Mergers dominate $473-billion beauty industry

The value of the beauty business is growing, evidenced by the flurry of mergers and acquisitions so far this year and smaller brands financing expansion

Cosmetic procedures are the new make-up

Demand for non-surgical cosmetic procedures is on the increase, but protection against rogue practitioners and regulation of the sector are slow in coming

Top 10 cosmetic facial treatments

What are the facial issues that doctors are addressing most in 2015 and what are the best ways to deal with lines and imperfections?

Changing face of UK skincare

Skincare is big business and getting bigger as women – young and old – seek products to help them achieve perfect-looking skin

Creams and lotions get lift from the needle

Injectable fillers are revolutionising the beauty market, prompting alternative at-home topical skincare treatments to improve facial volume and structure

How does pollution affect skin?

Pollution created by emissions of toxic gases, notably from traffic, is the enemy of healthy skin and must be defeated

Business face of UK Beauty

The UK beauty industry big business, employing over a million people and contributing billions to the economy, so isn’t it time to take its impact more seriously? Beatrice Aidin poses the question

Top female entrepreneurs in beauty

Beauty industry icon bobbi brown shop front

Female entrepreneurs are successfully going it alone while women are increasingly breaking through the glass ceiling to take charge of major cosmetics companies, as Beatrice Aidin discovers