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Spain: exports of cosmetics and fragrances return to pre-pandemic level

Spain: exports of cosmetics and fragrances return to pre-pandemic level

Spain’s exports of perfumes and cosmetics are expected to reach 4.5 billion euros in 2021, back to the pre-pandemic level, according to...

K-Beauty: How did Korea make its mark in the world of cosmetics?

K-Beauty: How did Korea make its mark in the world of cosmetics?

K-Beauty is to cosmetics what K-Pop is to the world of music. A reworked version - adapted to local tastes, refreshed and rich in...

France: Selective beauty up 6% between January and August 2021

France: Selective beauty up 6% between January and August 2021

After an all-time slump in 2020, sales of perfumes, skincare and make-up are back on the rise in the selective channel, up 6% in the...

Sustainable cosmetic companies fly high as investors bet on sales growth

Sustainable cosmetic companies fly high as investors bet on sales growth

As the first half of 2021 has proved to be a major one for the natural personal care industry, with a flurry of investments and...

J-Beauty: a minimalist approach to beauty that is growing in popularity

J-Beauty: a minimalist approach to beauty that is growing in popularity

After the advent of K-Beauty, which has stormed its way to a highly influential position in the global cosmetics industry over the last...

Men in China go under the knife to boost life chances

Men in China go under the knife to boost life chances

Worried his appearance would detract from opportunities in China’s competitive society, Xia Shurong decided to go under the surgeon’s...

Embracing the Afro in revolt against Venezuela's 'bad hair' stereotype

Embracing the Afro in revolt against Venezuela’s ’bad hair’ stereotype

Two years ago, Victoria Mejias abandoned her slavish pursuit of sleek tresses — a common obsession in Venezuela where hair and race...

Online shopping to account for nearly 30% of global beauty sales by 2026

Online shopping to account for nearly 30% of global beauty sales by 2026

Pureplay ecommerce platforms Amazon, Alibaba and JD.com are already major players in the sector and are expected to grow 4 to 5 times...

How 'genuinfluencers' are taking authenticity to social networks?

How ’genuinfluencers’ are taking authenticity to social networks?

Gone are the filters and effects. These days what internet users want from influencers is authenticity. Welcome to the ’genuinfluencer’...

Trends: Are men really going to adopt make-up habits?

Trends: Are men really going to adopt make-up habits?

Wearing makeup largely remains associated with femininity. However, from the millions of tutorials available on social media to the...

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China’s Safety and Technical Standard for Cosmetics 2022 (STSC...

China's Safety and Technical Standard for Cosmetics 2022 (STSC 2022)

China National Institutes for Food and Drug Control is inviting public submissions regarding the draft of the Safety and Technical...

Telophi biotech ingredient: Restoring Facial Harmony

Telophi biotech ingredient: Restoring Facial Harmony

All human beings are works of art. Each individual’s face is beautifully unique, shaped by life experiences and styled with individual...

Cosmetic Ingredients - April 2022

Cosmetic Ingredients - April 2022

After two years marked by a pandemic and a succession of unprecedented global lockdowns, the face of the global cosmetics market has...

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