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Estee Lauder launches new brand on TV

10-Mar-2008 - Estee Lauder has developed a beauty brand specifically for television retail in an attempt to achieve growth through alternative distribution channels.

Sonya Dakar skin care goes paraben free

10-Mar-2008 - US skin care company Sonya Dakar is reformulating its product range to be paraben and sulfate free as part of the company's 'eco-revolution'.

OASIS creates first US organic beauty standard

10-Mar-2008 - Leading brands have backed the first US organic standard developed specifically for the beauty industry to ensure the credibility of product claims.

Male grooming driven by status in society and the workplace

07-Mar-2008 - Male grooming is motivated by work and social situations and related to ideas of status advancement; however attitudes vary across countries, according to a Beiersdorf survey.

Trade Association outlines goals for year ahead

06-Mar-2008 - The Personal Care Products Council (formerly the CTFA) reaffirmed it's commitment to consumer safety in its annual meeting held in Washington DC last week.

Certification will redefine natural cosmetics industry

06-Mar-2008 - A proliferation of private standards for the natural and organic cosmetics industry in the US should mean a defining year for the industry, latest market research reveals.

Future of skin care lies with emerging markets

05-Mar-2008 - The global skin care market is predicted to be worth $44.8bn by 2010, driven by an aging population, growing consumer affluence and the increasing importance of the emerging markets, according...

Continued growth in male grooming boosts world shaving market

05-Mar-2008 - The continued growth in male grooming products, combined with the development of emerging markets is helping to further grow the world market for shaving products.

Another Indian cosmetics player eyes global market

05-Mar-2008 - Boosted by strong domestic growth for personal care, Indian company Anchor Health and Beauty Care says it will be eyeing global soap and toothpaste brands as a key to further...

Cosmetics industry drives growth in marine biotech

04-Mar-2008 - Revenues from marine biotechnology are projected to reach $3.78 bn by 2012 driven by interest from cosmeceutical, nutraceutical, medical and pharmaceutical industries.

Cross channel tracking tool developed for beauty

04-Mar-2008 - Information Resources (IRI) and the NDP Group have joined forces to create what they claim to be the first cross-channel retail tracking product for the US beauty market.

Anti-aging product targets adult acne

03-Mar-2008 - Jan Marini Skin Research (JMSR) launches its transitions product promising to help against the acne breakouts and fine lines associated with older and aging skin.

Coty hooks up with Playboy to make men's fragrances

03-Mar-2008 - Following the success of its racy cosmetics Playboy has signed a licensing agreement with Coty that will bring the iconic bunny to the male fragrance market.

Natural and organic retailer launches body care standard

03-Mar-2008 - Natural and organic supermarket Whole Foods Market has launched a body care standard to inform consumers of high quality, truly natural products.

Palomar and P&G strike licensing deal for light-based hair removal

03-Mar-2008 - Palomar Medical technologies has struck a non-exclusive licensing agreement with Procter & Gamble to market its technology for women's light-based hair removal, opening up possible new distribution channels.

Topical vitamins fight against skin aging

28-Feb-2008 - A new range of topical vitamins designed to counteract skin aging have been released marking the launch of Vitivia, the aesthetic division of US-based JSJ Pharmaceuticals.

Placenta-based face mask aims at naturals market

27-Feb-2008 - California-based EMK Products, which specializes in placenta-derived skin care products, has introduced a new face mask featuring a range of natural active ingredients.

Natural and organic certification developed specifically for cosmetics

27-Feb-2008 - A Canadian organisation offers North American producers organic and natural standards specifically designed for cosmetics and personal care products.

Eyelash enhancer avoids regulatory trap

26-Feb-2008 - Eyelash enhancers have blurred the line between cosmetics and drugs landing two companies in a regulatory snare but La Canada Ventures has been careful to avoid trouble.

IFRA standards are adopted by South East Asia

26-Feb-2008 - The member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have adopted International Fragrance Association (IFRA) standards in a move to facilitate trade of fragrance products with the...

Self-heating cleansing body wipe hits US market

26-Feb-2008 - A self-heating cleansing body wipe for use in hospitals and by consumers looking for hygiene on the move has been released by US-based Donovan Industries.

FDA clears new light-based anti-wrinkle treatment

25-Feb-2008 - A light-based anti-wrinkle treatment produced by Light BioScience has been given the green light by the FDA, adding to a growing number of home treatments in this category.

Beiersdorf aims to up its presence in the US market

22-Feb-2008 - As part of its ambitions to grow its brand footprint on a global basis, Germany-based Beiersdorf says it wants to up its investment for marketing and advertising in the US...

Rising US birth rate feeds healthy baby care growth

21-Feb-2008 - A new market report shows that the US market for baby care products grew by 5 percent in 2007 to reach $6.9bn - a figure that was propelled significantly by...

Hair care brand Salon Selectives re-launched

21-Feb-2008 - Chicago-based SBB plans to re-launch Salon Selectives and play on consumer awareness of the hair care brand to recapture its glory days of the 80s and 90s.

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