Number one flavour and fragrance house reports a drop in sales for
the second quarter, hit by a slip in European and North American
sales. International Flavors & Fragrances had expected sales to
increase by 5 per cent on 2002,...
French beauty giant L'Oréal sees a drop in consolidated sales for
the first half of 2003 to €7.14bn, reflecting a drop of 3.2 per
cent. But company remains confident that on target for annual
Procter & Gamble Germany has had the green light from US
regulatory body to proceed with its acquisition of Wella. The
company will continue to pursue the necessary regulatory and
governmental approvals in other major markets...
Unilever's €1.9bn global brand Dove will take on the dispensing
technology of Airspray for a new line of foaming cleaners. As
Unilever aims to capture the number one position in the daily face
care category in North America,...
Speciality chemicals company Cognis has launched the next
generation of its product concept for skin care - the Polymoist
Mask based on the active ingredient collagen. Using a refined
technology, the company asserts that the new mask...
Biopharmaceutical Senetek will link up with skin care company
Beiersdorf to research a range of compounds for the anti-aging
market. After the conclusion of each evaluation, Beiersdorf can
enter into licenses for the use of the compound...
The fifteenth Labelexpo Europe event is to take place at the Parcs
des Exposition, Brussels on 24 - 27 September 2003. In addition to
the exhibition - with anticipated visitors of 20,000 - a series of
seminars will cover the major...
France's city of Grasse has announced it will participate for the
first time in the 11th Annual Health and Beauty America trade show
and conference, a leading cosmetics, fragrance and personal care
event for North America, in...
US cosmetic and personal care company Revlon on Friday announced
the completion of the rights offering the company launched on 16
May this year. At the same time Revlon said that the rights
offering was fully subscribed by the public.
German beauty care company Henkel has accepted a takeover offer
from US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble for its 6.86 per
cent stake in German haircare company Wella, the company said on
Friday. P&G has been in control...
US market information company The NPD Group has entered into a
licensing agreement with international fragrance company Michael
Edwards to begin classifying prestige fragrances according to
Edwards' copyright-protected fragrance...
Emil Flachsmann, a Swiss supplier of natural compounds and
ingredients for cosmetics, is to come under the wing of flavours
multinational Frutarom, following an agreement between the two
companies announced this week.
Swiss supplier of fragrance ingredients Givaudan has decided to
start a new share buy back programme of up to 800,000 registered
shares - representing 10 per cent of the share capital, announced
the board of directors this week.
Canadians are being warned by the Canadian health advisory body,
Health Canada, not to use cosmetic nail preparations containing the
ingredient methyl methacrylate (MMA) as it is considered unsafe for
German chemicals companies Degussa of Dusseldorf and Celanese of
Kronberg today welcomed the European Commission approval for the
proposed joint venture between the two companies' European
propylene-based oxo businesses.
The Body Shop founder and ardent environmental campaigner Anita
Roddick was awarded the title of Dame as part of the Queen's
Birthday Honours released on 14 June. She was awarded the title for
her life-long work in retailing,...
In response to growing demand, beauty care product company Combe
incorporated is to start distributing a new shade of Just For Men
Haircolor, recently reformulated with vitamins and conditioners,
this spring that is specifically designed...
US company IMX Cosmetics has launched a custom cosmetics line that
allows customers to mix their own personalised recipes for lip
gloss and other cosmetics and retrieve them at in-store computer
Avon Products, a direct seller of beauty and related products, has
announced it is to retain Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to provide
entertainment-based marketing strategies for the launch of its new
beauty business 'mark'.
Givenchy's Marc Jacobs Men took the awards for Men's Fragrance
Introduction of the Year Noveau Niche: Fragrance Sold in Specialty
Stores, Private Label under 500 doors and Men's Packaging of the
Year at the 2003 annual...
As part of the company's ongoing effort to expand the industry's
widest selection of instant-foam mechanical dispensers, Dutch
company Airspray has just introduced its new WaterGuard
line, engineered for bath and shower...
Avon Products, a world leader in direct selling of beauty and
related products, today said it expects sales and earnings per
share in the second quarter and full-year 2003 to increase in line
with preliminary estimates.
The deadline for the 4th Annual International Package Design Awards
(IPDA) has been extended until June 15th. Finalists and category
leaders will be selected in seven different categories for
cosmetics, personal care, skin care and...
Coty, one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of
fragrances, announced Friday that it has signed a contract to
acquire the fragrances licenses of American fashion designers
Kenneth Cole and Marc Jacobs.
Canada's Omega Biotech, maker of the Protovin grape seed
antioxidant, has introduced its first cosmeceutical product this
month. The anti-ageing cream is said to firm and brighten the skin
and can also repair damage.
A cream composed of cetylated fatty acids (CFA) can improve quality
of life and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis, claims a
study conducted in the US by Connecticut university together with
bioceutical company Imagenetix.
This summer, the US branch of Japanese mail order company DHC
introduces its new Eau de Parfum line of six 'intoxicating'
fragrances. The blends include aromas of jasmine, sandalwood, iris,
lemongrass, vanilla, and cinnamon.
US product development and marketing company Universal Group today
announced the introduction of Old Spice High Endurance shaving
products for men for which the trademark is licensed from Procter
Worldwide cosmetics, skin care, fragrance and personal care
products company Revlon has appointed Stephanie Klein Peponis to
the newly created position of executive vice president, chief
planning and business development officer.
US product development company Universal group - that licenses the
Old Spice High Endurance trademarks from the Procter & Gamble
company - today announced the introduction of eleven new products
US division of Japanese mail order skincare company DHC introduces
alpha-arbutin white mask. The company claims alpha-arbutin is up to
ten times more effective at brightening skin than the traditional
brightening ingredient beta-arbutin.
In a bid to meet escalating demand - in particular from Central and
Eastern European markets - direct seller Oriflame Cosmetics has
acquired a toiletries and fragrances production facility near
Stockholm from Swedish company Nordium.
Israeli nutritional oil company Enzymotec claims its newly
developed natural oil based product, MultOil, has been found to
have a broad efficacy profile in skincare applications. The company
is targeting manufacturers of creams, balms,...
Leading cosmetics and toiletries manufacturer Beiersdorf has
selected Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanisate (TPV) from US company
Advanced Elastomer Systems (AES) for the new actuator head
(dispensing system) of its latest Nivea shaving...