Formulation & Science

Clara uses a mix of the brand's proprietary data, its pre-defined customer care questions and answers, its Clarins beauty coaches’ product training content, as well as content from its website

Clarins trials AI customer care bot

By Kirsty Doolan

The French heritage brand is the first prestige beauty company to do so and its CEO called it a "significant milestone".

The beauty aesthetics space is becoming much more holistic in its approach (Image: Getty)

How boundaries are blurring between tweakments and cosmetics

By Kirsty Doolan

As the beauty industry continues to grow, where can it go next? One potential avenue is more crossover with the ‘professional beauty’ salon/spa industry and aesthetics treatments space. We explore what this means for the cosmetics industry as we know...

The viral brand is launching several initiatives to kickstart Skin Barrier Awareness Month, starting by opening a clinical testing lab at its Glasgow HQ

Byoma: targeting the Gen A consumers “breaking” their skin barriers

By Kirsty Doolan


According to the viral-on-TikTok skin care brand Byoma, the Generation Alpha skin care boom – AKA the ‘Sephora Kids’ – has become an “epidemic” due to “lack of education resulting in mis-purchasing products”. Here's how the brand plans to...

General manager of the Indian market Mayur Kapse said the new creative centre will

Eurofragrance steps up Indian expansion

By Kirsty Doolan

The multinational fragrance house saw strong sales for 2023 in all markets and has unveiled plans to reinforce its position in India’s fast-growing fragrance market.

Beauty NPD roundup: May

Beauty NPD roundup: May

By Kirsty Doolan

10 new beauty and personal care product launches to know about…

The business creates sustainable ingredients using forest industry side streams, such as birch bark

Start the week with a Startup: Innomost

By Kirsty Doolan

Every fortnight we talk to a gamechanger startup about why it exists and how it plans to change the beauty and personal care industry…

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NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2024: Special Events, Staples & Highlights

By Cassandra Stern

In addition to a diverse offering of educational sessions and an engaging array of exhibitors across the show floor, this year’s NYSCC Suppliers’ Day conference will offer several special events, show staples, and activities to supplement attendees'...

Founder of Trend Sourcing agency Pascale Brousse and formulations expert and co-founder of Horée Cosmetiques Laurence Caisey shared insights on what caught their eye at this year’s show and why they thought this was important…

A trend-hunter’s take on future beauty trends

By Kirsty Doolan

What were some of the key themes driving innovation at In-Cosmetics Global in 2024? We asked two seasoned trends experts to find out what captured their attention at the show…

The ever-growing mountain of environmental regulation changes have presented a big challenge for the cosmetics industry (Image: Getty)

Navigating environmental regulations for cosmetics

By Kirsty Doolan

As more beauty and personal care companies make the transition to become greener, sustainability has been a key theme at this year’s InCosmetics Global show. We asked the experts how companies can facilitate this transition, wherever they are in their...

Ecovia Intelligence's research shows the two accreditation categories with the highest adoption rates are 'natural and organic' and 'lower environmental impact'

What’s next for ethical cosmetics accreditations?

By Kirsty Doolan

As consumers place more demand on beauty and personal care brands to meet their ethical expectations, we spoke to an expert about the evolution of schemes that are designed to prove this commitment…

Cleeve shared that as

7 sun care NPD trends to watch

By Kirsty Doolan

What’s trending in sun care? The founder of Ultrasun UK shares expert insights on new product development and trends in this increasingly popular category…

The move increases Clariant’s exposure to the active and functional cosmetic ingredients market

Clariant acquires Lucas Meyer Cosmetics

By Kirsty Doolan

Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant has acquired Canadian cosmetics and personal care ingredients business Lucas Meyer Cosmetics from International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) for $810m (€767m).

Neurocosmetics is a growing trend as more beauty consumers demand products that make them feel good as well as look good (Image: Getty)

4 new neuro-cosmetic ingredient innovations

By Kirsty Doolan

Ingredients based around the mind-skin connection are big news at the InCosmetics Global show this year. Here are four new innovations that have just launched.

New molecule Melasyl took 18 years in the making and been launched in formulations for La Roche Posay’s Mela B3 franchise

L’Oréal laboratory head on new anti-pigmentation ingredient Melasyl

By Kirsty Doolan

After 18 years of research, French beauty multinational L’Oréal recently introduced a new molecule Melasyl that’s been used in La Roche Posay’s Mela B3 franchise to intercept skin pigmentation before it starts. We spoke to the company’s head of laboratory...

Lettice shared that in 20 years' time she expects the period care landscape to look dramatically different to that of today

Behind Mooncup’s launch into Asda

By Kirsty Doolan

We spoke to sustainable period care brand Mooncup about its new retail partnership with Asda, disrupting the period care market, and whether women will still use tampons and pads in 20 years time…

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