Brand Innovation

Estée Lauder exec on innovating for the future

Estée Lauder exec on innovating for the future

By Lucy Whitehouse

Industry formulators should not create parity products to be in line with their competitors, but instead should strive to create ‘products of the future’, according to an industry leader.

Top beauty brands online revealed for UK

Which UK beauty brands are set to win online?

By Lucy Whitehouse

A new market report on the online beauty industry in the UK has revealed that despite minimal growth being seen in the UK’s saturated in-store beauty market, online sales are up.

Shiseido invests in cyber security

Shiseido bulks up its cyber security

By Lucy Whitehouse

International beauty giant Shiseido is investing in its cyber defenses, and has appointed UK-based security firm Centrify to provide secure functionality for accessing its global systems.

Lush goes public with creative showcase

Lush goes public with creative showcase

By Lucy Whitehouse

Lush made its quarterly product showcase open to the public this year, in what it has described as a ‘live beta test’ for its plan to launch a 24/7 ‘Lush TV’ video channel.

a model walking in the Zero + Maria Cornejo show at New York Fashion Week (image courtesy of CMM PR)

How botanical hair care pioneer PHYTO is staying on trend today

By Deanna Utroske

With product formulations that include plant extracts, a company philosophy that respects the body’s ecosystem, and partnerships that have stylists using PHYTO to create trendy eco-friendly looks at New York Fashion Week, the decades-old brand is holding...

Progressive beauty app launches not to miss in 2016

Progressive beauty app launches not to miss in 2016

By Michelle Yeomans

The evolution of complex and clever beauty apps helping the industry to better connect with consumers has not slowed down in 2016. Here, Cosmetics Design rounds up the most exciting developments of the year so far…

Cosmetics and personal care part of Amazon Dash UK offering

Cosmetics and personal care part of Amazon Dash UK offering

By Lucy Whitehouse

Amazon’s new one-click device for re-ordering essential items, its ‘Dash Button’, has just arrived in the UK, and personal care brands figure largely in the list of products being offered via the service.

Getting beauty brand innovation just right

Special Focus: Brand Innovation

Getting beauty brand innovation just right

By Simon Pitman

We look at the biggest factors impacting new product development by considering the latest demographic trends, spotlighting what consumers really want and tapping into digital technology.

Acne app dominating charts

Acne app dominating charts

By Lucy Whitehouse

MD Acne, a free mobile app that allows acne sufferers to get a real time image analysis of their skin via a selfie and questionnaire, is set to revolutionise the way consumers tackle the skin condition.

Eyes on vloggers: still dominating beauty online

Eyes on vloggers: still dominating beauty online

By Lucy Whitehouse

With Instagram moving into Snapchat’s traditional field of ‘stories’, the power of beauty influencers across social media is likely to strengthen as they maximise the ever-growing number of platforms with which to reach viewers.

L’Oréal’s wearable UV patch finally launched

L’Oréal’s wearable UV patch finally launched

By Lucy Whitehouse

L’Oréal has launched its long-awaited wearable UV patch technology, allowing consumers to monitor exposure to harmful sun rays with a view to encouraging consumption of its La Roche-Posay sun care range.

Neal's Yard Remedies making strides in boutique retailing

Neal's Yard Remedies making strides in boutique retailing

By Lucy Whitehouse

In confirmation that the wellness trend is continuing to gather momentum in the UK, personal care brand Neal's Yard Remedies (NYR) new specially curated new flagship store in London has just been nominated for an award.

P&G beauty brand Max Factor returns to US market

Max Factor returns to US market

By Deanna Utroske

As of yesterday, the color cosmetics brand from P&G is available (online) in the States for the first time in six years—a test perhaps, to gauge whether the personal care giant should grow its makeup business globally.  

Skinny & Co director gives the low-down on the coconut oil craze

Skinny & Co director gives the low-down on the coconut oil craze

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetics Design caught up with Monique Wallace, director of sales and partnerships at Skinny & Co, to find out all about the big trend for coconut oil. In this video interview Wallace talks about why consumers are buying it, how the company sources...

Is beauty from within set to make a comeback?

Is beauty from within set to make a comeback?

By Simon Pitman

Beauty from within never went away in Asia, but in Europe initial enthusiasm waned, while in the US it never really took off in a big way. So is the time now ripe for firms to be investing in the area again?

Vida Karamooz, CEO and founder of Blue Beautifly

Six years of research results in the Blue Beautifly skin care range

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetics Design recently caught up with Vida Karamooz, founder and CEO of Blue Beautifly. The idea for Blue Beautifly evolved from six years of research that included the study of ayurveda  medicine and herbalism, resulting in a line that is both sustainable...

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