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A bright idea? Sweden cosmetic brand has big plans to lighten the moon

22-Apr-2014 - Sweden based cosmetics company Foreo has big aspirations to brighten the surface of the moon - not with concealer, but with a goal to reflect slightly more sunlight onto Earth,...

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

15-Apr-2014 - L'Oréal first quarter sales dropped 2.2% as demand for mass market products and brands such as Garnier and Maybelline slows, but company CEO Jean-Paul Agon is confident that the French...

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DSM in negotiations to buy Chinese vitamin C manufacturer

09-Apr-2014 - DSM has ended speculation about acquiring Chinese vitamin C supplier Aland by acknowledging it is in talks with the firm, but asserts no deal has been signed.

Gattefossé talks taking home the gold, innovation and a visit from the Chinese President

09-Apr-2014 - Gattefossé achieved gold for its Emulium Mellifera at in-cosmetics last week. Here, Cosmetics Design talks to the company about winning and the other rewards it has seen for its innovation...

L'Oréal and Shiseido voted 'ethical companies'

03-Apr-2014 - Two global beauty brands, L'Oréal and Shiseido, have been announced as winners of the 2014 ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ award for the health and beauty category.

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Estée Lauder on the look-out: Ready to acquire… if the deal is right?

03-Apr-2014 - The rumour mill is in full swing but it is not too ridiculous to suggest that Estée Lauder could be ripe to join the acquisition trail given its history and...

Asia is the target for bitop’s skin care actives with distribution deal

03-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics ingredient producer bitop has added two established distributors to its partners as it looks to strengthen its active business in the industry, particularly in Asia and Europe.

House of Tara cosmetics spreading out in Africa as region records strong growth

28-Mar-2014 - Nigerian beauty brand House of Tara (HOT), which is set to launch 20 new studios nationwide in the near future, has announced it is now also gearing up to establish 100...

Naturex talks ‘botanical adulteration’ ahead of in-cosmetics

27-Mar-2014 - According to natural ingredients supplier Naturex, in order to maintain consumer loyalty, manufacturers need to rely on a strong partner that has complete control over all aspects of the ingredient...

L'Oréal’s marketing competition for Kiehl’s hones in on male consumers

27-Mar-2014 - A team of three students were recently announced as the winners of the Singaporean national heat of L'Oréal's global ‘Brandstorm’ competition, whose focus on male grooming confirms the ongoing rise of...

L’Oréal and Beiersdorf 'monitoring' Ukraine crisis

26-Mar-2014 - European cosmetic companies, including L'Oréal and Beiersdorf are keeping an eye on the current political crisis in Ukraine, but are reporting no disruption to their operations in and exports to...

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in-cosmetics 2014 ready to launch next week

26-Mar-2014 - Key European trade show, in-cosmetics, is set to return for its 2014 edition in one week, when it will open its doors to the industry in Hamburg.

Oxea expands manufacturing footprint in the Americas

25-Mar-2014 - Germany-based Oxea has expanded its manufacturing reach in the Americas as it starts work on the construction of a new facility for the production of Propanol in Bay City, Texas.

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Get on the ground in Brazil, Euromonitor advises beauty brands

24-Mar-2014 - Speaking exclusively to Cosmetics Design in this second part of our special on today’s launch of their 2014 data, Euromonitor analysts tell us beauty players should start operating from within...

Cosmetics industry to benefit from Dyadic’s EU biocatalyst project

21-Mar-2014 - Biotech firm Dyadic International has embarked on a new EU-funded project aimed at developing biocatalysts for the cosmetic industry.

Nu Skin China probe could lead to sanctions and fines, but outlook is good

20-Mar-2014 - A probe by China's authorities into the direct seller Nu Skin’s business practices in the country could result in the possibility of fines or sanctions, the company has confirmed, but analysts...

Going green: Unilever issues its first ever ‘green bond’

20-Mar-2014 - Unilever, global consumer goods giant, has issued a ‘green bond’ for £250m (€300m), with which it will finance projects to further the company’s sustainability.

Unilever backs seven start-ups to boost digital reach

18-Mar-2014 - Unilever has selected seven digital companies to each pair up with one of its brands, in a start-up accelerator scheme with which the multinational consumer goods company hopes to advance...

Accessible brands? L’Oréal’s new ‘Beauty for All’ manifesto

13-Mar-2014 - In a video planted across the web, L’Oreal’s has released a new ‘brand manifesto’ which looks to re-imagine the company’s identity as a more accessible brand for consumers, in its...

Strong Symrise reults driven by gains in personal care and fragrances

13-Mar-2014 - Flavours and fragrance player Symrise has announced a big rise in both its annual revenues and its profits, as the care and scent business grows, while emerging markets also continue...

Schülke & Mayr wins Zemea Innovation Award

06-Mar-2014 - German chemicals firm Schülke & Mayr has scooped the Zemea Innovation Award with its sensiva PA 40 additive; an antimicrobial stabilizer blend used in skin care products.

Healthier sales indicate a rebound year ahead for Germany

06-Mar-2014 - Germany has seen unexpected positive retail growth so far this year across the board, with particularly strong sales in the cosmetics sector, according to the country’s Federal Statistical Office (Destatis)....

Unilever teams up with the University of Cambridge

06-Mar-2014 - Global consumer goods manufacturer Unilever has partnered up with the University of Cambridge to further the university’s Sustainability Leadership programme (CPSL) with the recent launch of its first seminar in...

Polish contract manufacturer Joko repositions itself and changes name

04-Mar-2014 - Cosmetics contract manufacturer Joko has changed its to Nuco, a move its says reflects the fact that it has re-focused its business strategy through increasing its footprint in the R&D...

Swallowfield returns to profit, refocuses strategy on high growth areas

28-Feb-2014 - UK-based personal care contract manufacturer Swallowfield says that after returning the business to profitability, it is now refocusing its strategy on high growth areas.