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.
CyBio subsidiary CyBio Screening and BioTeSys have teamed up to
produce a new biochemical testing system for the biological
profiling of cosmetic ingredients. The new system offers a
government-approved alternative to animal testing.
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...
Procter & Gamble is to advertise its cosmetics range on the
reality television programme Survivor next year. The product
placement deal is one of the largest in television history and
highlights the latest in cosmetic marketing...
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,
The popular Sephora cosmetics chain, owned by luxury goods
powerhouse LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is searching for
stores in Canada as it looks at taking on domestic department
stores that currently dominate cosmetics retailing.
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.
China appears to be the latest Asian country to attract the
attention of the western cosmetics industry. Faced with a maturing
market in Japan, the nation's largest cosmetics company, Shiseido
has turned its attention to China.
By Terry is to produce and market a skincare range to be on shelves
by September 2004. Although previously integrating skincare
properties into make-up, this is the first sign that the creator of
Yves Saint Laurent cosmetics is to...
The young French cosmetics brand Omare has expanded its line of
marine body and facial care products to include a new range of
algae-based gels, serums, creams and lotions targeting beauty
salons and spas.
US-based market research firm Kline & Company is to undertake a
study to investigate trends and opportunities among manufacturers
and marketers of specialty active ingredients for the cosmetic and
Consumer goods giant Colgate-Palmolive announced on Monday it has
agreed to sell its European laundry detergent brands to rival
Procter & Gamble in order to focus on its oral and personal
Unilever Cosmetics International today announced the creation of a
new global marketing role for its designer prestige fragrance
divisions: Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Unilever Prestige and European
Concern is prevalent among most marketers about the threats that
the new brands from dermatologists like Fredric Brandt and N.V.
Perricone bring to the industry, reveals a new study from market
consultants Kline & Company. And...
Representatives from Estee Lauder, Avon Products, and
Colgate-Palmolive are to receive awards at the HBA Gala Event in
recognition of significant contributions to the cosmetic, toiletry
and fragrance industries.
Increasingly sourcing innovation from outside, the Procter &
Gamble company has announced an agreement to purchase the number
two dental floss brand Glide from fibre technologists W. L. Gore
& Associates to complement its...
Burcon NutraScience Corporation and Archer Daniels Midland Company
have announced the finalisation of their licensing and development
agreement for ADM to commercialise Burcon's canola protein
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has announced the
launch of a major advertising campaign for Xpress, the company's
online flavour and fragrance catalogue aimed at small and medium
sized companies in a variety of...
There should be no more doubts about whether or not to use that
opened tube of sun-cream you found at the back of a cupboard or the
mascara in the bottom of your handbag, asserts the European
Does the pharmaceutical industry's future lie at the boundary
between drugs and cosmetics? Or is the prospect of effective
'cosmeceuticals' a beauty myth? Writing in the 29 August issue of
'Nature' Helen Pearson...
As the health and beauty market displays increasingly higher
growth, market segmentation and highly targeted beauty regimes will
be the keys to sustained success, according to market analysts
The NeoStrata dermatological company has announced the introduction
of its Exuviance Skin Caring Color treatment makeup, offering the
benefits of its polyhydroxy acid-containing Exuviance and
CoverBlend skin care treatments in a colour...
The New Silk Road has tapped into the industry's shift towards
natural ingredients, providing silk-based cosmetics and beauty care
products through its private label line of cosmetics, first in
America and soon in Europe.
Brits are among the world's biggest users of suncare products and
the market growth is expected to continue as fear about the growing
incidence of skin cancer also climbs, report market analysts
Health & Beauty America, North America's largest health and
beauty expo, has announced the addition of three special sessions
to its educational program taking place 30 September - 2 October
2003 in New York.
Speciality chemicals company Cognis has launched the next
generation of its product concept for skin care - the Polymoist
Mask based on the active ingredient collagen. Using a refined
technology, the company asserts that the new mask...