All news articles for December 2016

The continued rise of multicultural beauty in 2016

The continued rise of multicultural beauty in 2016

By Lucy Whitehouse

Diversity continues to be a key focus for the beauty industry, as brands big and small increasingly look to cater to a multicultural consumer base. We consider how this evolved throughout 2016.

Beauty festive crackers proving a smash

Beauty festive crackers proving a smash

By Lucy Whitehouse

Following on from the rise of the beauty advent calendar witnessed in the festive period in recent years, this holiday season has seen beauty crackers step into the spotlight as a popular new opportunity for brands.

Indie Beauty Expo goes to Los Angeles in January

Indie Beauty Expo goes to Los Angeles in January

By Deanna Utroske

The leading personal care and cosmetics event for independent brands is happening in LA next month and will include a new feature called Indie Connect, an educational and networking forum for founders and brand owners.

Razor-sharp innovation: male grooming roundup for 2016

Razor-sharp innovation: male grooming roundup for 2016

By Lucy Whitehouse

Men showed strong engagement with beauty and personal care in 2016, and brand campaigns and launches rose to meet their demand. Here, we take a look back at some of the most innovative industry moves in male grooming.

Ways to sell: retail channel innovations in 2016

Ways to sell: retail channel innovations in 2016

By Lucy Whitehouse

With digital taking an ever more central role in the way beauty and personal care brands are retailing their products, we take a look at how consumer demand has shaped retail in the EMEA region in 2016.

Eurofragance opens Singapore fragrance facility

Eurofragance opens Singapore fragrance facility

By Natasha Spencer

Spanish fragrance designer and manufacturer, Eurofragance, inaugurates its Singapore plant as part of its corporate strategy to access growth opportunities in APAC.

Natural formulation innovation highlights of 2016

Natural formulation innovation highlights of 2016

By Simon Pitman

As rapid growth in natural and natural-based cosmetics and personal care products continues, formulators are under pressure to develop products that meet this demand without compromising efficacy.

Top beauty mergers and acquisitions of 2016

Top beauty mergers and acquisitions of 2016

By Simon Pitman

It has been a busy year for M&A activity for both cosmetics brands and manufacturers, with big deals being brokered that increase the global footprint of some of the biggest players.

Living Proof prestige hair care to become a Unilever brand in 2017

Living Proof to become a Unilever brand in 2017

By Deanna Utroske

The multinational consumer goods company announced plans this month to acquire Living Proof, a prestige hair care company best known, perhaps, for being co-owned by businesswoman and actress Jennifer Aniston.

5 Top Actives of 2016

5 Top Actives of 2016

By Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science

We’ve seen some fantastic materials launched this year with strong science and significant clinically proven results. There is no doubt ‘high science’ was on the agenda. Here are industry expert Belinda Carli's top picks of the launches in 2016.