Although ethnic personal care in the UK, US and South Africa has
experienced steady growth in recent years, it has failed to live up
to early expectations. A recent report highlights that steady
market growth will continue, but that...
China's government is set to free up the market for direct sales in
the country, a move that is likely to allow the direct sale of
cosmetics by international companies such as Avon, Nu Skin and
Oriflame. Simon Pitman reports.
An investment arm of the Canada-based Onex Corporation, Onex
Partners LP, has announced it has acquired the parent company of
Cosmetics Essence (CEI) - the largest contract manufacturer of
alcohol-based fragrance products in the United...
Ahead of Beiersdorf's third quarterly financial results, analysts
are warning that the Germany-based manufactuer of personal care
products is heading for a weak performance, citing a slow domestic
market as one of the leading...
US biotechnology company Helix BioMedix has entered a strategic
venture with Body Blue to market its proprietary peptides for use
in a number of products such as anti-wrinkle lotions, anti-acne
gels, deodorants and mouthwashes. The...
Stars are rarely out of the cosmetics limelight, and this week we
report on US singer Jessica Simpson being sued by a cosmetic
supplier of the Dessert brand she endorses. Also more details on
Unilevers plans to cut its advertising...
Swedish cosmetics company Oriflame is about to launch a new line of
products called Indulgence, combining essential oils and
all-natural products. Tapping in on the premium end of the mass
market, the line is said to focus on giving...
Estee Lauder has reported a strong first quarter, with profits
rising 23 per cent to $95 million. And like the rash of other
cosmetics companies posting good results in the last week, it is
the international markets outside of the...
Carton packaging continues to be significant for the cosmetics
industry, with steady global market growth of 9 per cent in the
period 1998-2003 largely represented by a visible shift towards
secondary packaging for mass market brands.
Chemical analysts have discovered that a Roman face cream, believed
to be nearly 2000 years old, shares the same fundamental
formulation ingredients as modern-day cosmetics products. Tom
A declining US personal care sector, twinned with the sluggish
growth of personal care products across Europe have failed to halt
an overall increase in the global personal care market, despite
Latin America and a number of emerging...
Growing concern about personal appearance amongst the older
generation is set to boost sales of cosmetics items such as hair
loss remedies and acne treatments in the US and Western Europe.
According to a new study sales of such products...
Despite Wella reporting a 7.2 per cent increase in sales for its
core cosmetics and fragrance business in the first six months of
the year, the company has reported a drop in group profits bought
on by restructuring costs - a factor...