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French toothpaste makes the jump into the US

19-Feb-2008 - French oral care brand Elgydium has announced a distribution agreement that will see its toothpaste on the shelves of leading drug stores throughout the US.

Body looks into environmental risks posed by nanotechnology

19-Feb-2008 - With nanotechnology being incorporated into an increasing number of personal care products, a new body has been established to investigate the potential risks it may pose to the environment and...

Trade association annual meeting studies communication

19-Feb-2008 - Beauty consumers are faced with an increasingly complex and confusing web of conflicting information. Cutting through the confusion and reaching the customer will be high on the agenda of the...

Luxury market remains steady despite fragrance wobble

18-Feb-2008 - Sales in the luxury beauty industry in the US grew steadily in 2007 with make-up leading the way and fragrances bringing up the rear, according to an NDP Group market report.

HBA Spring Conference will explore latest well-being and packaging trends

14-Feb-2008 - Technologies and trends that are poised to hit the cosmetics industry such as stem cell applications and ancient herbal remedies will be tackled at this year's HBA Spring Conference.

Sustainable ingredients sourcing is a win-win situation, says charity

13-Feb-2008 - Focusing on sustainable sourcing of cosmetics and fragrance ingredients is a win-win situation benefiting both the company and the environment, says Conservation International.

Lack of research on palm oil production's environmental effects

13-Feb-2008 - More research is needed on the effect of palm oil plantations on biodiversity in order to inform conservation practices, say researchers from the University of Cambridge.

Burt's Bees switches to sustainable manufacturing

13-Feb-2008 - Leading natural personal care player Burt's Bees says that its switch to renewable energy is a step towards more sustainable manufacturing principles that will offset its carbon footprint.

Beauty brands target Facebook but success is not guarenteed

13-Feb-2008 - Beauty brands are joining social networking websites like Facebook to spark discussions about their products, spread the word and bond with consumers.

Travertine Spa pursues natural anti-aging hair care

12-Feb-2008 - Travertine Spa is taking anti-aging into the natural hair care market with its Hair Therapy line to be previewed at the International SPA Association (ISPA) Expo.

Foot care provider aims for eco-friendly natural formulations

12-Feb-2008 - Tapping into the need for personal care products dedicated to more mature consumers, the market for foot care products is set to boom, but success means that products also have...

Is the FDA in crisis?

12-Feb-2008 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is neglecting cosmetics and urgently needs more funding to restore consumer confidence in the industry. CosmeticsDesign.com invited industry insiders and the FDA to examine...

Clinique pursues convenience trend with 24 hour mascara

11-Feb-2008 - Estee Lauder brand Clinique has launched a twenty four hour mascara offering convenience to the luxury consumer in an attempt to corner the color cosmetics market.  

Canadian lobby group calls for phthalate regulation

11-Feb-2008 - A Canadian lobby group has called on Health Canada to make labeling phthalates a requirement on personal care products in response to a study linking baby care products to the...

Organic certification for Buckthorn skin care ingredient

07-Feb-2008 - Blue Sage Naturals says it has become the first company in the world to offer comprehensive organic certification for its Sea Buckthorn range, touted as being a major boon to...

Nutraceutical firm eFoodSafety targets anti-aging market

07-Feb-2008 - US-based eFoodSafety is the latest in a growing number of nutraceutical companies targeting the cosmetics industry with the release of its skin care line NumaDerm.

Chinese skin care line to be launched in the US

07-Feb-2008 - Global skin care launches have tended to feature the big international players launching well known brands in new markets, however, this time it's a small Chinese company launching its skin...

US skin care market still has potential despite economic woes

06-Feb-2008 - Despite lower spend attributable to worries over the US economy, market researchers say that the skin care category is still likely to show plenty of growth potential in the year...

Celebrity fragrances: here to stay?

06-Feb-2008 - Celebrity endorsements have dominated the global fragrance market over the last few years however Euromonitor suggests a counter trend of speciality scents could capture the market.

European Commission announces overhaul of cosmetics legislation

06-Feb-2008 - The European Commission has formally proposed substantial changes to current cosmetics legislation that aim to improve safety procedures and simplify current requirements.

Acai berries make jump from food into skin care

05-Feb-2008 - They've already created a big buzz in the food world over their rich anti-oxidant properties, now a US esthetician is launching a skin care treatment featuring Açai berries.

PCPC refutes phthalate and baby care claims

05-Feb-2008 - The Personal Care Products Council, formerly the CTFA, question the validity of the recent study suggesting the link between baby care products and phthalate presence in infants.

Fair Trade certification spreads to cosmetics

31-Jan-2008 - Shea butter has become the first cosmetic ingredient to be certified as Fair Trade in Canada but others are likely to follow as ethical consumerism catches on.

Consumer mega trends and the cosmetics industry

31-Jan-2008 - Peering into the future and guiding businesses through the hottest emerging trends from infomania to maturalism is the theme of James Harkin's Big Ideas: The Essential Guide to the Latest...

US trade association helps manufacturers cope with REACH

30-Jan-2008 - The Personal Care Products Council is holding a seminar in Washington next week to discuss the implications of Europe's REACH legislation for American manufacturers.

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