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The 2019 brand value list – movers and shakers

The 2019 brand value list – movers and shakers

It’s that time of year again when Brand Finance releases its Cosmetics 50, and we, of course, have it covered. First up, let’s look at the top five. And, despite it’s well documented troubles, consumer lawsuits and brand value dropping 20% over the past year to...

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Could Gen Z herald hope for heritage?

Could Gen Z herald hope for heritage?

It’s no secret that Indie brands have proliferated and dominated in the beauty industry of late, to the detriment of heritage brands – but could that all be about to change? Gen Z is coming of age and is on the brink of becoming the planet’s biggest spending force,...

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The hotlist – the who’s who of African beauty

The hotlist – the who’s who of African beauty

If you’re like me, when you think "African beauty entrepreneur", there's not many women that spring immediately to mind. Well, more fool me, because in actual fact, Africa seems to be a hot bed of cosmetics talent. Don’t believe me? Check out these high-flying female...

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in-cosmetics Global 2019: Five takeaway trends

in-cosmetics Global 2019: Five takeaway trends

As in-cosmetics Global wrapped last week, Global Cosmetics News was awash with press releases for the latest launches – but what were the over-arching trends? Read on for our round-up of the launch activity at the show...   1)     Soothe operator With sleep aids...

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Instagram: Who you should be following

Instagram: Who you should be following

Instagram is the modern day magazine of our time. We’re all on it (aren’t we?) and for some it’s pretty addictive (it’s like my third child). So who should you be following within the cosmetics industry, and why? Well, let me tell you… Estee Laundry @esteelaundry The...

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Dupes: democratizing beauty or derivative drivel?

Dupes: democratizing beauty or derivative drivel?

As the Deciem-Lauder scandal that has gripped the cosmetics industry over the last three weeks continues to generate headline after headline – a few stood out for me. Yes, as The Ordinary stores closed their doors and their customers started to panic order online,...

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The vegan love list – what’s prompting the boom?

The vegan love list – what’s prompting the boom?

I know what you’re thinking. Another vegan blog. But, as a baby vegan myself (I’m nearing my year’s anniversary), I wanted to get down to the nitty gritty of just what was driving consumers to change their purchasing habits in food, clothes, cosmetics, in droves....

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CBD: The new avocado toast

CBD: The new avocado toast

My morning routine has been pretty much the same since I can remember. I’m a simple girl at heart; wash my face with water (don’t shoot), slather it in Eurcerin (body moisturisor – I don’t even go to the hassle of buying the dedicated face creams), a layer of...

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The make-up wars:  powder equals power

The make-up wars: powder equals power

It came as precisely no surprise to me that a study conducted by Richard Russell of the Department of Psychology at Gettysburg College in collaboration with researchers from Chanel Fragrance & Beauty Research & Innovation that looked at the perceived impact of...

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Just how safe is our sunscreen application?

Just how safe is our sunscreen application?

Please excuse me while I write this, with two fans aimed directly at my face, window open to catch the merest hint of a breeze and a cold shower planned before bed. You see, Britain is in the midst of a somewhat uncharacteristic hot spell. OK, so this week we had a...

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