All news articles for July 2014

Avon turnaround is ‘taking longer than anticipated’

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Avon turnaround is ‘taking longer than anticipated’

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Avon Products admits that the company’s turnaround is taking longer than expected due to a difficult financial climate and tough markets, after announcing profits shrank in its second quarter.

Revlon remains confident despite Q2 profit stall

Revlon remains confident despite Q2 profit stall

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Make-up manufacturer Revlon has had to battle against a struggling color cosmetics market in the US but remains positive as although profits are down, there has been a small sales increase, particularly in the Professional segment.

Mintel: a gallery of hair care innovations

Mintel: a gallery of hair care innovations

By Michelle Yeomans

According to Mintel, there are many opportunities to drive sales in the mature shampoo/conditioner market, from more beauty-enhancing/functional men's shampoos to products featuring positive and aspirational benefits for older women. 

Is fragrance allergy partly psychosomatic?

Is fragrance allergy partly psychosomatic?

By Simon Pitman

Scientists in the US have been conducting research that suggests some individuals with allergic reactions to smell may be caused by what they think they smell, rather than the actual scent.

Star beauty blogger facing lawsuit

Star beauty blogger facing lawsuit

By Lucy Whitehouse

A dance music record label in the US is suing one of the world’s most famous beauty bloggers, Michelle Phan, alleging that she used music from their artists in her YouTube beauty reviews without permission.