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DIY & customisation: Market evolution from West and East

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DIY & customisation: Market evolution from West and East

By Natasha Spencer

With DIY and customisation becoming huge buzzwords in 2017, we spoke to Florence Bernardin, Founder of Information & Inspiration about why this trend has really got off the ground now.

Sorbitol demand set to blossom in beauty industry

Sorbitol demand set to blossom in beauty industry

By Lucy Whitehouse

A new report from TechNavio suggests that sorbitol, a sugar alcohol, is set to see strengthening market growth, driven by the beauty personal care industry’s use of the ingredient.

Is Brazilian red clay South America’s next big beauty export?

Is Brazilian red clay South America’s next big beauty export?

By Deanna Utroske

At this week’s in-cosmetics North America personal care tradeshow, Brazilian Kimberlite Clay, a São Paulo – based company, is showcasing its red clay ingredient as well as finished skin and body care products and color cosmetic prototypes. The clay is...

How to bring more men to the male grooming category?

How to bring more men to the male grooming category?

By Lucy Whitehouse

A recent report from market insight firm Two by Two asks if male grooming is beauty’s ‘final frontier’, and suggests strategies for how more men can be attracted to the category.

Mintel: ‘Europe needs to step up on anti-pollution’

Mintel: ‘Europe needs to step up on anti-pollution’

By Lucy Whitehouse

While the Asia Pacific region has been out in front from the start of the anti-pollution trend, market analysts suggest Europe is still missing out on the potential it offers in a significant way.

Dow invests in anti-pollution skin care – Part 1

Dow invests in anti-pollution skin care – Part 1

By Deanna Utroske

The specialty chemical maker is putting time and money into the research, development, and marketing of skin protection ingredients. Cosmetics Design checks in with Fabienne Bizeray, marketing manager of skin and sun, and Marc Eeman, a skin care application...