Microdermabrasion, the process of removing dead skin by abrasion
has become the latest rage, looks set to become the next big
cosmetics procedures as more and more people plumb for ways of
reducing ageing without going under the knife,...
With personal care and cosmetics products still dominating the
non-food new product launches in the US last year, enhanced
performance, variety and a focus on youth will continue to drive
new product launches for the category in the...
French hair loss treatment Alphactif is being launched onto the US
market following its success in Europe. The all-natural formula
will be available in outlets through the US from April, reports
Teeth whitening products and anti-aeing products dominated the top
new product launches in the US, according to a new market report.
The findings provide further evidence that enhancement of physical
attributes continues to be the...
With the value of cosmetics sales booming, Russia it the next
market for interntational cosmetics and toiletries manufacturers to
try and muscle in on. Rising consumer spending power combined with
an increasing preoccupation with...
Vista Group is to launch a new natural skin care line on the US
market that is manufactured in Costa Rica. Rainforest Preserve
utilizes features clays unique to the lava fields of Central
America - a formula that aims to feed the...
Although the US market for fragrances has shown a distinct downturn
in recent years, an upturn in 2004 was driven by rising demand from
the Hispanics market, combined with the continued strength of big
name endorsements. Simon Pitman...
Basic Research has said it is working with the FDA following a
warning letter sent by the goverment regulation body stating that
marketing claims for its anti-wrinkle treatment, StriVectin-SD,
could mean the product's status...
Rohm and Haas has selected the site for its new China research and
development center in Shanghai, as part of its move to increase the
development of specialty material products for a number of Asia
Pacific industries, including personal...
The investment world has given its seal of approval to P&G's
proposed $57 billion acquisition of Gillette, with analysts
recommending Gillette shares as a good buy, but experts are
expecting that the deal will bring headaches...
L'Avenir, specialists in problem solving skin care products, is
launching a new line of products at the US mass market featuring
its Ovasome Technology - which allows the inclusion of whole eggs
in topical cosmetic formulations,...
Noveon has appointed Lipscomb Chemical Company as the distributor
for a number of its leading derivative ingredients in the US
market. The move forms part of Noveon's aim to broaden its
portfolio for the personal care category.
Campaigns for cosmetic and toiletry products are leading a major
surge in advertising expenditure in China, latest research
information shows. The findings reflect the continued growth and
investment in an industry hotly tipped for...
David and Victoria Beckham have signed a global licensing agreement
with US-based Coty Beauty. The deal will see the couple's Beckham
Beauty House launch a male fragrance under David Beckham's name in
both European and US...
Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries has signed up global music icon Enrique
Iglesias for a multi-year deal to front True Star Men, a new
fragrance within the division's master brand collection due to be
launched worldwide in Autumn 2005.
Sabinsa Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of herbal
extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals,
has appointed new agents in France and Germany for its
cosmeceutical line as part of a drive to extend its...
Inamed a global health care company, and its partner Ipsen, a
European pharmaceutical group, are to distribute rights of Ipsen's
botulinum toxin Type A product in selected international markets,
Nicara a recent UK start up skincare company, has launched a new
range of spa products, based on natural botanical ingredients. The
range is further evidence of the further growth of this small but
increasingly popular ingredients...
US Cosmetics giant MAC has confirmed that singer Diana Ross has
signed up to promote the company's 2005 Beauty Icon launch. The
deal comes after the singer allegedly postponed signing the
contract because she was not happy with...
Cosmeceuticals, or supplements that target skin health and beauty,
are seeing fast growth in Europe since emerging as a new concept
but much of the growth so far has come from a handful of brands,
reports Dominique Patton.
In the US a woman lawyer is suing two cosmetic companies, including
global leader Estee Lauder, over what is said to be false
advertising claims relating to anti-ageing products marketed by the
The cosmetics and personal care sector is being driven by health
awarenes, spurred on by both the media and governments. A recent
report on the subject suggests that the line between cosmetic and
medical products will become increasingly...
Contrary to many reports that men's grooming is a major boom sector
a recent report indicates that British men are more interested in
keeping the contents of their bathroom cabinets down to a minimum.
Simon Pitman reports.
With clinics in the UK reporting a huge influx of clients seeking
Botox treatments in the run up to Christmas, specialists are now
reporting that an increasing number of younger people are now using
it as a preventative treatment....
In Poland, strong economic growth, low taxes and accession to the
European Union have helped to attract increasing levels of
investment from leading cosmetic and personal care companies
looking to increase their footing in Europe's...
Baltic Cosmetic Holding has been established by a capital company
to muscle in ton the rapidly growing and highly profitable beauty
service markets of the Baltic States and is eyeing expansion on the
Kruzas Nordic Cosmetics Distribution, a new cosmetics distribution
company serving the Baltic states and Russia, went into operation
from 1 January, 2005. An amalgamation of two existing distribution
companies, it is aiming to be...
In the US Suncoast Naturals says that its subsidiary, OptiLiving,
has agreed to sell its Caribbean Pacific line of natural suncare
and skincare products to Mosaic Nutriceuticals Corporation in a
cash, debt and stock transaction valued...
With the market for teeth whitening products beginning to pick up
in Europe, the more advanced US market is already embracing the
next step in dentistry treatments, as pressed ceramics becomes the
preferred veneer, reports Simon Pitman.
Results of a UK study have highlighted how over the counter (OTC)
benzoyl peroxide lotion is as good as prescription antibiotics for
the treatment of mild to moderate facial acne, reports Simon
Tennis star Andy Roddick has signed an exclusive license agreement
with Parlux Fragrances to launch a signature fragrance under his
own name. Parlux expects to launch the fragrance before spring 2006
and it is said that Roddick will...
High profile entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the man behind the
Easy brand, has turned his hand to men's cosmetics with the launch
of a nine product range for the UK market. The launch aims to
muscle in on the growing male...
As Elizabeth Arden reveals that strong Internet sales are helping
to push sales of its Britney Spears fragrance, experts reveal that
selling online is set to become the way forward for future
fragrance sales, reports Simon Pitman.
The anti-ageing market is currently by far the fastest growing
segment in the cosmetics markets. But with the population getting
older - and scientists even predicting that individuals could soon
attain longevity of 1,000 years -...
Kimberly-Clark is extending its Huggies brand in the US with the
launch of a complete line of bath and body products. The move aims
to capitalise on the value of the Huggies brand in an effort to
extend its reach into the under-penetrated...