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10 years

Three questions to Ancorotti Cosmetics

Premium Beauty News - How would you describe your company’s contribution to the beauty industry?

Ancorotti Cosmetics - Ancorotti Cosmetics is a leading contract manufacturing company, providing a wide range of products, from makeup to skincare, appreciated by the most famous brands worldwide. We are able to produce in large quantities, which is why our customers prefer to rely on us for big orders. If we look at mascara, we sell around 1.500 tons per year! Globally, one in five mascaras on the market comes from our factory. Counting emulsions, back injection products and powders, every year our factories produce over 100 million pieces. Our company’s high quality of manufacture is another key success factor: our custom-formulated products epitomize Italian-made excellence. Moreover, innovation is our core-value, and we invest a lot in R&D. As a matter of fact, we are not “just” manufactures: I’d rather say we are developers, or total solutions providers.

Premium Beauty News - What are the main transformations affecting your business today?

Ancorotti Cosmetics - The 1970s saw the beginning of the outsourcing phenomenon, which has increasingly caught on in the beauty business and today the majority of the world’s makeup is produced by contract manufacturers. Brands benefit from these companies’ skills and assets without having to own plants or labs, avoiding huge investments in new technologies, industrial machinery, workforce acquisition or research. They don’t have to deal directly with packaging suppliers and can receive state-of-the-art proposals in terms of innovation and trends. They can buy finished goods that are safe, compliant to the relevant legislative and regulatory framework and ready for market. Italy-based B2B cosmetics companies closed 2017 with a turnover of over 1 billion euros, with a + 8.5% annual increase — higher than the overall growth of the cosmetics business. Outsourcing cosmetics manufacturing is the future of the beauty industry.

Premium Beauty News - What is your vision of beauty in 10 years? What will be your contribution to this beauty of the future?

Ancorotti Cosmetics - Beauty is going natural, organic, bio, even vegan. People buy what they perceive to be sustainable, healthy products. This influences the beauty industry in a positive way. Traceability and transparency, eco-friendly developments such as carbon footprint reduction and advances in research are just a few examples.

Another macro-trend is individuality. Nowadays, we look for ways to enhance our personality in its uniqueness and promote diversity. In the future, thanks to technology, makeup products will be increasingly user-oriented, customizable and adaptable to individual needs. The beauty industry is turning 4.0, empowering consumers to personalize their products, to create them even. A few apps that help consumers choose the perfect shade or e-commerce websites enabling shoppers to compose their own beauty kits are already available on the market, as well as smart products whose final effect varies according to one’s skin tone.

Developers must push innovation and invest in new technologies, but also establish a constant dialogue with research institutions in interdisciplinary fields (including chemistry, engineering, business intelligence etc.). Last but not least, we must not forget that the best ideas stem directly from the consumers: the beauty of the future is in their hands.

Premium Beauty News is 10 years old!

Premium Beauty News is 10 years old!

Ten years after its official launch in September 2008, Premium Beauty News has become one of the world’s authoritative media serving the cosmetics industry. Brand owners, suppliers, retailers and consultants find in our articles, topical news, often exclusive, that help them both fuel their vision of beauty and develop their strategies.

Now, more than 43,000 subscribers receive the Premium Beauty News newsletter each week, in English or French, and nearly 6,000 people receive the Brazil Beauty News Portuguese newsletter. And these figures continue to grow from one month to the other!

To celebrate these ten years, we offer you this special issue concocted in the height of summer. Our first bi-media issue: both digital and printed! The opportunity for us to take a quick retrospective look, but most of all, true to our editorial line, to try to better understand the developments of the market and to turn our eyes to the immediate and more distant future, giving voice to the best experts in the field!

Vincent Gallon
Founder & Managing editor


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