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Lifeline stem cell skin care signs distribution agreement in Mexico

30-Apr-2014 - California-based biotech firm International Stem Cell Corporation announces its subsidiary Lifeline Skin Care has signed a distribution agreement with Mexico's Grupo Venta Internacional (GVI).

Energizer to split personal care into a stand alone business

30-Apr-2014 - On the back of its second quarter results, Energizer says it will split its business into two independent publicly traded companies, one for personal care and the other for its...

Deadline extended for HBA International Package Design Award nominations

30-Apr-2014 - It is not too late to enter for the HBA International Package Design Awards (IPDA), but those entries need to be put together fast…

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Ukraine unrest likely to push back cosmetic legislation, reveals expert

30-Apr-2014 - On a recent visit to Oriflame’s R&D facility in Dublin, regulatory expert Garrett Moran sat down to discuss the aftermath of the ‘responsible person’ and how unrest in the Ukraine...

Aspen Clinical Research expands in the US after rise in cosmetic sales

29-Apr-2014 - UK-based consumer researcher, Aspen Clinical Research is moving into the East Coast after seeing an increase in opportunities based on cosmetics sales in that region, last year.

3D printing set to take cosmetics packaging to the next level

29-Apr-2014 - First there was the steam engine, then the electric motor and more recently industrial robots. Now another new technology is set to transform many areas of manufacturing– 3D printing.

Tailored products key to cracking emerging markets

29-Apr-2014 - Customers in emerging markets demand specific formulations to suit their unique hair types and skin tones, and this is key to cracking these markets.

Certified palm oil is our shared responsibility, says RSPO

29-Apr-2014 - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will gather industry and NGOs from across the UK and Europe to launch new dialogue on shared responsibility and the supply chain.

US technical barriers to trade ‘vexed’ by Asia cosmetic development

28-Apr-2014 - A report published by the US Trade Representative reveals recently adopted or proposed chemical related developments in Asia to be vexing the industry.

FDA invites public opinion on cosmetics regulation discussion

28-Apr-2014 - In a public meeting to be held next month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will seek out agenda items which reflect public and industry concerns, to be then discussed...

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Market researchers Nielsen and NPD announce quarterly US beauty report

28-Apr-2014 - Nielson and NPD, two global industry data providers, have announced they will team up to release a quarterly report on the beauty industry in the US, titled the ‘Beauty Cross...

Colgate profits hit by problems in Venezuela market

28-Apr-2014 - Colgate-Palmolive has reported a difficult quarter, with profits hit by economic troubles in Venezuela and revenues impacted by negative currency translations.

L’Oréal-Nestlé scientists: Probiotics may improve sensitive skin from within

25-Apr-2014 - Daily supplements containing the probiotic strain Lactobacillus paracasei NCC 2461 (ST11) may reduce skin sensitivity, according to results of a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical study.

Trailblazing shaving: a long-awaited return to innovation for the razor segment?

24-Apr-2014 - Gillette’s newest razor is set to ditch the segment’s traditional emphasis on cartridges (blades), and focus instead on revamping the handle, in a move which goes against some opinion that...

Jojoba supplier comes up with natural alternative to PE microbeads

24-Apr-2014 - Arizona-based Desert Whale Jojoba Company says it has come up with a biodegradable alternative to polyethylene microbeads in the form of a jojoba-based formulation.

‘Complex but low-cost’ scents needed in Latin America

24-Apr-2014 - To avoid losing consumers who are now looking to trade up to more luxury products as incomes in Brazil rise, fragrance manufacturers in the country need to begin offering ‘low-cost...

Robust Personal Care sales help stabilize Unilever’s Q1 performance

24-Apr-2014 - Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever saw a 6.3% decline in turnover in its first quarter but stabilizing sales in Europe and a robust Personal Care performance has given the company a solid...

P&G beauty and grooming fail to shine for third quarter

23-Apr-2014 - P&G has announced third quarter results in line with expectations, but the company’s grooming and beauty divisions were overshadowed by a strong performance from the fabric and home care division....

Make-up brand reformulates line to be gluten-free

23-Apr-2014 - Color cosmetics brand Vincent Longo has reformulated some of its most popular items to be gluten-free, in what has become somewhat of a trend in make-up, particularly in the US.

Kimberly-Clark results underline strength of personal care in developing markets

23-Apr-2014 - Kimberly-Clark has announced strong organic sales growth on the back of developing markets, but the bottom line is impacted significantly by currency translations and a poor performance in Europe.

Shiseido skin protection research points to new skin care technology

23-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics manufacturer Shiseido will use research efforts into Langerhans cells and a function of skin immunity to develop a new line of skin care products as a solution for maintaining...

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Consumers confused about what ‘green’ means, says Aveda

22-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics brands need to make it their mission to ensure that the word ‘green’ is used correctly and does not confuse consumers and lose its meaning, according to Estée Lauder’s...

Mintel: a gallery of nail care innovations

22-Apr-2014 - The US nail color and care market has battled through the recession and is tipped to see sales reach $4 billion in 2017. Here, Mintel rounds up some of the most innovative...

News in brief

FDA invites comment over cosmetics labeling

22-Apr-2014 - The FDA is looking for industry comment on its cosmetics labeling regulations, specifically in regard to its proposed extension of the current information collect request (ICR) in place at the...

P&G promises no deforestation in palm oil sourcing

22-Apr-2014 - Sustainability, and particularly palm oil, has been under the microscope of late, and after the Greenpeace saga at its Ohio headquarters earlier this year, Procter and Gamble has announced advancement...

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