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GeneLink picks direct selling for personalised products

05-Aug-2008 - Biotech company GeneLink, specializing in personalised skin care and nutrition products, has launched its direct selling platform GeneWize Life Sciences.

First PodCast from CosmeticsDesign.com

01-Aug-2008 - Welcome to this first edition of PodCast News. In this four-minute bulletin, hear how cheaper brands are prospering as recessionary clouds gather, learn why a former L'Oreal USA executive believes...

Eyelash conditioner launched with cell boosting properties

31-Jul-2008 - Skin Research Laboratories has launched a new eyelash conditioner and growth promoter to rival an array of similar products that have hit the market recently.

Superbrands need a set of recognisable values

31-Jul-2008 - Creating an emotional link between the consumer and the product may be the key to becoming a superbrand, according to a marketing expert.

Yes To signs funding deal for natural expansion plans

30-Jul-2008 - The manufacturers of natural beauty brand Yes To Carrots have secured a $14m financing deal to support wide ranging growth plans.

Johnson and Johnson invests in the Chinese market

30-Jul-2008 - Johnson and Johnson has bought a Beijing-based cosmetics company in an attempt to increase its presence in the booming Chinese market.

Study hails laser treatment as effective anti-wrinkle tool

24-Jul-2008 - Scientists have hailed carbon dioxide laser resurfacing as a highly effective treatment for facial wrinkles but warn of complications in the short term.

Travelon launches unique traveling personal care range

24-Jul-2008 - Travel consumer goods provider Travelon has launched a new range of personal care products based on simple single dose sheets of paper for a range of products.

Aveda reformulates make-up line with natural pigments

23-Jul-2008 - Leading natural cosmetics provider Aveda has updated and expanded its Uruku make-up collection, opting for natural annatto pigment instead of synthetics.

Kline analyst praises Estee Lauder's Indian venture

23-Jul-2008 - Taking a minority stake in Forest Essentials will provide Estee Lauder with improved access to a small but fast-growing market brimming with opportunity, says a Kline analyst.

NPD spreads its prestige coverage to Spain

22-Jul-2008 - NPD has teamed up with IRI to extend their coverage of the global cosmetics industry and provide a comprehensive overview of the Spanish market.

Financial outlook looks grim for cosmetic companies

21-Jul-2008 - Sliding share prices on the stock exchange and financial downgrades point to tougher times for the personal care industry as high commodity prices hit hard, experts say.

International cosmetics firms queue up to enter Russian market

18-Jul-2008 - Russia's booming economy is feeding demand for beauty products making the country a highly attractive destination for international cosmetics companies.

Gillette widens reach with hair and body care ranges

17-Jul-2008 - Gillette is moving beyond the razor blade and deeper into the bathroom with the launch of hair care and body wash product lines.

Sederma releases skin tightening ingredient

16-Jul-2008 - Sederma's new ingredient promises an immediate skin tightening effect to appeal to the modern consumer in search of instant gratification.

Californian lawmakers dismiss lead in lipstick bill

16-Jul-2008 - The California Assembly Committee on Health has defeated a bill proposing that manufacturers prove that their products contain no more than 'an unavoidable trace of lead'.

Quirky products capitalize on licensed kid's personal care market

10-Jul-2008 - The market for licensed children's personal care products has good potential but manufacturers will have to be quirky and innovative to benefit, according to a recent report.

Brazil cosmetics market remains a hot spot for investors

10-Jul-2008 - Low costs, a large consumer base and a thriving economy look set to ensure that the Brazil cosmetics market will continue its strong growth, analysts believe.

Leading firms fined for exchanging information

10-Jul-2008 - Leading cosmetics firms have been threatened with fines by the German Federal Cartel Office for exchanging information that violates anti-trust laws.

Inter Parfums develops cosmetics for bebe clothing

07-Jul-2008 - Inter Parfums has signed a six year licensing agreement with clothing and accessory manufacturer bebe to supply cosmetics, fragrance and body products for the brand.

Latin America offers fragmented promise

07-Jul-2008 - The Latin American market offers plenty of opportunities for international beauty firms but entrants must appreciate its diversity in order to succeed, according to Euromonitor.

Shiseido appoints new head of US operations

03-Jul-2008 - Shiseido has appointed a new head of its US operations after announcing the consolidation of its American businesses earlier in the week.

Zirh renews fragrance licensing agreement with FCUK

03-Jul-2008 - US men's skin care and fragrance player Zirh has renewed its fragrance licensing agreement with FCUK and readies new product launches.

Chella turns to nano particles to increase efficacy

02-Jul-2008 - Chellá Professional Skin Care says it has developed two brand new nano-based technologies and a new delivery system that builds on its centerpiece Chell-x Complex.

FDA approves new collagen facial filler

01-Jul-2008 - The FDA has approved a new collagen-based facial filler said to help treat even deep facial folds and wrinkles.

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