All news articles for December 2014

Editor’s Pick For 2014: The Top Five Articles

Editor’s Pick For 2014: The Top Five Articles

By Simon Pitman

It has been a fast-paced year for the industry, with many of the global markets gathering momentum after the protracted economic downturn, which has translated into a fast pace of development.

'Twas the year for skin care, but not for sun care

'Twas the year for skin care, but not for sun care

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

As the Holiday season is upon us and we wave goodbye to another year (where did the time go?!) it is time to reflect on what happened in the industry and pick out the success stories and the underperformers.

Does the cosmetics world know it’s Christmas time again?

Does the cosmetics world know it’s Christmas time again?

By Simon Pitman

Christmas and the holiday season can often seem like a license for the creatives in the cosmetics industry to let rip. And some of the launches highlighted in this special gallery from Mintel are certainly evidence of that.

Avon settles long-standing bribery case with $15m fine

Avon settles long-standing bribery case with $15m fine

By Simon Pitman

Avon Products confirmed a settle with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to its long-standing litigation concerning overseas business practices.

William Reed Business Media Holiday video

Festive Film

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Color cosmetics are cheating!

Color cosmetics are cheating!

By Deanna Utroske

Consumers are more interested in skincare products that ensure the appearance of wellness and a healthy complexion, according to industry research scientist Yulia Park who devotes her energy to measuring product efficacy rather than formulating makeup.  

Green labelling to be on the agenda at Organic Monitor Masterclass

Green labelling to be on the agenda at Organic Monitor Masterclass

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Organic Monitor aims to encourage green labels and certification schemes in North America with its next Masterclass, giving an update on green standards, market developments, and addressing the technical issues associated with developing natural and organic...