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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.

Estèe Lauder to benefit most from skin care and color cosmetics investment

21-Jul-2014 - With margins for skin care and make-up sales reported to be relatively higher than other segments, Estèe Lauder particularly stands to see success if it further invests in these two areas that already account for more than 80% of its' annual revenues.

Mobile apps: opportunity or risk for beauty brands?

16-Jul-2014 - With apps which center on beauty products now hitting consumers’ screens thick and fast, CosmeticsDesign takes a look at whether the swiftly evolving mobile space poses an opportunity for brands, or a risk.

Consumer report finds questionable ingredients in cosmetics

16-Jul-2014 - Consumer Reports 'ShopSmart' says it has found numerous body care products with potentially harmful ingredients, such as coal tar color, triclosan, and formaldehyde releasing chemicals following a year long investigation.

Furthering melanoma understanding could lead to better sunscreens

16-Jul-2014 - Scientists may look to develop additives that can be included in sunscreens to ramp up the skin's ability to deal with UV damage, after a study into melanoma furthered understanding.

ABT and Restorsea resolve legal dispute

16-Jul-2014 - The legal dispute between Aqua Bio Technology and Restorsea over the breach of a business contract has ended with both companies hoping to move on.

Spanish brand LETI Laboratories targets US market for professional skin care

14-Jul-2014 - LETI Laboratories says it is targeting the US market for professional skin care by forming a partnership with US-based professional skin care specialist DermWORX.

Genetics’ effect on skin aging is limited, finds Olay

10-Jul-2014 - Olay has conducted a study into whether cosmetics products can overcome your genetic make-up, by using pairs of identical twins to trial their ProX range.

P&G pushes premium with new Dolce & Gabbana skin care range

07-Jul-2014 - P&G’s upcoming launch of a full Dolce & Gabbana skin care range indicates brands are confident that premium beauty will continue to buck sluggish growth in developed markets.

Studies show celebrity endorsers do not create beauty brand loyalty

04-Jul-2014 - Celebrity endorsement is no longer a sign of a trustworthy brand for consumers, according to researched collated by beauty retail giant Feel Unique. 

Argan oil boosting Morocco’s economy

03-Jul-2014 - With Argan oil a key ingredient in many products in the continually growing natural cosmetics segment, Morocco’s economy is enjoying a boost from strong sales of the raw ingredient.

Head to toe - and everything in between: Neutrogena urges men to ditch the one-soap habit

01-Jul-2014 - In what the brand is calling ‘a Canadian epidemic’, Neutrogena’s recent study revealed that 72% of men surveyed in Canada are washing their faces with the same soap product that they also use for the rest of their bodies. 

Korean giant LG closes door on Elizabeth Arden bidding process

01-Jul-2014 - Korean consumer goods giant LG Household and Health Care has said it is no longer interested in bidding for Elizabeth Arden, after the cosmetics player revealed its restructuring plan.

FDA warning for over the counter acne treatments

30-Jun-2014 - The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against over the counter acne treatments, noting that severe allergic reactions can result from the usage of certain acne products, and these reactions have the potential to be lethal.

Inolex wins Frost & Sullivan award for natural emulsifier

26-Jun-2014 - Chemicals company Inolex has been awarded the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Global Personal Care Product Innovation Leadership Award for its emulsifier, Emulsense, as the demand for ‘natural’ products continues.

Natural shift as consumers opt for sensitive skin care

26-Jun-2014 - It is the common belief that most of us have sensitive skin, and now, according to Mintel's Global New Products Database (GNPD), ‘ultra-gentle’ face care products are the most sought after.

FDA dedicates section of website to paraben safety

25-Jun-2014 - In an effort to answer whether there are safety concerns related to parabens in cosmetics, the FDA has set up a section on its website to address pressing questions from consumers. 

L’Oreal’s relocation of research center confirms US rise of ethnic beauty

24-Jun-2014 - L’Oreal USA is set to relocate its Chicago-based institute for research into ethnic hair and skin to the company’s ‘innovation hub’ in New Jersey, in a move which confirms the rise of the demand for multicultural beauty in the US.

Sephora increases beauty supplements range as cosmeceutical segment strengthens

24-Jun-2014 - The latest market research confirms the cosmeceuticals segment is continuing with robust growth, and Sephora is one retailer responding, recently launching a new range of beauty supplements alongside its more traditional cosmetics offering. 

Study shows that using sunscreens on kids prevents melanoma in adulthood

23-Jun-2014 - Researchers at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute have published research showing in a natural animal model that the malignant melanoma in adulthood is ‘dramatically reduced’ by using sunscreen in childhood.

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