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Avon turnaround is ‘taking longer than anticipated’

31-Jul-2014 - Avon Products admits that the company’s turnaround is taking longer than expected due to a difficult financial climate and tough markets, after announcing profits shrank in its second quarter.

How to market anti-ageing to men? In the UK less is more

31-Jul-2014 - UK men want products to be marketed simply without a lot of adjectives or hype around ‘anti-ageing’ or ‘rejuvenation’ and marketing these products should follow this message.

Revlon remains confident despite Q2 profit stall

31-Jul-2014 - Make-up manufacturer Revlon has had to battle against a struggling color cosmetics market in the US but remains positive as although profits are down, there has been a small sales...

MWV posts strong results helped by beauty packaging sales

31-Jul-2014 - Packaging and specialty chemicals provider MWV says that the strongest results came from its home, health and beauty packaging division, helping it post strong overall second quarter results.

First ever in-cosmetics Brazil event to open its doors in September

30-Jul-2014 - The in-cosmetics team is taking its event to South America for the first time when it opens the doors to its in-cosmetics Brasil event over a two day period from...

Walmart and Target team up with cosmetic suppliers to improve sustainability performance

30-Jul-2014 - In an unlikely partnership, retail rivals Walmart and Target have come together to work with cosmetic suppliers to improve sustainability performance. 

Marketing the anti-aging message in the US - For Men

30-Jul-2014 - Getting a clear distinction between products for each gender and making sure to market grooming products specifically for men is of the utmost importance in the US.

Mintel: a gallery of hair care innovations

30-Jul-2014 - According to Mintel, there are many opportunities to drive sales in the mature shampoo/conditioner market, from more beauty-enhancing/functional men's shampoos to products featuring positive and aspirational benefits for older women. ...

Researchers engineer hair color alterations using ion beam technologies

29-Jul-2014 - Researchers at the University of New Mexico (UNM) have taken a break from their normal subject focus of engineering and found a cosmetic application that can benefit from ion beam...

US gov passes bill to speed up FDA sunscreen approvals

29-Jul-2014 - The U.S. House of Representatives has finally passed a bill that will streamline the process for reviewing and approving ingredients in sunscreen products.

Organic personal care market likely to post double-digit annual growth to 2020

29-Jul-2014 - Most global regions are expected to post near double-digit annual growth in organic personal care over the next six years, a new market research report suggests.

Unilever continues to turn to personal care after difficult Q2

29-Jul-2014 - The Anglo-Dutch consumer giant will continue to look towards its personal care business after a difficult second quarter saw sales slow in emerging markets.

Is fragrance allergy partly psychosomatic?

28-Jul-2014 - Scientists in the US have been conducting research that suggests some individuals with allergic reactions to smell may be caused by what they think they smell, rather than the actual...

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EU/US trade talks: sides may struggle with banned cosmetic substances

28-Jul-2014 - At the sixth round of EU-US trade talks on a new trade and investment deal between the two continents, experts suggested that the two sides may struggle on an agreement,...

Star beauty blogger facing lawsuit

28-Jul-2014 - A dance music record label in the US is suing one of the world’s most famous beauty bloggers, Michelle Phan, alleging that she used music from their artists in her...

Scientific skin care holds vast opportunity

25-Jul-2014 - Scientific skin care holds a great opportunity for beauty manufacturers as it merges the cosmetics industry with the medical industry, and the segment is tipped for growth.

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The ‘global beauty consumer’ driving regulation alignment

24-Jul-2014 - The head of the Canadian Cosmetics, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA), Darren Praznik, has spoken of the increasing need for international regulatory alignment in the face of the rising ‘global...

Inter Parfums continues to fill the gap left by Burberry

24-Jul-2014 - Inter Parfums has posted a 22% increase in its sales of ongoing brand for the quarter ending in June, underlining its recovery from the loss of the Burberry cosmetic and...

Stand-in CEO insists that Sirona Biochem hasn’t lost its focus

24-Jul-2014 - Sirona Biochem announces it will continue to focus on the skin care market and develop new active ingredients for the cosmetics market, and will be unaffected by its change in...

Study is the first to link natural moisturizer to food allergies

24-Jul-2014 - Research conducted into natural ingredients in products targeting dry skin has demonstrated evidence of a link between the topical application and the subsequent development of food allergies.

P&G continues to make big increases in its advertising spend

23-Jul-2014 - Latest figures from research firm Kantar reveal that P&G is spending far more than other retailers on advertising in the US. 

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How the bar is being constantly raised on natural ingredients

23-Jul-2014 - New technologies and applications, greater sustainability, and more traceability are some of the key areas helping to raise the profile of natural cosmetic ingredients, according to one industry expert.

Beiersdorf opens production and R&D center in Mexico

23-Jul-2014 - Beiersdorf has opened as integrated production and research & development center in Silao, Mexico, as it looks to better serve the North and Central America markets.

Urban Decay made up with new augmented reality technology

23-Jul-2014 - Augmented reality and phone apps have been tried and tested by a number of cosmetics companies, and it appears to be paying off for Urban Decay, as its newly implemented...

Packaging segment remains the most important Italian capital goods sector

22-Jul-2014 - According to the Italian national trade association, the packaging machinery manufacturers sector confirms its status as the most important Italian capital goods sector, generating 21.8% of total turnover and 23.7% of exports.

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