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28-May-2009 - The removal of parabens by some cosmetic manufacturers is a reaction to “outrageous claims” made by the media and pressure from non-governmental organisations (NGOs), not consumer pressure, according to Dene...
28-May-2009 - ESS Technologies has developed a machine combination for packing and palletizing to help manufacturers save both time and space.
28-May-2009 - Procter & Gamble (P&G) has released earnings expectations for 2010 that failed to live up to Wall Street estimates but shares in the company remained steady.
28-May-2009 - Noveon Consumer Specialties has upgraded its website and launched themed prototype kits in an attempt to make the formulating process clearer and easier.
28-May-2009 - According to Mintel, ‘extreme ethical’ is set to be a major cosmetics trend for 2009, with many cosmetics companies seeking to become advocates for social change.
28-May-2009 - German specialty chemicals firm Cognis has posted a net loss of €33m for the first quarter following a sharp drop in turnover.
27-May-2009 - The US personal care market looks set to remain stagnant over the next two years, but is expected to pick up afterwards as the downturn wears off.
27-May-2009 - The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) and 40 other charitable organizations have delivered a letter to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) calling for the removal of ‘toxic’ ingredients from its products....
27-May-2009 - Germany-based chemical supplier Wacker has started production at its newly expanded cyclodextrin production site in Eddyville, Iowa.
27-May-2009 - Natural spherical beads combine a carrier system for active ingredients with visual impact for natural products, according to manufacturer Induchem.
27-May-2009 - The industry must change the way it thinks about waste and traditional chemistry if it wants to reduce resource use, according to a green chemistry consultant.
27-May-2009 - Symrise, Arch and Juvena picked up the prizes at this year’s BSB Innovation Awards for cosmetic ingredients and finished products.
26-May-2009 - Transparent Packaging has developed packaging which can be made to smell like the product inside.
26-May-2009 - Dow Corning, the US-based skin and hair care formulation company, has developed two patented silicone organic elastomer blends that can be used with polar organic ingredients.
26-May-2009 - Ascent Nutrition has launched a beauty supplement containing probiotics, cranberry seed oil and fish collagen peptide.
26-May-2009 - Global fragrance provider Parlux has announced a 30 percent drop in its fourth quarter sales as its international markets bear the brunt of the economic downturn.
26-May-2009 - Latest forecasts and market developments indicate that the Indian cosmetics market is set to resist the recession and continue on a high growth path.
26-May-2009 - Contrary to popular belief, organic and natural cosmetic ingredients are not necessarily more environmentally friendly.
20-May-2009 - In 30 years time will consumers be popping pills, applying creams or going under the knife in the fight for eternal youth?
20-May-2009 - Portola Packaging has appointed a new CEO and president from paperboard packaging firm Graphic Packaging International.
20-May-2009 - ISP recently announced a reorganization of its business with the aim of making its research and development operations more efficient. CosmeticsDesign.com spoke to marketing director Joël Mantelin to discuss how...
20-May-2009 - A range of new organic surfactants, emulsifiers and preservative alternatives should make life easier for organic formulators, claims manufacturer Earth Supplied Products (ESP).
20-May-2009 - Cognis has opened an affiliate in India following the successful establishment of a liaison office in the country last year.
20-May-2009 - A new report by PMR analysts has found that drugstore chains in Poland are strengthening their hold on the market, reflecting increased consumer demand for mid- priced cosmetics.
19-May-2009 - At Suppliers’ Day in New Jersey last week CosmeticsDesign.com spoke to Kris Kudrnac of K3 Corporation who explained how the industry is experiencing a “mad rush” for natural and organic...
19-May-2009 - Several new organic and natural standards have been launched over the last 18 months on both sides of the Atlantic. CosmeticsDesign.com talked to Amarjit Sahota, director of Organic Monitor, to...
19-May-2009 - Tube packaging specialist Subnil has launched its fastest tube filler to date with a capacity to produce up to 300 tubes a minute.
19-May-2009 - Coty is closing two manufacturing plants in North Carolina to protect its profits against the financial fallout from the recession.
19-May-2009 - Chicago based specialty chemistry company, HallStar, has launched a series of online webinars to ‘educate’ formulators on how to integrate new chemical technologies into plasticizer and personal care products.
18-May-2009 - Leading names in the natural and organic cosmetics market gathered in New York earlier this month for the Natural Beauty Summit.
18-May-2009 - Michael McGuffin, President of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), has lent his support to the CACC recommendation that the National Organic Program (NOP) should be amended to explicitly include...
18-May-2009 - Cosmoprof Asia, a cosmetics exhibition focused on the Asia-Pacific markets, is predicting a positive turnout for its 2009 event, having received a high number of confirmations for its 14th Edition.
18-May-2009 - Corporate bargain hunters are looking for good buys in cosmetics and healthcare as the economic downturn throws up a range of acquisition opportunities.
15-May-2009 - Fragrance house Arylessence, has launched a broader selection of 100 per cent certified organic fragrances, which builds upon their existing collection.
15-May-2009 - Bosch Packaging Technology has developed new cartoning machine, which it claims to be faster, more adaptable and with improved security features than its previous CUT 120 model.
14-May-2009 - Organic alternatives to certain synthetic ingredients have been elusive. Peter Boncelet from Earth Supplied Products explains why organic cosmetics have yet to fully live up to the marketing hype but...
14-May-2009 - Specialty chemicals player Hallstar has launched a new photostabilizer at the Suppliers’ Day show in New Jersey to help sunscreen formulators combine two important active ingredients.
14-May-2009 - Helen of Troy has suffered an $88m fourth quarter loss after incurring a $99.5m impairment charge related to loss of goodwill and intangible assets.
14-May-2009 - Entrance is now open for the International Package Design Awards (IPDA), which showcases the best cosmetics packaging from around the world.
14-May-2009 - The two day event closed its doors at the Raritan Center, New Jersey yesterday, having sold all its exhibition space and attracting a solid attendance.
14-May-2009 - Online auction site Ebay has achieved an important victory against cosmetics brand L’Oreal over the sale of counterfeit perfumes.
13-May-2009 - Chemicals giant Eastman is using Suppliers’ Day to promote its emollient esters platform for leave-on skin care products.
13-May-2009 - Oil-seed specialist Botaneco has launched an almond version of its oleosome product at this year’s Suppliers’ Day in New Jersey.
13-May-2009 - Functionalab, a nutricosmetics start-up company, has developed a new strategy for marketing beauty supplements that puts the accent on education and consultation.
13-May-2009 - The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has snared some of the biggest cosmetics names in regulatory traps because of their advertising claims. CosmeticsDesign.com spoke to Chris Gummer from...
13-May-2009 - Foundation sales have leapt up over the past year prompting industry commentators to embrace foundation instead of lipstick as the ultimate recession beater.
13-May-2009 - Online video broadcaster YouTube has been used to launch a new make-up line from Lauren Luke, a 27 year old mother of one, turned internet sensation, from South Shields, UK.
12-May-2009 - Nature-identical fragrances are a way to capture the fragrances from nature in an environmentally sustainable way, claims IFF.
12-May-2009 - Australian consumer watchdog Choice claims that the Australian standards and advertising boards are not doing enough to regulate cosmetics advertisements, which often dazzle the consumer with scientific language and unsubstantiated...
12-May-2009 - Researchers have created the first genetic blueprint of oil palms, an important step in improving the productivity and sustainability of oil palm production.
12-May-2009 - Scienceuticals has built a new R&D, testing and manufacturing facility in Nevada to double its production capacity and extend its research capability.
12-May-2009 - Swedish company AAK says it has confirmed the moisturising power of shea butter, which is often claimed but has never been tested.
12-May-2009 - Rexam is restructuring its plastic packaging operations following “sustained weakness” in personal care and closures this year.
11-May-2009 - Cosmetics companies looking for something to blame for poor financial results are turning to the ever so convenient excuse of destocking.
11-May-2009 - Elizabeth Arden has posted gloomy guidance for the financial year after weakness in travel retail and unfavorable exchange rate fluctuations hit third quarter results.
11-May-2009 - Organic cosmetics company Aveda claims to be the first beauty company to earn ‘cradle to cradle’ certification.
11-May-2009 - IFRA has appointed a new international testing laboratory, Eurofins Scientific, to carry out third party independent analysis for the IFRA compliance program.
07-May-2009 - Daily supplements of a hydrolysed collagen may improve skin hydration by 28 per cent, and reduce the wrinkles by 30 per cent, say two new studies from Rousselot.
07-May-2009 - A slowdown in travel created by the swine flu outbreak, compounded by already weak travel retail sales is likely to hit Elizabeth Arden results, an analyst says.
07-May-2009 - Symrise is closing a production facility in Spain as part of restructuring plans which aim to improve the company’s bottom line.
07-May-2009 - Eco-friendly packaging, added-value and food-based ingredients are likely to be key factors permeating the fragrance segment, a new report says.
07-May-2009 - Unilever has reported better than expected first quarter sales figures but the company admitted that some switching to private label goods had affected turnover.
07-May-2009 - According to Professor Tilman Butz who led the NANODERM project, the answer to is no, not in healthy human skin. The project looked at the dermal penetration of titanium dioxide...
07-May-2009 - L’Oreal reported flat first quarter sales but differences between divisions were marked with luxury and professional product sales being the hardest hit.
06-May-2009 - The US FDA has changed the labelling requirements for botulinum toxin products and has issued guidelines to health care professionals who administer the injections.
06-May-2009 - The ban on animal testing for cosmetics ingredients introduced in Europe earlier this year has highlighted a lack of alternative testing methods. CosmeticsDesign spoke to Professor Zee Upton, from the...
06-May-2009 - Diamond Packaging has turned to wind power, weight loss and recyclable materials to create a greener package for Highland Lilac Perfume.
06-May-2009 - NYSCC Supplier’s Day, one of the leading events dedicated to North American cosmetic and personal care formulators will kick off its two day show in Edison, New Jersey on May...
06-May-2009 - Naturex steps up its focus on cosmetics with the release of the first three ingredients in its NatBeauty range.
06-May-2009 - Ellagic acid derived from berries has been shown to be an effective anti-wrinkle treatment, a study by scientists in at Hallym University in South Korea has suggested.
05-May-2009 - A Proctor & Gamble (P&G) factory in Puerto Rico that manufactures Olay skin care products has failed to meet federal operating standards, according to the FDA.
05-May-2009 - Weak domestic sales and a stronger US dollar have dragged down Avon’s first quarter results.
05-May-2009 - Financial markets responded positively to Estee Lauder results, which beat expectations as Asian markets and premium cosmetics showed their mettle.
05-May-2009 - US Senator Kristen Gillibrand has introduced a new bill calling for tighter controls and regulations on the ingredients that go into baby care products.
05-May-2009 - Beiersdorf first quarter results were hit by poor sales in its Western European and US markets, which the company blamed on retailer de-stocking.
05-May-2009 - BASF has announced plans to cut about 2,000 jobs by the end of the year after first quarter sales fell sharply.
04-May-2009 - In today’s competitive marketplace, proving a product’s efficacy is an important way for manufacturers to set themselves apart from rivals, and double-blind placebo-controlled trials is one of the best ways...
04-May-2009 - Mineral cosmetics maker Bare Escentuals reported an 11 per cent dip in first quarter sales and a 35 percent fall in net profits – but results were better than expected.
04-May-2009 - Cosmetics giant Estee Lauder says its third quarter was hit by rising costs from its restructuring plans as well as a 10 percent fall in sales.
04-May-2009 - Health Canada has published an information sheet to clear up regulatory confusion surrounding cosmetics with small, ornamental, non-existent or odd packaging.
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