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Study suggests general hair conditioner just as effective to get rid of lice

28-Feb-2014 - A new study claims that ordinary hair conditioner is just as effective at getting rid of hair lice as specialist nit-removal.

As Shiseido refocuses on Asia, L’Oréal snaps up brands

27-Feb-2014 - In a mutually beneficial agreement, Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido has announced the sale of two of its luxury beauty brands, Carita and Decléor, to French beauty brand L’Oréal....

Green concerns gathering momentum for industry

27-Feb-2014 - Whether green is always best for the consumer and the environment will form the focus of this year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, confirming the rising profile of green concerns within the...

ICMAD to hold cosmetics innovator and designer awards

27-Feb-2014 - Cosmetic industry association ICMAD is looking for entries for its Cosmetic Innovator of the Year, and is also readying for its Younger Designer Event, which will be held in Santa...

Synqera analysts reveal US consumer beauty habits

27-Feb-2014 - Marketing tech firm Synqera has reported only 14% of US consumers to be interested in coupons for cosmetics, a sharp comparison to 67% of shoppers preferred them for the likes of groceries.

Cheap French beauty: low cost specialists driving sales

27-Feb-2014 - Low cost cosmetics are set to emerge as a growing sector in France despite the five year forecast predicting stagnant sales for overall beauty, according to market researcher Euromonitor.

FDA under pressure to review sunscreen ingredients

26-Feb-2014 - The Administration is feeling the heat from the (PASS) Coalition, who is urging it to allow Americans to have access to the latest safe and effective sunscreen products available.

Revlon reshuffle continues as COO steps down

26-Feb-2014 - Revlon’s management reshuffle continues as Chris Elshaw has left his post as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer to pursue other interests.

Scalp micro-pigmentation to help with hair loss

26-Feb-2014 - A 'Scalp Micro-Pigmentation' treatment is the latest weapon against hair loss, offering sufferers the option of less invasive and perhaps even a faster process of concealing areas of balding or thinning....

Nestlé’s sweet tooth for skin care sees Skin Health subsidiary announced

26-Feb-2014 - Food giant Nestlé has something of a sweet tooth for skin care it appears, having acquired full ownership of the Galderma brand from L’Oréal and announces its skin health focus....

Coty faces class action for alleged IPO malpractice

25-Feb-2014 - New York law firm Pomerantz has filed a class action against Coty, alleging that the beauty giant misled investors when it went public last year.

EPA expands safer fragrance ingredient list

25-Feb-2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added 50 chemicals, including 40 used in fragrances, to its Safer Chemical Ingredient List (SCIL).

Bonamour grows its export markets in Asia with addition of Malaysia

25-Feb-2014 - Texas-based anti-aging skin care player Bonamour has expanded its focus on the Asia Pacific market with certification of export registration in Malaysia.

A picture’s worth 1000 words… Instagram boasts beauty brand opportunity

25-Feb-2014 - Social media photo sharing platform Instagram is opening up a big opportunity for beauty brands to utilize user generated content and grow eCommerce channels.

Avon still hopeful in Asia

25-Feb-2014 - Avon has announced a shake-up of its Thailand approach, suggesting the beauty giant is seeking new avenues for boosting sales in Asia after its recent exit from South Korea and Vietnam....

News in brief

Coty and Avon team up in Brazil

24-Feb-2014 - Beauty giants Avon and Coty have announced their intention to collaborate in Brazil, hoping to mutually strengthen their positions in the significant emerging market.

Tributes pour in following death of Horst Rechelbacher

24-Feb-2014 - The cosmetics world is mourning the loss of one if its most passionate and innovative figures, after the passing of Horst Rechelbacher from pancreatic cancer.

Challenging quarter but Coty determined to dig its nails in and come out on top

24-Feb-2014 - Beauty firm Coty struggled in its second quarter as net revenues were down, as the U.S. in particular slowed down; but there is still hope for the company, particularly in...

SCC Midwest prepares for 2014 edition of Teamworks

24-Feb-2014 - The 2014 edition of Teamworks, the bi-annual trade show for the personal and home care industries in mid-America, is taking place on April 9 in Chicago, Illinois.

The beauty world is changing… Adapt or lose out

21-Feb-2014 - In the midst of mixed results in different markets for a number of the cosmetics industry’s biggest players, the message is that manufacturers must adapt their products in order to...

Sneak peek: Induchem introduces its hair growth galvanizer

20-Feb-2014 - Ahead of the upcoming in-cosmetics event, Induchem has given Cosmetics Design a preview of its Redensyl hair growth activating molecule which will be unveiled at the show.

Schwan gets go ahead on U.S. headquarters

20-Feb-2014 - German manufacturer Schwan Cosmetics has been given the go ahead to open its US. headquarters and a production facility in Murfreesboro.

Could tanning be an addiction? Research looks into tanning dependence

20-Feb-2014 - For many people the desire to be bronzed and exhibit a ‘healthy glow’ is a normal one, but what if it might be psychological and could open us up to...

Market preference drives deodorant variety, despite dominance of aerosols

20-Feb-2014 - Despite the dominance of the aerosol format, roll-ons are sticking around thanks to variation in market demand across the globe, according to research firm Euromonitor.

News in brief

Sustainable farming method found for vegetable oil

20-Feb-2014 - A report by US botanicals company Natural Plant Products on vegetable oil cultivation has proposed a sustainable method of production for the key cosmetics ingredient.

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