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...
Wella, the German maker of hair-care and beauty products, has
forecast a 'year of challenges' for 2004 after the group reported a
significant drop in net profit. Recently acquired by Procter &
Gamble, the company was...
Shaklee Corporation, the health and wellness company, has
introduced a colour cosmetics collection claimed to be better for
skin than wearing no makeup at all. The new line - called New
Minerelles - contains natural ingredients thought...
Disposable wipes have evolved into a global business concept
generating more than $5 billion in sales a year, reports
Euromonitor. Achieving strong double-digit growth year after year,
the category now assumes a major role in the...
Parents should exercise caution when choosing skin care products
for allergic children, warns a new study by the American Academy of
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. One in four of the cosmetic
products tested for the study contained...
University of Sydney researchers have found that UVA rays - which
age the skin but do not burn - can cause DNA damage. The finding
suggests sunscreens must protect against both UVA and UVB rays to
provide proper protection from disease,...
L'Oréal has been named 'Packager of the Year' for 2003 by
CPC Packaging, an American trade journal for the cosmetics and
personal care industry. The award underlines the Group's capacity
to meet consumer needs...
De Witt - a British personal care company - has acquired T-Zone, a
tea-tree oil based skincare brand. The agreement is central to De
Witt's ambitious expansion strategy, which has seen the company
increase its turnover by 19...
The anti-aging product market grew by 13 per cent last year - more
than doubling its previous two-year growth rate - reports the NPD
Group. It comes as no suprise therefore that increasing numbers of
pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies...
Cosmetics maker Elizabeth Arden, a company not particularly known
for its teenage appeal, is bringing Britney Spears on board to
develop her own fragrance. The deal has been cited as 'risky' by
analysts, raising more controversy...