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6 beauty brands innovating in niche categories

6 beauty brands innovating in niche categories

By Kirsty Doolan

Beyond the mainstream, a spectrum of specialised niches is flourishing. From taboo beauty to ‘ugly’ beauty, we've rounded up 6 brands that have been innovating in niche beauty categories...

What are the new and unexplored categories in beauty?

What are the new and unexplored categories in beauty?

By Kirsty Doolan

Find out by signing up for our free ‘New frontiers: niche opportunities in beauty webinar’ and get exclusive insights from leading industry experts from the comfort of your desk or armchair.

11 packaging innovations seen at MakeUp in Paris

11 packaging innovations seen at MakeUp in Paris

By Kirsty Doolan

Every year the MakeUp in Paris trade show celebrates the cutting-edge industry developments seen among exhibitors through its Innovation & Trend (IT) Awards. This year, we've put a focus on the latest packaging innovations seen at the show......

The ingredient is now so in demand that the business has had to quickly ramp up production while also scaling the process to reach commercial volumes

Start the week with a startup: Cellugy

By Kirsty Doolan

Every fortnight we talk to a beauty and personal care industry startup about why it exists and how it plans to change the industry.

IsaDora's marketing director said she hoped the new look would help the brand

Behind IsaDora’s winning rebrand

By Kirsty Doolan

Swedish heritage colour cosmetics brand IsaDora overhauled its image and has since seen its ‘consumer perception of value’ jump up from 16% to 50%.

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Results from UN INC-4 negotiations on a global plastics treaty

By Cassandra Stern

The fourth session of the UN Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee advanced the draft text for a global treaty on plastic pollution, emphasizing sustainable packaging and waste management, critical for cosmetics and personal care manufacturers.

In June, the brand will donate 10% of sales from its new Lottie London x Outer Banks Endless Summer Collection – created in collaboration with the Netflix show – to Toiletries Amnesty

Lottie London campaigns to fight ‘hygiene poverty’

By Kirsty Doolan

In a bid to build more awareness that a growing number of people don’t have access to personal care products, cosmetics brand Lottie London has partnered with Toiletries Amnesty – an organisation working to end hygiene poverty and divert beauty industry...

The LUSH Prize Winner Q&A 2024 © Andrii Koval Getty Images

Q&A: CDU interviews Lush Prize 2024 winner Emily R. Trunnell, Ph.D.

By Cassandra Stern

PETA's Dr. Emily Trunnell shares her thoughts on winning the prestigious Lush Prize, the impact of animal methods bias in scientific research, and the advancements and future potential of non-animal testing methods in cosmetics and other industries....

Beauty NPD roundup: May

Beauty NPD roundup: May

By Kirsty Doolan

10 new beauty and personal care product launches to know about…

Cosmetify's global research has revealed each country's 'favourite' beauty brand by online search count

New research reveals Europe’s most-searched beauty brands

By Kirsty Doolan

In-depth data from one ecommerce retailer has revealed Europe’s favourite beauty brands based on online searches, as well as the world’s most popular brands based on searches and social media popularity…

The business creates sustainable ingredients using forest industry side streams, such as birch bark

Start the week with a Startup: Innomost

By Kirsty Doolan

Every fortnight we talk to a gamechanger startup about why it exists and how it plans to change the beauty and personal care industry…

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NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2024: Special Events, Staples & Highlights

By Cassandra Stern

In addition to a diverse offering of educational sessions and an engaging array of exhibitors across the show floor, this year’s NYSCC Suppliers’ Day conference will offer several special events, show staples, and activities to supplement attendees'...

Founder of Trend Sourcing agency Pascale Brousse and formulations expert and co-founder of Horée Cosmetiques Laurence Caisey shared insights on what caught their eye at this year’s show and why they thought this was important…

A trend-hunter’s take on future beauty trends

By Kirsty Doolan

What were some of the key themes driving innovation at In-Cosmetics Global in 2024? We asked two seasoned trends experts to find out what captured their attention at the show…

The ever-growing mountain of environmental regulation changes have presented a big challenge for the cosmetics industry (Image: Getty)

Navigating environmental regulations for cosmetics

By Kirsty Doolan

As more beauty and personal care companies make the transition to become greener, sustainability has been a key theme at this year’s InCosmetics Global show. We asked the experts how companies can facilitate this transition, wherever they are in their...

Ecovia Intelligence's research shows the two accreditation categories with the highest adoption rates are 'natural and organic' and 'lower environmental impact'

What’s next for ethical cosmetics accreditations?

By Kirsty Doolan

As consumers place more demand on beauty and personal care brands to meet their ethical expectations, we spoke to an expert about the evolution of schemes that are designed to prove this commitment…

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7 sun care NPD trends to watch

By Kirsty Doolan

What’s trending in sun care? The founder of Ultrasun UK shares expert insights on new product development and trends in this increasingly popular category…

The move increases Clariant’s exposure to the active and functional cosmetic ingredients market

Clariant acquires Lucas Meyer Cosmetics

By Kirsty Doolan

Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant has acquired Canadian cosmetics and personal care ingredients business Lucas Meyer Cosmetics from International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) for $810m (€767m).

Lettice shared that in 20 years' time she expects the period care landscape to look dramatically different to that of today

Behind Mooncup’s launch into Asda

By Kirsty Doolan

We spoke to sustainable period care brand Mooncup about its new retail partnership with Asda, disrupting the period care market, and whether women will still use tampons and pads in 20 years time…

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