Sensorial attributes becoming increasingly important in skin care

17-Apr-2014 - The touch and feel of a formula is becoming more important in order to satisfy demand and meet consumer needs, which is why it is a top priority for ingredient suppliers.

The in-cosmetics trends presentations reveal the most up-to-date trends in global beauty

17-Apr-2014 - With a new show in Sao Paolo just around the corner, in-cosmetics shone the spotlight onto the Brazilian beauty industry at this year’s show in Hamburg. 

Mibelle Biochemistry explains anti-ageing caloric restriction concept

17-Apr-2014 - At the in-cosmetics event in Hamburg Cosmetics Design met with Mibelle Biochemistry’s Dr Fred Zuelli, who explained the company’s new snow algae extract launched at the show, and explains how it works.

Euromonitor highlights the latest moves in the emerging markets

17-Apr-2014 - At last week's in-cosmetics Hamburg event Cosmetics Design spoke to Euromonitor International's head of beauty and personal care, Irina Barbalova to find out what are the latest developments in the emerging markets, particularly in Brazil and China, where continued growth is leading to premiumisation.

Datamonitor reveals 'exciting' sunscreen innovation trends

16-Apr-2014 - At in-cosmetics in Hamburg Ramaa Chipalkatti, senior analyst at Datamonitor stopped by Cosmetics Design's booth to chat about all things innovative in sun care segment.

Adverse Outcome Pathways holding the key to regulatory hurdles?

16-Apr-2014 - Following a successful in-cosmetics workshop on the regulatory issues facing the industry, Annelie Struessman of CONUSBAT, chair of the workshop, stopped off to give the Cosmetics Design team the low-down on what was discussed.

Colep launches organic aerosol cream

16-Apr-2014 - Consumer goods packaging player Colep has launched a new organic certified aerosol cream, in a packaging whose mixing technology allows it to use CO2 to produce a foaming quality to the product.

Hair volumizer and skin oil take gold at Natural and Organic Awards

16-Apr-2014 - Neocell’s Keratin Hair Volumizer and Pukka Herbs’ Active Oil were the big winners when the Natural and Organic Awards 2014 were announced at the Novotel London West, after the close of business of the first day of the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show.

Trend for beards leads to new opportunities in facial hair grooming

16-Apr-2014 - The male grooming category has been promising plenty of opportunities for many years, but it never seems to have delivered, a fact that has been underlined once again by the recent downturn in the category attributed to the fashion for beards and facial hair. 

Dow Chemical focuses on multifunctionality and sensorial feel

15-Apr-2014 - In this latest video interview with Dow Europe, Stéphanie Sandrock-Beunat, global beauty care strategic marketing manager, explains how the company's latest ingredient launches have been developed around the concept of providing, multi-functionality and enhanced sensorial feel at an affordable price.

L’Oréal chief vows to get back on track after Q1 slowdown

15-Apr-2014 - L'Oréal first quarter sales dropped 2.2% as demand for mass market products and brands such as Garnier and Maybelline slows, but company CEO Jean-Paul Agon is confident that the French firm will bounce back as quickly as next quarter.

Symrise launches new sun care ingredient

15-Apr-2014 - German ingredients supplier Symrise has launched SymTio S, a patent-pending novel sunscreen ingredient consisting of micro fine titanium dioxide coated with the ester cetearyl nonanoate.

Brazil remains a market full of opportunities, says ABIHPEC exec

14-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics Design caught up with Daniel Oliveira, of ABIHPEC's business intelligence unit, who explained that there are still big opportunities in the market for cosmetics and personal care, despite signs of the economy slowing down.

Research questions health risk associated with lipids in cosmetics

11-Apr-2014 - Scientists at York University, Toronto, Canada, have released research pointing to potential health risks associated with prenatal brain development.

Mis-indentification a serious issue for the botanical industry, says expert

11-Apr-2014 - Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham stopped spoke with Cosmetics Design at the in-cosmetics event in Hamburg to discuss superflowers, the issue of mis-identification in botanical sourcing, and where he's off to next sourcing for Naturex. 

Kline reveals China and Brazil to influence specialty active trends

11-Apr-2014 - At the in-cosmetics event in Hamburg, Nikola Matic industry manager at Kline stopped by Cosmetics Design's booth to discuss his presentation which focused on specialty actives and what markets we are likely to see innovation coming from next. 

MAC’s social media strategy leading the way, say digital experts

10-Apr-2014 - As more and more beauty brands strive to master the social media platform to connect people and interact, digital specialists have found color cosmetics player MAC to be ahead of the game with its strategy.

In-cosmetics Hamburg traffic goes through the roof!

10-Apr-2014 - At the in-cosmetics event in Hamburg, Cosmetics Design spoke to exhibition manager Cathy Laporte on day 2 about traffic numbers and what features of the show stood out for her this year.

SEPPIC discusses its move into the hair care category

10-Apr-2014 - France-based specialty chemicals player SEPPIC is making the move into the hair care category. At the in-cosmetics event we spoke to Lucie Maisonneuve, product and market manager for the company's personal care unit, to find out about the company's strategy and how it intends to build its presence in this category in the future.

Over-reliance on discounting in premium has backfired, says expert

10-Apr-2014 - The latest research from Imogen Matthews Associates, in association with YouGov, reports more consumers than ever are waiting for discounts before they buy cosmetics. A strategy which may have backfired for some premium brands.