It is always said that it is what's on the inside that counts, but
can what's inside make you look better on the outside? A rise in
so-called 'cosmeceuticals,' or beauty foods, is about to emerge,
The popular Sephora cosmetics chain, owned by luxury goods
powerhouse LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is searching for
stores in Canada as it looks at taking on domestic department
stores that currently dominate cosmetics retailing.
It appears that the beauty media and the average consumer disagree
when it comes to selecting their favourite brands and products. In
the biggest survey of its kind Tesco invited Britain's media and
more than half a million women...
With five million contaminated and unregistered cosmetics being
seized in stores across Thailand this week, counterfeit cosmetics
and perfumes are becoming a serious global issue. As increasing
numbers of fraudsters turn their activities...
Atrium this week announced its full acquisition of active
ingredient supplier Siricie. The €1.6 million cash deal
demonstrates the trend of biotechnology companies moving further
towards novel products.
Chindex International, US distributor of western healthcare
products and services, today announced it has established a joint
venture with Nesh Cosmetics of Israel to distribute its Natural
Formula brand in China, the world's...
Croda International, one of the world's largest manufacturer of raw
materials for the cosmetic industry, has signed a a global
distribution and collaboration agreement with Keratec, a New
Zealand wool biotechnology company.
China appears to be the latest Asian country to attract the
attention of the western cosmetics industry. Faced with a maturing
market in Japan, the nation's largest cosmetics company, Shiseido
has turned its attention to China.
By Terry is to produce and market a skincare range to be on shelves
by September 2004. Although previously integrating skincare
properties into make-up, this is the first sign that the creator of
Yves Saint Laurent cosmetics is to...
Packaging group Ileos has introduced Swift Open sachets as the
latest addition to its Flexpaq range ofsampling vehicles. The new
sachet, claimed to be unique in design, is not the only innovation
to be revealed by the company this...
Tokyo is set to become L'Oréal's third largest operational centre
today, following the company's shareholding extension in Japenese
Shu Uemura Cosmetics. The agreement confirms the company's
commitment to globalising...
Cashing in on the trend towards natural ingredients, and benefiting
from the synergy with its sister company SilPRO that markets silk
essence powder, New Silk Road is keen to push silk as the natural
Cosmetic science is at the heart of an exhibition that started
today in Birmingham, UK. Organised by the British Society of
Cosmetic Scientists, SCS Formulate is a platform for a programme of
technical presentations dealing with new...
Swiss company Ciba Specialty Chemicals has designed a new
technology to protect cosmetic products from the damaging effects
of light. Working hand in hand with cosmetic ingredients, the new
technology is claimed to increase shelf...
Advantage Marketing Systems has obtained the rights for the
distribution, marketing and worldwide product sales of a patented
facial line reducing serum. Signed with Nino Sorgente, under the
agreement AMS will initially roll out the...
The young French cosmetics brand Omare has expanded its line of
marine body and facial care products to include a new range of
algae-based gels, serums, creams and lotions targeting beauty
salons and spas.
Lipid-based ingredients company Enzymotec has come up with a new
cosmetic line based on its ingredient MultOil, to fight wrinkles
and moisturise the skin. The young Israeli company claims that the
product could induce collagen stimulation...
Powerful antioxidant properties found in the regal fruit of Roman
cuisine - the pomegranate - could protect the skin from changes
that might lead to cancer. Can we soon expect to see these
ingredients incorporated into skin creams?
German speciality chemicals supplier BASF has increased production
of its specialty amine, dimethylaminopropylamine - used to create
mild personal care products - in response to increased demand and
in total has recently passed the...
Procter and Gamble, owner of the Olay, Pantene and Head &
Shoulders lines and recent acquirer of Wella, today announced
healthy Q1 results including double-digit earnings growth for its
beauty and health care segments.
Kao, Japan's leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals and
personal care and household products, and Kanebo, the country's
second largest cosmetics maker, have announced a provisional
agreement to consolidate the two companies'...
US-based market research firm Kline & Company is to undertake a
study to investigate trends and opportunities among manufacturers
and marketers of specialty active ingredients for the cosmetic and
The consortium led by German coffee company Tchibo has signed an
agreement to purchase a 40 per cent holding in Nivea creams maker
Beiersdorf from German insurer Allianz, upping the stakes in a
potential takeover bidding war between...
Consumer goods giant Colgate-Palmolive announced on Monday it has
agreed to sell its European laundry detergent brands to rival
Procter & Gamble in order to focus on its oral and personal
Better business plans, closer consumer relationships, tighter
customer partnerships, more sustainable growth' was the slogan
provided by Procter & Gamble's president A.G. Lafley in an
upbeat address to the company's...
UK-based engineering group IMI is to branch out into cosmetic
retail display design with its £47 million acquisition of Artform
International, a European specialist in Point-of-Purchase
development and manufacturing.
The wind might have changed direction for UK-based The Body Shop
with the natural beauty company reporting first half figures for
2003 that showed profit before tax rose to £9.1 million, compared
to a loss of £0.7 million for the...
RPC Bramlage has developed a custom-designed jar for cosmetics
manufacturer Schwarzkopf-Henkel's new Taft Fixing hair gel.
Combining speed and quality, the new jar was apparently ready for
production just 13 weeks after initial...
Global research and development specialist DuPont has developed a
new technology, Delrin Decorating Solutions, designed to give
package designers more ways to combine the look of luxury with high
functionality in cosmetic closures...
The US arm of Croda has announced the launch of a new silicon
alternative, an emollient ester said to retain a silicone-like feel
while bringing greater functionality to make-up and sunscreen
Unilever Cosmetics International today announced the creation of a
new global marketing role for its designer prestige fragrance
divisions: Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Unilever Prestige and European
Swedish company Lipid Technologies Provider has announced the
signing of a substantial investment agreement with DSM Venturing
for development of pharmaceutical delivery systems based on its
Bayer Chemicals is to present new formulations for the detergents
and cosmetics industry at the SEPAWA conference taking place in
Germany this week, to include complexing and dispersing agents from
the Baypure range and its Bayrepel...
Adding to its wide selection of foam technology dispensers,
non-aerosol-dispenser specialist Airspray was demonstrating its new
'foaming fragrance' concept this week at the 2003 HBA Health Beauty
The deal announced in early September for the sale of Noiro, the
cosmetics and detergent business of Finnish healthcare specialist
Orion Corporation, to funds managed/advised by CapMan was closed
Door-to-door cosmetics giant Avon digs deeper into Russian beauty
market with a hefty $40 million (€35m) investment in production
facilities, helping to hit the company's $500 million Russian sales
target for 2007.
Concern is prevalent among most marketers about the threats that
the new brands from dermatologists like Fredric Brandt and N.V.
Perricone bring to the industry, reveals a new study from market
consultants Kline & Company. And...