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Claims for fragrance free university campus in California

04-Oct-2007 - Students at California State University are pushing for a fragrance free policy, responding to growing concerns of multiple chemical sensitivity.

HBA organisers say attendance is up

03-Oct-2007 - Following last month's HBA show in New York, the organizers of the global expo claim that the key buying audience attending the show increased significantly, while attendance of the conference...

Beiersdorf plunges into Chinese hair care market

02-Oct-2007 - Beiersdorf will pay €269.45m for an 85 per cent stake in China-based C-Bons Hair Care as the cosmetics giant looks to penetrate deeper into the fast growing market.

Plantic and DuPont to develop eco-friendly packaging

01-Oct-2007 - Eco-friendly packaging specialist Plantic will soon be entering the US market as part of a development, marketing and branding agreement with chemical firm DuPont.

Consumer lobby group slams cosmetics safety in US

01-Oct-2007 - There are 383 cosmetic products on the US market that contain ingredients banned in other countries, according to a new survey by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

P&G files lawsuit against toothbrush competitor

01-Oct-2007 - Proctor & Gamble (P&G) has filed a lawsuit against a competitor in the electric toothbrush market, the same week it released its own high tech product.

Colipa tests consumer exposure to cosmetics products

28-Sep-2007 - A new study, conducted under the European trade association Colipa, better approximates consumer exposure to cosmetics products.

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Weleda executives explain green challenges and plans

27-Sep-2007 - Growing concern about global warming and ecological issues is prompting consumers to seek out cosmetics that are both natural and environmentally-friendly. CosmeticsDesign.com spoke to Weleda executives to explore the challenges...

New kid in town for children's personal care products

27-Sep-2007 - The children's personal care product market continues to grow with the launch of eleven natural and organic products for youngsters.

Hispanic brand loyalty drops with cultural integration

26-Sep-2007 - As Hispanic consumers in the United States integrate, they are less likely to remain loyal to specific brands, according to The Nielsen Company.

Environmental and labeling issues to hit sales of natural products

26-Sep-2007 - Environmental concerns and a regulatory crackdown are likely to hit sales of natural personal care products, according to Euromonitor.

Silicon-based powders to enhance the world of color cosmetics

26-Sep-2007 - Dow Corning has released a new range of four multifunctional cosmetics powders to help manufacturers meet the needs of the ever-demanding cosmetics consumer.

New Oriflame perfumes tap into expert endorsement trend

25-Sep-2007 - The direct sales firm Oriflame is looking to tap into the market for professionally endorsed perfumes with a new collection inspired by gemstones.

Wal-Mart suppliers to disclose carbon emissions

24-Sep-2007 - Putting pressure on personal care firms, retail giant Wal-Mart today announced it will ask suppliers to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions incurred in the making of certain products.

HBA Show opens its doors to more visitors

20-Sep-2007 - The 15th annual HBA show opened its doors in New York City on Tuesday, with organizers estimating that visitor numbers were up 5 percent on the first day.

Perfume marketing takes a raunchy turn

20-Sep-2007 - Sex and perfume have always been natural bedfellows, but in recent years sexually orientated fragrance advertising has become more explicit and pushed its way into unexpected territory.

Cross cultural survey says looking natural is key

20-Sep-2007 - The cosmetics industry needs to abandon products promising perfection and focus on enhancement as a cross cultural study reveals that the vast majority of women want to look natural.

FDA warns P&G over marketing of a Vicks soap

19-Sep-2007 - Procter and Gamble today came into conflict with the FDA over what the agency called the "unlawful" marketing and labeling of a Vicks branded soap, which the company claims fights...

Vegan cosmetics company goes sustainable

19-Sep-2007 - A US company specialising in vegan cosmetics plans to use sustainable ingredients in its products and packaging, a move it claims to be unprecedented in the industry.

Men invest in skin care to look good at work

18-Sep-2007 - Male skin care is the fastest growing product category in the industry as men seek to get ahead at work by looking professional, a recent study has found.

Major players feed global organic and natural growth

18-Sep-2007 - Global sales of natural and organic cosmetics are escalating thanks to increased investment from top players, and the mainstreaming of once-niche products.

Government criticized over nanotech research efforts

17-Sep-2007 - As the number of cosmetic products using nanotechnology multiply, leading scientists have criticized government for failing to develop an adequate strategy for managing the health and environmental risks posed by...

Increase in certification within the naturals and organic market

17-Sep-2007 - Market saturation within the North American natural and organic sector is pushing manufacturers to obtain organic and natural certification for their products, according to a recent report.

ICCR to synchronize international regulation

17-Sep-2007 - The International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation is to meet for the first time in Belgium at the end of September, in order to identify ways to help synchronize the international...

HBA Regulatory Summit will call for global unity

13-Sep-2007 - The upcoming HBA Regulatory Summit will fight for greater global unity by bringing together international representatives from industry, government and academia.

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