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Confusion Over Personal-Care Ingredients Impacts Purchases

Retail customers are having difficulty making purchase decisions for personal-care products due to unfamiliar ingredients on product labels, according to a “2017 Ingredient Confusion” study by Label Insight, a product-transparency agency. The study found that 81 percent of the more than 1,000 consumers surveyed do not recognize ingredients on personal-care product labels on a regular basis. And a mere 2 percent “always” understand what they are reading on labels.

Skincare Sales Surpass Makeup

Skincare sales have outpaced makeup this year, according to second quarter 2017 prestige-beauty insights from NPD Group. For the retailer looking to capitalize on this trend, expanding its skincare offerings to include a variety of new, unique and innovative skincare options, especially from smaller brands hitting the market, will allow it to make the most of this growth.

More Men's and Baby Product Offerings at NY NOW

Retailers looking to increase options for their men’s and baby product offerings may want to attend NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. The summer edition of NY NOW will host more than 85 brands in its Baby + Child section for the upcoming summer market; while its Personal Care + Wellness section, within NY NOW’s LIFESTYLE area, will feature some new men’s product offerings.

Inner Beauty Category Grows With Lumity-Helena Christensen Partnership

The inner beauty trend continues to grow as one of the most iconic faces in beauty agrees to represent rising antiaging supplement Lumity. Supermodel, photographer and humanitarian, Helena Christensen is Lumity’s new global ambassador. Christensen is a long-time user of the clinically tested antiaging supplement created by Dr. Sara Palmer Hussey, Ph.D. The supplement works to restore youthfulness at the cellular level, which is one of the factors that drew Christensen to her new role.