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?
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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,...
Scientists from the world’s largest beauty firms have tested new approach methodologies (NAMs) to assess skin sensitisation on several new cosmetic-relevant substances, demonstrating promise but highlighting hurdles industry still needs to overcome.
Getting the stamp of approval from TikTok can generate a lot of success for beauty brands, but one insider cautions companies not to fall into the trap of letting TikTok dictate their product development.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from July 2022 shows interest in Unilever’s take on the skin microbiome, WGSN’s trend predictions for skinimalism, L’Oréal’s AR makeup app and the future of the beauty metaverse.
The lucrative potential of virtual beauty products, the complexities of crypto transactions and the sustainable and social challenges surrounding the metaverse must be front of mind as innovation in this fragmented space evolves, say industry experts.
International beauty major L'Oréal has developed a digital makeup software offering virtual cosmetics and makeup artist recommendations for highly personalised augmented reality (AR) ‘looks’ to be used across online video streaming services and image...
Beauty tech is a fascinating and innovative space spurring a wealth of innovation across products, tools and services, and there’s plenty to watch in smart personalisation, self-expression and immersive platforms.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from June 2022 shows interest in Colgate-Palmolive’s strategy to continue premium oral care innovation, scientific findings on sugar beet to balance skin microbiota and big-brand patents from Unilever...
Beauty brands are being tipped to join the non-fungible token (NFT) bandwagon to forge closer bonds with their most loyal customers, something that is becoming increasingly difficult to do today, according to a Web 3 expert.
International beauty major Coty has developed a system that enables dynamic and more representative digital colour adjustments for virtual makeup try-ons, either via video stream or augmented reality (AR).
The beauty industry has waded through a tough two years but come out stronger and more resilient as it edges deeper into a very different consumer landscape, says the executive editor of market insights firm Beautystreams.
A home-based radiofrequency (RF) beauty device was found to be a safe and effective solution for skin rejuvenation, and could be more effective than commercially-available anti-ageing cosmetics, according to a new study.
The next two years will see a range of beauty cohorts take centre stage – lazy skinimalists, beautyversals, protopians and universals – carrying with them an increased focus on self-care, the environment and diversity, says a WGSN exec.
As beauty edges deeper into a post-pandemic world, brands and retailers must understand the heightened awareness of interdependence, yearning for community and mainstream rejection of ‘normal’ set to shape consumer thinking in years to come, says a WGSN...
Products, categories and concepts that instil a sense of positivity and joy will hold a critical place in the future of beauty as consumers crave deeper, more meaningful engagement with the category, says Beautystreams.
Beauty tech is developing at a fast pace and there are plentiful opportunities for brands to play into this space, from smart consumer devices to metaverse engagement and blockchain for traceability, says Andrew McDougall, director of BPC at Mintel.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from April 2022 shows interest in a regulatory overview of natural and organic standards in cosmetics, the biggest beauty trends spotted at in-Cosmetics Global in Paris and L’Oréal’s patent on acne...
Unilever’s prestige brand Living Proof and Finnish tech firm Revieve have co-developed an AI hair care advisor tool designed to offer consumers extensive and personalised insight on the science behind their hair.
Fragrance innovation continues to push boundaries as expectations rise around sustainability and functionality, and there’s fresh focus on mood-boosting and digital engagement within the category, according to one expert.
International beauty major L’Oréal has developed a method to localise and identify different types of acne using a deep-learning image processing digital system that can be linked to e-commerce product and service recommendations.
Beauty has plenty of opportunities to employ cutting-edge technologies to improve consumer services and supply chains, but these innovations can also simplify very large data sets and manage complexities across businesses, says the marketing head of L’Oréal...