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Blossom launches tween skin care at HBA

16-Sep-2008 - A new skin care range designed for tweens was launched at this year’s HBA promising safe and gentle formulas for young skin.

Shoppers more likely to stay loyal to cosmetics than other goods

16-Sep-2008 - Cosmetics manufacturers can rest assured as consumers are more likely to stay loyal to their beauty care brands than medicines or household goods, according to a ShopSmart survey.

Senetek releases new cytokinin-based anti-aging ingredient

15-Sep-2008 - A new anti-aging ingredient Pyratine-6 has been launched by California-based company Senetek.

India market brimming with up-market potential

11-Sep-2008 - Although the Indian market remains weighted towards basic personal care and cosmetics products, a growing and increasingly affluent middle class is behind the switch to more sophisticated products.

HBA 2008 opens doors to the cosmetics industry

09-Sep-2008 - North America's biggest industry event opened its doors today. Billed as the leading product development event, the CosmeticsDesign team will be reporting live.

Market for cosmetic surgery products set for growth

04-Sep-2008 - Demand for cosmetic surgery products is set to grow significantly, driven by the trend towards less invasive treatments such as injections as well as laser and light-based treatments.

US personal care companies hone in on Asia market

04-Sep-2008 - Fighting off a stagnant domestic retail market, more and more US personal companies are turning to the Asian markets to further boost their business operations.

Organic category shows signs of maturation

03-Sep-2008 - As the organic personal care category continues to evolve, two significant niche product launches point to signs of maturity.

Ultragen launches radio frequency anti-ageing device

03-Sep-2008 - Ultragen is launching its hand held anti-ageing radio frequency device in France market, as part of a wider European market rollout.

News-in-brief: Nivea, Lierac, Lush

03-Sep-2008 - Nivea for men launches hair care for thinning hair, Lierac Paris re-formulates its anti-aging cream with mother of pearl extract and extreme protesting can be seen in Lush’s London store....

Innovation leads the way at HBA conference program

02-Sep-2008 - A holistic view of beauty and how innovation can help your business are two key themes in next week’s HBA conference program.

Alliance Boots expands into United Arab Emirates

02-Sep-2008 - The UK’s biggest pharmacy chain Alliance Boots continues its expansion into the United Arab Emirates with a new store opening in Sharjah.

Cosmetics manufacturers tap into Russian growth

02-Sep-2008 - Growth in the market for cosmetics in Russia is helping to fuel a boom in the potential for cosmetics manufacturers in the country.

OASIS responds to Dr Bronner’s lawsuit

28-Aug-2008 - The Organic and Sustainable Industry Standards (OASIS) has brought a motion against Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap for attempting to stifle free speech with its lawsuit against the organic certification body....

Ethics are as important as price for consumers

28-Aug-2008 - The ethics of a brand are as important as the price when making purchasing decisions, according to a recent survey by The Body Shop.

Eastman executive discusses sustainability

28-Aug-2008 -  The global market development manager for personal care at Eastman discusses how sustainability is changing the face of product development.

Eckart goes natural with certified pigments

28-Aug-2008 - Pigment manufacturer Eckart has gained Ecocert certification in an attempt to tap into the growing trend for natural colour cosmetics.

HBA event director discusses trade show highlights

27-Aug-2008 - Welcome to your latest edition of PodCast News. On September 9 the cosmetics world will be descending on New York for the HBA Global Expo. In this four-minute bulletin Guy...

Law suit filed against Kate Hudson's hair care range

27-Aug-2008 - Kate Hudson has been sued by a Californian company who claims the idea behind her ‘green’ hair care range was stolen, according to press reports.

Biotech firm changes name after stem cell cosmetics launch

26-Aug-2008 - National Stem Cell Holding has changed its name to Proteonomix a month after launching a stem cell based cosmeceutical line onto the anti-aging market.

Mineral cosmetics firm undergoes makeover

26-Aug-2008 - Natural mineral make-up specialist Alima Pure is preparing to make the move to retail distribution with the creation of a new brand, upgraded packaging and a redesigned website.

Sarantis builds on partnership with Estee Lauder

26-Aug-2008 - Sarantis is extending its partnership with Estee Lauder following the successful launch of the men’s fragrance Mustang last year.

Russian cosmetics retailer could face bankruptcy

26-Aug-2008 - Russian cosmetics chain Arbat Prestige could face bankruptcy as a number of creditors are calling in debts, according to press reports.

Research firm publishes report on health of cosmetics market

25-Aug-2008 - The Wall Street Transcript has published a 52-page report on the health of the cosmetics market in uncertain economic times.

P&G files suit to defend its Herbal Essences range

25-Aug-2008 - Procter and Gamble (P&G) has filed a lawsuit against RNA Corporation to defend the Herbal Essences brand from alleged copycats. 

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