All news articles for January 2015

Study links early menopause to everyday exposure – but NOT cosmetics!

Study links early menopause to everyday exposure – but NOT cosmetics!

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A new study has linked high levels of chemicals that we come across every day in the environment, plastics, and other household items, with women experiencing menopause 2-4 years earlier – however none of the concerning ingredients studied are used in...

As the seasons change, so do Korean men’s skin barriers

As the seasons change, so do Korean men’s skin barriers

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

When the seasons change so can our mood or outlook, or even… South Korean men’s skin. A new study by the Inha University College of Medicine claims the factors that can maintain homogeneity of the skin barriers may noticeably change by seasons in the...

How to counter the slowdown in the China luxury market?

How to counter the slowdown in the China luxury market?

By Simon Pitman

Sales of prestige and luxury cosmetics have continued to defy all other indications that China’s economy is slowing down. However, with the first signs that sales are going off the boil, a new study has a few suggestions on how to remain competitive.

Is novel lipstick packaging a coming trend?

Is novel lipstick packaging a coming trend?

By Deanna Utroske

International cosmetics packaging manufacturers design lipstick tubes that help brands offer consumers more pleasurable and memorable beauty routines.

Pack Peek gallery: A new year, new packs!

Pack Peek Gallery

Pack Peek gallery: A new year, new packs!

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The New Year celebrations already feel like a lifetime ago and 2015 is well underway, so it’s about time we took a look at the announcements and highlights in the cosmetics packaging world, whether it be in masstige or prestige, fragrance, skin care,...

'Brands MUST stay out of China in order to speed up change,' says HSI

Part II

'Brands MUST stay out of China in order to speed up change,' says HSI

By Michelle Yeomans

Yesterday, Cosmetics Design spoke to Alain Khaiat about cosmetic brands opting out of China over animal testing. On his advice that the bigger players ‘cannot afford not to be present’, the HSI disagrees, claiming that on the contrary, brands can and...