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Cosmetics Design USA – the top five stories of 2012

20-Dec-2012 - It has been a tough year for the North American cosmetics industry, which has meant that more than ever innovation, the key trends and faster growth in the emerging markets have...

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Happy Holiday from the Cosmetics Design USA team!

20-Dec-2012 - CosmeticsDesign.com USA would like to wish our readers a Happy Holiday!

Industry speculates Coty may put Avon offer back on the table

19-Dec-2012 - As December rounds off what has been a tough year for Avon between declining sales and shares, bribery investigations and its CEO stepping down, media reports speculate that Coty may...

Survey notes opps from women avoiding the gym due to hair dilemmas

19-Dec-2012 - A survey shows that many black American women are avoiding the gym because it may mess with their hair, suggesting that there are hair care and styling opportunities for innovative product...

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Seven Scent announces its latest appointment

19-Dec-2012 - The fragrance supplier has announced the appointment of Peter Malton to its creative perfumery team where he will be responsible for developing new fragrances, both for its expanding its' external...

Luxe Pack New York 2013 set to grow further

19-Dec-2012 - Following the success of the 10th edition of Luxe Pack New York last year, its organizer says that the 2013 event is set to be the biggest to date, with...

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Happy holidays from William Reed Business Media!

19-Dec-2012 - The working year is almost done, time to pause from ‘the business’ and embrace the festive season…go on, give it a big hug. Happy holidays!

L’Oréal: animal testing alternatives vital but ensuring product safety is a MUST

19-Dec-2012 - 2012 has seen a big focus on animal testing in the cosmetics industry particularly with the proposed marketing ban coming into play in Europe next year. Whilst companies want to...

Kanebo restructures in a bid to globally expand

18-Dec-2012 - Kanebo Cosmetics has recently unveiled a major new business structure and vision that aims to set the company on course for significant global expansion leading up to 2015 as the...

Getting a tablet this holiday season? Time for cosmetics to target m-commerce

18-Dec-2012 - In the words of a well-known beverage company, the ‘holidays are coming’, and this presents an opportunity for cosmetics manufacturers to not only sell their products traditionally, but also utilize...

Watchdog reports Philippine vendors still defying mercury ban

18-Dec-2012 - Public interest group, the EcoWaste Coalition, has announced that despite efforts to rid the Philippine markets of mercury laden cosmetics, nine Chinese drug stores and beauty shops in Manila were...

L’Oréal concentrates on skin science development with new research centre

18-Dec-2012 - Following a string of facilities opening around the world, French firm L’Oréal has opened an Advanced Research Centre in A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) to plug into the research...

FDA final rule on sunscreens comes into effect today

17-Dec-2012 - Today is D-day for some sunscreen manufacturers as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s deadline to comply with new labelling rules runs out.  

Minafin Group acquires Pressure Chemical

17-Dec-2012 - France-based industrial group Minafin has announced the acquisition of a majority holding in Pennsylvania-based fine chemicals player Pressure Chemical Company.

Own launches skin health app to highlight signs of aging

17-Dec-2012 - Skin health company Own has developed a mobile app that allows users to measure and track skin health by analyzing a photograph of the user and providing a clinical evaluation...

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Fusion Packaging honored for its growth

17-Dec-2012 - Fusion Packaging has been honored as a member of the Dallas 100 for a third consecutive year in recognition of its business growth and development.

Bell predicts top four global fragrance trends for 2013

14-Dec-2012 - Global fragrance and flavours player Bell has asked its worldwide marketing teams to come up with the biggest trends for next year, with nostalgia, big films and relaxation all proving...

Avon to cut jobs and pull out of South Korea as crisis continues

13-Dec-2012 - Avon Products has announced it will pull out of the South Korea and Vietnam markets and cut 1500 jobs worldwide as it continues to look for ways to stabilize the...

Hemp oil manufacturer to produce more cosmetic applications in 2013

13-Dec-2012 - Medical Marijuana, a US biotech company, has teamed up with its portfolio company, Phytosphere for its 2013 harvest as it plans to further develop over-the-counter hemp product applications for cosmetics in...

Breakthrough: scientists develop molecules that act as UVA filters

13-Dec-2012 - Scientists at the University of Bath have created innovative compounds that will be the first of their kind to provide on-demand protection against sunlight-mediated skin ageing and damage.

Scientists work towards developing cosmetic ingredients from essential oils

13-Dec-2012 - An international team of scientists has revealed it is getting close to developing a technology that will transform essential oils into high-value and sustainable alternative ingredients for a range of...

Glycoprotein-based skin care firm teams up with APN

13-Dec-2012 - Skin care maker Senté has entered into an agreement with group purchasing organization Aesyntix Physician Network, as it looks to expand the distribution of its products based on glycoproteins.

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Markwins’ $75m Physicians Formula takeover announced

13-Dec-2012 - Physicians Formula Holdings has bought all outstanding securities of cosmetics company Markwins International for $75 million.

Never mind skin hydration, now it’s all about moisturizing the mouth!

12-Dec-2012 - Ashland Specialty Ingredients has developed and launched a new ingredient that is designed to help maintain moisture levels not for the skin, but for the mouth.

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reports on 'who's naughty and who’s nice'..

12-Dec-2012 - The lobby group has compiled a report based on its’ ranking of retailers that it believes to be doing well, and not so well in terms of their commitment to cosmetics safety....

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