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Will EU allergy ban annihilate the French perfume industry?

19-Dec-2014 - Under EU regulations adopted last year, lavender oil and two elements of oakmoss will be classed as potentially producing allergies, placing them in the chemical toxins category. A ruling some...

French Antitrust authority fines personal care players €605.9 million

19-Dec-2014 - France’s Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence) has issued a fine to 11 personal and home care companies, which includes L’Oréal, Unilever, and Beiersdorf, over allegations of a conspiracy to...

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Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

18-Dec-2014 - The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’...

Avon settles long-standing bribery case with $15m fine

18-Dec-2014 - Avon Products confirmed a settle with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to its long-standing litigation concerning overseas business practices.

L’Oréal announces acquisition of ColoRight

18-Dec-2014 - Cosmetics giant L’Oréal has announced the acquisition of an Israeli start-up company in a move that reinforces its hair care innovation and research.

Oriflame reveals recovery plans from drop in Russian ruble

18-Dec-2014 - After being negatively impacted by the devaluation of the ruble, cosmetics giant Oriflame has revealed its’ plans to speed up the level of price increases in Russia in the coming...

LICARA guidelines to help industry weigh up use of nanomaterials

17-Dec-2014 - As European legislation remains a challenge for the cosmetics industry, LICARA guidelines are geared towards helping to weigh up the pros and cons and assess the risks of using nanomaterials in products. ...

Optimising digital to the max - Proactiv debuts #BeYouTV

12-Dec-2014 - Taking the digital platform by the reins, global acne-treatment brand Proactiv, has made a series of YouTube videos that provides viewers with skin care, make-up and hair tutorials and tips from experts....

Pierre Fabre to cut jobs in pharma to focus on cosmetics division abroad

10-Dec-2014 - Pierre Fabre is cutting 551 jobs in pharmaceutical research and development and sales by 2016, almost exclusively in France, as it focuses on expanding its cosmetics division abroad.

Naturex further expands its footprint in Chile with sales office

09-Dec-2014 - Botanical extract player Naturex is opening a subsidiary in Chile to strengthen its position in Latin America, in a move that builds on its January 2014 acquisition of the Chile...

Germany drops opposition to EU trade deal in TTIP talks

02-Dec-2014 - Despite its' concerns over the inclusion of 'controversial investor protection' rules in TTIP talks, Germany has announced that it is no longer opposing a European trade deal with Canada. 

Oriflame announces new Russian production plant and tax probe development

02-Dec-2014 - Cosmetics manufacturer Oriflame has announced that the commissioning process for its new production facility in Noginsk, Russia, has been completed as well as an update on the ongoing tax investigation...

Nivea's latest travel retail launch strengthens its anti-ageing offering

28-Nov-2014 - Personal care manufacturer Beiersdorf has launched a new travel retail product which will strengthen its anti-ageing offering, with a particular focus on the masstige market.

Sophim acquires Spain-based plant to further cater to botanically derived squalane demand

28-Nov-2014 - French supplier of natural cosmetics ingredients, Sophim has acquired a new plant in Spain as it rolls out plans to cater to growing market demand, particularly in the area of...

L’Oreal and Nestle end Inneov venture

28-Nov-2014 - Cosmetics manufacturer L’Oreal and food giant Nestle have announced they will end the activity of their joint venture Innéov during the course of the first quarter 2015. 

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The secrets to Estée Lauder’s successful product development in Asia

27-Nov-2014 - Estée Lauder Companies has met with huge success in Asia on the back of a targeted approach to product development that delivers tailored products specifically designed for Asian consumers.

Boots adds quirky Soap & Glory brand to its' portfolio

27-Nov-2014 - Alliance Boots has confirmed it has acquired quirky skin care and colour cosmetics brand Soap & Glory.

Clariant achieves Cosmetics GMP for all dedicated sites

26-Nov-2014 - Swiss supplier Clariant has completed global ISO22716 and EFfci Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for all 22 of its dedicated cosmetics ingredients sites, including core-toll manufacturers. 

Shiseido skin elasticity research presentation wins top award

26-Nov-2014 - For the fifth consecutive year cosmetics company Shiseido won the Top Award at the 28th IFSCC Congress for its presentation its novel approach to anti-ageing facial skin care.

People on the Move: Albéa announces board appointments

25-Nov-2014 - It is all change at packaging firm Albéa as Gilles Andrier, Edgar Huber and Joseph Euteneuer join its Board of Directors as non-executive directors.

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Bulldog ‘collaborates to success’ with Boots in exclusive Thailand launch

20-Nov-2014 - Men’s skin care brand Bulldog will ‘collaborate to success’ in Thailand with Health and Beauty retailer Boots launching its range of products in Thailand later this month, extending its partnership....

Avon divides its Latin American business in two

19-Nov-2014 - Avon Products has announced the division of its Latin American business, which will soon be separated into southern and northern countries as part of aims to strengthen marketing and field management....

Acquisition boosts Symrise results for first nine months of 2014

14-Nov-2014 - The acquisition of a new business on the flavours side of the Symrise business boosts group sales, but on the fragrance and care side of the business, sales remain stagnant...

EU addresses WTO with concern over China’s cosmetics regulations

13-Nov-2014 - The European Union has expressed its' concerns over China’s regulations on cosmetics and medical devices at the World Trade Organisation’s technical standards committee. 

Unilever closes Personal Care factory in Swansea after 23 years

13-Nov-2014 - Unilever UK has closed its Personal Care factory on Alberto Road in Swansea after 23 years of manufacturing, having moved to its historical home in Port Sunlight.

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