We have spent a lot of time looking at ourselves in the past 12 months or so, but possibly not in ways we would have expected. Rather than using mirrors to see reflections of ourselves, we have all become familiar with what we actually look like to others thanks to online meetings, zoom parties etc. As a result even those who have never really taken too much notice of what they look like or how many wrinkles they have, have become aware of the condition of their skin. Further
For years gourmand notes such as caramel, candyfloss and chocolate have been blended to create mouth-wateringly sweet scents, but according to Fragrance Oils International, the world of fragrance is set to be inspired by a whole harvest of ingredients as a bounty of vegetables and spices bring new textures and unique facets of crisp freshness and warmth to launches. AROUSING CURIOSITY Consumers are more experimental than ever before as the barriers between male and female sce
Whilst we are all tired of talking about the awful year that was 2020, it cannot be ignored as it is going to shape the way many industries approach business, new trends and future plans. The beauty and skincare industry is no different. As lockdown saw salons closed most of us had to become our own hairstylists, beauty therapists and nail technicians. We learnt a lot – found some stuff could be done quite successfully at home with a little effort and that, other treatments r
With a growing focus on fitness as a way of life and overall wellbeing, the fashion world has been awash with ‘athleisure’ inspired collections, and it was only a matter of time before this trend filtered into the world of personal care and even household products. From sportswear brands teaming up with personal care brands, to those creating their own product lines to meet the requirements of the ever-growing fitness savvy consumer, active beauty is growing at a rapid pace.
One of the unanticipated and unexpected side effects of COVID-19 has been weight gain or what has been affectionately called 'The Quarantine 15' – that extra weight gained due to stay-at-home sheltering, comfort eating and reduced access to fitness centres and physical activity. This has proven to be a real concern for many. According projections by MarketWatch, the global cellulite treatment market, including topicals, non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments, is expec
According to a report by Grand View Research, the global shampoo bar market size was valued at USD 10.2 million in 2018. Rising awareness regarding plastic waste and more environmentally friendly packaging is propelling the demand for shampoo bars. In order to cut down the increasing burden of plastic waste, customers are adopting packaging free personal care products. Consumer preferences are also leaning towards the use of natural ingredient products for dandruff protection
Dark Circles, puffy eyes and bags under the eyes are some of the leading concerns for many women (and men). Every year millions are spent on cosmetic treatments to address these common concerns, but not everyone understands the differences between them and this is quite important in order to ensure that the skin care solution chosen is the right one for the job. Dark circles under the eyes are primarily as a result of genetics although the intensity and prominence of the circ
There are several trends that are driving changes in the world around us. For example, the rise in environmental awareness and sustainability is forcing the beauty and fragrance market to become more transparent, source ingredients more ethically and offer recyclable or better packaging solutions for the products we all love to use. Other trends include a move away from using gender to define both fashion and fragrance, with the focus being on the individual and personality.