News From Latin America

  • Fine Fragrance
    The Fragrance Market As Brazil Sees It

    The Fragrance Market As Brazil Sees It

    Brazil is in the No. 2 fragrance market in the world, trailing only the US and ahead of Germany, France and the UK. Together, sales in the Big 5 neared $51 billion in 2018, with the US holding a 16.5% share and Brazil 13.4%, according to Euromonitor…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 01.03.20

  • Actives | Color Cosmetics | Functional Ingredients | Hair Care | Personal Cleansers | Skin Care | Sun Care

    Sustainability Comes in Focus At In-Cosmetics Latin America

    In-Cosmetics Latin America 2019 presented trend-driven ingredient and formulation innovations, attracting leading suppliers of raw materials and personal care ingredients such as Beraca, Ashland, Givaudan, Sensient, Chemyunion, Croda and Ajinomoto. T…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 11.01.19

  • Actives | Skin Care
    The Microbiome’s Role in Skin Wellness

    The Microbiome’s Role in Skin Wellness

    The latest focus of formulators centers on the skin microbiome; as new research is published, cosmetic industry executives agree that it is worthy of attention and investment. According to Alberto Keidi Kurebayashi, pharmacist-biochemist, member of t…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 09.02.19

  • Skin Care in Brazil Has Room to Grow

    The facial care market has considerable potential in Brazil, although the country is not among the top 5 in the world, according to Euromonitor International, which ranks China, Japan, the US, South Korea and Germany, all ahead of South America&rsquo…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 01.01.19

  • In-Cosmetics Latin America Inspires the Beauty Industry

    In-Cosmetics Latin America took place on Sept. 19-20 at São Paulo’s Expo Center Norte. The event attracted 4,844 attendees (4,011 unique visitors) and featured 150 personal care ingredients companies from 22 countries, including major gl…
    Daniela Ferreira , Correspondent 11.01.18

  • Color Cosmetics | Personal Cleansers | Skin Care | Sun Care

    FCE Cosmetique Makes In-Roads in Latin America

    FCE Cosmetique held its 23rd exhibition in São Paulo in May. The event runs concurrently with FCE Pharma. The fairs provided a showcase for 1,100 brands to 16,224 visitors. FCE Cosmetique attendance rose 20%, according to João Paulo Pic…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 07.02.18

  • Functional Ingredients | Hair Care | Polymers | Surfactants

    What´s Happening in The Hair Care Market in Brazil?

    Caring for hair is a well established pastime in Latin America and is often one of the last steps in the grooming routine to be cut when consumers reassess their priorities, according to Hannah Symons, Euromonitor´s  analyst for beauty and…
    Daniela Ferreira, Correspondent 04.02.18

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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