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Grooming products designed for men are becoming increasingly sophisticated (Image: Getty)

Is men’s grooming still a lucrative market?

By Bronwyn Hardy

According to market insights company Statista, by 2028, the global male grooming market is estimated to be worth about $115bn (US dollars) – up from nearly $80bn in 2022.

SLS is widely used in shampoos and soaps for its cleansing and foaming properties  (Image: Getty)

Exploring EU regulations: SLS in cosmetics

By Kirsty Doolan

As the final story in our three-part series about regulations for the most misunderstood cosmetics and personal care ingredients, we focus on sodium lauryl sulfate, known as SLS. We explore why this ingredient was in the spotlight, and speak to regulatory...

Beauty Forward 2024: Meet the US Discussion Panel

Beauty Forward 2024: Meet the US Discussion Panel

By Cassandra Stern

Our CosmeticsDesign North America panel will discuss the profile of the next generation of US beauty consumers and includes the VP of Beauty Thought Leadership from NIQ, Head of Global Supply Chain Resources for the Independent Business Association, CEO...

Skin redness or erythema is a common side effect of the skin condition rosacea (Image:Getty)

3 breakthroughs that could treat skin redness

By Kirsty Doolan

Skin erythema – AKA skin redness or skin flushing – is a common complaint from people who suffer from rosacea and acne among other skin conditions, but can also be caused by sun exposure and allergies. We’ve rounded up three recent innovations in this...

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Kaffe Bueno prepares for growth with new funding from Borregaard

By Kirsty Doolan

Danish biosciences company Kaffe Bueno, which works with coffee by-products, has secured €6.2m in a series A funding round led by Norwegian biomass refining and eco-friendly biochemicals company, Borregaard, to help grow the business.

Beauty Forward 2024 Europe speakers…

Meet the Beauty Forward 2024 Europe speakers…

By Kirsty Doolan

On Tuesday 30th January at 2.30pm (GMT)/3.30pm (CET), we will air a two-hour broadcast dedicated to uncovering the mindset and values of the ‘next generation consumer’. As we unveil beauty industry trends for 2024 and beyond, we’ll put a special focus...

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The EMEA beauty events you won’t want to miss

By Kirsty Doolan

Going to trade shows is an essential way to keep up with industry trends, launches and developments. Scroll through our gallery of the key cosmetics events and conferences in the EMEA region in 2024…

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8 plant-based packaging innovations

By Kirsty Doolan

As changing regulations propel beauty brands to find new packaging solutions, bio-based packaging can be an option. Here’s a round-up of some of the latest plant-based packaging innovations…

Startup: Precision Skin: personalised skin care

Start the week with a startup: Precision Skin

By Kirsty Doolan

Every fortnight we talk to a game-changer startup about why it exists and how it plans to transform the industry. This week we spoke to founder and MD of Precision Skin, Dr Theodora Mantzourani, about its business model, how its disrupting the industry,...

In Europe, mineral oil is tightly regulated for use in cosmetics (Image: Getty)

Exploring EU regulations: Mineral oil in cosmetics

By Kirsty Doolan

As the second story in our three-part series about regulations for the most misunderstood cosmetic and personal care ingredients, we spoke to regulatory consultant at regulations and testing company CE.Way, Taja Plut, about the current scientific understanding...

Use of plant milking technology is set to be a big trend for the cosmetics industry this year (Image: Clariant)

What you need to know about plant milking for cosmetic ingredients

By Plant milking: what you need to know

Plant milking was pioneered over 15 years ago by French biotech company Plant Advanced Technologies and it’s back on the agenda this year, as the pressure is on to find more sustainable ways to work with plant-based beauty ingredients.

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Designing and branding synthesised ‘natural’ beauty products

By Kirsty Doolan

When a cosmetic or personal care product has been created with a biopharmed ‘plant-based’ ingredient rather than one from nature, should traditional design codes for ‘natural’ or ‘clean’ beauty go out of the window? Where do you start with designing and...

Givaudan said PrimalHyal™ 50 Life has “totally reinvented the production method for low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid”

Givaudan reveals precision fermentation hyaluronic acid breakthrough

By Kirsty Doolan

The Swiss manufacturer said it has completely “reinvented its fermentation process for low molecular weight hyaluronic acid” for a more sustainable and affordable product. Plus, it revealed that more ingredients around precision fermentation and the reinvention...

Goodman advised businesses to choose a sustainability accreditation that has a third-party audit for extra transparency (Image Getty)

How to choose a sustainability accreditation

By Kirsty Doolan

As more cosmetics businesses strive to become greener, achieving a sustainability certification can be a great way to differentiate your business and show your customers that you’re an ethical company that prioritises their eco concerns.

It's been a regulations-packed year for the cosmetics and personal care industry (Image: Getty)

Cosmetic regulations round-up: 2023

By Kirsty Doolan

From PPWR to MoCRA, EPR and deforestation laws, it’s been a regulations-heavy time for the cosmetics industry across the globe. We recap some of the most important regulatory updates in 2023 for companies that sell in the EU, UK and beyond...

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From the experts: 2024 Beauty Trend Forecasts

By Cassandra Stern

In this Q&A, we interviewed Eleonora Mazzilli, Trend Localization & Business Development Director, North America at insights platform BEAUTYSTREAMS; Rohan Widdison, CEO of cosmetics manufacturer New Laboratories; Monica Ademino, Executive Director,...

Certifications like B Corp can be helpful to assess the impact of a business, as well as showcase ESG credentials to potential customers or employees

Should your business get B Corp-certified?

By Kirsty Doolan

With a spotlight being shone on all aspects of environmental, social and governance (ESG), being awarded certifications from a body such as B Corp can help prove your credentials to potential customers and likeminded businesses. We spoke to some brands...

More businesses may face accusations of 'greenwashing' as we head into 2024 (Image:Getty)

How can you avoid ‘greenwashing’ accusations?

By Kirsty Doolan

As 2024 dawns among a flurry of new EU regulations designed to make our industry more sustainable, it’s clear that the topic of how to avoid greenwashing claims should be top of every business agenda.

Beauty and personal care products that appeal to one or more of the senses are a guaranteed way to differentiate a brand or product

Seeing sense: innovating in sensory beauty

By Kirsty Doolan

The focus on textures and new experiences in beauty products, often driven by TikTok, shows no signs of waning popularity. What’s new in this rising trend?

Parabens in beauty products: EU law

Exploring EU regulations: Parabens

By Kirsty Doolan

As the first in a three-part series on the most misunderstood cosmetic and personal care ingredients, we explore the current scientific understanding of the use of parabens in cosmetics, with a specific focus on the EU’s Regulation 1223/2009 framework.

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