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Are China’s ‘Little Fresh Meat’ changing China’s male beauty landscape?

There are some words and phases that just don’t sit right or roll off the tongue, and the term coined for the group of young and beautiful male idols in china is one of them – Little Fresh Meat, politically correct it is not. But whether you like the term or not (I don’t, so let’s call it the LFM club from now on shall we?), the development is a fascinating one to dissect. Following in the footsteps of Korea’s K Pop movement and Japan’s J Pop follow up, China has over the past couple of years experienced a...


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 and stress relief one of 2019’s key beauty trends, its no wonder that several companies were innovating in this space. Givaudan, for example, launched Sensityl, a sustainable active cosmetic ingredient derived from micro algae said to bring mood-enhancing properties to the table. Sequens ushered in Glycuron 2.78, a high molecular weight polysaccharide rich in uronic...


Is the hair care market finally taking a slice of the personalization pie?

If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that a one-size-fits-all approach to skincare and beauty just won’t wash anymore. Consumers come in all different shapes, sizes and skin tones, and they want their personal care and beauty products to reflect this. Manufacturers, on the whole, have listened to their consumer. Morphe has released a new 60-shade foundation range, while Pantene has taken age diversity to a whole new level, appointing a grey-haired eldery woman, alongside a, wait for it, baby. And he has his own Instagram page too (@babychanco), if you’re interested. Of course, not all...


Are you feeling sleepy? Beauty benefits from the cult of sleep

Thatcher was famous for only needing five hours a night, Trump only gets four – sleep is for wimps, right? Wrong. In fact, research increasingly suggests that our lack of sleep is shaping up to be a public health crisis – the minimum recommended amount for optimum health is 7.7 hours a night and most of us are getting considerably less. And we don’t like it – Americans spent an estimated US$41 billion on sleep aids in 2015, and the market is expected to grow to a value of US$52 billion by 2020, according to figures from BCC research,...


Pure beauty – how CSR needs to go back to the start

What do consumers want – it’s the million-dollar question. Well what we do know is that consumers no longer choose their products solely based on the packaging, the promised results, or the affordability factor, yet of course they all still have their place. What has become a more prevalent buying influence is the story and the footprint of the product. The journey from ingredients to manufacturing to shelf has become a mounting concern for shoppers when it comes to choosing their cosmetics, and it’s all encompassing. From the raw materials selection to the product’s carbon footprint, the natural credentials...