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Procter & Gamble realigns beauty unit

14-May-2007 - The world's largest consumer goods company has re-organized its business into three principal units - Beauty Care, Global Health & Well Being and Household care, in a bid to address...

US natural players target UK market

14-May-2007 - An increasing number of US natural and organic personal care players are targeting the lucrative UK market as significant market opportunities, tied in with shared business and consumer cultures, help...

New term coined as male grooming turns a corner

11-May-2007 - Male grooming has reached such heights that a new term has been coined for the section of men that are outside of the traditional brackets. The 'Ubersexual man' is said...

Chicago is least 'sun aware' city in US

10-May-2007 - New York and Washington D.C. have emerged as the most 'sun aware' US cities in a recent survey carried out by the American Academy of Dermatology with Chicago bringing up...

Plagued skin care range receives US recognition

09-May-2007 - Premium skin and cosmetics range SK-II, by Proctor & Gamble, has received industry recognition in the US, which follows a ban of the range in China last year amidst fears...

EC-US framework points to more cooperation on cosmetics

03-May-2007 - A new framework for economic integration between the EU and the US has been forged this week, which should see greater co-operation on a number of areas for the cosmetics...

Sunless tanner gets the holy touch

03-May-2007 - Water is invariably the key ingredient in the vast majority of liquid-based personal care products, but now a US sun care provider has decided to include holy water from Lourdes,...

Premium manufacturers target teens and tweens

02-May-2007 - With the teenage demographic having more disposable income than ever before there has been a notable shift in cosmetic manufacturers' attitude towards the growing age group - in particular the...

Avon targets premium fragrance market with new partnership

30-Apr-2007 - Leading direct selling leader Avon has partnered with French fashion designer Christian Lacroix to produce two fragrances for men and women in a bid to expand its presence in the...

Enhanced market research force for fragrances

30-Apr-2007 - Market research provider NPD Group has joined forces with media solutions provider VMS to offer both manufacturers and retailers of fragrances more detailed market feedback concerning their latest product launches.

Sunscreen makes big splash in color cosmetic

26-Apr-2007 - With increasing awareness of the damage sun can do to skin, consumers are seeking more and more ways of avoiding potentially dangerous exposure, something that is now being factored into...

Lipstick sales soar in emerging markets

26-Apr-2007 - High sales growth of lipsticks in the emerging markets is offsetting slow sales in Western Europe and North America.

OTA calls for more funding for organics

26-Apr-2007 - The nation's organic industry has called for federal agencies to boost spending on crop research and market development in an effort to help farmers keep up with burgeoning demand.

Apicare launches natural products in the US

25-Apr-2007 - Capitalizing on increasing interest in natural-based personal care products from New Zealand, Apicare has launched a total of ten personal care lines featuring Manuka honey in the United States and...

Colour cosmetics draw inspiration from automotive trade

24-Apr-2007 - Amidst the organic and natural personal care ingredients well represented at In-Cosmetics 2007, the trend for metallic colour cosmetics shone through - with manufacturers showcasing new ranges capitalising on continued...

Shiseido set to benefit from cosmetics growth in Russia

24-Apr-2007 - Capitalising on the dramatic rise in cosmetic sales in emerging markets, Japanese cosmetic company Shiseido has announced the development of a retail unit in Russia - a move that also...

Indonesia and Turkey attract big investors

23-Apr-2007 - Although China has long been tipped as the next big market for international cosmetics companies to target, experts are now turning their focus on Indonesia and Turkey as the next...

Forget drinking coffee, try caffeinated soap instead

23-Apr-2007 - A Virginia-based marketer of alternative consumer products has come up with a bar of soap said to be the equivalent of drinking two cups of coffee during the shower.

China tightens labeling regulations

23-Apr-2007 - Authorities in China are aiming to tighten personal care manufacturer's product efficacy claims and tighten safety, as part of the move to bring the country in line with international regulations.

Makeup takes the US prestige beauty crown

18-Apr-2007 - The latest report from NPD on the prestige beauty market shows that for the first time in ten years makeup accounted for the largest category in 2006, toppling sales of...

Investment company tunes in to food and beauty convergance

16-Apr-2007 - Industry experts have been speaking for some time now of the 'blurring of boundaries' between the food and drink and the personal care market, but now a US investment bank...

Algae enhances under eye gel performance

16-Apr-2007 - Mod. Skin Labs has developed a new eye gel that hones in on blue green algae as well as DMAE ingredient in the fight against puffiness, dark circles and fine...

Internet consumers profitable for cosmetics industry

13-Apr-2007 - New market research has found that female beauty consumers are now using the Internet more than the average person, and suggests cosmetic brands should follow three simple steps in order...

Amatokin anti-wrinkle treatment hits US stores

11-Apr-2007 - Voss Laboratories has launched Amatokin in the US, an anti-wrinkle treatment that is based on stem-cell technology that has resulted in controversy before it has even hit the stores.

L'Oreal's Kentucky facility gets US manufacturing status

11-Apr-2007 - Global cosmetic giant L'Oreal has earned a star status under the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) from the US department of Labor for its manufacturing facility in Florence, Kentucky.