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Lubrizol launches globally compliant rheology modifier

30-May-2013 - Lubrizol has unveiled a new rheology modifier to add to the Carbopol portfolio. Ultrez 30 Polymer features a broad pH range that is being targeted at the anti-aging segment.

P&G sues Cao group over whitestrips patent

30-May-2013 - Procter & Gamble filed a lawsuit this month in the Southern District of Ohio against CAO Group, a manufacturer and distributor of dental products over the patent of its Crest...

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NYX Cosmetics appoints new chief creative director

30-May-2013 - The color cosmetics maker has appointed Cristina Bartolucci to the position of chief creative director who will work alongside NYX's Founder Toni K. in the areas of product development and...

At-home factor drives nail care as the segment benefits from accessibility and price

30-May-2013 - The at-home beauty trend has decided to dabble in the color cosmetics segment with NPD reporting that it is boosting the nail care and polish category due to accessibility and...

British Bulldog eyes US expansion with new men’s grooming lines

29-May-2013 - UK-based natural skin care manufacturer Bulldog is looking to benefit from the growing men’s grooming trend and expand its presence in the US with the launch of three new products...

Dupont Innovation Awards gives nod to Gillette Razor packaging

29-May-2013 - Dupont’s 25th annual Innovation Awards for packaging awarded Gold to designer Placon for its Gillette Razor packaging, giving the brand one of the top prizes in the prestigious packaging competition....

Coty IPO set to raise a further $1 billion for the war chest

29-May-2013 - The fragrance and cosmetics giant has announced an Initial Public Offering that is set raise more than $1 billion, setting in place funds that could be used to spell out...

L’Oréal creates scientific advisory research & innovation board

29-May-2013 - The french firm has put together a Scientific Advisory Board composed of nine distinguished scientists from diverse disciplines and of varied nationalities, whose mission it will be to bring ideas...

Diamonds are a skin care formulator’s best friend - apparently

29-May-2013 - Despite already being thought of as a girl’s best friend, diamonds are being favoured in a new way as more skin care formulators are turning to the material for skin...

Working on sunshine! Croda manufacturing site installs solar panels

28-May-2013 - Two years after installing solar panels at its Edison HQ in New Jersey as part of its sustainability focus, Croda will do similar at its manufacturing facility in New Castle,...

Expert highlights emerging marine ingredient trends

28-May-2013 - At a recent Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York, Mike Rohlfsen, director of algae technology company Heliae, highlighted emerging marine ingredients that are set to trend in the cosmetics industry....

Safety - a little word with a big meaning for J&J

28-May-2013 - Having come under scrutiny over ingredients used in cosmetics and personal care products like many this past year, consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson has reiterated its commitment to the...

Newcastle University develops one of a kind test that predicts reaction to cosmetics

28-May-2013 - Scientists at the UK University have developed what they refer to as 'a simple lab-based skin test' which eliminates the risk of adverse reactions to cosmetics, new drugs, and household chemicals....

Anti-aging trend to give hair care boost in US and Japan

28-May-2013 - For many years we have been concerned with how we age, how to get rid of wrinkles and keep skin young; and when it comes to hair care, this is...

L’Oréal expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa another ‘good move’

24-May-2013 - When you are one of the leading cosmetics companies in the world you cannot rest on your laurels. Despite performing ahead of the market and expanding its operations to compete...

‘Wow factor’ helping to boost uptake of beauty devices for skin care

23-May-2013 - The continued rise of skin care beauty devices worldwide is being driven by the fact that consumers are feel they are getting additional efficacy to boost and work in union...

Natural demand boosts skin care market

23-May-2013 - As consumers become more concerned about personal care and the ingredients that are found in cosmetics amidst media scare stories, the natural and organic cosmetics market has seen solid growth,...

Coty expands its reach into the fast-growing Brazil market

23-May-2013 - Luxury fragrance and cosmetics player Coty has formed a joint-venture with a major cosmetics distributor in Brazil, in a bid to expand its footprint in the country.

L’Oréal announces a series of major executive appointments

23-May-2013 - L’Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon has announced a series of key executive appointments, all of which will take effect from 1st of July, this year. The appointments all include key executives...

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L’Oréal Luxe and Stella McCartney to go their separate ways

23-May-2013 - YSL Beauty, which has been part of L’Oréal Luxe for over four years, has made the mutual decision not to renew its license agreement with Stella McCartney.

Luxe Pack New York 2013

Luxe Pack New York 2013, in pictures

22-May-2013 - Luxe Pack New York 2013 was billed by the event organizers as the biggest show to date. The additional exhibition floor space providing for an extra 20 exhibitors, combined with...

Rexam purchase already paying dividends as ‘new’ Albéa offers complete solutions

22-May-2013 - The acquisition of Rexam’s Personal Care business, finalized at the start of the year, has allowed beauty packager Albéa to take on a new strategy and enhance its solutions for...

MAC takes Target back to courts over fake cosmetics

22-May-2013 - Target is back in the courts again as it, alongside Estée Lauder informs federal officials that they cannot agree on whether MAC cosmetics, at the core of their battle are,...

Five years in and biodiversity is reshaping the beauty industry, UEBT

22-May-2013 - Biodiversity is reshaping the beauty industry as consumers are more clued in and company approaches begin to change, according to the Union for Ethical BioTrade.

Market saturation and environmental concerns compromise silicones demand

22-May-2013 - Although the market for silicones in the personal and health care market continues to grow, the potential for further expansion is being held back on account of market maturity and...

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