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Coty hopes to strengthen prestige in the US with distribution agreement

14-Apr-2008 - Coty has signed a distribution agreement with Gemini Cosmetics in order to strengthen its presence in the prestige fragrance market.

CosmeticsDesign team gears up for In-Cosmetics

11-Apr-2008 - The CosmeticsDesign team will be out in force for one of the industry's most important events of the year, the In-Cosmetics show, being held in Amsterdam next week.

Second Natural Beauty Summit to open doors in New York

10-Apr-2008 - Key issues facing natural and organic cosmetics producers will be addressed by industry leaders at the forthcoming second Natural Beauty Summit, which will open its door in New York on...

Symrise enters health and wellbeing markets

10-Apr-2008 - Germany-based fragrance and flavour giant Symrise has announced a partnership with Cambridge Theranostics that will see the company move into the health and wellbeing market.

Emerging markets and the internet are the future for luxury

10-Apr-2008 - Emerging markets and internet sales are the future for luxury brands according to a panel speaking at the World Retail Congress in Barcelona yesterday.

Unilever launches Dove Digital Channel

10-Apr-2008 - Unilever says it has stepped up its marketing campaign for the Dove brand with the launch of a digital channel aimed at bringing a new approach to 'The Campaign for...

Skin care company targets expectant mothers

09-Apr-2008 - A range of skin care products designed specifically for pregnant women illustrates the increasing specialisation within the personal care market.

Liz Claiborne invests in brand-protection packaging

09-Apr-2008 - In answer to the growing problem posed by counterfeiting Liz Claiborne Cosmetics has invested in anti-counterfeiting technology provided by Kodak.

Anti-aging with a wave of a wand, and on a budget

09-Apr-2008 - A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon says he is targeting the mass market with an inexpensive anti-aging treatment packaged in a unique dispensing system that resembles a wand.

Symrise reorganises to focus on innovation

08-Apr-2008 - German-based Symrise has reorganised the innovation management of its Scent and Care division in an attempt to become the innovation leader in the industry.

Dow offers sunscreens for personal care formulations

08-Apr-2008 - Advanced Nanotechnology (ANT) and the Dow Chemical Company have entered into a distribution agreement regarding ANT's ZinClear-IM sun protection products.

News in Brief: L'Oreal, Coty and Physicians Formula

07-Apr-2008 - Shares in L'Oreal rise due to speculation of a possible Nestle takeover, Coty launches its e-commerce strategy with a partnership with HSN and analysts give Physicians Formula a positive outlook...

Weltman launches OTC adult acne treatment

03-Apr-2008 - Mississippi-based Waltman Pharmaceuticals is launching an OTC adult acne treatment, contributing to a rash of similar launches targeting the same niche.

Women are confused and cynical about cosmeceuticals

02-Apr-2008 - Women mistrust the scientific claims on anti-ageing products and are confused about the effectiveness of cosmeceuticals, according to a UK survey commissioned by P&G brand Olay Regenerist.

Avon adds another fragrance sponsorship

02-Apr-2008 - Avon Products is further concentrating on developing key fragrance sponsorships with the addition of a male fragrance created by Hollywood A-lister Patrick Dempsey.

Teen market further targeted by Johnson and Johnson

02-Apr-2008 - Johnson and Johnson is releasing a moisturizing skin care range designed for teens who do not suffer from problem skin in an attempt to cash in on the increasingly affluent...

Croda harnesses botanicals expertise for skin care

01-Apr-2008 - Croda USA has merged the marketing management role for botanicals with skin care and makeup in order to better apply its botanicals expertise to the cosmetics market.

Johnson and Johnson targets diversifying ethnic market

01-Apr-2008 - Ethnic skin care brand Ambi has released a body care line to target the specific needs of women from African, Latin and South Asian heritage.

Euromonitor publishes data on last year's cosmetics market

01-Apr-2008 - The cosmetics and toiletries market grew 6 per cent last year helped in particular by sun and skin care sales, according to newly released global data from Euromonitor.

Cyanotech focuses on human market for astaxanthin

31-Mar-2008 - Microalgae company Cyanotech will focus on marketing its antioxidant BioAstin for the human cosmeceutical, nutraceutical and nutritional supplement markets.

Yahoo launches website for women

31-Mar-2008 - Yahoo has launched a website aimed at women featuring articles on everything from beauty to parenting in a bid to attract advertising from leading consumer goods manufacturers.

Unilever identifies personal care as priority

28-Mar-2008 - Unilever has identified personal care as a priority area in the creation of future sales growth and the protection of profits from increasing raw material costs.

Respected panel finds link between hair dye and cancer

26-Mar-2008 - Hairdressers are at greater risk of developing bladder cancer because of the chemicals present in the hair dyes they use daily, claims research published in The Lancet Oncology.

EWG campaign highlights study on sunscreen ingredient

26-Mar-2008 - The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is highlighting a study conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) alleging risks associated with the sunsceen ingredient oxybenzone.

Colipa's general assembly will focus on research issues

26-Mar-2008 - Research, innovation and regulatory issues will be high on the conference agenda at Colipa's general assembly this year.

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