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Beards are a growing market in men’s grooming

Beards are a growing market in men’s grooming

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Last year the trend of facial hair seemed to take off and the beard is a ubiquitous sight on any busy high street across Europe and the US; and rather than hurting the men’s grooming sector, there is an opportunity for brands to target and capitalise...

Does the cosmetics world know it’s Christmas time again?

Does the cosmetics world know it’s Christmas time again?

By Simon Pitman

Christmas and the holiday season can often seem like a license for the creatives in the cosmetics industry to let rip. And some of the launches highlighted in this special gallery from Mintel are certainly evidence of that.

Influenced by nature – natural ingredients in use today

Influenced by nature – natural ingredients in use today

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Natural skin care goes back thousands of years to when the Ancient Egyptians used treatments for a variety of skin conditions and with the category still being popular today, we take a look at some of the more popular naturally-derived ingredients and...

Sustainable Beauty Awards 2014 Winners

Sustainable Beauty Awards 2014 Winners

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Organic Monitor has announced the winners of its 2014 Sustainable Beauty Awards, giving recognition to organisations pushing the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry. Here we take a look at the victors as they collect their prizes.

What’s next from Japan?

The latest product innovations in Japan..

What’s next from Japan?

By Michelle Yeomans

Asia accounts for over 35% of the global natural and organic personal care market, and Japan is one of the major driving forces thanks to a change in consumption attitude. 

in-cosmetics Brasil 2014, in photos

in-cosmetics Brasil 2014, in photos

By Simon Pitman

As the first ever in-cosmetics event in Latin America opened its doors in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday, the Cosmetics Design was there to capture the moment, bringing you some of the highlights in this photo gallery.

Top ten emerging beauty industry brands set for bigger things

Top ten emerging beauty industry brands set for bigger things

By Simon Pitman

With the global economy now showing clear signs of picking up merger and acquisition activity has followed suit this year, which is putting the spotlight on some of the more interesting and innovative emerging brands.

Mintel: a gallery of hair care innovations

Mintel: a gallery of hair care innovations

By Michelle Yeomans

According to Mintel, there are many opportunities to drive sales in the mature shampoo/conditioner market, from more beauty-enhancing/functional men's shampoos to products featuring positive and aspirational benefits for older women. 

The power of Instagram – Beauty Top 10

The power of Instagram – Beauty Top 10

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Instagram is a growing social media force and its photo-sharing appeal seems like a great fit for beauty brands as it is visual, connects with the consumer, takes advantage of the power of the hashtag, and lets people see behind the scenes of some of...

Datamonitor Top 10 Future Beauty Concepts

The Future of Beauty Innovation: Top 10 Concepts

By Imogen Matthews

Predicting the future is often pure guesswork. Should we look at the past to guess what happens next? Or is what’s happening around us a better predictor for future trends?

Mintel: a gallery of EU colour cosmetic innovations

Mintel: a gallery of EU colour cosmetic innovations

By Michelle Yeomans

According to market researcher Mintel, consumers are continually looking for ways to save time and growth opportunities for colour cosmetics products lie in creating products which are quicker and easier to use to appeal to modern women.

in-cosmetics Hamburg 2014, in pictures

in-cosmetics Hamburg 2014, in pictures

By Simon Pitman

The in-cosmetics event opened its doors in Hamburg on April 1st, with a packed conference programme, a plethora of new product launches in the innovation zone and special country focus on Brazil that put the spotlight on the countries cosmetics industry,...

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