All news articles for October 2018

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This new Target brand includes affordable personal care basics

By Deanna Utroske

The cheap-chic department store announced a new owned brand this week. Smartly will be available in stores starting Sunday and most of the products will cost less than $2—remarkable, considering some of the personal care items in the collection were “developed...

PCHi gears up for its largest edition ever in 2019

PCHi gears up for its largest edition ever in 2019

By Amanda Lim

With a total of 40,000sqm and 90% of booths taken up, the upcoming edition of Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) is set to be the biggest yet, its organisers Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE) announced.

Data is power: Indie beauty brands get personal with big data

Data is power: Indie beauty brands get personal with big data

By Amanda Lim

With an ocean of information that can chart consumer behaviour and reveal their innermost desires, big data is empowering indie beauty brands to create truly one-of-a-kind products and services that take bespoke beauty to a whole new level.

Trend Spotting: vinegar beauty treatments

Editor’s Spotlight

Trend Spotting: vinegar beauty treatments

By Deanna Utroske

Vinegars have been used globally for centuries in cooking, medicine, cleaning, and personal care. Now with consumers’ interest in naturals, blend-it-yourself products, and time-honored traditions, vinegar is showing up quite often in skin care, hair and...

Indies' unconventional approach to body care

Editor’s Spotlight

Indies' unconventional approach to body care

By Deanna Utroske

While much of the cosmetics and personal care industry is preoccupied with flashier categories (like color and skin care) and emerging technologies (like microbiome-friendly ingredients), an astute group of independent personal care brand leaders are...

Data is power: Indie beauty brands get personal with big data

Data is power: Indie beauty brands get personal with big data

By Amanda Lim

With an ocean of information that can chart consumer behaviour and reveal their innermost desires, big data is empowering indie beauty brands to create truly one-of-a-kind products and services that take bespoke beauty to a whole new level.

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