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At-home skin rejuvenation treatment claims industry first status

31-Oct-2012 - US based company, Amway claims its’ new skin rejuvenation system is a first for the industry in terms of at-home kits as it has the ability to delve down and...

U.S. prestige fragrance showcases sweet smell of success

31-Oct-2012 - The U.S. prestige fragrance industry has shown robust sales despite economic uncertainty, and there is still room for further improvement as long as consumers see value.

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Consumer insight sprays new life into MWV’s Melodie pump

31-Oct-2012 - Packaging provider Meadwestvaco has recognised the importance of consumer insight into the prestige fragrance industry; carrying out vast research to inform its new Melodie pump spray.

Japan and Korea help drive big sales growth at Nu Skin

31-Oct-2012 - Global direct sales players Nu Skin has reported a significant jump in its third quarter revenues, underlining the fact that strong sales in South Korea and Japan made the Asia...

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Inter Parfums signs fragrance agreement with Karl Lagerfeld

31-Oct-2012 - The latest addition to the Inter Parfums fragrance and cosmetics portfolio is fashion brand Karl Lagerfeld after the two companies signed a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement.

'Nanotechnology market to expand by 19 percent by 2014', says expert

30-Oct-2012 - According to the latest research from Reportlinker, increased applications of nanotechnology in sectors like cosmetics will propel global growth which is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of about 19...

Rexam acquisition on the cards as Albéa looks to conquer new ground

30-Oct-2012 - Cosmetics packaging provider Albéa is looking to complement its current offering in the beauty segment with the purchase of Rexam’s Personal Care division, and the European Commission has approved the...

Bob McDonald says innovation will help P&G face current challenges

30-Oct-2012 - As Procter & Gamble continues to battle against shrinking market share world-wide, CEO Bob McDonald emphasizes how his vision for increased innovation will help the company face up to its...

Wipes company repositions itself as cosmetics provider

30-Oct-2012 - The Wisconsin-based Triad Group, which specializes in the manufacture of alcohol wipes, says it plans to re-open its business as a cosmetics maker following bankruptcy procedures.

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Avon webcast and Q3 release postponed following Hurricane Sandy impact

30-Oct-2012 - Avon Products has made the decision to postpone its third quarter earnings release and webcast originally scheduled today, in light of Hurricane Sandy and its impact on New York City. ...

Avon anti-aging claims attract US lawsuit

29-Oct-2012 - Avon has found itself in hot water once again after a US law firm filed a class action lawsuit against the beauty behemoth over claims made about its anti-aging products;...

Recall recap: a look at cosmetics being pulled from the shelves this year so far..

29-Oct-2012 - In recent months Cosmetics Design has reported on various manufacturers having to pull their products from shelves due to one thing or another. Here we round up the who, what...

Favorable Revlon results clouded by concern in overseas markets… again

29-Oct-2012 - Cosmetics maker Revlon has announced its third quarter results but despite a growth in revenue, it seems to have lost ground to its competitors in Europe, the Middle East and...

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L’Oréal targets US hair salon sector with acquisition

29-Oct-2012 - Cosmetics giant L’Oréal is looking to strengthen its position in the American hair salon sector with the purchase of Emiliani Enterprises.

Evonik moves ahead with cosmetics ingredients production plant in Brazil

26-Oct-2012 - In a bid to continue its expansion into emerging markets, Evonik is rapidly moving ahead with its new production facility in Brazil which is set to produce a wider range...

New metabolic pathway to provide more ecological packaging for the industry

25-Oct-2012 - Global Bioenergies (GB), one of the few companies developing processes to convert renewable resources through fermentation, says it has created a metabolic pathway to convert renewable resources to propylene, a main hurdle...

Competitor complaint sees Dior ad banned over misleading lash claims

25-Oct-2012 - At a time when cosmetics companies are getting pulled up left, right and centre over misleading advertising claims, the UK watchdog has another victim; this time its Dior for exaggerating...

Market researcher notes Brazilian surfactants market to reach US $1.90 billion

25-Oct-2012 - Market researcher Frost & Sullivan has estimated that the Brazilian surfactants market will reach $1.90 billion in 2018 due to the support, it says of an expanding personal care market and...

Plant-based packaging in a positive position for the future: Mintel

25-Oct-2012 - Rising oil costs and growing economies of scale in production will see plant-based plastics becoming more cost effective in future, according to market researcher Mintel, and this is expected to...

NAD finds ‘natural’ sunscreen claims hold up, but ‘moisturizing’ does not

24-Oct-2012 - McNabb Nutraceuticals has received the backing of the advertising industry’s investigative unit that its Sunology Sunblock is a natural or chemical free sunscreen, although it has been told to discontinue...

Global packaging sales to hit $133 billion by 2017

24-Oct-2012 - According to the latest findings from market researcher Lucintel, the global packaging industry is expected to reach an estimated $133 billion in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 5.3 percent...

U.S. takeover likely for German perfume chain Douglas

24-Oct-2012 - U.S. private equity firm, Advent International has entered its bid to take over Douglas Holdings, a perfume and beauty chain that has been valued at $1.95 billion.

Cosmetics Design brings you all the latest news from Luxe Pack Monaco

24-Oct-2012 - As the Luxe Pack Monaco luxury packaging event opens its doors today, the team will be present at the show conducting interviews, attending conferences and finding out about product...

Rise of marine-based ingredients leads to questions over sustainability

23-Oct-2012 - In recent years marine-based cosmetic ingredient have become increasingly popular on the back of huge interest in natural products, but researcher Organic Monitor believes this trend could throw up questions...

Color & Pigments 2012 kicks off in Miami

23-Oct-2012 - Estée Lauder, BASF and Merck are just some of the big name companies participating in the Color & Pigments 2012 conference event, which is taking place in Miami, Florida from...

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