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Credit cards from Avon?

Credit cards from Avon?

Avon is to become the first cosmetic company to put its name to a
co-branded credit card. The company's innitiative is set to cause a
ripple throughout the whole industry sector as companies strive to
stay ahead in an increasingly...

Seeing double at P&G

Seeing double at P&G

Procter and Gamble, owner of the Olay, Pantene and Head &
Shoulders lines and recent acquirer of Wella, today announced
healthy Q1 results including double-digit earnings growth for its
beauty and health care segments.

Noiro deal comes to close

Noiro deal comes to close

The deal announced in early September for the sale of Noiro, the
cosmetics and detergent business of Finnish healthcare specialist
Orion Corporation, to funds managed/advised by CapMan was closed
today.

Avon shapes up

Avon shapes up

Direct cosmetic seller Avon Products has benefited from favourable
'currency tailwinds' in the third quarter as well as strong sales
in the US, keeping it well on track to meet, or exceed, its
financial targets. Sales for...

P&G closes Wella deal

P&G closes Wella deal

Consumer products group Procter & Gamble has closed a €4.65
billion deal to purchase hair care and beauty company Wella. In
agreement with the tender offer launched at the end of April this
year P&G will purchase the additional...

Sales dip for IFF in Q2

Sales dip for IFF in Q2

Number one flavour and fragrance house reports a drop in sales for
the second quarter, hit by a slip in European and North American
sales. International Flavors & Fragrances had expected sales to
increase by 5 per cent on 2002,...

Henkel sells Wella stake

Henkel sells Wella stake

German beauty care company Henkel has accepted a takeover offer
from US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble for its 6.86 per
cent stake in German haircare company Wella, the company said on
Friday. P&G has been in control...

Makeup cocktails from IMX

Makeup cocktails from IMX

US company IMX Cosmetics has launched a custom cosmetics line that
allows customers to mix their own personalised recipes for lip
gloss and other cosmetics and retrieve them at in-store computer
kiosks.

Avon continues mark creation

Avon continues mark creation

Avon Products, a direct seller of beauty and related products, has
announced it is to retain Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to provide
entertainment-based marketing strategies for the launch of its new
beauty business 'mark'.

Givenchy wins Fifi awards

Givenchy wins Fifi awards

Givenchy's Marc Jacobs Men took the awards for Men's Fragrance
Introduction of the Year Noveau Niche: Fragrance Sold in Specialty
Stores, Private Label under 500 doors and Men's Packaging of the
Year at the 2003 annual...

Fatty acid cream for mobility

Fatty acid cream for mobility

A cream composed of cetylated fatty acids (CFA) can improve quality
of life and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis, claims a
study conducted in the US by Connecticut university together with
bioceutical company Imagenetix.

Spirited blends for women

Spirited blends for women

This summer, the US branch of Japanese mail order company DHC
introduces its new Eau de Parfum line of six 'intoxicating'
fragrances. The blends include aromas of jasmine, sandalwood, iris,
lemongrass, vanilla, and cinnamon.

Brightening up ageing skin

Brightening up ageing skin

US division of Japanese mail order skincare company DHC introduces
alpha-arbutin white mask. The company claims alpha-arbutin is up to
ten times more effective at brightening skin than the traditional
brightening ingredient beta-arbutin.

Toning up at DHC

Toning up at DHC

Japanese international skin care company DHC presents a new
botanical toner, Micro Skin Water, as the solution for dry,
dehydrated skin resulting from the hot summer weather.

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