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Energizer personal care sales down on weak performance in North America

31-Jul-2013 - Energizer Holdings reported steady group sales for its third quarter and higher profits, but the performance was pinned back by slower sales in its mainstay personal care division.

Interactive kiosks, a colour cosmetic player's ticket to the top?

31-Jul-2013 - In an era where consumers are becoming increasingly reliant on technology, color cosmetic players like Benefit are constantly investing in new interactive ways to grab the consumers' attention. Here Cosmetics Design rounds up...

Revlon sales steady as net profits rise on cost savings

31-Jul-2013 - Color cosmetics and fragrance player Revlon has revealed steady second quarter sales, while net income was significantly boosted by an insurance pay out relating to its operations in Venezuela.

Tria clear to expand at-home beauty business with new equity financing

31-Jul-2013 - Beauty device behemoth Tria has closed $45.5 million in new equity financing that will help its to expand further in skin care, and more specifically the anti-aging sector.

Scientists urge EC to not 'ignore the science' on EDCs

31-Jul-2013 - 71 toxicologists have written to the European Commission’s chief scientific advisor Anne Glover urging her to change plans to regulate endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which are allegedly present in many...

Research finds breakthrough in barrier reef UV filters for sunscreens

30-Jul-2013 - Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO has teamed up with skincare brand Larissa Bright to create the world's first UVA/UVB sunscreen filters that mimic the natural protection corals on the Great Barrier...

Beauty packaging boosts mixed results for MWV

30-Jul-2013 - Packaging and specialty chemical giant MWV has announced group results for its second quarter that underline a mixed performance, but beauty sales help to buoy prop up poor performances in...

Sun Chemical expands pigments footprint into Latin America

30-Jul-2013 - Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has expanded its reach into the Latin American market by investing in dedicated sales teams, local warehousing and lab support throughout the region.

Expansive marine plankton project to deliver promising bioactive compounds

30-Jul-2013 - A ground breaking EU project will perform the world’s first planetary scale survey of marine plankton to discover new ingredients for the French cosmetics industry.

Topline Products “high fashion” fragrance cap for Carven Le Parfum

29-Jul-2013 - US packaging company Topline Products has teamed up with French perfume company Carven to create a stylish floral fragrance cap to raise the profile of its latest product launch.

SPF found to be key in makeup and skin care as market booms

29-Jul-2013 - According to market researcher NPD Group, demand for makeup and skincare with SPF is booming as the segment reached $1.1 billion in US prestige department stores from June 2012 to May 2013,...

Inter Parfums signs its second license agreement in a month

29-Jul-2013 - Inter Parfums has signed another license agreement, this time with Agent Provacateur Fragrances, as it bids to increase the size of its portfolio following the loss of the Burberry license.

EU notifies WTO of cosmetics Regulation guidelines

26-Jul-2013 - The EU has notified the World Trade Organization of its guidelines to help economic operators to comply with the requirements of Annex I of its cosmetics Regulation. 

Givaudan boosted by results from emerging markets

25-Jul-2013 - International fragrance, consumer products and flavor giant Givaudan reported a 5.7 percent growth in sales for the first half of 2013, with a solid performance bolstered by high growth in...

J&J not so lucky to escape Authority wrath over mouthwash ad

25-Jul-2013 - An advert for the global personal care player’s Listerine mouthwash has been ruled by the Advertising Standards Authority as inappropriate for broadcasting due to its misleading nature.

FDA warning letters focus on unintentional drug claims for cosmetics

25-Jul-2013 - A crop of FDA warning letters have been sent to a number of companies in recent weeks warning about unintentional drug claims, which according to one law expert underlines the...

Naturex takes palm oil-free demand as seriously as manufacturers

25-Jul-2013 - As more cosmetics manufacturers respond to consumer demand for palm oil-free products, ingredient suppliers also have to respond; and this is exactly what has happened at France-based Naturex with its...

Korean player Amarte Cosmetics eyes US market

24-Jul-2013 - South Korean luxury skin care specialist Amarte is targeting expansion into the US market, having signed an agreement with US PR company 5W to give its campaign a boost.

Biotech CEO accused of $5.7 million theft

24-Jul-2013 - Melbourne-based biotech firm Phosphagenics, which produces cosmetics and pharmaceuticals for international markets including the US, has accused former chief executive Esra Ogru of stealing $5.7 million from the company over...

Inter Parfums results take hit following loss of Burberry, but underlying sales growth is strong

24-Jul-2013 - International fragrance player Inter Parfums has reported a significant drop in its sales, although this was expected as it is the first quarter that Burberry sales were not included in...

Estée Lauder-backed study links skin aging with lack of sleep

24-Jul-2013 - New research carried out by scientists at the University Hospitals Medical Center and commissioned by Estée Lauder demonstrates that poor sleep quality impacts both skin function and signs of aging....

Royal birth boosts traditional British cuisine-inspired fragrances

24-Jul-2013 - With the arrival of the newest member of the royal family and summer weather kicking into full gear, afternoon tea inspired scents and fresh, outdoor summer twists are even starting...

Project launched to develop environmentally friendly bioactive molecule extraction process

23-Jul-2013 - A European research project has been launched to find more sustainable ways of extracting bioactive materials from marine organisms.

PFCs in cosmetics may lead to thyroid problems - study

23-Jul-2013 - Chemicals contained in common household products such as cosmetics, fabrics and carpets may lead to changes in thyroid function, according to a new study.

Cosmoprof North America continues to grow with 8 percent increase in attendees

23-Jul-2013 - According to organisers the 2013 edition of Cosmoprof North America was a record year for the show, with both the largest number of attendees in the event's history and the...

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