News From Latin America


  • In-Cosmetics Latin America Draws a Crowd in São Paulo

    The 4th edition of In-Cosmetics Latin America took place in São Paulo in September. The two-day event welcomed nearly 4,700 visitors, an increase of 12%. The exhibition featured 151 personal care ingredients companies, including major multinat…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 12.01.17

  • Skin Care

    The Anti-Aging Category Grows Up in Latin America

    Global demand for facial skin care products continues to surge, according to industry experts. Some of the biggest gains are in the biggest markets; for example, from 2011 to 2016, sales in China, Japan and US, rose 42.58%, 10.51% and 20.30%, respect…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 10.02.17

  • What’s driving the color cosmetics market?

    What’s driving the color cosmetics market?

    Brazil is in the Big 5 color cosmetic market, only trailing the US, Japan, China and UK. According to Euromonitor International, global color cosmetics sales grew 32.6% from 2011 to 2016 to nearly $61 billion. The gains were even more pronounced in L…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 07.03.17

  • We’re No. 3! We’re No. 3! Hair Care in Brazil

    We’re No. 3! We’re No. 3! Hair Care in Brazil

    The hair care category is competitive in every country on earth. It’s clear that consumers around the world deeply care about their hair and their concerns are reflected in the size of the market. According to Euromonitor International, global…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 05.01.17

  • Color Cosmetics | Skin Care

    In-Cosmetics Latin America posts big gain in attendance

    The beauty industry returned to Brazil this year, when In-Cosmetics Latin America took place in São Paulo in October. The two-day event welcomed 3,500 visitors, an increase of 31% compared to last year. Visitors came from all over Latin Americ…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 12.01.16

  • Functional Ingredients | Skin Care

    A Growing Body Of New Products

    Body care is a demanding and challenging market around the world, but the payoff is exceptional, especially in Latin America. The global body care category grew 3.2% from 2010-2015 to top $15.5 billion, according to Euromonitor International. The gai…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 10.03.16

  • Industry Flocks to Brazil For FCE Exhibition

    FCE Cosmetique, the primary business platform of the Latin American cosmetics industry, held its 21st exhibition in São Paulo in May. It is the first major event of the year for the cosmetics industry in Brazil and the region overall and it is…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 07.01.16

  • Making Sense of Fragrance Trends in Latin America

    Suppliers to the fine fragrance industry came together in Brazil to sponsor the International Perfumery Congress (IPC), which was held in São Paulo late last year. The Congress looked at the future of perfumery in Brazil and was sponsored by f…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 02.03.16

  • Functional Ingredients | Hair Care | Polymers | Surfactants

    Plenty of Room to Grow In Brazilian Hair Care

    Hair care is, of course, a growing business. The global hair care category grew 18.7% from 2009 to 2014 to top $76.8 billion, according to Euromonitor International. The gains were even more pronounced in Latin America, where sales surged nearly 40%…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 12.02.15

  • What Do Companies Mean When They Say ‘Green?’

    Sustainable, non-GMO, all-natural, organic—the terms appear across product categories. There’s no doubt that the world’s getting greener, and natural products within the personal care space are gaining in importance among consumers…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 07.01.15

  • Avon Remains the Dominant Player in Color Cosmetics

    During the past decade, Brazil has climbed to lofty height in the global color cosmetics industry. In 2008, Brazil was the No. 6 makeup market in the world; by the end of 2014, it had reached the No. 3 spot by growing more than 50% between 2009 and 2…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 05.01.15

  • Personal Cleansers | Skin Care

    Body of Evidence

    Like in so many other countries, skin care is the largest segment within the Brazilian cosmetics, toiletries and fragrance industry, according to ABIHPEC (the Brazilian Association of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Industry). Body care sales ha…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 01.06.15

  • Brazilians Flock to In-Cosmetics

    In-Cosmetics made in-roads into Latin America earlier this year, when the beauty event took place Sept. 9 and 10 in São Paulo. According to the organizers, In-Cosmetics welcomed more than 2,400 visitors—90% of which came from host countr…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 11.03.14

  • Fashion Drives Hair Color and Styling Market in Latin America

    Fashion Drives Hair Color and Styling Market in Latin America

    Whether women are looking to hide their gray, add a dash of color or tame unruly flyaways, demand for hair colorants and styling products is on the rise throughout Latin America, according to analysts. Brazil, Mexico and Argentina are the three large…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 08.01.14

  • Why Brazil’s Still on Top of the Fragrance World

    Fragrance is big business in Latin America, especially in Brazil, which is the No. 1 market for scents in the world. With annual sales of about $7 billion, Brazil accounts for more than 15% of global fragrance sales. In Latin America, Brazil represen…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 06.02.14

  • Beauty is a Natural Throughout Brazil

    The Brazilian people have more awareness about environmental issues than consumers in other countries—and now there’s data to prove it! According to the results of a recent study by the Union for Ethical Bio Trade (UBET), 96% of Brazilian…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 03.05.14

  • Brazil Dominates Hair Care In Latin America

    Even among the Big 3, Brazil dominates the hair care market. According to Euromonitor, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina are the three largest hair care markets in Latin America, with 2012 sales of $5.9 billion, $2.3 billion and $1.1 billion, respectively…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 01.01.14

  • Man Power Is Driving Sales Throughout Latin America

    Man Power Is Driving Sales Throughout Latin America

    The growing vanity of Latin American men is moving the male grooming market in the region. More guys are taking care of their skin, hair and body, which is evident in statistics provided by Euromonitor International. During the past five years, sales…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 11.04.13

  • Skin Care
    What’s Driving Latin America’s Anti-Aging Market?

    What’s Driving Latin America’s Anti-Aging Market?

    Demand for anti-aging products is strong the world over, but gains are particularly buoyant in Latin America. According to Euromonitor International, global anti-aging product sales grew 44.5% during the past five years (2007-2012). Sales in China an…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 09.04.13

  • Skin Care Sales Flourish Throughout Latin America

    Skin Care Sales Flourish Throughout Latin America

    Whether it’s to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, whiten skin or protect against UV radiation, skin care is an important concern of people around the world. Regardless if it’s a department store counter in Canada, a supermarket in Urugua…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 07.17.13