Beauty needs have shifted drastically since COVID-19, with consumers turning to cosmetic and personal care products for joy, fun and creativity versus to simply conform to societal standards, says a multi-sensory marketing expert.
Whilst the fragrance category has continued to show dynamism and growth in the past year, the number of new concept launches has stagnated, with growth instead coming from existing lines extensions and flanker brands, says market trends firm Circana.
Research on alternative actives for deodorants and antiperspirants is building, but efficacy testing is limiting advances and most successes in the category remain based on ingredients introduced more than 50 years ago, say researchers.
International personal care major Colgate-Palmolive has developed an active stannous, fluoride and potassium translucent charcoal toothpaste that offers protection from caries, erosion and hypersensitivity.
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.
The teeth whitening category continues to boom as consumers worldwide seek out brighter smiles, but differing regulatory frameworks and consumer expectations mean innovation must stay broad, says a Colgate-Palmolive exec.
While the number of US indie beauty business closures continues to climb, the sexual wellness category is hotting up, as is competition in the historically slow over-the-counter (OTC) space, says trendspotter Claire McCormack.
Products that instantly impress and brand communication that helps shape beauty and personal care usage will be key to driving superiority growth for Procter & Gamble, says its chief financial officer (CFO).
The beauty and personal care category must start upgrading and innovating formulas and products to empower consumers to take shorter, colder showers – drawing inspiration from hospitals, beer brands and more, says a senior futurologist.
In our round-up of the recent product developments in the Asia Pacific beauty and personal care market, we look into Sigi Skin’s prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics serum, Biologi’s vitamin C serum relaunch, Cetaphil’s product development plans and...
Working with and mentoring startups like Clear will be key to driving change in beauty, particularly on issues like diversity, inclusion and sustainability, says L’Oréal UK & Ireland’s chief marketing officer.
Personal care major Unilever has launched a collaboration initiative to partner with forward-thinking beauty startups, scaleups and entrepreneurs specialised in social commerce to drive next-generation in-house innovation across its portfolio of brands.
In-depth insight from Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference (CEAC) 2021
The European Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability will lead industry towards a cleaner, toxic-free environment via innovation, prevention and consolidation of existing legal frameworks, with funding set to be released under the EU's Horizon programme,...
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has fuelled a raft of sustainable beauty and personal care innovation, creating a wave of more value chain collaboration that will likely stick, say executives at chemicals major Solvay.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from March 2021 shows interest in Colgate-Palmolive’s design-led innovation strategy, Garnier’s Leaping Bunny certification and L’Oréal and Typology’s green beauty objectives.
Personal care and cosmetics consumers are more intrigued and informed about the human microbiome every day. Here, Cosmetics Design takes a look at newly emerging science, brand updates, and other microbiome news worth knowing.
Personal care giant Colgate-Palmolive is shifting away from traditional line extensions, taking a design-led innovation approach that considers user experience and trends from start-to-finish, with teams focused on opportunities in active oral care, the...
Procter & Gamble will continue to prioritise superior product design, packaging, and retail execution because it is a far-reaching opportunity that can strengthen long-term competitiveness, says its vice chairman, COO and CFO.
International beauty major L’Oréal has co-developed a smart hair care system with Swiss environmental innovation company Gjosa that blends and distributes product in a way that ensures water savings of up to 80%.
Personal care major Beiersdorf has developed a collection of alternative UV filter blends for use in cosmetic applications and sunscreens that it says provide increased stability and address nano particle concerns.
Digital marketing and communications agency The Beauty Makers has launched a brand incubator to help build out future innovation-led companies in an increasingly competitive but exciting space, its founding partner says.
The beauty and personal care world has faced significant upheaval on a global scale during the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but it has also emerged as resilient and innovative despite consumer and retail trends morphing at great speed....
A deep dive into CosmeticsDesign's Skin Microbiome Webinar
Clean and ethical beauty has evolved significantly in recent years, fuelled by various environmental, societal and business factors, but why does this burgeoning category matter more today? Scroll down to watch Episode 1.
Conscious consumerism is here to stay and as the fast-paced clean and ethical beauty trend takes its grip, industry needs to start delivering on all fronts – overcoming lab and regulatory hurdles along the way.
Solids have gained plenty of traction as a sustainable alternative in personal care, requiring less water and packaging. And with innovation lathering up nicely, the future suggests innovative variants beyond the traditional soap bar may soon win shelf...
One of the best ways of measuring future industry trends and innovation is a trip to in-cosmetics Global, an event that shines a light on what the next generation of products will look like. But this year, pinpointing something truly new was hard to do.
Clarivate Analytics, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, releases its annual study revealing the globe’s top 100 global innovators, with Asia taking the top spot.
We continued exploring the changing personal care space with Mário Braz de Matos and Joël Céré of Flying Fish Lab to delve into the opportunities available for SMEs and ask what the future of personal care innovation has in store.
The leading provider of insights and analytics, Clarivate Analytics, reveals in its 2017 State of Innovation Report: The Relentless Desire to Advance report how patented inventions from China have slowed down and R&D investment has reduced.
Leading Chinese plant-based producer, Shineco, and biomass refining company, Beijing Zhongke Biorefinery Engineering Technology, have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement to create the Institute of Chinese Apocynum Industrial Technology Research...
The count down to the first ever Cosmetics Design Beauty Industry Awards is well under way and there are now less than four weeks to go for the cut off date for submissions to the three regional competitions.