Sales of cosmetics and toiletries in the US remained essentially
flat for 2004, with the industry still suffering from the
after-effects of a recent mild economic recession, according to
Euromonitor International. But there are signs...
The latest group of product launches from Mintel's GNPD testify to
the growing range of anti-age skin care products introduced over
the past year, in the ageing consumer's fight to maintain healthy
and wrinkle-free skin.
Consumers are increasingly opting for cosmetics products that
combine beauty with health and wellness based on a spreading belief
that beauty starts from within, according to a recent report by
market researcher Euromonitor International.
Carrington Laboratories says it has received an international
classification for its newly developed Hydrapol powder - an
ingredient that is believed to be the only commercially available
raw material derived from Aloe vera L.
With strong market growth continuing to characterize the market for
cosmecuetical products, a new report stresses that women aged over
50 will continue to be the core market as graying baby-boomers
search out natural anti-aging solutions.
A team of UK physcologists says that it can prove some women need
make-up to appear more attractive, a strong marketing tool for
cosmetics companies trying to increase sales in this
CalciTech is claiming to have put on the market one of the purest
calcium carbonate ingredients available. Aimed at a variety of
cosmetic applications, it is claimed to have lower levels of heavy
metals than other leading brands.
Body Shop International said that its latest results for the six
months up to 27 August showed new lines featuring exotic community
trade ingredients such as Brazilian babbusu nut oil and Zambian
honey have been a major driving force...
Avon International says it has agreed to buy two Cayman Island
companies for $154 million, according to a filing made with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, in a move that also gives it
control of a major Colombian cosmetics...
Elizabeth Arden is standing by its earnings expectations for the
financial year, despite early signs that cosmetics manufacturers
are in for a rough ride as economic conditions continue to look
The number of colour cosmetics launched on to the worldwide market
grew by 25 per cent in 2004. The latest figures from the Mintel
reveal that almost 60 new products were launched in the category
each day, with colour variety and...
The UK Advertising Standards Agency has again clamped down on a
print media campaign by leading beauty retailer Boots, stating that
claims for a No 7 anti-cellulite treatment were misleading. The
ruling follows a similar one against...
Recently the country on everybody's lips has been China, but with
the economy in Brazil also booming, South America's largest market
for cosmetics and toiletries has grown at 15 per cent annually over
the past three years.
Calvin Klein has hooked up with Markwins to launch a new line of
color cosmetic and skin care products under the ck Calvin Klein
Beauty brand, a move aimed at bridging the gap between the
company's apparel and accessory lines.
Internet-based direct sales cosmetics provider Southern
Cosmetics,is to supply skin care products by Naomi, a cosmetics
company endorsed by country and western singer Naomi Judd in an
effort to help boost sales.
Recently there has been a spate of male personal care products
embracing feminine values, now the other end of the spectrum is
receiving more attention, with companies targeting products
specifically focused on the traditionally male...
Elizabeth Arden is making clear moves on the China market for
cosmetic and fragrances, with a 50 per cent jump in sales in the
past two and a half years spurring the company on to buy up its own
distributor in the region.
With the US personal care market still struggling to increase sales
volumes in a mature market, the retail sector has been equally
challenged as traditional outlets such as department stores and
super markets see their sales margins...
Leading tennis stars Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have
launched cosmetic and fragrance products this week - a move that
highlights the growing importance of female sports figures in the
Although the company's sales for the quarter only grew by 1 per
cent, the performance was boosted by favorable exchange rates, as
the company announces a future focus on color cosmetics and seniors
to maintain the momentum.
Gone are the days when a men's toiletry bag extended to little else
than toothpaste, soap and shaving foam. With an increasing emphasis
on enhancing physical appearance, a vast number of new products are
being launched to do...
With some 90 per cent of P&G sales derived from women it is
about time to expand into the men's market. The proposed merger
with shaving name Gillette later this year should do much to
redress the balance and so should the...
Researchers in the UK say they have found a way of isolating
bacteria that can prevent breath and feet odour - a discovery that
could eventually help in the formulation of more effective
treatments, reports Simon Pitman.
Bearing witness to the growth in innovative products in the oral
care category, Colgate-Palmolive has launched its Luminous
Toothpaste in the US - billed as a premium toothpaste that combines
health and beauty properties, reports...
With growth in the oral care category being strongly driven by
innovative and niche products, a look at the latest launches in the
toothpaste category reveals that consumers are increasingly looking
for functionality, variety and...
NuSkin Enterprises, the Utah-based cosmetics and supplements maker,
has announced record quarterly revenue. Results were given a big
boost by the performance of its supplements division, which
detracted from the performance in the...
Latest EU figures show that seizures of counterfeit cosmetics and
perfumes increased by 800 per cent in the period 2002 - 2003,
prompting the European Commission to draft new legislations aimed
at reducing the problem, reports Simon...
Swiss-based Lonza has received European Union approval for one of
its antimicrobial products, Lonzagard Benzethonium Chloride, as a
cosmetic preservative for leave-on personal care products,
writes Simon Pitman.
Clothing retailer Gap is to launch a new line of fragrance and
personal care products, enlisting the help of Inter Perfums for the
job. The project aims to launch the retailer's sagging sales by
tapping into some of the industry's...
Italian company Indena has developed a new method that allows for
the identification and direct quantification of the active
properties found in bilberry plant material and extracts -
technology that could be applied to a variety...
Colgate-Palmolive, the leading liquid hand soap maker in the US,
has broadened its selection of Airspray-powered foam dispensers
with the launch of the manufacturer's first adult anti-bacterial
instant-foam product, reports Simon...
The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association is asking for
comment from industry members on soon-to-be published guidelines
for specific microbiology applications aimed at making personal
care products safer, reports Simon Pitman.
UK ingredients supplier Croda Personal Care has launched a new hand
and nail care ingredient on to the market. Based on hydrolysed
keratin, ProSina is said to combine properties that enable stronger
nails, while rehydrating skin,...
Beverly Hills Aesthetics has launched a new mesotherapy-based
microinjection process, that is claimed to be an alternative to the
raft of non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments currently
flooding the market, reports Simon Pitman.
The global market for cosmetics and toiletries reached nearly $150
billion (€125m) in 2004, up by more than 4 per cent from 2003,
according to a new study that also highlights major growth in key
Botaniex says it has received financing of $1.5 million that will
be used to fund the construction of a new production plant in
Guandong Province, China, for the extraction of botanical and
herbal ingredients to supply the global...
The maturity of the global oral hygiene market means that future
growth is becoming increasingly dependant on product innovation.
And with image becoming all the more important, the latest market
report suggests that it is the pursuit...
Although internet sales of beauty products remain relatively small,
growth for the retail channel far out-paced any other last year,
leading experts to believe in its fast-developing potential,
reports Simon Pitman.