13th December 2018
Grey Hair Don't Care

Grey hair don’t care!

New stats from Superdrug seem to suggest high profile beauty ambassadors of a certain age are helping women feel more confident in their forties and beyond. […]
12th December 2018

The Beauty Industry is Ready to Tackle Sustainable Packaging Innovation by Pretty Analytics

One of the biggest shifts taking space within beauty is the commitment, research and innovation towards sustainable futures. Delving into sustainable ingredient sourcing, supply chain processes […]
11th December 2018

Big tech companies are using data and augmented reality to enter the retail beauty market

The Global Wellness Institute recently reported on how big tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook are using data and augmented reality to enter the […]
10th December 2018
SEEN works

British Beauty Council in conversation with SEEN

Late November we had a very excellent morning at Mortimer House in conversation with SEEN Group’s Nicola Moulton talking about why we founded the Council and […]
10th December 2018

The epidemic of similar packaging in the beauty industry

British Beauty Council spotted a great feature in Beauty Independent on the epidemic of similar packaging in the beauty industry. This is a really good piece […]
9th December 2018
UK Retailers

UK retailers could be hit with an extra £186 million in business rates

As the Perfume Shop unveil an updated logo and website, trade publication Soap, Perfumery & Cosmetics (SPC) inform us that UK retailers could be hit with […]
7th December 2018
BBC-asset (1)

Your chance to influence the future of British beauty!

Dear friends & followers As you might have read, the British Beauty Council is conducting research to develop a definition of the British beauty industry, and […]
5th December 2018

Wabi-Sabi Beauty by Pretty Analytics

Wabi-sabi: A Japanese term focused on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. In beauty terms, the industry is beginning to draw focus on what traditional media […]
4th December 2018

What do symbols in beauty packaging mean?

British Beauty Council spotted a great story in British Vogue on what the symbols in beauty packaging actually mean. Among those they’ve decoded for readers are […]
1st December 2018
Advisory Board

British Beauty Council Advisory Board Announced!

We would like to introduce the following industry change-makers as the initial members of our newly-formed Advisory Board: Alexia Inge founder of Cult Beauty; A-list makeup […]
29th November 2018

‘What You Should Know Before Marketing & Advertising Cosmetics’ – CTPA Seminar on 11th December

Are you up to speed with the latest requirements on cosmetic claims & best practices in claims substantiation? Do you know that there is an advertising […]
28th November 2018

Beauty Innovation: Upcycled Makeup by Pretty Analytics

Within fashion, second-hand shopping, wardrobe swaps and upcycling your old clothes are becoming increasingly popular practices. However, when it comes to beauty, the sustainable solutions are […]
27th November 2018
managing brexit

Managing brexit in beauty

As we know, the UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, and while there is plenty of discussion on this there appear […]
26th November 2018

Gen X & Quality Consumption

Millennials seem to garner the lion’s share of attention in the magazine world these days. Aside from iconic Baby Boomer brands the newsstand reads like a social […]
23rd November 2018

Samplicity introduces a reinvention of beauty sampling

The British Beauty Council is interested to hear how a new company is reviving the test function of sampling while offering real traceability in terms of […]
21st November 2018

Emerging Trend: Athleisure Beauty by Pretty Analytics

  According to Leisure DB’s 2018 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report there has been a: 4.6% increase in the number of fitness facilities in […]
20th November 2018

Belfast is the self tan capital of the UK*

British Beauty Council loves a good beauty statistic and this one comes to us via *YouGov & Statista following a survey of the greatest consumption of […]
18th November 2018

Backlash against makeup in Korea

British Beauty Council are fascinated to read in The Guardian a story about an apparent backlash against makeup in Korea – beauty’s new horizon. While there […]
15th November 2018
PZ cussons

PZ Cussons committed to reduce plastic consumption 25% by 2025

British Beauty Council reads that PZ Cussons have announced new plastic consumption and deforestation targets in order to meet its 2020 No Deforestation / No Peat […]
14th November 2018

Trend Focus: J Beauty Concepts Influencing Our Beauty Ideals by Pretty Analytics

Whilst terms such as “K Beauty” and “J  Beauty” are defined as trends, they are robust and long lasting. They represent the thriving beauty markets in […]
13th November 2018
maple leaf extract

The benefits of maple leaf extract on the skin

The British Beauty Council reads with interest that maple leaf extract could become a new magic bullet for skin. Researchers at the University of Rhode Island […]
11th November 2018
andrew collinge

Andrew Collinge Hairdressing receives royal recognition for its inspirational commitment to learning and development

Andrew Collinge Hairdressing has received royal recognition for its inspirational commitment to learning and development from The Princess Royal Training Awards – they are the first […]
9th November 2018

Skin Microbiome Congress 2018

Many believe that skin microbiome is set to revolutionise dermatology. The role of live bacteria, bacteria extracts, pre and post biotics in skincare, especially treatments targeting […]
7th November 2018

What defines beauty?

The British Beauty Council has been founded as an industry body for the beauty sector, and we are currently working with global insight and strategy consultants […]
5th November 2018
plastic-free packaging

Lush launch plastic-free makeup at Oxford Street Flagship store

The British Beauty Council has read an insightful article in the Huffington Post last week, that the cosmetics retailer Lush is rolling out a range of […]
5th November 2018

The impact of a ‘NO DEAL’ brexit on the cosmetics industry

The CTPA have published a very insightful report for its members on the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on the cosmetics industry. To compile it, […]
4th November 2018
The Plastic-Free Beauty Conversation

The Plastic-Free Beauty Conversation by Pretty Analytics

Scientists at the Dame Ellen McArthur Foundation have calculated that approximately 78 million tonnes of plastics are being produced every year. With only a shocking 14% […]
31st October 2018

Psoriasis Awareness Week

It’s Psoriasis Awareness Week and while this condition is not necessarily one which can be treated with beauty products, the research around it unearths some interesting […]
31st October 2018

Emerging Trend: Wildcrafted Beauty by Pretty Analytics

“Farm to table” eating is a concept we see digging its roots deeper into the beauty industry. It’s about creating a sustainable, transparent and traceable journey […]
31st October 2018
that age old question

That age old question …

Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s regulator of advertising, banned the use of the term ‘anti ageing’ in beauty advertising a decade ago, and Allure magazine […]
31st October 2018
Beauty Shortlist Awards 2019

Beauty Shortlist Awards 2019 – deadline for entries 2nd November

It’s a bumper year for the Beauty Shortlist awards and there’s still 3 days before the deadline closes for entries. So if you’re yet to deliver, […]
27th October 2018

Rimmel London launch #IWILLNOTBEDELETED Global Campaign with Cybersmile Foundation

British makeup brand Rimmel and anti-bullying charity Cybersmile Foundation have launched a three year global campaign to combat beauty cyberbullying. The ‘I Will Not Be Deleted’ campaign […]
26th October 2018

Cosmetic Scientist and Lab Technician work on the rise

British Beauty Council knows that interest in work as cosmetic scientists and lab technicians is steadily increasing in this integral part of our business, and is […]
24th October 2018

Are Chatbots Really the Future for Beauty Brand Communication? by Pretty Analytics

Chatbots, and any integrated technology, are an amazing way to automate elements of customer service, provide recommendations and create convenient channels for customers. However, beauty is […]
23rd October 2018

L’Oreal are committed to reduce an impressive 25% of it’s carbon emissions by 2030

British Beauty Council reads in a report by Supply Chain Dive that L’Oreal UK & Ireland have conducted an in-depth analysis of its supply chain to […]
22nd October 2018
REV Talk

What’s the deal with organic beauty?

British Beauty Council founder Millie Kendall MBE joined natural beauty experts Samantha Freedman, Sjaniel Turrell, Danielle Copperman and REV co-founder Cora Hilts to discuss the sustainability movement […]
19th October 2018


Part one of our action plan for the British beauty business, following our overview post on how we plan to practically deliver on our manifesto, is […]
19th October 2018


Part two of our action plan for the British beauty business covers the pillar for education – the basis of knowledge and good practice in our […]
19th October 2018


Part three of our action plan for the British beauty business covers the pillar for innovation – a hugely significant lifeblood area of our industry which […]
16th October 2018


We were truly overwhelmed by the support we received following a feature by Alice Hart-Davies published in the Daily Mail Inspire section last week. If we […]
16th October 2018
K Beauty sparks hair care innovation by Pretty Analytics

K Beauty Sparks Sophisticated Hair Care Innovation by Pretty Analytics

The K Beauty hair market is showing steady growth. From this, many interesting hair care ingredients and innovative formulations have emerged that we will start to […]
12th October 2018

Les Eaux de Chanel line

Les Eaux de Chanel line – the essence of neroli with tonka & vanilla – has expanded to accommodate bath and body ancillaries Body Lotion and Hair […]
12th October 2018

20.5% of UK salons currently have vacancies due to skill shortages

British Beauty Council finds Habia UK an excellent source of informative data on the beauty business and was interested to note these stats on their site […]
11th October 2018

The music industry campaign to mitigate the impact Brexit will have on their £4.4bn business

British Beauty Council understands that the music industry has started actively campaigning to mitigate the impact Brexit will have on their £4.4b* business. In an open […]
10th October 2018

Validated: The Makeup of Val Garland

Here’s your Amazon Prime delivery for October: renowned makeup artist & British Vogue contributing editor Val Garland has published a book of her favourite looks from a […]
9th October 2018
Jasmine awards

The Fragrance Foundation Jasmine Awards 2019

The Fragrance Foundation Jasmine Awards 2019 is open for entries. Categories include best literary feature, best short feature, best practical guide, best creative visual, best video […]
8th October 2018
non animal alternatives

Pursuing non-animal alternatives!

Procter & Gamble have announced that they are ceasing sales of the badger fur shaving brushes from their Art Of Shaving line following a PETA expose […]
1st October 2018
British Beauty Council

Meet the women out to prove beauty means business…

The Daily Mail talks to the women behind the British Beauty Council.   Click on the below link to see the full article :   https://dailym.ai/2DINkdT […]
30th September 2018

The ‘Opucoin’

British Beauty Council has read a fascinating report in Fashionista about how one beauty startup is taking advantage of bitcoin currency to get off the ground: Opu […]
28th September 2018
gucci beauty

Gucci Beauty

British Beauty Council is so inspired by the new @guccibeauty Instagram feed which has taken a superb new path in its style so far: devoid of the […]
26th September 2018

Buy now, pay later by Pretty Analytics

Time is a luxury – something that e-retailers are understanding as same-day and next day delivery options and express collect in store become increasingly expected by […]
24th September 2018
Jo by Jo loves


Congratulations to Jo Malone CBE who has last week released a new fragrance – a superb grapefruit which she has named after herself, Jo By Jo Loves […]
22nd September 2018
Covent Garden

Covent Garden – London’s Home of Beauty

Covent Garden, the capital’s home of beauty, kicked off their annual Beautython last week with a panel discussion on the future of beauty in collaboration with […]
20th September 2018
'Sweet Escape Nails'

‘Sweet Escape’

Have 100% lost our hearts to the embellished renaissance ‘Sweet Escape’ nails CND World did for Official Libertine during fashion week.
19th September 2018

Raising the bar by Pretty Analytics

The rise of the waterless beauty movement and influx of solid formulations has brought the classic soap bar back into the spotlight. However, over the last […]
18th September 2018
Woman & Home

Woman & Home Winners Announced

With the tag #straighttalkingbeauty Woman and Home announced the winners of their beauty awards last Wednesday night at No6 Hotel Marylebone. The top judging panel, who included British […]
17th September 2018
Indie Beauty Expo

Indie Beauty Expo 2018

The Indie Beauty Expo comes to London in Oct it offers startup and small brands an opportunity to meet buyers, press and trade contacts, as well as […]
14th September 2018
London adults..

London adults spend on average £473 on beauty products a month!

Research by Hiscox Insurance has revealed some interesting beauty and health statistics. “London Adults spend on average £473 on beauty products a month. East Anglian adults spend […]
10th September 2018
Age of well revolution

The Age Well Revolution

Did you know that 70% of women in their 40’s and 50’s feel like they are largely ignored by mainstream media? Neal’s Yard Remedies are on […]
7th September 2018
CND Shellac

New Shellac Luxe by CND World

British Beauty Council is wackadoodle over CND world’s new Shellac Luxe: this is the fastest professional nail polish treatment yet (no base, just colour & top coat) […]
5th September 2018

3D Printing by Pretty Analytics

3D Printing is an incredible tool used in varying projects and even in building parts of planes. At 2017’s The Tech Expo in London, the future […]
3rd September 2018

The British Beauty Council

Four of the top 10 high street start up businesses in the UK are beauty related – barbers shops, nail clinics, beauty salons and hair/beauty salons, […]
29th August 2018
eco-friendly packaging

Eco-friendly packaging by Floral Street

British Beauty Council applauds Floral Street for its admirably eco-friendly packaging manufacture: the boxes each take one minute to be made with waste water being cleaned and […]
27th August 2018
Chanel : Makeup for men

“beauty is not a matter of gender but style”

Chanel beauty have announced a dedicated makeup line for men – Boy de Chanel – with the philosophy that “beauty is not a matter of gender […]
26th August 2018
banned for being too good

Banned for being too good!

British Beauty Council reads in Global cosmetic news that the makers of a cupcake-shaped bath bomb have been banned from marketing it because it has been deemed […]
24th August 2018
Mugler launch genderless perfume

Mugler to launch genderless perfume line

Clarins owned fragrance brand Mugler is launching a genderless perfume line for millennial and gen Z consumers in September with global roll out in February 2019. The […]
22nd August 2018

The Growing Market For Anti-Pollution Beauty by Pretty Analytics

Air pollution, particularly in busy cities like London, is a major concern. Something that Mayor Sadiq Khan has been actively looking to improve. According to an […]
21st August 2018
Cosmetic filler register

Medics threaten to boycott new cosmetic filler register…

British Beauty Council reads that lack of statutory regulation for cosmetic filling procedures is creating issues for a new register designed to make this kind of […]
20th August 2018
lobes a go-go

Lobes a go-go!

Cosmetic surgeons are getting more and more requests for the ‘Ivanka’, an earlobe considered to be perfection in size and shape. Surgeons are filling lobes to […]
19th August 2018
prestige beauty purchases

E-commerce steals the spotlight on premium beauty sales

British Beauty Council has been catching up on the latest UK beauty shopping habits via a collaborative report by Kantar Worldpanel and IRI Worldwide which is […]
17th August 2018
beauty bears

Ready for the beauty bears?

New goodness gummies for hair and skin have taken on a cuddly form lately as a supply source which can throw shapes has evidently been found […]
16th August 2018
Super drug brings botox to the high street

Superdrug launches botox and fillers service at London flagship store

The series might be over, but the after effects of Love Island heavily reverberate and Superdrug who sponsored the programme, say their new soft surgery clinics are the […]
15th August 2018

Diversifying Hair Care by Pretty Analytics

Pretty Analytics has witnessed hair care branch out into focused product lines providing more inclusive solutions for the diversity of the beauty consumer. Traditional hair concerns […]
13th August 2018
Olympia Beauty

Olympia Beauty UK 2018 : There’s nothing black and white about beauty…

The UK beauty business delivers a reported 17 billion pounds to the economy every year, yet it has never had an inclusive group to represent its […]
11th August 2018
Martini anyone?

Martini anyone?

British Beauty Council spots a bit of a retro Seventies’ barbershop vibe to new men’s fragrances: patchouli, sage, oak moss, lime, jasmine, musk, shaving soap and […]
10th August 2018

This idea is the pits!

Has thus far managed to avoid any armpit reports on our feed, even this year’s trends for underarm glitter & detox masks. But the latest idea […]
6th August 2018
Redken App

Style Station App by Redken

British Beauty Council notes that hairbots, 3D colouration tech & VR are some of the latest ways hair companies are connecting with consumers, & Redken have launched […]
5th August 2018
ruby & millie

20 years ago today marks the launch of Ruby & Millie

The launch of the trailblazing makeup line Ruby & Millie exactly 20 years ago this Monday. Developed by magic hands makeup artist Ruby Hammer & Millie Kendall who […]
3rd August 2018
C J Walker

“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. You have to get up and make them” – C J Walker

The life of C J Walker – the first self-made female millionaire in the US – is to be movie-fied. Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer will […]
1st August 2018

Trend Focus: The Deeper Connection Between Crystals And Beauty Routines by Pretty Analytics

Pantone’s colour of 2018, Ultraviolet, is a deep purple that reflects how magic and spirituality have inspired beauty over the years and will continue to do […]
31st July 2018
Shades of beauty live

Shades of Beauty Live

Diary date alert! Shades of beauty live at the Royal Horticultural Halls is a 2-day event celebrating individual expression & founded by Grace & Cristina Adesina. The […]
30th July 2018
new product alert

NEW PRODUCT ALERT : Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation from Beauty Blender

British beauty council notes the exciting new launch from Beauty Blender .. drum roll: a face base called Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation with a groundbreaking […]
27th July 2018
First Aid Beauty

First Aid Beauty

Hears Procter & Gamble has recently expanded its beauty portfolio by acquiring First Aid Beauty, the skin solutions brand founded in 2009 by Lilli Gordon. FAB […]
25th July 2018

At Face Value by Pretty Analytics

A survey by online retailer Fragrance Direct has revealed that £133.77 is the average monthly spend on beauty for a woman in the UK. Diving deeper, […]
23rd July 2018
supplement skincare

TREND ALERT : Supplement Skincare

Pill popping to supplement skincare is one of the fastest growing trends in beauty and it makes complete sense – delivering properly integrated skin care. So […]
21st July 2018

could animal testing become obsolete?

A new computer system has been developed in the United States that predicts the toxicity of chemicals more accurately than animal tests. This is a breakthrough […]
21st July 2018
Entrepreneurialism in the beauty industry

A celebration of entrepreneurialism in the beauty industry

British Beauty Council feels like today is a good one to celebrate the remarkable spirit of entrepreneurialism in our industry. Across the world we’ve seen more […]
16th July 2018

Freckle Feels

British Beauty Council loves that freckles are all the rage, despite the shade that is thrown at sun exposure & the dark ways this can impact […]
13th July 2018
Body care boom

Ready for an invasion of body snatchers?

Market trend experts are predicting a boom in body care next year, with body ‘skin care’ becoming as important as face skin care. On the cards […]
9th July 2018
Carry on not approved

Carry on not approved

British Beauty Council hear that cosmetics are likely to be banned as carry on items for flights departing from the UK in new restrictions being drawn […]
6th July 2018
The Humble Brush

The Humble Brush

British Beauty Council hears there’s a new toothbrush on the block & it’s made from bamboo, not plastic. The Humble Co. was founded on the theory […]
2nd July 2018
non toxic sunscreens

Non-toxic sunscreens

British Beauty Council spotted a great story in Goop this week about non-toxic sunscreens. Not so much those rare breeds that don’t harm the environment (coral […]
29th June 2018
UVA Ratings

Do you know the damaging effects of UVA?

British Beauty Council has some cheery info for you during this summertime scorcher: Boots suncare brand Soltan surveyed 1000 parents with children aged 14 & under. […]
27th June 2018

Makeup Removal Takes On A Zero Waste Approach

Pretty Analytics on how makeup removal is taking on a zero waste approach. A report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) presented that the UK uses more […]
25th June 2018
Decoded Future

Stylus Decoded Future Summit

We’re looking forward to the Stylus Decoded Future beauty, fashion & lifestyle summit tomorrow Tuesday 26th June. Founder & CEO of Stylus, Marc Worth explains why this […]
22nd June 2018
hemp blog post

Beauty’s buzziest ingredient?

One fine day, twenty summers ago, French police raided The Body Shop in Aix-en-Provence, seizing lip balms and hand creams from the brand’s new Hemp Range […]
22nd June 2018

The US Tax Levy: beauty’s ticking time bomb

The EU Commission has confirmed that it will be imposing a tariff on imports of American cosmetics, Bourbon and American whiskey from today, in retaliation to […]
18th June 2018
Can Beauty be a key...

Can beauty be a key to social reintegration for women after prison?

Was interested to read a feature by Lexy Lebsack that talks about the role beauty is starting to play in supporting female prisoner reform in the […]
16th June 2018

the indie beauty boom

Indie beauty is set for global expansion and here in the UK, showcasing British independent brands is on the rise. Sarirah Hamid, founder of Pretty Analytics, […]
15th June 2018
The Cotton Bud Project

The Cotton Bud Project

Spotted in The Telegraph & WWF UK : more cotton buds are thrown away each year in the UK – 13.2 billion – than any other European […]