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Internet aids US bath and body company's expansion into Canada

30-May-2007 - Esscentual Brands is using the Internet to expand its presence in the Canadian cosmetics market.

BioGin to launch resveratrol for weight loss

29-May-2007 - BioGin Biochemicals has announced it is launching resveratrol products primarily targeted at weight loss for the United States market.

More international companies target Latin American market

29-May-2007 - A Finnish cosmetics company is making in-roads into the Latin American market by striking up a new partnership with Farmacias Ahumada (FASA), a leading pharmaceutical chain in the region.

Show highlights latest spa personal care trends

28-May-2007 - The Ex-Tracts expo, which will be highlighting the latest personal care trends in the rapidly growing spa, salon and specialty retail sector, is set to open its door in New...

Alima Cosmetics receives German naturals certification

28-May-2007 - Tapping into the fast-growing market for natural cosmetic and personal care products, Texas-based Alima Cosmetics has received the BDIH Certified Natural Cosmetics Seal for its line of 240 mineral make-up products.

Canadian lobby groups increase pressure over labeling

24-May-2007 - Mirroring campaigns run by lobby groups in the US, cancer groups in Canada are putting pressure on industry to update the labeling of personal care products in a bid to...

Male grooming backlash turned around by male cosmetics?

24-May-2007 - With the male grooming trend taken to the heart of many a marketing campaign, sales growth figures are said to have plateaued, with industry insiders now hoping that new innovations...

FDA blocks imports of China-made toothpaste

24-May-2007 - Following reports that imports of toothpaste from China to Central America and Australia contained a potentially lethal chemical, the US FDA says it has closed its border to all toothpaste...

Sunless tanner taps into new dispensing technology

24-May-2007 - Texas-based Mystic Tan says it has enhanced the delivery of its sunless tanning product with the incorporation of MyMyst System, a dispenser that relies on single-use cartridges to provide a...

Gender and race increasingly drive US hair care

23-May-2007 - Demographics are increasingly shaping trends and growth patterns in the shampoo and conditioner segment, as a new market report points to the rise in male grooming and the ethnic populations...

Distinctive fragrances win every time

23-May-2007 - That is the findings of sensory branding experts at Arylessence, whose latest fragrance trend report suggests that consumers choose scents according to their lifestyle.

L'Occitane continues to dominate US travel retail

22-May-2007 - Following the launch of the France based L'Occitane stores in the US airport DFW (Dallas Forth Worth) last year, the company has expanded its network in the Americas and will...

Cosmeuticals company to launch anti-aging solution

21-May-2007 - California-based Sloan Cosmeceuticals, a start-up skin care company set up by Patty Sloan, is to develop an anti-aging line incorporating a new patented technology, which is set to be launched...

Conditioners drive continued growth in the hair care market

18-May-2007 - As growth in conditioner sales drives the US shampoo and hair care market, a new report shows that bright packaging is winning consumers over as confusion rules when it comes...

Vitamins drive nail care market

18-May-2007 - Despite the nail care industry supposedly lacking innovation recently, a popular trend has emerged for premium nail products that incorporate vitamin and mineral properties - allowing for decorative and healthy...

Anti-aging cream targets sunbathers

18-May-2007 - SolarChem Labs has launched an anti-aging cream formulated to help repair skin damage specifically caused by sunbathing, in a move that aims to bridge the gap between maintaining a tan...

Personalized products set to grow, says market researcher

18-May-2007 - The concept of products 'made just for me' is set to gain importance with consumers in a general climate of reaction against mass marketing, according to trend spotter NMI.

Unilever upgrades Asian distribution

18-May-2007 - Unilever continues to step up its operations within Asia with the inauguration of its new distribution centre in Vietnam.

Kate Moss targets hair care industry

18-May-2007 - UK supermodel Kate Moss is set to benefit from the personal care industry as she prepares to launch a hair care range later this year - following the success of...

Burt's Bees lobbies for clearer guidelines on naturals

16-May-2007 - Natural and organic personal care provider Burt's Bees says it is aiming to tackle widespread confusion over natural cosmetic products by introducing a new industry standard for the US market.

Multinationals focus on local business development in emerging markets

15-May-2007 - Major cosmetics giants such as Unilever, Procter and Gamble and Beiersdorf have all attributed Q1 sales successes in sales to emerging markets such as Eastern Europe. However companies are now...

Personal care player invests in supply chain solution

14-May-2007 - Farouk Systems, a Texas-based global professional hair care provider, has invested in ERP Adage, a software solution from Infor, in an attempt to enhance its supply chain management system and...

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...

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