The top US stories of the year, so far…

- Last updated on GMT

The top US stories of the year, so far…

Related tags: Titanium dioxide

Five months into 2013 and the top five read stories of the year reflect a diverse range of interest in the cosmetics industry, from the future of Avon, to social media, DD creams and a possible cure for gray hair.


Avon started the year with lots of speculation​ over its future from investment quarters, following a failed take-over bid by Coty in the face of a dwindling financial performance during the course of 2012.

Although this story reflected growing uncertainty about the direction of the company, the financial results for the first quarter have provided some hope that the company is about to turn a corner.

At the beginning of the year, P&G trend experts made some predictions for hair care trends in 2013​, outlining Fusion, Decibel, Echo and Allegra as being the defining influences, which revolve around integrating environment, sound and color into the category.

When Friends of the Earth waded in on the argument over a proposed band on anatase titanium dioxide​ in sunscreen formulations, concerns focused on the fact that nano materials in the ingredient could prove potentially hazardous results.

The evolution of the BB creams category has led to CC creams and now DD creams. The launch of what is claimed to be the first ever DD cream​ in the US market from skin care company Julep means one more trend to put on the radar for this year.

Finally, when scientists in Europe revealed research last week suggesting the feasibility of a topical treatment to restore color to gray hair,​ the hair care category was put on its toes, wondering when such a product may hit the market and what form it might take.

Related topics: Market Trends, Hair Care

Related news

Show more

Related products

show more

In Touch with Nature

In Touch with Nature

Croda | 09-Nov-2020 | Product Brochure

KeraMatch™ V is a gluten free optimized protein blend derived from plant sources, specifically designed to offer performance benefits equivalent to animal-derived...

CameleonCaps™ Brochure: Asian Shade Chart

CameleonCaps™ Brochure: Asian Shade Chart

Tagra Biotechnologies | 09-Nov-2020 | Product Brochure

Asian skin tones often present a challenge for cosmetics manufactures so; we created a special brochure with a shade chart dedicated to Asian skin tones...

Embracing the grey gradient

Embracing the grey gradient

Recorded the 03-Nov-2020 | Webinar

In the recent years, the grey hair dyes amid young people have revealed an increasing trend among women of all ages: aging gracefully. Women are embracing...

Register for free

Related suppliers

Follow us


View more