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.
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...
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...
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,...
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Chinese government
have announced a trading agreement to reverse action taken in China
earlier this year that suspended, on public health grounds, the
importation of US cosmetics.
As a global shift emerges towards increased hypermarket sales of
toiletries and cosmetics, there seems to be little standing in the
way of Tesco's health and beauty sector cashing in on the growing
Economic recession seems to have had little impact on the French
cosmetics and toiletries market. Sales in the country - valued at
almost €11 billion - rose by 5 per cent in 2003, the same annual
growth rate experienced for the past...
North Castle Partners, an equity firm focused on the healthy living
and aging marketplace, has announced the acquisition of
cosmeceutical manufacturer HDS Cosmetics Lab. Cosmeceuticals are
the key to future growth in the skin care...
Value sales of cosmetics and toiletries in Spain increased by 5.6
per cent in 2003, reports Euromonitor. However this increase
represented an ongoing slowdown in average growth rates for the
country, a common characteristic in most...
Palomar Medical Technologies has announced that it has received
clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market
its first laser handpiece for the treatment of acne. According to
the American Academy of Dermatology,...
Private label and added-value products promoting wellness and
beauty are expected to see future growth in Germany in 2005,
reports Euromonitor. More confident consumer spending is expected
as Germany shows signs of recovery after...
US hydrocolloid firm International Specialty Products (ISP)
continues to consolidate its position in the ingredients sector
announcing the acquisition of UK ingredients company Hallcrest. In
March this year the ambitious company acquired...
Vorwerk & Co - a German direct selling business - has announced
it is to acquire beauty care company Jafra Cosmetics. The
acquisition represents the expansion of Vorwerk into the cosmetic,
fragrance and skin care market, the largest...
Del Laboratories - a mass-market manufacturer of nail care products
- has announced it is to license Elizabeth Arden trademarks for its
new salon product line. The agreement marks the company's first
entree into the professional...
Disposable wipes have evolved into a global business concept
generating more than $5 billion in sales a year, reports
Euromonitor. Achieving strong double-digit growth year after year,
the category now assumes a major role in the...
The anti-aging product market grew by 13 per cent last year - more
than doubling its previous two-year growth rate - reports the NPD
Group. It comes as no suprise therefore that increasing numbers of
pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies...
Cosmetics maker Elizabeth Arden, a company not particularly known
for its teenage appeal, is bringing Britney Spears on board to
develop her own fragrance. The deal has been cited as 'risky' by
analysts, raising more controversy...
Grooming time for British men has increased to an average of 3.1
hours per week - outstripping the average female grooming time of
just 2.5 hours - according to a new report from Datamonitor.
Manufacturers are advised to persevere...
Seeing off a drop in sales for the first three quarters of 2003, US
flavours company Technology Flavors & Fragrances (TFF) drives
further into new product development in the area of cosmeceuticals,
announcing a new link up with...
A rise in global demand for titanium dioxide - a natural sourced
pigment used in cosmetics and suncream - has led Millennium
Chemicals to introduce a price increase for its Tiona titanium
dioxide (TiO2) products sold in Asia, Africa,...
OT Over Time - a new company founded by former Procter & Gamble
employees - thinks it has found a niche market in the highly
competitive personal care sector. The US company is to target
'tween' boys between 9 and 16...
UK chemical stalwart Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) will spin
off the food ingredients arm of its struggling flavour and
fragrance business Quest to Irish ingredients group Kerry. The move
is part of Quest's attempt to refocus...
L'Oréal may be seeking to acquire Alberto-Culver to ward off
competition in the US hair-care market. With the acquisitions of
Clairol in 2001 and Wella last year, Procter & Gamble has made
it clear that it is trying to usurp...
Avon Products is to closely follow developments in China this year
for a change in direct-selling legislation. Avon - the world's
largest direct seller of cosmetics to consumers - says it is ready
to resume direct-sales in the...
Demand for cosmetic and toiletry chemicals is to increase 5 per
cent a year to $6.8 billion in 2008, reports a new US study.
Advances will be driven by the growing use of active ingredients
designed to enhance appearance and counter...
L'Oréal has opened a new manufacturing plant in India with a
production capacity of up to 100 million units per year. The new
factory is to supply India - where L'Oréal sales grew by 33.4 per
cent in 2003 - and other neighbouring...
France's perfume and cosmetics industry has reported a domestic and
global sales increase of 1.6 per cent for 2003. Findings show that
the French remain the world's top users of cosmetics and fragrances
with half a milion...
Claims that products are 'dermatologically tested' are
confusing and potentially misleading, say researchers. Health
Which? findings show that there needs to be an industry-wide
definition for what the claim actually means.
Palomar Medical Technologies - a leading researcher and developer
of light-based systems for hair removal - has announced an 85-fold
increase in net profits for its year end financial results. Over
the past eight years the trend towards...
Sun Protection Factor (SPF) cosmetics are expected to flood the
market this year following the heatwave in Europe last summer.
Cosmetic brands - such as Artdeco and Nivea - have already
announced their plans to introduce new 2004...
Poland's public finance committee has recommended the government to
keep the excise taxes on cosmetics. The decision - reached by a
marginal vote - makes the country the only EU member state to
harbour such a duty.
The European Commission has announced it is to further assess the
risk of chemicals released from consumer products. The statement
comes following findings earlier this week that suggest cosmetic
chemicals may be linked to breast...
UK supermarket group Tesco is making a bid to undercut health and
beauty retailer Boots by launching a €100m price reduction program.
With an everything under one roof policy more customers are turning
to supermarkets to purchase...
The popularity of cosmetic coolers will almost triple by the end of
2004, according to a Korean manufacturer. The mini-fridge concept,
which was launched in Asia in 1997 is set to hit the western market
as the latest in bedroom decor.
In the last five years, the Russian perfume and cosmetics market
has been the fastest growing in the world. Sales have increased by
20-25 per cent a year in Russia in comparison with the sales growth
in western countries, which has...
It is always said that it is what's on the inside that counts, but
can what's inside make you look better on the outside? A rise in
so-called 'cosmeceuticals,' or beauty foods, is about to emerge,
It appears that the beauty media and the average consumer disagree
when it comes to selecting their favourite brands and products. In
the biggest survey of its kind Tesco invited Britain's media and
more than half a million women...
With five million contaminated and unregistered cosmetics being
seized in stores across Thailand this week, counterfeit cosmetics
and perfumes are becoming a serious global issue. As increasing
numbers of fraudsters turn their activities...
Chindex International, US distributor of western healthcare
products and services, today announced it has established a joint
venture with Nesh Cosmetics of Israel to distribute its Natural
Formula brand in China, the world's...
Croda International, one of the world's largest manufacturer of raw
materials for the cosmetic industry, has signed a a global
distribution and collaboration agreement with Keratec, a New
Zealand wool biotechnology company.