Anti-ageing, cellulite and skin whitening are the words on
everyone's lips this year at InCosmetics 2004 in Italy. As Estee
Lauder reports double digit sales for its third quarter, the
company's R&D vice president Dr...
Sonoco, a global packaging company, has signed a definitive
agreement to acquire privately held CorrFlex Graphics, a US
point-of-purchase (POP) display company, for an all-cash purchase
price of approximately €210 million.
Dow Corning has added a new silicone quaternary microemulsion for
hair care to its silicon-based product list. Debuting at
InCosmetics in Milan today, the new ingredient is claimed to be
multifunctional, helping to protect hair from...
Nu Skin Enterprises, a worldwide direct seller of personal care
products, has reported a 20 per cent increase in net revenue.
Foreign currency fluctuations, product launches in the US and
momentum in Mainland China have all been attributed...
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Chinese government
have announced a trading agreement to reverse action taken in China
earlier this year that suspended, on public health grounds, the
importation of US cosmetics.
Avery Dennison Roll Materials Europe has unveiled Fasson
Iridescent, a multi-layered film in their premium packaging range,
claimed to give designers a creative means of achieving
multi-colour shelf impact, without the use of additional...
Wella - the German maker of cosmetics and fragrances - has filed a
lawsuit against Gucci in a dispute over the length of its perfume
licensing contract. Italian luxury goods maker Gucci, has not held
the rights to produce fragrances...
Inamed and Genzyme Corporations have announced the US Food and Drug
Administration's (FDA) approval of Hylaform, a new aesthetic filler
claimed to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
The hyaluronic acid-based...
Swallowfield - a UK cosmetics and toiletries manufacturer - is to
overhaul business in a bid to reposition itself as an international
supplier of contract outsourcing services to the toiletry,
household and cosmetics markets. Operations...
As a global shift emerges towards increased hypermarket sales of
toiletries and cosmetics, there seems to be little standing in the
way of Tesco's health and beauty sector cashing in on the growing
Having announced strong half-yearly results, Malaysian Palm Oil
producer Golden Hope says that it will be looking to markets such
as China to exploit its growing oleochemicals division in an effort
to increase its presence in the...
Economic recession seems to have had little impact on the French
cosmetics and toiletries market. Sales in the country - valued at
almost €11 billion - rose by 5 per cent in 2003, the same annual
growth rate experienced for the past...
The Lubrizol Corporation has announced the acquisition of Noveon
International, a speciality chemical producer, to create a combined
company. The move complements Lubrizol's existing businesses in
fluid technologies and will...
Dream Cosmetics is to function as a wholly owned subsidiary of
Polysciences, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and laboratory
products. The acquisition doubles Polysciences' capabilities to
formulate and manufacture private-label...
Exposing unprotected skin to the sun several times a week is
necessary to prevent vitamin D deficiency, claims a new US study.
The report has been criticised by SPF suncream manufacturers
however who argue that any unprotected exposure...