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Friends of the Earth extends 'ToxFox' app

28-Aug-2014 - The German NGO has extended its mobile app, ToxFox to android devices after a successful launch which allows users to check cosmetics for EDCs.

US beauty sees prestige dominating the market

28-Aug-2014 - In the second quarter of 2014, primary prestige segments continued to be market drivers which is set to see further areas for opportunity in specialized markets, according to market researcher NPD.

Top ten emerging beauty industry brands set for bigger things

27-Aug-2014 - With the global economy now showing clear signs of picking up merger and acquisition activity has followed suit this year, which is putting the spotlight on some of the more interesting and innovative emerging brands.

DNA profiling paving the way in personalised beauty

27-Aug-2014 - Bespoke beauty treatments based on the individual's genetic code are no longer a notion of the future. Here, Cosmetics Design looks at what biotech companies are doing to advance the segment.

Micronutrients have a role to play in anti-ageing skin care

14-Aug-2014 - Micronutrients are essential for our diet but can also play a role in maintaining healthy skin in topical applications, according to a leading dermatologist.

Is platinum the hottest new ingredient in anti-ageing? - La Prairie thinks so!

13-Aug-2014 - Diamonds, gold, mother-of-pearl and quartz have all become popular ingredients in skin care of late. Now, platinum is being deemed as the hottest new ingredient in anti-ageing.

Drinks, pills… Sometimes sunscreen and shade is the best sun protection says expert

12-Aug-2014 - Sun protection innovation has peaked this year with the introduction of sunscreen pills, drinkable sunscreen, and ultraviolet (UV) monitoring bracelets, so here is a closer look.

Stress could worsen skin’s appearance

12-Aug-2014 - Feeling pampered and relaxed could be the key to healthy skin as an inflammatory skin condition or a breakout of spots or a rash could worsen or be caused by high levels of stress.

Nu Skin Q2 results see significant decline

11-Aug-2014 - Skin care specialist Nu Skin says continued problems in its China operations have weighed heavily on its second quarter results, causing revenues and profits to fall.

Something fishy? No, it’s just sunscreen

08-Aug-2014 - After eating a nice piece of fish, few of us would think of using the leftovers as the basis for an effective sunscreen but that is the basis of some new research coming out of Portugal.

Scientists synthesize cellulose nanoparticles from waste cotton fibers

05-Aug-2014 - Researchers in Iran have successfully synthesized cellulose nanoparticles by using two environmentally-friendly processes and this could help save costs for the cosmetics industry.

How to market anti-ageing to men? In the UK less is more

31-Jul-2014 - UK men want products to be marketed simply without a lot of adjectives or hype around ‘anti-ageing’ or ‘rejuvenation’ and marketing these products should follow this message.

Marketing the anti-aging message in the US - For Men

30-Jul-2014 - Getting a clear distinction between products for each gender and making sure to market grooming products specifically for men is of the utmost importance in the US.

US gov passes bill to speed up FDA sunscreen approvals

29-Jul-2014 - The U.S. House of Representatives has finally passed a bill that will streamline the process for reviewing and approving ingredients in sunscreen products.

Organic personal care market likely to post double-digit annual growth to 2020

29-Jul-2014 - Most global regions are expected to post near double-digit annual growth in organic personal care over the next six years, a new market research report suggests.

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The ‘global beauty consumer’ driving regulation alignment

24-Jul-2014 - The head of the Canadian Cosmetics, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA), Darren Praznik, has spoken of the increasing need for international regulatory alignment in the face of the rising ‘global consumer’. 

Stand-in CEO insists that Sirona Biochem hasn’t lost its focus

24-Jul-2014 - Sirona Biochem announces it will continue to focus on the skin care market and develop new active ingredients for the cosmetics market, and will be unaffected by its change in management.

Study is the first to link natural moisturizer to food allergies

24-Jul-2014 - Research conducted into natural ingredients in products targeting dry skin has demonstrated evidence of a link between the topical application and the subsequent development of food allergies.

P&G continues to make big increases in its advertising spend

23-Jul-2014 - Latest figures from research firm Kantar reveal that P&G is spending far more than other retailers on advertising in the US. 

Ashland joins PASS Coalition in supporting Sunscreen Innovation Act

22-Jul-2014 - Specialty ingredients supplier Ashland has voiced its support and approval of the Sunscreen Innovation Act, H.R. 4250 as it looks to develop its new products.

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