All news articles for July 2013

Interactive kiosks, a colour cosmetic player's ticket to the top?

Interactive kiosks, a colour cosmetic player's ticket to the top?

By Michelle Yeomans

In an era where consumers are becoming increasingly reliant on technology, color cosmetic players like Benefit are constantly investing in new interactive ways to grab the consumers' attention. Here Cosmetics Design rounds up the latest digital launches that...

Scientists urge EC to not 'ignore the science' on EDCs

Scientists urge EC to not 'ignore the science' on EDCs

By Chris BARKER

71 toxicologists have written to the European Commission’s chief scientific advisor Anne Glover urging her to change plans to regulate endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which are allegedly present in many cosmetics.

Beauty packaging boosts mixed results for MWV

Beauty packaging boosts mixed results for MWV

By Simon Pitman

Packaging and specialty chemical giant MWV has announced group results for its second quarter that underline a mixed performance, but beauty sales help to buoy prop up poor performances in other segments.

SPF found to be key in makeup and skin care as market booms

SPF found to be key in makeup and skin care as market booms

By Michelle Yeomans

According to market researcher NPD Group, demand for makeup and skincare with SPF is booming as the segment reached $1.1 billion in US prestige department stores from June 2012 to May 2013, a 24 percent increase from three years ago.

Givaudan boosted by results from emerging markets

Givaudan boosted by results from emerging markets

By Chris BARKER

International fragrance, consumer products and flavor giant Givaudan reported a 5.7 percent growth in sales for the first half of 2013, with a solid performance bolstered by high growth in Latin America and other emerging markets.