Beauty tech and digital

The next five years will see plenty of change in beauty tech - a fast-evolving space with significant opportunities gaining momentum worldwide [Getty Images]

Beauty 4.0 forecast: 7 trends to watch in beauty tech before 2027

By Lynda Searby

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.

The democratisation of injectables in beauty has seen huge focus on the role of practitioners, but little focus on the lasting impact these procedures have on body image and ideals in society [Getty Images]

Why beauty ‘tweakments’ could be a cause for concern – Review

By Kacey Culliney

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.

As the digital world continues to evolve, so too do opportunities in working with virtual influencers and computer-generated humans [Getty Images]

Special Edition: BEAUTY 4.0 – THE MAKING OF DIGITAL, TECH-LED CATEGORY

A virtual influencer future? This is a ‘super innovative space’, says WGSN

By Kacey Culliney

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,...

Everyone is talking about the metaverse, but what should beauty brands and retailers be thinking about? [Getty Images]

The Long Read: Everything beauty needs to consider in the Metaverse

The beauty metaverse: ‘We are at the beginning of something that is huge’

By Lynda Searby

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.

Image credit: Clinique

Clinique to launch its first make-up NFT

By Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

US beauty manufacturer Clinique has partnered with content and software company Daz 3D to develop and release its first make-up non-fungible token (NFT) campaign.