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Avon facing reality that it may sell for half its' worth

28-Jan-2015 - Despite Avon’s stocks rising of late, the brand’s current trading price is fuelling rumours of a potential deal with private-equity firm TPG, which could see it go for half its worth.

As the seasons change, so do Korean men’s skin barriers

28-Jan-2015 - When the seasons change so can our mood or outlook, or even… South Korean men’s skin. A new study by the Inha University College of Medicine claims the factors that can maintain homogeneity of the skin barriers may noticeably change by seasons in the country’s male population.

Dior in the spotlight over 'propyl gallate' in lip gloss formulation

22-Jan-2015 - Luxury cosmetics maker, Christian Dior found itself under the media's spotlight this week due to a preservative newly added to its Addict Lip Gloss formulations...

Strawberries in cream – specialty oils developed for cosmetics

19-Jan-2015 - The sweet fruit, often a dessert favorite, could also be the answer in anti-aging, hair care, and make-up products after Natural Sourcing announced it will develop its line of specialty oils.

Naturex invests in Chile operations to increase production of quillaia

16-Jan-2015 - France-based natural ingredients player Naturex has invested in the expansion of its production facility in Chile in an effort to increase the processing of quillaia extract.

Are beauty from within beverages useless?

14-Jan-2015 - A new study reports little or no benefits from the nutrient addition in functional beverages, many of which are marketed with beauty from within claims.

Trimethyl chitosan available commercially for cosmetic applications

13-Jan-2015 - Biotechnology company Ovensa, which specializes in delivery technology and also develops bioactives for the cosmetics industry, has been licenced to produce and market the polysaccharide worldwide.

Tech company launches Oku smart tool for skin care

12-Jan-2015 - Like GoPro meets Fitbit for your face, the Oku device is a wireless skin analysis tool and associated app coming to market soon for the young, digital, and beautiful.

Latest US cosmetic market research points to lack of brand loyalty

08-Jan-2015 - New research suggests that cosmetic consumers in the US purchase a wide variety of brands and often show no or very little brand loyalty.

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Millennial generation engage more and they want to prevent ageing

06-Jan-2015 - The growing influence from the millennial generation means that beauty care players need to ensure they are engaging people to deliver a unique experience. With this in mind, CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com spoke with Verna Talcott at Dow Corning to discuss the effect this has on ingredients firms.

'Twas the year for skin care, but not for sun care

23-Dec-2014 - As the Holiday season is upon us and we wave goodbye to another year (where did the time go?!) it is time to reflect on what happened in the industry and pick out the success stories and the underperformers.

'Tis the season of opportunity for beauty brands with Advent calenders!

23-Dec-2014 - This Holiday season we noted the return of the beauty Advent calendar. The version for grown-ups has created new opportunities for cosmetic brands of late, particularly in 2014 with the rise of the festive ‘self-gifting’ trend.

Color cosmetics are cheating!

17-Dec-2014 - Consumers are more interested in skincare products that ensure the appearance of wellness and a healthy complexion, according to industry research scientist Yulia Park who devotes her energy to measuring product efficacy rather than formulating makeup.  

Z Skin Systems launches oral and topical nutricosmetics products formulated with Zeaxanthin

16-Dec-2014 - The new skin nutrition company’s first two product lines comprise supplements and serums developed and sold for use in tandem.

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Evonik exec says 2015 will be the year of sustainability for the US cosmetics industry

15-Dec-2014 - a Sustainability is likely to be the defining element for the cosmetics industry in North America, according to Evonik’s North America personal care vice president, Paul Washlock, who believes that the industry is responding to the demands of a better informed consumers.

Mintel highlights Brazil as ‘natural beauty hot spot’

11-Dec-2014 - The Brazil market for cosmetic and personal care products has exploded over the past ten years, and a new blog post from Mintel highlights how natural products have led the way.

Nestlé Skin Health to open 10 innovation hubs focused on skin research

11-Dec-2014 - Nestlé Skin Health will open a global network of 10 innovation hubs focused on developing solutions and techniques that will promote healthy skin through medical investigation, education and application of skin health technologies.

Acne-treatment launches YouTube lifestyle content videos to reach millennials

10-Dec-2014 - Proactiv ran the first episode of their #BeYouTV series this week and has scheduled out shows based on popular search terms, media personalities and lifestyle topics to run weekly in to March 2015.

California authorities call on cosmetics companies to participate in product survey

10-Dec-2014 - The California Air Resource Board (CARB), the clean air agency for the state government of California, has requested that all personal care companies complete a survey detailing products sold in the state during 2013.

Strong mass make-up sales and e-commerce boost aid strong Q3 for Ulta Beauty

08-Dec-2014 - Cosmetics retailer Ulta Beauty has reached new heights after a strong third quarter saw profits rise 30% thanks to a good mass make-up performance.

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