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Weak US sales and currency translations hurt Avon results

30-Apr-2015 - Avon Products reported sales down 18% to $1.8bn for its first quarter, a figure that resulted from the double impact of currency headwinds and weak North American sales.

Global market for personal care appliances to be powered by emerging markets

30-Apr-2015 - A growing body of research is pointing to a bright future for the personal care appliances market, with the latest study from Allied Market Research showing that the hair care...

Changing the face of luxury skin care with consumer genetics

30-Apr-2015 - GeneU is offering what may be the definitive personalized skin consultation, and the biotech community is paying careful attention to how beyond-the-lab genomics are playing out in various industries.

Cosmetics packaging manufacturer Hedwin relocates plant to Delaware

30-Apr-2015 - To upgrade its manufacturing capabilities and benefit from economic development funds, the packager is moving out of Maryland.  

Analysing the motivations behind sun tanning and UV exposure

30-Apr-2015 - In Europe and the West, tanned skin can be seen as desirable and a sign of good health or wealth, and even beauty, and according to a university researcher, the...

Energizer names exec board for newly spun-off personal care business

29-Apr-2015 - Edgewell Holdings, the newly spun-off business formerly trading under the Energizer name, has had the line-up for its new executive board confirmed.

Mibelle Biochemistry finds hair loss reducer in basil extract

29-Apr-2015 - Hair loss caused by increased sensitivity of the follicles is permanent and continues as one gets older, but with the power of a basil extract, Mibelle Biochemistry believes it may...

Charlotte Tilbury continues international growth with summer launch in Canada

28-Apr-2015 - In June, Holt Renfrew department stores in Toronto and Vancouver will begin carrying the company’s makeup and skin care products as part of Charlotte Tilbury’s expansion into the North American...

Has Estée Lauder forgotten about advertising?

28-Apr-2015 - Estée Lauder was powering ahead of its competitors with breakneck speed until recently, but an analyst’s note underlines the need to spend more on promotional activities to secure a return...

From kitchen start-up to offers from Sephora in under a year

28-Apr-2015 - An organic cosmetics range that was started in the kitchen of a young entrepreneur has sealed celebrity endorsements and is being stocked in major retail chains, all within the space...

Sun Care Special Newsletter

Sun care: A crucial insight into innovation, trends and regulation

28-Apr-2015 - The sun care category is perhaps one of the most technically advanced, diverse and complex categories in the cosmetics and personal care industry.

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Innovative brands are advancing multifunction sun care

28-Apr-2015 - Cosmetics Design checked in with a couple of experts to discover how the latest products in this category are driving sales by inspiring more consumers to use sun care products...

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The lowdown on global sunscreen regulation

28-Apr-2015 - When it comes to regulation, cosmetic and personal care professionals will often cite sun care as one of the most challenging categories to gain global compliance. We spoke Carl Geffken,...

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Spotlight on Asia: UV protection doesn't 'resonate' and pigmentation concerns are king!

28-Apr-2015 - Exposure to the sun is avoided by all means in Asia. Protection is about obtaining clearer, whiter skin and treating pigmentation irregularities from as young as 15. Thus, experts say UVA...

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We need to talk about IR: Coty focuses on infrared radiation and sun protection

28-Apr-2015 - When we think of sun care and sun protection we often concern ourselves with UV exposure, but we should also be protecting ourselves against infrared radiation according to Coty, which...

Dow Corning multifunctional skin care blend gets off to an award-winning launch

28-Apr-2015 - Ingredients supplier Dow Corning launched its new Liquid Satin blend at the in-cosmetics event in Barcelona and it couldn’t have got any better having won the gold for the event’s...

Navigating the Personal Care Products Safety Act

27-Apr-2015 - The act has just been introduced and with backing from industry giants such as Revlon and L’Oreal, as well as the Personal Care Product Council, it now looks set to...

P&G focuses on natural skin care ingredients to fight pollution

27-Apr-2015 - Procter & Gamble has joined forces with botanists at Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London to find effective natural-based ingredients for its latest range of anti-pollution skin care products.

Gold Rush: skin care with nanomaterials

27-Apr-2015 - The California-based company KollagenX launched in 2008 with a focus on nanogold technology and now sees demand for its skin care products expanding beyond wholesale to include retail consumers.  

Inter Parfums sales slump on currency translations

24-Apr-2015 - Inter Parfums has become the latest in an increasingly long list of cosmetic players that have been hard hit by the continued buoyancy of the US dollar against international currencies.

Strong dollar leaves shortfall in P&G revenues

23-Apr-2015 - Procter & Gamble posted its fifth successive quarter of falling revenues, after its third quarter results were heavily impacted by currency translations.

Adjusting the melting point of cocoa butter

23-Apr-2015 - Researchers at Penn State University identified the gene that determines the temperature at which the cosmetic ingredient melts.

Research shows magnolia scent has unique sex appeal

23-Apr-2015 - Magnolia scent could become the next hot fragrance ingredient after research underscored the fact that it is a unique pheromone receptor – a much sought after quality in this competitive category.

Kosé develops range to meet needs of India's women

23-Apr-2015 - Japanese cosmetics firm, Kosé has invested in India's markets with a skin care brand it developed to better cater to the women of the country.

New TRESemmé hairspray packaging stands tall

22-Apr-2015 - The Unilever brand in partnership with Crown Aerosol Packaging of North America launched a line of new hairsprays in cans sensibly designed to catch the attention of consumers.

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