While the microbiome skin care movement and consumer interest in paraben-free cosmetics and personal care products might suggest that preservatives are falling out of favor in the beauty industry, new data from the market research and consulting firm...
Conscious consumerism is here to stay and as the fast-paced clean and ethical beauty trend takes its grip, industry needs to start delivering on all fronts – overcoming lab and regulatory hurdles along the way.
Smaller, local Chinese players are carving out a successful and competitive beauty category, developing highly social, online and value-for-money brands that connect well with younger consumers, says Mintel.
Korean beauty has captured the imagination of consumers and industry alike for years, but Japan and China – steeped in their heritage and ancient rituals – could steal the limelight this year, says Euromonitor International.
Animal testing for scientific purposes across the European Union has declined in recent years and cosmetics is in a strong position to share advances made with in-vitro alternatives, says UK medical research charity FRAME.
One month from now, the Berlin, Germany, edition of the Indie Beauty Expo will open its doors, welcoming buyers from nearly 80 retailers as well as 100s of press and influencers, brand founders, and other industry professionals.