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30-Oct-2009 - The European Commission has changed the labelling requirements for formulations that contain certain hair dye ingredients.
30-Oct-2009 - Shiseido has launched a joint venture with Greek cosmetics player Gerolymatos in an attempt to increase its sales in the country.
29-Oct-2009 - The cumulative effects of potential endocrine disruptors such as parabens and phthalates are being investigated by Sweden’s environment ministry with conclusions to be presented before the end of its EU...
29-Oct-2009 - A strong US dollar offset the effect of sales increases for direct seller Avon leaving the profits down significantly on last year’s figures.
29-Oct-2009 - Procter & Gamble appears to have turned the corner having posted first quarter results that beat market expectations.
29-Oct-2009 - Colgate-Palmolive’s third quarter results show that its consumers did not shy away from higher prices as both sales and profits continue to rise.
29-Oct-2009 - The global biocides company, Arch Chemicals, has appointed Dr Aleck Valke as Vice President of Innovation, effective from November 1st.
29-Oct-2009 - Printpack has developed a new PETG film with a light protection barrier to help personal care and beverage manufacturers protect their formulations without resorting to expensive containers.
28-Oct-2009 - The world’s biggest consumer goods company, Procter & Gamble, is readying to reveal whether or not it has turned the corner with its first quarter results.
28-Oct-2009 - Natural personal care manufacturer Noah’s Naturals is hoping to break into the beauty from within category with the launch of its beauty drink in January 2010.
28-Oct-2009 - Helix BioMedix has revealed the results of three clinical trials designed to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of its SmartPeptides technology.
28-Oct-2009 - Elizabeth Arden has entrusted all of its flexible packaging and print operations to global outsourcing company Williams Lea.
28-Oct-2009 - Proteins in milk that form part of the cow’s natural protection against milking related infections can be formulated into anti-microbial cosmetics and oral care products, according to manufacturer Quantec.
28-Oct-2009 - No-rinse cleansers that also moisturise are the target for the latest offering from Cognis’ active ingredients division Laboratoires Sérobiologique (LS).
27-Oct-2009 - An agreement between Kollodis BioSciences and Korean-based cosmetics provider, Lifeace, will develop and commercialize the use of recombinant mussel adhesive protein (MAP) compositions in cosmetic glues.
27-Oct-2009 - The US FDA has launched a campaign that targets a number of unapproved personal care products marketed via the internet and claiming to protect against the H1N1 flu virus.
27-Oct-2009 - The founder of the company and retired CEO Peter C. Mann is stepping down from the board of directors to pursue new business developments and Vincent Hemmer will also be...
27-Oct-2009 - On smelling clean, fresh scents, individuals are more inclined to behave in a generous and charitable way claim scientists in the US.
27-Oct-2009 - Simple, one of the leading skin care brands in the UK, has been put up for sale by private equity group Duke Street Capital with an estimated value of £250m.
27-Oct-2009 - Oekametall’s new standard mascara packaging line that uses DuPont’s renewably-sourced polyester resin, Biomax PTT1100, was showcased at Luxepack Monaco last week.
26-Oct-2009 - Field research on tobacco takes Metabolix one step further in its quest to design non-food crops that produce plastic resins for use in cosmetic and food packaging.
26-Oct-2009 - Hair and skin care specialist Alberto Culver said its fourth quarter sales were hit by currency translation and profits were down, but the results beat expectations.
26-Oct-2009 - New York University Stem School of Business Luxury and retail club will be hosting a forum in New York in conjunction with the Forum 2009.
26-Oct-2009 - France-based LMR, an International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) subsidiary, has received the ISO 14001 certification for its environmentally responsible business practices.
23-Oct-2009 - Myricetin, a compound similar to quercetin, can help protect the skin from UVB damage, according to researchers in Taiwan.
23-Oct-2009 - Inter Parfums announced that its third quarter sales fell by 5 per cent as it continued to be hit by both the strength of the US dollar against the euro...
22-Oct-2009 - Latest data from the Chinese government show that the market for cosmetics has continued to grow in excess of 17 per cent for the first nine months of 2009.
22-Oct-2009 - Decorated perfume pumps and new features for existing cosmetic dispensers are some of the latest innovations being showcased at Luxe Pack Monaco this week by MWV Beauty and Personal Care.
22-Oct-2009 - Ingredients supplier Botaneco will be widening its offering to specialize in natural ingredients and formulations following the merger with health sciences company Advitech.
22-Oct-2009 - Brazil-based cosmetics giant Natura has reported double digit sales growth, but results show a downward trend.
22-Oct-2009 - Kimberly-Clark's third quarter sales continue to slide, but restructuring and lower commodity prices help net profits rise by 41 per cent.
22-Oct-2009 - Global packaging provider Rexam has appointed Eric Soubeiran as director of marketing and innovations in its personal care division.
21-Oct-2009 - An event combining a series of workshops and presentations organized by Organic Monitor will be held Frankfurt, Germany, next month, concerning sustainable cosmetics.
21-Oct-2009 - New Jersey-based Tri-K Industries has launched a range of five new sunscreens offering broad range UVA and UVB protection.
21-Oct-2009 - Nutra Resveratrol Anti-Ageing Water, which contains concentrated anti-oxidants and claims to promote healthy ageing, is set for a November launch in the USA.
21-Oct-2009 - Palomar Medical Technologies is pushing back the mass market launch of its home-use laser device for wrinkle treatment to the end of next year to be in line with current...
21-Oct-2009 - The latest cosmetics offering from DSM Nutritional Products has been designed to boost hyaluronan levels in the skin to help firm and remodel ageing skin.
21-Oct-2009 - The UK-based ASA has upheld a complaint over advertising claims that silk pillows manufactured by Direct Beauty Products have anti-ageing properties.
20-Oct-2009 - US researchers say that a study into attitudes towards equality and the link with impulse buying could shine new light on marketing cosmetics worldwide.
20-Oct-2009 - The state of California has extended the deadline for company’s to submit details of products that contain chemicals suspected of being linked to cancer or reproductive defects.
20-Oct-2009 - Procter and Gamble (P&G) have released their 2009 Sustainability Report which highlights 50 per cent reductions in CO2 emissions, water consumption, and waste disposal since 2002.
20-Oct-2009 - Directs sales anti-aging skin care specialist Nu Skin says that its most recent quarterly results show sales growth despite the slow retail environment.
20-Oct-2009 - The French government plans to simplify administrative procedures to make the exportation of cosmetics easier, minister for Industry, Christian Estrosi, announced on Friday.
20-Oct-2009 - The urgency of the ban on animal testing for cosmetic ingredients could speed up the regulatory bodies’ acceptance of alternatives such as Kirkstall’s cell culture system.
20-Oct-2009 - LVMH reported better than expected results, with Christian Dior fragrance doing well and robust sales in China making up for weakness in other business areas.
20-Oct-2009 - The Switzerland-headquartered food giant Nestlé has launched a collagen containing instant coffee as part of its Nescafé body partner range.
19-Oct-2009 - Tri-K industries, a supplier of specialty ingredients to the global personal care and cosmetics industry, has been named the exclusive US distributor of Phenbiox ingredients.
19-Oct-2009 - Reveal Sciences, a cosmetics and aesthetics innovation company, has launched the At-Home Skin Typing and Analysis Kit.
19-Oct-2009 - US prestige cosmetics player Estee Lauder says it expects better sales and ‘significantly’ higher profits for its soon-to-be announced first quarter results.
19-Oct-2009 - Replacing a petroleum-derived solvent in a silicone elastomer delivery system with a vegetable alternative does not have to compromise quality, claims Grant Industries.
16-Oct-2009 - Cosmetics companies could make big money by licensing out their brands, especially in difficult economic times.
16-Oct-2009 - Austria-based Karla Innovations has developed a bulb atomizer for powder and a perfume atomizer with a leak-proof bulb.
15-Oct-2009 - Analysis of research carried out in the US suggests that incidence of inter sex fish cannot always be blamed on high levels of household pollution, including personal care compounds.
15-Oct-2009 - Packaging supplier AptarGroup expects softness to continue in the cosmetics sector, its biggest business sector, although predicts the end of inventory reduction in others.
15-Oct-2009 - Berry Plastics is broadening its personal care packaging business with the acquisition of Illinois-based Pliant Corporation.
15-Oct-2009 - A re-sealable sample pack for creams and lotions allows the consumer to test a product over a number of days while providing ample branding space, claim the manufacturers.
15-Oct-2009 - Qosmedix, a supplier to the cosmetic, skincare, spa and salon industries, has developed a range of dial-up applicators with interchangeable tips.
15-Oct-2009 - A new study carried out by British scientists has proved that only one third of males actually wash their hands with soap and water after using the bathroom.
14-Oct-2009 - Walmart has extended its online sales channel to include both personal care and OTC medical products, aiming to cash in on this fast growing area.
14-Oct-2009 - A drop in domestic sales and negative currency effects pulled Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) consumer sales down for the third quarter.
14-Oct-2009 - Logona Natural Cosmetics, a manufacturer of personal care products and color cosmetics, has developed a gluten-free line comprising 155 products in response to increased awareness of gluten-intolerance.
14-Oct-2009 - The European Commission is calling for scientific data on the use of peanut oil and hydrolysed wheat proteins in cosmetics, after some member states expressed concern over the ingredients.
14-Oct-2009 - Caps and closures manufacturer Axilone has created the stopper for Guerlain’s new fragrance “Idylle”.
14-Oct-2009 - Germany-based cosmetics applicator manufacturer, Geka Brush, will be presenting its latest mascara brushes at Luxe Pack Monaco on October 21st.
13-Oct-2009 - Although little has been written on the men's grooming segment recently, NPD analyst Karen Grant says there are still plenty of opportunities for companies with the right approach.
13-Oct-2009 - New scientific studies have led DSM Nutritional Products to market its lutein product FloraGlo at the skin health sector.
13-Oct-2009 - Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido has strengthened its American operations with promotion of a new sales leader in the market.
13-Oct-2009 - Fragrance design house Arylessence has expanded its fragrance planning services, claiming a new 12-part plan can increase product appeal for consumers.
13-Oct-2009 - Stem cells from a rare red grape variety provide the basis for Swiss company Mibelle’s latest skin care ingredient.
13-Oct-2009 - Despite a slow start to its financial year, Swiss fragrance and flavours group Givaudan says business has picked up in the last six months, pointing to a recovery.
12-Oct-2009 - With the growth of cosmetics sales continuing in most of the major developing markets new opportunities continue to proliferate for niche cosmetic players, but now is the time to get...
12-Oct-2009 - Natural and organic products may be outgrowing the rest of the personal care market but companies should not forget the economic downturn when investing in all things green.
12-Oct-2009 - M&H Plastics USA has been awarded the 2009 Pentaward in the Body Care category for its packaging on the Living Proof ‘No Frizz’ range.
12-Oct-2009 - The cosmetics industry has a ‘reckless disregard for safety’ and should be providing safety warnings on a number of its products, according to a cancer charity.
09-Oct-2009 - Packaging giant DuPont will be unveiling its new polyester resin with over a third renewable content to the luxury cosmetic sector at the LuxePack trade show later this month.
08-Oct-2009 - As consumers feel the pinch of a global recession they often look to private label goods as a way to save a few pennies. Couple this with the lower overheads...
08-Oct-2009 - Asian cosmetics companies are turning to natural and organic certification programs in an effort to substantiate their product claims and differentiate them from the competition.
08-Oct-2009 - Mascara Noir, a revolutionary, ‘one-handed’ mascara, claimed to be the first major change to mascara application in over fifty years, will be launched in the UK next week.
08-Oct-2009 - Natural skin care brand derma e Natural Bodycare has launched an official Facebook page in an attempt to raise awareness of the brand.
08-Oct-2009 - With its main markets in developed countries still struggling under the strain of the economic downturn, Beiersdorf CFO Bernhard Duetmann says the business is not out of the doldrums yet.
08-Oct-2009 - Two new lipoaminoacid ingredients work in complementary ways to help fight against skin aging, according to a recent study.
08-Oct-2009 - Sweet goods, snacks and soups were amongst the categories that performed well for Firmenich in a recession struck year in which sales fell 4.3 per cent overall
07-Oct-2009 - The signing of a 12-year, worldwide license agreement between Inter Parfums SA, a subsidiary of Inter Parfums and the luxury goods company, Jimmy Choo, has just been announced.
07-Oct-2009 - Sally Beauty, a leading supplier to the professional hair care industry worldwide, has acquired professional beauty supply distributor Schoeneman Beauty.
07-Oct-2009 - New York-based luxury cosmetics provider Borghese is tapping into its kudos amongst the fashionista by signing a licensing agreement with eyeware maker Icon Eyeware.
07-Oct-2009 - Helen of Troy says particularly strong sales for its personal care segment, backed up by an even stronger performance from its household goods division, helped boost quarterly profits.
07-Oct-2009 - A lip gloss that comes with a date rape drug testing kit has been launched in the UK with plans to make it available in vending machines in bar and...
07-Oct-2009 - Taking a dietary supplement containing coenzyme Q10 and a selection of antioxidants and minerals can decrease skin roughness and fine wrinkles, according to a recent study.
06-Oct-2009 - The US Environmental Protection Agency has outlined a new research strategy aimed at understanding the impact of nanomaterials on human health and the environment.
06-Oct-2009 - The Fragrance Foundation is behind an industry-wide advertising campaign with the aim of boosting flagging sales.
06-Oct-2009 - Neocell, a US-based supplement and skin care provider, is this month showcasing its products to some of the top retailers and distributors in the European health and beauty sector,...
06-Oct-2009 - The niche market for US cosmeceuticals is continuing to grow despite the fact that the cosmetics category in the country as a whole is set to decline this year.
06-Oct-2009 - A technical report from the International Standards Organisation (ISO) claims to help technicians navigate the complex world of sun protection test methods.
06-Oct-2009 - Unilever has signed a research agreement with a US company in order to explore transdermal delivery technologies.
05-Oct-2009 - Bio-based plastic resins are beginning to make their mark on the world of packaging; but, although significant savings are being made on resource use, much still needs to be done...
05-Oct-2009 - US company The Scent A Brand group has launched a children’s teddy bear that combines a soothing aromatherapy aimed at helping children and babies get to sleep.
05-Oct-2009 - Preliminary results for fragrance manufacturer Parlux show sales up for the second quarter on the back of successful new launches.
05-Oct-2009 - The fast-changing retail landscapes in Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC markets) are creating new opportunities for cosmetics and personal care players to market products.
02-Oct-2009 - IFRA has found that a fragrance supplier was compliant with regulations following an investigation into the use of a banned ingredient.
02-Oct-2009 - Bio-piracy accusations are a growing concern for food and cosmetics companies sourcing natural ingredients abroad, according to the Union for Ethical Biotrade, which has organised an event to tackle the...
01-Oct-2009 - The US consumer magazine has introduced a Green Seal for beauty and household products that measures the steps taken by a manufacturer to go green.
01-Oct-2009 - Anti-aging and beauty from within are expected to be in the functional food spotlight, despite the recent shadow cast over the category by the high profile failure of Danone’s Essensis...
01-Oct-2009 - Urban areas will continue to be the focus for cosmetics players wanting to tap into strong growth figures as urban areas cling on to old retailer and consumer patterns.
01-Oct-2009 - Formulating daily cosmetic products with UV filters may be ‘inappropriate’ as they do not provide the protection required, according to a recent report.
01-Oct-2009 - Sales of natural and organic cosmetics are forecast to grow by 13 per cent in Europe this year, despite the tough retail environment caused by the economic downturn.
01-Oct-2009 - Premium Greek skin care brand Korres will be taken on by Johnson and Johnson (J&J) for distribution in North America.
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