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Dec 26, 2014 | 11:03 AM CST

Anti-aging Skin Care Not Resonating With Older Consumers

According to a Canadean, consumer adoption of anti-aging skin care routines is low despite high interest in the products, indicating that marketers are failing to connect with a majority of consumers who are most interested in their products; brands not getting their messaging right when they talk to older consumers—a group comfortable with their age.

Dec 23, 2014 | 11:09 AM CST

U.S. Prestige Lip Color Sales Grow by Double-Digits

Total lip makeup sales up for the 12 months ending November 2014, and growth in lip makeup is not limited to lip color; lip products are among the primary drivers of total prestige makeup growth.

Dec 22, 2014 | 01:50 PM CST

Different Shades: The Technology to Try Makeup Virtually

By: Victor Shaburov

Technology is coming to the rescue with a number of apps designed to show the user how they appear in certain makeup, without the work of applying any. Many of these apps are primitive, and simply involve taking a selfie and letting the user play with a few color filters. But more advanced 3D face tracking apps will soon let users genuinely see themselves in makeup with a few easy selections, trying out new looks within seconds (and without the bother of makeup remover). Future makeup apps, offering a real time “like looking into a mirror” experience of actually seeing your live face in motion and accentuated by virtual makeup effects, could help users quickly settle on new looks, and even help to guide users in applying real makeup.

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.