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BASF expands presence in sub-Saharan Africa

BASF expands presence in sub-Saharan Africa

By Lucy Whitehouse

BASF Personal Care says increasing its presence in sub-Saharan Africa allows it to respond to a personal care market that is “growing fast and holds great potential”.

Trend Spotting: formulating beauty products with the mushrooms of the world

Editor’s Spotlight

Trend Spotting: mushrooms of the world

By Deanna Utroske

The use of mushrooms in beauty product formulations has been an emerging for years. But now it seems that the prolific fungi are gaining real popularity with skin care consumers. Certainly, the natural cosmetics and personal care movement can take some...

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Editor’s Spotlight

The conscious beauty supply chain

By Deanna Utroske

Conscious personal care consumers, mission-driven fragrance brands, and feel-good cosmetics marketing campaigns are hard to miss now days. So smart suppliers and distributors are not only helping beauty makers tell more nuanced ingredient stories, they...

The beauty industry’s stake in worldwide wellness

Editor’s Spotlight

The beauty industry’s stake in worldwide wellness

By Deanna Utroske

According to the Global Wellness Institute’s 2018 report, wellness is now a $4.2 trillion business; and the beauty, personal care, and anti-aging categories account for $1,083bn of that figure. Here, Cosmetics Design looks at brands and trends navigating...

Gemstones in beauty: An Asian-inspired trend that’s yet to hit Asia

Gemstones in beauty: An Asian-inspired trend that’s yet to hit Asia

By Amanda Lim

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it is semi-precious stones that are carving a niche for themselves in the world of beauty. Ironically, says Sharon Kwek of Mintel, this trend has yet to take root in Asia, where gemstones and crystals are part and...

Henkel launches app for point of sale: Choicify

Henkel launches app for point of sale: Choicify

By Lucy Whitehouse

Henkel, parent company of hair care player Schwarzkopf, has announced the launch of new app designed to assist consumers when looking to find the right hair colour shade for them.

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