Beauty apps have fast become the go-to tool for mass consumers looking to better understand products and routines, but industry has made some obvious design mistakes and needs to re-shift thinking to grow long-term engagement, says Maria Semykoz, co-founder...
Beauty major Lush has developed a subscription letterbox service delivering an assortment of fresh cosmetics each month with an accompanying posy of flowers – a move it says aims to bring joy and new beauty experiences into the home.
Shiseido has developed new technology to reduce the use of UV filters – such as titanium oxide and zinc oxide – to improve texture and white cast issues without compromising the strength of UV protection.
International beauty major L’Oréal has co-developed a smart hair care system with Swiss environmental innovation company Gjosa that blends and distributes product in a way that ensures water savings of up to 80%.
Australian clean cosmeceutical brand Biologi is taking a pro-ageing approach with its latest serum which harnesses the power of phytonutrients to enhance the appearance of youthful skin rather than erase away wrinkles and lines.
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Building on the multi-brand specially beauty concept popularized by retailers large and small, like Sephora, Ulta, Credo, and Beauty Heroes, Mozzafiato is curating Italian Beauty brands for the US market and reaching consumers both online and in store....
Beiersdorf says it is hopeful of Asia-wide success for its new skin care brand, which was developed specifically to address ‘high beauty standards’ of South Korean consumers, with China a particular target.
Digital marketing and communications agency The Beauty Makers has launched a brand incubator to help build out future innovation-led companies in an increasingly competitive but exciting space, its founding partner says.
Algorithm specialist What’s In My Jar has developed a digital tool that recommends minimalist and gentle skin care routines based on irritation risk and effectiveness of products – a move that might help industry rethink its approach to sensitive...
Eco-friendly hair care startup Planet Friendly Beauty will expand into Europe next year, developing a raft of new products in the coming years like shampoo bars, waterless hair care and simplified scalp care, says its founder – the co-founder and CEO...
International beauty major L’Oréal is set to launch a digital version of the shade finder technology behind its customised foundation Le Teint Particulier by Lancôme – a move it says will broaden access to this inclusive beauty offering.
International beauty major L'Oréal has developed a line of solid shampoo bars under its Garnier brand that it is launching across Europe, a move it says takes the green alternative squarely into mass beauty.
In this episode of Indie Pioneers, CEO of bespoke perfumery Maison 21G discusses her consumer-centric approach to the retail journey online and offline, as well as how the perfume industry is set to undergo considerable change.
In her Indie Beauty Profile Ester Larrosa, Founder and Formulator at Hyalurgie, shares the background and beginning of a luxury-basics skin care brand, which she expects to resonate with consumers over 40.
Video-sharing platform TikTok is a promising space for beauty brands – big and small – to build up meaningful communities and consumer buzz in an increasingly saturated market, say the company's brand partnership managers.
Japanese cosmetics conglomerate Shiseido Company has announced a refill service for its flagship serum and a new planet-friendly lip palette with the launch of its new Sustainable Beauty Actions (SBAS) initiative.
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The founder of direct-to-consumer (D2C) hair care startup Chāmpo says it’s an exciting time to innovate in a category that has traditionally lacked creativity, as consumers seek out high performance, modern and visually aesthetic brands.
Luxury British retailer Harrods has opened its first 'H Beauty' specialist store in the UK – a move set to solidify its position and long-term vision on upgrading how consumers shop for cosmetics, says an expert.
Leg care specialist Legology is expanding into Harrods’ latest luxury retail concept H Beauty – a move set to stretch the brand’s UK presence even further and contribute to wider global expansion goals.
Cosmeceutical brand Dermalogica has launched a new multi-functional product that can be personalised to suit different skin needs and concerns that have emerged during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
French direct-to-consumer cosmetics startup Typology is only 18 months old but growing up fast in a hyper-competitive cosmetics scene it has vowed to ‘demystify’ with minimalist ingredient lists and a matching genderless aesthetic.
Direct-to-consumer skin care brand Symbiome will debut a product range formulated with postbiotics sourced from plants from the Brazilian Amazon, aimed at restoring and rebuilding resilience in the modern microbiome.
New Zealand-based Organic Riot is eyeing huge opportunities in mature beauty markets such as the US, where it believes its emphasis on sustainability and traceability has helped it to stand out in a saturated natural and organic skin care market.
Scottish floral water brand Seilich has built its entire model on biodiversity balance and giving back to the environment – a way of doing business that all beauty companies should take on, according to its founder.
Czech Republic start-up Moia Elixirs has developed a cannabidiol-infused nanofiber face mask that activates on contact with water and boasts 97% absorption – technology it says will significantly advance possibilities in skin care.
The travel and hospitality industries have been drastically impacted by stay-at-home and social distancing guidelines. To help airlines, cruise lines, hotels, and other travel service providers return to business, the amenities and spa brand Michelle...
Algorithm specialist What’s In My Jar has developed an online tool that recommends sunscreens based on skin type, lifestyle and budget – helping consumers navigate clunky, cryptic and often misleading labels built on outdated regulations, its CEO says.