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CES 2020: playing catch up?

CES 2020: playing catch up?

It’s 2020 – that decade long hailed as ‘the future’ and yet we’re still not whizzing about on hover boards and robots don’t walk among us. Truth be told, I’ve never been a fan of Sci-Fi films but for those who imagined a Minority Report-style tech takeover would be...

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To 2020 and beyond: the next decade of beauty

To 2020 and beyond: the next decade of beauty

We’re on the brink of a new decade of beauty – will these 20s be roaring or reserved? While none of us have a crystal ball, we’ve looked at the emerging beauty trends over 2019 and chosen five that we don’t think are going anywhere in 2020… Natural, natural and...

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Clean beauty – hair care, you’re up

Clean beauty – hair care, you’re up

As industry professionals we know that demand for natural and organic beauty products has been around for some time now, and with no official legislation in place to regulate product claims, most beauty companies have tapped into the trend. Yet while the demand for...

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Diversity in beauty – where next?

Diversity in beauty – where next?

There’s no doubt that diversity has been a hot topic in the beauty world for the last few years. We’ve seen numerous inclusivity campaigns launch to great acclaim, and we’ve had our fair share of scandals to boot. Be it age, gender, sexual orientation, size, skin...

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Is K-beauty’s reign over in China?

Is K-beauty’s reign over in China?

Chinese shoppers are switching their allegiance from K-beauty to local brands and J-beauty classics, according to a report published by the South China Morning Post. Growth in exports of South Korean cosmetics to China slowed by two-thirds as the THAAD scandal...

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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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