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Revlon stagnates but looks to new launches and ad spend to drive future growth

30-Apr-2012 - Cosmetics company Revlon will look to new product launches later this year and will build upon its strong brands having tackled financial difficulties in the first quarter of 2012.

Consistent regulation of nanotechnology is important in sun care

30-Apr-2012 - Sun care was the key theme at the in-cosmetics show in Barcelona this year, and Cosmetics Design caught up with Croda research manager Dr Ian Tooley to quiz him on...

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L’Oreal USA launches Digital Matters campaign for women

30-Apr-2012 - L'Oreal USA has announced its Women in Digital Program to celebrate and nurture women working in technical and digital roles, in the hopes of further addressing the needs of the...

Canfield designs 'Reveal imager' to generate more business for skin care specialists

30-Apr-2012 - Canfield has added another high-tech facial imaging system to its line of digital imaging products that it says will help skin care professionals to diagnose a higher level of treatment,...

SkinCare Ingredients 2012 VTS: Put the date in your diary!

27-Apr-2012 - Cosmetics Design is readying its second SkinCare Ingredients virtual trade show, to be held on June 13, a date all skin care professionals should now have firmly marked in their diaries.

Organic Monitor: 'Natural is down to interpretation; certifying products will stop confusion'

26-Apr-2012 - caught up with Organic Monitor's Judi Beerling at the in-cosmetics event in Barcelona last week to find out just how many companies are living up to natural and organic marketing claims. ...

MWV wins lawsuit over fragrance dip tube infringement claims

26-Apr-2012 - It appears the dip tube packaging palaver is over as MeadWestVaco has won its lawsuit against competitors Rexam America and Valois of America over key patent infringement claims.

Deodorant market to grow due to innovation and rise in personal hygiene awareness

26-Apr-2012 - The global market for deodorants is projected to reach $13.8bn by 2017 thanks to the introduction of new and technologically advanced products for mature markets in the US and Europe.

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Luxe Pack New York registration call

26-Apr-2012 - Luxe Pack New York event registration is now open for industry professionals wanting to attend the North America's leading event for the luxury packaging segment.

All you need is Dove – skin & hair care brand aids strong start to year for Unilever

26-Apr-2012 - A combination of its recent acquisitions, a strong personal care push and the continued performance of the Dove brand has given Unilever a strong start to the year, as it...

Dow Personal Care launches new family of sustainable surfactants

26-Apr-2012 - Cosmetics Design caught up with Lionel Genix, marketing manager for Dow Personal Care, at last week's in-cosmetics event in Barcelona to find out about the launch of a new family of...

JaneClare points out challenges of formulating with natural ingredients

25-Apr-2012 - Natural cosmetics brand Laboratory JaneClare spoke to Cosmetics Design in an exclusive interview that highlights aspects of formulation such as costs and hygiene as being the key challenges.

New hair removal system is bringing BrazilianBack to the male grooming sector

25-Apr-2012 - Cincinnati-based company, Dermovation has developed a do-it-yourself back hair removal product specifically for men that is said to be more convenient, efficient and lasts longer than other hair removal systems.

Asia and Latin America aiding personal care packaging growth

25-Apr-2012 - The personal care packaging market will reach a value of $40.99bn in 2012 thanks to the growing potential of the Asian and Latin American markets, according to a new market report.

Cosmetics Europe Exclusive Report

Nano is important for the future but there’s still work to be done

25-Apr-2012 - In the latest instalment of Cosmetics Design’s exclusive report from the Brussels headquarters of Cosmetics Europe, the personal care association told us that whilst nanotechnology is important in the industry’s...

Mulberry root extract developed to help with eyelash growth

25-Apr-2012 - A formulation featuring mulberry root extract to promote eyelash growth has been developed by Japanese based company Fuji-Sangyo. This comes as one of many hair growth tonics the company unveiled...

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Fitch says Avon rating may be cut if Coty acquisition goes ahead

24-Apr-2012 - Fitch Ratings stated on Monday that if the $10bn acquisition of Avon went ahead by fragrance player Coty, it would likely have a destabilizing effect on its credit rating.

FDA draft guidance urges manufacturers to substantiate product safety

24-Apr-2012 - The US Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidelines on the safety of nanomaterials in cosmetic products, urging manufacturers to meet with it before incorporating the ingredients into formulations,...

LycoRed overcomes vitamin B ‘challenge’ to develop odorless microencapsulates

24-Apr-2012 - Israel-based company LycoRed has overcome the challenge of creating an odorless vitamin B microencapsulate with its latest nutricosmetic product designed to help maintain the vitality of hair and nails. 

Breast cancer link to heavy metal found in cosmetics

24-Apr-2012 - Scientists at the Dominican University of California say research they have been carrying out links breast cancer to increased cancer cell activity following exposure to low levels of cadmium....

BASF taps into consumer need to differentiate with new hair care ingredients

24-Apr-2012 - Consumers want to differentiate from one another by using specific hair care products with needs ranging from protecting and repairing hair, to strengthening and straightening hair, according to chemical company...

Natura details challenges concerning its social and environmental objectives

23-Apr-2012 - In the second of a two part series, the director of sustainability at Brazil-based direct cosmetics player Natura, Denise Alves, goes into more detail about its commitment to social and...

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Awareness campaign launched to educate Americans about sun damage

23-Apr-2012 - The American Academy of Dermatology and LEO Pharma have joined forces to launch a Listen To Your Skin campaign to educate Americans about the prevalence of sun damage and the...

Council supports ground-breaking laws to modernize cosmetics safety standards

23-Apr-2012 - The Personal Care Products Council has called for support for ground-breaking legislation to be put in place that will modernizer the safety rules for cosmetics products.

China now the largest internet beauty market in the world

23-Apr-2012 - With record numbers of China consumers taking to the internet to make purchases, online beauty purchases have grown by a record 200 percent since 2006 to become the largest market...

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