Beauty tech and digital

L’Oréal named as the world’s fifth ‘megabrand’

L’Oréal named as the world’s fifth ‘megabrand’

By Lucy Whitehouse

This is according to Euromonitor International’s recent Top 100 Megabrands report, revealing the world’s leading Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) brands ranked by retail sales value in 2017.

Exploring the key drivers of the French beauty market: interview

Exploring the key drivers of the French beauty market: interview

By Lucy Whitehouse

French consumers are using fewer personal care products, so being relevant to their specific demands is becoming essential. Here, Anaïs Dupuy, Business Development Manager, Kantar Worldpanel, reveals the key drivers for beauty in France and reveals exclusive...

Aptar partners with Odore on fragrance sample distribution platform

Aptar partners with Odore on fragrance sample distribution platform

By Deanna Utroske

The internet-of-things sampling platform company announced the partnership last month—a deal that gives Aptar and its beauty dispensers business reach in the digital retail space as well as an additional service Aptar can offer existing and prospective...

Packaging winners for 2019: ADF & PCD show awards spotlight

Packaging winners for 2019: ADF & PCD show awards spotlight

By Lucy Whitehouse

This year’s ADF & PCD awards were announced last week, with the ceremony presided over by Gilles Baudin, L’Oréal and President of the FEA, Alain Béthune, a packaging expert, and Michel Dupuis of Cojemial Conseils.

Beauty and transparency: why is honesty now so essential for brands?

Beauty and transparency: why is honesty now so essential for brands?

By Lucy Whitehouse

We caught up with Kezzler, a company that offers technology to digitize individual products in the supply chain to give them a unique, secure and traceable identity, on the rising demand for transparency in the beauty industry. This Editor’s Spotlight...

Avon’s 2018: what did the beauty giant get up to?

Avon’s 2018: what did the beauty giant get up to?

By Lucy Whitehouse

From its appointment of a new CEO at the start of the year, through to its strides to push forward its business in APAC while cutting back in the US, Avon had a busy year with its efforts to boost its market share.

IFF teams up with Aryballe on digital scent technology on exhibit at CES 2019

IFF teams up with Aryballe on digital scent technology

By Deanna Utroske

Today the fragrance maker is debuting new olfaction sensor technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. International Flavors & Fragrances has worked with digital scent technology before, but the current partnership with Aryballe...

Croda invests further in skin care device maker and health tech company Cutitronics

Croda invests further in Cutitronics

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty ingredient maker announced this week that it is putting even more money into Cutitronics, a health tech company that’s developing consumer skin care devices to deliver customized product and to gather data. The companies are at work on a devise...

What is the EU Safety Gate, and how does it affect beauty?

Guest article

What is the EU Safety Gate, and how does it affect beauty?

By Tjaša Grum, CE.way Regulatory Consultants

In this guest article, we get an expert overview on the EU Safety Gate, which is the market’s rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products. What is it, how does it work, and what does it mean for the beauty supply chain?

ADF&PCD Paris set for later this month

ADF&PCD Paris set for later this month

By Lucy Whitehouse

This year sees the annual beauty packaging show ADF&PCD enjoy its crystal anniversary, set to cover two new special features: the latest sustainable packaging in an “Eco-Tour”, and the sourcing of signature French products at its dedicated “Made...

The Cosmetics Design beauty and personal care industry trends for 2019

The Cosmetics Design 2019 Trends Video

The Cosmetics Design beauty and personal care industry trends for 2019

By Simon Pitman

During 2018 the Cosmetics Design team has had its eye on the big trends in an effort to determine what is going to be driving the industry in 2019. In this video we have combined our know-how to bring you a total of 20 trends to look out for in the Americas,...

Are beauty consumers growing tired of social media?

From The Editor's Desk

Are beauty consumers tiring of social media?

By Simon Pitman

If a new report from TABS is anything to go by beauty consumers are losing interest in social media as a go-to for purchasing decisions. Here we take a closer at the data and try to find out what is next.

L’Oréal’s 2018 beauty round-up

L’Oréal’s 2018 beauty round-up

By Lucy Whitehouse

From its acquisition of major German naturals pioneer Logocos Naturkosmetik AG to its 60 year anniversary in Canada, L’Oréal has made strides in 2018 to maintain its position as industry leader. We take a look at some of the company’s key strategic moves...

Symrise freshens up its online image

Symrise freshens up its online image

By Simon Pitman

Germany based ingredients and fragrance provider Symrise has freshened up its portal to the world with a complete redesign and relaunch of its website.

Essential brand innovation update: November

Essential brand innovation update: November

By Lucy Whitehouse

From L'Oréal's new recruitment chatbot to a new app in France that aims to tackle ingredient safety and transparency, we take a look at the latest innovations that have hit the market in November.

Henkel launches app for point of sale: Choicify

Henkel launches app for point of sale: Choicify

By Lucy Whitehouse

Henkel, parent company of hair care player Schwarzkopf, has announced the launch of new app designed to assist consumers when looking to find the right hair colour shade for them.

Is BlowLTD the UK’s major beauty disruptor?

Is BlowLTD the UK’s major beauty disruptor?

By Lucy Whitehouse

We take a look at blow LTD - the UK’s leading on-demand beauty app – which has been singled out by Jane Henderson, Global President of Beauty and Personal Care Mintel, as one of the UK’s leading beauty disruptors.

Bulldog founder’s 2019 predictions for male grooming

Bulldog founder’s 2019 predictions for male grooming

By Lucy Whitehouse

Bulldog Skincare is one of the fastest growing men’s skincare brands in the UK, and here, its founder reveals their top picks for male grooming predictions for 2019: from vegan claims to diversity.