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Scientists suggest gold nanoparticles could accelerate aging and wrinkles

30-Apr-2013 - A research team from Stony Brook University in New York have revealed research suggesting that pure gold nanoparticles used in a range of personal care products could lead to accelerated...

Beauty devices are "creating a new benchmark in facial skincare”

30-Apr-2013 - According to the latest research from ‘Diagonal Report’, the success of beauty devices have created a mega category and are transforming the skincare market, particularly in the US, China and...

Avon finances given a boost by improved profitability in first quarter

30-Apr-2013 - Avon Products’ comprehensive restructuring scheme appears to be having the intended affect as the company posts better than expected figures for its all-important first quarter.

Euromonitor warns the industry of BB labelling overuse

30-Apr-2013 - According to Irina Barbalova, Global Head of beauty and Personal Care research at Euromonitor, the industry needs to take note of the overuse of multifunctionality and BB labelling, as it...

Scientists urge UN to take action on EDCs

29-Apr-2013 - A group of scientists has urged the UN to take action on chemicals used in consumer products that may pose serious health risks, despite cosmetics repeatedly branded as safe.

Avon director resigns after just four months

29-Apr-2013 - Avon Products has confirmed that its non-executive chairman, Fred Hassan, has resigned from the board of directors, while announcing his replacement with immediate effect.

Plandai Biotechnology joins up with Phyto Nutricare to fill gap in nutricosmetics market

29-Apr-2013 - Plandai Biotechnology, a producer of highly bioavailable plant extracts, has entered into a license agreement with Phyto Nutricare, a UK company, to develop Phytofare extracts for nutricosmetic applications.

Croda launches sensory sun protection range alongside educational campaign

25-Apr-2013 - Ingredients supplier Croda has developed its range of Solaveil Sensation products with a focus on the sensory benefits, thanks to new in-house testing, and presented these findings at the in-cosmetics...

in-cosmetics 2013 : the top stories from the show

25-Apr-2013 - The in-cosmetics 2013 show closed its doors in Paris last week to become the most successful event in its 23 year history. Here we look at some of the biggest...

Should Procter & Gamble exit fragrance and color cosmetics?

24-Apr-2013 - A lack of synergy between the different categories in Procter & Gamble’s portfolio may mean divesting from color cosmetics and fragrances to improve business performance, a leading analyst claims.

Skin care still the category driving the strongest cosmetics growth

24-Apr-2013 - It is the largest segment in terms of size and value in the cosmetics and toiletries market, and skin care will continue to add significant growth in the future thanks...

P&G posts stronger quarterly results, but beauty still fails to shine

24-Apr-2013 - Procter & Gamble continued to post stronger quarterly results, with profits also bouncing back, but both beauty and grooming sales are down as the company continues to fight in order...

Induchem anti-ageing ingredient scoops top prize at in-cosmetics

24-Apr-2013 - Swizterland—based Induchem took top prize at the in-cosmetics Innovation Zone Best Ingredient award, with its newly launched anti-ageing ingredient Neodermyl.

Kline notes US personal care market as ripe for niche and key industry players

23-Apr-2013 - According to the market researcher, the US cosmetics and toiletries market continues to perform well, posting 3.4 percent growth in 2012, with sales signifying success for both key and niche industry players.

Ceresana places global HDPE market at US$70 billion in 2019

23-Apr-2013 - According to the market researcher, global plastic high-density polyethylene used in cosmetics amongst other consumer goods will see revenues rise dynamically to almost US$70 billion by 2019.

Inter Parfums posts big quarterly sales hike, ups outlook

23-Apr-2013 - Fragrance player Inter Parfums has posted a big hike in its first quarter sales on the back of a particularly strong performance in the European market, as the door is...

in-cosmetics Paris closes doors on most successful event to date

23-Apr-2013 - Reed Exhibitions says that this year’s in-cosmetics event, held in Paris last week, was the most successful in the show’s 23 year history, breaking all previous attendance records.

Nu Skin eyes further growth in Greater China through workforce expansion

22-Apr-2013 - Direct sales player Nu Skin says it is targeting further expansion in the Greater China region through the recruitment of more sales staff.

Unilever North America hits waste to landfill targets as part of sustainability efforts

22-Apr-2013 - Unilever says that its business in the United States has hit zero waste to landfill targets at all 26 of its manufacturing and non-manufacturing headquarter facilities in the region.

Kimberly-Clark results held back by European business

22-Apr-2013 - Kimberly-Clark has announced steady group sales, with gains in the North American and International business divisions negated by currency exchange rates and the restructuring of its European business.

Now it is time to put DD cream on your radar

22-Apr-2013 - The evolution of the BB cream category has been nothing short of incredible, giving way to the CC cream category. But now US-based Julep is set to launch what is...

in-cosmetics 2013, in photos

19-Apr-2013 - in-cosmetics Paris 2013 closed its door this week and became the biggest and best attended show to date. This photo gallery includes some of the highlights of the event, including...

Croda launches unusual 'Porcelain Flower' extract at in-cosmetics

18-Apr-2013 - At in-cosmetics in Paris this week the ingredient supplier launched its delicate crystalline flower extract, in a bid it says, to cater to the trend of lightening, iridescent and delicate make-up products....

Purac reveals latest clinical trials for dry skin ingredient

18-Apr-2013 - Netherlands-based Purac has published the latest clinical trial results for its dry skin ingredient Purasal NH/COS, underlining its efficacy for reducing associated dry skin conditions.

Products targeting prevention offer big opportunity in anti-aging market

18-Apr-2013 - Latest figures suggest that there is a big opportunity to increase market share in the anti-aging segment as ‘preventative’ products pick up pace.

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