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The power of perfume – Study shows it increases attractiveness!

30-May-2014 - New research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center, funded by Unilever, reveals that women’s faces are rated as more attractive in the presence of pleasant smell, suggesting perfume can change...

Elizabeth Arden signs exclusive agreement to develop fragrances with Wildfox

29-May-2014 - Elizabeth Arden has bolstered its fragrance business by signing an exclusive agreement with Wildfox Couture to develop and market its own line of fragrance products, and build on the brand’s...

L’Oreal turns to in-image ad technology to target hair color line to consumers

29-May-2014 - Beauty giant L’Oreal has become the first brand to use a technology that places ads on publisher sites based on the hair color of women in photos.

IFF prepares new leadership strategy

29-May-2014 - Fragrance firm IFF is devising a new leadership strategy as Doug Tough steps down as CEO in September this year and Andreas Fibig, Senior Bayer Executive and IFF Board Member,...

Symrise partners with GNF and UEBT in bid to reach biodiversity goals

29-May-2014 - Biodiversity has been a topic well placed in the minds of the cosmetics and ingredients companies for a while now, and in honour of the International Day of Biological Diversity,...

US cosmetics chemicals market tipped to take-off

28-May-2014 - The growing demand for active ingredients focused on multifunctional and men’s grooming products, along with old favorites such as anti-aging, is tipped to boost the cosmetics chemicals market in the...

Seven reveals fragrance trends for spring/summer 2015

28-May-2014 - According to the fragrance specialists, cool mint, the re-appearance of fresh tea notes, and fruity rhubarb are set to influence spring/summer fragrance formulations in 2015.

Nestlé's sweet tooth for skin care seals $1.4 billion deal with Valeant

28-May-2014 - Swiss food giant Nestlé has extended its investment in skin care by buying the rights to several of Valeant Pharmaceuticals dermatology products for $1.4 billion (€1027).

Brand brings ‘beauty pub’ Benefit to women for World Cup

28-May-2014 - The FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer is getting people all around the world excited, and cosmetics brand Benefit is looking to score a few goals of its own...

Search over: Google hires L’Oréal marketing guru

28-May-2014 - Search engine giant Google has turned to the marketing success of beauty behemoth L’Oréal in its search for the top marketing talent, announcing the arrival of Marc Speichert.

How I Got To The Top

How I Got To The Top: Marc Rosen, fragrance packaging designer

27-May-2014 - Marc Rosen’s career trajectory has been remarkable. Not only has he made a name for himself as one of the world’s leading fragrance packaging designers, he has also managed to...

Unilever’s eco deodorant wins top DuPont Packaging Awards prize

27-May-2014 - A compressed deodorant design from Unilever scooped the top prize at the recent DuPont Packaging Awards, in a competition that was dominated by other categories.

Croda focuses in on pea extract for new hair care ingredient

27-May-2014 - Cosmetic and personal care ingredient giant Croda has unveiled two new hair care ingredient that have been developed on the back of a common variety of the pea.

Cosmetic formula-centric app navigates complex regulatory requirements

27-May-2014 - Dassault Systèmes’, a specialist in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management solutions has developed the 'ENOVIA' app for cosmetic formula-centric companies to navigate complex regulatory requirements and manage and leverage formulas...

Mexican company looks to build on nanotech TiO2 sunscreen technology

22-May-2014 - Mexican firm Nanomateriales has developed a cosmetic sunscreen based on titanium dioxide nanoparticles, which can reduce the effects of UVA/UVB rays, related to skin deterioration.

Luxe Pack New York director says latest event was a ‘big new step’

22-May-2014 - The Luxe Pack New York event, held for the first time at Pier 92 in Midtown West, Manhattan, proved to be the most successful ever thanks to highly polished organization...

EU launches green cosmetics ingredients project

22-May-2014 - As the natural trend continues, a European consortium has been set up with the aim of establishing and demonstrating environment-friendly production processes and novel cosmetic ingredients with a lower environmental...

U.S. senator backs Sunscreen Innovation Act to streamline approval process

21-May-2014 - On the back of Skin Cancer Awareness month, New Hampshire’s Republican senator, Kelly Ayotte, has announced her support for the Sunscreen Innovation Act, which hopes to streamline the FDA’s approval...

Partnership bids to boost biomass-based cosmetic ingredients production

21-May-2014 - P2 Science and Desmet Ballestra SpA (DBI) have joined forces in a bid to use both companies’ technology and process to produce biomass-based flavor, fragrance and cosmetic ingredients.

Minnesota takes the lead in banning Triclosan

21-May-2014 - The state of Minnesota may have set a precedent by becoming the first in the United States to ban the anti-bacterial agent triclosan from use in a range of cosmetic...

EU puts forward hopes for increased unity in transatlantic cosmetics standards

21-May-2014 - As part of ongoing talks between the US and the EU thrashing out the details of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the European Commission has released a position...

Suppliers Day Coverage

Technology specialist develops 'industry first' viscosity measuring tool

20-May-2014 - TA Instruments, a supplier of thermal analysis, rheology, and microcalorimetry to the industry says it has developed a technology that, for the first time, consistently measures viscosity.

Free online training for cosmetics formulation launched

20-May-2014 - DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products has just launched a website, dubbed the ‘Cosmetics Science Center’, which offers on-demand video modules on cosmetic science training. 

Hair oils greasing the wheels for US scalp care growth

20-May-2014 - Dollar share for the scalp care segment is growing, say market researchers at Kline in a recent blog, with the segment now on the up following recent consumer enthusiasm for...

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