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P&G chief faces up to activist investor Ackman

28-Sep-2012 - Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald has met with activist investor William Ackman, head of Pershing Square Capital Management, to be confronted with a 75-page document listing a range of...

Cosmetics ingredient market driven by emerging markets

27-Sep-2012 - The importance of emerging markets has never been greater after it was revealed that they are driving the global beauty ingredients sector.

European cosmetic regulation workshop to help US companies crack the market

27-Sep-2012 - A seminar is to be held for US companies to gain a deeper insight and understanding into the European cosmetic market in regards to its regulatory framework – with the ultimate...

Merck to pay out as Coppertone lawsuit is finally settled

27-Sep-2012 - Merck Consumer Care has finally settled a long-standing class-action suit involving its Coppertone sunscreen line, a move that is said to see the company making a payout of up to...

Expansion of Brazilian middle class drives growth in personal care chemicals

27-Sep-2012 - As the inversion of the social pyramid in Brazil continues to fuel spending power, double digit growth in demand for personal care is forecast to continue, further driving demand for...

The power of YouTube: skin care brand sponsors blogger following viral success

27-Sep-2012 - Cosmetics company Kyoku has turned to social media platform YouTube as it looks to get closer to its audience and has sponsored a beauty blogger to produce a number of...

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Nu Skin maps out plan to expand skin care business in China

27-Sep-2012 - Nu Skin has laid out a five year business development plan for mainland China to strengthen its position in the country’s skin care market by expanding its distribution model.

Scientists develop program to define stable sequences for collagen synthesis

26-Sep-2012 - Researchers in Texas have developed a program that details stable forms of collagen proteins for synthesis in the lab; with the ability to synthesize custom collagen possibly leading to better...

Could what’s already present in the skin be the newest tool in anti-acne therapy?

26-Sep-2012 - Scientists at UCLA and the University of Pittsburgh have discovered a harmless virus on the skin they say could be a promising new tool against acne, as it can naturally...

Skin care formulation innovation round-up

26-Sep-2012 - Formulation innovation continues to be one of the biggest market drivers, which has been underlined by recently announced research collaboration for peptides, a new hydration technology and a botanical targeting...

L’Oréal Russia opens professional training academy to meet consumer needs

26-Sep-2012 - Cosmetics titan L’Oréal is turning its attention to satisfying the need of its local consumers in Russia by setting up an academy in Moscow to train more than 20,000 beauty...

People on the Move : Ashland, Coty and Avon

25-Sep-2012 - In our latest People on the Move Cosmetics Design report son key executive appointments at Ashland, Coty’s US division and Avon Products.

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Nars Cosmetics launches new cosmetics line featuring Andy Warhol

25-Sep-2012 - Renowned pop artist Andy Warhol will be the face for a new high end collection from Nar Cosmetics that is due to be distributed by Sephora later this year.

Nova develops hydration technology to help with skin care research

25-Sep-2012 - US based Nova Technology has developed a wireless skin hydration testing application in an effort it says to help industry professionals in the area of skin research.

Estée Lauder expects growth to continue in e-commerce channel

25-Sep-2012 - e-Commerce has always been a strong channel for cosmetics giant Estée Lauder and the New York-based company sees no reason for this to change in the coming years.

Valdata offers formulators free management software

25-Sep-2012 - Software specialist Valdata is offering formulation experts a free single-user version of its recipe formulation software package.

Unipex under new ownership as it looks to future growth

25-Sep-2012 - IK Investment Partners has acquired cosmetic ingredients manufacturer and distributor Unipex as it looks to further expand in key global markets.

NGOs challenge cosmetics companies to follow J&J in chemical phaseout

24-Sep-2012 - The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has, alongside the Breast Cancer Fund challenged five major cosmetic and personal care companies to phase-out or reduce the use of certain chemicals in their...

L’Oréal to open distribution center in Dallas

24-Sep-2012 - Cosmetics giant L’Oréal is taking its operations to Dallas with plans to open a new distribution center there next month.

‘Youth pill’ claims to increase hormone production to decrease signs of aging

24-Sep-2012 - Scientists from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center claim to have discovered a ‘youth pill’ that can trigger a growth hormone in the body and decrease the signs of aging on...

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Increasing consumer understanding is Unilever’s natural hair care goal

21-Sep-2012 - More needs to be done to increase consumer understanding of natural hair care products and better communication is the way to do this according to consumer goods giant Unilever.


Is it time for cosmetics industry to change ads following further FDA claim crackdowns?

20-Sep-2012 - The last week has seen two cosmetics companies pulled up on separate occasions by the US Food and Drug Administration over drug-like claims made in their advertising of beauty products,...

One small step for man, one giant leap for… anti-aging

20-Sep-2012 - Biotechnology company Regenetech has opened discussions with lifestyle firm Aristocrat Group Corp (ASCC) to develop a line of anti-aging skin care products from stem cells using The National Aeronautics and...

Dermalogica is the latest company to be penalised for testing on animals

20-Sep-2012 - The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), which operates the Leaping Bunny Program in the U.S, has announced that they have stripped Dermalogica of its cruelty-free logo after finding the...

The Natural & Organic Cosmetic Alliance to hold first meeting

20-Sep-2012 - The newly formed Natural and Organic Cosmetic Alliance (NOCA) is to hold its first meeting in Boston on September 22nd, with the aim of laying out its vision for the...

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