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Celebrity fragrances prove to be the big winner for Elizabeth Arden

31-Jan-2013 - A big rise in second quarter sales comes off the back of significant growth in the company’s celebrity endorsed fragrances sales worldwide, but the performance still came in below expectations,...

Is Vogue selling its' Organix Hair Care brand?

31-Jan-2013 - The brand of Florida-based hair care company, Vogue International is up for sale in a deal that could be worth $800 million or more, according to Reuters.

ACI reiterates triclosan safety amidst misleading murmurs

31-Jan-2013 - The American Cleaning Institute has reiterated the safety of soaps and cosmetics in the wake of a recent study on triclosan, and warned that some information presented in the research...

Avon makes key appointment as part of restructuring targets

31-Jan-2013 - Avon has appointed David Powell to the position of senior vice president of business transformation and global supply chain, a role that will be play a crucial part in the...

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EU Commissioner confirms cosmetics ban will go ahead

31-Jan-2013 - European Commission official Tonio Borg has confirmed today that a full ban on the sale of animal-tested cosmetics will take effect in Europe in March 2013

Stepping out of the Stone Age: Male grooming booming as men up their interest

31-Jan-2013 - The modern man is concerned with his appearance and is increasingly aware of the benefits associated with a proper beauty regime and this, in turn, is driving the growth of...

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‘Animal testing ban signals a great victory in Europe, and should see other markets take note’

30-Jan-2013 - There seems to be continued talk in the cosmetics industry of the proposed animal testing ban that comes into place on March 11, 2013, and whilst it has been a...

Viviscal doubles fish protein extract in supplement to promote hair growth

30-Jan-2013 - Dietary supplement specialist Viviscal has launched its latest natural hair growth and nourishing product with 50 percent more fish protein extract in it than before.

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Shiseido subsidiary ups ante with chemical management software

30-Jan-2013 - Davlyn Industries, a subsidiary of the Shiseido Company, says it has experienced a marked improvement in its manufacturing effeciencies after implementing Valdata software.

MWV personal care remains strong, despite a tough quarter for the group

30-Jan-2013 - Although MWV group reported rising volumes for personal care during Q4, many of the company's other business operations had to face a very tough quarter.

Omni Scents signs fragrance agreement with men’s magazine brand Maxim

30-Jan-2013 - Newly established fragrance provider Omni Scents has added to its Miss Universe fragrances with the signing of a licensing agreement for men’s magazine brand Maxim.

Zyleris develops screening technology for cosmetic development

29-Jan-2013 - The Illinois-based research service company has developed a high-throughput skin permeation testing service to help with the development of cosmetics and personal care products.

Inter Parfums reports sales down for all-important Q4

29-Jan-2013 - Inter Parfums has reported a drop in Q4 sales, stating that the comparable figures to the previous year were set against a backdrop of unprecedented product launches and lower European...

Consumer demand for sustainability leads to green focus for chemical industry

29-Jan-2013 - As consumers become more interested in greener products, this demand is filtering down the supply chain, resulting in the global chemical industry focusing more on sustainability.

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Dolce & Gabbana launches fragrance for babies

29-Jan-2013 - Dolce & Gabanna has become one of the first luxury fashion houses to launch a fragrance formulated specially for babies.

Kimberly-Clark posts improved full-year and Q4 results

29-Jan-2013 - Kimberly-Clark has finished off a good year with strong Q4 results, but the company predicts modest gains for the year ahead on the back of weaker sales in Europe.

Prestige make-up kisses the recession goodbye as sales increase

29-Jan-2013 - Sales of prestige make-up have recorded double-digit growth in value sales year-on-year, beating the recession as products are viewed as affordable luxury.

Green tea supplements may benefit skin from within

28-Jan-2013 - Oral supplements containing extracts from green tea may help protect against sunburn and the longer-term effects of UV damage, says a new study from the UK.

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Blue Marble signs distribution agreement with SAFC

28-Jan-2013 - Biotechnology company Blue Marble has signed a distribution agreement with SAFC that extends its reach into markets for personal care, worldwide.

Ashland addresses skin care advances at Symposium

28-Jan-2013 - Personal care industry professionals gathered at a recent Ashland symposium to discuss advances in skin aging, epithelial biology, skin imaging and polymers in formulation alongside leading research professionals and academics...

P&G sees profits jump on the back of restructuring and sales gains

28-Jan-2013 - Procter & Gamble has seen a big rise in its profits for the latest quarter, as savings from the company’s restructuring plan start to take effect alongside modest sales growth....

Avon closes US facilities as cost-cutting campaign continues

28-Jan-2013 - Cosmetics firm Avon has continued its cost-cutting campaign into the New Year, this time in the US, as distribution facilities in Atlanta, Georgia, and Pasadena, California, will be closed.

Yves Rocher grandson takes family behind the brand into billionaire status

25-Jan-2013 - Despite only taking over his grandfather’s French beauty firm three years ago, Bris Rocher has brought the family behind the cosmetics giant to billionaire status, as sales top $3 (€2.3) billion...

Yes To Carrots hits back over claims that it is hiding business ties to Israel

24-Jan-2013 - Various media and consumers have been posing the question if Yes To is hiding or downplaying its ties to Israel. Cosmetics Design has taken a deeper look into the matter.

Scientists create 'super helical polymer gel' with cosmetic potential

24-Jan-2013 - Scientists at Radboud University Nijmegen are looking into ways a gel they have developed that claims to retain moisture a hundred times better than other gel, can be applied to...

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