Use of blue biotechnology in beauty continues to gain ground, but the concept remains complex for consumers and needs to be better defined before it reaches its true potential, say scientific and innovation specialists.
Microbiome beauty brand Gallinée has launched at-home skin health test kits in partnership with biotech specialist Sequential Skin that analyse bacterial diversity of a consumer's skin, enabling personalised routine recommendations.
Big Brand Talks – In Conversation with Today’s Beauty Leaders
The beauty industry is at the start of a truly exciting era where Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes integrated into consumer lives, presenting huge scientific and product innovation opportunities ahead, says the global VP of science and tech and Unilever.
Beauty brands and retailers must invest in continuous relationship building with consumers via personalised, algorithmically orchestrated digital experiences across every step of the shopper journey, says the CEO of Finnish tech firm Revieve.
International personal care major Colgate-Palmolive is heavily invested in the digitisation of its business, building out augmented factories, clean data rooms and digital shelf innovation to drive growth globally.
Understanding how consumers source information and techniques to reach targeted demographics is paramount to launching effective branding and marketing strategies in the cosmetics and personal beauty care spaces in 2023, according to Anna Mayo, Vice President...
The metaverse will provide an advanced means to engage and educate consumers, offer diagnosis and virtual interventions, and build data to drive stronger research in the cosmetic dermatology field, say researchers.
The firm behind the artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) features adopted by Japan’s Shiseido and a raft of Indian retailers says personalised experiences are key to give brands and physical stores the edge in an ultra-competitive marketplace.
Human health was the central focus at this year’s CES tradeshow, with swathes of medical tech innovators focused on pain relief, nutrition, sleep and hormones – all of which could ultimately lead to beauty, but only indirectly, says a tech expert.
As beauty continues its shift away from animal-based ingredients to plant-based, it’s going to be worthwhile diving much deeper into biotechnology for more sustainable, sophisticated, efficient and innovative formulas, says the CEO of US biology startup...
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from January 2023 shows interest in expert insight on upcoming regulatory change, beauty tech launches, skin microbiome and botanicals science, and future consumer trends.
A report published by personalised nutrition (PN) experts at Qina emphasises that the opportunity for using PN with female technology (femtech) to address health conditions is vast, following an increased awareness of gender-specific health conditions...
Sephora pulled influencer lines from its shelves, Forma Brands filed for bankruptcy, and a slew of celeb beauty brands have faced increased consumer criticism. Is the ‘star power’-based business model failing? And if so, why?
A flurry of patents were filed in 2022 from industry heavyweights, including L’Oréal, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive and Shiseido. Here, CosmeticsDesign-Europe rounds up our coverage of the year’s patent-worthy innovations.
Introducing digital product passports will be a strong move in tackling greenwashing in various industries, including cosmetics, but will also open up plenty of opportunities to differentiate and engage with consumers, says a digital expert.
The skin microbiome remains a highly competitive and innovative field, and advances in technology to better map microorganisms of groups and individuals is going to fast shape the category moving forward, says the CEO of a specialised venture capital...
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from October 2022 shows interest in why beauty ‘tweakments’ could be cause for concern, Unilever’s big breakthrough plans in deodorants and an expert brainstorm on the future of beauty tech.
Unilever-owned Dove has unveiled a global campaign designed to drive diversity in virtual beauty, collaborating with game developers and a gaming charity to catalyse change and improve female representation in the gaming world.
Building communities and taking a ‘virtual first’ approach will be key to future success in the beauty metaverse, but brands will also need to play outside that space to engage other consumers looking to embrace tech, say industry experts.
Highly personalised beauty continues to soar and advances in specific digital technologies will empower and inform innovators, offering significant promise in areas like consumer wellness and mental health, says an expert.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from September 2022 shows interest in L’Oréal’s thinking on the potential for live bacteria when targeting the skin microbiome, consumer perceptions around skin glow, big brands brainstorming the future...
Non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers are rising in popularity, but practitioners and the wider beauty industry must be aware of the long-term impacts to body image these can create on a societal level, say researchers.
Getting your skin analysed from static selfies is set to become a thing of the past as beauty tech firms move to develop new technology to analyse skin and even hair with videos taken with your smartphone.
South Korean beauty major Amorepacific has developed highly personalised bath bombs by measuring consumers’ real-time emotional responses to fragrances and colour, designing formulas with algorithms to match individual moods.
Human skin microbiology specialist Labskin has developed a pigmented skin model in partnership with Bradford University that it says represents a breakthrough for cosmetics and health research and could even lead to new discoveries.
International beauty major Shiseido has advanced scientific understanding on facial sagging via digital research tools and experiments, defining ring collagen as central to face skin morphology and detailing how to reconstruct this network as people aged.
Beauty tech investments have largely focused on digital and e-commerce, but consumers are looking for technology in-store as well to improve the overall shopping experience, providing significant opportunity for brands and retailers, according to Mintel.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from August 2022 shows interest in why consumers take collagen supplements, Colgate-Palmolive’s patent on an AI oral health care device, WGSN research on consumer thinking around preservatives, and...
Technology in beauty is continuing its meteoric rise at supersonic pace, but as consumers look for more innovative and immersive stories, stores, tools and apps, how can beauty stay smart in this space?
Special Edition: BEAUTY 4.0 – THE MAKING OF DIGITAL, TECH-LED CATEGORY
The influencer evolution race is on, with computer-generated alternatives fiercely engaging and exciting audiences within the blurred realms of reality and digital. And there's great promise, as consumers start to dismiss traditional influencer models,...