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The sweet smell of… bacteria? Esters to be made from renewable sources

31-Mar-2014 - When we think of sweet smells we do not immediately think of bacteria, but scientists from the University of California, Davis are engineering bacteria to make esters to be used...

Tissue damage plasma source to open cosmetic treatments door

31-Mar-2014 - Scientists at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana say inducing biological tissue damage with an atmospheric pressure plasma source could open the door to cosmetics applications.

Kimberly-Clark holding strong whilst other FMCG players struggle with slowdown

31-Mar-2014 - Fast Moving Consumer Good companies like Kimberly-Clark, P&G, Unilever and Colgate-Palmolive have all benefited from emerging markets but now a predicted slowdown threatens to affect growth, and some are already feeling it...

in-cosmetics hosts IFSCC nanotechnology workshop

28-Mar-2014 - Before the doors open for next week’s in-cosmetics event in Hamburg, the organisers are hosting an IFSCC workshop focusing on the latest advances in the area of nanotechnology.

Vbloggers stronger than beauty brands?

27-Mar-2014 - With a recent report by marketing and advertising software company Pixability revealing that cosmetics brands are losing out in the digital marketing space to the ever-growing influence of beauty video bloggers,...

Appy with your skin care? New technology helps consumers to match products to their needs

27-Mar-2014 - Advanced cosmetic technology has seen great success of late and now there’s an app that takes the work out of matching a skincare product with that of the individual need of the consumer....

People on the move - the latest industry appointments

27-Mar-2014 - The latest executive level cosmetic industry appointments in North America include new positions at luxury cosmetics player Coty, beauty licensing company Boldface and CPL Aromas.

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RSPO: communication improvement supports sustainable palm oil development

27-Mar-2014 - An improvement in communication channels will help to deliver the message and importance of sustainable palm oil to customers and consumers; and industry is beginning to work towards this, according...

Hair care launches at in-cosmetics 2014

27-Mar-2014 - The in-cosmetics Innovation Zone will give attendees the opportunity to gain an insight on the latest hair care developments. Take a look at the ingredients set to be showcased at...

New study points to greater need for sun care in minorities

26-Mar-2014 - Latest research from the US suggests that an increased awareness of skin cancer in minorities should go hand-in-hand with greater use of sun protection.

P&G study points to consumer preference for at-home treatments

26-Mar-2014 - Presenting its latest innovation at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatologists, consumer goods multinational P&G revealed that convenience was a key factor in consumer choice of...

Tarte Cosmetics criticised after acquisition by animal testing Kosé

26-Mar-2014 - Tarte Cosmetics has traditionally marketed itself as an environmentally conscious cosmetics company that does not test on animals, a reputation that has come under scrutiny following its recent acquisition.

Skin care preview: gallery of ingredients to be launched at in-cosmetics '14

26-Mar-2014 - The in-cosmetics Innovation Zone is a unique area for attendees to catch up on all the latest products launches in one place. Here, we've rounded up some interesting skin care...

Finally! FDA holds public review on OTC plan

25-Mar-2014 - The Food and Drug Administration will hold a public hearing over the next two days to gather input on its' current process for reviewing over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.

P&G tangled up in Greenpeace felony charges

25-Mar-2014 - Following Greenpeace allegations that P&G is not doing enough to source palm oil from eco-friendly sources, nine of its' activists are now facing felony charges on taking the protest to another...

NYSCC Suppliers Day opens up for registration

25-Mar-2014 - The NYSCC Suppliers Day, one of the biggest events in the US cosmetic industry’s calendar, is set to open its doors for two days from May 13th, and registration is...

Oxea expands manufacturing footprint in the Americas

25-Mar-2014 - Germany-based Oxea has expanded its manufacturing reach in the Americas as it starts work on the construction of a new facility for the production of Propanol in Bay City, Texas.

China authorities fine Nu Skin over sales tactics

25-Mar-2014 - The China government says it will fine Nu Skin in excess of $500k for ‘illegal sales’ and ‘misleading’ consumers and will also make moves to tighten regulations governing direct sales.

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Get on the ground in Brazil, Euromonitor advises beauty brands

24-Mar-2014 - Speaking exclusively to Cosmetics Design in this second part of our special on today’s launch of their 2014 data, Euromonitor analysts tell us beauty players should start operating from within...

Copper - the anti-aging ingredient of this decade?

24-Mar-2014 - Skin care experts in the US reckon copper will be this decade’s most prominent anti-aging ingredient, providing the topical application is small to reduce the risk of toxicity....

Sun damage concern helps boost East Coast anti-aging market

24-Mar-2014 - Consumer concerns over the damage that sun exposure has on the skin is helping to boost sales of anti-aging products on the East Coast, which has seen double digit sales...

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Beiersdorf R&D head says it’s OK to appreciate external innovations

21-Mar-2014 - Traditionally cosmetics companies have adopted a ‘not invented here’ attitude, but big benefits can be gained from changing to a ‘proudly found elsewhere’ mindset and being open with external partners,...

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New Data: it’s all about the untapped ‘white space’, reveals Euromonitor

21-Mar-2014 - Here, Euromonitor analysts speak exclusively to Cosmetics Design about their latest beauty research, ahead of the official launch on Monday.

33 recalled 'toxic' hair straighteners found to still be on U.S markets

20-Mar-2014 - New research has revealed thirty-three hair-straightening products containing high levels of formaldehyde to still be on US markets, according to the Women’s Voices for the Earth.

Up to 25,000 payment records stolen at Sally Beauty

20-Mar-2014 - Sally Beauty Holdings has fallen victim to data hackers, with up to 25,000 consumer card records illegally accessed during a recent security breach.

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