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Givaudan results show strong growth in organic sales and profit

31-Jan-2014 - Fragrance and flavours ingredients provider has published full year 2013 results showing strong gains in organic sales worldwide, together with a rise in net income of nearly 20%.

Coty pairs up with Enrique Iglesias as male fragrances pick up pace in emerging markets

30-Jan-2014 - A fragrance partnership between Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias and beauty company Coty has been announced, in a move which confirms Coty's intention to expand within developing markets.

Cruelty Free International teams up with The Body Shop on US animal testing ban

30-Jan-2014 - Cruelty Free International is now targeting the US cosmetics market in its aims to stamp out animal testing for cosmetics worldwide.

Understanding of natural nanoscale device may be useful for cosmetics

30-Jan-2014 - Scientists at Harvard University and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) hope a new understanding of a natural nanoscale photonic device that enables a small marine animal to change its colors will also...

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Last call for Beiersdorf Innovation Pitch entries

30-Jan-2014 - Personal care giant Beiersdorf is urging any remaining candidates for their Innovation Pitch to get applications in before tomorrow’s deadline.

Some of the world’s biggest ingredients and cosmetic players make global 100 sustainable list

30-Jan-2014 - Five cosmetics manufacturers and ingredients suppliers make the global 100 most sustainable corporations list for 2013, including suppliers Croda and BASF, together with L’Oreal, Johnson & Johnson and Unilever on...

Room for luxury in male grooming? Dove moves into premium care

29-Jan-2014 - Following a particularly strong growth in the US for the luxury goods trade of late, Dove has moved to take advantage of the market with its 'Men+Care' premium line....

Beauty websites need to make themselves more mobile-friendly

29-Jan-2014 - Almost six in ten beauty websites in the U.S. are not mobile-friendly according to new data and this could become a big problem in an increasingly mobile world.

Bobbi Brown incorporates ‘CC’ benefits for the West

29-Jan-2014 - From whitening to BB/CC creams and TCM ingredients, the Asian markets have become a main source of inspiration for the western beauty markets. Bobbi Brown is the latest brand to tap into the...

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Crest develops a taste for chocolate

29-Jan-2014 - Crest, an oral hygiene brand from consumer goods company Procter & Gamble, is launching a new range of unusually-flavored toothpastes.

Oil based cosmetics driving high viscosity packaging innovation

29-Jan-2014 - The popularity of oil based cosmetics like Moroccan or Argan serums is creating demand for packaging that will be able to hold and dispense the thick formulations in a more efficient and sustainable way....

Marketoonist Tom Fishburne to open up the Cosmetics Vision event in Cannes next month

29-Jan-2014 - The Cosmetics Vision Event will open its doors in Cannes, south of France, on March 5th and we are very excited to confirm that the opening presentation will be given...

CfPIE expands certification track to deal with industry concerns

28-Jan-2014 - The Center for Professional Innovation and Education (CfPIE) will expand its offerings to include a new certification track for those in the skin care and cosmetics industries engaged in manufacturing,...

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Croda awarded for US manufacturing standards

28-Jan-2014 - Two of chemicals company Croda’s US manufacturing sites were awarded Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification by The European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) last week.

'First' skin care line combines BOTH human adult and plant stem cells

28-Jan-2014 - DermaTech Research Laboratories has discovered a proprietary technology that it says develops the world's first skin care line that incorporates both human adult and plant stem cells.

Kimberly-Clark personal care sales stall, but profit jumps

28-Jan-2014 - Although Kimberly-Clark’s Q4 personal care and group sales were level with last year, the results beat market expectations, while net income showed big gains.

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Multifunctional and customisation set to re-shape the cosmetics world

28-Jan-2014 - The growing multifunctional and customisation trends are about giving consumers more choice and greater versatility, while providing manufacturers with a greater number of premium level SKUs.

PCPC responds to California database and reiterates safety of industry

27-Jan-2014 - Since the state of California launched its new website listing materials used in cosmetics products, the Personal Care Products Council has responded to inquiries by saying the information needs to...

Sao Paulo is the first Brazilian state to ban animal testing

27-Jan-2014 - The State is the first in Latin America to issue the ban on cosmetics companies based in the area testing both ingredients and finished products on animals.

P&G delivers mixed results for its second quarter

27-Jan-2014 - Procter & Gamble reported mixed results for its second quarter with net sales remaining unchanged, a result boosted by emerging markets, but negatively impacted by foreign currency and slow beauty...

L’Oréal’s Redken brand gets a redesign to reflect new focus on customisation

24-Jan-2014 - The L’Oréal Redken professional hair care brand has been given a face-lift, which includes a complete redesign of its packaging that incorporates interlocking jars for the many different hair styling...

Zinfandel makes the jump from wine to cosmetics

23-Jan-2014 - Wisconsin-based Botanic Innovations puts the Zinfandel into its newly-launched Red Grape Seed Oil - a move it claims will give cosmetic marketers more punch.

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Is Ulta on a downward spiral as reports claim?

23-Jan-2014 - Some of the largest U.S. brands have been falling on hard times of late and rumours have been circulating that beauty retailer Ulta Salon is suffering most of all. Here, Cosmetics Design takes a look into...

U.S. leads the way for marine biotechnology

23-Jan-2014 - Marine biotechnology is in growing demand in the cosmetics industry among others and it turns out the U.S. market has the largest share.

Unilever profits up but more to be done in emerging markets

23-Jan-2014 - Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever posted healthy profit margins for 2013, but a slowdown in emerging markets posted weaker growth and has not gone unnoticed.

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