Consumers worldwide now believe a healthy appearance, hygiene and cleanliness and feeling comfortable in yourself is what defines beauty, opening plenty of opportunities for functional, efficacious and authentic innovations, according to Euromonitor International.
Colgate-Palmolive has partnered with research organisation Verily Life Sciences to conduct a two-year clinical trial investigating the link between oral health and systemic human health conditions, specifically cardiovascular disease and Type II diabetes.
Personal care major Johnson & Johnson has outlined a range of measures in its ‘healthy lives mission’ program that aim to boost sustainability and improve the health of consumers over the next ten years.
Digital retail moguls Alibaba and Amazon will grasp the lion’s share of a burgeoning online health and beauty category over the next five years, and brands must seriously consider shifting onto these platforms, says a retail expert.
Digitalisation, personalisation, wellness and sustainability have been popularised by independent beauty brands and with big beauty now onboard these trends will remain critical as 2020 evolves, says GlobalData.
According to researchers at the University of Lancaster, lessons from the field of medicine could help provide clearer answers to concerns around chemical safety, particularly in the case of the cosmetics industry.
To address the 'under appreciated' needs of an increasingly ageing population, Nestlé Skin Health's innovation hub in Shanghai will look at skin health issues including intense dryness, skin cancer and ageing.
After the UK announced its' plan to submit restriction proposals on decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) and octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) in January 2015, Echa has issued calls for evidence on the substances.