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Skin care needs digital tools to inform and engage consumers online says Skin Match Technology

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Skin care 4.0: 'Transparency' and 'inclusivity' must be the digital future

By Kacey Culliney

Advancing digital tools that help men and women select suitable skin care products is a huge opportunity and brands should be doing everything to be as transparent and informative as possible, says Estella Benz, founder of Skin Match Technology.

CosmeticsDesign's global Clean & Ethical Beauty video series takes a deep dive into why this movement matters and key opportunities and challenges facing industry (Getty Images)

Special edition: Clean & Ethical – ‘Better for you, better for the planet’ beauty

Clean & Ethical Beauty: Why it matters, who is acting and what the future holds

By Kacey Culliney

The clean and ethical beauty movement has garnered plenty of traction in recent years, fuelled by a plethora of environmental, societal, business and consumer factors, and CosmeticsDesign-Europe has been tracking this movement closely for some time.

There is great opportunity for new cosmetic uses backed by clinical efficacy when working with CBD in the beauty space (Getty Images)

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Cannabis beauty: CBD is ‘an exciting area for innovation’, says expert

By Natasha Spencer

Interest in cannabis beauty continues to rise, fuelled by a tide of interesting cannabidiol (CBD) product launches and fast-evolving science, but there remain challenges ahead for brands operating in the space, an expert says.

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Trend Alert: beauty consumers are ready for immunity-boosting skin care

By Dr. Ebru Karpuzoglu

The COVID19 pandemic has had far-ranging consequences on our lives and wellness, with the most immediate impact being concerns over our overall health both physically and mentally. At the same time, wellness and skin care are converging; and as a result,...

Consumers have made a link between the singularity event of COVID-19 and planetary change; propelling sustainability concerns to the fore (Getty Images)

COVID-19 Consumer Shifts Close-Up - Part II

Beauty can expect ‘two waves’ of sustainability interest post-COVID

By Kacey Culliney

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has accelerated consumer focus on sustainability and planetary change, with a first wave of dominant interest set to splash over the next 18 months and drive sentiments mainstream by 2022, says an expert consultant.

Swathes of people worldwide are now balancing professional and personal life from the home - a significant shift in consumer trends set to last some time (Getty Images)

COVID-19 Consumer Shifts Close-Up - Part I

COVID-19 has triggered an ‘enduring focus on the home’, says expert

By Kacey Culliney

Consumers worldwide are increasingly focused on the space they call home during the COVID-19 crisis, as professional and personal lines blur with work-from-home models. And this has created an important shift in how consumers integrate beauty into their...

Consumer expectations on how beauty can fulfil wider wellness needs have risen and brands need to follow fast and effectively (Getty Images)

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Mintel: Total wellness now ‘integral’ to beauty routines

By Kacey Culliney

Beauty consumers consider holistic wellness as integral to their daily routines, particularly as stress and mental health have taken over the conversation amidst COVID-19, says the associate director of global beauty and personal care at Mintel.

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Retail expert: COVID-19 has ‘turbo-charged’ the digital beauty experience

By Kacey Culliney

The future of beauty retail will see a unified commerce approach connecting online and offline that relies on data to provide highly tailored shopper journeys, experiences and products, says Simon Hathaway, EMEA MD of retail strategy agency Outform.

Industry's push to be recognised as essential - in a broader sense inclusive of wellbeing and self-confidence - is vital moving into 2021 given upcoming regulatory change (Getty Images)

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY PART I: REFLECTING ON WHAT’S TO COME IN 2021

Cosmetics Europe chief: Industry will fight to be recognised as ‘essential’

By Kacey Culliney

The cosmetics and personal care industry must continue its fight to get products recognised as essential to consumer lives in the coming year given ‘essentiality’ governs so many strategies set to be rolled out under the European Green Deal, says the...

Products that empower consumers to transition peacefully from day to night during pandemic living will see an uptick in the coming months - think sleep prep body care and soothing hair routines (Getty Images)

Special edition: Holistic Health & Wellness – Formulating for Wellbeing and Anti-Ageing

'Twilight beauty' rituals to soar amid ‘major concern’ for wellness: WGSN

By Kacey Culliney

Post-pandemic consumers are concerned about health, immunity and wider wellness which will translate into an uptick in beauty products that offer mindful and relaxing rituals to bookend days, says the director of beauty at WGSN.

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