The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shaped and accelerated consumer priorities in beauty, and self-care, skin nourishment and playful colour have gained ground as key movements industry must consider, says Avon’s global trend forecaster.
Health and beauty retailer A.S. Watson says it has taken another step forward in sustainability by co-creating a skin care brand with Procter & Gamble that aligns with its Sustainable Choices product range.
South Korean cosmetic products from SMEs and start-ups have chalked up the biggest growth in exports in the past decade and is now the second-largest category, according to a new report from trade chiefs.
On this episode of Indie Pioneers, we chat with Mele Olivetti, the founder of Tongan beauty brand Feniu, who is on a mission to use her brand as a platform to share the heritage and culture of a tiny island nation with the world.
Male consumers worldwide are showing serious signs of increased interest in beauty and cosmetics, so brands must take note and invest in inclusivity efforts for this group, and beyond, says a trend expert.
Kao Corporation is preparing to send a waterless shampoo sheet to the International Space Station in 2022, a move that is being predicted will give waterless beauty the exposure it needs to shift long-held water habits.
In the latest episode of the Beauty Broadcast, our guests from Lovebyt and Vedix explain how the oral care sector is progressing from meeting basic health needs, to becoming a beauty and lifestyle essential.
India’s Forest Essentials believes its launch with UK beauty e-tailer lookfantastic will help it to boost its international appeal as prepares to expand its footprint to the Middle East, South East Asia and the US in the next few years.
A new joint survey conducted by Japanese companies Mercari and istyle Inc has found that Japanese beauty consumers are turning to second-hand marketplaces as a means to try products before committing to a full purchase.
On this episode of Indie Pioneers, we chat with Dan Terry, the founder and creative director of Oo La Lab to discuss the potential of niche Asian fragrance brands in the global market and talk about the importance of scent to heritage and culture.
NFC-enabled packaging can help to minimise the environmental impact of product packaging, in addition to boosting engagement with consumers, claims a company that has recently worked with Paco Rabanne.
International beauty major L’Oréal has launched a fragrance disclosure model designed to inform consumers of ingredients used across its entire global portfolio of brands and products, kickstarting with a US rollout.
Personal care giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) has reported a net sales rise for the first quarter (Q1) of fiscal 2022, though profits suffered due to a challenging cost environment – an ongoing issue it plans to overcome with price hikes.
Emma Lewisham has laid out targets to reduce its product carbon footprint as “close to zero as possible” by 2030 after achieving its goal of becoming a carbon positive beauty brand with a 100% circular designed business model.
The CEO of New Delhi-based beauty brand Earth Rhythm joins the Indie Pioneers Podcasts to discuss her passion for NPD, the brand’s innovation process and talks about why she takes an active role in the creation of products.
Knowledge of the Gen Z and millennial consumer combined with a burgeoning global reputation are two of the reasons Korean major Amorepacific has taken a 38.4% stake in cult K-beauty brand COSRX, as it looks to expand its own footprint overseas.
The next two years will see five cohorts of beauty consumers take centre stage - skinimalists, refillutionaries, beautopians, super basics and skillusionists - drawing a sharper focus on core desires around frugality, sustainability, gender fluidity and...
Beauty and personal care giant L’Oréal says that it is committed to plans to scale and expand on its sustainable e-commerce delivery initiatives it has launched in the Asia Pacific region, with Indonesia and the Philippines next in its sights.
On this episode of the Beauty Broadcast, we are exploring how the changing perception of ageing is pushing cosmetic companies such as Shiseido and Native Extracts to rethink the ‘anti-ageing’ skin care category entirely.
Awareness on the importance of skin care among men is likely to protect the male beauty category from the recent media crackdown China has mandated against those who do not fit into the masculine stereotype.
Skin microbiome science and innovation is fast-evolving, with a plethora of tools, ingredients and research efforts spotlighting key areas of opportunity. But where exactly is the sector headed? And what might next-generation NPD look like?
Taiwanese beauty company Chlitina will be shifting its product development to focus on areas such as the microbiome and regenerative medicine in order to tap into the increasing emphasis on health post-pandemic.
The shifting attitudes towards ageing is creating a huge opportunity for cosmetics companies to create solutions for the perimenopausal demographic, especially in the hair care sector, says one ingredient expert.
Estée Lauder Companies CEO has remarked on the strength of China’s beauty market, and said he was expecting it to grow by double-digits next year on the back of the acceleration of its online business.
Deciem-owned prestige skin care brand NIOD is launching into a dedicated corner at French department store La Samaritaine – a move the company hopes will push it into the spotlight to follow in the footsteps of sister brand The Ordinary.