking advantage of top-level innovations, compelling ingredient stories and expert perfumers’ inspiration for success.

Brands and research companies explore UK consumer views on naturals and organics

05-Nov-2014 - By 2018 the global market for natural cosmetics is anticipated to reach €10.1bn, and brands in that segment need to be particularly responsive to consumer expectations.

Unilever relaunch of Lux brand reaches millions of Youtube viewers

05-Nov-2014 - In its relaunch of the soap brand Lux across the North Africa and Middle East region, Unilever’s innovative use of the YouTube platform allowed its live steam event to reach...

e-commerce success lies in personalised online shopping experience

04-Nov-2014 - Nowadays e-commerce is big business and beauty brands would do well listen to consumers and ensure they have a more personalised online shopping experience if they are to grab the...

Google Barometer to help support cosmetic company strategies

30-Oct-2014 - Google has launched a new free tool, ‘Consumer Barometer 2014,' to provide planners across a variety of industries including cosmetics with the latest consumer insights that will support their strategies. ...

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