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Nov 04, 2014 | 10:49 AM CST

Italian Consumers Looking for Makeup with Anti-aging Benefits

Italian consumers need makeup to cover age-related skin impurities, according to a recent report by Canadean. The report finds that 19.4% of makeup consumption in Italy is driven by anti-aging needs.

Oct 30, 2014 | 09:50 AM CDT

Avon Total Revenue Down 8% in Q3 2014

Sluggish performance in Brazil contributed to softer results in Latin America.

Oct 27, 2014 | 12:12 PM CDT

Avon Makeup Line Luxe Available Through E-commerce

By: Fernanda Bonifacio

Moves by Avon and Natura mark some changes in direct sales strategies in Brazil.

Oct 27, 2014 | 11:12 AM CDT

Bath & Body Flourishes Even as Middle-Class Confidence Wains

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 | 10:42 AM CDT

Snapshot of Color Cosmetics in South Africa

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

Exploring Brazil

By: GCI Editors

A Q&A with Philippe de Carvalho, General Manager Brazil, Coty

Oct 27, 2014 | 10:23 AM CDT

Potential in Turkey and the Middle East

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 | 12:47 PM CDT

Despite Receding Ecomony, Makeup in Brazil to Grow

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

Mintel Explores 2015 US Consumer Macro Trends

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

China Losing Out in Expanding Asian Natural Cosmetics Market

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.