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March 13, 2019 | Cosmetic trends

Top 100 Megabrands, by Euromonitor pro

Euromonitor International has just published its Top 100 consumer goods brands, including cosmetics brands. 25 of them are in this Top 100, in second place after packaged food, which has 41 in it. It is still L’Oréal that dominates in the cosmetics sector, with 5th place in the general classification, and 1st in the cosmetic classification.

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Top 100 Megabrands, by Euromonitor
13 March 2019 Cosmetic trends

Top 100 Megabrands, by Euromonitor pro

Euromonitor International has just published its Top 100 consumer goods brands, including cosmetics brands. 25 of them are in this Top 100, in second place after packaged food, which has 41 in it. It is still L’Oréal that dominates in the cosmetics sector, with 5th place in the general classification, and 1st in the cosmetic classification.

The baby cosmetics boom in China
12 March 2019 Cosmetic trends

The baby cosmetics boom in China pro

According to new research from market intelligence agency Mintel, China’s babies are getting more pampered than ever. Over the past five years, China’s baby personal care market has witnessed rapid development, with the relaxation of the one-child policy and premiumisation, seeing total sales grow at a CAGR (compound ...

CEW Wearisma White paper
28 Feb. 2019 Cosmetic trends

CEW France and Wearisma analyse cosmetic influence marketing pro

Cosmetic brands are increasingly capitalizing on influence marketing to promote their products and portray their image on social networks. Using influencers has almost become a requirement to stand out from consumers, but it is still necessary to know where to turn or what kind of content is really creating a ...

French cosmetics exports still on the rise
25 Feb. 2019 Cosmetic trends

French cosmetics exports still on the rise

According to a press release from the FEBEA (Federation of Beauty Companies), French cosmetics exports surpassed the 14.5 billion euro mark in 2018 (+6.3% compared to 2017). The sector has a positive trade balance of €11.2 billion, up almost 6.6% compared to 2017. The sector maintains its position on the podium of French ...

Kantar's logo
21 Feb. 2019 Cosmetic trends

Kantar Worldpanel reviews the 2018 beauty market

What happened on the cosmetics market in 2018? What are the new consumer behaviours? Which distribution sectors are on the rise? All these questions are crucial for professionals in the cosmetics industry. The consulting agency, Kantar Worldpanel, represented by Anaïs Dupuy, came to provide answers at a meeting organised by the ...

American YouTuber Manny Mua
21 Jan. 2019 Cosmetic trends

Make-up for men is becoming a trend

By small touches, the men put on make-up. Foundation, gloss or eyebrow pen: make-up is invading the shelves of more and more men. Covering, coloured, sequined or more discreet like concealer, it broadens the field of masculine possibilities and arouses the interest of brands.

Microbiome and metagenomics
16 Jan. 2019 Cosmetic trends

Microbiome and metagenomics: the link with products for the skin pro

The marketing of cosmetic products requires mastery of their regulation, but also a good knowledge of disciplines as varied as biology, physiology, galenic, toxicology, physicochemistry, microbiology… However, a scientific discipline can provide valuable information and thus be added to this list: metagenomics!

Minimalism
20 Nov. 2018 Cosmetic trends

Minimalist cosmetics: what's new in the United States and South Korea?

The trend may be well established, but it is still declining. Cosmetic minimalism has many facets and many of them come from the other side of the globe. During the third Formul’Tech organised by the CED on 30 October 2018 in Lyon, Elina Tran, project manager at Cosmetics Inspiration & Creation and Amélia ...

Minimalism
07 Nov. 2018 Cosmetic trends

Minimalism takes over cosmetics pro

More and more consumers now are demanding ethical products from the cosmetics industry that are good for their skin and nature. Professionals in the sector can only be attentive to these expectations. Sébastien Mendes, marketing engineer at Gattefossé, presented one of the answers with his vision of minimalism in cosmetics ...

Mathilde Lion - NPD
06 Nov. 2018 Cosmetic trends

Prestige fragrances: trends and outlooks pro

During a conference given at LuxePack Monaco 2018, Mathilde Lion, Europe Industry Beauty Expert of the market research firm NPD, presented the trends in the Prestige fragrance market in Europe and North America. An opportunity to highlight the drivers of growth and the resulting opportunities for companies.

Tailor-made cosmetics
05 Nov. 2018 Cosmetic trends

"Tailor-made" in cosmetics: an unavoidable trend pro

“Personalization”, everyone swears by that term nowadays. Faced with the plethoric cosmetic offer, more and more consumers are looking for treatments that are specifically suited to their skin problem. The cosmetics industry intends to respond to the needs of its customers. Lætitia Tetedoux, marketing consultant, gave an update on the ...

More unique fragrances thanks to AI?
30 Oct. 2018 Cosmetic trends

More unique fragrances thanks to AI?

According to Richard Goodwin, the principal research scientist on an IBM project studying how to use AI for product - specifically perfume - composition, the skill that takes perfumers ten or more years to develop may be learned quicker and more precisely by Artificial Intellience (AI).

Happy Ageing analyzed by Alcimed
09 Oct. 2018 Cosmetic trends

Happy Ageing: the new cosmetic concept to better conquer the seniors

Senior people represent a high-potential market for the cosmetics industry. The proportion of people over 60 years of age will increase by a factor of 2.5 by 2050 to reach 33% of the world’s population. Moreover, the purchasing power of seniors remains high, they are less cautious about spending, driven by the desire to have ...

Jiang Cheng is seen recording video at his home in Beijing.
27 Aug. 2018 Cosmetic trends

China: male cosmetics booming

When Jiang Cheng first tried a bit of concealer during his first year of university in China it gave him self-confidence and he was instantly hooked. Now he is among hundreds of Chinese men sharing beauty tips online and cashing in on the booming male cosmetics industry.

young woman
06 June 2018 Cosmetic trends

5 tips to adopt the no-makeup technique

For the arrival of the beautiful days, what better than to wear a flawless and natural mine? No-makeup is the ideal technique. Contrary to what its name suggests, it is not a matter of banning the use of make-up but a nude and light beauty.

person who's perfuming itself
04 June 2018 Cosmetic trends

New perfume gestures

Cushions, sticks, waxes, oils, all-over mists… To seduce young generations, the perfume industry reinvents the way we perfume ourselves, with new materials to create new gestures. From now on, skin feel, sensoriality, and intimacy have a bigger role to play in these comfy, caress galenics.

Business France & Cosmed Logos with malaysian flag
30 May 2018 Cosmetic trends

Halal cosmetics, an emerging trend in Malaysia pro

If the cosmetics industry is unaffected by the crisis, it should still renew itself and adapt to new consumer expectations. In a country with a large Muslim population, it is essential to offer beauty alternatives in line with consumers’ beliefs. Here is a trend-deciphering interview with Lyslie Legendre, Head of ...

woman who sleeps
23 May 2018 Cosmetic trends

Four-o’clock

Of course, night is supposed to be the moment when we sleep, but it is also ideal to take care of your skin, and the cosmetics industry has understood that perfectly well. New textures, new sizes… brands vie with inventiveness by offering targeted creams to apply at night.

woman getting her makeup done
09 May 2018 Cosmetic trends

Cosmetics in the service of the sick

Anyone can develop a critical illness, anytime in their lives. The pathway in hospital and the care needs can be demanding, both physically and psychologically. A few beauty players have decided to take action for the sick, by offering them a cosmetics approach specially designed for them.

bride
25 April 2018 Cosmetic trends

The bride’s beauty schedule

At the dawn of spring, many couples are getting ready to say yes after long months dedicated to organizing their wedding. Once the biggest of the preparations are settled, the"bride-to-be" must not neglect the essential beauty rituals to shine a thousand lights during the ceremony. Make-up tests, skin care ...

man at the barber shop
18 April 2018 Cosmetic trends

Cosmetics are also about men

Men’s products are nothing new, but their perception by consumers long remained obscure. Today, gentlemen give more importance to their own image and are more inclined to use beauty products to take care of themselves – starting with their hairs…

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09 April 2018 Cosmetic trends

Two-thirds of urban chinese consumers say lifestyle factors cause their facial skin conditions

A Mintel study shows that two-thirds (66%) of urban Chinese consumers aged 20-49 with skin conditions say lifestyle is a major factor in these illnesses. Because of their traditional mentality, these consumers are more likely to change their lifestyle (72%) and pay more attention to daily facial care (71%) before taking additional ...

bottles of cosmetics below the sign of the pharmacy
04 April 2018 Cosmetic trends

When cosmetics meets pharmaceutics

It seems it is a short step from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals. In addition to the beauty offering that flourishes in pharmacy departments, there is also a boom of skincare products with pharmaceutical expertise. Where does this trend come from and why does it work so well? Here are a few ...

girl who's writting on a keyboard
28 March 2018 Cosmetic trends

Consumer reviews: the ultimate argument before a purchase

It has been said a dozen times that the cosmetics industry is coping with a real climate of mistrust. It is no longer enough to launch ad campaigns to reassure buyers and make them want to purchase products. How to make a choice given the ever-increasing plethoric beauty offering, if ...

Fruits on a table
27 March 2018 Cosmetic trends

Beauty trends 2019/2020: predictions by Peclers

2018 has only just started, but beauty professionals have already been getting ready for next year. On March 8, 2018 in Paris, global trends agency Peclers announced to the press the beauty inspirations to be followed for the Fall/Winter 2019/2020.

Soap in a plate
19 March 2018 Cosmetic trends

The boom of solid cosmetics

Less is more… and that also goes for the beauty sector. More and more brands offer ‘solid’ versions of cosmetics. What for? To provide consumers with a more natural and sustainable beauty alternative.

A woman perfuming herself
12 March 2018 Cosmetic trends

Perfume-skincare: the future of beauty?

In addition to combining sensoriality and pleasure, it is known that smells have the power to trigger certain emotions and awaken our memory. According to dermocosmetology scientific expert Gérard Redziniak, the world of perfumery has not revealed all its secrets yet. What if it were possible to create perfumes with ...

06 March 2018 Cosmetic trends

2018 new Cosmétagora formulas (7)

Just like every year, the Cosmétagora show organized by the SFC (French Society of Cosmetology) last January 9-10, celebrated innovations in cosmetics formulation. Brands could find plenty of inspiration, both in terms of product design and marketing concepts

27 Feb. 2018 Cosmetic trends

2018 new Cosmétagora formulas (6)

Just like every year, the Cosmétagora show organized by the SFC (French Society of Cosmetology) last January 9-10, celebrated innovations in cosmetics formulation. Brands could find plenty of inspiration, both in terms of product design and marketing concepts

26 Feb. 2018 Cosmetic trends

Transparency is trendy!

Providing more details on cosmetics composition and manufacturing methods seems to be the latest craze among brands. First initiated by organic entities, this new communication strategy is now adopted by more conventional groups. It is motivated by the growing consumer desire to know exactly what their beauty products are composed ...

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
20 Feb. 2018 Cosmetic trends

Natural and organic cosmetics: consumer perceptions and expectations pro

On February 13, market research agency Harris Interactive presented the results of a survey conducted in collaboration with CosmeticOBS on cosmetics naturalness. On the agenda: deciphering of new challenges for natural and organic beauty, consumer perception of this segment, role of labels, importance of ingredients… and one conclusion: naturalness will ...

20 Feb. 2018 Cosmetic trends

2018 new Cosmétagora formulas (5)

Just like every year, the Cosmétagora show organized by the SFC (French Society of Cosmetology) last January 9-10, celebrated innovations in cosmetics formulation. Brands could find plenty of inspiration, both in terms of product design and marketing concepts

13 Feb. 2018 Cosmetic trends

2018 new Cosmétagora formulas (4)

Just like every year, the Cosmétagora show organized by the SFC (French Society of Cosmetology) last January 9-10, celebrated innovations in cosmetics formulation. Brands could find plenty of inspiration, both in terms of product design and marketing concepts

06 Feb. 2018 Cosmetic trends

2018 new Cosmétagora formulas (3)

Just like every year, the Cosmétagora show organized by the SFC (French Society of Cosmetology) last January 9-10, celebrated innovations in cosmetics formulation. Brands could find plenty of inspiration, both in terms of product design and marketing concepts

30 Jan. 2018 Cosmetic trends

2018 new Cosmétagora formulas (2)

Just like every year, the Cosmétagora show organized by the SFC (French Society of Cosmetology) last January 9-10, celebrated innovations in cosmetics formulation. Brands could find plenty of inspiration, both in terms of product design and marketing concepts

23 Jan. 2018 Cosmetic trends

2018  new Cosmetagora formulas (1)

Just like every year, the Cosmétagora show organized by the SFC (French Society of Cosmetology) last January 10-11 celebrated innovations in cosmetics formulation. Brands could find plenty of inspiration, both in terms of product design and marketing concepts.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
02 Jan. 2018 Cosmetic trends

The 10 beauty trends in 2018, by Pinterest

According to Pinterest 100 report for 2018, 10 top beauty trends emerge for this year. 48 million women use this social media to find ideas. Pinners are looking to the experts for the latest products to try and buy, and tips and tutorials for everyday looks and special occasions. The motto for 2018: Go for the ...

07 Nov. 2017 Cosmetic trends

Three new cosmetic trends, by Euromonitor pro

In order to thrive in a fast-paced market, businesses need to understand consumer behaviour and preferences. Euromonitor International just published its 'Beauty Survey 2017: Key Insights and System Update', that explores shifts in spending power and increased consumer awareness of product formulation and ingredients. Additionally, the report examines changes and how ...

Bertrand GUAY / AFP
04 Oct. 2017 Cosmetic trends

Spring beauty: shine on

Dewy, glowing skin has long been a staple catwalk beauty look, but this season elevated the trend, with multiple fashion houses sending their models down the runway with faces that positively shone. There is no doubt that the biggest beauty trend to emerge from the Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows this September ...

27 Sept. 2017 Cosmetic trends

Cosmetotextile: slipping on beauty

As cosmetics brands vie each other in inventiveness to offer the public new skincare products with ever-more innovative galenics and textures, an alternative branch now provides consumers with a new way to consume beauty: cosmetotextile. As its name suggests, it is an association between textile and beauty for cosmetics purposes ...

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
25 Sept. 2017 Cosmetic trends

M&A: Beauty is now in ‘the eye of the acquirers’ pro

The M&A market for beauty products has reached a tipping point – ‘acquire, or be acquired’. This is one of the learnings of a study published by Capitalmind on cosmetic brands which analyzes the dynamics of the actors and current stakes of this global sector in which France plays a leading ...

18 Sept. 2017 Cosmetic trends

Beauty boxes are getting green

It has been a few years since beauty boxes have invaded cosmetics consumer mail boxes. The offering is massive, there is something for every taste. And those that prefer to invest in organic skincare have not been left behind, since green-labelled boxes have also been launched. Some of them offer ...