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FDA warning for over the counter acne treatments

30-Jun-2014 - The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against over the counter acne treatments, noting that severe allergic reactions can result from the usage of certain acne products,...

Gearing up for the fourth edition of the Makeup New York event

30-Jun-2014 - Makeup New York will open its doors for the fourth consecutive year, promising once again to be bigger than ever, thanks to more exhibitors and an expanded conference program.

Sephora ups its game in US JC Penney

30-Jun-2014 - Sephora continues its worldwide expansion with the opening of 13 outlets at JC Penney stores across the US this month.

Biomimetics present beauty brands with a great opportunity

27-Jun-2014 - The opportunities in product development that biomimetics offer are exciting, but beauty brands also have to know how to talk to their customers about how these ingredients are helping to...

Elizabeth Arden exec board approves restructuring plan

26-Jun-2014 - Elizabeth Arden has announced a significant restructuring plan in a regulatory filing yesterday, that aims to reduce the size and cost of the company’s overhead structure.

Inolex wins Frost & Sullivan award for natural emulsifier

26-Jun-2014 - Chemicals company Inolex has been awarded the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Global Personal Care Product Innovation Leadership Award for its emulsifier, Emulsense, as the demand for ‘natural’ products continues.

Natural shift as consumers opt for sensitive skin care

26-Jun-2014 - It is the common belief that most of us have sensitive skin, and now, according to Mintel's Global New Products Database (GNPD), ‘ultra-gentle’ face care products are the most sought...

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Talks with the top: Loïc Armand details his positive cosmetics outlook

26-Jun-2014 - As Cosmetics Europe announced that President of L’Oréal France, Loïc Armand, will take the reins as its President for the 2014 -2016 term, was given an exclusive interview with...

FDA dedicates section of website to paraben safety

25-Jun-2014 - In an effort to answer whether there are safety concerns related to parabens in cosmetics, the FDA has set up a section on its website to address pressing questions from consumers. ...

Arthritis drug helps alopecia sufferer regrow hair

25-Jun-2014 - A team of researchers from Yale University have managed to regrow hair in a man suffering from alopecia, by administering a drug normally used to treat arthritis.

Joint venture for cellulose filaments could lead to more sustainable cosmetic ingredients

25-Jun-2014 - Performance BioFilaments, a leading provider of cellulose filaments used in rheology modifiers, has formed a joint venture that will ultimately target the development of more sustainable ingredients.

A roundup of the latest methods in preserving cosmetics packaging

25-Jun-2014 - Flexible plastic packaging is gradually taking the place of traditional glassware in cosmetics. However; in some aspects the performance isn't as flexible. Here’s a look at some of the best...

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EU-US trade talks look positive, and cosmetics is on the agenda

25-Jun-2014 - The European Commission will host a sixth round of EU-US trade talks next month on a new trade and investment deal, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or...

Asia in Focus

Removing make-up no longer boring as innovation booms in cleansing formulations

24-Jun-2014 - This month we are highlighting the opportunities for brands in the skin care cleansing arena. Here, our expert, Florence Bernardin reveals Japan to be the most lucrative market due to...

Avon cuts 600 more jobs in North America as turnaround attempt continues

24-Jun-2014 - Avon continues its company restructuring by announcing that it will axe another 600 jobs as it looks to cut costs.

L’Oreal’s relocation of research center confirms US rise of ethnic beauty

24-Jun-2014 - L’Oreal USA is set to relocate its Chicago-based institute for research into ethnic hair and skin to the company’s ‘innovation hub’ in New Jersey, in a move which confirms the...

Sephora increases beauty supplements range as cosmeceutical segment strengthens

24-Jun-2014 - The latest market research confirms the cosmeceuticals segment is continuing with robust growth, and Sephora is one retailer responding, recently launching a new range of beauty supplements alongside its more...

Study shows that using sunscreens on kids prevents melanoma in adulthood

23-Jun-2014 - Researchers at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute have published research showing in a natural animal model that the malignant melanoma in adulthood is ‘dramatically reduced’ by using sunscreen in childhood.

Valeant goes for hostile Allergan bid by trying to win over shareholders

23-Jun-2014 - In an attempt to try and establish a controlling stake in Botox-maker Allergan, Valeant Pharmaceuticals has offered shareholders a combination of cash and Valeant shares.

Will pulling out of the US help to recover Avon’s performance?

23-Jun-2014 - Following a dismal couple of years for cosmetic giant Avon, could a move like withdrawing from the US market help to recover declining sales?

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“Eliminating microbeads does not compromise cosmetics quality”

20-Jun-2014 - Bulldog Skincare founder Simon Duffy says that removing plastic microbeads from cosmetics products and soaps will not compromise performance and calls for more interest to encourage more brands to follow...

Guest article

The Future of Beauty Innovation: Top 10 Concepts

19-Jun-2014 - Predicting the future is often pure guesswork. Should we look at the past to guess what happens next? Or is what’s happening around us a better predictor for future trends?...

Estée Lauder winning out in emerging markets; turning now to male grooming

19-Jun-2014 - Estée Lauder has been highlighted as one major international brand which has made particularly strong headway in the emerging markets, and is reportedly now looking to further strengthen its sales...

PASS urging industry to support the Sunscreen Innovation Act

19-Jun-2014 - The Public Access to SunScreens (PASS) Coalition, representing the sunscreen ingredients companies is urging industry to support the Sunscreen Innovation Act as it presses for passage of legislation now under consideration in...

L’Oréal acquires fast-growing US color cosmetics brand NYX

19-Jun-2014 - L’Oréal has announced the acquisition of US color cosmetics player NYX Cosmetics in a move that will see it take on one of the fastest growing players in this highly...

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