North Castle Partners, an equity firm focused on the healthy living
and aging marketplace, has announced the acquisition of
cosmeceutical manufacturer HDS Cosmetics Lab. Cosmeceuticals are
the key to future growth in the skin care...
L'Oréal has announced a good start to 2004 following the release of
its first quarter results. The company saw growth in all of its
cosmetic divisions despite a high base of comparrison against last
year's results. The dermatology...
Value sales of cosmetics and toiletries in Spain increased by 5.6
per cent in 2003, reports Euromonitor. However this increase
represented an ongoing slowdown in average growth rates for the
country, a common characteristic in most...
For years lavender - known for its relaxation benefits - has been
encorporated in the formulation of various cosmetic products to
induce beauty sleep. However until now the fragrance had not
actually been proven to have sleep aiding...
YSL Beauté - part of Italian luxury-goods firm Gucci Group - has
reported a drop in sales for the fourth quarter of 2003. As the
Gucci Group records its best ever quarterly revenue results, Beauté
stands out as the division struggling...
Palomar Medical Technologies has announced that it has received
clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market
its first laser handpiece for the treatment of acne. According to
the American Academy of Dermatology,...
Private label and added-value products promoting wellness and
beauty are expected to see future growth in Germany in 2005,
reports Euromonitor. More confident consumer spending is expected
as Germany shows signs of recovery after...
A container made from Eastman Chemical Company's Glass
Polymer copolyester resin has been choosen for the latest
Alexander McQueen designer label toiletry product, Kingdom. The
material is boasted to have crystal-clear properties...
Participants at the annual meeting of the Association for
Chemoreception Sciences later this month will learn that cinnamon -
as a flavour or fragrance - could boost brain simulation related to
attentinal processes, according to...
US hydrocolloid firm International Specialty Products (ISP)
continues to consolidate its position in the ingredients sector
announcing the acquisition of UK ingredients company Hallcrest. In
March this year the ambitious company acquired...
Expression is to be the key word for design innovation in 2004,
according to the German Gerresheimer group that exhibited at
Cosmoprof in Bologna over the weekend. New design ideas were
filtered from regional and international markets...
Vorwerk & Co - a German direct selling business - has announced
it is to acquire beauty care company Jafra Cosmetics. The
acquisition represents the expansion of Vorwerk into the cosmetic,
fragrance and skin care market, the largest...
Technology Flavours & Fragrances (TFF), has reported a dramatic
slide in net income for 2003. The US company's results were
unfavourably impacted by a reduction in sales and an increase in
operating costs attributable to...
The Sense of Smell Institute (SOSI) has commissioned a White Paper
to review recent research findings on the beneficial effects of
peppermint. Numerous studies have linked the ingredient with
improved mental and physical performance.
Del Laboratories - a mass-market manufacturer of nail care products
- has announced it is to license Elizabeth Arden trademarks for its
new salon product line. The agreement marks the company's first
entree into the professional...