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New hair care launches round-up: in-cosmetics preview

29-Mar-2013 - The return of the in-cosmetics Innovation Zone will see a range of companies showcasing their latest products and exclusive show launches in one place in skin, hair, deodorants and much...

P&G’s vast category coverage may be its downfall as it falls behind BPC competitors

28-Mar-2013 - Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble could be falling behind its Beauty and Personal Care competitors due to its involvement in too many different categories, according to market researcher Euromonitor.

NuSil Technology enters into the skin care category

28-Mar-2013 - Silicone specialist NuSil Technologies has confirmed that it is entering into the skin care market with the launch of a new silicone-based ingredient brand.

Tapping into men’s grooming means encouraging product switching, research claims

28-Mar-2013 - With men increasingly using a wide range of personal care products, latest research shows that a marketing strategy that encourages existing users  to switch products may be most effective as...

Have you herd the moos? FDA re-opens comment on cow intestines in cosmetics

28-Mar-2013 - The Food and Drug Administration has reopened the public comment period on a 2005 directive allowing certain previously prohibited cattle parts to be used in cosmetics.

in-cosmetics Innovation preview: Beauty drinks focus

28-Mar-2013 - As with years gone by, in-cosmetics is pleased to announce its Innovation Zone, showcasing the latest in creative inspiration, providing an area to catch up on all the latest products...

Sephora introduction and rise of internet could make Brazil big in premium fragrance

27-Mar-2013 - With beauty retailer Sephora entering the Brazil market, and the rise of the internet giving reach to more consumers than ever before, Brazil could become a premium fragrance market for...

Valdata launches new software to cost formulations

27-Mar-2013 - Software provider to the cosmetics industry, Valdata, has launched a new recipe management program that emphasizes both costing calculations, as well as a Cloud hosted version.

New skin care line claims to be the first ever ‘rotation therapy’

27-Mar-2013 - Skin care range 7* Days of wonder is a new approach that provides a combined therapy to fight lines and wrinkles while also tackling firmness and dehydration.

Biosil targets North American active ingredients expansion

27-Mar-2013 - Fine chemicals provider Biosil Technologies is targeting expansion into the North American market after securing a distribution deal that will see its portfolio of active ingredients expanded into the Canada...

IBISWorld claims emerging markets and aspirational shoppers will boost global industry

27-Mar-2013 - Demand from emerging economies and the increase in aspirational shoppers will keep the Global Cosmetics Manufacturing industry growing throughout 2013, having helped it maintain healthy levels over the past five years.

Physician questions whether cosmetics go a claim too far?

26-Mar-2013 - A physician has hit out at the cosmetics industry for using misleading claims in their advertising of anti-aging products and has called upon the lawmakers to put additional regulations in...

Senté expands newly launched cosmeceutical line in the US

26-Mar-2013 - The San Diego-based cosmeceutical company has entered into a strategic partnership in an effort to expand its line of skin care products featuring proprietary glycoprotein technology that combats aging skin.

Luxe Pack New York expands exhibition space and conference program

26-Mar-2013 - The organizers of this year’s Luxe Pack New York are promising the biggest ever event, with expanded exhibitor space and a more comprehensive conference program.

Pack Peek: A look into the latest launches in cosmetics packaging

26-Mar-2013 - With so many packaging shows complete, and many still to take place, the year is well underway in cosmetics packaging. Here is a look at some of the latest launches...

Amway benefits through working with Chinese officials, although business is slowing

26-Mar-2013 - Michigan-based Amway has manufactured its own success story in an unlikely market, although its sales growth looks to be slowing in China as competition increases, and counterfeits become a bigger...

US bill to give FDA authority to set safety standards for cosmetics

25-Mar-2013 - Representatives of congress have introduced the 'Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act', which they propose will close major loopholes in the federal law that currently allows companies to use ingredients...

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Lucas Meyer eyes Asia Pacific and the Americas for future growth

25-Mar-2013 - Active and functional ingredients specialist Lucas Meyer is looking to acquisition and internal growth to unleash significant growth potential in both the Americas and Asia Pacific.

Hair Care/ Color brands connect to consumers with Instagram

25-Mar-2013 - Instagram is one of the fastest-growing emerging platforms, registering 10 percent month-over-month growth between December 2012 and January 2013. Here Cosmetics Design takes a look at the top 10 hair...

Laser treatment for sunspots gets FDA approval

25-Mar-2013 - A new laser treatment targeting sunspots has been given the seal of the approval by the US FDA, paving the way for further growth in the fast developing area of...

Murad makes a move for a slice of the m-Commerce pie

21-Mar-2013 - Skin care maker Murad has followed in the footsteps of many other big cosmetics players and taken to mobile commerce in a bid to better serve consumers.

Study finds luxury brands on the rise despite flagging economy

21-Mar-2013 - Despite Americans receiving conflicting messages about the state of the economy, a recent Harris Poll EquiTrend study has found various luxury brands to have made gains in brand equity over...

Staying one step ahead key to conquering deodorants market

21-Mar-2013 - The global market for deodorants is full of intense competition, with the big personal care players all jostling for position; and it appears that new product innovations and technologies are...

SCCS makes progress on cosmetics opinions

21-Mar-2013 - The European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety has opened nine opinions and one addition on four cosmetic and six hair dye ingredients for public comment.

Advertising body rules in L'Oreal's favor despite complaints from rival

20-Mar-2013 - The National Advertising Division has determined that the US subsidiary of L’Oreal has acted properly in working toward the discontinuance of certain in-store advertising, after a competing mascara maker complained...

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