The skinification of hair care marks a new dawn for the sector and heightened expectations from savvy Asian consumers will push innovation forward, according to exclusive insights from Kosé, Nuggela & Sulé, Verdure, and many more hair care players.
Boston-based private equity firm Yellow Wood Partners has acquired the North American operations of Unilever-owned personal care brand Suave as the European consumer goods major continues to divest parts of its beauty portfolio.
The strength of L’Oréal’s hair care business in 2022 came as a positive post-COVID surprise as consumers aspired to healthier, more diversified looks and shopped at the premium end of this category, its CEO says.
Unilever subsidiary Hindustan Unilever (HUL) says that its beauty and personal care business has grown thanks to new product launches, which helped to mitigate the slump of its winter skin care line-up.
Consumer goods major Unilever has reported a net profit surge for the full year of 2022, led by strong growth in its recently carved out beauty and wellbeing division and good business in the Americas.
In our round up of the recent product developments in the Asia Pacific beauty and personal care market, we highlight a hair treatment from Essential, Fixderma’s solution for acanthosis nigricans, and more.
The firm behind the artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) features adopted by Japan’s Shiseido and a raft of Indian retailers says personalised experiences are key to give brands and physical stores the edge in an ultra-competitive marketplace.
The Fragrance Creators Association has unveiled a Data Insight Program designed to track and predict US trends, ultimately empowering its members to make market-relevant decisions, says its president and CEO Farah K. Ahmed.
Personal care major Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has reported a net profit dip for the full year and last quarter of 2022 amidst ongoing macroeconomic challenges, though its CEO remains focused on heavy R&D investment.
Indian cosmeceutical outfit Fixderma has revealed that its top product, which accounts for 60% of its total sales, is a cream that treats acanthosis nigricans, a relatively common, yet rarely discussed skin pigmentation disorder.
Leading beauty and personal care title CosmeticsDesign has unveiled a fresh look across its three regional websites across the USA, Europe and Asia that aims to improve useability and navigation of its content.
French beauty continues to fast evolve, with impressive tech innovation leading plenty of change that warrants a global spotlight and stage, says the deputy CEO of competitiveness cluster Cosmetic Valley.
Microbiome testing start-up Sequential Bio is seeking out brand partners to provide microbiome testing for the end consumer, which it believes can help improve the enduring issue of waste in the beauty industry.
The use of natural polysaccharides in skin care products could provide better functional benefits than synthetic ingredients, but further studies are needed before large-scale commercial application is possible, say researchers.
Eurocentric beauty standards encourage use of potentially harmful chemical straighteners and skin lighteners, says researchers at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health in partnership with WE ACT for Environmental Justice.