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Henkel Opens Beauty Insights Center to Boost Product Development

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  • At the opening of the Beauty Insights Center: Kristin Miehlich, Vildan Önpeker-Cerci, Jens-Martin Schwärzler, and Thomas Förster.
  • By using styling products, shower gels or creams in the Beauty Insights Center, consumers contribute to successful beauty care innovations.
  • The R&D team can observe consumer habits and directly transform insights into the design and development of new products.

Henkel has opened a new Beauty Insights Center in Düsseldorf.

Located in the company’s headquarters, the center will enable its beauty care experts to observe consumer habits directly. They are particularly interested in observing how consumers handle products, the amount of water they use and their application process. The facility—which includes fully equipped bathrooms that can be watched by the team of researchers (under privacy policies and guidelines)—will allow the experts to directly test and improve products and developments with consumers.

Related: Henkel Opens Professional Hair Care Headquarters in California

“Consumers use our beauty care products in their own individual way. Different trends, but also regional practices are the reason why we observe significant differences in consumer behavior,” said Thomas Förster, head of global research and development. “We can now analyze these differences in detail in our North American test center in Stamford and the ‘Beauty Insights’ center in Düsseldorf and integrate these differences directly into our product development process.”