CVS, the US' largest chain of drugstores, is copying department
stores and adding beauty and skin care centres staffed by
consultants trained to analyse skin types and recommend a specific
skin care line, writes Louise Sheridan.
Biotechnology company Helix BioMedix has announced that on 3 May
2004 it conducted the final closing under a private placement
equity financing, which raised a total of US$2.37 million (€1.95 m)
including US$1.1 million (€0.9 m) from...
Oman-based luxury brand perfumery Amouage, best known for the
original fragrance of the same name created by the legendary French
perfumier Guy Robert, has launched a brand new fragrance for women,
named Esprit d'Amouage, writes...
German manufacturer Degussa has launched a product called Aqua
Foundation that uses a 'dry water' process, which it says converts
solutions containing water-dispersible pigments, vitamins, plant
extracts and other active...
During InCosmetics 2004 in Milan last week, Pentapharm - a Swiss
supplier of naturally derived active ingredients - presented its
new anti-ageing products. Its Pepha-nutrix and Pepha-tight actives
are claimed to help strengthen the...
One of the current needs of the personal care industry is to reduce
the damaging effects that UV exposure has on hair. Nalco Company,
in partnership with NK Chemicals Europe, thinks it may have the
answer with its new UV-absorbing...
Helix BioMedix has announced the results of a recently completed
12-week consumer product test that compared the company's
anti-wrinkle peptide, HB168, with Renova, a currently marketed FDA
approved product. The study was conducted...
Improved fragrance sales in Europe, boosted by modest gains in
currency conversions, increased first quarter results for the US
fragrance giant International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF).
Strategies in 2003, to help get the company...
The Hungarian market for cosmetic and toiletry products is set to
grow by a further 33 per cent, predicts Euromonitor. Accession into
the European Union this week and increased capacity for consumer
spending will boost the country's...
International Specialty Products (ISP), a global supplier of
speciality chemicals, has presented a new range of products this
week at the In-Cosmetics 2004 exhibition in Milan. New
preservatives, esters and emollients were among some...
According to new research from independent market analyst
Datamonitor, teenagers are using personal care products including
cosmetics, makeup and hair care items for a variety of purposes; as
a means to establish their sense of identity,...
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...