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More studies needed to confirm safety of vitamin A in cosmetics

29-Nov-2013 - The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) says more studies are needed into the local adverse effects, such as skin irritation, induced by vitamin A in cosmetic products, to...

Islamic awareness of cosmetics set to fuel significant worldwide growth

28-Nov-2013 - With a worldwide population of just over 2 billion people and a total spend that only represents a fraction of the global cosmetics market, the indications are that halal cosmetics...

Reports of counterfeit Estee Lauder cosmetics grow in the Bay area

27-Nov-2013 - A growing trend in fake beauty products retailing over the internet is threatening the integrity of Estee Lauder's popular MAC brand.

Expert: Avon "does not understand" MLM model

27-Nov-2013 - Cosmetics company Avon "does not understand" the MLM model and is dangerously trapped between two different strategies for selling, according to an expert in multi-level marketing....

L’Oréal challenge lands P&G in hot water over ad claims

27-Nov-2013 - Procter and Gamble’s Olay brand has been cautioned over claims made in its advertising after L’Oréal USA complained to the National Advertising Division.

NJPEC Package of the Year Awards recognizes industry's top designs

27-Nov-2013 - The 35th annual New Jersey Packaging Executives Club’s Package of the Year Awards has recognized some of the leading players in health and beauty, personal care, fragrance and color cosmetics....

The packaging dilemma: Luxury demand vs environmentally friendly

27-Nov-2013 - Meeting consumer expectations regarding a beauty product and also using the most environmentally friendly packaging possible can lead to a conflict of interest and is the dilemma facing the cosmetics...

Euromonitor highlights how cosmetics companies can reach middle class outside of BRIC

27-Nov-2013 - A report by market research firm Euromonitor reveals the methods and strategies which companies can adopt in order to reach the growing middle class in emerging markets.

Meeting goals for sustainability brings P&G 'green' benefits

26-Nov-2013 - Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble announces it has reached most of its goals in sustainability for 2013, bringing the company benefits both in savings and ‘green’ image.

Gift sets and Juices driving men’s fragrance says NPD

26-Nov-2013 - The men’s fragrance market is benefiting from a female influence as individual juices and gift sets, big categories in the women’s market, appear to be driving sales growth.

Dow Corning develops new method to help formulators untangle frizzy hair

26-Nov-2013 - Dow Corning says it has helped untangle one of the biggest challenges for hair care formulators and specialist by developing a testing method to determine difference levels of hair frizz.

News in brief

P&G calls $1bn plastic molding rumors “extremely inaccurate”

26-Nov-2013 - Cosmetics giant Procter & Gamble has denied rumors that they have developed a revolutionary new plastic molding process, calling media reports “extremely inaccurate.”

Solvay to acquire Erca assets to accelerate Latin America growth

26-Nov-2013 - The Begium based company has acquired the specialty chemical assets of ERCA Química in Brazil in an effort to cater to Latin Americas surfactants demand.

Pack Peek

Pack Peek: A gallery round-up of the latest packaging news

26-Nov-2013 - As winter kicks in it’s time to wrap up warm and there have been plenty of new wrappings and packs in the cosmetics industry. Here, Cosmetics Design delves into some...

The big brands board the digital beauty wagon

25-Nov-2013 - L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and Procter & Gamble significantly upped their digital efforts this year and this will remain a key trend in the future, according to market analysts L2 ThinkTank....

"We are more frustrated than you" - FDA on sunscreen approval process

25-Nov-2013 - Representatives of the US Food and Drug Administration appeared before a Committee last week where they were asked to shed some light on the likes of lengthy approving processes.  ...

Guest Blog

Future Beauty Trends: Finding the right target

25-Nov-2013 - The recent Beauty Futures Forum conducted by trends forecasting agency 'The Future Laboratory' identified what we can expect next in terms of original concepts and different ways of targeting beauty...

Japanese ingredient takes off in US BFW products

25-Nov-2013 - A plant-based compound with a long history in Japanese cosmetic formulations is now gaining popularity on the US markets as the West starts to recognise its efficacious properties. ...

L’Oreal to target ‘sixth continent’ with new travel retail division

22-Nov-2013 - L’Oreal has announced the creation of an expanded group Travel Retail Division to target the ‘sixth continent’ of worldwide travelers.

Phthalate safety in cosmetics defended after study links them to premature births

21-Nov-2013 - Phthalates, preservatives utilized in certain beauty products, have received another blow to their image in the cosmetics industry as a new study links them to a rise in premature births,...

Time to understand the online conversation – it’s shaping the beauty agenda

21-Nov-2013 - The new beauty agenda and product demand are heavily influenced by online communities that just keep growing and gaining power according to a new report from research company, Diagonal.

J&J scores top 10 in R&D investment ranking

21-Nov-2013 - Of 2,000 companies analysed for their commitment to R&D, Johnson & Johnson has been placed in the top ten line up of businesses investing more than 90% of their total expenditure in research...

Seidel's “aludiecut” aluminum-stamping promises added efficiency and savings

21-Nov-2013 - Cosmetics packaging manufacturer Seidel has created an aluminum-stamping method which allows companies to embed artwork in order to create strong differentiation in cosmetics packaging, as well as making significant savings...

Could 'escargot' facials have a knock on effect on cosmetic demand?

21-Nov-2013 - A Tokyo spa specializing in ‘celeb escargot’ facials is offering consumers access to a higher concentration of snail mucus which may see cosmetic products with smaller amounts of the extract left on the...

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Ground-breaking anti-aging discovery from Antarctic fish gets L’Oréal excited

20-Nov-2013 - Vancouver-based biotech firm Sirona Biochem has developed its latest secret to anti-aging from an unexpected place – Antarctic fish; and cosmetics companies are keen to adopt the new technology.

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