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Avon's financial problems continue in self-confessed 'tough' quarter

31-Oct-2013 - Troubled cosmetics manufacturer Avon has reported a poor third quarter for 2013 as a result of low sales in North America and weakness in emerging markets.

CEA-Leti and Capsum announce successful technology transfer

31-Oct-2013 - CEA-Leti, a French institute active in the field of micro- and nanotechnology, announced that its patented Lipidots nanovector technology for medical applications has been successfully transferred to its partner Capsum...

Revlon hits back at campaigns against it - deeming them 'misleading'

31-Oct-2013 - Revlon has branded campaigns by three U.S. non-governmental organizations urging the cosmetics giant to stop using certain chemicals that they say are linked to cancer, as misleading.

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Revlon announces new CEO

31-Oct-2013 - US cosmetics company Revlon has announced that their board has elected Lorenzo Delpani as their new CEO.

L’Oreal Q3 performance sees overall stagnated growth

31-Oct-2013 - L’Oreal reported a weak third quarter for 2013 as sales in some regions were affected by market slowdowns and higher-than-expected inventory reductions in distribution.

Age is just a number? In cosmetics, it’s an opportunity…

31-Oct-2013 - Cosmetics consumers, young and old, offer cosmetics companies great potential if targeted correctly, says Vivienne Rudd, with regards to how differentiation is key for different generations.

TRI-K develops vegetable alternative to animal keratin

30-Oct-2013 - New Jersey-based TRI-K has developed a new vegetable-based alternative to animal keratin which it says mimics the functional ratios in human hair amino acids in a more natural way.  

Industry might see implications from Target's transparency rankings

30-Oct-2013 - As Target becomes the latest US retailer to commit to providing consumers with more information than ever on the health and environmental impact of the cosmetics they use, it could potentially mean that...

Americas surpass China as luxury goods growth leader

30-Oct-2013 - The Americas have overtaken China as the engine of the world’s luxury growth, according to a report by market research firm Bain & Company.

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Coty and Prada form fragrance partnership

30-Oct-2013 - Beauty companies Coty and Prada have announced an exclusive partnership to develop a new line of fragrances under the Miu Miu high fashion label.

in-cosmetics Asia 2013, in photos

30-Oct-2013 - This year's in-cosmetics Asia event opened its doors at the BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday. The show boasts more exhibitors, a bigger than ever conference programme, the annual Best Ingredient...

MWV's spray “personalities" to enhance connection with consumers

29-Oct-2013 - The global packaging provider has expanded its line of fragrance pumps in a bid to enhance the consumer experience with its ‘Emotions of Spray Collection’ as the fragrance industry continues to...

iSCAN will bring a new dimension to cosmetics packaging

29-Oct-2013 - A company which manufactures custom holographs has created a product which could bring a whole new dimension to cosmetics packaging.

Innovation driving increase in global prestige lip sales - NPD

29-Oct-2013 - Sales of lip products in the US and UK prestige beauty channels grew 11% and 8% respectively in the 12 months to August 2013, according to market research firm The NPD Group.

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CA Botana creates new peptide formulations

29-Oct-2013 - International company CA Botana has announced the release of several novel peptides designed to be used in anti-ageing skin products.

in-cosmetics Asia opens its doors to the latest ingredients innovation, today

29-Oct-2013 - The leading cosmetics ingredients show in the Asia Pacific region is ready for business today, with the Best Ingredient Awards set to highlight some of the most innovative new technologies.

Packaging supplier calls foul on ‘golden handcuff’ deals

28-Oct-2013 - Packaging professionals should be aware of too-good-to be-true incentives that combine ‘free’ machinery as part of contracts with adhesives suppliers.

Luxury brands CAN command the digital platform despite lack of sensorial experience

28-Oct-2013 - Despite luxury brands previously shying away from digital platforms due to the sensorial factor being imperative for consumers, experts say there is a way to command these platforms without compromising...

P&G reports stagnant sales growth, increases innovations

28-Oct-2013 - US cosmetics giant Procter & Gamble has reported relatively static sales growth in its latest quarterly earnings report.

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Garnier USA wins sustainable beauty award

28-Oct-2013 - Organic Monitor has awarded Garnier their first ever annual Sustainability Pioneer award for their progress in becoming more environmentally friendly.

Study finds skin concern in women when it comes to body satisfaction

24-Oct-2013 - U.S. women aged 50 and older have rated their skin as one of the main aspects of their appearance that they are dissatisfied with, even if they are content with...

Reckitt Benckiser discloses ingredient info in U.S. transparency program

24-Oct-2013 - Reckitt Benckiser is aiming for more transparency as it expands its ingredient disclosure program to include the 26 recognized fragrance allergens for all of its U.S. products. 

US nutricosmetics market now a ‘more advanced’ category

24-Oct-2013 - The US market for nutricosmetics only really emerged about six years ago, but according to an expert in the area, the profile of the category has increased tremendously.

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BASF to make R&D investments but cut jobs

24-Oct-2013 - In a bitter-sweet move BASF will look to strengthen its competitiveness within its Performance Products segment with a multi-million dollar investment in R&D that will also see approximately 650 positions...

Unilever sees sales slow but insists form is temporary

24-Oct-2013 - Anglo-Dutch consumer goods firm Unilever has seen its sales growth slow due to currency weakness in emerging markets, but insists that this is only a temporary issue and that things...

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