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Oct 27, 2014 | 11:16 AM CDT
By: Shyam Gupta
A brief exploration of skin tone, brightening mechanisms and the ingredients that may be effectively used as skin brighteners.
Oct 27, 2014 | 11:12 AM CDT
By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International
Despite conditions that one would expect to have a negative impact on bath and body, the category posted its best results in a decade. What makes bath and body so resilient?
Oct 27, 2014 | 10:49 AM CDT
By: Pascaline Criton and Olga Gracioso
Though there is little and often contradictory information on skin structure and function differences between ethnic types, apart from the inherent coloration, this review provides insights into the specificities of the three main ethnic skin types.
Oct 27, 2014 | 10:42 AM CDT
By: Euromonitor International
There remains a strong preference among South African consumers for value-added and value for money product offerings within color cosmetics. Products that provide multiple benefits and all-in-one solutions remain a popular choice. High-income earners who are generally less price-sensitive tend to continue to demand more premium brands that have proven their efficiency.
Oct 27, 2014 | 10:38 AM CDT
By: GCI Editors
A Q&A with Philippe de Carvalho, General Manager Brazil, Coty
Oct 27, 2014 | 10:23 AM CDT
By: Imogen Matthews
The economies of the Middle East are turbulent ever since the Arab Spring in 2010, with trade hit by the ongoing unrest in the region. This has impacted sales of cosmetics and toiletries, although there are still opportunities for both regional and multinational players—especially in nearby Turkey, where a young population and growing urbanization has helped drive growth in sales of beauty products.
Oct 23, 2014 | 02:28 PM CDT
Inter Parfums announced net sales of the company’s ongoing brands (excluding Burberry brand sales) increased 6.0% to $134.2 million; Jimmy Choo sales rose 23% due in part to the successful launch of Jimmy Choo Man and the continued popularity of the brand’s signature scent.
Oct 23, 2014 | 12:47 PM CDT
An obsession with beauty and image continues to propel makeup sales in Brazil; direct selling or relationships with local shops and salons among the keys to success.
Oct 23, 2014 | 11:22 AM CDT
By: Stacy Glasgow and Jenny Zegler
Mintel trends analysts Stacy Glasgow and Jenny Zegler discuss the four key U.S. consumer trends identified by Mintel as the most impactful for 2015—and what this will mean for both consumers and brands in the year ahead.
Oct 17, 2014 | 03:40 PM CDT
With the exception of Hong Kong, Organic Monitor reports that the Chinese market for naturals has declined, with markets such as India, Thailand and Singapore picking up momentum.