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How trade wars are impacting the cosmetics industry

By Simon Pitman

Global trade has seen some big changes in recent years, highlighted by massive shifts in international trade agreements that have impacted many areas of business, including the beauty and personal care industry.

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The Science and Storytelling of Skin Microbiome

By Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

Our inaugural Cosmetics Design Summit, held in Amsterdam on 24th-25th June, focused on the current skin microbiome landscape, challenges and opportunities — asking is it a trend or a key cosmetics segment?

5 Movements Impacting Beauty and Personal Care

5 Movements Impacting Beauty and Personal Care

By By Natasha Spencer

Beauty and personal care industry growth peaked at its highest levels in a decade in 2018, and the sphere is expected to continue this success in 2019 and beyond. So what’s propelling its flourishing popularity?

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What will make skin microbiome a long-term trend?

By Simon Pitman

This week’s two-day Cosmetics Design Summit on Skin Care Microbiome Innovation concluded with a panel discussion to explore whether the microbiome trend is a fad or here for the long-term. The consensus was unanimous…

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Why is Algenist going vegan?

By Deanna Utroske

This week the algae beauty brand announced its new product formulation and marketing strategy, adding the on-trend ‘vegan’ qualifier to its already of very contemporary list of designations: marine, biotech, naturally derived, etc.

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Athletic apparel maker lululemon launches personal care

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian company announced its move into the new consumer goods sector just this week. lululemon’s initial personal care product portfolio is small but carefully targeted to meet the needs of the brand’s active consumers.

Is CBD hair care set to make a big splash?

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Is CBD hair care set to make a big splash?

By Simon Pitman

CBD skin care is shaping up to be one of the biggest trends of 2019, but is the buzz translating into product launches that target the hair care market?

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Capsum brings sustainable natural beauty supply chain indoors

By Deanna Utroske

Each year, the formulation technology company hosts pop-up events in Paris, New York, and LA to showcase their unique microfluidic tech as well as a concept-of-the-year. Capsum’s innovation for 2019 is a self-contained facility where botanical ingredients...

Beiersdorf: the multinational’s 2019 performance so far

Beiersdorf: the multinational’s 2019 performance so far

By Lucy Whitehouse

Beiersdorf, German parent company of major skin care brands including Nivea and Eucerin, kicked off 2019 with a new strategy and an additional investment program announced. We take a look at where it’s got to so far this year.

Sugandh Agrawal, founder of GUNAS

Why is this vegan handbag company getting into the beauty business?

By Deanna Utroske

Thanks to funding from an anonymous angel investor, GUNAS will soon be selling soaps. The company Sugandh Agrawal founded in 2009 is, according to New York City – based financial advisor Neil Mohinani, currently valued at $5 million and by 2025 that figure...

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