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The top ten most innovative indie beauty products

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The top ten most innovative indie beauty products

By Simon Pitman

The indie beauty category has been leading the way when it comes to ground breaking and innovative products, so we at Cosmetics Design thought it a good idea to pick out some of the best.

Sunless tanning in APAC

Sunless tanning: Is there a niche?

By Natasha Spencer

While sunless tanner sales rise in the West, we spoke to Jane Jang, Senior Beauty Analyst at Mintel on why the market remains still in Asia as consumers opt for ‘reverse tanning’ instead.

image courtesy of Nestlé Skin Health

Cetaphil marks 70-year brand anniversary

By Deanna Utroske

The Nestlé Skin Health product line got its start in 1947, has expanded over the years to include cleansers, moisturizers, and sun care. And, now the global brand has plans to reach even more consumers around the world.

Indie Beauty Profile Natasha Samardzic Folium Medica

Indie Beauty Profile

Natasha Samardzic, Folium Medica

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Natasha Samardzic, founder of Folium Medica, shares insight into the market niche she’s found where wellness and beauty intersect and on how carefully her company sources phytomedicinal ingredients.

Phenotyping: the future of customised beauty?

Phenotyping: the future of customised beauty?

By Lucy Whitehouse

Sagentia, a technology and product development services company, has released a white paper that suggests phenotyping will shape the future of customised beauty.

Beauty applicators: Nubiform innovation

Could Nubiform transform beauty applicators?

By Lucy Whitehouse

Nubiform, a new elastomer applicator solution from Porex, allows products to flow through its structure while also taking on unique 3D shapes and offering an anti-microbial protection: the company predicts it will be a packaging game-changer.

New bioplastic microbeads for cosmetics announced

New bioplastic microbeads for cosmetics announced

By Lucy Whitehouse

Bio-on, an intellectual property company, has announced the construction of a new facility in Italy that will produce a new 100% bioplastic material, destined for use as a microbead alternative.

So what really is the best eye cream on the market?

So what really is the best eye cream on the market?

By Simon Pitman

The category for skin care that targets the delicate eye area has exploded in recent years with a dizzying array of choice that leaves many consumers bemused. So which one rates best?

Anti-pollution beauty and hair care: your questions answered

Anti-pollution beauty and hair care: your questions answered

By Lucy Whitehouse

At our recent anti-pollution forum, we gathered industry experts to discuss the global rising trend. Here, we look back at some of the top questions submitted by listeners on the subject of anti-pollution and hair care.

image courtesy of Scent Trunk

Is there a digital solution for fragrance retail?

By Deanna Utroske

The newly launched Scent Trunk thinks so. And the team behind this online custom fragrance maker believes they’ve got it. Cosmetics Design connected with William Yin, CEO of Scent Trunk to find out what makes this latest beauty subscription service different.

Beauty and Fitness part 2: On-the-go make up

Beauty and Fitness part 2: On-the-go make up

By Natasha Spencer

As the beauty and fitness partnership is gaining traction amongst active consumers, we continue our conversation with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel to look at why brands are creating make up solutions...

Sephora test launches Biossance skin care from Amyris

Sephora launches Biossance skin care from Amyris

By Deanna Utroske

The biotech firm has been forging strategic partnerships across sectors and making headway in the cosmetics and personal care industry for some time. Now, Amyris has its new Biossance branded skin care line at select Sephora doors.

Active beauty trend

Active beauty: Making health and fitness look good

By Natasha Spencer

Market research company, Mintel, reveals that active beauty is set to be a dominant trend in 2017, as companies invest in tools and applications that encourage consumers to focus on health, fitness and beauty.

Indie Beauty Profile Marie Drago Gallinée

Indie Beauty Profile

Marie Drago, Gallinée

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Marie Drago, founder of Gallinée shares advice on who to talk to before taking a personal care product line to market and rattles off an impressive list of consumer media press hits that her nimble team has already secured.

Beverage maker Vita Coco will soon sell coconut - based personal care

Beverage maker Vita Coco will soon sell personal care products

By Deanna Utroske

This week, reports are circulating that Vita Coco has plans to become a billion dollar brand, making and selling more products in more sectors. What began as a coconut-water business is poised to evolve into an all-things-coconut business.

Is there room for innovation in the deodorant category?

Is there room for innovation in the deodorant category?

By Deanna Utroske

Natural, niche, and startup personal care brands regularly advance new deodorant formats and formulations. Among the latest attempts to disrupt the deodorant market is Switch Fresh, a patented redesign of the conventional container that could significantly...

Unilever launches women’s anti-dandruff shampoo

Unilever launches women’s anti-dandruff shampoo

By Deanna Utroske

The company’s Dove brand has just announced a new collection of hair care products positioned to compete directly with P&G’s popular Head & Shoulders brand of anti-dandruff shampoo.

Top cosmetics trends in 2017

Institute of Personal Care Science: Top trends in 2017

By Natasha Spencer

As big brands focus on their new year strategies and development plans, we take a look at the Institute of Personal Care Science ’s projected trends and how they are set to transform the industry in 2017.

Samsung announces new creative skincare projects

Samsung announces new creative skincare projects

By Natasha Spencer

Samsung Electronics will reveal its latest S-Skin and Lumini skin care solutions to the global marketplace in a bid to encourage creative technologies in the beauty place.

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.

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