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in-cosmetics 2012

Europe’s biggest cosmetic ingredient show was brought to you, this time from the Catalan capital of Barcelona. As ever, the whole Cosmetics Design team was at the show; meeting the movers and shakers in the cosmetics industry, wining and dining contacts and friends with a wine-tasting event, and sampling the delights that Barcelona has to offer.

Aside from the hectic social schedule, we also had a chance to do what we do best – bring you the latest news and developments from the cosmetics industry. Here are a collection of text, audio, and video articles from the show…

Nail polish is the new lipstick effect, says Euromonitor

16-Jun-2012 - Last month Cosmetics Design caught up with Euromonitor’s Irina Barbalova at the in-cosmetics event in Barcelona to find out what trends were prevalent in beauty in 2011 and if the future looks bright...

SEPPIC develops skin care kit based on marketing trends

06-Jun-2012 - SEPPIC has kept with the latest skin care trends to develop its new Apothi'Care range, inspired by fashion decor and industrial trends.

Cosmetics Compact

Cosmetics Compact: in-cosmetics roundup

29-May-2012 - Welcome to the Cosmetics Design Compact, brushing up on the latest industry news – in miniature.

Social media can be a marketer’s dream come true

24-May-2012 - As interest rises and more companies turn to social media, the platforms could offer a vast opportunity for cosmetic brands if utilised correctly.

Social media becoming key to communicate latest developments

21-May-2012 - On the back of the in-cosmetics trade show in Barcelona, Cosmetics Design reflects with beauty blogger and consultant Imogen Matthews over the show highlights, themes and where the market is...

Croda showcases unique testing method and hair movement claims of new conditioning agent

11-May-2012 - Ingredients supplier Croda has showcased its latest hair conditioning agent Keradyn HH, which is uniquely tested, allowing it to make some bold claims regarding hair movement.

Close-to-market key to meeting the skin care trends for BASF

09-May-2012 - Having announced its latest marketing strategy at the recent in-cosmetics show in Barcelona, BASF were keen to show how it has been implemented and helped development of its new skin...

When it comes to men’s grooming, language is the Holy Grail

07-May-2012 - Despite men’s grooming becoming more popular, manufacturers still have to ensure they are marketing their products in the right way in order to get the most out of the market’s...

Secondary benefits very important in designing a modern hairspray

04-May-2012 - The hairspray market has posted big sales in the last few years, and now it is more important than ever to listen to consumers and follow the trends in order...

Sunburn not the only sign of sun damage, and we must address this

02-May-2012 - Sun care was the key theme of this year’s in-cosmetics show in Barcelona, and another company to present its latest offering in this field was ingredients supplier DSM.

Kline: There is great potential for suppliers in the speciality actives segment

02-May-2012 - CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com caught up with Kline’s Nikola Matic at in-cosmetics in Barcelona last month to find out what opportunities are out there for speciality actives in the skin care market....

Consistent regulation of nanotechnology is important in sun care

30-Apr-2012 - Sun care was the key theme at the in-cosmetics show in Barcelona this year, and Cosmetics Design caught up with Croda research manager Dr Ian Tooley to quiz him on...

Dow Personal Care launches new family of sustainable surfactants

26-Apr-2012 - Cosmetics Design caught up with Lionel Genix, marketing manager for Dow Personal Care, at last week's in-cosmetics event in Barcelona to find out about the launch of a new family of...

Mulberry root extract developed to help with eyelash growth

25-Apr-2012 - A formulation featuring mulberry root extract to promote eyelash growth has been developed by Japanese based company Fuji-Sangyo. This comes as one of many hair growth tonics the company unveiled...

Naturex opens up about its plans to further expand its cosmetic business

25-Apr-2012 - Cosmetics Design spoke to Antoine Dauby, group marketing director for France-based ingredients player Naturex, to find out more about how the company is continuing to shift its main focus away...

The in-cosmetics 2012 event as it happened... in photos

24-Apr-2012 - We bring you some of the highlights of this year's in-cosmetics event in Barcelona. An extremely busy and highly eventful show, the sun care theme pervaded both in the in-focus...

The consumer wants a closer relationship with a product, says Pukka Herbs founder

24-Apr-2012 - CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com caught up with Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist, Sebastian Pole after delivering a presentation on 'Niche brands building for success' at in-cosmetics in Barcelona.

BASF taps into consumer need to differentiate with new hair care ingredients

24-Apr-2012 - Consumers want to differentiate from one another by using specific hair care products with needs ranging from protecting and repairing hair, to strengthening and straightening hair, according to chemical company...

Hair growth tonic for alopecia sufferers is launched at in-cosmetics

23-Apr-2012 - Japanese based company Fuji-Sangyo has developed a tonic said to treat and promote hair growth, whilst also preventing hair loss particularly in males inflicted with alopecia launched at in-cosmetics in Barcelona last...

Solar beauty shines at in-cosmetics 2012

20-Apr-2012 - The in-cosmetics show returned to Barcelona this year, with solar beauty as the key theme, and more products than ever being introduced in the innovation zone.

In-Cosmetics ingredients launch round-up II

18-Apr-2012 - In the second of a two-part series, CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com continues its look at some of the new ingredients being presented by exhibitors at this years in-cosmetics in Barcelona from 17-19th April 2012....

Bluestar Silicones showcasing new additions to Mirasil range at in-cosmetics

18-Apr-2012 - Bluestar Silicones is launching two new additions to its Mirasil range for cosmetics applications at in-cosmetics 2012, which is taking place in Barcelona from 17-19 April.

Full ingredient disclosure with a quick scan of your smartphone

17-Apr-2012 - Floratech, a botanically derived ingredient supplier, has launched a full ingredient disclosure system, which uses quick response (QR) codes.  

in-cosmetics ingredient launch round-up

17-Apr-2012 - At this year’s in-cosmetics taking place in Barcelona, which opens its doors today, CosmesticsDesign-Europe.com takes a two-part look at some of the ingredients being showcased by various exhibitors at the...

Dispatches from in-cosmetics

New brand, new strategy as BASF hones its cosmetic focus

17-Apr-2012 - After a year of dealing with mergers and creating a single focus for its personal care business, 2012 is all about delivering customer benefits and developing ingredients in line with...

Intertek on hand to advise on EU cosmetic regulation at in-cosmetics

17-Apr-2012 - Intertek, a provider of laboratory testing, research, inspection and consulting services, will be present at in-cosmetics 2012 in Barcelona to help companies with any questions they have regarding the Cosmetic...

Its official!! 'Best Ingredient' award finalists shortlisted for in-cosmetics

03-Apr-2012 - In-cosmetics organizers have announced the official shortlist for ten of the most innovative ingredients likely to influence the formulation of cosmetic products for the event's Innovation Zone’s Best Ingredient Award....

News in brief

Social media takes center stage as in-cosmetics organizes ‘twinterview’ with entrepeneur

29-Mar-2012 - The organisers of the in-cosmetics trade show have latched onto the latest social media trend and have arranged a Twitter interview with Will King, founder and CEO of King of...

Ban on animal testing a key topic of debate on in-cosmetics educational programme

21-Mar-2012 - Animal testing will play a starring role at the in-cosmetics 2012 event in Barcelona, as the show organisers announce the education programme.

Protection emerging as No.1 sun care trend in Western Europe

18-Jan-2012 - Sun care is fast becoming a key topic this year and as consumers become more educated on the potential dangers of sun exposure, protection has emerged as a key trend...

Key Industry Events

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