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Scientists claim phthalates in cosmetics may lead to early menopause

29-Nov-2012 - According to scientists at Washington University, phthalates could have a negative impact on hormones, potentially bringing on early menopause for some women.

More Banana Boat products to be pulled from the shelves...

29-Nov-2012 - Energizer Holdings has had to expand its initial recall of Banana Boat sunscreens in Canada as the products are also said to potentially run the risk of catching fire if...

"Cosmetic brands are utilising social media, but few have an effective strategy," says expert

29-Nov-2012 - According to Harriet Kingaby, sustainability strategist at Ogilvy Earth, despite many cosmetic brands utilising social media to better connect consumers to their brand - particularly in view of their sustainability...

People On The Move

People on the move: the latest cosmetic industry appointments

29-Nov-2012 - This month we have a series of new movers and shakers in the cosmetics industry, including two new executives appointment at Divine Skin, together with a new VP of manufacturing at...

Lacquerous takes the subscription sampling trend to a whole new level

28-Nov-2012 - The US-based subscription sampling company is offering consumers what it describes is “the Netflix of nail polish” services, whereby members can rent high-end nail polishes for up to a month,...

Illamasqua’s distinctive black & white face ad sparks backlash

28-Nov-2012 - The global brand has received some negative attention on its’ Australian Facebook page with regards to a Christmas campaign ad it launched earlier in the month that features a model theatrically painted...

First BB creams, then CC creams, now DD creams!

28-Nov-2012 - Mintel senior analyst Vivienne Rudd explains about the evolution of the perennially popular BB creams and how the phenomenon is now giving way to a new generation of increasingly targeted...

News in brief

L’Oréal’s anti-wrinkle Garnier combo goes Mega Airless

28-Nov-2012 - Beauty behemoth L’Oréal has opted for Mega Airless' dispensers for its Garnier brand’s newly launched UltraLift Swirl 2-in-1 Serum + Cream anti-wrinkle formula.

Sales outside of Europe drive L’Occitane results

28-Nov-2012 - France-based organic cosmetic provider L’Occitane has shown a big rise in its turnover for the most recent quarter on the back of a strong performance in markets outside of Europe....

Australian scientists call for longer skin tests in sunscreen

27-Nov-2012 - According to a team of scientists at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, despite previous research finding that nanoparticles do not penetrate the skin, it remains debatable as to...

Farmed algae - potential to be major sustainable source for the industry

27-Nov-2012 - As marine extracts become increasingly important with cosmetic manufacturers, algae are receiving much attention due to their renewable nature. Arizona-based Heliae is one specialist company currently catering to this demand...

Urban Decay acquisition offers L’Oréal further growth

27-Nov-2012 - The acquisition of color cosmetics company Urban Decay will offer L’Oréal the chance to expand in the USA, and give potential to international growth, despite not being a game changer,...

Beiersdorf: putting the 'care' into sustainability

27-Nov-2012 - For many cosmetic companies, implementing a sustainable strategy that applies to all areas of the business whilst also encouraging consumers to get involved along the way has been at the...

P&G research makes new discoveries concerning the hair aging process

27-Nov-2012 - Procter & Gamble says a significant research program into the hair aging process in women has resulted in a new hair care line designed to counteract visible signs of hair...

Men’s grooming gears up for the holiday season

26-Nov-2012 - The holiday season is expected to bring joy to men’s grooming manufacturers, as shaving sets and grooming products are seen as perfect gifts at this time of year.

First ever biodynamic certified cosmetics hit the US market

26-Nov-2012 - The announcement that Martina Gebhardt Naturkosmetiks will now be distributed in the US makes the line the very first biodynamic certified products to hit the country, it is claimed.

Market research suggests Americans are suspicious of potentially toxic ingredients

26-Nov-2012 - A current study commissoned renewable household and personal care product maker Seventh Generation suggests that nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about potentially toxic substances in such products.

Canadian scientist approached to harvest seaweed for anti-aging products

21-Nov-2012 - A Saint John scientist has been approached to grow rafts of seaweed for a laboratory to then use in moisturizers and face creams, due to the natural ingredient’s anti-aging properties....

Method developed to avoid caffeine and iodide intoxication in anti-ageing creams

21-Nov-2012 - Scientists in Italy have developed detection methods for the determination of caffeine and iodide in anti-ageing products to ensure that intoxication does not occur.

News in brief

Liz Taylor's estate gains rights to domain

21-Nov-2012 - The Liz Taylor estate, which includes The Liz Taylor Trust, Interplanet Productions Limited and Elizabeth Taylor Cosmetics Company, has won the right to the domain name

Dow Corning targets smoother hair with new silicone emulsion

21-Nov-2012 - Tapping into the big trend for smoother shinier hair, Dow Corning is launching a slicone emulsion, CE-8411 Smooth Plus Emulsion for premium shampoo and rinse-off conditioner formulations.

Nu Skin acquires biotechnology company NOX

21-Nov-2012 - Nu Skin Enterprises has signed an agreement to acquire NOX Technologies,a biotechnology and biodiagnostic company based in Malvern, Pennsylvania for $12.5 million, giving its research and development efforts and important...

Pack Peek: Cosmetics packs that have caught the eye

21-Nov-2012 - This gallery takes a look at some of the news and highlights in personal care packaging, focusing on what is trending, and how cosmetic firms are kitting out their latest...

Canadian organization finds toxic chemicals in men’s grooming products

20-Nov-2012 - The Environmental Defence has compiled a report on the back of finding toxins present in some products marketed to men, including shaving cream, deodorant, body wash and aftershave.

Cosmetics improve quality of life? Study says so…

20-Nov-2012 - L’Oréal has teamed up with an international research firm to specifically develop a measuring tool to scientifically establish that cosmetic products and good physical appearance can improve quality of life....

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