Topics

 

A highlight of the noteworthy topics of the seasons: 

Spring 2018

*CDB

As studies confirm the healing potential of Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, we are seeing more and more products infused with this ingredient derived from cannabis plants. Similar to endocannabinoids, a compound naturally found in our bodies, it stimulates the system of receptors throughout our central nervous system that helps boost the immune system, manage stress and keep our bodies in balance.

Winter 2017

*Sharing Economy

With changing demands from Millennials, businesses are adapting their concepts to cater to the needs. Specifically this is seen in many food establishments in Barcelona, where businesses provide shared resources for the new start-ups in order to minimise the operating costs and share the expert know hows.

Autumn 2017

*Hydrogen-Infused Cosmetics

Hydrogen, with its smallest molecule that represents more than 90 percent of the matter in the universe, has been infused in drinking and bathing water for its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative properties in Japan since the 60′s. The benefits of the hydrogen-infused water were officially recognised by the country’s health ministry 2 years ago, which caused an uptick in the availability and popularity of the cosmetics products that incorporate this molecule. Now available in the US and Europe from Dr. Perricone’s line, this trend is expected to be seen more frequently in the upcoming years.

Summer 2017

*Beauty Supplements – Adaptogens

Beauty supplements have been in the regimen of beauty enthusiasts in the recent years, and the latest buzz word in this category is adaptogens. They are herbal ingredients used to improve the health of the adrenal system, which is responsible for managing the body’s response to stress, and these herbs and mushrooms have been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines for centuries.

Spring 2017

*Anti-Pollution Cosmetics

As there are more general concerns for pollution, studies also point out the link between atmospheric pollution and premature ageing. Driven by increasing consumer demand, companies are launching new anti-pollution skincare products to address the needs or reformulating the existing products to make such a claim.

Winter 2016

*Digital Beauty and Millennials

As a driving force in beauty purchase, more and more millennials look to the content available in digital, namely mobile, in order to look for information and inspirations that would determine their buying decisions. Although many still feel more comfortable purchasing in stores, virtual try-ons are considered a viable option to substitute in-store trials.

Autumn 2016

*¨Asian-ification¨ of Beauty

Growing popularity of beauty brands from Asia, notably from Japan and Korea, is contributing to a change in the way people elsewhere practice their beauty regimen. Even if a 10-step regimen seems overwhelming for most users in the US and Europe, concerning product innovations, this is where the companies look to for new ideas and inspirations.

*Superfood-derived ingredients

Nutrients and antioxidants-packed superfoods that were passed on for generations as a vital diet have made their way into cosmetics products. They are also what you see on the menus of the latest cafes and restaurants around the globe. Think Kale, Chia Seeds, Goji Berry, Green Tea.