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Beauty from within trend gravitates to sun protection

10-Jun-2008 - With demand for increasingly effective sunscreens and sun care products growing increasingly important, we take a look at a number of recent studies that highlight the efficacy of supplements.

Naturals trend spills over into oral care

10-Jun-2008 - The naturals trend has long been evident in skin care but now it is increasingly moving into oral care, underlined by a new range launched by Fabulous Smiles.

Estee Lauder has high hopes for new Mustang for men

10-Jun-2008 - Estee Lauder's Aramis division is launching a new Mustang scent, Mustang Blue, following the successful launch of the brand in summer 2007.

Allergan to launch eyelash growth stimulator

09-Jun-2008 - Pharmaceutical giant Allergan plans to release an eyelash growth stimulator having recently fought a number of alleged patent infringement cases over the drug.

Coty expands skin care division with cosmeceuticals

09-Jun-2008 - Global fragrance company Coty will launch a new cosmeceutical brand in an attempt to increase its presence in the skin care market.

NuSkin expands in key Asian markets

05-Jun-2008 - US specialist skin care player NuSkin has announced its expansion into the key Asian markets with the launch of new skin care products in the region.

Private labels gain market share in the US

05-Jun-2008 - The current economic downturn in the US may be increasing the market share of cheaper priced private label products, according to a Citigroup analyst.

Personalised UV protection arrives in Canada

05-Jun-2008 - DermaDNA, a system that measures an individual's DNA damage resulting from UV radiation and recommends a skin care regime accordingly, has been launched in Canada.

World's first hypoallergenic lavender oil launched

04-Jun-2008 - Lavender oil is a frequently used fragrance for personal care products but as it has been linked to contact dermatitis formulators have been known to steer clear of the ingredient.

Yerba Mate finds its way into organic cosmetics

04-Jun-2008 - US Organic consumer goods player Whole Foods Market has launched a new hair and skin care line containing an extract from the South American plant Yerba Maté.

New all-encompassing natural and organic conference

03-Jun-2008 - A new natural and organic personal care conference is scheduled to open its doors in New York City on October 20, with its organizers claiming that it will cover all...

Natural Beauty Summit tackles certification fragmentation

03-Jun-2008 - A lively discussion panel focusing on the fragmented state of the natural and organic personal care certification process in North America was one of the highlights of the Natural Beauty...

Jan Marini returns to eyelash enhancement

03-Jun-2008 - Jan Marini Skin Research will release a third eyelash enhancement product after its previous offerings were beset by regulatory issues and patent disputes.

Avon goes for glamor with Bond fragrance

02-Jun-2008 - Direct seller Avon will be launching the first James Bond fragrance to coincide with the release of the 22nd film in autumn 2008.

Liz Claiborne and Elizabeth Arden sign fragrance deal

29-May-2008 - Leading cosmetics players Liz Claiborne and Elizabeth Arden have entered into a licensing agreement to market, distribute and manufacture Liz Claiborne fragrance brands.

Edible beauty products don't seduce US consumers

28-May-2008 - Beauty foods have captured the imagination of European consumers but the global trend has yet to catch on in the US, according to Kline.

Global organic launches outpace naturals

27-May-2008 - Organics have accelerated past naturals in Mintel data on beauty launches but the market research firm does not expect the trend to continue.

Test provider gears up for REACH compliance

27-May-2008 - International test solutions provider Intertek Ageus Solutions says it has launched a comprehensive testing service that will help cosmetics players test for Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).

Celebrity and designer scents clean up at FiFi awards 2008

22-May-2008 - Fashion designers and celebrity scents featured highly in the fragrance of the year awards, illustrating their enduring strength within the industry.

News in brief: Croda, Brazil and bird droppings

21-May-2008 - Croda releases data on its clear hair conditioning ingredient, Brazil finds a new market in the Middle East and the latest in bizarre cosmetics ingredients - bird poo.

Oil palm genome sequencing may aid sustainability

21-May-2008 - A US-Malaysian partnership has completed the first phase of annotating the oil palm genome in a process it hopes will enable increased oil yields and sustainability.

Industry counts down to REACH legislation

20-May-2008 - With the implementation of the REACH legislation fast approaching, Colipa officials advised the industry on the necessary action at last week's General Assembly in Switzerland.

Botox competitor awaits approval

20-May-2008 - The FDA has agreed to evaluate an anti-wrinkle injection treatment from France-based pharmaceutical company Ipsen which if approved would provide a rival for Allergan's Botox.

NPD flags up importance of Tween market

20-May-2008 - The beauty market for girls aged between eight and 12 is worth an estimated $500m and includes products as adult seeming as firming cellulite cream, according to NPD Group's latest report.

Technology purifies animal-derived collagen

19-May-2008 - A Dallas-based biotech company has released a technology that promises to render animal-derived ingredients such as collagen a hundred times purer than regulations require.

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