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Political turmoil turns luxury cosmetics market on its head

18-Aug-2006 - Security threats have already made the headlines this week, but now it seems that general global political instability is affecting consumer confidence relating to luxury cosmetic and fragrance purchases.

China rapidly emerges as a worldwide hub for cosmetics

18-Aug-2006 - With exports of cosmetic products from China expected to rise 20 per cent during the course of 2006, China is rapidly emerging as a world-wide hub for the cosmetics industry....

Terror threat presents double whammy for cosmetic industry

17-Aug-2006 - The recent terror threats that caused disruption to flights world-wide are also expected to have an impact on the cosmetics industry, caused by the combination of airport closures and restrictions...

Janson Beckett introduces new anti-aging skin care products

10-Aug-2006 - In answer to rising demand for natural-based skin care products imbued with active ingredients, Janson Beckett Cosmeceuticals has launched four new anti-aging skin care products with moisturizing, firming, and protection...

P&G files patent infringement against Olay 'mimic'

10-Aug-2006 - Procter & Gamble has taken a tough line against a product line manufactured by Perrigo New York, which the cosmetic giant claims closely imitates its core Olay brand.

Chocolate - the delicious skin care ingredient

07-Aug-2006 - Sensation Chocolat Paris is due to launch a new skin care range on the market this winter that taps into increasing demands for exotic, natural and effective ingredients.

No one's doing their nails at home any more

03-Aug-2006 - Women are apparently abandoning the habit of doing their nails in the privacy of their own home in favor of professional nail care services, a move that is hitting domestic...

HBA to include first annual regulatory summit

28-Jul-2006 - In response to growing regulatory legislation on a global level the organizers of this year's HBA event will hold the first Regulatory Summit, a day long seminar that will include...

DNA-tested cosmetics come to Europe

27-Jul-2006 - Genelink's Dermagenetics brand has been making a big splash in the US with its DNA-tested and tailored anti-ageing treatments. Now available in Europe, the company is claiming that its approach...

FDA approves Mexoryl in L'Oreal sunscreen

25-Jul-2006 - The FDA's controversial decision not to approve Mexoryl, an ingredient that provides valuable protection from the sun's UVA rays, looks uncertain after US regulators decided to approve a L'Oreal sunscreen...

An image-conscious growing Hispanic population spells big prospects

21-Jul-2006 - Personal care manufacturers would do well to target the US Hispanic community, with growth prospects developing as second generation Hispanics assimilate to US consumer culture but retain fastidious personal care...

New study suggests sunbathers do not use sunscreens correctly

19-Jul-2006 - A new study by UK charity Restoriation of Appearance and Function Trust (RAFT) suggests that most sunscreen users do not use products adequately enough to fully protect themselves form cancer-causing...

Avon goes full throttle in China

18-Jul-2006 - Avon Products China says it has now employed 114,000 sales staff in China and is in the process of hiring a further 31,000 recruits just four months after it was...

Questex plunges into cosmetics trade shows with acquisitions

18-Jul-2006 - US media group Questex has moved into the cosmetic and toiletry field with the acquisition of three North American trade show events focusing on specific aspects of the industry.

Australia makes its mark on the men's grooming market

13-Jul-2006 - Having soft launched a new range of men's grooming products on the Australian retail market, Eyre BioBotanics says it is readying to unleash the naturals-based line on the North American...

UK initiative encourages recycled PET beauty packaging

12-Jul-2006 - Leading UK beauty retailer Boots has participated in an initiatives to encourage the adoption of more sustainable PET packaging for a broad range of its personal care products on sale...

US cosmetics growth spells opportunities for ingredients suppliers

11-Jul-2006 - Favorable demographics are helping to drive strong growth in the US cosmetics and toiletry industry, with the needs of the graying baby boomer generation, males and different ethnic groups leading...

Japanese moisturizer gets US medical endorsement

11-Jul-2006 - A popular Japanese moisturizer has been endorsed by a US dermatologist for the treatment of dry skin related conditions such as eczema and other forms of dermatitis-related conditions.

Body Shop International donates to Fairtrade chocolate

07-Jul-2006 - Body Shop International has donated its shares in Fairtrade chocolate enterprise, The Day Chocolate Company - giving the money back to the cocoa farmers who originally founded the business.

Procter & Gamble turn to mobile phones to boost Crest sales

04-Jul-2006 - Tapping into the growing marketing opportunities provided by mobile phones, Procter & Gamble is launching a promotional campaign that uses the services of a UK-based company to create a text-messaging...

Jamaican scientists develop natural cosmetic products

04-Jul-2006 - The Jamaican government's plan to rapidly expand into the nutraceutical and cosmeceutical industry has culminated in a three year program carried out by the Jamaican Scientific Research Council (SRC) to...

Niche products continue to drive hair styling growth

30-Jun-2006 - The rise and rise of niche hair styling products is continuing to drive modest growth in the category, but this belies big changes in consumer spend patterns, demographic shifts and...

Groundbreaking soap makes the jump from Asia

30-Jun-2006 - Japanese film and packaging manufacturer Aicello is about to launch a new form of soap on the US market that has proved to be a big hit in Japan and...

US women go for the bronzed look

29-Jun-2006 - Better awareness of the perils of sunbathing is one of the reasons why US women are increasingly choosing bronzers in their makeup routine, a trend that has led to sales...

Ascendia relaunches baby toiletries brand

27-Jun-2006 - In an attempt to tap into significant opportunities in the baby personal care sector bought about by shifting demographics, Ascendia Brands is relaunching its Baby Magic baby toiletries range by...

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