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Diagonal Reports Shows African Consumers Worldwide Unhappy with Hair Care Options
In a new report on African consumers and their behavior in the hair care market, Diagonal Reports shows a rise of the "chemophobe" consumers, as well as how online retail and engagement is changing expectations.
Trends of Personalization and Multifunctionality Cross Over in Beauty and Apparel
The crossover of trends between the two markets also shows them merging at a few interesting points, offering a potential new class of "cosmetotextiles."
Mintel: BB Cream Launches in US Increase Nearly 50% Since 2012
Reported usage for other color cosmetic products include 53% for mascara, 48% for lip gloss, 45% for lipstick, eye liner and foundation, 43% for blusher, 42% for eye shadow, and 40% for powder.
Neiman Marcus Launches Beauty Specialist Online Service
The new program from the department store aims to offer online customers the personalized beauty counter experience they would receive in a Neiman Marcus store.
Getting Older Younger and Younger
According to The NPD Group, 39% of women ages 25–34 consider anti-aging benefits important in their beauty products.
Unilever, University of Liverpool Partner to Research Next Generation of Renewable Chemicals
The three-year project will involve developing renewable chemicals from the surplus sugars, fats, oils and carbohydrates produced via commodity byproducts and forestry wastes.
French Fareva Completes Acquisition of Majority Stake of Chromavis
Through this acquisition, Fareva becomes a major player in the field of makeup, while Chromavis consolidates its position in the market and is actively pursuing its strategy of international expansion.
Elizabeth Arden CFO Moves to Hain Celestial
Stephen J. Smith moving from prestige beauty's Elizabeth Arden to the more natural and organic focused Hain Celestial Group.
Natural Beauty and Personal Care Flourish in Japan, China
Kline & Company tracks the reasons for the positive associations for natural and organic beauty products in the Asian countries.

Beauty Ingredient News

New R&D Facility, Seminars, and More Beauty Ingredient News and Launches for Late August 2013
New learning opportunities from Croda, Sabsina and BASF, new lab facilities at Kemin, research agreements, new ingredients and more from suppliers including Symrise, Lonza, Induchem, and Sensient.

Featured Articles

Anti-Aging: The Trends and Challenges in New Product Development
By: Phillip Mitteness
From UV absorbers to natural ingredients to anti-aging needs for hair care, ingredient innovation continues to be a key element in new beauty product development.
Marketing and Regulations: Friends or Foes? Or Both?
By: Ada Polla
A brief overview of U.S. regulations as they impact cosmetics, and exploration of the question: How does one reconcile the marketing perspective with the regulatory requirements of our industry?
A Conversation: Aligning Brand Messages with Specialty Categories, Retail Needs
By: Elaine Sauer
In a Q&A with Jurlique’s Rose Fernandez, the excitement behind natural and organic products is discussed, as well as how that kind of product messaging fits into the larger branding picture and into its retail relationships.