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Natural Products Association opens doors to certification

18-Jun-2008 - The Natural Products Association says it is now receiving online applications from industry players for its certification program aimed at helping confused consumers to identify natural cosmetics.

Mary Kay builds make-up forest

17-Jun-2008 - Direct seller Mary Kay is looking to make green dollars with its new refillable compact it estimates will help eliminate 60,000 tons of carbon emissions.

Battery operated mascaras planned for summer

17-Jun-2008 - Beauty giants Estée Lauder and Lancôme both attempt to stay ahead of the game with the release of mascara products with battery powered applicators.

Arylessence releases fragrance trend guide

17-Jun-2008 - Fragrance and flavors firm Arylessence has identified 14 broad lifestyle trends and suggested how they translate into fragrance notes and colors.

South Korean cosmetics giant targets China

17-Jun-2008 - Amorepacific Corporation, one of South Korea's leading cosmetics players says expanding in China will help raise its global footprint significantly.

Australian organic body says no to nano

16-Jun-2008 - The Biological Farmers of Australia (BFA) has proposed organic certification only be applied to nano free products as the technology remains untested.

Conference hones in on cosmeceuticals market

16-Jun-2008 - The Fifth Annual Cosmeceuticals conference in New York will pick out potential opportunities and pitfalls in the fast-growing market for complex beauty products.

China gets stricter on cosmetics ads

16-Jun-2008 - Global cosmetics companies operating in China should be aware of increasingly strict enforcement of the country's advertising standards, according to a consumer goods lawyer.

Intelligent Nutrients launches with an organic platform

16-Jun-2008 - Horst Rechelbacher, founder of the Aveda brand, has launched his new organic health and beauty brand, Intelligent Nutrients, which includes more than 20 hair care products.

Colombia becomes full member of IFRA

12-Jun-2008 - The Colombian fragrance association has become a full member of the International Fragrance Association taking its industry representation even closer to one hundred percent.

BASF signs marketing deal with Quick-Med

12-Jun-2008 - Quick-Med Technologies has signed a new worldwide manufacturing and distribution agreement with global chemicals player BASF for its anti-ageing technology.

Lancome launches Magnifique fragrance line

12-Jun-2008 - Lancôme unveiled its new fragrance line for women Magnifique last night at a launch party in Paris.

Fruit of the Earth falls into legal trouble again

12-Jun-2008 - Fruit of the Earth has been ordered to change the packaging of its sport and baby sunscreens to protect the trade dress of Coppertone sun care products.

Baby care helps boost cosmeceutical growth

11-Jun-2008 - The cosmeceuticals market is fixed on a high growth path and is broadening its reach, even as far as baby care, according to Packaged Facts.

Unsafe Chinese cosmetics still a worry, says EU official

11-Jun-2008 - The EU will not compromise on the safety of Chinese exports and will continue to monitor the market even though the country is making efforts to combat the problem, according...

California files lawsuit against mislabelled cosmetics

11-Jun-2008 - The Attorney General of California has filed a lawsuit against a number of natural personal care companies whose products allegedly contain levels of a carcinogenic compound.

Cosmoprof North America prepares for opening

11-Jun-2008 - Green packaging and private label secrets are high on the agenda of the educational program at Cosmoprof North America next month.

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.

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