Personal Care

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Free from claims part I: Full of fear

By Natasha Spencer

Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science, highlights how today’s cosmetics and personal care brands are centring on including negative ‘free from’ claims that are creating misplaced fear in consumers.

Anti-ageing in APAC

Anti-ageing in APAC part I: Potential to outpace Europe

By Natasha Spencer

As the anti-ageing cosmetics arena continues to grow at an accelerated pace throughout Asia-Pacific (APAC), we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel what this societal trend means for cosmetics companies.

The hottest ingredient launches at in-cosmetics Korea

The hottest ingredient launches at in-cosmetics Korea

By Belinda Carli, director of The Institute of Personal Care Science

Following up from the inspirational in-cosmetics Korea 2017, what were some of the key trends we’ve seen emerging in this region, and actives being launched set to dominate in the coming year? And which of these trends are we likely to see migrate to...

Trend predictions in APAC: What’s in store?

Trend predictions in APAC: What’s in store?

By Natasha Spencer

Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science, takes us through the latest consumers’ needs and preferences evolving in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) cosmetics industry.

in-cosmetics Korea launches product trails

in-cosmetics Korea launches product trails

By Natasha Spencer

As in-cosmetics Korea 2017 approaches, we take a look at the latest moisturisers, natural actives, anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle names and items revealed in the event's new product trails.

The top ten most innovative indie beauty products

Special Newsletter - Indie Brands

The top ten most innovative indie beauty products

By Simon Pitman

The indie beauty category has been leading the way when it comes to ground breaking and innovative products, so we at Cosmetics Design thought it a good idea to pick out some of the best.

in-cosmetics Korea 2017

in-cosmetics Korea to celebrate country’s €10 bn domestic market

By Natasha Spencer

As Korea Customs Service reports a 44% increase in cosmetics imports from Korea in 2015 to 2016, and as the K-cosmetics market is expected to reach €10.95 bn this year, in-cosmetics Korea gets set to delve into the country’s latest trends.

Anti-fatigue in India

Anti-fatigue part 2: Energy boosting Indian beauty

By Natasha Spencer

We continue our conversation with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel on this growing niche segment and what we can expect from it in 2017.

Beauty and Fitness part 2: On-the-go make up

Beauty and Fitness part 2: On-the-go make up

By Natasha Spencer

As the beauty and fitness partnership is gaining traction amongst active consumers, we continue our conversation with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel to look at why brands are creating make up solutions...

Next-generation natural materials on the rise

Next-generation natural materials on the rise

By Natasha Spencer

Market research company, Frost & Sullivan, reveals that next-generation natural materials are expected to replace traditional synthetic materials in the personal care industry.

Beauty and fitness

Beauty and fitness part 1: The new industry collaboration

By Natasha Spencer

As consumers and brands alike have recognised the connection between fitness and beauty in recent years, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care, Mintel, to see how this trend is developing.

MonoSol launches first pod-pac personal care product - shaving cream

MonoSol launches first pod-pac personal care product

By Deanna Utroske

The polymer-film making company behind such household goods as Cascade Action Pacs and Tide Pods announced this month a first product in this category—a single-use dissolvable pod pac of shaving cream.

personal care brand Burt’s Bees gets credit for Clorox category growth

Burt’s Bees gets credit for category growth at Clorox

By Deanna Utroske

The consumer products company announced Q2 financial results late last week, and Clorox’s only personal care and color cosmetics brand is responsible for most of the company’s progress in the lifestyle segment.

Indian SSK Group launches new personal care brand

Indian SSK Group launches new personal care brand

By Natasha Spencer

The Indian LED lighting and mobile accessories brand, Shree Sant Kripa (SSK) Group, has launched into the personal care area by promoting new grooming habits for the country’s younger generation through its latest division, Syska Personal Care.

Personal care sector growth

Personal care: Drivers behind the sector's future success

By Natasha Spencer

Business insight providers, Markets and Markets, has released its latest findings on the top 10 care chemicals including colour cosmetics, personal care ingredients, cosmetic pigments and active ingredients, that are set to dominate the market to 2021.

In-cosmetics Group reaches for new digital highs

In-cosmetics Group reaches for new digital highs

By Natasha Spencer

As the leading personal care ingredient events organiser achieved record-breaking success in 2016, we look ahead to what we can expect from in-cosmetics events in 2017.

PCHi China 2017 trade show turns 10

PCHi China 2017 trade show turns 10

By Natasha Spencer

The 2017 Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show has launched several new platforms as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.

What’s next for natural ingredients in APAC?

Gastronomia part 2: What’s next for natural ingredients?

By Natasha Spencer

With companies taking inspiration from the food and drinks industry, we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel how the sector is impacting ingredient selection, emerging product lines and consumer control.

R&D investment in Asia-Pacific

How brands can evolve in personal care market part III

By Natasha Spencer

Part III: Using science and nature to launch productsIn the final part of our interview, we spoke to Vito Consiglio, Vice President, Personal and Home Care, Ashland, about how Ashland is responding to regional trends and consumer demands by investing...

Key trends in APAC

How brands can evolve in personal care market part II

By Natasha Spencer

Part II: Key trendsIn our second installment, we spoke to Vito Consiglio, Vice President, Personal and Home Care, Ashland, about the key trends influencing product development and strategic planning within the APAC region.

Male personal care in Asia-Pacific

Male personal care: The market to watch

By Natasha Spencer

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is expected to account for the highest growth rate in the overall male personal care market throughout 2016 to 2022, due to increasing consumer demand from countries including China and India.

DSM awarded fair trade certification

DSM awarded fair trade certification

By Lucy Whitehouse

A leading ingredients supplier, DSM, has announced that one of its sites has been awarded a Fair Trade certification.

Bulldog speaks out in support of UK microbead ban

Bulldog speaks out in support of UK microbead ban

By Lucy Whitehouse

Bulldog for Men, British male grooming brand, has been one of the first to speak out in strong terms in favour of the ban announced on microbeads in the UK, set to come into force from 2017.

Microbeads: UK government announces ban

Microbeads: UK government announces ban

By Lucy Whitehouse

Just days after a parliamentary committee released a review in favour of a ban in the UK, the government has announced any personal care products containing microplastic will be prohibited from sale by the end of 2017.

India: the market to watch in the next few years

Country Spotlight: India

India: the market to watch in the next few years

By Simon Pitman

For years the market for cosmetics and personal care products in India has shown promise but has not quite lived up to expectations. Now all that is changing as the market booms.