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Johnson & Johnson drops PurTox

16-Apr-2014 - The company as a whole may have reported strong first quarter results, but Johnson & Johnson has ended efforts to rival Allergan’s popular Botox anti-wrinkle treatment.

Rivertop gets multi-million dollar investment to develop bio-based ingredients

16-Apr-2014 - The demand from the cosmetics industry and others for bio-based ingredients has seen chemicals producer Rivertop Renewables raise $26 million from Cargill, First Green Partners and existing investors.

L’Oréal struggles in U.S. as sales slow down

15-Apr-2014 - A sales slowdown in the U.S. and the effects of currency shifts have seen a slight drop in L’Oréal’s first quarter sales, though the alarm bells haven’t quite gone off...

Sunscreen innovation “coming up against a regulatory wall”

09-Apr-2014 - Regulation is limiting essential sun cream development, according to segment expert Dr Jack Ferguson, managing director of sun care specialists Skinnovation. 

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DSM in negotiations to buy Chinese vitamin C manufacturer

09-Apr-2014 - DSM has ended speculation about acquiring Chinese vitamin C supplier Aland by acknowledging it is in talks with the firm, but asserts no deal has been signed.

L'Oréal and Shiseido voted 'ethical companies'

03-Apr-2014 - Two global beauty brands, L'Oréal and Shiseido, have been announced as winners of the 2014 ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ award for the health and beauty category.

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Estée Lauder on the look-out: Ready to acquire… if the deal is right?

03-Apr-2014 - The rumour mill is in full swing but it is not too ridiculous to suggest that Estée Lauder could be ripe to join the acquisition trail given its history and...

Kimberly-Clark holding strong whilst other FMCG players struggle with slowdown

31-Mar-2014 - Fast Moving Consumer Good companies like Kimberly-Clark, P&G, Unilever and Colgate-Palmolive have all benefited from emerging markets but now a predicted slowdown threatens to affect growth, and some are already feeling it...

People on the move - the latest industry appointments

27-Mar-2014 - The latest executive level cosmetic industry appointments in North America include new positions at luxury cosmetics player Coty, beauty licensing company Boldface and CPL Aromas.

Tarte Cosmetics criticised after acquisition by animal testing Kosé

26-Mar-2014 - Tarte Cosmetics has traditionally marketed itself as an environmentally conscious cosmetics company that does not test on animals, a reputation that has come under scrutiny following its recent acquisition.

P&G tangled up in Greenpeace felony charges

25-Mar-2014 - Following Greenpeace allegations that P&G is not doing enough to source palm oil from eco-friendly sources, nine of its' activists are now facing felony charges on taking the protest to another...

China authorities fine Nu Skin over sales tactics

25-Mar-2014 - The China government says it will fine Nu Skin in excess of $500k for ‘illegal sales’ and ‘misleading’ consumers and will also make moves to tighten regulations governing direct sales.

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Get on the ground in Brazil, Euromonitor advises beauty brands

24-Mar-2014 - Speaking exclusively to Cosmetics Design in this second part of our special on today’s launch of their 2014 data, Euromonitor analysts tell us beauty players should start operating from within...

Up to 25,000 payment records stolen at Sally Beauty

20-Mar-2014 - Sally Beauty Holdings has fallen victim to data hackers, with up to 25,000 consumer card records illegally accessed during a recent security breach.

Nu Skin China probe could lead to sanctions and fines, but outlook is good

20-Mar-2014 - A probe by China's authorities into the direct seller Nu Skin’s business practices in the country could result in the possibility of fines or sanctions, the company has confirmed, but analysts...

Inter Parfums results show company plugging the Burberry gap

13-Mar-2014 - Luxury fragrance and cosmetics player Inter Parfums has posted fourth quarter and full year results showing that the company is continuing to fill the hole left by the loss of the...

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Dior appoints Peter Philips as new creative director

13-Mar-2014 - Dior has scooped up Chanel’s ex-director of make-up, Peter Philips, join the beauty brand’s leadership as creative and image director.

Accessible brands? L’Oréal’s new ‘Beauty for All’ manifesto

13-Mar-2014 - In a video planted across the web, L’Oreal’s has released a new ‘brand manifesto’ which looks to re-imagine the company’s identity as a more accessible brand for consumers, in its...

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DS Healthcare opens first retail store

11-Mar-2014 - US-based personal care products developer DS Healthcare has announced it is set to open its first high street retail store, as part of a larger globally focussed brand strategy.

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British brand Bulldog expands US range

10-Mar-2014 - Bulldog, a personal care brand aimed specifically at men, has announced it is expanding its American range with three new products this month; an eye roll-on, a body lotion and a...

Argentina proving a tough nut to crack

10-Mar-2014 - While neighboring Brazil continues to dominate in the global beauty industry, a spotlight recently shone on Argentina by market research firm Euromonitor reveals brands are finding it much tougher going...

Dove’s armpit billboard raises a stink in New Jersey

05-Mar-2014 - Beauty brand Dove is in hot water with New Jersey residents over its ‘armpit of America’ billboard, and has announced it no longer plans to run the offending ad.

Currency woes hit big personal care players in Venezuela

04-Mar-2014 - Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive and Procter & Gamble are amongst the biggest personal care players that have been significantly affected by continued currency volatility in Venezuela.

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Evonik expands its US operations

03-Mar-2014 - Evonik, one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies, has announced its intention to invest a further $15 million into its US operations in Virigina.

Sabinsa secures a series of global patents for its growing portfolio

03-Mar-2014 - Naturals ingredients players Sabinsa and its sister company Sami Labs have secured a number of country-specific patents for its portfolio of products, a number of which have skin care applications.

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