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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...

Multifunctional color cosmetics go the next level

Special Newsletter: Colour Cosmetics

Multifunctional color cosmetics go the next level

By Simon Pitman

Since the advent of BB creams, multifunctional color cosmetic products have evolved to the point where almost every product in the category has various claims.

Our anti-pollution forum: two weeks to go

Our anti-pollution forum: two weeks to go

By Lucy Whitehouse

With just two weeks to go before our free to attend, hour-long anti-pollution forum, we are getting set to consider some of the major questions around the trend.

Study indicates women get jealous over makeup

Study indicates women get jealous over makeup

By Simon Pitman

New research suggests that male and female perceptions of women wearing makeup are very different and that some women may get jealous of makeup that gives a dominant effect.

Inter Parfums results skip a beat

Inter Parfums results skip a beat

By Simon Pitman

Fourth quarter results for fragrance and luxury cosmetic player Inter Parfums missed the mark, with sales hit by currency translations and profits missing forecasts.

Skin care - regulatory updates you do not want to miss!

Skincare Ingredients 2015

Skin care - regulatory updates you do not want to miss!

By Michelle Yeomans

The ever-changing skin care segment is seeing break-neck growth and demand for natural and anti-ageing products. Thus, keeping up with legislation on a global scale can be a challenge..

Google patents personal fragrance device

Google patents personal fragrance device

By Simon Pitman

Google technologies has secured a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office for a wearable fragrance emission device that deodorizes the moment body odor occurs.

South Korean LG brand now looks to expand in EMEA

South Korean LG brand now looks to expand in EMEA

By Michelle Yeomans

South Korean firm LG Household & Healthcare has been taking more international steps of late, particularly in cosmetics, what with considering to buy Elizabeth Arden and now making plans to further expand in EMEA.

Scientists urge EC to not 'ignore the science' on EDCs

Scientists urge EC to not 'ignore the science' on EDCs

By Chris BARKER

71 toxicologists have written to the European Commission’s chief scientific advisor Anne Glover urging her to change plans to regulate endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which are allegedly present in many cosmetics.

In times of financial hardship make-up’s still important

In times of financial hardship make-up’s still important

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Despite the economic crisis over the last few years causing consumers to take a serious look at their spending, it appears they have stayed serious about their look, as UK make-up sales appear to be recession proof.

Europe dominates global lip care as market booms

Europe dominates global lip care as market booms

By Andrew McDougall

It appears the market for lip care products has weathered the recent economic downturn as the global market dominates in Europe and has been estimated to reach $1.9 billion (€1.5 bn) by 2017.

Navigating regulation differences for international markets

Navigating regulation differences for international markets

By Simon Pitman

One of the first major hurdles to launching a product in a market outside of the US is ensuring that the product complies with international regulations. Consultant Carl Geffken shines some light on the subject.

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