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Sumitomo invests in ‘problem solving technology’ for the cosmetics industry

31-Jul-2012 - The Japanese company announced it has bought 25 percent of Biogenic, a firm specializing in cosmetic material technologies in an effort to expand into the cosmetics industry.

Revlon results bear the brunt of charges, currency translations and lower overseas sales

31-Jul-2012 - Revlon’s second quarter results struggle under the weight of charges, currency translations and falling sales in Europe and Asia, but strong results in the Americas help fend off bigger losses....

Cosmoprof North America reports big hike in visitor numbers

31-Jul-2012 - The tenth Cosmoprof North America show reported a healthy 9 percent  rise in visitors to the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas compared to last year.

Protection is key as Canadian sun care market rises

31-Jul-2012 - Solar protection is the key driver behind the fast-growing sun care market in Canada and is expected to aid further growth in the next four years, according to a new...

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BioCell publishes study demonstrating anti-aging advantages of collagen supplement

31-Jul-2012 - BioCell Technology has published the first human skin study demonstrating the efficacy of its orally ingested BioCell Collagen in improving the visible signs of skin aging.

Ricky Gervais slams cosmetics companies selling in China amidst animal testing furore

31-Jul-2012 - Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais has used his public status to criticise cosmetics companies involved in animal testing, accusing them of abandoning ethics in order to sell products in China.

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P&G shows Olympic spirit with hologram lightshow of USA hopefuls

30-Jul-2012 - In celebration of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games and wishing Team USA a great start, Procter & Gamble and its brand Gillette celebrated the Olympic Games...

Inter Parfums loses Burberry license, looks to new investments

30-Jul-2012 - Burberry and Inter Parfums have announced that after months of negotiations, the two companies will not renew their fragrance and cosmetics licensing agreement.

Economic downturn packs a punch as US beauty packaging sales take a hit

30-Jul-2012 - The economic downturn has left its mark on the US beauty and personal care packaging market as sales dropped in 2011, according to analyst Companies & Markets.

Nelson Labs expands facility to support development of cosmetic safety

30-Jul-2012 - Microbiology testing provider Nelson Laboratories has announced the opening of a new building it recently acquired adjacent to its current facilities that will support the development and production of safe...

FDA revises requirements for cosmetic pigments

30-Jul-2012 - The US Food and Drug Administration has announced it is to revise the requirements of two color additives for cosmetic products in response to a petition filed by Sun Chemical Corporation....

L’Oréal confident of outperforming market as sales growth cements strong position

27-Jul-2012 - Cosmetics giant L’Oréal is confident that it can outperform the market in 2012 having posted strong sales growth for the second quarter.

US cosmetics market to be driven by demand for naturals and anti-aging

26-Jul-2012 - The high demand for products containing natural and renewably sourced ingredients is expected to drive the US cosmetic and toiletry market along with demand for anti-aging products.

Blue Marble says scope for recycled cosmetic extracts is ‘virtually unlimited’

26-Jul-2012 - Blue Marble Biomaterials says its foray into cosmetic fragrances and extracts made from recycled materials could grow exponentially as the applications for its technology expand.

PCPC reiterates cosmetics product safety amidst phthalate-diabetes study

26-Jul-2012 - The Personal Care Products Council has waded into the phthalates debate, reiterating that cosmetics products are safe and that a recent study carried out at Brigham and Women’s hospital linking...

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New NY marketing team at La Prairie

26-Jul-2012 - Luxury Swiss beauty brand La Prairie has expanded its New York HQ with a newly formed global marketing team.

Coty announces new CEO following Bernd Beetz retirement

26-Jul-2012 - Global beauty company Coty has appointed Michele Scannavini to replace retiring CEO Bernd Beetz from the start of August.

FDA publishes report on recent cosmetics regulation meeting

25-Jul-2012 - In a recent report, the FDA has revealed that issues relating to cosmetics and cosmetic-like drug products were amongst those discussed at a recent Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR) meeting.

Cosmoprof North America 2012, in pictures...

25-Jul-2012 - We bring you all the news from the Cosmoprof North America 2012 show, in Las Vegas. This gallery of photos depicts some of the highlights of the event, which included...

Inter Parfums ups forecasts on strong Q2

25-Jul-2012 - Strong Burberry sales during its second quarter put fragrance player Inter Parfums in a strong enough position to raise guidance for the fully 2012 financial year.

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Shiseido appoints new VP

25-Jul-2012 - Shiseido Americas Corporation (SAC), the US subsidiary of Tokyo-based Shiseido has announced the appointment of Jeanette Garner as vice president of E-Commerce.

Hair care and regulation high on the agenda at in-cosmetics Asia

25-Jul-2012 - The organisers of the in-cosmetics Asia trade show have released the educational programme for the upcoming event in Bangkok, highlighting hair care and regulation as the key talking points in...

Asian cosmetics summit to tackle major ethical & ecological issues

24-Jul-2012 - According to Organic Monitor, the second Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit to be held in Hong Kong this November is to tackle some of the major ethical and...

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PCPC to hold science symposium for industry professionals

24-Jul-2012 - The Personal Care Product Council is to hold a Science Symposium on the 3rd and 4th of October in New Jersey that is to include a safety workshop which will focus...

Mobile app developments so far in 2012....

24-Jul-2012 - With Mintel forecasting a rise in products which increase the interactivity between the virtual and real world like QR codes and mobile apps, Cosmetics Design takes a look at some...

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