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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?

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Wellness and technological beauty ‘guaranteed’ to be next big skin care trends

18-Dec-2014 - Innovative beauty treatments and devices are the biggest growth drivers in the skin care market and will be the biggest influences in the foreseeable future, according to a new report.

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European convenience packaging has its' finger on the pulse

17-Dec-2014 - According to market researcher Ceresana, convenience packaging is ripe in Europe and the use of composite films in particular is allowing for a further reduction of weight, saving resources and transport...

Turkey and Middle East to be the focus at in-cosmetics

17-Dec-2014 - Next year’s in-cosmetics event in Barcelona will have a special country focus on Turkey and the Middle East as the markets are expected to grow.

Evonik develops hair conditioning agent to meet market demand

17-Dec-2014 - Ingredients supplier Evonik has introduced its new VARISOFT EQ100 liquid conditioning agent to meet hair care market demands along with improved its sustainability profile.

Brand activity sees beauty device market grow in Europe

16-Dec-2014 - Big players and European brands’ activity, along with new distribution channels is seeing the at-home beauty device market grow in Europe at am impressive rate.

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Evonik exec says 2015 will be the year of sustainability for the US cosmetics industry

15-Dec-2014 - a Sustainability is likely to be the defining element for the cosmetics industry in North America, according to Evonik’s North America personal care vice president, Paul Washlock, who believes that...

Online shopping on the up in South Africa

12-Dec-2014 - Internet retailing continues to see growth across South Africa due to an expansion of digital devices such as tablets and smart phones, as well as increased competition within the online retailing...

Mintel highlights Brazil as ‘natural beauty hot spot’

11-Dec-2014 - The Brazil market for cosmetic and personal care products has exploded over the past ten years, and a new blog post from Mintel highlights how natural products have led the...

Personalised make-up key to cracking tough Spanish market

11-Dec-2014 - Personalised make-up products hold the key to success in the Spanish market as marketers face a tough challenge in an unfavourable economic environment.


Christmas-inspired product trends in the personal care sector

10-Dec-2014 - Market researcher Datamonitor has compiled an interactive report for Cosmetics Design readers based on  key Christmas-inspired product trends within the personal care sector.

Europe tops global market for succinic acid due to personal care industry demand

09-Dec-2014 - Recent research projecting substantial market growth for both bio-based and petroleum-derived succinic acid single out the European marketplace as the biggest.

Men’s make-up still stunted in UK

09-Dec-2014 - Although there is a market in the UK for male make-up and the country has been accepting of the metrosexual trend for years, most people still think men should not...

Dry shampoo category continues to build momentum

09-Dec-2014 - According to analysts at Mintel, the dry shampoo category has catapulted from 1% of all new shampoo products in 2009, to 5% in 2014, thanks to the likes of advanced...

Disruptive innovations are changing what it means to be green

05-Dec-2014 - The FMCG industry is approaching a turning point: the new year is set to see innovations reach the market that will shatter current approaches to sustainability and the wider “green...

Opportunity for anti-ageing in German men’s skin care

05-Dec-2014 - Skin care and particularly anti-ageing has often been a highly attractive market targeting women; but now, in Germany, it appears the opportunity lies in the men’s arena as they grow...

L2 awards Yves Rocher with Russia digital 'genius' status

04-Dec-2014 - According to L2’s Russia Luxury Digital IQ Index, few Western prestige brands are making the right digital investments and insulating themselves from market uncertainty. However, cosmetics company Yves Rocher has been awarded...

BASF presents new formulation concepts based on consumer research

04-Dec-2014 - Chemicals giant BASF is using the HPCI Middle East and Eurasia Exhibition in Istanbul to present its latest formulation concepts for the personal care market with a focus on anti-ageing...

Social media celebrities offer great marketing tool for cosmetics brands

03-Dec-2014 - They have already set up their page and built a huge following; so rather than try and fight for the same space, cosmetics brands are catching on to the trend of...

New opportunities for cosmetic brands with advent calendars

03-Dec-2014 - The business of Advent calendars has always been a lucrative market. However, a version for grown-ups has created new opportunities for cosmetic brands, particularly this year with the rise of...

Mintel reports UK self-tan market driven by young consumers

03-Dec-2014 - New research from Mintel reveals over a quarter of 16-24 year old men and women have used self-tan products in the last year. 

The Beard: an opportunity for growth

03-Dec-2014 - According to Datamonitor, 51% of consumers believe obtaining the best value for money is most important when choosing a shaving product. So the market researcher wonders: are high prices to...

Sustainable Beauty Awards 2014 Winners

03-Dec-2014 - Organic Monitor has announced the winners of its 2014 Sustainable Beauty Awards, giving recognition to organisations pushing the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry. Here we take a look...

Croda announces RSPO certification for cosmetics ingredient factories in India and Brazil

03-Dec-2014 - Croda has announced that its manufacturing sites in India and Brazil are the latest to receive Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Certification for Mass Balance production of CSPO ingredients.

UK shoppers are set to take advantage of Black Friday

28-Nov-2014 - Almost half of UK shoppers are set to take advantage of Black Friday deals as the event reaches an all-time high in the country, market analyst Verdict reports.

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