25-Aug-2009 - The modern French nation can be thought of as a revolutionary traditionalist, which is why the recent change to the country’s packaging laws comes as quite a surprise.
17-Aug-2009 - A recent spate of lawsuits aimed at protecting some of the biggest personal care brand names in the business is likely to spell more work for legal representatives.
04-Aug-2009 - The announcement that sunbeds are as carcinogenic as cigarettes was seen by many as proof that the fashion for a tan is fading, but preparations for a revolutionary rush on...
06-Jul-2009 - A recent spate of disputed consumer watchdog studies on personal care products has raised the question of whether such testing is always thorough enough.
29-Jun-2009 - The term cosmeceutical has always been controversial, but the blurring boundaries between the worlds of nutrition and cosmetics are highlighting divisions that neither industry can ignore.
24-Jun-2009 - Robert Macdonald becomes CEO of Procter & Gamble (P&G) as its brands face fierce competition from discounters and private label alternatives.
16-Jun-2009 - Despite high hopes and noble thoughts, the Cosmos standard for organic and natural cosmetics is unlikely to lead to global harmonisation.
08-Jun-2009 - Cosmetics manufacturers should turn to the internet and social networking sites to talk with consumers and spread the word about their brands.
01-Jun-2009 - As more and more cosmetics companies gain kudos thanks to increasingly rigorous ethical sourcing and trading claims, companies that ignore the phenomenon stand to lose out.
26-May-2009 - Contrary to popular belief, organic and natural cosmetic ingredients are not necessarily more environmentally friendly.
11-May-2009 - Cosmetics companies looking for something to blame for poor financial results are turning to the ever so convenient excuse of destocking.
04-May-2009 - In today’s competitive marketplace, proving a product’s efficacy is an important way for manufacturers to set themselves apart from rivals, and double-blind placebo-controlled trials is one of the best ways...
20-Apr-2009 - Trickery and lies are not uncommon in marketing but when selling sustainability bending and twisting the truth has become standard practice.
14-Apr-2009 - Personal care pollution should be on your radarA rash of highly publicised scientific studies has served to underline growing awareness of pollution from personal care products. Justified or not, it...
07-Apr-2009 - The sequencing of the human genome has provided powerful new tools to investigate the effect of active ingredients on the body; but, there are limitations and these tools cannot replace...
30-Mar-2009 - Small may well be beautiful but to protect public safety and prevent a consumer backlash the US should adopt European style rules on nanomaterials.
24-Mar-2009 - Secondary packaging can serve to protect a product and also to give it a more up market appearance, but with consumers becoming both more eco- and budget-conscious its demise could...
16-Mar-2009 - Every product is “innovative”, every award is “prestigious” and everyone is “delighted” to be climbing the corporate ladder.
09-Mar-2009 - Face lifts in a jar, botox in a cream and youthful skin stem cells in a tube. However attractive, companies must avoid these exaggerated marketing claims or risk losing their...
23-Feb-2009 - The scandalous outbreak of salmonella in peanuts flashes up a warning signal about attitudes to risk and safety that cosmetic manufacturers ignore at their peril.
17-Feb-2009 - The Body Shop needs a health check, judging by L’Oreal’s 2008 financial results. The brand reported a sales drop of 2.3 percent, not accounting for new stores opened during the...
09-Feb-2009 - Danone pulled beauty yogurt Essensis from French shelves last week and left behind a lesson in how not to market edible cosmetics.
02-Feb-2009 - The approval of an eyelash enhancing prescription drug from Allergan suggests the time has come to clarify the difference between a cosmetic and a drug.
27-Jan-2009 - European cosmetics regulation has long been a minefield of grey areas and contradictions, a point that is underlined by the struggle to ban the testing of cosmetics ingredients on animals.
19-Jan-2009 - Estee Lauder and Elizabeth Arden have endured a dismal holiday season but the beauty industry is not looking as ugly as the figures may suggest.