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Dr Bronner's sues over misleading organic labels

29-Apr-2008 - Dr Bronner's Magic Soaps has filed a lawsuit against a number of the leading natural and organic cosmetics players and two certification bodies for making misleading organic labeling claims.

Cosmederm takes its skin care products to Asia

28-Apr-2008 - Cosmederm Technologies has signed a distribution agreement with Health Sciences to market its anti-aging and anti-itch products in the Asia Pacific region.

Amerchol releases encapsulation system to increase stability

28-Apr-2008 - Amerchol has released an encapsulation delivery system for skin care products designed to improve the stability of active ingredients.

Provital launches energising ingredient for male skin

25-Apr-2008 - Provital group presented an energising ingredient especially for men's skin at In-Cosmetics, adding to the growing number of ingredients designed to boost ATP production in the cell.

Mintel hones in on the trend for high science in cosmetics

22-Apr-2008 - Market research firm Mintel has identified Faux Genomics as one of the four key trends set to make it big in 2008. Head consultant for cosmetic research Nica Lewis explains...

ISP launches new botanicals at In-Cosmetics

22-Apr-2008 - International Specialty Products released a number of new products at In-Cosmetics, Amsterdam, including a tanning enhancer, a rice-based moisturiser and an anti-aging active.

Evonik expands partnership with Sabinsa

22-Apr-2008 - Evonik is adding two new ingredients to their nature-derived portfolio in collaboration with India-based Sabinsa.

Sunscreen launch targets sun-sensitive skin disorders

22-Apr-2008 - La Roche-Posay has launched a new sunscreen - Anthelios 40 - with a high enough photostable rating to ensure it can provide sun protection for individuals suffering from sun-sensitive skin disorders.

Amsterdam - the international venue

21-Apr-2008 - This year's In-Cosmetics took place in Amsterdam with the aim of attracting international visitors; a gamble that paid off according to marketing manager Cathy Laporte.

Beraca launches organic hair conditioner at In-Cosmetics

21-Apr-2008 - Beraca presented its new conditioning hair care ingredient at In-Cosmetics in Amsterdam tapping into the ever growing trend for certified organic ingredients.

Anti-oxidant skin care range claims to reverse cellular aging

21-Apr-2008 - A new skin care range called Alexis MD Pure Beauty has been launched, containing an antioxidant-rich formulation that pledges to reverse premature skin aging at the cellular level.

Lipotec launches its first skin lightening ingredient

17-Apr-2008 - Lipotec presented its new skin lightening ingredient featuring photoprotective qualities at In-Cosmetics in Amsterdam.

'Glocalisation' of cosmetics will see global going local

16-Apr-2008 - A key market trends presentation on the global cosmetics industry given at In-Cosmetics Amsterdam highlights the fact that continued industry growth is likely to be driven by global marketing campaigns...

Trade association defends US cosmetics regulatory system

14-Apr-2008 - The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has defended the industry against the accusation that cosmetics regulation in the US is weak and urgently needs reform.

Coty hopes to strengthen prestige in the US with distribution agreement

14-Apr-2008 - Coty has signed a distribution agreement with Gemini Cosmetics in order to strengthen its presence in the prestige fragrance market.

CosmeticsDesign team gears up for In-Cosmetics

11-Apr-2008 - The CosmeticsDesign team will be out in force for one of the industry's most important events of the year, the In-Cosmetics show, being held in Amsterdam next week.

Second Natural Beauty Summit to open doors in New York

10-Apr-2008 - Key issues facing natural and organic cosmetics producers will be addressed by industry leaders at the forthcoming second Natural Beauty Summit, which will open its door in New York on...

Symrise enters health and wellbeing markets

10-Apr-2008 - Germany-based fragrance and flavour giant Symrise has announced a partnership with Cambridge Theranostics that will see the company move into the health and wellbeing market.

Emerging markets and the internet are the future for luxury

10-Apr-2008 - Emerging markets and internet sales are the future for luxury brands according to a panel speaking at the World Retail Congress in Barcelona yesterday.

Unilever launches Dove Digital Channel

10-Apr-2008 - Unilever says it has stepped up its marketing campaign for the Dove brand with the launch of a digital channel aimed at bringing a new approach to 'The Campaign for...

Skin care company targets expectant mothers

09-Apr-2008 - A range of skin care products designed specifically for pregnant women illustrates the increasing specialisation within the personal care market.

Liz Claiborne invests in brand-protection packaging

09-Apr-2008 - In answer to the growing problem posed by counterfeiting Liz Claiborne Cosmetics has invested in anti-counterfeiting technology provided by Kodak.

Anti-aging with a wave of a wand, and on a budget

09-Apr-2008 - A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon says he is targeting the mass market with an inexpensive anti-aging treatment packaged in a unique dispensing system that resembles a wand.

Symrise reorganises to focus on innovation

08-Apr-2008 - German-based Symrise has reorganised the innovation management of its Scent and Care division in an attempt to become the innovation leader in the industry.

Dow offers sunscreens for personal care formulations

08-Apr-2008 - Advanced Nanotechnology (ANT) and the Dow Chemical Company have entered into a distribution agreement regarding ANT's ZinClear-IM sun protection products.