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CIDESCO Sections Report on 2017 Beauty Trends from around the world

2016 saw the beauty industry steadily rise as consumers across the world purchased more products than ever before. Whether seeking solace in a new moisturiser post-election in the USA or Brexit, glamming up for the party season or simply investing in our skin or wellbeing, people from all around the world continued to invest in their personal appearance..

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Fast-paced innovation in facial skin care and make-up and highly engaged consumers drive growth of South Korea’s buoyant beauty market, estimated at just over US$13 billion in 2017. A new research from Mintel shines a spotlight on South Korea’s beauty market, the beauty trends impacting the global beauty industry and the latest innovations in textures, ingredients and product experience.

Read more: South Korea’s Skincare & Makeup Trends Decoded

A collaboration between Australia's RMIT University and China's Hainan University showed up to 12.5 per cent of the chemical pollutants on microbeads passed into the fish that eat them. Once the chemical pollutants are in the food chain, they can accumulate as bigger fish eat bigger fish that are eventually eaten by humans..

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With environmental on the one hand and the search for luxurious effects, leading makers of high-end glass had to demonstrate their ability to address opposite trends.

While concerns for the environment stimulate the reduction of the weight of glass, the quest for excellence leads to the creation of increasingly heavy bottles with very thick walls.

Read more: Luxury glass: From the lightest to the heaviest

Regular Exfoliation without the Pollutants

Many exfoliants (and toothpastes) contain tiny microbeads of plastic, and we now know they’re a major pollutant. Washed down our drains they are tiny enough to pass through our water filtration systems to end-up in rivers and oceans worldwide.

Read more: 100% Natural Exfoliants: Your Plastic Free Alternative