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Oct. 30, 2019 | Cosmetic trends

Cosmetics 360's start-ups pro

Organized in Paris on October 16 and 17 at the Carrousel du Louvre, the Cosmetics 360 exhibition brought together all the players in the cosmetics industry. Raw material manufacturers, packaging suppliers, trade associations and leading companies were among the participants… but that’s not all. New brands also came to present their projects. Here are three of them.

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10 Sept. 2012 Cosmetic trends

French cosmetic market: an analysis by Euromonitor

The consultant company Euromonitor has made available its yearly study of the French cosmetic market. Slowing growth,trend to "natural", and fragmentation of the market, nevertheless, still dominated by the L'Oreal group: this study (available for €1,800) provides also clues to face the industry's challenges.

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24 Aug. 2012 Cosmetic trends

No loyalty in lotion, affordability is key

Loyalty is lost when it comes to body care products. New research from Mintel reveals that nearly a quarter (23%) of those who use body care products at least once a week usually just buy what’s on sale. Not surprisingly, this has contributed to a 10% decline in sales of body ...

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07 Aug. 2012 Cosmetic trends

Hair care: Chinese prefer all-natural and performance

After a survey by the research company Mintel, 81 % of Chinese consumers prefer to buy all-natural hair care. This is the result of the recurrent concerns about the safety of products. However, they are also many to look for the performance and the efficiency … at the expense of the high-end ...

31 May 2012 Cosmetic trends

The delusion of "semi-permanent polishes" in parlours

The "semi-permanent polishes" launch shatters the world of the nail salons. The nail addict’s life as well. OK, but at what cost, and what are the consequences to your nails? A study in a world full of black-out and true chemistry. 

09 May 2012 Cosmetic trends

Five cosmetic products to follow

The cosmetic industry is always innovating, learning from the female beauties the world over, or bringing back long-forgotten recipes. The recent years have been focused on micellar waters, B.B. creams or battery-operated mascaras. Do-all creams, anti-dark circles or peelings for hands. Some are now essential. Others have been available on ...

Mintel/Cosmetics Observatory
07 May 2012 Cosmetic trends

The beauty of social networks

Being on the social networks is valuable for a cosmetics brand. This is the conclusion of a survey by Mintel, in Great Britain, which has analysed the behaviour of Internet users in the beauty sector. A way for brands to take advantage of some opportunities …  

20 April 2012 Cosmetic trends

Belgium: the consumption of cosmetics on the decline

A study by the Center of Research and information of the Consumers Organisations (CRIOC, a Belgian not-for-profit Foundation) gives a non-waited for result: during the last ten years, the consumption of cosmetics products has changed a great deal … down. Face cares, anti-wrinkles and beauty cares follow the same trend.

18 April 2012 Cosmetic trends

From the milk jar to our skins: animal milks

Milk, milk, milk: animals from the farm able to supply milk are a new trend. Their names are more widely used in our cosmetics than ever before. Several brands have even been created during the last years based on this ingredient and its derivatives. Others have made it the leading ...

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27 March 2012 Cosmetic trends

How consumers help in the development of new active ingredients

A more aware consumer, more and more accustomed to read labels prior to buying, wanting to avoid some ingredients, though demanding of a higher efficiency … these are the key elements that the Kline study and consulting firm has identified as the driving factor for the development of new active ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
26 March 2012 Cosmetic trends

Make-up remover oil, a new beauty tool

After the dermatological bar, the milk and lotion pair, the refreshing jelly, the cleansing lather and, more recently, wipes or micellar water, oil makes a come (back) in the ritual of the face make-up removing.

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21 March 2012 Cosmetic trends

Chinese consumers prefer cosmetics from abroad pro

A study by the Diagonal Reports organization, specialized in market studies, reports that, for their cosmetics, Chinese consumers do not trust the “Made in China," and prefer imported products. Luxury brands, and a Parisian signature, drive the beauty-addicts of the Empire of the Middle … if the products meet their ...

12 March 2012 Cosmetic trends

A passion for serums

Cosmetics industry is mad about the noblest - and the most expensive - texture of face care, which is now suitable to all skin types. Serum grabs the lion’s share in the launches of this first half of the year, and is present in all the retail networks. 

27 Feb. 2012 Cosmetic trends

Organic beauty products: to a sustainable growth?

This month, Deloitte, an audit firm, released in February 2012 a study on the organic cosmetic industry, titled “Organic beauty products: to a sustainable growth?” It is an overview of the French market of organic beauty products in 2011, and of its growth potential.

The Observatory of Cosmetics
06 Feb. 2012 Cosmetic trends

Acne in adult women

It is a recent finding: acne is a concern also to adults, more and more, up to 41% of women aged 25 and more*. The causes: genetics, stress, smoking … but also the use of non suited cosmetics. An inconvenience of many mature skins, this cutaneous disease requires specific cares and draws the ...

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28 Jan. 2012 Cosmetic trends

Eye contour cares become more sophisticated

Thanks to new massaging applicators (roll-on, balls, etc.), eye contour cares, often deceptive, until now, are more efficient. A “smoothing out” survey, by Ariane Le Febvre.

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13 Jan. 2012 Cosmetic trends

Weather and its impact on the cosmetics consumption pro

Fall 2011 has been exceptionally warm. CLIMPACT, the European leader of the Business Climate Intelligence, and SymphonyIRI Group, a specialist of the follow-up of the market of consumers products, have surveyed 300 such consumers products. The result: soups, down, deodorants and shower-gels, up!

22 Dec. 2011 Cosmetic trends

The gentle "whisper" of organic perfumes

Mistrusting chemistry in cosmetics, an increasing number of women look at organic perfumes. Good news: they change, are more and more engineered, and they truly deserve the name of perfumes. By Ariane Le Fevbre.

The Observatory of Cosmetics
15 Dec. 2011 Cosmetic trends

A cosmetics gift-pack for Christmas? Yes, but ?

They are popular, and let us agree: they are very practical … when ideas are lacking for Xmas gifts. Two to three millions gift-packs, which allow for a nice gift without getting worked up, that are sold every year in France for the Holiday season. Nevertheless, the customers do not ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
15 Dec. 2011 Cosmetic trends

Cosmetics gift-packs: men and women agree on their prices and contents pro

Gift-packs are a successful option every year during the Holiday season. Especially, those coming with a "Well-Being" flavour. By the way, why this gift-pack is thriving, while that one is not? Some pieces of an answer through a Promise Inc’s survey.

09 Dec. 2011 Cosmetic trends

New hair beauty gestures

In the land of hair cosmetics, shampoo is ennobled, detox is gaining ground, dry shampoo is reinvented, serum persists and signs, fragrant mists are popular… An overview of trends in the"hair of time";

28 Oct. 2011 Cosmetic trends

BB Cream: myth or reality?

An invasion of BB Cream in the horizon (BB comes for Blemish Balm, an anti-imperfections balm) … Are we going to be all victims? It is questionable. An analysis of a phenomenon, not that phenomenal …

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07 Oct. 2011 Cosmetic trends

Glass, a cosmetic material

Mainly made of silica, it can be recycled ad infinitum. Safe, ecological and sophisticated, it is the ideal material of the packaging of our creams, oils, foundations and perfumes. Flash-back to glass, a packaging material for the future.

The Observatory of Cosmetics
30 Sept. 2011 Cosmetic trends

Looking desperately for a perfect nude skin ?

The Nude is the topic of face care in this "after-vacation" period. This new generation of care, which "make the skin perfect"(we may call them "skin-perfecting") may not allow us to go without make-up --as some brands claim-- but sure, it gives immediately a more beautiful complexion …

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08 Sept. 2011 Cosmetic trends

Cosmetics for children: delightful or worrying?

Our children are washed. They brush their teeth, protect their skins from sunrays … They daily use cosmetics, as adults do. That is why they interest the marketing departments of renowned brands, which design full ranges of products (after those for babies and teens) with suitable formulae, fragrances and packaging.

The Observatory of Cosmetics
02 Sept. 2011 Cosmetic trends

What organic cosmetics for the new school year?

They gain in sensoriality but their effectiveness is not yet recognized as equivalent to that of conventional cosmetics. This subjective perception is largely related to their lack of immediate effects. Explanations.