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Is cactus from Mexico the next big personal care ingredient?

29-Feb-2016 - International beauty rituals inspire consumers to use products with novel and seemingly exotic ingredients. Cactus seed oil has been gaining in popularity for years, and now Mexico is looking to...

New FDA commissioner confirmed

29-Feb-2016 - Dr. Robert Califf now leads the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration. The cardiologist-by-training is expected to focus much more on issues of food, drug,...

Adore Cosmetics’ retail footprint is growing fast

29-Feb-2016 - The organic skin care and beauty brand is set to open 5 new stores this quarter, 3 in the States and 2 beyond; and Adore claims its online business is booming as well.

Estée Lauder aims for stronger fragrance portfolio with By Kilian acquisition

26-Feb-2016 - Estée Lauder has long looked to acquisitions to strengthen its position in the cosmetics market and it will be hoping to do so in the fragrance sector with the acquisition...

IIVS targets non-animal testing solution for fragrance sensitization

25-Feb-2016 - The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) is moving ahead to develop a non-animal testing strategy for respiratory irritation and sensitization.

Carbon nanoparticles can pass through immune cell membranes, say researchers

25-Feb-2016 - Scientists working at the University of Michigan found that the tiny particles can pass in and out of immune cells, which should (according to previous scientific models) capture and remove...

PBA Beauty Pitch 2016 opens up to entries

25-Feb-2016 - Building on the immense success of last year’s Professional Beauty Association Beauty Pitch, part of the Cosmoprof Las Vegas event, the organizers have recently opened up for entries to this...

J&J loses in court, talcum powder linked to cancer

25-Feb-2016 - This week, a Missouri jury found the company liable for fraud, negligence, and conspiracy in a case brought by Jacqueline Fox and litigated by family members, following her death last...

Firmenich announces large-scale production of Ambrox using White Biotechnology

25-Feb-2016 - Swiss supplier Firmenich announces large-scale production of its Ambrox ingredient using a White Biotechnology fermentation process, coupled with proprietary green chemistry technology.

Cetaphil enters men’s skin care market

24-Feb-2016 - The up-to-date product line will help the brand reach new consumers and bodes well for the men’s category as a whole—a reliable brand like Cetaphil catering to this demographic only...

Borghese preps for brand relaunch, appoints global president

24-Feb-2016 - The cosmetics and skin care company intends to energize its product lines by focusing on direct-to-consumer platforms and global distribution, a strategy laid out by the ‘brand builder’ newly in...

P&G sells Escudo soap brand to Kimberly-Clark de Mexico

24-Feb-2016 - Procter & Gamble continues its march towards becoming a leaner and more focused business with the sale of the Escudo soap brand to Kimberly-Clark de Mexico.

Luxe Pack New York 2016 to feature new event elements

24-Feb-2016 - The 14th annual Luxe Pack New York event will open its doors May 11 – 12 at Pier 92 in New York and will again feature a number of new...

Dove takes its 'Real Beauty' marketing drive to India

24-Feb-2016 - Skin care brand Dove has enjoyed strong success over the years for its ‘Real Beauty’ marketing, and is now pushing focus on this campaign within India.

CD Buzz

The increasingly crucial role of technology in beauty

23-Feb-2016 - In this latest edition of CD Buzz we look at how technology is helping to reinvent our industry, pointing consumers into an increasingly focused direction and enhancing beauty routines to make...

per-fékt beauty gets capital investment from CDG

23-Feb-2016 - The Cosmetics Design Group (a company with no affiliation to this publication) has bought a majority stake in the successful indie brand, and going forward the two companies will essentially...

Women working in cosmetics industry treated more equally than most

23-Feb-2016 - New data from job review site shows well over half of women working in the beauty business self-report being treated equitably in regard to gender, though when it comes...

MAC makes the bold move of launching in Zambia

23-Feb-2016 - The Estée Lauder Group of Companies has taken the plunge in the Zambia market, after opening up its first ever store there.

Hypermarcas financial results buoyed by Coty beauty sale

23-Feb-2016 - Brazilian conglomerate Hypermarcas has reported that the first payment in the sale of a major slice of its business to Coty has helped boost its fourth quarter results.

Kolmar Korea skin care reports best-ever sales thanks to home shopping retail

23-Feb-2016 - A leading cosmetics and health care manufacturer in Korea, Kolmar Korea, is reportedly enjoying best-ever sales levels, thanks in large part to its strong performance on TV home shopping channels.

Lise Watier Cosmétiques acquired by Groupe Marcelle

22-Feb-2016 - In a deal announced late last week, ownership of the long-standing Québec beauty company shifts back to its home province and makes cosmetics manufacturer Group Marcelle the largest such company...

P&G boss targets leaner and more decentralized business, in first public address

22-Feb-2016 - All eyes were on David S. Taylor, as he made his first public presentation as CEO and President of Procter & Gamble since he was appointed to the position last year....

Center Ingredient Technology acquired by Takasago

22-Feb-2016 - The biotech fragrance and flavor company uses fermentation to develop natural ingredients for cosmetics and other industries. Now that knowhow is part of Takasago’s Natural Mineral Portfolio.

Making scents last – researchers find new way to encapsulate fragrance molecules

19-Feb-2016 - Scientists have developed a new way to encapsulate fragrance molecules to make a product’s scent last longer by combining bulk and microfluidic emulsification, and it could mean that the scent...

Lush cosmetics factory in talks to avoid nuisance lawsuit

18-Feb-2016 - Residents of Toronto, Ontario, have been complaining about the strong scent of a nearby Lush Cosmetics factory for years, and some believe the facility is to blame for headaches, migraines,...

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