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Procter and Gamble to resume sale of SK-II cosmetics in China

24-Oct-2006 - Proctor & Gamble is to resume sales of its SK-II cosmetics line after China authorities confirmed that levels of toxic heavy metals found in the formulation were harmless, a state...

Ethnic consumers go mass market

19-Oct-2006 - Ethnic-specific cosmetic products have seen a 19 per cent sales gain over 2001 figures, with the niche market said to be at nearly $1.9 bn. However, the ethnic consumer looks...

Novelist targets fast-growing celebrity fragrance market

19-Oct-2006 - Best-selling romance novelist, Danielle Steel, has embarked on a new business venture, branching out into the fragrance industry with the launch of her new perfume 'Danielle by Danielle Steel', developed...

Review says tooth-whiteners are effective, but only in short-term

19-Oct-2006 - A new review conducted by the University of Michigan claims that tooth-whitening products do what they claim, but that the effects are only short-term, with the effects of longer-term use...

Many more companies targeting fast-growing nutricosmetics industry

18-Oct-2006 - Following the growing trend for products that aim to provide beauty 'from within' more companies are establishing product lines to target the fast-growing nutricosmetics niche market.

Niche male cosmetics market on the rise

17-Oct-2006 - A Research and Markets report has emerged highlighting the growing trend for male grooming, detailing the particular increase in particular niche products.

Licensing laws could see Russian fragrance prices double

16-Oct-2006 - Fragrance prices look set to double in Russia due to a backlash from licensing laws introduced in July regarding the percentage of alcohol contained in fragrances and other household goods.

Annual holiday survey shows moderate increase in fragrance sales

13-Oct-2006 - Leading consumer and retail information company, NPD Group, has released the 2006 annual holiday survey showing a 2 per cent increase in intended fragrance sales for 2006, as traditional gifts...

SDA opens online registration for annual meeting

12-Oct-2006 - The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) has opened up online registration for its 81st annual meeting and industry convention, to be held in Boca Raton, Florida, 30 January - 3 February, 2007.

Jane Cosmetics targets the natural market with new beauty range

10-Oct-2006 - American cosmetics manufacturer, Jane Cosmetics, has announced the launch of its new line, Be Pure Mineral make up, aimed at the fast growing natural and organic cosmetics market.

Besame Cosmetics triples its annual revenue

06-Oct-2006 - New York based firm, Besame Cosmetics, is taking the niche cosmetic market by storm, with its annual revenue tripling in recent months thanks to strong internet sales and expansion into...

Are we set for a 'microsegmentation' backlash?

05-Oct-2006 - In recent years one of the key developments in western European and North American markets has been extensive and continued segmentation of categories or microsegmentation. But the latest market research...

Inter Parfums signs up jewelry brand

05-Oct-2006 - Leading fragrance provider Inter Parfums says that the French arm of its business has signed an agreement to make and distribute fragrance and related bath and body products for jewelry...

FDA not 'nano-ready', says report

05-Oct-2006 - A former FDA deputy commissioner for policy has denounced the agency's capacity to properly regulate nanotechnology products including supplements, a criticism that could inflame debate leading up to the agency's...

Korean authorities say P&G cosmetics safe

02-Oct-2006 - Following a pan-Asian scare regarding heavy metal content in Procter & Gamble's SK-II skin care line, South Korean authorities have said that it has found only traces of the suspected...

Airport authorities relax cosmetics ban

29-Sep-2006 - Airport authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have relaxed safety rules for hand carry items on planes, bringing relief for many cosmetics companies that rely on duty free as...

Solar indicator goes on sale in US

29-Sep-2006 - A wristband UV monitor has gone on sale in the US, marketed as a device to help indicate when the wearer should apply sunscreen as a means of combating increasing...

Researchers say new compound could lead to safer sun tanning

28-Sep-2006 - Scientists in the US and UK say that an organic compound they are working with could hold the answer to creating a realistic looking sun tan, while also inducing a...

New scalp treatment features South African naturals

27-Sep-2006 - South Africa-based Inkomfe, a manufacturer of personal care products featuring locally sourced natural ingredients, has recently extended its product portfolio and is looking to increase its consumer base in both...

P&G ceases sales of SK-II in China

22-Sep-2006 - Procter & Gamble has ceased all sales of the SK-II skin care line in China following allegations made by a regional watchdog that it contained potentially dangerous chemicals.

Health scare over P&G cosmetics grips Asia

21-Sep-2006 - Procter & Gamble is on the defensive after authorities in the Guandong and Hong Kong region of China discovered high levels of dangerous chemicals in its SK-II skin care line...

Nutricosmetics set to be the next big niche

21-Sep-2006 - First there was cosmeceuticals, now there is nutricosmetics. The big difference is that these products are taken orally to improve health and beauty, and according to the latest market study,...

Oriflame gets China go ahead

20-Sep-2006 - Oriflame has become the third foreign cosmetics company to be granted a direct sales license in China, putting it on track to carve out a slice of the country's fast-growing...

Are Botox users becoming dependent?

19-Sep-2006 - A new study suggests that the continued rise in the use of Botox injections to prevent wrinkles might be partly attributable to the fact that many patients find the injections...

Nordic cosmetic player mulls IPO

19-Sep-2006 - With a number of companies said to be interested in buying up the company, an executive of Finland-based Lumene Cosmetics says that a stock market listing could be a strong...

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