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Dec 16, 2014 | 12:12 PM CST

Beauty to Grow on Three Pillars 2015–2025

According to Diagonal Reports, beauty market will grow on three pillars: wellness, technology and cosmetic beauty. The beauty market is transitioning as women fall out of love with older models; even the most conservative of beauty consumers more open than ever to new skin care technologies and formulations

Dec 16, 2014 | 10:44 AM CST

Opportunities for US Beauty in the UK

With £276.6 million in export sales to the U.K., U.S. beauty companies only capturing a small percentage of the U.K.'s £8.9 billion beauty market.

Dec 08, 2014 | 12:01 PM CST

Sunscreen Innovation Act Becomes a Law

It's official—the Sunscreen Innovation Act has become a law. On Nov. 29, 2014, President Barack Obama signed the bipartisan Sunscreen Innovation Act into law, paving the way for more sunscreen actives on the U.S. sun care market.

Dec 08, 2014 | 11:44 AM CST

Datamonitor Consumer Explores Compressed Deodorants, Category Innovation

Compressed deodorants drive wider innovation while smaller packaging in the format appealing to consumers who key in on greener packaging and easy-to-carry products; across the wider deodorants space, consumers are now looking beyond the hygiene aspect of deodorant products, and sensory benefits are influential in their product choices within the personal hygiene space. Trends will continue to gain traction and greater innovation engagement going forward through interest from a wide range of consumers.

Dec 03, 2014 | 02:17 PM CST

Analysis of Online Personal Care Gift Pack and Fragrance Categories Released

Clavis Insight Index (CI2), which measures brand online store presence and performance, shows Burt’s Bees and Guess fragrances are best positioned to win their respective categories in the online channel, based on their online store presence and performance in early November 2014.

Dec 03, 2014 | 11:53 AM CST

Brazilian Consumers Seek Body Creams With the 'Right' Story

According to Canadean, body care accounts for 70.6% of the Brazilian skin care market, and the desire to enhance appearance influences 28.8% of this consumption.

Dec 01, 2014 | 05:11 PM CST

Evolving German Men's Skin Care Market Presenting Sizeable Opportunity

In the traditionally female-oriented skin care market, it is men who present a highly attractive opportunity in Germany, finds new report by Canadean; report also finds many consumers now believe there is little difference between premium branded skin care and private label alternatives.

Dec 01, 2014 | 05:03 PM CST

Holiday Retail Report Reveals New Consumer Expectations

EGC Group notes consumers' expectations for seamless experiences from in-store to digital are on the rise; consumers report they're willing to pay more for great experiences with brands.

Dec 01, 2014 | 04:10 PM CST

Confidence of Affluent Consumers Dips

The LCI, Unity Marketing's measure of affluent consumer confidence, dropped to 46.4 points in October 2014; firm predicts "a bleak Christmas shopping seasoning season."

Nov 26, 2014 | 10:19 AM CST

Mary Kay Supports Efforts Against Violence Toward Women with its Orange Lip Balm

Mark Kay Cosmetics urges consumers to show their support for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, on November 25, with the company's "Orange You Lovely" tinted lip balm.