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Avon vice chairman let go in wake of bribery probe

31-Jan-2012 - Avon Products has confirmed in an SEC filing that its vice chairman Charles Cramb has been fired following ongoing investigations into bribery centred on its China operations.

S&P downgrades outlook for US personal care

31-Jan-2012 - Standard & Poor’s says its outlook for the credit quality of personal care is now slightly negative, indicating that growth and investment potential for the area is likely to be...

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Absolutely Natural announces licensing agreement with Salt Life

31-Jan-2012 - Absolutely Natural has announced it has entered into a new licensing agreement as the exclusive manufacturer and marketer of Salt Life sun and skin care products.

Study suggests a closer evaluation of MIT after it is found to affect animal neurons

31-Jan-2012 - A study carried out by Brown University has revealed that cosmetic chemical; biocide methylisothiazolinone (MIT) previously only found to be harmful in high concentrations, interrupts neurological development in tadpoles, even...

California Attorney General reaches settlement with Brazilian Blowout over formaldehyde claims

31-Jan-2012 - As the formaldehyde furor rolls on, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced a settlement with the manufacturer of Brazilian Blowout products that will require the company to warn consumers...

Bobbi Brown turns to Facebook to revive discontinued lines

31-Jan-2012 - It seems that the comeback era has extended to the cosmetics industry as global brand Bobbi Brown has launched a Facebook campaign to revive discontinued cosmetics.

Canadian study highlights phthalate levels in cosmetics

30-Jan-2012 - Following a study released in New York last week claiming to have found further evidence linking childhood obesity to the chemical group phthalates, a study in Canada has found that...

Red mangrove extract is more potent than vitamin C, says expert

30-Jan-2012 - According to cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Oscar Hevia, DPPH (1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl) tests have revealed the antioxidant strength from the red mangrove plant to be more potent than vitamin C.

P&G results hit by weak US markets, forecast reduced on strong dollar

30-Jan-2012 - Although Procter & Gamble’s second quarter results were buoyed by a strong performance in the developing markets, slower consumer spend in the US market holds back growth.

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It's the last day to make a SPLASH!

30-Jan-2012 - Submit your application now ! Today is the last day to enter the SPLASH pavilion - an exclusive and high-energy section on the HBA Global exhibit floor at the Jacob K....

China ingredients register gives counterfeiters opportunities

27-Jan-2012 - Since the 2008 advent of compulsory ingredients registration in China the initiative has made doing business more complex and also opened up the door to counterfeiters, according to Campo Research.

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International supplier Silab invests in a brand new website to boost hits

26-Jan-2012 - A new year, a new look for international active ingredients supplier Silab, as it upgrades its communication tools with the launch of a new website to boost hits.

Study underlines skin anti-aging efficacy of French maritime bark extract

26-Jan-2012 - A new study claims to show that a natural supplement containing French maritime pine bark extract improved skin hydration and elasticity in women.

Men’s personal care provider features Provital moisturizing ingredient

26-Jan-2012 - Jack Black has incorporated Provital’s Hydromanil to its skincare line, an active moisturizing compound that’s innovative structure acts as a sequential delivery system of small molecules, increasing the skin’s moisture...

Colgate reports strong Q1 sales growth but profits hit by tax charges

26-Jan-2012 - Global oral care player Colgate-Palmolive has announced continued strong sales growth for its Q4, but although profits are hit by a tax charge, the underlying trend is also up.

Hair care silicon compound PDMS poses no environmental or health risk says ECETOC

26-Jan-2012 - In its latest report, the European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) has found that polydimethylsiloxanes used in hair products pose no environmental or human health risk.

Beiersdorf cosmetic sales stagnate, but Latin America continues to shine

25-Jan-2012 - Beiersdorf has announced preliminary full year sales showing a steady increase in group sales, driven by a strong performance in developing markets, but held back by a sluggish performance from...

Companies must offer complete shopping experience to maximize e-commerce

25-Jan-2012 - As spending in the e-commerce arena continually increases year on year, companies need to start utilizing all the platforms available to create an evolved shopping experience.

Not investing properly in foreign markets could damage brand, says expert

25-Jan-2012 - In an exclusive interview with USA, Dr. Alain Khaiat advises companies investing in the Asian Pacific market that, “It’s the brand that is at risk of being damaged if...

Inter Parfums interim Q4 results show massive leap on strong Burberry sales

25-Jan-2012 - Global luxury fragrance player Inter Parfums has announced a big leap in its Q4 sales as revenues from its leading Burberry brand almost double.

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L’Oréal teams up with YouTube for latest marketing project

25-Jan-2012 - In its latest marketing stunt, cosmetics giant L’Oréal has turned to video sharing site YouTube appealing to consumers to help promote its products.

Colipa changes name to Cosmetics Europe to better reflect geographic reach

25-Jan-2012 - Cosmetics Europe is the new name chosen by the members board of the European cosmetic industry association, now formerly known as Colipa.

Pump found to be best sunscreen dispenser but application still proving to be inefficient

24-Jan-2012 - Much like adults, school children apply sunscreen substantially less than is recommended although the pump has been highlighted as the best dispenser for the products, according to a study in...

SCC meeting highlights hot topics in the industry in 2011

24-Jan-2012 - Advances in Biomaterials and the photostabilities of anti-aging ingredients were amongst the topical industry issues for 2011 discussed at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists annual meeting.

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Pussycat Doll announces support to ban cosmetic testing on animals

24-Jan-2012 - Former ‘pussycat doll’ Kimberly Wyatt has joined the growing list of celebrities putting their support behind animal rights group as pressure builds for the EU to uphold the scheduled ban...

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