INDUSTRY NEWS – January 2017

Hair Follicle Anti-Aging Treatment from Dominican Magic

LBL2067_FAMIntroducing a new hair treatment designed to increase the moisture and blood circulation of damaged or balding hair, and made with a natural botanical complex. Sure to be a hit with your customers, its natural ingredients will help to enhance the integrity of hair growth while minimizing premature hair loss by slowing down the aging process and strengthening the hair follicles.

This collection includes the following products:

  • Hair Follicle Anti-Aging Shampoo – Made with Botanical extracts of Rosemary Oil, Aloe Vera and Horsetail to help prevent premature hair loss and stimulate hair growth. Amica extract boasts natural restoration properties. Rosemary extract works to strengthen and condition.
  • Hair Follicle Anti-Aging Conditioner – Made with the best botanical blend extract to repair, hydrate and condition dried, processed and color-treated hair. Coconut, Rosemary, Aloe Vera, Jojoba and Horsetail extracts target hair follicles, helping to condition and restore damaged hair and prevent hair loss.
  • Hair Follicle Anti-Aging Smoothing Balm (Leave-In Conditioner) – For all hair types, this product is great for creating smooth curly or straight hair looks. It provides maximum smoothness and superior shine on both straight and curly hair. Formulated with Vitamin E, silicon, Rosemary, Aloe Vera and amino acid complex.
  • Hair Follicle Anti-Aging Scalp Drop Applicator – Made with a Botanical complex designed to increase hair moisture on damaged and fragile hair. It helps to revitalize, promote hair growth and reduce premature hair loss. Can be applied directly to the root with dropper.


Military Hair Care

Denman LogoSince 2011, more women have made and are continuing to make the decision to wear their hair in its natural state. Many have chosen to do this due to health reasons, but the majority just want to wear their hair the way it naturally grows.

With this shift, women like Luvina Sabree are creating events that educate women about how to care and love their natural hair. Luvina founded the Armed Forces Natural Hair and

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(Left to right) Nicole Patrick and Luvina Sabree

Health Expo five years ago. As a veteran herself, she understands the challenges women face in the military when caring for their natural hair. The Armed Forces Natural Hair and Health Expo provides education and empowers women and children in the community. It helps them to be more confident and proud about wearing their hair the way it naturally grows from their scalp.

During the Expo, women attended workshops about caring for natural hair. Nicole Patrick, also known as “The Natural Cole,” a hair educator and blogger from Dallas, Texas conducted her workshop “The Foundation of Natural Hair Care.” The one-hour workshop discussed topics such as the importance of understanding the hair’s structure as well as how to moisturize and use products for natural hair.

Photo 3Denman sponsored the seminar by providing attendees with the limited edition version of the classic D3 styling brush: “Love Your Denman” which incorporates the US flag on the handle design.

Afterwards, Nicole spoke one-on-one with women to find out some of their hair care concerns and maintenance issues with textured hair in the military. Women expressed how challenging it can be to take care of their hairline and edges due to having to wear a military cap daily.

Photo 2Products leftover from the expo were mailed to families overseas to help with their hair care needs. Luvina says being a veteran and often stationed overseas, she knows how difficult it can be to find products for natural hair. Now that she is a 501 (c) (3) her ultimate goal is send families overseas new full-size products with the help of donations.

For more information about the Armed Forces Natural Hair and Health Expo visit To learn more about The Natural Cole visit


To Fling or not to Fling…is That Even a Question?

No Strings Attached with China Glaze® Spring 2017 Collection

Flirty boys, tanned skin, no responsibilities, sitting back and relaxing—Spring Break is exactly what your customers have been waiting for after a long winter. Whether taking an exotic trip with their girlfriends or simply venturing back home for the week, this March they can fall in lust with China Glaze® Spring Fling. Inspired by new experiences and unforgettable memories, this palette will take them on a dreamy tropical rendezvous full of color, fun and zero drama—just what a spring fling should be!

China Glaze® Spring Fling includes:

  • Life is Suite! – Matte nude
  • Beach It Up* – Sparkling bronze glitter
  • Sun’s Out, Buns Out – Holographic pink glitter
  • We Run This Beach – Nude crème
  • I Just Cant-aloupe – Coral crème
  • Moment in the Sunset – Peachy-pink shimmer
  • Kiss My Sherbet Lips* – Fuchsia crème
  • Blanc Out *– Pristine white crème
  • Crushin’ on Blue – Oceanic blue shimmer
  • Don’t Teal My Vibe* – Turquoise shimmer
  • Too Much of a Good Fling – Mint crème
  • It’s A-Boat Time – Sea grass shimmer


Have a fling with more than just one shade with two promotional kits:

  • 6-Piece Micro Mini Spring Cuties Kit: Includes “Life is Suite!,” “Beach It Up,” “I Just Cant-aloupe,” “Kiss My Sherbet Lips,” “Crushin’ on Blue” and “Too Much of a Good Fling.”
  • 4-Piece Nice Melons! Kit:  Create the juiciest watermelon nail design with “Too Much of a Good Fling,” “Kiss My Sherbet Lips” and Stripe Rite nail art liners in “Best in Snow” and “Paint It Black.”


Or turn that spring fling into a longer term commitment with four select shades available in Gelaze® Gel-n-Base in One™ formula: “Blanc Out,” “Don’t Teal My Vibe,” “Kiss My Sherbet Lips” and “Beach It Up.”


Remember to practice safe-flinging—always top your China Glaze® manicure with “Gotta Go” Dry Fast Top Coat.

China Glaze® Spring Fling will be available in March 2017 in a 12, 24 and 36-piece counter displays, 36-piece rack, two kits and as open stock.

For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (


Dark and Lovely Debuts #ThatsMyCurl Video Series

From kinky to coily to curly, Dark and Lovely asked real women in the natural hair community about their curls and captured their honest, hilarious and in your face responses, which can be seen in Dark and Lovely’s new #ThatsMyCurl video series.

The first episode titled “What Not To Say To a Natural Girl #ThatsMyCurl” is amusing, yet so real and relatable to all naturalistas. Check it out on YouTube by Google searching the title.

Dark and Lovely has a full portfolio of products to help your customers truly embrace their natural hair journey. The brand wants to be here for them, letting them celebrate their natural hair, while listening to their voice, personal issues and help them overcome individual hair challenges. Dark and Lovely wants everyday to be a day where you say proudly, #ThatsMyCurl!

Dark and Lovely Au Naturale is an accessible brand that takes the guesswork out of styling and caring for naturally curly hair textures. The line manages shrinkage, locks in moisture for 7 full days, reduces breakage and nourishes curls and coils.

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Cosmoprof Asia 2016 Grows with “One Fair Two Venues”


Cosmoprof Asia returned once again with its largest and most powerful edition yet. This highly anticipated beauty event of the year took place across two venues in 2016 – AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) hosted packaging, ingredients and process equipment, November 15-17, and finished cosmetics were showcased at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), November 16 – 18.

Cosmoprof Asia 2016 played host to 2,698 exhibitors from 49 countries and regions including 24 national and group pavilions from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, California, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA and the first-timers Bulgaria and Latvia. More than 60,000 attendees were expected.

Japan was the Country of Honor this year with a special highlight of Japan Beauty Week. This project was organized by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) with the support of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Japan Cosmetic Industry Association (JCIA) to bring the best of “Japan Beauty” to Hong Kong with a splendid product showcase, a networking reception, onsite demonstrations and market-specific seminars from November 16-18 at HKCEC.

This year’s event had a number of highlights specifically tailored to each venue.


AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) Highlights

Six halls at the AsiaWorld-Expo hosted the presentation of raw materials, machinery, packaging, contract manufacturing and private label.

An event not to be missed was the first edition of Innovation Circle Awards curated by the globally renowned trends agency, Beautystreams. The Awards recognized the most innovative packaging, design and formula in the beauty industry across six award categories based on the theme “LEGENDS“. Products by 24 finalists, picked by a jury of top industry professionals from AmorePacific, Centdegrés, L’Oreal, Marie Dalgar, Martha Tillar Companies and NYX Cosmetics, were displayed at the East Lobby of AWE from November 15-17.

Spotlight on Ingredients was another new feature to help formulators, R&D and business development professionals discover new ingredients, textures and formulation. This area further completed the presentation of the entire industry chain in Cosmoprof Asia.

The Lipstick Factory in Hall 5 took visitors on a journey on the making of a luxury lipstick, from the meticulous search for raw materials, right up to the mixing and construction. 8,000 complimentary pieces of “Cosmoprof Asia Limited-Edition Lipstick” in four new glamourous shapes and textures were presented to visitors during the three days of the show. The Lipstick Factory involved three Italian exhibitors who are leaders in their fields – Brivaplast (packaging), Chromavis (formulation) and Vetraco (machinery). The project was supported by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and ITA – Italian Trade Agency, in collaboration with Cosmetica Italia – Personal Care Association.


Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC) Highlights

Level 1 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre was dedicated to Cosmetics and Perfumery, level 3 to Professional Beauty and level 5 hosted the Hair and Nail sectors.

“Extraordinary Gallery” in Hall 3G of level 3 took center stage, with exhibiting companies covering the complete beauty supply chain. The famous creative agency, Centdegrés, constructed an impressive designer suite encompassing a dedicated buyers lounge, press corner, bloggers station as well as a summit area. Visitors could meet international brands and suppliers offering high quality products and innovative services in a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Exhibitors in this hall were able to enjoy the privilege of meeting with senior buyers and media, and network with the influencers of the beauty world. An interactive experience at the heart of the hall involved visitors being presented with a special edition of nail polish in three unique colors and textures jointly created by Centdegrés, Groupe Pochet (world-leading glass maker), Fiabila (savoir-faire in nail polish) and Beautystreams (trends forecasting agency).

Close to the Extraordinary Gallery, Discover Trends featured more than 80 companies with their latest offerings in Baby Skincare & Toiletries, Men’s Care, as well as Natural & Organic Cosmetic.

Now in its third year at Cosmoprof Asia, Boutique, the “shop for charity” campaign, was located at the Hall 1E Concourse. Visitors could pick up travel size products from sponsoring companies for a donation to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation.

Together with the expanded exhibition area, Cosmoprof Asia introduced tools to facilitate networking and increase B2B meetings and opportunities. The International Buyer Program is a key feature of Cosmoprof shows worldwide, and brought to Cosmoprof Asia more qualified buyers from the most strategic markets to Hong Kong. Buyers and exhibitors met in a quick and easy way via the “Match and Meet” online service.

The World Asia Forum sought to address the industry’s most talked about trends and topics, allowing attendees to keep pace with the latest advances across the region. The sessions in AWE focused on the latest ingredients, technologies and packaging to help drive product development, while at the HKCEC visitors could discover the latest trends and development in product, branding and marketing. Visitors could choose from more than 30 sessions.


Skin Inc.’s Face & Body® Midwest Introduces Certification Class in Partnership with Melanoma Foundation of New England

FBSCE_MW_Logo_clr_cobrand_blue (002)The Skinny On Skin” Trains Skin Care and Salon Professionals on Identifying Symptoms of Skin Cancer

Skin Inc.’s Face & Body Midwest is proud to announce its partnership with the Melanoma Foundation of New England in presenting “The Skinny On Skin,” an onsite skin cancer education program for skin and beauty professionals. Launching at the 2017 conference and expo (January 21-23, 2017), the class will give attendees the opportunity to learn how to screen for suspicious moles while performing common skin care and salon services, as well as how to talk to clients about it.

“It is our goal to provide educational opportunities to help our audience learn so that they can grow professionally. The Melanoma Foundation’s mission of training our industry is critical to skin care professionals. Our partnership collaboration just makes good business sense,” said Sandy Chapin, group show director of Face & Body events.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Skin Inc.’s Face & Body to bring The Skinny On Skin certification program to Face & Body attendees,” said Deb Girard, executive director of the Melanoma Foundation of New England. “This has been a successful program of ours for seven years, but now we’re taking it to the next level by offering it exclusively to estheticians at Face & Body.”

Skinny on Skin-IMGAs some of the only professionals to closely examine skin on a regular basis, estheticians, massage therapists, stylists, nail technicians and other skin professionals are in a unique position to spot melanoma on a client long before anyone else. Clients visit their beauty professionals every six weeks on average—far more than they see their doctor. Stylists are familiar with clients’ skin and work on hard-to-see areas like the neck and scalp, where melanoma often goes unnoticed and are often diagnosed at a later stage. Skin cancers that are found early are typically much easier to treat than those found at a later stage.

Attendees can become certified in just a few hours with the learning course, which is scheduled for Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. and Monday, January 23, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Admission to this class is $10 when purchased with any show registration package. For more information on “The Skinny on Skin,” please visit

Skin Inc.’s Face & Body Midwest will take place on January 21-23, 2017 and will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Skin Inc.’s Face & Body is open to skin care facility owners, directors, managers, estheticians, massage therapists, dermatologists and other medical esthetics professionals. For additional information and updates on the upcoming show, please visit


Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna Presents the Spa Symposium 2017 in Collaboration with International SPA Association

BozzaCosmoprof Worldwide Bologna and the International SPA Association (ISPA) announced a new collaboration, focusing on leveraging the assets of each organization to help further the reach of ISPA through the COSMOPROF WORLDWIDE network on a global basis.

“ISPA is world-known for its outstanding education and member roster base involving leading key decision makers in the spa community,” said Enrico Zannini, Director of Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna. “We are pleased to begin our initial collaboration starting with the upcoming COSMOPROF WORLDWIDE BOLOGNA 2017 edition whereby ISPA will collaborate for a two day spa symposium and then continuing to evolve the collaboration into more ways that can be meaningful to the spa industry at a global level.”

“Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna is the premier event for the global beauty industry,” said ISPA Chairman Todd Shaw. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with this prestigious group as we continue to provide education that supports ISPA’s global membership.” Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, the B2B leading international exhibition on trends related to the cosmetics industry organized by Bologna Fiere, celebrates its 50th anniversary from Friday March 17 to Monday March 20, 2017. Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna is the go-to-event for the global beauty industry, thanks to credibility gained over 50 years. Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna has events around the world as part of an international network, providing companies with a global presence and expertise. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna will present a new area, Cosmoprime, dedicated to retail companies representing a specific market going from high-end mass market to prestige and niche perfumery. Cosmoprime will welcome beauty professionals from March 16 to 19, in conjunction with Cosmopack, the event dedicated to the beauty supply chain, from raw materials to machinery, from counter manufacturing to packaging.

ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry that provides invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promotes the value of the spa experience and speaks as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth. Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna will host a spa symposium in collaboration with ISPA followed by other initiatives designed to support the global spa community. The SPA SYMPOSIUM in collaboration with ISPA will be a two-day conference hosted on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, 2017.

The 2016 edition of Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna reported record numbers, with more than 200,000 visitors and 2,510 exhibitors, of which 73 percent came from abroad.


Extraordinary Gallery Unveils the Best International Indie Beauty Brands at Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2017

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, the B2B leading international exhibition on trends related to the cosmetics industry organized by Bologna Fiere, celebrates its 50th anniversary from March 17 – 20, 2017. The next edition with unveil COSMOPRIME, a new hall devoted to prestige and masstige perfumery open to select attendees only from March 16 – 19.

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna is the go-to-event for the global beauty industry, thanks to credibility gained over 50 years. Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna has events around the world as part of an international network, providing companies with a global presence and expertise.

COSMOPRIME, the new hall devoted to the masstige and prestige beauty market will host a variety of projects appealing to this industry segment. Part of the key initiatives in the newly unveiled COSMOPRIME 2017 is Extraordinary Gallery, a special section devoted to niche indie, innovative brands from all over the world.

The Extraordinary Gallery is the reference point for buyers, distributors, press and opinion leaders in search of the latest trends, technologies and innovations, seeking brands featuring the most effective packaging and design solutions and formulations that can offer their customers a unique beauty experience.

Extraordinary Gallery features companies with high quality products and exclusive distribution in the most prestigious international retail channels, looking for new business opportunities in Europe as well as all over the world. The products on display are characterized by a careful selection of ingredients, often luxury materials, purchased locally according to principles of sustainability and international certifications.


Euromonitor Reveals Trends Driving Growth in APAC Region

Global market intelligence consultancy identifies three key themes driving growth in the region’s beauty and personal care market at in-cosmetics Asia.

The Asia Pacific (APAC) region now represents almost a third of the global beauty and personal care market, and brands need to closely monitor the trends driving growth in developing Asia to achieve long term success, according to Joanna Chan of Euromonitor International.

Speaking at the in-cosmetics Asia event in Bangkok in early November 2016, Chan highlighted Euromonitor’s latest research findings. She revealed that developing Asia—including Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam—is driving growth in the APAC region, with India leading the way with growth of 7% and many Southeast Asian countries overtaking China.

Focusing on the latest influences in the APAC region, Euromonitor predicts that three key demands will shape the future market—customisation, well-being and digital.

Chan commented: “APAC continues to grow faster than any other region in the world and while there are differences in growth rates between the developed and developing countries, there are similarities in the trends driving the market. We fully expect consumers to continue their pursuit of natural products that also protect against harmful effects, and for brands to start putting product customization high on their NPD agendas.”

Customization has become a key part of the skin and hair care markets, with consumers believing that the effectiveness of a product depends on their individual skin or hair types. Euromonitor’s recent Beauty Survey highlights that ‘suited to my hair type’ is a key factor in influencing the purchase decision. Chan also explained that an emerging trend within customization is multicultural beauty where products are tailored to suit ethnicity, culture and climate.

Asian consumers’ requests for high quality healthy products will lead to increased demand for natural and dermatological brands. A ‘quest for prevention’ is prevalent among those living in the region and health consciousness is also driving awareness of the dangers of UV rays and pollution, leading consumers to seek sun protectants and anti-pollution skin care products.

The APAC region is leading the world in terms of internet retailing for beauty and personal care. CAGR of 25% from 2010 to 2015 greatly outpaced the global rate of 15%. Chan emphasised the importance of e-commerce in developed Asia, with consumers using mobile devices to make purchases instead of visiting bricks and mortar stores. She also discussed the increasing use of m-commerce (electronic commerce conducted on cellular phones), as well as the challenges and opportunities for internet retailing in developing Asia.

With innovation at the heart of in-cosmetics Asia, a number of exciting new ingredients have also been announced as part of the event’s Innovation Zone. A total of 41 products will be shown over the three days, all launched within the last six months.

Belinda Carli, Official Technical Advisor to the in-cosmetics Group, said: “The ingredients shown in the Innovation Zone will enable R&D professionals to create exciting new formulations in the coming years. As Euromonitor revealed, there are key trends driving beauty and personal care in the APAC region and it’s important for manufacturers to identify new materials and ingredients that can help them develop products to tap into these growth areas.”

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