Report finds mobile devices now account for a third of UK e-retail sales

24-Apr-2014 - According to a survey conducted by IMRG, one in ten retailers expect more than 50% of their online sales to come from a smartphone or tablet device by the end of this year.

Robust Personal Care sales help stabilize Unilever’s Q1 performance

24-Apr-2014 - Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever saw a 6.3% decline in turnover in its first quarter but stabilizing sales in Europe and a robust Personal Care performance has given the company a solid start to the year.

SCS Symposium to focus on how science is mapping the industry’s future

24-Apr-2014 - The annual SCS Symposium will open its doors in Oxford, England at the end of the month, with a full conference programme that will focus on how scientific advances are shaping up the industry’s future.

P&G beauty and grooming fail to shine for third quarter

23-Apr-2014 - P&G has announced third quarter results in line with expectations, but the company’s grooming and beauty divisions were overshadowed by a strong performance from the fabric and home care division.

UK consumers to continue mobilising on sun care?

23-Apr-2014 - According to new figures from Cancer Research UK (CRUK), sun cancer rates have risen sharply in the UK since 1970s as a result of inadequate sun protection: the new figures are likely to fuel an already rising consumer concern for sun care which was seen in the category’s growth last year.

Record breaking amount of fake cosmetics seized in Dubai, despite rise in consumer trust

23-Apr-2014 - The Department of Economic Development in Dubai has seized a staggering 1.4 million counterfeit cosmetics from just one warehouse, with an estimated market value of Dhs16m. 

Shiseido skin protection research points to new skin care technology

23-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics manufacturer Shiseido will use research efforts into Langerhans cells and a function of skin immunity to develop a new line of skin care products as a solution for maintaining skin stability.

Consumers confused about what ‘green’ means, says Aveda

22-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics brands need to make it their mission to ensure that the word ‘green’ is used correctly and does not confuse consumers and lose its meaning, according to Estée Lauder’s Aveda brand.

A bright idea? Sweden cosmetic brand has big plans to lighten the moon

22-Apr-2014 - Sweden based cosmetics company Foreo has big aspirations to brighten the surface of the moon - not with concealer, but with a goal to reflect slightly more sunlight onto Earth, making the night sky brighter. 

In-vitro market strongest in Europe as testing alternatives take centre stage

22-Apr-2014 - A new market report by Markets and Markets which details the size and growth of in-vitro toxicology and toxicity testing markets across the world states that Europe is to hold its position as largest until 2018.

Beauty innovation suffering from ‘tunnel vision’, expert says

22-Apr-2014 - “Innovation is not dead,” notes industry expert Steve Barton, but, according to the professional skin biologist, it’s certainly not alive and kicking. “How many alphabet creams can you possibly need?” he wonders.

Western consumers are now demanding skin care influences from Asia

22-Apr-2014 - It is important for ingredient suppliers to stay relevant and follow the trends – which in skin care right now, is coming from Asia…

Suppliers need to listen to global consumers so they can use the same language as manufacturers

22-Apr-2014 - Two years after launching its Care Creations brand to reach all consumers from different markets around the world, BASF has now developed new innovations based on consumer needs, which are just as important to ingredient suppliers.

L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and P&G head the ‘genius’ hair care brands

21-Apr-2014 - L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and Procter &Gamble are the owners of the most digitally competent hair care and color brands by establishing direct relationships with consumers online.

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.