Why digital beauty wants you to dream before you buy
8 Sep 2020
Why digital beauty wants you to dream before you buy

The inability to try products in person has long been a barrier to buying beauty online, but with stores closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people have become increasingly reliant on e-commerce. How are brands innovating their e-tail offerings to both enhance discovery and assuage concerns?

Deanna Utroske

Deanna Utroske is a top-tier critical thinker in the cosmetics and personal care industry. She's known globally for her fair-minded commentary, clear and concise explanations of complex issues, and candid analysis of the trends, movements, and innovations disrupting beauty today. Formerly the editor of the business news site Cosmetics Design, Utroske regularly shares commentary with key trade publications and market researchers and consults for private clients (in ingredients and manufacturing), developing news-generating B2B press releases, ghost-writing thought leadership content, blogging for businesses, and speaking to event audiences and company teams.

Steven Kainth

Steven Kainth is the founder of Elluminate, an innovation-focused research and creative consultancy that works with global consumer brands and agencies, helping them to understand what’s happening in the world around them.

Shabana Ebrahem

With over 15 years of experience mapping cultural shifts and trends, Shabana Ebrahem helps brands better contextualise contemporary lifestyle and wellbeing narratives. She's a trusted industry advisor, idea curator, practitioner, and educator, skilled in trend application, research, and cultural insight. Ebrahem has designed and led pivotal foresight and market intelligence projects for leading brands in the UK and globally across industries, including beauty, supplement health, consumer electronics, and retail – making her a go-to specialist for several leading companies.