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Nestle will "keep options open" on L’Oreal, cosmetics company CEO has capital to buy share

29-Aug-2013 - L’Oreal's relationship with the world's leading food company may change after 2014 after Nestle's chairman said that they intend to “keep all options on the table.”

Nail polish and BB creams star performers for US color cosmetic market

29-Aug-2013 - The US color cosmetic market posted a 5 percent growth in 2012 on the back of innovative technology, developing fashion trends and immature markets for some products, according to a...

P&G reaches milestone with efforts to wipe phthalates from products

29-Aug-2013 - The personal care giant is further along in its efforts to wipe phthalates and triclosan from its products by 2014, as it confirms this week that 70 per cent of...

$6m NSF-sponsored consortium to focus on renewable chemicals

29-Aug-2013 - A National Science Foundation initiative aiming to address strategic national security priorities will place a heavy focus on the production of renewable chemicals; a key issue being addressed by the...

Chanel and Clinique show the importance of luxury beauty brand perception

29-Aug-2013 - Luxury brand perception differs in developed and emerging markets as well as in different geographical locations, so the segment’s players need to be aware of how they are viewed in...

News in brief

Megan Fox to be face of Avon’s ‘Instinct’ brand

28-Aug-2013 - Transformers star Megan Fox has been named the face of Avon’s ‘Instinct’ brand, which will be launched in Europe this autumn and the US in 2014.  

Litigation against Organix brand sends off warning signal - expert

28-Aug-2013 - A California class action lawsuit against Vogue International’s Organix brand could prove worrying for cosmetic brand holders, warns a law expert specializes in the cosmetics field.

Illegal wildfires lighting up Indonesia may be down to palm oil demand says NASA

28-Aug-2013 - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration suggests that widespread wildfires in Indonesia are not started accidentally, but are part of a ‘slash and burn’ strategy employed by palm oil companies...

Good news for US brands! Economy on the upswing, say analysts

28-Aug-2013 - According to the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) monthly 'Chemical Activity Barometer', the US economy remains on the upswing, showing a strengthening of year-over-year growth which suggests it may finally be...

Unilever Personal Care to get biomass boost with renewable chemicals

28-Aug-2013 - Consumer good giant Unilever has teamed up with the University of Liverpool to give its personal care ingredients a biomass boost with the development of the next generation of renewable...

News in brief

New website claims "toxic chemicals" in most cosmetics products

27-Aug-2013 - A coalition of environmental groups has launched a website which claims to reveal carcinogens and harmful chemicals in everyday cosmetic products.

Voice of the Industry

"Men aren't difficult to communicate with, skin care brands just haven’t done a good job at it," says expert

27-Aug-2013 - That expert is Simon Duffy, co-founder of ‘Bulldog Natural Skincare’, the fastest growing men's skin care brand in the UK, who reckons that despite recent research indicating that men are...

Innovation in sunscreen is heating up greener compound developments

27-Aug-2013 - Since the change in sunscreen regulations, research and development into creating more chemical free, organic and natural products has experienced a major influx particularly in the last few months as scientists strive to find greener...

Makeup New York opens its doors in less than a month

27-Aug-2013 - Makeup New York has been built up over the last few years to become a must attend for make-up packaging professionals in both the United States and further afield.

Victoria’s Secret parent company growth may not match ambition

27-Aug-2013 - Limited Brands, parent company of Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works, has reported solid results combined with a reduction in gross margin and slowing growth in sales in its...

Hair care gets a kick start from major focus on innovation

27-Aug-2013 - Hair care has seemed to stand in the shadows of the skin care category for years, but formulation innovation and enhanced product development is bringing it up to speed, and...

Breaking news and exclusive industry content… CosmeticsDesign has an app for that

26-Aug-2013 - Now you can keep up-to-date with all the latest news from the cosmetics industry whilst on-the-go with our new specially designed iPhone and Android application.

Sun exposure could aid psoriasis sufferers’ pain says skin Doc

26-Aug-2013 - We are constantly warned about the dangers of sun exposure and the importance of sun protection, but there are still some scenarios in which a little bit of sun, albeit...

Cosmeceutical cannabis range to be developed following skin cancer study

26-Aug-2013 - U.S. biotech company ‘X-Change’ is set to develop a line of cosmeceutical products based on synthetic cannabinoids after Japanese scientists recently found the ingredient to display potent anti-inflammatory activity and reduce skin cancer by...

Does the industry need a kick start to get green packaging in gear?

23-Aug-2013 - Although many initiatives have been introduced by cosmetics companies to reduce their carbon footprint in recent years, new research suggests packaging is an area where things are still lagging behind.

Elizabeth Arden CFO takes same position at Hain Celestial

22-Aug-2013 - Elizabeth Arden CFO Stephen Smith has made the jump to food, beverage and personal care player Hain Celestial, where he will take on the same role.

‘Tongue in cheek’ marketing - the best way to connect with the consumer?

22-Aug-2013 - As brands continue to make efforts to stay on top of evolving technology and social media platforms to connect with the consumer, innovative marketing campaigns are imperative in helping them...

Jane Cosmetics revamps brand and increases retail reach

22-Aug-2013 - Jane Cosmetics has announced a complete revamp for its color cosmetics and skin care brands, as well as forming a retail partnership with salon specialist Ulta Beauty.

Croda's e-seminar to focus on "seeing beauty through multiple lenses"

22-Aug-2013 - Global speciality chemical company Croda has announced that their new online educational seminar, to be held on September 12, will focus on the seeing beauty through different cultural and geographical lenses.

The cosmetics giant and the blogger: the new "social e-commerce experience"

22-Aug-2013 - Cosmetics giant L’Oreal and internet personality Michelle Phan have collaborated to launch a new colour cosmetics brand- sold exclusively online.

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