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French beauty trade with China hit an all-time high in 2021, representing €1.9bn in business, with the APAC country now the 'leading destination' for exports [Getty Images]

French beauty achieves ‘record’ year in 2021 exports: FEBEA

By Kacey Culliney

International trade of French beauty and personal care products was up 2.5% in 2021 versus 2019, largely due to rising trade of makeup, face care and perfumes and record growth rates in exports to China and the US, says the French Federation for Beauty...

After three years of collaborative research and development work, Unilever and its Hourglass brand have produced a vegan blend to replace carmine - widely used in the colour cosmetics market (Getty Images)

Special Edition: Clean & Ethical - 'Better for you, better for the planet' beauty

‘Seemingly unconquerable’: Unilever to open-source vegan replacement for carmine red

By Kacey Culliney

Unilever and its prestige brand Hourglass have developed a vegan carmine alternative after years of supplier collaboration – a patent-pending innovation it plans to open-source in the coming year, says the global vice president of R&D for prestige.

French natural and organic beauty brand Lady Green will launch new skin care products this year and makeup items next year as demand for beauty products targeting blemished skin soars (Image: Lady Green)

Special Edition: Active skin care - protection and healing in a post-COVID world

Blemished skin care blooming: Lady Green to expand makeup and face care to plug demand

By Kacey Culliney

Demands for natural, organic and effective beauty products developed for acne-prone and blemished skin are rising fast, particularly with the onset of COVID-19 and prolonged mask-wearing causing flare-ups, says the founder of French beauty brand Lady...

Plenty of beauty and tech firms have already developed innovative devices to offer consumers highly-personalised colour cosmetics at-home (Getty Images)

Special Edition: Personalised Beauty in a Digital Revolution

Beyond skin care: Ultra-personalised colour cosmetics the future in beauty

By Kacey Culliney

Precision-applied foundation, colour-matched lipstick and 3D printed makeup sheets are just some of the innovations set to shape the future of personalised colour cosmetics, says the director of beauty at WGSN.

Will small packages sell more cosmetics?

Will small packages sell more cosmetics?

By Deanna Utroske

New data suggests that consumers stockpile beauty products, neither repurchasing nor disposing of makeup that has expired, and one color cosmetics brand is betting that half-size volumes are the answer.

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