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Beauty tech 2022 trends from Mintel include metaverse, NFTs, blockchain and device innovation

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The future of beauty tech? The metaverse, NFTs and blockchain, says Mintel

By Kacey Culliney

Beauty tech is developing at a fast pace and there are plentiful opportunities for brands to play into this space, from smart consumer devices to metaverse engagement and blockchain for traceability, says Andrew McDougall, director of BPC at Mintel.

NutraCast: “biological age” vs. chronological age

NutraCast: “biological age” vs. chronological age

By Danielle Masterson

We all know our age. But how old does our body think it is? One test looks at “biological age” vs. chronological age and Terrain Health is just one of a dozen approved companies in the nation offering a biomarker-based evaluation called Agebio, a test...

Beauty tools 2021 should work in combination with topicals, says design expert in CosmeticsDesign-Europe Beauty 4.0 Podcast

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Tools + topicals is where the ‘real innovation lies’ in beauty - designer

By Kacey Culliney

Combining beauty tools with topicals for enhanced efficacy and improved usability is a gap in the market with plenty of promise that brands haven’t quite found yet, says Jo Barnard, founder and creative director of Morrama.

Skin care needs digital tools to inform and engage consumers online says Skin Match Technology

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Skin care 4.0: 'Transparency' and 'inclusivity' must be the digital future

By Kacey Culliney

Advancing digital tools that help men and women select suitable skin care products is a huge opportunity and brands should be doing everything to be as transparent and informative as possible, says Estella Benz, founder of Skin Match Technology.

Beauty apps must reconsider design and plug consumer skin care needs says What's In My Jar founder

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Mobile momentum? Beauty apps that ‘fail to create value’ will fail to succeed

By Kacey Culliney

Beauty apps have fast become the go-to tool for mass consumers looking to better understand products and routines, but industry has made some obvious design mistakes and needs to re-shift thinking to grow long-term engagement, says Maria Semykoz, co-founder...

Beauty 4.0 Podcast by CosmeticsDesign-Europe speaks to Outform on beauty retail, AR, e-commerce and more

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Retail expert: COVID-19 has ‘turbo-charged’ the digital beauty experience

By Kacey Culliney

The future of beauty retail will see a unified commerce approach connecting online and offline that relies on data to provide highly tailored shopper journeys, experiences and products, says Simon Hathaway, EMEA MD of retail strategy agency Outform.

Mibelle Biochemistry unveils anti-ageing snow algae extract

Mibelle Biochemistry unveils anti-ageing snow algae extract

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

An extract of snow algae can protect the skin against environmental stress factors and improve the barrier function and has been developed by Mibelle Biochemistry. Here, Dr Fred Zülli gives Cosmetics Design an exclusive insight.

Merck launches new skin care actives

Merck launches new skin care actives

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Ingredients supplier Merck has launched new cosmetics actives and invited CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com down to give us an exclusive insight on the skin care ingredients.

Genomics fires Microbiota 2011 to new heights

Dispatches from Microbiota 2011

Genomics fires Microbiota 2011 to new heights

By Shane Starling in Paris

Mapping the microbiome and the increasing sophistication of gene sequencing and analysis have in just a few years completely changed the research landscape for microbiota, and looks set to answer many to-date unresolved ‘mechanism of action’ questions.

Bedroom to boardroom: Wingman reflects on breakthrough year

Bedroom to boardroom: Wingman reflects on breakthrough year

By Andrew McDougall

From an idea that was developed in a university dorm room and initially marketed at student clubs, Wingman has flown to new heights in its first year, achieving national success and gaining external investment.

GreenPalm issues sustainable palm oil production plea

GreenPalm issues sustainable palm oil production plea

By Andrew McDougall

At the recent in-cosmetics show in Milan, CosmeticsDesign caught up with Bob Norman of GreenPalm to discuss the need for cosmetic companies to support the sustainable production of palm oil.

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

By Shane Starling

Naturex will expand again in 2011 with several “€5-20m” targets, 1.5 years after completing the €110m integration of Spanish supplier Natraceutical that made the French botanical extracts supplier the biggest in the world.

MWV keeps costs down as raw materials prices increase

MWV keeps costs down as raw materials prices increase

By Katie Bird

As polypropylene prices are close to hitting all time highs, CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com spoke to packaging supplier MWV’s Barcelona plant manager Angel Fernandez-Carbonell about how the plant is keeping its costs and environmental footprint down.

Lifting the lid on the point of sale display category

Lifting the lid on the point of sale display category

By Simon Pitman

The market for point of sale display materials is a surprisingly vibrant category that faces the same challenges as any packaging cosmetics packaging company, explains Olivier Zoccheddu, from the company EZY PLV (Global Concept PLV).

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