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Omega-3 shown to provide protection against sun damage and skin cancer

28-Feb-2013 - Taking omega-3 fish oils could help protect the skin against sun damage and boost skin immunity to sunlight, protecting against skin cancer.

Emerging markets tipped to be the largest economies by 2020

28-Feb-2013 - Euromonitor’s latest findings comes as good news to the cosmetic giants investing in emerging markets like P&G and Estee Lauder, as the market researcher predicts emerging countries to be three of...

Lubrizol to meet surfactants demand with new production facility

28-Feb-2013 - The growing trends for surfactants in the cosmetics industry has led to Lubrizol making a multi-million dollar investment into its Bowling Green plant expansion, providing surfactants production technology to meet...

Chanel partners with plant biology specialist to develop novel ingredients

28-Feb-2013 - The cosmetic giant’s research and technology department has entered into an exclusive partnership with French plant biology specialist 'Plant Advanced Technologies' (PAT) in an effort to develop a line of...

Time for ingredient firms to focus on consumers and the consumption phase

27-Feb-2013 - Organic Monitor feels that the consumption phase of cosmetic products is often being ignored by the industry in comparison to the focus on raw materials and production process, which can...

Brickell Biotech recieves $7m to develop novel dermatology treatments

27-Feb-2013 - The company has received $7 million in a 'Series B' financing round that it aims to invest in formulations that will specifically treat skin problems such as acne and dermatitis.

Personal care a key opportunity for new online grocery shoppers, researcher says

27-Feb-2013 - The move online is not moving as quickly for grocery e-tailing as for other industries, but personal care products are a key opportunity sector for attracting first time shoppers.

New pill promises to permanently cure grey hair

27-Feb-2013 - Nutritional supplement company ‘Rise-N-Shine’ claims it has developed an all-natural pill that reverses and prevents grey hair without the use of colourants.

PCPC Annual Meeting 2013

26-Feb-2013 - The Personal Care Products Council opened its doors to the 2013 Annual Meeting at The Breakers Resort in West Palm Beach, Florida yesterday, for the first day of a three day program covering trends...

Competitor gripe sees Gillette in dock over misleading moisturizing razor claims

26-Feb-2013 - Gillette has been called to question by its fierce rival Energizer, over advertising claims made about its Venus & Olay brand razors and certain moisturizing messages conveyed.

Report claims fragrance allergies as common culprit in skin conditions

26-Feb-2013 - A recent report by health advocacy group ‘Women’s Voices for the Earth’ is claiming that "secret chemicals" used in fragrances in personal care products are causing allergic reactions and sensitivity...

EU ban is the turning point for rest of the world to ban animal testing too

26-Feb-2013 - Humane Society International and Lush are calling on cosmetic industry trade associations around the world to ban animal testing in cosmetics for good.

Multi-functional products freshen the U.S. oral care market as sales approach $5bn

25-Feb-2013 - The oral care market freshened up 2012 with U.S. retail sales approaching $5 billion as consumers pay more attention to health concerns, as well as striving for whiter teeth and...

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Cosmetics firm founder Inglot dies aged 57

25-Feb-2013 - The cosmetics industry is in mourning following the announcement that Polish chemist and founder of cosmetics giant Inglot, Wojciech Inglot, has passed away aged 57.

Pangea receives PETA award for pulling out of China market

25-Feb-2013 - Many international cosmetic makers are faced with ethical questions over whether or not to be present in the China market because of animal testing requirements. Pangea Organics chose not to...

O-I partners with University of Toledo to advance glass packaging R&D

25-Feb-2013 - Glass manufacturer, Owens-Illinois has signed a three-year agreement with the University of Toledo to support research at its new R&D Innovation Center.

Skin damage caused by sunbeds ups use of anti-ageing products

22-Feb-2013 - A new study from Cancer Research UK shows that skin damage in British sunbed users is leading twice as many of these individuals to use anti-ageing products in an attempt at...

Cosmetics Design gears up for the third SkinCare Ingredients Virtual Trade Show

21-Feb-2013 - Put the date in your diaries: June 12th 2013, marks the return of the SkinCare Ingredients virtual trade show and conference and the third year running for this fast growing...

US Nail care shows promise… Mom’s the word

21-Feb-2013 - The US nail color and care market battled through the recession and is tipped to see sales reach $4 billion in 2017 thanks to the at-home trend as well as...

Gelest to launch new silicon-based sunscreen ingredient

21-Feb-2013 - Ingredients provider Gelest is launching a silicone-based line of DiEthicones for sunscreen, foundation, mascara and lip products aimed at providing greater formulation compatibility.

Market researcher finds beauty industry divided in the Americas

21-Feb-2013 - According to Euromonitor, The Americas remains a divided beauty market as mass products continue to drive growth in Latin America and prestige beauty fuels growth in the north.

Own-brand fragrance focus sees Coty and Puig end US partnership

21-Feb-2013 - Beauty behemoth Coty and Spanish fragrance firm Puig have decided to end their distribution agreement in the US after a six year partnership.

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Croda ranked UK’s most sustainable corporation

21-Feb-2013 - The 2013 ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations’ report has ranked the company as the highest placed UK-based company and at number 25 in the world.

Global cosmeceuticals market set for big growth

20-Feb-2013 - A new market report points to category leading growth for the global cosmeceutical market as advancements in ingredients technology leads to more innovative and effective products.

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Valdata software increases raw material inventory accuracy for CEI

20-Feb-2013 - Valdata Systems claims that its software has helped Cosmetics Essence Incorporated (CEI) achieve in excess of a 99 percent accuracy rate for its raw material inventory records.

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