A smartphone reads a QR code printed with a fluorescent ink that is only visible under ultraviolet light.

Scientists invent inks to combat counterfeiting that are ‘impossible’ to replicate

24-Apr-2015 - Scientists have upped the ante in the battle against counterfeit products by inventing sophisticated fluorescent inks that could be used as multi-coloured barcodes for consumers to authenticate products that are often counterfeited, and are ‘virtually impossible’ to replicate.

Inter Parfums sales slump on currency translations

Inter Parfums sales slump on currency translations

24-Apr-2015 - Inter Parfums has become the latest in an increasingly long list of cosmetic players that have been hard hit by the continued buoyancy of the US dollar against international currencies.

Young, dynamic population driving Turkey and Middle East growth, says Euromonitor

Young, dynamic population driving Turkey and Middle East growth, says Euromonitor

24-Apr-2015 - A dynamic population seeking tailored solutions is boosting the cosmetics market in Turkey and the Middle East and many global brands are making the most of the region’s growth, according to market researcher Euromonitor.

Kline highlights P&G brand divestment opportunities for potential buyers

Kline highlights P&G brand divestment opportunities for potential buyers

24-Apr-2015 - After recent reports suggest that Procter & Gamble may sell off a number of its beauty brands, with Unilever, Henkel and Coty waiting in the wings, market researcher Kline says it could represent a great opportunity for potential buyers.

Research shows magnolia scent has unique sex appeal

Research shows magnolia scent has unique sex appeal

23-Apr-2015 - Magnolia scent could become the next hot fragrance ingredient after research underscored the fact that it is a unique pheromone receptor – a much sought after quality in this competitive category.

L’Oréal cuts CO2 emissions by 50% as part of sustainability programme

L’Oréal cuts CO2 emissions by 50% as part of sustainability programme

23-Apr-2015 - L’Oréal has announced that in the space of ten years it has been able to cut half of its CO2 emissions from its production and that its Sharing Beauty with All programme is on track for further progression.

Induchem showcases award-winning Brightenyl which activates on stratum microbium

Induchem showcases award-winning Brightenyl which activates on stratum microbium

23-Apr-2015 - French ingredients supplier Induchem has introduced the first active ingredient to the market which is activated by a new layer of the skin, the stratum microbium.

in-cosmetics 25th anniversary goes out in style!

in-cosmetics 25th anniversary goes out in style!

23-Apr-2015 - The in-cosmetics event celebrated its 25th anniversary in Barcelona last week, and did so by welcoming a record 8,578 unique visitors to Gran Fira, Barcelona; the highest number for any event outside of Paris, in the exhibition’s history. 

Asia's cosmetics regulations - what's new and what you need to know!

Asia's cosmetics regulations - what's new and what you need to know!

23-Apr-2015 - The emerging Asian economies are lucrative new markets, but with legislation changing at a fast pace, it can be challenging keeping up to date on requirements. Here, regulatory specialist Alain Khaiat reveals the latest developments..

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Floreon reveals plans for bioplastic market

22-Apr-2015 - The developer of a compound added to polylactic acid (PLA) has said it is in ‘advanced discussions’ around the technology.

Are Brits going back to basics for beauty?

Are Brits going back to basics for beauty?

22-Apr-2015 - The natural beauty and nude make-up trends were popular at the start of the year and it seems British consumers are seeking a healthy natural glow through a back to basics regime, which has seen cleanser and face mask sales chart double-digit growth.

Being a beauty arm of a global fashion brand definitely a help not hindrance for Burberry!

Being a beauty arm of a global fashion brand definitely a help not hindrance for Burberry!

22-Apr-2015 - When Burberry took its beauty business in-house in April 2013 all eyes were on to see how one of the world’s best known fashion brands would position itself in the beauty market and it has definitely helped according to its new product development team.

Trend watching at the in-cosmetics Marketing Trends presentations

Trend watching at the in-cosmetics Marketing Trends presentations

22-Apr-2015 - If it featured and was trending at the in-cosmetics Barcelona event, there is no doubt that it was noted by beauty consultant and blogger, Imogen Matthews. Attending the Marketing Trends programme throughout the three day event, Imogen picks out her key highlights, including the Asianification of beauty, the Middle East, and packaging innovation...

BASF and GENEL highlight the implication of a microRNA in the melanogenesis process

BASF and GENEL highlight the implication of a microRNA in the melanogenesis process

21-Apr-2015 - BASF Beauty Care Solutions and biotech firm GENEL have teamed up to identify a specific microRNA suspected to be involved in the melanogenesis process and could see a breakthrough in products that treat skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation.

Regulatory expert discusses navigation of China cosmetics market

Regulatory expert discusses navigation of China cosmetics market

21-Apr-2015 - We speak with Tommy Kong to find out more about China market regulations and the type of strategies that are most effective for entry into the vast and still fast-growing market.

Kline talks multicultural product innovation..

Kline talks multicultural product innovation..

21-Apr-2015 - As the multicultural beauty product segment continues to outpace the overall U.S. market’s growth for cosmetics, mainstream brands are investing in varied ranges to cater to this demand.

Effective organic products are changing perceptions, says Soil Association

Effective organic products are changing perceptions, says Soil Association

21-Apr-2015 - Sustainability has long been an industry trend and natural and organic fit into that well, says the Soil Association, and now that products are being proven to be just as effective we are seeing more trust and demand in the market.

L’Oréal double-digit sales growth boosted by weak euro

L’Oréal double-digit sales growth boosted by weak euro

21-Apr-2015 - The weak euro provided a ‘very positive currency impact’ for L’Oréal’s first quarter sales after the market slowed in Europe, with acceleration expected later in the year.

Who knew! Sea anemone found to combat skin ageing

Who knew! Sea anemone found to combat skin ageing

21-Apr-2015 - On speaking with Dr Alain Khaiat at in-cosmetics Barcelona, he directed Cosmetics Design's attention to his relationship with StartletDerma, whose work with sea anemones has led to a new method in collagen delivery.

Indonesian culture. Source: 'onehourtranslation.com'.

Indonesia's beauty market among 'new growth hot spots'

21-Apr-2015 - With emerging markets slowing down, attention has turned to core businesses and untapped markets such as Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Cosmetics Design caught up with Euromonitor to discuss new growth hot spots.