Top 5 stories from the industry this week

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Top 5 stories from the industry this week

Related tags: Personal care, European union, European commission, Mintel

Our weekly roundup of the top need-to-know stories that have emerged from the beauty and personal care industry this week.

1. Water ‘the new luxury’, says Mintel beauty research

“Water is set to become a previous commodity as consumption outstrips supply,” explains Mintel market research firm of this rising beauty and personal care trend. Read more here

2. Denmark minister speaks out against shift in EU rules on carcinogenic cosmetics ingredients

Esben Lunde Larson has spoken out against the European Commission’s move to clarify that CMR substances are not automatically banned for use in cosmetics. Read more here

3. Shiseido ready to invest millions in startups

It’s on the lookout for technologically-advanced concepts and innovations that complement its existing portfolio. Read more here

4. What are the major beauty and personal care trends right now?

We caught up with Joanna Chan, research analyst with Euromonitor International, to hear her take on what’s leading the market. Read more here

5. Exclusive interview: crowdsourcing curation in beauty

The Hero Project, a new beauty brand concept from Britain, reveals its strategy for involving consumers in the product curation process and using social media to maximum effect. Read more here

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