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Tesco targets organic market with personal care range

04-Dec-2006 - UK Supermarket giant Tesco has created an organic personal care line, which aims to help consolidate its lead within the own label industry market.

Naturex creates ingredient to target organic market

04-Dec-2006 - A new product has been launched by plant extract manufacturer Naturex, which looks set to be a winning solution for organic cosmetic producers that are under pressure to find organic...

Biohexol formula innovative for anti-aging

01-Dec-2006 - California Cosmetics has announced that it will be incorporating more of the formula Biohexel into its skincare products, following a favorable response by consumers who have tested the product.

Jason extends hair and skin care lines

01-Dec-2006 - Natural and organic personal care maker Jason has extended it range of professional hair care products and introduced a new anti-aging skin care treatment as it taps into the growing...

Danone's beautiful designs for functional yoghurts

29-Nov-2006 - Danone is planning to introduce a new line of cosmetic yoghurts next year, according to press reports, as it seeks the next level of differentiation in the increasingly competitive functional...

Silicone back on market after FDA approval

28-Nov-2006 - US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials have this month approved the sales of silicone breast implants for the first time in 14 years. Revelations that have led to widespread...

Paris Hilton targets beauty market

28-Nov-2006 - International heiress and socialite Paris Hilton is set to expand her lucrative empire in a bid to take over the beauty industry with the intended launch of a cosmetics range...

Marketing boosts cosmetic sales

23-Nov-2006 - Marketing may be even more important for the cosmetics industry than new product development, say insiders - and the giants are egging the latest trends to attract the holiday season...

Mintel predicts top cosmetic trends for 2007

21-Nov-2006 - Trend spotters from the Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) have predicted the cosmetic trends that will hit supermarket shelves in 2007.

Gimmick food based cosmetics on the rise

21-Nov-2006 - Gimmicky products that blur the boundaries between food and cosmetic are on the rise, as many companies seek to capitalise on growing consumer trend for cosmetics containing food-based ingredients, but...

L'Occitane targets travel consumers

21-Nov-2006 - Mediterranean cosmetics boutique L'Occitane, has announced the opening of a new store at US airport DFW (Dallas Forth Worth), targeting the travel consumer, following a recent survey that showed passenger...

Female consumers drive nutricosmetics market

20-Nov-2006 - A recent Euromonitor report has suggested that it is the image conscious female consumer that is driving the recent sales surge in beauty supplements, a surge that looks set to...

Male skin care emerges as market leader

17-Nov-2006 - The Men's skin care segment has emerged as a market leader in the male grooming industry, according to market research firm, NPD Group. However, due to disappointing overall sales growth...

Counterfeit goods a 'serious threat' says EC

17-Nov-2006 - Latest customs statistics show that cosmetics counterfeiting and piracy continues to be a growing threat in Europe.

Sephora targets holiday season with new product launch

13-Nov-2006 - Sephora, the fragrance and cosmetic retail arm of France-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has announced a new partnership with Monopoly to launch a beauty based board game, targeting the...

Anti-aging Face Bra hits Europe

10-Nov-2006 - Following the continued quest to find non-invasive means of fighting skin ageing, a product that claims to provide a non-surgical means of facelifting has this week made the jump from...

Online cosmetic sales set to surge

09-Nov-2006 - A recent survey released by online marketplace Shop.com shows that consumers gearing up for the holiday season are more likely to shop online this year than any other year, a...

Organic cosmetics continue to target mass market

09-Nov-2006 - The organic beauty trend is fast developing, with skincare specialists Caleel + Hayden, and international natural and organic food retailer, World Foods Market, striking up a partnership to launch the...

Food based cosmetics on the rise

07-Nov-2006 - Food based ingredients are emerging as a key trend in the cosmetics industry, with many beauty companies targeting the growing market and creating product lines that incorporate natural ingredients.

Macy's team up with chef to combine food and fragrance

06-Nov-2006 - New York Pastry Chef, Johnny Iuzzini, will team up with department store Macy's, to perform four one-hour food and fragrance demonstrations, starting November 13, in a move that blurs the...

New head shaving gel targets bald men

06-Nov-2006 - Texas-based cosmetics company, Bold For Men (www.boldformen.com, has announced the December launch of Bold For Men's Dry Shave Gel, designed for use on dry skin, targeting the fast-growing niche male-grooming...

Body Shop owner defends selling to L'Oreal

03-Nov-2006 - Body Shop founder Anita Roddick says that the sale of the business to L'Oreal was the right thing to do, stressing that the French cosmetic giant is an 'honourable' company...

Burt's Bees focuses on production efficiency

02-Nov-2006 - US-based natural personal care products manufacturer Burt's Bees has upgraded its production planning with the introduction of supply chain enhancing systems from i2 Technologies.

Janson Beckett launches competitively-priced peptide treatment

26-Oct-2006 - Peptide-based treatments have been all the rage for some time now, but pricing has kept such products out of the reach of the majority of consumers. However, Janson Beckett claims...

CTFA holds conference over new compliance code

24-Oct-2006 - Industry trade group, The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) is holding a conference in New Jersey, US in November in order to drive home the impact that its new...

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