Certain of P&G's smaller dental care operations are being
divested as the company readies to seek anti-trust approval in both
Europe and the US. But as acquisition deadlines draw ever closer,
opposition in Gillette's...
An increasing British indulgence for premium food, drink and
personal care items means manufacturers should concentrate on new
product development and on marketing the luxurious aspects of their
products, report Ahmed ElAmin and Simon...
The growth of the Australian cosmetics and toiletries industry has
dipped for a second year in a row, mirroring growth in the general
economy and the slower retail environment. But with income levels
still high the latest market report...
Proctor & Gamble has announced that its on-line cosmetics
business, Reflect.com has been closed down. The decision comes
after six years in business, during which time the predicted retail
dot.com never quite lived up to expectations...
The Australian Tea Tree Industry (ATTI)says it is confident that it
can convince EU authorities over the safety of tea tree oil for use
in cosmetics products. The announcement comes following a European
Commission report asking for...
Brazilian cosmetics and personal care company Beraca Ingredients
has launched a new line of active ingredients sourced primarily
from the Brazilian rainforests and said to be completely natural,
reports Simon Pitman.
UK company Malvern has supplied researchers at Particle Sciences in
Pennsylvania, US, with a nano particle characterisation system as
part of efforts to improve the formulation of its recently
developed encapsulated form of retinol,...
Both the CTFA and Colipa have defended their different stands on
the use of phthalates in cosmetics and personal care products in
the light of a new study linking the family of chemicals to birth
defects in baby boys, reports Simon...
Janson Beckett Cosmeceuticals has developed what is claimed to be
the first antioxidant to precisely blend two key vitamin C sources
- magnesium ascorbyl phosphate and sodium ascorbate - in an
anti-ageing treatment that capitalizes...
Hong Kong-based conglomerate Hutchinson Whampoa has made a £221.9
million offer for the Merchant Retail Group, a UK specialist
perfume retailer. The deal will see AS Watson, Hutchinson Whampoa's
retail division, take on one of...
Focusing on the growing trend towards natural ingredients, Lessonia
has capitalized on the success of its micronized cranberry extracts
by launching a range of cranberry-based cosmetic products aimed at
the spa market, reports Simon...
Vion Pharamaceuticals has formed a new global licensing agreement
for its Melasyn technology with B&P Company. The deal will see
the ingredient further extended into a range of cosmetics products,
including cover-up and self tanning...
Swiss ingredients company Lonza has been awarded with Personal Care
Chemicals & Intermediates Technology Innovation of the Year
Award at the third annual Excellence in Industrial Technologies
Banquet, reports Simon Pitman.
In the US National Starch Personal Care and Acupac Packaging have
formed an alliance that will focus on the commercialisation of
dissolvable film technology as a delivery platform for a broad
range of product types for the personal...
Candie's has made a long-term worldwide license agreement with
Toronto-based Riviera Concepts to develop a signature fragrance for
its Badgley Mischka brand. The move marks the company's first
venture into fragrances, and...
Parlux Fragrances says it made an exclusive worldwide license
agreement to develop and market a line of cosmetics for Paris
Hilton, in a bid to further capitalize on the incredible brand
power already created by the fashionist and...
Dermacia has launched a version of its Lycogel camoflague make-up
on to the mass market world-wide. Lycogel has been used by burn
patients and reconstructive surgery patients and following
extensive medical studies a comparable cosmeceutical...
A new concept for men is being launched at Heathrow's Terminal 1
this month, which will include a men's grooming area stocking and
promoting leading personal care and cosmetics products, reports
Decas Botanical Synergies has introduced NutriCran Organic, a 100
per cent organic cranberry powder, another ingredient to add to the
growing list claiming to have exceptional antioxidant and colorant
properties reports Simon Pitman.
With the market for natural- and organic-based cosmetic and
personal care products constantly growing, the latest body care
launches for this category reflect consumers' desire for safety
combined with efficacy, reports Simon...
Quest International has extended its portfolio of natural actives
for skin and haircare, with the launch of two new Indian-sourced
ingredients. Actisculpt is a herbal blend body sculpting
ingredient, while Karanja oil is aimed at...
US-owned AXM Pharma has signed two distribution agreements for its
Whispers feminine hygiene products, marking the company's continued
expansion onto the fast-growing China market. Following on from its
domestic ambitions, the...
Essentially New Zealand says it has been 'overwhelmed' by the
response to the active ingredient Totarol, which it showcased at
last week's In-Cosmetics show. Its natural antibacterial properties
have already proved...
Cognis Care Chemicals chose last week's Personal Care Ingredients
Europe show in Paris to present a host of new ingredients that
centre on the growing trend towards health and wellness, reports
Karlshamns' Lipids for Care division is extending its range of
ingredients for cosmetics with the launch of 11 emulsifier
ingredients based on edible lipids. The functional emulsifiers are
said to deliver aesthetic and skincare...
The European Commission says that after discussions on the use of
hydrogen peroxide in tooth whitening products, opinion is evenly
split that a dentist should be consulted before commencing a
treatment - a decision that could inhibit...
Laboratoires Sérobiologiques says that it has developed three
active ingredients derived from Aragan trees for cosmetic and
personal care applications as part of a partnership that aims at
fair trade and sustainability, reports...
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...
Magic Soaps has acquired Sun Dog Hemp Bodycare business. The
acquisition will expand Dr. Bronner's presence on store shelves
beyond its castile soaps line to include organic lotions, lip balms
and body balms to eventually introduce...
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...
In reaction to the EC directive to regulate levels of Farnesol,
Symrise has launched a new purer grade of Bisabol - Dragosantol 100
- enabling cosmetic and personal care formulators to meet the
introduction of the regulation on 10...
Applied NanoWorks has launched Pinnacle Zinc Oxide, a formulation
that is claimed to provide increased transparency of an ingredient
that often causes white streaking when used in topical cosmetic
applications, reports Simon Pitman.
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,...
Supplements of either natural or synthetic source vitamin E almost
double the levels of this important antioxidant on the skin's
surface, report researchers this month, providing the first strong
evidence for the role of vitamin...
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.
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...
UK speciality oils supplier Croda International said sales to
cosmetics and supplement customers rose 8 per cent last year,
helped by expanded capacity in fish oil concentrates and new
The Brazilian cosmetics and toiletries industry is continuing to
demonstrate strong growth, after the country's industry body
revealed that sales have outstripped global growth in 2004. The
performance is being driven by the...