"Get sexy lips with once a day application". You may not believe it
but this is a beauty product ad targeted to men. Beauty products
companies have identified men as another sales growth driving
opportunity with new research...
A professor is demanding that the US government builds on its
recent ruling that major allergens in food products be clearly
visible on product labels, by passing a similar piece of
legislation for fragranced products.
Marketers of health and beauty products are watching the ageing
population of major markets in North America and western Europe
with great interest, knowing that the trend towards living longer
is bringing with it increased demand...
Health Canada is warning consumers not to use Sesa Hair Supplement
capsules, a product designed to treat hair loss, after it was found
to be contaminated with unacceptable levels of lead, causing
potential serious adverse effects,...
The times when men had little choice when it came to skin care
products are well past. This month Tolsom will join the crowd,
launching a skin care for men range through e-tailer and direct
German chemicals group Merck is introducing two new pigments for
cosmetics. Xirona Kiwi Rose and Xirona Volcanic Fire are said to
have high lustre and interesting colour changes, and are suitable
for all types of care and decorative...
Olay Vitamins Complete Woman's Multivitamin has received a beauty
and health care industry Glammy Award for new products, sponsored
by the US National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Glamour
magazine and Chain Drug Review magazine.
US-based specialists in alpha hydroxyacid (AHA) technology
NeoStrata has launched its Skin Healthy Home Resurfacing Peel
System, an integrated home-use regimen of medically driven skin
treatment products to help consumers initiate...
Procter & Gamble announced it has signed a US$30 million (€24
m) contract for future business over the next 18 months with
Amantea Nonwovens, a minority-owned nonwovens company, to provide
materials for tampons and nappies (diapers).
UK-based Disperse Technologies has announced its acquisition of
cosmetics wholesaler and distributor Elizabeth French. The
company's cosmetics brands target the pre-teen through to
mid-twenties market. Researchers at Mintel estimate...
While almost two-thirds of consumers say that supermarkets are
their first choice retailers of toiletries and household goods,
nearly 40 per cent of them still prefer to purchase cosmetics from
specialist stores and pharmacies.
While it is too soon to tell whether the influx of footballers for
Euro 2004 has had a measurable impact on sales of hair styling
mousses and gels and other men's grooming products, market analysts
Euromonitor have published...
China's metrosexuals, the "ai-mei nanren" (love-beauty men), are
spending their rising disposable incomes in beauty salons, and
contributing to the 8 per cent value growth experienced in the
The UK Co-operative Group is marking the National Cruelty-Free Week
with special cosmetics and toiletries promotions and has announced
that it has become the first retailer to be awarded the British
Union for the Abolition of Vivisection's...
The metrosexual trend is extending to the younger generation as
more than 80 per cent of American teenaged boys aged 13-17 splash
on some scent, according to a report published by US market
research company NPD.
A number of perfume retailers in Germany, led by InterCos and
Parma-Aurel, have formed an alliance named Beauty Alliance
Deutschland that is expected to generate a total annual turnover of
around €650 million.
Grandson of company founder William Lauder, who assumes the role of
chief executive officer at Estee Lauder from tomorrow, is believed
to be the driving force behind the company's move into mid-range
mass market brands.
France is witnessing two upmarket product line launches for its
cosmetics market this month, the first being a range of make-ups
for T. LeClerc's Look Illusion brand, the second being two new sun
products to add to Laboratoire...
With new EU regulations coming into force on both the testing of
chemicals and cosmetics, the demand for alternatives to animal
experiments has escalated. The European Commission is committed to
a reduction in animal testing, as evidenced...
Ashley Judd is the latest celebrity to be enlisted as the 'face' of
a range of cosmetics products. An Estee Lauder division BeautyBank
has unveiled the actress as the personality representing their new
skincare and cosmetics...
A growing interest in personal grooming among males, part of the
so-called "metrosexual" phenomenon, is contributing to growth in
personal care categories around the world, according to a report
published by market analysts...
The Fragrance Foundation has announced the winners of its 2004 FiFi
Awards, the perfume industry's 'Oscars', at a ceremony hosted by
actress Sigourney Weaver in New York. Commercially successful
Burberry Brit picked...
Elizabeth Arden has announced that Britney Spears will launch a new
fragrance, called 'Curious', in the autumn. Jennifer Lopez,
meanwhile, has announced an encore to her best-selling Glow by J
Lo, which is due on the shelves...
City Lips has announced the launch of a new colour-pigmented range
of its Collagen Lip Plumping Treatment containing its oligopeptides
and Celadrol formulation, and plans to launch in more European
As the Russian economy stabilises and improves, Avon says that the
country is its fastest growing market and Euromonitor predicts huge
growth over the next 10-15 years, with a potential cosmetics and
toiletries market of US$15-18...
Consumer attitudes are blurring the boundaries between health and
beauty, driving growth in cosmeceuticals and creating new
challenges for marketers and retailers, according to Sarah Wilcox
and Jim Lucas, senior vice presidents...
Representatives from members of the Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN) have gathered for a three-day cosmetics conference
in Bangkok to discuss the regulatory environment of the cosmetics
US-listed pharmaceutical company Valeant has announced plans to
build its Kinerase anti-wrinkle moisture-retaining skin care brand
into a global product line by launching a series of line
extensions, expanding into new European markets...
Only a fifth of health and beauty products purchased by ethnic
consumers in the US are specifically formulated for that market,
according to a report published by market research company Packaged
As Clarins prepares to open a new beauty institute in Poland next
Thursday, Euromonitor has published a report forecasting growth for
the cosmetics and toiletries industry following the country's
accession to the European Union...
German-based Beiersdorf has launched seasonal hair care products on
the domestic market under the celebrity stylist Marlies Möller
brand that aim to protect the hair from the effects of UV
radiation, salt and chlorine, writes Louise...
As the curtain rises on next week's World Perfumery Congress in
France, no doubt the industry's noses and company executives will
discuss Estée Lauder's Sean John and Beyoncé fragrances and Britney
Datamonitor has said that the next few months will be crucially
important for the UK toothpaste market as manufacturers launch new
products in a bid to get consumers to 'trade up' to premium
personal care products.
Euromonitor has published a timely report on the Brazilian
cosmetics and toiletries industry as Natura Cosmeticos prepares to
list on the Novo Mercado in the country's first IPO in more than
two years, writes Louise Sheridan.
Moritex Europe has launched an electronic device that measures skin
moisture, elasticity, oiliness and sebum content for professional
use in salons and at point-of-sale that can demonstrate the
efficacy of beauty products.