International skin care major Beiersdorf has reported a sales drop for the first half (H1) of 2020, with luxury brand La Prairie especially hard-hit by COVID-19 whilst its derma brands defied the crisis.
Fragrance consumers in Europe are looking for ‘fresh’ scents in their perfumes but manufacturers should go one step further; offering escapism and multi-functionality amid COVID-19 disruptions, says Mintel.
Beauty brands have the opportunity to innovate and develop do-it-yourself products as consumers are increasingly looking such products for well-being entertainment during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Independent beauty brands are fiercely nimble and highly engaged with their consumers, which has given them power to face business difficulties during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, an indie expert says.
Beauty has weathered waves of uncertainty during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and pop-up stores or curbside pick-up locations could be the key to a much-needed business boost, say two retail experts.
A compilation of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from June 2020 shows significant interest in big brand innovation, including L’Oréal’s paper tube roll out and Coty’s perfume patent, as well as high engagement on M&A news and brand ranking...
The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has accelerated and morphed consumer trends globally, with most shoppers now seeking out beauty brands and products perceived as clean, ethical and community-focused, experts say.
Consumer goods major Unilever will unify its split Anglo-Dutch legal structure into a single parent company in the UK – a move set to future-proof business, especially important during COVID-19, its CEO says.
The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has accelerated and morphed consumer trends, catapulting safety and hygiene to the fore and increasing the relevance of blockchain and biotech in beauty, says a trends expert.
The ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted life as we know it, with beauty hit especially hard and forced to reassess how it can remain relevant. But some brands have continued with product development and launches – prepared...
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UK indie brand Beauty Kitchen has launched a refillable organic hand sanitiser spray, providing an alternative to single-use plastic products it says are littering the market during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The European Organization of Cosmetic Ingredients Industries and Services (UNITIS) has called on tradeshow organisers to cancel all 2020 cosmetics events, stating a need to remain sensitive to the reality and constraints currently facing industry.
The beauty retail landscape has morphed dramatically during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, with brands forced online and cross-channel marketing more critical than ever in what will soon become the new normal, an online marketing expert says.
The European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) has called on tradeshow and conference organisers to cancel any events this year, stating industry cannot work with so many in a short space of time and that its members do not feel confident it...
The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the face of beauty business as we know it, and a dig into the financials shows some majors and categories have weathered the storm better than others.
The global luxury goods market will shrink dramatically in the face of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, with significant downgrades expected in Switzerland, Germany, Italy and France, says Euromonitor International.
UK health and beauty retailer Superdrug has reported a significant uplift in DIY hair colour kits and self-care facial masks and body creams during coronavirus lockdown, signalling continued consumer interest in looking and feeling good, it says.
Despite initial stockpiling of many fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) at the start of the coronavirus crisis, subsequent usage patterns reveal many consumers are disengaging from colour cosmetics, fragrances and styling – discretionary categories that...
The beauty maker is helping hairdressers around the world exceed the usual salon safety and sanitary measures, to keep themselves and clients safe by supplying masks, hand sanitizer gel, and new operating guidelines.
L’Oréal has announced a multi-million environmental and social protection program that aims to support vulnerable women and ecosystem preservation – priority areas as the world reels from coronavirus (COVID-19), it says.
Preservatives have long been vilified as a ‘harmful’ ingredient, but a deeper understanding of hygiene and contamination brought about by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak may well validate their usage.
International skin care major Beiersdorf has reported a sales dip for the first quarter of 2020 amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with European business and the La Prairie brand especially hard-hit.
Personal care giant Colgate-Palmolive has reported a sales surge for the first quarter of 2020, with growth particularly strong in Europe led by Germany and the UK, despite the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
A compilation of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from April 2020 shows in-depth analysis on the business, consumer and retail impacts of COVID-19 generated high interest, along with Lush’s decision to temporarily suspend its online business.
Cosmetics major Lush has started reopening shuttered stores across EMEA and Russia as coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns start to ease – a move executives say would not have been possible without the help of local governments, councils and landlords.
As the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to take its grip worldwide, many businesses have been forced online. But there are important regulations that must be adhered to when making this digital shift.
Concerns over the disinfectant quality of hydroalcoholic products made by beauty firms to plug shortages during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis are completely unfounded and have created a false controversy, says the French Cosmetics Association...
Beauty is one of the hardest-hit consumer categories in the ongoing global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but it will also likely bounce back fastest because of digital strengths, says an expert consultant.
The ongoing global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has overturned life as we know it and given rise to the longest period of consumption reappraisal in more than 20 years, which will have a lasting impact, says an expert consultant.
French cosmetics company L’Oréal reported that its sales in China have seen progressive signs of recovery since the country was hit by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, potentially signalling that the cosmetics market is headed for a quick recovery...
Procter & Gamble (P&G) has reported a sales rise for its fiscal 2020 third quarter, buoyed by home and healthcare divisions, but net sales in beauty shrank due to a poor SK-II performance linked to travel retail closures.
L’Oréal will donate personal care products and hand sanitisers to frontline hospital and retail staff in the UK and Ireland, building on its European solidarity plan amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.