Investments in temporary tattoo printing technology by beauty bigwigs hint that the future of beauty will be influenced by experimentation, the metaverse, and heightened innovation in colour cosmetics.
The metaverse will provide an advanced means to engage and educate consumers, offer diagnosis and virtual interventions, and build data to drive stronger research in the cosmetic dermatology field, say researchers.
There are opportunities for beauty brands to help counter fatigue through self-care, provide experimentation and empowerment and support consumers as they seek to reinvent themselves and express their individuality, according to Mintel.
Building communities and taking a ‘virtual first’ approach will be key to future success in the beauty metaverse, but brands will also need to play outside that space to engage other consumers looking to embrace tech, say industry experts.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from September 2022 shows interest in L’Oréal’s thinking on the potential for live bacteria when targeting the skin microbiome, consumer perceptions around skin glow, big brands brainstorming the future...
The influencer evolution race is on, with computer-generated alternatives fiercely engaging and exciting audiences within the blurred realms of reality and digital. And there's great promise, as consumers start to dismiss traditional influencer models,...
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from July 2022 shows interest in Unilever’s take on the skin microbiome, WGSN’s trend predictions for skinimalism, L’Oréal’s AR makeup app and the future of the beauty metaverse.
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The lucrative potential of virtual beauty products, the complexities of crypto transactions and the sustainable and social challenges surrounding the metaverse must be front of mind as innovation in this fragmented space evolves, say industry experts.
Beauty brands are being tipped to join the non-fungible token (NFT) bandwagon to forge closer bonds with their most loyal customers, something that is becoming increasingly difficult to do today, according to a Web 3 expert.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from May 2022 shows interest in big beauty’s take on the future of the metaverse, predictions on the future of beauty and fragrances, and brand action on green cosmetic analysis.
The next two years will see a range of beauty cohorts take centre stage – lazy skinimalists, beautyversals, protopians and universals – carrying with them an increased focus on self-care, the environment and diversity, says a WGSN exec.
As beauty edges deeper into a post-pandemic world, brands and retailers must understand the heightened awareness of interdependence, yearning for community and mainstream rejection of ‘normal’ set to shape consumer thinking in years to come, says a WGSN...
Products, categories and concepts that instil a sense of positivity and joy will hold a critical place in the future of beauty as consumers crave deeper, more meaningful engagement with the category, says Beautystreams.
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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.
Unified commerce where online and offline are intrinsically linked, a sharper and smarter focus on data, and investment in the metaverse must be the future focus for beauty brands and retailers, says a retail expert.