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Colipa tests consumer exposure to cosmetics products

28-Sep-2007 - A new study, conducted under the European trade association Colipa, better approximates consumer exposure to cosmetics products.

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Weleda executives explain green challenges and plans

27-Sep-2007 - Growing concern about global warming and ecological issues is prompting consumers to seek out cosmetics that are both natural and environmentally-friendly. spoke to Weleda executives to explore the challenges...

Cosmetics packaging made from disposed milk cartons

27-Sep-2007 - Cosmetics packaging products made from plastic milk cartons found in landfills are soon to be launched onto the global market.

Coating nanoparticles to make them safe for sunscreens

27-Sep-2007 - A polymer coating may protect against possible damage that could be caused by nanoparticles used in sunscreens, a scientific study suggests.

New kid in town for children's personal care products

27-Sep-2007 - The children's personal care product market continues to grow with the launch of eleven natural and organic products for youngsters.

Hispanic brand loyalty drops with cultural integration

26-Sep-2007 - As Hispanic consumers in the United States integrate, they are less likely to remain loyal to specific brands, according to The Nielsen Company.

Environmental and labeling issues to hit sales of natural products

26-Sep-2007 - Environmental concerns and a regulatory crackdown are likely to hit sales of natural personal care products, according to Euromonitor.

Consumer awareness of nanotechnology is low, survey suggests

26-Sep-2007 - Consumer awareness of nanotechnology and its potential uses and risks is low according to a national survey conducted by the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Silicon-based powders to enhance the world of color cosmetics

26-Sep-2007 - Dow Corning has released a new range of four multifunctional cosmetics powders to help manufacturers meet the needs of the ever-demanding cosmetics consumer.

New Oriflame perfumes tap into expert endorsement trend

25-Sep-2007 - The direct sales firm Oriflame is looking to tap into the market for professionally endorsed perfumes with a new collection inspired by gemstones.

Silab uses HBA to showcase Osilift

24-Sep-2007 - Having won the HBA technology award for its Coheliss anti-aging ingredient, Silab was also using last week's show as a platform for its latest anti-aging innovation, Osilift.

Buyout of one of America's oldest companies

24-Sep-2007 - The private equity buyout of Caswell-Massey, one of America's oldest companies, suggests that there is still life in the luxury cosmetics market.

Mega Pumps debuts new dispensing systems

24-Sep-2007 - New Jersey-based Mega Pumps chose last week's HBA show as the launching pad for its latest dispensing innovations for the beauty industry - Mega Duo airless dispenser and Mega Pump...

Wal-Mart suppliers to disclose carbon emissions

24-Sep-2007 - Putting pressure on personal care firms, retail giant Wal-Mart today announced it will ask suppliers to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions incurred in the making of certain products.

Anti-irritant properties of essential oils in antiperspirants

21-Sep-2007 - Antiperspirant manufacturers should exploit the anti-irritant activity of essential oils and fragrance raw materials in their formulations, according to a new study.

HBA Show opens its doors to more visitors

20-Sep-2007 - The 15th annual HBA show opened its doors in New York City on Tuesday, with organizers estimating that visitor numbers were up 5 percent on the first day.

Teknor Color taps into trend for stand-out packaging

20-Sep-2007 - As the need to communicate with consumers through elaborate and eye-catching packaging grows all the more important, Rhode Island-based Teknor Color Company has come up with a new shimmering effect...

L'Oreal is accused of illegal selling in a French court

20-Sep-2007 - L'Oreal faces renewed accusations in the French Court of Appeal in Paris that it illegally sold luxury cosmetics in Russia and then diverted the profits through screen companies and tax...

Perfume marketing takes a raunchy turn

20-Sep-2007 - Sex and perfume have always been natural bedfellows, but in recent years sexually orientated fragrance advertising has become more explicit and pushed its way into unexpected territory.

Cross cultural survey says looking natural is key

20-Sep-2007 - The cosmetics industry needs to abandon products promising perfection and focus on enhancement as a cross cultural study reveals that the vast majority of women want to look natural.

Conair buys cosmetic travel bag specialist Allegro

19-Sep-2007 - The personal care firm Conair Corporation has announced the acquisition of cosmetic travel bag specialist Allegro.

Scientists call for further research on parabens

19-Sep-2007 - The movement of parabens across the skin barrier significantly increases with repeated applications of the chemicals, according to new research.

FDA warns P&G over marketing of a Vicks soap

19-Sep-2007 - Procter and Gamble today came into conflict with the FDA over what the agency called the "unlawful" marketing and labeling of a Vicks branded soap, which the company claims fights...

Vegan cosmetics company goes sustainable

19-Sep-2007 - A US company specialising in vegan cosmetics plans to use sustainable ingredients in its products and packaging, a move it claims to be unprecedented in the industry.

Men invest in skin care to look good at work

18-Sep-2007 - Male skin care is the fastest growing product category in the industry as men seek to get ahead at work by looking professional, a recent study has found.

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