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Sunscreen experts get opportunity to voice opinion on FDA approval process

28-Aug-2014 - The US Senate is asking for the opinions of industry professionals on a draft bill that aims to streamline and shorten the FDA regulation process for sunscreen ingredients.

Friends of the Earth extends 'ToxFox' app

28-Aug-2014 - The German NGO has extended its mobile app, ToxFox to android devices after a successful launch which allows users to check cosmetics for EDCs.

US beauty sees prestige dominating the market

28-Aug-2014 - In the second quarter of 2014, primary prestige segments continued to be market drivers which is set to see further areas for opportunity in specialized markets, according to market researcher NPD....

Elizabeth Arden mulls tender offer from private equity investors

28-Aug-2014 - Troubled fragrance and luxury cosmetics player Elizabeth Arden is contemplating a tender offer from the affiliates of private equity investor Rhône Capital.

Top ten emerging beauty industry brands set for bigger things

27-Aug-2014 - With the global economy now showing clear signs of picking up merger and acquisition activity has followed suit this year, which is putting the spotlight on some of the more interesting...

Could taurine be the key to energised personal care?

27-Aug-2014 - Energised toothpaste, shampoo and skin care could be the next big thing for personal care consumers in the UK, as a new market report pinpoints consumers’ search for something new as a...

DNA profiling paving the way in personalised beauty

27-Aug-2014 - Bespoke beauty treatments based on the individual's genetic code are no longer a notion of the future. Here, Cosmetics Design looks at what biotech companies are doing to advance the segment....

Breakthrough trial for recycling based on fluorescent light of technical polymers

26-Aug-2014 - Researchers at LMU University of Munich, in Germany, have discovered a way to identify plastic for recycling through the automated recognition of polymer constituents.

Hair straightening no longer a one-size-fits-all category

26-Aug-2014 - Innovative technologies and products have revolutionised the hair straightening category and made it one of the most dynamic hair care categories, driven by demand for hair control and lifestyle changes. ...

Prabal Gurung / MAC partnership confirms benefits in beauty deals

26-Aug-2014 - Nepalese American fashion designer Prabal Gurung is the latest to team up with a cosmetics giant to boost the awareness of his brand in both the fashion and beauty field....

New research points to sunblock damaging marine life

26-Aug-2014 - New research is adding to the body of evidence that certain sunblock ingredients maybe potentially hazardous to marine life when they wash off in the sea.

Berlin Packaging acquired by private equity company

26-Aug-2014 - Berlin Packaging, which serves a wide number of sectors including cosmetics, has been sold to private equity company Oak Hill Capital Partners for $1.43bn.

Oriflame results hit by geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Russia

26-Aug-2014 - The continued political tensions in Ukraine and Russia are impacting Sweden-based Oriflame, underlined by the fact that the direct sales player's latest quarterly results show falling sales.

California bill to ban microbeads fails

25-Aug-2014 - A California state bill to ban microbeads that are used in a range of personal care products has failed to go through the state senate with a clear majority, creating...

Courts throw out Allergan’s effort to stop Valeant bid

25-Aug-2014 - Valeant is pressing on with its hostile bid for Allergan after a California district court ruled that legal proceedings by Allergan would not be given the go ahead.

Beiersdorf develops active ingredient to soothe sensitive skin

22-Aug-2014 - Beiersdorf has conducted research into skin irritation and its causes and used this information develop its new active ingredient that will be used in its Eucerin skin care range.

Pack Peek Gallery

Pack Peek: Summer round-up

22-Aug-2014 - We take a look at the announcements and highlights in the cosmetics packaging world, whether it be in masstige or prestige, fragrance, skin care, make-up, the list goes on.

MakeUp in New York to highlight innovation and vintage designs

21-Aug-2014 - A good event to mark up in the calendar for color cosmetics professionals will be MakeUp in New York, which opens its doors to the two day event in Chelsea,...

M&A a high priority for Estée Lauder

21-Aug-2014 - Estée Lauder sees merger & acquisition activity as a high priority as it looks to grow more following strong financial results.

Colgate brand suffers following triclosan concerns

21-Aug-2014 - The global rating for the Colgate-Palmolive brand has taken a hit according to the UK-based YouGov BrandIndex, which indicates its ‘buzz score’ has fallen to a 14 month low.

Beiersdorf: It’s not time for ‘innovation mania’ despite market slowdown

21-Aug-2014 - At a time when all the big players in the cosmetics and personal care space have faced a market slowdown, Beiersdorf CEO Stefan Heidenreich says that manufacturers must strategize for...

Valeant's hostile bid for Allergan hits hurdles

20-Aug-2014 - Pharmaceutical giant Valeant’s move to create a second-step merger with Botox-maker Allergan has hit hurdles, as Allergan’s CFO resigns at the same time the company is said to be seeking out an alternative...

NPD report reveals big opps in US fragrance market

20-Aug-2014 - The NPD Group’s 2014 track report has revealed that just 1% of women use only fine fragrances, which means the wide usage of scented products is a considerable opportunity for...

Slow sales of Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift fragrances hurt Elizabeth Arden

20-Aug-2014 - Elizabeth Arden’s fourth quarter results showed a 28.4% decline as some of its biggest celebrity fragrance brands failed to make the mark.

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