In this edition we have put together a collection of dedicated articles that focus on how specialty retail is influencing the category, what’s happening in nail care, the latest packaging innovations and how regulation in Europe is affecting things.
These four articles are designed to take you through all the different aspects of the colour cosmetics arena, demonstrating the fast-paced, diverse and ever changing nature of the category.
The Mintel gallery picks
With so much choice in the colour cosmetics category and so many brands jostling for attention, it can be difficult to stand out.
In this gallery, market researcher Mintel has picked out its choice of some of the most innovating packaging in category to browse through…
Colour cosmetics regulation in Europe
Colour plays a vital role in the cosmetics industry, but manufacturers can sometimes be faced with the challenges that arise from the regulations surrounding colour and colourants. Here we sat down with the Cosmetics Toiletry and Perfumery Association to take a look at the legislation in Europe…
Cosmetic colourants are specifically regulated under the European Cosmetic Products Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, which means that only those colours listed in an annex (Annex IV) to the Regulation are allowed for use in cosmetic products.
Cosmetic colourants are defined in the Regulation as substances which are exclusively or mainly intended to colour the product or the body where the product is applied by absorption or reflection of coloured light.
Specialty retailers help shape the category
In both the US and worldwide the runaway success of Sephora is serving to boost newer, fresher and independent colour cosmetics that are bringing a new dynamic to the category. But can those brands keep up with the fast pace of change?
Indeed, such has been the success of both Ulta and Sephora in the US market in recent years, that according to a recent study by market researcher TABS Analytics, gains in the colour cosmetics have been mostly attributable to these retailers, and have even eaten into online sales.
This article underlines how the US retail market tends to be the fastest paced and the trends set in the colour cosmetics category invariably trigger similar patterns in other major markets in Europe and Asia Pacific, which is why it's worth focusing in on to also get a global perspective.
Innovation in nail colour
In this article we look at how mineral make-up remains popular in the colour cosmetics category, while clean beauty alternatives and organic infusions are nudging in on the beauty market and how this is shaping the nail care category.
Cosmetics Design spoke to Suzanne Roberta of Adesse New York tells Cosmetics Design to find out more about her belief that colour innovation, shimmer, and wellness are not mutually exclusive, while also discovering why her collections of treatments, gel effect lacquers, and polishes are thoughtfully formulated for the modern marketplace.
Indeed, a new report from Grand View research projects that the global pearlescent pigment market will reach $547.8m by 2022, underlining why this area is so important to the industry.