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Adverse Outcome Pathways holding the key to regulatory hurdles?

Following a successful in-cosmetics workshop on the regulatory issues facing the industry, Annelie Struessman of CONUSBAT, chair of the workshop, stopped off to give the Cosmetics Design team the low-down on what was discussed.

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The male grooming category has been promising plenty of opportunities for many years, but it never seems to have delivered, a fact that has been underlined once again by the recent downturn in the category attributed to the fashion for beards and facial hair.

At in-cosmetics in Hamburg Ramaa Chipalkatti, senior analyst at Datamonitor stopped by Cosmetics Design's booth to chat about all things innovative in the sun care segment.

Neocell’s Keratin Hair Volumizer and Pukka Herbs’ Active Oil were the big winners when the Natural and Organic Awards 2014 were announced at the Novotel London West, after the close of business of the first day of the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show.

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Shiseido establishes joint venture in Indonesia from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

In a move expected to contribute to the further expansion of its business in Indonesia, Japanese cosmetics firm Shiseido has signed a joint venture agreement with local firm PT Sinar Mas Tunggal, part of Indonesian conglomerate Sinar Mas Group.

L'Oréal setting up India hair colour price battle? from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

International cosmetics giant L'Oréal has launched a new mass-market level product onto the Indian hair colourant segment, in a move that could ignite a price war.

L’Oréal struggles in U.S. as sales slow down from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

A sales slowdown in the U.S. and the effects of currency shifts have seen a slight drop in L’Oréal’s first quarter sales, though the alarm bells haven’t quite gone off for senior management just yet.

Brazilian beauty market set to drive plastic packaging growth from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

Beauty conscious Brazil is set to drive growth in the plastics packaging industry according to a new report from UK-based market research company Canadean.

Block animal testing: California Senate urges U.S. to join ban from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

In another step forward in the campaign to end animal testing in cosmetics, California's Senate approved a measure by State Senator Marty Block urging the country to follow in other region’s footsteps and implement a ban.

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L’Oréal chief vows to get back on track after Q1 slowdown

L’Oréal chief vows to get back on track after Q1 slowdown

L'Oréal first quarter sales dropped 2.2% as demand for mass market products and brands such as Garnier...

Beiersdorf: collaboration breeds innovation

Beiersdorf: collaboration breeds innovation

Andreas Clausen

Corporate Director, Research & Development, Beiersdorf

RSPO: communication improvement supports sustainable palm oil development
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RSPO: communication improvement supports sustainable palm oil development

An improvement in communication channels will help to deliver the message and importance of sustainable palm oil...

Bertil Heerink shares his vision of a more harmonized cosmetics industry
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Bertil Heerink shares his vision of a more harmonized cosmetics industry

Bertil Heerink

Director General, Cosmetics Europe

Recognising social media behaviour will breed success for beauty brands
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Recognising social media behaviour will breed success for beauty brands

Beauty brands must understand that social media is an infrastructure used to connect people and interact, and...