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Ales launches anti-ageing hair care line

01-Dec-2005 - France-based Ales Group has become one of the first companies on the market to launch a line of anti-aging hair care products - a category that experts believe is set...

Prestige could spell end of slump for bath and shower products

01-Dec-2005 - The prestige end of the market is looking a good bet for US manufacturers of shower and bathroom products aiming to ease their way out of a decade-long slump, according...

Will unisex products be the next big thing?

30-Nov-2005 - Latest research from the Asian market suggests that metrosexualization of younger men is leading to a rising demand for unisex cosmetic products. CosmeticsDesign.com searched Mintel's GNPD to find out if...

Clive Christian unveils world's most expensive fragrance bottle

28-Nov-2005 - It comes in a cut glass crystal flacon topped off with a large diamond, an 18-carat gold collar and contains half a litre of perfume. The fragrance will be sold...

Coty targets teens with new Chupa Chups fragrance line

28-Nov-2005 - US fragrance company Coty has again teamed up with Spanish confectionery group Chupa Chups for the creation of a new perfume line that targets teens with its metallic colours and...

Black haircare headed by shampoo sales

25-Nov-2005 - Shampoos and conditioners targeted at the nation's black population are positioned to enjoy good growth as more and more consumers in a growing ethnic group opt for products specially designed...

Teenage and ethnic cosmetics could boost ailing market

23-Nov-2005 - Sales of cosmetics and toiletries in the US remained essentially flat for 2004, with the industry still suffering from the after-effects of a recent mild economic recession, according to Euromonitor...

Global anti-ageing market booms

21-Nov-2005 - The latest group of product launches from Mintel's GNPD testify to the growing range of anti-age skin care products introduced over the past year, in the ageing consumer's fight to...

Consumers opt for health and wellness cosmetics, says report

16-Nov-2005 - Consumers are increasingly opting for cosmetics products that combine beauty with health and wellness based on a spreading belief that beauty starts from within, according to a recent report by...

Men's hair colouring segment boosts declining market

16-Nov-2005 - Hair colouring products for men and teenagers look likely to prop up an otherwise declining market, according to a recent report by market analyst Mintel.

David Beckham fragrance hits the shelves

14-Nov-2005 - Coty's latest fragrance hits European and Asian shelves this Monday, featuring the image and name of football hero David Beckham, following a deal that was penned with his wife Victoria...

Increasing birth rate expected to fuel growth in US Kids personal care

10-Nov-2005 - Phenomenal growth rates in the US children's personal care segment are expected to continue into 2010 on the back of projected increases in the birth rate. Fuelling this, cartoon characters...

2005 world cosmetic market dominated by P&G-Gillette merger

07-Nov-2005 - The biggest event during 2005 has proved to be the announcement of P&G's merger with Gillette. But a new report also points out that with Coty's acquisition of Unilever's fragrance...

Older women prove main target for cosmeceuticals

04-Nov-2005 - With strong market growth continuing to characterize the market for cosmecuetical products, a new report stresses that women aged over 50 will continue to be the core market as graying...

Kiss My Face body care range hits big stores

02-Nov-2005 - New York-based Kiss My Face has teamed up with Old Navy to launch Onbody, a line of natural-based body care product that will be sold in Old Navy retail outlets...

Industry hits back at EWG product safety review

26-Oct-2005 - The consumer lobby group Environmental Working Group has launched a new website that gives brand-by-brand safety ratings for some 14,500 cosmetic and personal care products currently sold on the US...

Industry associations defend anti-bacterial soap

26-Oct-2005 - The Cosmetics Toiletry and Fragrance Association and the Soap and Detergent Association have defended anti-bacterial soaps after US health experts claimed that such products were no more effective than regular...

World hair care market : victim of its own success?

24-Oct-2005 - The global hair care market enjoyed steady growth, thanks mainly to robust conditions in developing countries like Russia and Brazil, backed up by sustained growth in buoyant developed markets such...

Are doggy cosmetics here to stay?

20-Oct-2005 - Pet personal care products are sweeping the world right now, with an explosion of product launches that include nail lacquer in 12 colors, fragrances, fur highlighters and deodorants.

Mature consumers set to become future of medicated skin care

20-Oct-2005 - New research shows that strong growth in the US market for medicated skin care products is expected to continue, but, reflecting changes in the country's demography, personal care companies should...

Blitz on hygiene causes big rise in antibacterial chemicals

19-Oct-2005 - The growing emphasis on hand-cleaning is one of the factors that has led to a big jump in demand for disinfectants and antimicrobial chemicals in the US.

Biersdorf hails men's skin whitener a success in Asia

19-Oct-2005 - Beiersdorf says that the recent launch of its Nivea branded men's skin whitening range in the Asian market has been a significant success, following in line with the boom in...

J&J focuses on innovation to develop K-Y brand

14-Oct-2005 - In a presentation given at the recent Health & Beauty America show, a Johnson & Johnson marketing executive explained how innovation and differentation has been key to the expansion of...

Avon expands into Colombian market

14-Oct-2005 - Avon International says it has agreed to buy two Cayman Island companies for $154 million, according to a filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in a move that...

Marilyn Manson planning to launch perfume and cosmetics line

13-Oct-2005 - Flamboyant goth rock star Marilyn Manson says he is in final negotiations with a major cosmetics company to launch his own perfume brand, which he hopes to follow up with...

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