Brand Innovation

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

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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?

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

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...

OPI moves into the retail business with first UK flagship

OPI moves into the retail business with first UK flagship

By Michelle Yeomans

OPI Nails has ventured into the retail space with its first flagship spa in the UK where it will offer luxury manicures and pedicures as well as a fully stocked range of its nail care products for consumers to take home.

Infusers, a whole new category of beauty product from BioMod Concepts

Infusers — a whole new category of beauty product

By Deanna Utroske

A unique, reusable delivery system that promises to optimize cosmetic science and applicator design for results far beyond what creams or wet masks can provide, infusers are the creation of BioMod Concepts. To find out more, Cosmetics Design interviewed...

L'Oreal leads the way for beauty marketing on Snapchat

L'Oreal leads the way for beauty marketing on Snapchat

By Lucy Whitehouse

L’Oreal has launched a 'lens’ on Snapchat, a social media platform increasingly favoured by millennials, in an industry-leading move that again confirms the company’s digital clout.

Max Factor ventures into augmented reality

Max Factor ventures into augmented reality

By Simon Pitman

P&G-owned Max Factor has teamed up with UK-based visual browser expert Blippar to make the beauty player's almost 500-strong product portfolio fully digitally interactive.

Ulta Beauty announces plans for satellite headquarters

Ulta Beauty announces plans for satellite headquarters

By Deanna Utroske

The private label brand and beauty retailer has its offices in Bolingbrook, Illinois, a west suburb of Chicago, and this summer Ulta will open space in the heart of the city for up to 100 employees.