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Clara uses a mix of the brand's proprietary data, its pre-defined customer care questions and answers, its Clarins beauty coaches’ product training content, as well as content from its website

Clarins trials AI customer care bot

By Kirsty Doolan

The French heritage brand is the first prestige beauty company to do so and its CEO called it a "significant milestone".

The beauty aesthetics space is becoming much more holistic in its approach (Image: Getty)

How boundaries are blurring between tweakments and cosmetics

By Kirsty Doolan

As the beauty industry continues to grow, where can it go next? One potential avenue is more crossover with the ‘professional beauty’ salon/spa industry and aesthetics treatments space. We explore what this means for the cosmetics industry as we know...

The investment is part of the retailer’s focus on an O+O (Online + Offline) strategy

Superdrug: opening 25 brick-and-mortar stores in 2024

By Kirsty Doolan

The UK-based health and beauty retailer is massively investing in bricks and mortar and will have opened 25 new stores by the end of 2024 – as it celebrates its 60th year on the British high street.

The viral brand is launching several initiatives to kickstart Skin Barrier Awareness Month, starting by opening a clinical testing lab at its Glasgow HQ

Byoma: targeting the Gen A consumers “breaking” their skin barriers

By Kirsty Doolan


According to the viral-on-TikTok skin care brand Byoma, the Generation Alpha skin care boom – AKA the ‘Sephora Kids’ – has become an “epidemic” due to “lack of education resulting in mis-purchasing products”. Here's how the brand plans to...

General manager of the Indian market Mayur Kapse said the new creative centre will

Eurofragrance steps up Indian expansion

By Kirsty Doolan

The multinational fragrance house saw strong sales for 2023 in all markets and has unveiled plans to reinforce its position in India’s fast-growing fragrance market.

Beauty NPD roundup: May

Beauty NPD roundup: May

By Kirsty Doolan

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

Mintel's analysts revealed the beauty trends they are watching right now

What’s hot and what’s not in beauty right now?

By Kirsty Doolan

We caught up with two Mintel beauty and personal care analysts to discover what trends they are monitoring right now. Watch the video or read the summary below to find out what they had to say…

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…

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…

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).

Neurocosmetics is a growing trend as more beauty consumers demand products that make them feel good as well as look good (Image: Getty)

4 new neuro-cosmetic ingredient innovations

By Kirsty Doolan

Ingredients based around the mind-skin connection are big news at the InCosmetics Global show this year. Here are four new innovations that have just launched.

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