Beauty Sector Snapshot: May 2024
1 May 2024
Beauty Sector Snapshot: May 2024

How has anti-ageing skincare become an obsession for Gen Zers? What drives Gen Apha’s interest in beauty, and what’s behind the #Sephorakids stereotypes? Why are hyper-local brands winning big on the global market? And how has contemporary perfumery risen to the top of the beauty sector?

Carla Seipp

Carla Seipp is editorial associate at online publication and consultancy BeautyMatter, covering personal care and beauty. As a freelance journalist, she co-edited The Essence: Discovering the World of Scent, Perfume, and Fragrance, and has written for LS:N Global, Dazed, Twin, and Vestoj. Her work has been nominated for the Perfumed Plume Awards for Fragrance Journalism.

Anastasiia Fedorova

Anastasiia Fedorova is a senior insights editor at Canvas8. A writer, curator and cultural strategist, she specialises in art, fashion, design, technology and visual culture. Her personal work explores sexuality, identity and queer communities while interrogating our place in a world shaped by rapidly changing technologies. As an avid sci-fi fan since teenage years, she is always interested in thinking about multiple and diverse futures.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is the Head of Toolkit at Canvas8. With a background in psychology, she has worked with global clients such as Google, Nike, and Mars, exploring everything from what people want from a fake tan to Gen Z’s relationship with social media. Outside of work, you’ll find her binge-watching reality TV, listening to hyperpop, or with her nose buried in a fantasy novel.

Alex Strang

Alex Strang is a senior insight editor at Canvas8 who used to be in a punk band that was signed, shaped, and spat out. He enjoys using his experience of being the product to help brands understand how to sell theirs. After studying philosophy and critical theory, he found his feet in the market research world and has been over-analysing consumer behaviour ever since, including his own. He can usually be found playing board games, watching Seinfeld, or trying too hard to make his daughter laugh.