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Unilever identifies personal care as priority

28-Mar-2008 - Unilever has identified personal care as a priority area in the creation of future sales growth and the protection of profits from increasing raw material costs.

Respected panel finds link between hair dye and cancer

26-Mar-2008 - Hairdressers are at greater risk of developing bladder cancer because of the chemicals present in the hair dyes they use daily, claims research published in The Lancet Oncology.

EWG campaign highlights study on sunscreen ingredient

26-Mar-2008 - The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is highlighting a study conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) alleging risks associated with the sunsceen ingredient oxybenzone.

Colipa's general assembly will focus on research issues

26-Mar-2008 - Research, innovation and regulatory issues will be high on the conference agenda at Colipa's general assembly this year.

Consumer pressure leads manufacturers to clean up their act

25-Mar-2008 - The consumer quest for truly natural and organic personal care products is having a knock-on effect on manufacturers, pushing the boundaries involved in ethical and sustainable production.

Kalologie Skincare appoints pharma executive to the board

20-Mar-2008 - California-based Kalologie Skincare has announced the appointment of ex-Allergan vice president Niv Edward Caviar to its board of directors.

Latest US skin care launches highlight functionality

19-Mar-2008 - New skin care products launched in the US show that manufacturers are developing increasingly complex and functional formulations that cater to niche issues relating to well-being.

FDA plans wider foreign inspection approach

18-Mar-2008 - The US Food and Drug administration (FDA) is seeking permission from the Chinese government to install eight full time FDA officials in the country, as part of plans to improve...

Beauty trade show in Dubai targets expanding market

18-Mar-2008 - This year's Beautyworld Middle East trade show will open in Dubai on the 18th May offering international industry players the chance to target this expanding market.

Dr. Bonner condones OCA attack over 1,4-Dioxane

18-Mar-2008 - Following on from the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) attack on cosmetic products marketed as organic but containing the petrochemical by-product 1,4-Dioxane, top organic player Dr. Bonner's applauds the action.

Avon and L'Oreal sign licensing deals with fashion brands

18-Mar-2008 - Avon and L'Oreal have both signed licensing deals with leading clothing companies to exploit the branding potential of the fashion world.

Avon signs deal to market branded fragrances

17-Mar-2008 - Avon Products has made the unusual step of forming a collaborative deal to manufacture and market two signature fragrances for the Emanuel Ungaro Maison.

Hair care firms look to skin for inspiration

13-Mar-2008 - As shampoo sales stall hair care manufacturers are looking for inspiration in the skin care market, according to Mintel.

Debate continues over AAD's seal for sunscreen products

13-Mar-2008 - The American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) Seal of Recognition program for sunscreen products continues to attract disapproval from its critics who claim it suffers from a conflict of interests.

Listerine targets children's oral care market

12-Mar-2008 - Listerine's new Smart Rinse mouthwash that changes color to give an immediate visual cue of product efficacy is being marketed specifically for children.

Xenna sees huge growth for chemical-free hair relaxer

12-Mar-2008 - Xenna Corporation says that its new take on hair relaxers - a formulation that is in fact chemical free - has led to a significant rise in demand for the...

Anti-ageing product falls into regulatory trap

12-Mar-2008 - A 'miracle' anti-ageing cream may be banned accross Europe after being classified as a medicine and removed from sale in Norway.

Conditioner continues to drive hair care sales in latest figures

11-Mar-2008 - Conditioners are driving sales growth in the hair care industry as consumers look to put back into their hair what other styling products have taken out.

Growth in anti-aging market driven by younger consumers

10-Mar-2008 - The global market for anti-aging products - topical, dietary and pharmaceutical - is predicted to increase due to growing interest from an ever younger consumer base.

Estee Lauder launches new brand on TV

10-Mar-2008 - Estee Lauder has developed a beauty brand specifically for television retail in an attempt to achieve growth through alternative distribution channels.

Sonya Dakar skin care goes paraben free

10-Mar-2008 - US skin care company Sonya Dakar is reformulating its product range to be paraben and sulfate free as part of the company's 'eco-revolution'.

OASIS creates first US organic beauty standard

10-Mar-2008 - Leading brands have backed the first US organic standard developed specifically for the beauty industry to ensure the credibility of product claims.

Male grooming driven by status in society and the workplace

07-Mar-2008 - Male grooming is motivated by work and social situations and related to ideas of status advancement; however attitudes vary across countries, according to a Beiersdorf survey.

Trade Association outlines goals for year ahead

06-Mar-2008 - The Personal Care Products Council (formerly the CTFA) reaffirmed it's commitment to consumer safety in its annual meeting held in Washington DC last week.

Certification will redefine natural cosmetics industry

06-Mar-2008 - A proliferation of private standards for the natural and organic cosmetics industry in the US should mean a defining year for the industry, latest market research reveals.

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