Recognizing the Power of Beauty Packaging Design, Formulation and Technology.
A one-of-a-kind celebration, Cosmoprof Asia Awards are held each November at Cosmoprof Asia in Hong Kong. The prestigious event honors those creators who dare to change the face of beauty, and acknowledges their fascinating contribution to fresh ideas and products in the beauty sector. These innovators include brands and manufacturers in cosmetics, hair, skin, nail care, and beauty salon products.
By Denise Herich
Co-founder and Managing Partner at The Benchmarking Company
Once thought of as an alternative or quaint approach to beauty and health, wellness has come a long way since the days when using aloe vera gel, fresh from the plant, on sunburns was the height of ‘wellness’. Today, wellness is a way of living and a category of beauty that stands on its own for consumers everywhere. Sixty-nine percent think an inside-out approach to overall wellness is healthier than taking prescription medicine and 53% agree that eating or drinking an ingestible product offers more powerful benefits than topicals alone. Whether it’s drinking a smoothie before work or using essential oils to heal everyday illness or eating fermented foods and taking probiotics, wellness is here to stay.
How to Create a Standout Beauty Brand
By Kimberly Brizzolara
Director Strategy & Editorial, Bartlett Brands
Been there, done that, put it on my face yesterday. We all know that the beauty landscape is crazy crowded. So how does a brand stand out on shelves stacked high with bouncy cloud cream-serums and insta-feeds throwing every shade? Find the nugget that’s unique about your brand—and turn it into the foundational rock.
LEVERAGE YOUR CONSUMER REACH WITH AMAZON
Amazon is a force that’s here to stay with online beauty retailing and has huge pull felt across the omni-channel retail platforms. Consider these numbers: Amazon accounted for about $2.5 billion in health and beauty sales last year which represented a 47% increase compared to 2015, One Click Retail estimates. Amazon’s continued dominance in all retail categories continues to impact the everyday beauty consumable brands we touch.
Trend: Beauty & Technology
A Spotlight of the hottest beauty trends for the year.
Beauty products have seen a new wave of innovation with high-tech tools and gadgets set to revolutionize the category. From mini, handheld blowdryers and frizz-fighter straightening irons to hair treatments that turn back the hands of time, technology is a frontrunning trend for 2017.
Aria Beauty Unicorn Mini Blow Dryer
Aria’s bestselling salon approved baby dryer gets a unicorn makeover! Designed for salon retail, travel or the gym, these tiny hair dryers deliver salon performance. The products contains negative ions to clean hair and remove frizz. Its dual voltage is ideal for travel anywhere and it’s suitable for all hair types. www.AriaBeauty.com.
Jamie Merriman is Acting Director of ITA’s Office of Strategic Partnerships
With more than $12 billion in exports in 2016, U.S. branded personal care and cosmetics are among the most highly desired brands in many overseas markets. During the past five years, U.S. exports in the sector have grown at five percent to six percent annually. Employing thousands of Americans across the country, the U.S. personal care and beauty industry is a critical component of the U.S. economy.
AUTHOR: Kim Huynh, Tribe Dynamics Research & Reporting
If you’ve made it this far, congratulations! You’re well on your way to becoming a savvy influencer marketer. To review the steps we’ve covered so far, let’s walk through what a successful brand/influencer relationship might look like. In this case, we’ll be looking at the collaboration between Tarte and content creator Nicol Concilio.
Step 3: Empowering Influencers as Co-Creators
By Alex Rawitz
In our last post, we described how brands reward their most prolific influencers with personalized experiences, engendering loyalty that helps build a strong brand family. Having a dependable squad of influencers who produce a steady stream of content is a major milestone, and plenty of brands are content to operate at this level. But after the trips to exotic locales are over and the lavish boxes of products are sent, a question remains: how can brands engage both influencers and their audiences on an even deeper level, driving a spirit of genuine personal investment? The answer lies in our next step, as brands work together with influencers to develop new products, a process that greatly accelerates their personal and professional development.
Step 2: Influencer as Valued Member of the Brand’s Family
By Grace Chao
Last month, we discussed how to embrace influencers who are already talking about your brand: Check out their content, listen to their needs, and send them product accordingly. Let influencers know that your brand cares about what they think. But after you’ve reached out to an influencer once, what next? How can you ensure that they will continue using your products, and keep talking about your brand with their followers?
At Tribe Dynamics, we measure the Earned Media Value (EMV) of social media content created by influencers in the Beauty, Fashion, and Lifestyle spaces. EMV is our prescribed metric that quantifies the estimated value of publicity gained through user engagement of digital earned media. We work with some of the fastest-growing brands in the industry to track and analyze online conversations about these brands and their competitors. Our clients often look at the influencer marketing and prodigious ascension of brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills, NYX, and Tarte, and ask us, “How can I do that? Where do I start?”