Euromonitor International Interview Series: Nicola Kilner, Co-Ceo of DECIEM: The Abnormal Beauty Company on the Disruptive Impact of Niche/Start-Up Beauty Brands

by May 9th, 2017

Euromonitor International is pleased to present an interview with Nicola Kilner, Co-Ceo at DECIEM, a relatively recent entrant in the beauty industry, boasting a portfolio of no less than ten niche brands with an alternative positioning. While the niche segment is proliferating in the industry, several brands still face challenges associated with making their voice heard, […]

Reimagining Growth in the Global Beauty Industry

by May 5th, 2017

Euromonitor International’s 2017 edition reveals a strong beauty and personal care industry in 2016, with a respectable 5% growth. For the second consecutive year, the premium segment outperformed its mass counterpart, with nearly 6% growth. Growth Shifts: US Solid, Emerging Markets Mixed Results of Falter and Recovery At county level, Brazil and Russia have restored […]

Fashion Friday: Are Probiotics Promising Cosmetic Ingredients or Marketing Tools?

by and January 27th, 2017

More consumers are basing purchasing decisions on wellness priorities, giving greater attention to the functional aspect of a product formulation. Probiotic-based beauty leverages this trend, exhibited in a recent wave of innovative start-ups focused on probiotics. This development, however, comes with challenges attributed to technical barriers in making probiotic-based beauty viable, and rivals claiming to […]

Unilever’s Ailing Prospects in Developed Markets Prompt String of Premium Acquisitions

by December 21st, 2016

Unilever’s eventful acquisition activity over the past two years has altered its standing in beauty and personal care. The company has acted not only to capture new revenue opportunities but also to reboot its growth in developed markets. Unilever generated 40% of 2015 sales from developed markets, down from 49% in 2010. Over 2010-2015, it […]

Euromonitor International Interview Series: William George and Dr Petyaev at Cambridge Chocolate Technologies, Masterminds of The Beauty Chocolate

by November 5th, 2015

Euromonitor International is pleased to present an interview with Dr Petyaev, the inventor of Esthechoc, and Mr William George, the Chief Operating Officer at Cambridge Chocolate Technologies Ltd, a UK-based company specialising in the development of hi-tech functional chocolate. The product, Esthechoc, takes the form of an indulgent functional food aimed at protecting the skin […]