Monthly Archives: May 2015

WWD: Beauty’s New Mandate: Wellness

29 : 05 : 2015

WWD reports on the shift towards holistic health and wellness within the beauty industry.

“Holistic health is one of the biggest trends across all categories at the moment,” declared Claire Hobson, executive vice president and global business director of The Future Laboratory, during the CEW Global Trends Report presentation Future Focus: Long Beauty. “It’s important that when we talk about cosmetics, we talk about beauty, we talk about wellness and we talk about health in a converged environment now. It’s not about being perfect. It’s about feeling good and looking good.”

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Stylist: #NoFilter Make-up

27 : 05 : 2015

Visual trends researcher Victoria Buchanan talks to Stylist Magazine about the influence of Instagram on Beauty and a new consumer who wants to be able to achieve a screen-ready look – fast.

“We’re now equipped with the tools to create a more ‘perfect’ version of ourselves on screen,” notes Buchanan. “and so our clue-ed up consumer generation is challenging beauty brands to create cleverer products that transform ‘real life’ faces better than ever before.”

Beauty Futures: Top 10 ingredients to watch

19 : 05 : 2015

After the launch of our Beauty Futures report last week we’ve had some great press coverage of our top 10 beauty ingredients to watch:

The Telegraph

“Beauty is no longer about the shock of the new, but about the necessity of the new,” says Victoria Buchanan, visual trends researcher for The Future Laboratory, which has just revealed its 2015 list of ingredients to watch in the beauty world.

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The Daily Mail

The disgusting ingredients set to transform your beauty routine revealed.

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Women & Home

As committed beauty fans, well addicts, we’re always on the lookout for the next hero ingredient that could transform our skin. With thousands of new products entering the market every year, how to sort the delights from the dross? Consult trend analysts, The Future Laboratory, that’s how!

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WWD: Long Near Beauty

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), the non-profit-making beauty professionals organisation, hosted its Future Focus summit in New York last week. The Future Laboratory Vice President Claire Hobson presented Long Beauty, in which she examined the shift towards the trend of Optimised Beauty.

“Wellness, beauty, cosmetics and health will be one and the same,” declared Claire Hobson, executive vice president and global business director of The Future Laboratory. That statement summed up the overarching theme of the CEW Global Trends Report presentation, Future Focus: Long Beauty, Tuesday morning at New York’s Union League Club.

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Retail Focus: Metaphysical retail

Co-founder of The Future Laboratory, Mark Raymond,  is featured in Retail Focus magazine discussing the rise of Metaphysical Retail.

‘Consumers are longing for a touch of magic from retailers and to be engaged in a way that is out of the ordinary – even spiritual, otherworldly, metaphysical, believes Martin Raymond, co-founder and editor in chief of The Future Laboratory.’

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