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US beauty sees prestige dominating the market

US beauty sees prestige dominating the market

In the second quarter of 2014, primary prestige segments continued to be market drivers which is set to see further areas for opportunity in specialized markets, according to market researcher NPD.

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Troubled fragrance and luxury cosmetics player Elizabeth Arden is contemplating a tender offer from the affiliates of private equity investor Rhône Capital.

The US Senate is asking for the opinions of industry professionals on a draft bill that aims to streamline and shorten the FDA regulation process for sunscreen ingredients.

The German NGO has extended its mobile app, ToxFox to android devices after a successful launch which allows users to check cosmetics for EDCs.

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BfR rules microparticle health risk as 'unlikely' from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has looked into whether a dermal or accidental oral uptake of PE-micro plastic particles from cosmetics pose, and concluded a health risk unlikely.  

HCP mulls industrial presence in Eastern Europe from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

Taiwanese beauty packaging player HCP says it is contemplating establishing a production facility in Eastern Europe as part of its expansion aims.

China says celebrities must use the products they endorse from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

Proposed revisions to China’s Advertising Law will include a requirement that means celebrities must use the products before putting their endorsement to them.

Australia looks into gamma butyrolactone ban in cosmetics from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

Australia’s Department of Health (DoH) is seeking public comments on its proposal to ban the use of gamma butyrolactone in cosmetics. 

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