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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…

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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…

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).

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…

The next Bologna show will return between 20 - 23 March in 2025

The Cosmoprof and Cosmopack Award winners

By Kirsty Doolan

The 55th edition of international beauty trade show Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna has just closed. According to the organiser, this year’s show attracted 248,500 visitors from 150 countries.

The prestigious new collection has launched into London's Heathrow Terminal 4 as part of the brand's expansion plans

UAE’s Ajmal Group expands into UK travel-retail

By Kirsty Doolan

Luxury Dubai-based fragrance company Ajmal Group has chosen the UK travel-retail market to launch its new collection. The CEO shared more about the move; how the UAE fragrance consumer differs to the European one; and how he has worked with leading perfumers...

Sterland said that Weleda is aiming to find packaging that can preserve its products without causing any damage to the planet

Circularity in the beauty industry: Q&A with MD at Weleda UK

By Kirsty Doolan

With a barrage of new regulations and consumer pressure, sustainability and circularity have never been so important for the industry. We spoke to Weleda about its regenerative model and how other companies can become more circular.

Wild has chosen to launch its new hair care range exclusively with the UK supermarket chain

The compostable & refillable brand Tesco is betting on

By Kirsty Doolan

Disruptive UK-based personal care brand Wild has just launched standalone bays at Tesco stores and debuted its move into hair care with the retailer. We spoke to the brand to find out more…

Soeder hopes that its practices can showcase how other beauty and personal care brands can start to establish fully circular processes

Start the week with a startup: Soeder

By Kirsty Doolan

Every fortnight we talk to a game-changer startup brand about why it exists and how it plans to change the industry. This week we spoke to founders of the personal care brand Soeder, Hanna and Johan Olzon Åkerström, about its circular business model,...

Cox said the company's future goals revolve around developing new sustainable and zero-waste packaging and ecosystems for clients, and swapping as many ingredients as possible with sustainable upcycled counterparts (Image: Getty)

Start the week with a startup: Genie Supply

By Kirsty Doolan

Every fortnight we talk to a game-changer startup business about why it exists and how it plans to transform the industry. This week we spoke to CEO of Genie Supply, Megan Cox, about how her private label business model could be the future of beauty product...

Beauty Forward 2024 Europe speakers…

Meet the Beauty Forward 2024 Europe speakers…

By Kirsty Doolan

On Tuesday 30th January at 2.30pm (GMT)/3.30pm (CET), we will air a two-hour broadcast dedicated to uncovering the mindset and values of the ‘next generation consumer’. As we unveil beauty industry trends for 2024 and beyond, we’ll put a special focus...

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The EMEA beauty events you won’t want to miss

By Kirsty Doolan

Going to trade shows is an essential way to keep up with industry trends, launches and developments. Scroll through our gallery of the key cosmetics events and conferences in the EMEA region in 2024…

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8 plant-based packaging innovations

By Kirsty Doolan

As changing regulations propel beauty brands to find new packaging solutions, bio-based packaging can be an option. Here’s a round-up of some of the latest plant-based packaging innovations…

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Designing and branding synthesised ‘natural’ beauty products

By Kirsty Doolan

When a cosmetic or personal care product has been created with a biopharmed ‘plant-based’ ingredient rather than one from nature, should traditional design codes for ‘natural’ or ‘clean’ beauty go out of the window? Where do you start with designing and...

More businesses may face accusations of 'greenwashing' as we head into 2024 (Image:Getty)

How can you avoid ‘greenwashing’ accusations?

By Kirsty Doolan

As 2024 dawns among a flurry of new EU regulations designed to make our industry more sustainable, it’s clear that the topic of how to avoid greenwashing claims should be top of every business agenda.

Beauty and personal care products that appeal to one or more of the senses are a guaranteed way to differentiate a brand or product

Seeing sense: innovating in sensory beauty

By Kirsty Doolan

The focus on textures and new experiences in beauty products, often driven by TikTok, shows no signs of waning popularity. What’s new in this rising trend?

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