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Beauty West Africa A Gateway For Expansion Of African Beauty Across The World

1. What is Beauty West Africa Beauty West Africa is the largest exhibition focussed primarily on the beauty and cosmetics industry across the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. The exhibition provides a once a year opportunity for the global beauty and cosmetics industry to come together under one roof, here in Lagos, in order to promote, […]

Beauty West Africa Expo To Boost Local SME

Beauty West Africa (BWA), the region’s largest international beauty and cosmetics show, will open with an expanded format designed to showcase local beauty entrepreneurs. Following the impressive success of last year’s launch of the new beauty sector event, BWA 2019 is extending the zone dedicated to promoting smaller businesses. Having generated so much international interest […]

BEAUTY WEST AFRICA IS BACK!

The Beauty West Africa Exhibition and Conference is back again, and this year it will be taking place from the 20th – 22nd of November 2019, at the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos. Beauty West Africa (BWA) offers an exclusive once-a-year opportunity for the local beauty sector to engage with international companies. It is a Business-To-Business […]

Symrise Launches New Application Labs Facility In Nigeria

Symrise Launches New Application Labs Facility In Nigeria Global flavours, fragrance, and cosmetic ingredients manufacturer Symrise has launched its new application laboratories in Lagos with an exclusive tour of the facility on September 4, 2019. The lab exists to deepen the company’s presence in West Africa and to service Nigeria’s consumer demands by sourcing production […]

Darling Explores Global Hair Trends

Darling, manufacturer of hair extension products, has highlighted global trends and the evolution of the brand at a stakeholders’ interactive session. The event, which held in Lagos, had in attendance top executives from Darling Nigeria, as well as hairstylists, beauticians, beauty bloggers and brand influencers. The brand highlighted how it has evolved over the years, […]

HOW SHARON CHUTER’S BEAUTY BRAND UOMA IS TAKING DIVERSITY TO THE NEXT STEP

UOMA, WHICH MEANS “BEAUTIFUL” IN THE NIGERIAN LANGUAGE IGBO, WAS BORN OUT OF FRUSTRATIONS CHUTER WAS HAVING WHILE WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY What does beauty look like post-Fenty? It’s a question the industry has been pondering over the last few years. When Rihanna’s game-changing brand burst onto the scene in 2017 with the now-famous 40 shades of foundations, it […]

Mide Kunle-Akinlaja and His Making of ‘The Next Titan’

From obscurity to the global stage, the ‘next titan that began five years ago has continued to re-define young Nigerian’s destinies, unearth unhidden talents and throw up young entrepreneurs to record extraordinary accomplishments with the season five winner, Ogechukwu Obah winning Forbes 30under30 in Africa 2019. As it prepares for its season six, the reality […]

Nigeria cosmetic industry expected to increase by 8% -10% annually

Globally, the cosmetics industry is a cash cow market, generating around $400 billion annually. This boom in global demand has rubbed off on African cosmetic industry which is valued at €9.2 billion, with an increase of between 8% and 10% yearly. While the Nigerian cosmetic market is not ranked number one in Africa, it is estimated to […]

IMF ranking: Nigeria regarded as the largest economy in Africa

The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s have recently revealed that Nigeria and South Africa are among the largest economies in Africa with a combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which is around $750 billion in the year of 2017/18. According to the African Exponent, there will have to be conscious practical efforts in improving the non-oil sectors […]

BEAUTY WEST AFRICA EXHIBITOR NOW LAUCHES BRAND ALL ACROSS NIGERIA

Skincare company, Naturally Tribal Skincare, has successfully launched into the Nigerian market with the support of the Department of International Trade. The Milton Keynes company, which is both vegan and cruelty free specialises in body care products for sensitive skin has successfully secured a contract with Perfect Trust Cosmetics, one of the largest distributors in […]

Meet the Woman Creating Newfangled Dessert – Looking Skincare Products in Nigeria

“Make sure your reasons for starting your business are genuine and for the love of the craft (industry) and not purely for the money. The money will come. But [if that is your sole aim] you might be frustrated out of the business before it does.” – Blondie Okpuzor, Owner, BathKandy Co. Blondie Okpuzor is more […]

Nigeria’s Skin-Bleaching Epidemic

The arrival of an American reality TV star to launch her skin-lightening line in Lagos stirred up some controversy in the recent weeks, as people debated how harmful skin-bleaching is and if it’s appropriate for celebrities to promote such products.   That said, if you take a stroll down the cosmetics section of any Nigerian market or superstore, there is a high chance […]

THE MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING DESIGN ESSENTIALS® FOR MULTIPLE HAIR TYPES AIMS TO STRENGTHEN TRADE IN AFRICA

McBride Research Labs., Inc. aims to satisfy the needs of all types and textures of hair, and as such offers a myriad of collections, positioning themselves as offering the archetypal range for multiple hair types with a multicultural reach. Their high-performance offerings of product items, formulated with state of the art technology in their own […]

Boipelo Mabe Partners with My Skincare on New Vegan Skincare Line

Boipelo Mabe, former Miss South Africa, has partnered with My Skincare to launch a new vegan skincare range, named My African Skincare, according to IOL.com. The range includes body butters and a scrub made with ingredients derived exclusively from the African continent and is being sold online and in Johannesburg boutiques. My Skincare Founder Haley […]

‘Nigeria’s Beauty Products’ Market Worth N500b’

Nigerian-based consultancy firm, Compass Global Services CEO Tokunbo Chiedu yesterday said Nigeria is sub-Saharan Africa’s hub for beauty products, with market value estimated at N500 billion annually. Speaking at a media parley held at the company’s headquarters in Lagos, ahead of the ‘Annual Beauty West Africa Exhibition and Conference scheduled to hold in Lagos between […]

Dove Earns Cruelty-Free Stamp of Approval, Added to ‘Beauty Without Bunnies’ List

Unilever is taking a stance on products tested on animals, and consumers will approve. First, Dove—one of the most widely recognized and conveniently available personal care product brands in the world—has banned all tests on animals anywhere in the world and has just been added to PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies cruelty-free list! On top of […]

The Global Facial Makeup Market is Projected to Grow at 5.8% Between 2018-2023

The global facial makeup market is projected to grow at the rate of 5.8% during the forecast period 2018 to 2023. Increasing number of working women and rising consciousness about physical appearance among millennial women across the globe is a key growth driver of the global facial makeup market. Growing demand for natural cosmetics is resulting in growing demand […]

Speaker Update – 21st November: Day One

We are pleased to announce the new and and updated conference information is now available. Please see below all of the guest speakers on day one of the Beauty West Africa Conference. Some of the speakers include CEO’s, Beauty Bloggers, Industry Specialists, Executive Directors. More information will follow for day two and three of the […]

Hair & Beauty Products Manufacturers in Leadership Tussle

Conditioner and oils stimulating Nigeria hair sector: Hair care and beauty products manufacturers “are locked in intense competition for market leadership in the conditioner and oil sub-sector,” Vanguard has reported. Vanguard Companies & Markets, C&M findings has noted: “Most of the hair care brands competing in the market are imported, leaving Nature’s Gentle Touch, as […]

Strategic Partnership Between DEINOVE and UNIVAR for the Distribution of Phyt-N-Resist® in the EMEA Zone

DEINOVE (Euronext Growth Paris: ALDEI), a biotech company that discovers, develops, and produces high-value compounds from rare bacteria, notably from the Deinococcus genus, announces the signature of a strategic agreement with UNIVAR for the distribution in the EMEA zone of its Phyt-N-Resist® anti-ageing active ingredient, its first innovative carotenoid for cosmetics. UNIVAR, a major player in […]

Unilever Uses Lifebuoy Brand Relaunch to Raise Awareness of Global Hygiene Initiative

Unilever has used the relaunch of its Lifebuoy brand in Nigeria to highlight its global initiative Help a Child Reach 5, while also announcing Afro-pop singer and songwriter Omawumi Megbel as the new face of the brand. The Help a Child Reach 5 campaign focuses on advancing critical hygiene interventions, such as hand washing, as […]

Beauty & Personal Care Products Market Worth $716.6 Billion by 2025

The global beauty and personal care products market size is anticipated to reach USD 716.6 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, registering a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period. Growing preference for natural and organic personal care (NOPC) products, increasing adoption of Augmented Reality (AR) in the beauty […]

“Decoding” the Sustainable Development Goals, empowering marginalized girls in Africa

Unilever and iamtheCODE launch ‘hackathons’: Unilever and iamtheCODE have launched a series of events, dubbed hackathons, across Africa as a way of empowering young marginalized girls. Launched in Kenya, events will be rolled out across Africa and are “aimed at helping address the STEAMED (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, Entrepreneurship and Design) skills shortage in […]

ARE YOU IN GENERATION AVID?

Recognising that “the teen cosmetics market is now worth big money,” market data company Mintel’s team of global beauty and personal care analysts has developed an acronym to identify this new generation of beauty consumer. Aged 16-20, these people born between 1998 and 2002 are Approaching adulthood, Video driven, Influencer aware and Digital natives, or […]

L’OREAL’S MODIFACE LAUNCHES LONG-TERM AUGMENTED REALITY COLLABORATION WITH FACEBOOK

L’Oréal and its recently acquired Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence entity, ModiFace, have announced a long-term collaboration with Facebook to create new augmented reality experiences delivered through Facebook camera products. Via a direct and seamless connection between both platforms, ModiFace and Facebook will deliver to people all over the world, for the first time, augmented […]

SIMI ON HER BODY, BEAUTY AND HER CAREER

‘To me, beauty is when a person is comfortable in the way they look. Beauty is relative. What’s beautiful to one person might not be beautiful to another person. Every individual is their own standard.’ Simi on beauty: the Nigerian Afro-Pop Singer/Songwriter gives her views on body, beauty, personal goals, bullying and  her career, in […]

KUDDY COSMETICS: HOW THIS LAGOS BASED BUSINESS WAS STARTED WITH HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

Mrs. Kudirat Fashola is the CEO of Kuddy Cosmetics. From her small beauty shop located on Lagos Island in 1986, she now has 17 shops and centres all over Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Abeokuta with over 100 staff strength. She ventured into business at the age of nine. Now at 60, Fashola takes us […]

Digital Economy: FG Targets $88bn Revenue in Three Years

The Nigerian government is resolute in creating an enabling environment where digital economy opportunities are not just theoretical but become real, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okey Enelamah has said. According to the minister, the digital economy had been projected to generate $88 billion for the country and create up to three […]

HAIR FASHION NIGHT 2018: PROFESSIONAL HAIR EXPERTISE FOR ALL

Photos from the 5th Edition of the « Nuit de la Coiffure » held in France on June 14th 2018 through 2500 hair salons opening their doors to offer free hairstyles to 45000 women the same night all over the country. On June 7th, the third worldwide Hair Fashion Night by L’Oréal Professionnel took place […]

powering the AR revolution

EXPERT VOICE Jonathan Chippindale TITLE CEO, Holition LOCATION  :London, UK Holition is an award winning digital creative studio specializing in emerging technologies crafting premium 3D digital experiences for a growing network of pioneering digital luxury organizations. Holition recently partnered with Coty to create the Bourjois blended reality Magic Mirror and the Covergirl AR experience. We […]

HOLDING BACK THE YEARS: 1 IN 3 US DADS ARE INTERESTED IN PREVENTING THE SIGNS OF AGING

Mintel Press Team Available 24 hours a day, Mintel’s global public relations team is pleased to provide accredited journalists with access to our research, arrange interviews with our expert analysts and share the latest insights across categories and countries.

COSMECEUTICALS SEE EMERGENCE IN CHINA

Mintel Press Team Available 24 hours a day, Mintel’s global public relations team is pleased to provide accredited journalists with access to our research, arrange interviews with our expert analysts and share the latest insights across categories and countries. While China’s cosmeceuticals market is currently quite diversified and fragmented, it seems these products are resonating more […]

Kankelon braiding hair has a brand new look. It’s now offered in ombre tones including gradual blends of pink, purple, and blue–making it easier than ever to channel your inner unicorn. Instead of defaulting to natural colored hair extensions, upgrade your braids this summer with a bold new hue. Ombre braids are a safe alternative […]

Unilever calls on content creators & distributors to eradicate stereotypes

Cannes, France – Unilever is calling on content creators and distributors to act now to eliminate outdated stereotypes. The move marks the latest step in the company’s industry-leading Unstereotype initiative, which launched two years ago with the aim of eliminating harmful and diminishing portrayals of people across advertising.

Unilever calls on industry to increase trust, transparency and measurement in influencer marketing

Cannes, France – Unilever CMO, Keith Weed, today announces that the company is pushing for greater transparency in the influencer marketing space to combat fraud in the digital ecosystem; create better experiences for consumers; and improve brands’ ability to measure impact. The scale and scope of influencer marketing is growing at pace and holds increasing […]

The Dermal Clinic, The Face Aesthetic Clinic, Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medical Spa are some of the Market for Global Aesthetic Services Market in 2017

Global Aesthetic Services Market by procedure numbers is expected to reach 69,502,971by 2025 from 35,922,352 in 2017, at a CAGR of 8.6% in the forecast period 2018 to 2025.

Lancôme Paris unveils “My Shade My Power” Campaign Celebrating Diversity in Beauty with Leading African Women at Temple Muse

Lancôme Paris celebrated African excellence utilizing change makers in its My Shade My Power Campaign at Temple Muse, Victoria Island. Following its success in the U.K., the French leader in cosmetics capitalized on the influence of leading women in Nigeria while unveiling its Teinte Idole Ultra Wear Foundation available in 40 shades to the African market.

Under 30 Business

Meet Africa’s 30 young entrepreneurs and next generation billionaires running their own businesses. The list is in no particular order. Yannick Nzonde, 29, DRC Co-Founder: ATI Groupe Nzonde is a brave man. Five years ago, he founded ATI Groupe, a construction company, with the R6,000 ($478) he earned from renting out his friend’s BMW that […]

Organic Personal Care Ingredients Market Worth $11.1 Billion By 2025

The global organic personal care ingredients market size is projected to reach USD 11.1 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., exhibiting a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period. Increasing demand for organic and natural products for skin care and hair care is the key factor driving the market. Rising […]

Skincare Devices Market Worth $12.8 Billion By 2020 | CAGR 10.0%

The global skincare devices market size is expected to reach USD 12.8 billion by 2020, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., progressing at a CAGR of 10.0% during the forecast period. Increasing number of skin related disorders such as cancer and assorted disorders are likely to increase the adoption rate of these devices. […]

41 banned items not qualified under Nigeria-China currency swap- CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said the Nigeria-China currency swap deal would not cover the importation of the 41 items banned in its 2015 circular on items not valid for foreign exchange. CBN’s acting Director, Corporate Communications, Mr Isaac Okorafor, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on […]

Aïssa Maïga To Lead Ground-Breaking Forum on Black Women In France’s Film Industry at Cannes

The Senegalese-French actress will lead a forum alongside 15 African actresses to discuss negative portrayals of black women in France’s film industry.  It would seem that there’s nothing Aïssa Maïga can’t and won’t do in her fight for equality and inclusion of black women in the French film industry. Now, the award-winning Senegalese-French actress will be leading […]

Giorgio Armani Beauty Is Pleased to Announce the Extension of its Enduring Collaboration With Cate Blanchett

Giorgio Armani Beauty is pleased to announce the extension of its enduring collaboration with Cate Blanchett, who has been the face of the Sì fragrance since its creation in 2013, including the latest Sì Passione. As of now, the Academy Award winner actress will represent all of Giorgio Armani Beauty’s categories.

VIVA TECHNOLOGY 2018: SPOTLIGHT ON CONNECTED BEAUTY RESEARCH & INNOVATION – 22.05.2018

After two successful editions and 68,000 visitors to the 2017 event in Paris, the international Viva Technology exhibition has firmly established itself as a leading tech show. From May 24-26, 2018, major corporations and start-ups will all be presenting their most promising technological innovations.

CERAVE GEARS UP FOR INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES BRANDS – 17.05.2018

CeraVe, America’s favorite moisturizer brand*, is about to launch in international markets to meet the growing global demand for affordable and simple skincare products. Acquired by L’Oréal in 2017, CeraVe will be promoting its range of facial and body moisturizers and cleansers in a series of launches during 2018, including in France. While the international […]

MULTICULTURAL WOMEN SET TO DRIVE THE FUTURE OF THE US BEAUTY INDUSTRY

Mintel Press Team Available 24 hours a day, Mintel’s global public relations team is pleased to provide accredited journalists with access to our research, arrange interviews with our expert analysts and share the latest insights across categories and countries. From the smokey-eye look to custom-blended and all-natural beauty products, new research from Mintel reveals that today’s

Here’s The Best Way To Treat Acne Problems For Darker Complexions

Acne. It happens to the best of us, even for adults who are well past their pubescent years and to celebrities whose skin always seems to look flawless. But no one, regardless of age, fame or stature, is above a few pimples. Some people, however, suffer from a severe form of acne that goes beyond […]

YVES ROCHER, NO1 COSMETIC BRAND IN FRANCE LAUNCHES NEW BOUTIQUE AT PALMS MALL, LEKKI

Yves Rocher opened another boutique in grand style on Saturday, 5th May 2018 at the Palms Mall, Lekki with XXIV Karat as the official champagne sponsor. This comes two years after launching the first boutique

THESE ARE THE BIGGEST MAKE-UP TRENDS FOR 2018

Black Attack Get your black eyeliner ready Black eyeliner is taking a dramatic turn in 2018 (as seen at Marc Jacobs and a handful of other runway shows). Trace it thick around both lash lines, wing it out at a dramatic angle, or create graphic shapes with it just don’t trace a thin line above […]

NIVEA SPONSOR OF FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA.

NIVEA SPONSOR OF FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA. We are excited to announce NIVEA as one of our Sponsors for Fashions Finest Africa Conference & Epic Show 2018. We appreciate the support NIVEA has given us and we see this as a huge step that will enable us to give a better and wider platform to the talented […]

Ban on cosmetics: Court dismisses FDA’s application

An Accra High Court has dismissed an application filed by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), seeking the court to strike out a suit filed by the Cosmetics Association of Ghana over the ban of some bleaching creams.The FDA filed a preliminary application challenging the procedure in which the Cosmetics Association filed the

‘Entrepreneurs Should be Focused, Open to Criticism for Success’

Majiri Otobo is the Chief Executive Officer of KUI Care Products, manufacturers of a range of hair care products that one can easily reckon with in the hair and beauty market. The graduate of Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London, told Funmi Ogundare about her interest in hair care, how she had been able to […]

Tobi Oshile’ s Giant strides

When you encounter Tobi Oshile, the boss of  Indeed Technologies and Indeed Cosmetics, you can easily conclude that he is a child of destiny. Even if you pretend not to be interested in his  humble beginning, his rising profile will catch your attention. He started out as an ordinary petty clothier back in school. He […]

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