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Study links early menopause to everyday exposure – but NOT cosmetics!

30-Jan-2015 - A new study has linked high levels of chemicals that we come across every day in the environment, plastics, and other household items, with women experiencing menopause 2-4 years earlier...

Colgate Q4 sales hit by currency exchange and tough market conditions

29-Jan-2015 - Colgate-Palmolive announced a significant dip in its turnover for the fourth quarter, although net profit was up on account of gains from restructuring.

E-commerce accounts for only 10% of beauty sales

29-Jan-2015 - That according to Donna Barson, senior associate with market research consultancy Kline Group, who spoke with Cosmetics Design about the opportunities for cosmetics and personal care brands in this space.

Tough times ahead for P&G as currency devaluation hits hard

29-Jan-2015 - Procter & Gamble saw its second quarter earnings take a hit with the strong dollar having a big impact, setting up a challenging year for the Ohio-based firm.

Scientists use stem cells to grow new hair

29-Jan-2015 - Stem cells are tipped to be the future for many different scientific studies and it seems that this could include hair loss after scientists used human pluripotent stem cells to...

Avon facing reality that it may sell for half its' worth

28-Jan-2015 - Despite Avon’s stocks rising of late, the brand’s current trading price is fuelling rumours of a potential deal with private-equity firm TPG, which could see it go for half its worth....

Estée Lauder awarded $1.8 million in counterfeit MAC suit

28-Jan-2015 - The trademark infringement case is finally over, with 'Get Your MAC On LLC' being ordered by an Arizona federal judge to pay Estée Lauder over $1.8 million for the distribution of counterfeit products....

MWV and RockTenn combine to create $16bn packaging firm

28-Jan-2015 - MeadWestvaco (MWV) and RockTenn have taken steps towards creating a combined packaging giant with an equity value of $16 billion having signed a definitive combination agreement.

Soybean oil-based surfactant proven to improve cleaning, foaming and conditioning in shampoo

28-Jan-2015 - Scientists have developed a new non-toxic, environmentally friendly soybean oil-based polymeric surfactant (SBPS) and having studied it for potential application as a surface-active ingredient for shampoos, found that it improves...

As the seasons change, so do Korean men’s skin barriers

28-Jan-2015 - When the seasons change so can our mood or outlook, or even… South Korean men’s skin. A new study by the Inha University College of Medicine claims the factors that...

Private label brands get creative to land loyal consumers

27-Jan-2015 - Exclusive personal care brands use multiple strategies to keep consumers repurchasing and coming back for more.

Women need to #DitchTheDrama as hair problems get in the way of life, says P&G

27-Jan-2015 - A bad hair day can have a big impact and make women avoid doing things like wearing a hat, rolling down a window, or even getting intimate for fear that...

Women’s Marketing outlines top trends for personal care brands

27-Jan-2015 - Experts at the media strategy agency Women’s Marketing spoke with Cosmetics Design about the top four trends that will shape marketing beauty and personal care products to women this year....

Clariant and Beraca team up to produce sustainable cosmetics ingredients

27-Jan-2015 - Swiss ingredients supplier Clariant is to join forces with Brazilian firm Beraca in a strategic alliance that will aim to produce sustainable ingredients for personal care.

Is novel lipstick packaging a coming trend?

27-Jan-2015 - International cosmetics packaging manufacturers design lipstick tubes that help brands offer consumers more pleasurable and memorable beauty routines.

Lonza’s progress toward a fully market-driven business model

26-Jan-2015 - The specialty ingredients supplier, which counts the personal care and cosmetics industries among the markets it serves, has announced its latest financial performance results.

Symrise targets Hispanic beauty and fragrance consumers

26-Jan-2015 - Fragrance and ingredients player Symrise says it is aiming to tap into the fast growing Latin American consumer base with its newly launched Latina Connection program.

Can cosmetics brands help consumers keep their eyes healthy?

26-Jan-2015 - Insights from board certified oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Mirwat Sami suggest that consumers and brands alike can take meaningful steps to safeguard against eye injury.

Could private equity spell the start of Avon’s turnaround?

23-Jan-2015 - A report that executives from Avon Products are in talks with private equity firm TPG Capital sent shares in the company sharply rising yesterday.

High school students wising up to tanning risks… but still doing it

22-Jan-2015 - A new study has shown that US high school students are using sunbeds and indoor tanning devices less as they become more aware of the dangers, but the method still...

P&G shakes up exec board in drive to boost personal care sales

22-Jan-2015 - Procter & Gamble has announced an executive reshuffle that may line up David Taylor to take over from A.G. Lafley in the CEO role, while targeting business realignment focused on...

ICMAD Young Designer Award Dinner just around the corner

22-Jan-2015 - ICMAD will be announcing the winners of its Young Designer Award  for cosmetics packaging at a dinner event to be held in Newport Beach, California on February 4th.

Dior in the spotlight over 'propyl gallate' in lip gloss formulation

22-Jan-2015 - Luxury cosmetics maker, Christian Dior found itself under the media's spotlight this week due to a preservative newly added to its Addict Lip Gloss formulations...

Global market for fragrance ingredients set for strong growth from naturals trend

21-Jan-2015 - The global market for fragrance ingredients is set for strong annual growth rates, with growth mainly driven by demand for natural-based fragrances.

Bell predicts that 2015 fragrance will focus on both familiarity and intrigue

21-Jan-2015 - Bell Flavors & Fragrances has unveiled its annual fragrance trends analysis and is making the bold predictions that fragrances evoking a sense of familiarity or intrigue will be the winners in the...

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