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Evolving attitudes and beauty approaches drive opportunities for "natural" solutions in South Africa

While being well established within global personal care innovation, "natural" beauty approaches are constantly evolving in line with consumer needs and attitudes. Datamonitor Consumer's research shows that 72% of South Africans agree that health and beauty products made with "natural" ingredients are better for them, creating important growth opportunities in a high potential, diverse market.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2015
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Out of the chrysalis - are sprays shedding their utility and gaining style?

Aerosols and then trigger sprays: all those years ago when they came on the market, they were the packaging step-change of a generation. In fact, back then, sprays aerosols were seen as new science: trendy, and something of a status symbol, part of a brave new world. Battles loomed over debates on propellants and ozone layer depletion and damage, giving trigger and pump sprays a media boost.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2015
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Is Africa the next market for male grooming?

African men have traditionally not focused on grooming regimes, largely embracing their "natural" looks. However, with men around the world becoming more appearance-conscious, it has become socially acceptable for them to follow grooming regimes. According to Datamonitor Consumer's Q4 global survey 2014, 48% of men worldwide think that beauty and grooming products improve their overall appearance.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2015
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Targeting the "menopausal" man holds significant opportunities for FMCG brands

Lately we have been hearing a lot about the "manopause", but what is it? The scientific name is "andropause" and it is described as the male equivalent to the menopause. It refers to the declining testosterone levels in men from early middle age, resulting in lower energy, decreased libido, and reduced strength and endurance. FMCG brands could benefit by helping to address this issue.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jan 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new deodorant that may be smarter than you are

New ClickStick electric deodorant is the world's first "smart deodorant." Dispensing gel deodorant with the click of a button, ClickStick has a mobile app that calculates the right amount of deodorant needed - based on your personal needs and activity level - and offers a way to order refills. New in the US, it is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Dec 2014
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The rapid rise of the beauty advent calendar

Traditionally, advent calendars have been associated with the confectionery space and have often been targeted at younger consumers. However, this concept is expanding as innovation concepts traditionally found in food and drink migrate into the personal care space. Advent calendars within the beauty space are now gaining rapid traction as a seasonal "must-have" for consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Dec 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a discreet new candy with skincare claims

Everyone could use a sweet break from time to time, but munching on candy during the workday can be frowned on. Lotte B Can candy avoids this issue with discreet packaging resembling a skin cream tube, which also helps to reinforce the claim that this candy actually benefits the skin. New in Japan, it is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Dec 2014
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Deodorants: compressed solutions drive wider innovation interest in a "quiet" category

Often being eclipsed by more glamorous categories such as haircare and skincare, the launch of game-changing compressed deodorants has resulted in new attention being drawn to the deodorants space. Innovation is now going beyond functional hygiene and is being explored in other ways, such as through sustainability, the blurring of category lines, and a focus on male-targeted solutions.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Nov 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: make yourself a fragrance designer with this new innovation

With packaged fragrances, you end up smelling like everybody else that wears that particular fragrance. This can be avoided with the new Inglot Freedom System Fragrance. This offers five perfume options, and the consumer can mix, match, or layer the fragrances as desired. New in the Czech Republic, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Oct 2014
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Male grooming in South Africa: capitalizing on the changing needs of an evolving male consumer

Male grooming is a dynamic and high growth space within personal care, comprising a wide range of products from functional hygiene solutions right through to more complex ones such as anti-agers. Last year, total spending on male grooming products was around $21.5bn. Of this, the South African market made up a mere $84m, making it a high potential innovation area to explore.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Oct 2014

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