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Shiseido targets anti-aging hair care roll out in Asia

29-Feb-2012 - Cosmetics manufacturer Shiseido is targeting the Asian market with its anti-aging hair care range after survey results suggested it is of major concern to women in the region.

Colbert and Haapenen join forces to insert new life into packaging

29-Feb-2012 - Colbert Packaging and Haapanen Brothers have joined forces to form a new provider of micro-folded packaging inserts and outserts which will serve a number of markets including cosmetics.

Subscription sampling - helping to connect the consumer to the brand

29-Feb-2012 - Subscription sampling companies are said to be a new trend that better connects the consumer to the brand, enabling the sampler to find what product really works for them while...

Linkedin proves to be an increasingly essential tool for cosmetics professionals

29-Feb-2012 - The growing importance of social media and networking tool Linkedin has been underlined by the fact that the industry’s biggest event, in-cosmetics, has just confirmed its 3,000th group member -...

Celebrities ‘open doors’ in a competitive fragrance market, says Bruce Willis fragrance maker

29-Feb-2012 - Westphalia-based cosmetics manufacturer LR Health & Beauty Systems claims that celebrities serve as ‘door openers’ that increase profits and create positive associations with the brand, on the back of its...

"There are new innovations in bottle design", says expert at PCD

28-Feb-2012 - In his presentation at PCD in Paris, Simone Baratta, Bormioli Luigi’s R&D manager revealed that Bormioli has developed a forming technique that can overcome current restrictions in glass packaging....

Symrise further invests in emerging markets

28-Feb-2012 - In a bid to extend its position in emerging markets, Symrise has recently finalized two acquisitions, the Brazilian activities of fragrance manufacturer Belmay and natural perfume oil company, Trilogy Fragrances.

Model sues cosmetic manufacturer for $25m over ‘unauthorized’ use of image

28-Feb-2012 - A Ukrainian model has filed a lawsuit Manhattan federal court against LASplash Cosmetics, seeking $25m for what she cites is an ‘unauthorized’ use of her image.

WestPack 2012 offers beauty 3D design automation and new seminars

27-Feb-2012 - Eight concurrent trade shows held in Anaheim, California last week, gave beauty industry professional the opportunity to source packaging, contract manufactures and warehouse solutions.

BASF launches anti aging active from botanical plant leaves

27-Feb-2012 - BASF’s beauty care division has launched a new anti-aging active, derived from botanical plant leaves that the company says will protect the skin’s collagen, aiding firmness as well as maintaining...

Increase in awareness and disposable income to drive further growth for cosmetics in India

27-Feb-2012 - Thanks to the availability of international products and rising disposable income in the country, the Indian cosmetics market is poised for further growth, according to a new market report.

Social media holds the key for customer interaction says L’Oréal

24-Feb-2012 - Cosmetics giant L’Oréal has identified social media as the final piece in the ‘digital revolution’ puzzle, opening up new opportunities for interaction between its brand and consumers.

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CEO and Cosmetic EVP at Henkel awarded contract extensions

24-Feb-2012 - Consumer goods manufacturer Henkel has extended the contract of CEO Kasper Rorsted for a further five years as it looks to continue its on-going development.

PCHi expo readies to open its doors in Shanghai next week

23-Feb-2012 - The Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) event will platform the latest industry innovations at the Expo Theme Pavilion in Shanghai and the Cosmetics Design team will be there.

New animal testing alternative recommended over current method in US

23-Feb-2012 - The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods has recommended a new non-animal testing method to identify estrogen agonist and antagonist activity that it says; “provides a number...

PCPC defends FDA study of lead found in lipsticks

23-Feb-2012 - The Personal Care Products Council has spoken out in defence of the FDA study into the levels of lead found in lipstick, reinforcing the view that there are ‘no safety...

Rexam announces it will sell personal care division following 2011 results

23-Feb-2012 - Packaging supplier Rexam has announced it is now ‘actively marketing’ its Personal Care business for sale following the release of the company’s 2011 results.

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Cosmetic quality testing labs to be set up in India

23-Feb-2012 - The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) is planning to set up five new laboratories for testing the quality of cosmetics in India, as the industry continues to post solid...

SCC to focus on sustainable formulations at its annual scientific seminar

22-Feb-2012 - The Society of Cosmetic Chemists has announced that formulation sustainability is amongst hot industry topics to be discussed at its annual scientific seminar program on the 31st May– 1st June.

Croda results show profits up on rising demand for consumer

22-Feb-2012 - The fine chemicals player’s results showed that the biggest gains came from its consumer care division, where double digit sales increases were seen during the course of the financial year....

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Global personal care products market to reach $333bn by 2015 says GIA

22-Feb-2012 - Market research firm Global Industry Analysts (GIA) has predicted the global personal care products market to reach $333bn by 2015, driven by increasing product innovations, growing disposable incomes and better...

J&J CEO steps down

22-Feb-2012 - Johnson & Johnson CEO Bill Weldon has announced his retirement and will be succeeded by Alex Gorsky at a time of mixed fortunes for the company.

Eurozone crisis has taken its toll on beauty packaging says MWV

22-Feb-2012 - The unstable economic environment, particularly in Europe, has taken its toll on the consumer packaging business, with beauty packaging being one of the worst hit, according to global packaging supplier...

Cosmetic consumption expected to drive global surfactant market

21-Feb-2012 - Demand from the cosmetics market is expected to drive the growth of the global surfactant market, particularly in Asia, according to a new market report.

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