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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 and...

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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 wearing...

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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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Amo l’italia – Italian beauty makes its move

Amo l’italia – Italian beauty makes its move

When you think of luxurious European cosmetics, I think we’d all look at the French beauty industry. It’s hard not to. With the likes of L’Oréal, LVMH, L’Occitane and Clinique all hailing from the country, it’s clearly a mecca for successful cosmetic powerhouses....

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Dear Lush: keep calm and carry on

Dear Lush: keep calm and carry on

We love a scandal here in the UK. If there’s a tiny thread to be pulled to unravel a cacophony of scandalous headlines, you can bet your life that the tabloid journalisms will pull it. And this was most certainly the case in the recent ‘Lush SpyCops’ debacle. For...

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