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Time to set legal definition for ‘cruelty-free’ to avoid consumer confusion

30-Mar-2012 - University researchers have challenged law makers to set a legal definition for the term ‘cruelty-free’ in order to protect consumers, having found that many misunderstand products featuring these labels.

L’Oreal opens R&D centre for professional hair care product development

29-Mar-2012 - L’Oreal has inaugurated a global hair care research centre near Paris dedicated to the development of products designed for the hair care profession, following a €100m investment.

Beraca eyes big growth in the North America market

29-Mar-2012 - Beraca business director Filipe Sabará tells Cosmetics Design that he is expecting the company’s newly formed US subsidiary will help grow the business in the North American market at an...

Egg oil sunscreen? It’s no 'yolk'

29-Mar-2012 - Sunscreen isn’t the only area of the cosmetics industry that VAV Life Sciences has in mind for OLEOVA, an egg yolk oil that the company says can also be applied...

Time for companies to act responsibly as consumers take note

29-Mar-2012 - Given the spotlight on cosmetic companies acting responsibly, and the growing use of social media and discussion amongst consumers; never before has corporate social responsibility had such resonance.

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Social media takes center stage as in-cosmetics organizes ‘twinterview’ with entrepeneur

29-Mar-2012 - The organisers of the in-cosmetics trade show have latched onto the latest social media trend and have arranged a Twitter interview with Will King, founder and CEO of King of...

Convenience and shelf presence are driving beauty packaging sales

29-Mar-2012 - Convenience and on-shelf presence are the key drivers in the packaging industry, particularly in beauty packaging, as pumps and aerosol cans see a surge in popularity in skin, hair and...

Cosmetics regulation needs a makeover, industry urges Congress

28-Mar-2012 - Cosmetics industry representatives have urged Congress to reconsider the regulation of cosmetic and personal care products so that there is one universal standard, eliminating confusion.

Avon head of corporate responsibility opens up on sustainability

28-Mar-2012 - Cosmetics Design caught up with Susan Arnot Heaney Avon’s head of corporate responsibility to find out more about the company’s approach to reducing its carbon footprint in this, the first...

New complexion analysis system could put the dermatologist out of work…

28-Mar-2012 - Natural skin care provider MyChelle Dermaceuticals has introduced a complimentary personalized complexion analysis system to help its customers better understand their complexion without the expense of visiting a dermatologist.

Diethicones, hybrid silicone polymers, solubilize in a much wider range of organic compounds

28-Mar-2012 - Many formulas over the years have used Dimethicones but their inability to solubilize in a variety of surfactants, emollients, oils, and waxes often causes formulation challenges.

Givaudan ahead of the game as progress towards sustainability goals are announced

28-Mar-2012 - Flavours and fragrance firm Givaudan has released its sustainability report for 2011 confirming the steady progress the company is making towards its 2020 operational targets.

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Quadpack adds Apollo pump to its skin care line

28-Mar-2012 - Cosmetic packaging provider Quadpack has added a new dispenser to its line of skin care products. The Apollo oil pump has been designed to resist oil-induced swelling to prevent leakage,...

Antioxidant products a cosmetic winner according to market researcher

27-Mar-2012 - According to a recent survey carried out by US market researcher, Packaged Facts, cosmetics tagged with the word 'antioxidant' are favored by the consumer as research finds retail sales of...

Sabinsa receives patent for anti-fungal skin, hair and nail care ingredient

27-Mar-2012 - Ingredients manufacturer Sabinsa has received a US patent for its Tetrapure ingredient for use in hair, skin and nail products.

Is shaving a thing of the past? Scientists discover topical agent that prevents unwanted hair growth

27-Mar-2012 - A team of scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have made the first steps to making shaving a thing of the past having discovered a daily-use gel that can stop...

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Divine Skin's Mexican acquisition to boost revenues by 10 percent

27-Mar-2012 - Divine Skin has signed a letter of intent to acquire 100 percent of its Mexican distributor, as the company represented nearly 10 percent of the biotechnology company’s revenue in 2012.  

Grooming booming as Indian men match women for cosmetics use

27-Mar-2012 - Increasing awareness towards personal care and grooming is driving cosmetic product consumption by male consumers in India, with reports suggesting men are willing to pay a premium price for these...

CIQ labels no longer required for imported cosmetics in China, says CIRS

26-Mar-2012 - The China Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (CIQ) has announced that cosmetic companies are no longer required to obtain a China Inspection and Quarantine label for imported cosmetics, providing those products...

US Congress to take a look at toxic chemicals in cosmetics

26-Mar-2012 - The House Energy and Commerce Committee has called the first official Congressional hearing on cosmetics safety in more than 30 years following recent debates over the levels of certain ‘toxic’...

Dow Corning expands in ASEAN/ANZ with new center focused on local innovation

26-Mar-2012 - Dow Corning has confirmed its commitment to growing its business in the ASEAN/ANZ region by opening a new Business and Technology Center (BTC) in Singapore.

Kline says consumer awareness is driving active ingredient development

23-Mar-2012 - According to market researcher Kline Group, the emergence of a more informed consumer is increasing the development of actives in the cosmetic industry, particularly in the growing anti-ageing skin care segment....

US scientists find clue to treating male baldness

22-Mar-2012 - A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered a protein that triggers hair loss by analyzing which genes are switched on when men start to go bald.

HBA calls for entries to this year’s beauty packaging awards

22-Mar-2012 - The organizers of this year’s HBA event are asking for last minute entries for International Package Design Awards (IPDA), with a fast-approaching deadline of Friday, March 23rd.

SupplySide East transforms to SupplySide MarketPlace

22-Mar-2012 - After 14 years in Secaucus, New Jersey; SupplySide MarketPlace, formerly SupplySide East, moves to a larger exhibit hall space at the Jacobs Javits Center in New York City.

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