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L’Oreal and Nestle end Inneov venture

28-Nov-2014 - Cosmetics manufacturer L’Oreal and food giant Nestle have announced they will end the activity of their joint venture Innéov during the course of the first quarter 2015. 

Nutritive tomato seed oil from China newly available from Natural Sourcing

26-Nov-2014 - The ingredient isn’t for the beauty-from-within category but rather is intended for skin, lip and hair care product formulations.

New to the US naturals market - Katavi Botanicals and South African plant extracts

26-Nov-2014 - The skin care product line, developed with superfruit ingredients, is intended to address the effects of photo-aging and improve skin hydration.  

Dry shampoo market grows as consumer perceptions change

26-Nov-2014 - A change in consumer behaviour and an emphasis on the beauty benefits of dry shampoo is helping to boost the market as acceptance grows around the world.

Clariant achieves Cosmetics GMP for all dedicated sites

26-Nov-2014 - Swiss supplier Clariant has completed global ISO22716 and EFfci Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for all 22 of its dedicated cosmetics ingredients sites, including core-toll manufacturers. 

John Frieda brings Beach Blonde salt spray back onto the hair care market

26-Nov-2014 - Products from the archives of popular beauty brands are coming back in many sectors; fragrance, color cosmetics and now hair care with the return of this four-product collection from Kao...

Will the next innovation in men’s acne treatment be a wound care drug?

26-Nov-2014 - Specialty pharmaceutical company ViaDerm is hoping to patent a transdermal delivery technique and bring TetraStem to the skin care market.


Male grooming infogram: from Movember to the rise of the lumbersexuals trend

25-Nov-2014 - Market researcher Datamonitor has compiled an interactive report for Cosmetics Design readers based on the main markets and trends driving launches in male grooming.

Beautycounter cashing in on consumer demand for ‘safe’ cosmetics

25-Nov-2014 - With consumer enthusiasm for transparency when it comes to cosmetics on the rise, fledgling cosmetics brand Beautycounter’s strong growth suggests marketing safe cosmetics is a recipe for success.

Lonza selects Koda to distribute personal care products in Canada and several US states

25-Nov-2014 - Beginning in December, Koda Care becomes the exclusive third-party distributor of Lonza personal care products in select regions of North America.

Bio-based product demand drives global oleochemicals market

25-Nov-2014 - The increasing demand from industries such as personal care for bio-based products is driving the global oleochemicals market which is expected to reach $30.03 billion by 2020.

Surgeon General Call to Action on sunscreen use in U.S.

25-Nov-2014 - While the majority of Americans know the benefits of using sunscreen, just over one in ten are wearing it all year round suggesting that more still needs to be done.

DSM explores the power of Chinese women...

25-Nov-2014 - DSM has explored Chinese women to deconstruct some cultural codes that influence the personal care market. The research is to ultimately tailor existing solutions and create new ones that answer the needs of...

Dow Corning Beauty Care blends fashion and formulation

24-Nov-2014 - Dow Corning is employing the latest trends from high fashion catwalks across the globe to highlight how its beauty formulation expertise can reflect the latest cosmetics looks and textures.

Induchem AG molecules are key to new lash and brow serum

24-Nov-2014 - A new eyebrow and lash restoration product from RevivSerums is the first formulated with Rendensyl, a hair follicle–reactivating ingredient from Induchem AG.

L’Oreal partners with Genesis Rodriguez, as Latina brand ambassadors secure industry prominence

24-Nov-2014 - As beauty brands get savvy about Hispanic market trends, companies are hiring spokespeople and partnering with celebrities to ensure that the face of the industry looks more like the face...

Collagen and packaging player announce ‘breakthrough’ nutricosmetics collaboration

24-Nov-2014 - Nippi Collagen and Flex Pak have announced a strategic partnership that will result in the co-development launch of a collagen-based nutricosmetic using a new ‘pouch’ delivery system.

Green certifications influence consumer behaviour and B2B purchasing, finds UL study

20-Nov-2014 - The study, with an entire section devoted to the personal care product category, ascertained which certification logos and language signify reliably for consumers and B2B decision makers.

European Wax Center sees growth amid consumer preference for hair removal

20-Nov-2014 - The franchise chain credits its exponential growth over the past year to the popularity of its brow shaping service and the efficacy of its advertising and marketing.

Asia and emerging economies will be key consumer markets in next 5 years

20-Nov-2014 - There is a lot of value in Eastern markets due to emerging economies, a focus on ingredient and packaging innovation, and changes in consumer behaviour, meaning Asia, along with Latin...

Avon divides its Latin American business in two

19-Nov-2014 - Avon Products has announced the division of its Latin American business, which will soon be separated into southern and northern countries as part of aims to strengthen marketing and field management....

Revlon rebrands with a global tagline and comprehensive marketing campaign

19-Nov-2014 - In what’s being called a re-launch of the Revlon brand, the cosmetics company’s new marketing initiative centers on the phrase ‘Love is On’ and incorporates an array of media....

Scientists trace HIV back to shared manicure tool - but remind its a rare finding

19-Nov-2014 - Although beauty instruments used for manicures are not on the list of sources of HIV transmission, the University of São Paulo has looked into a case where the virus could have been passed on...

Study links ultraviolet filters to male fertility problems

19-Nov-2014 - Some ultraviolet sunscreen chemicals may impair a male’s ability to father children, according to a preliminary study in the US that researchers say needs more data to be confirmed.

Scientists investigate protein degradation for better UV protection mechanisms

19-Nov-2014 - Researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have shown that certain peptides degrade under UV light by first passing through a triplet quantum state, a reactive arrangement that...

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