Cornelius Beauty Blog

Pantone colour of the year 2019: Living Coral

Pantone colour of the year 2019: Living Coral(Posted on 27/02/19)

Once again, the experts at Pantone have named their choice shade for the year ahead based on ascending colour trends and for 2019, it’s Living Coral! A warm, muted-terracotta shade somewhere between pink and orange, Pantone predicts it will be this specific hue we see designers and consumers using, wearing and buying until this time next year.  It’s no wonder such a warm and comforting...

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Replenishing Skin Post Party Season

Replenishing Skin Post Party Season(Posted on 06/02/19)

As we all pack away the party dresses and break out the workout gear, it’s clear that the Christmas party season is well and truly behind us. Though the frivolities of the festive season may be over, there’s likely still a lurking Christmas party casualty – the skin. All the fun during December can result in dull, tired skin whether from lack of sleep, sweating it out on the dance floor or...

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Self-Thickening Sulfate-Free Formulations From Cornelius

Self-Thickening Sulfate-Free Formulations From Cornelius(Posted on 15/01/19)

Consumer demand for sulfate-free formulations are at an all-time high. Thickening these can be a challenge as the old standby of salt does not work to increase viscosity in the absence of sulfates. Cornelius have worked on a solution to this challenge.In our Care lab, we tested a number of different combinations of sulfate-free surfactants in each case using two raw materials plus water to achieve...

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Cleansing Bar Review

Cleansing Bar Review(Posted on 04/01/19)

The popularity of cleansing bars has increased throughout 2018. This is in part due to a heightened interest in packaging free/reduced packaging and cleansing bars are easily packed into biodegradable waxed paper, or a cardboard sleeve or simply sold naked!Global Cosmetics News listed Carbon Theory's Charcoal and Tea Tree Oil Breakout Control Cleansing Bar as one of the most viewed products of 2018...

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Tapping into the sustainable beauty trend

Tapping into the sustainable beauty trend(Posted on 10/12/18)

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the ‘going natural’ trend, with almost 50% buying natural beauty products and a further 8% wanting to. The trend is dominating the beauty market and looks set to continue to grow. We look at how this move in the sector has come about.Thanks to a rise in environmental awareness, its profitability and new global principles, sustainable beauty...

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Jennifer's Cosmetics Trend Report: December 2018

 Jennifer's Cosmetics Trend Report: December 2018(Posted on 30/11/18)

Trends were, in fact, Cornelius' focus at Formulate this November and we have created a trends presentation which covers in detail nine current macro trends - J Beauty, AVIDs (16-20 year olds), Gender neutral, Sleep, Personalisation, Trash to treasure, Green, Superfoods and Microbiome.Green beauty is a sector within the beauty industry which is steadily growing and receiving increasing media...

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