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A curated space with must-see product innovations and exciting new trends shaking up the beauty industry. Explore, get inspired, and see what we’ve been up to.

Code-breaking
Code-breaking

From unconventional brand collaborations to out-of-the-box packaging innovations, the key to it all is creativity.

Mass Personalization
Mass Personalization

Beauty is getting personal. One-size-fits all formulas are a thing of the past as customers seek products crafted specifically for them.

People/Power Shifts
People/Power Shifts

Feeling the weight of the world? You’re not alone. We’re diving headfirst into a realm of urgent optimism to tackle the crises of the world—together.

Protopias
Protopias

Step into “protopia”: a future where life isn’t perfect, but as good as we make it.

It’s a Tube Revolution!
It’s a Tube Revolution!

Once an indie gem and now a mainstream must-have, tubes offer unmatched adaptability, versatility, and durability for life on-the-go.

Diaspora Beauty
Diaspora Beauty

Beauty is venturing beyond our borders and returning with a renewed sense of inspiration from diverse countries and cultural practices.

Creative Confidence
Creative Confidence

In an era where individuality reigns supreme, the youth-driven Gen Z cohort stands tall, valuing self-expression above conformity. It’s all about creative confidence.

Anti-Perfectionist Makeup
Anti-Perfectionist Makeup

This month we’re rejecting outdated beauty norms and embracing imperfections.

Into the Natureverse
Into the Natureverse

From sustainability initiatives to nature-derived alternatives, conscious consumers are propelling brands toward a greener tomorrow.

Putting The ‘No’ In Normal
Putting The ‘No’ In Normal

Self-love is today’s beauty anthem as consumers embrace imperfections. Unapologetic self-expression is rising and ‘flaws’ have become ‘flawsome’.

Meta Face
Meta Face

A beautyverse is emerging throughout our digital realities, and strategic partnerships between our online and offline realms are ever evolving. Get ready to ride the seamless wave between our physical and digital realities.

We’re Over Overconsumption
We’re Over Overconsumption

Overconsumption is officially over, and we’re exploring the beauty trends that are taking its place—from zero-waste initiatives (hello, refillables!), to the explosion of upcycling.

Holistic Skincare
Holistic Skincare

At Cosmetica, we are exploring industry opportunities that can benefit the brain; how overstimulation is transforming our shopping habits; and pinpoint where the realms of beauty and spirituality collide.

This is the Refill Revolution
This is the Refill Revolution

As plastics prove to be problematic and household recycling programs become increasingly complex, the age of the refill is upon us, ushered in by emerging startups and global legacy brands alike.

Mastering Wellbeing
Mastering Wellbeing

Throughout the routine-disrupting world events of recent years, the importance of self-care has remained at the top of our collective minds. From healthcare and personal care, to caring for our environment and living spaces, a strong culture of care has emerged.

Say Goodbye to the Shelfie
Say Goodbye to the Shelfie

Say good-bye to the #shelfie. Snaps of overflowing shelves and bottle-strewn vanities will be a thing of the past with 2022’s shift towards modern minimalism. Leading beauty forecasts show that “Supercharged Simplicity” is paving the way and early adopters are already embracing this uncomplicated approach to beauty with convenient and expertly crafted cosmetic-skincare hybrids (WGSN).

Talc Free Future
Talc Free Future

Tap into rising trends including otherworldly digital displays, blue light-blocking skincare, and tech-powered cosmetics that are fuelling the future of beauty.

Beauty Nostalgia. The new Retro.
Beauty Nostalgia. The new Retro.

Beauty is taking a trip down memory lane. Infused with major nostalgia, brands are tapping into our beloved childhood memories with cool ‘90s-inspired brand collaborations, Y2K beauty trends, and a palette of paintbox brights.

Next Gen Inclusivity
Next Gen Inclusivity

As we break away from tired stereotypes, the concept of masculinity is seeing a major shift. Male consumers are moving past outdated ideologies and reshaping the definition of what it means to be a man in the 2020s. This means brands can reach men in categories that were previously ‘out of bounds’, such as makeup, skincare, and wellness (WGSN).

Conscious Beauty
Conscious Beauty

It’s time to give “clean beauty” a clean sweep. No longer accepted as a buzzy marketing word, consumers are demanding that “clean” carries its weight—without the fearmongering and vague, unsubstantiated claims. This means flipping the script on dubious product safety statements, and only natural-is-good narratives, to an all-encompassing conscious beauty movement.

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