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Animal testing: Switzerland follows EU approach with ban

20-Jan-2017 - Switzerland has introduced an official ban on the retail of cosmetics that have been tested on animals, bringing it closer in line with the EU ban on animal-testing in the industry.

Beiersdorf’s Open Innovation continues to boost industry progress

20-Jan-2017 - Beiersdorf has announced that it is taking its Open Innovation initiative, whereby networking across the personal care industry is promoted via its PearlFinders communication platform, to the next level in 2017.

Norwegian skin care player set for decisive expansion

19-Jan-2017 - Aqua Bio Technology (ABT), a Norwegian skin care player, is making a decisive effort to expand its operations from being primarily an ingredients supplier for the industry, to also include the marketing and sales of third party products.

Antipollution trend ‘no doubt here to stay’ in beauty, says Euromonitor

19-Jan-2017 - Maria Coronado, ingredients associate with market research firm Euromonitor International, has spoken about the current state of the anti-pollution trend.

Beiersdorf: sales up at the Nivea manufacturer

19-Jan-2017 - Beiersdorf has poster ‘better than expected’ sales for 2016, with organic sales growing by 3.2% across the Group, particularly boosted by brands like Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie in its Consumer division.

Department stores in the UK thank beauty for boosted sales

18-Jan-2017 - Debenhams, a leading department store chain in the UK, has used the strong recent performance of its beauty offerings to defend the future of the retail format.

Unilever committed to 100% recyclable plastic packaging by 2025

17-Jan-2017 - The consumer goods giant has said that by 2025, it will ensure that it is technically possible for its plastic packaging to be reused or recycled.

Skin lightening: London businesses fined £168,000 for selling illegal cosmetics

17-Jan-2017 - A total of 15 cosmetics businesses across London were collectively fined £168,579 in 2016 for the supply and retail of unsafe cosmetics products, according to new figures published by London Trading Standards.

European Commission further delays long-awaited nano inventory

17-Jan-2017 - A nanomaterials inventory was due from the EC three years ago this month, however, it is still yet to appear.

Fast Track Your Formulations in 2017

16-Jan-2017 - You have a great formulation idea but now that you are about to put that idea into action, what is the best to get it to market as quickly as possible. What's the best approach?

Barbara Menarguez takes on top US fragrance and beauty post at Chanel

16-Jan-2017 - Her predecessor left the executive vice president position in December of last year. Now the long-time Chanel finance leader is set to take control of the company’s skin care, color cosmetics, and fragrance business in the States.

The comfort of hygge set to influence beauty and personal care, says Mintel

13-Jan-2017 - Hygge - a Danish idea used to describe the feeling or mood that stems from making every day moments more meaningful, beautiful or comfortable - has become a something of a cultural buzzword in recent months. Now, it’s beginning to influence beauty.

EC: public consultations and call for data on various cosmetics ingredients

13-Jan-2017 - The European Commission is holding two public consultations and is calling for data on three ingredients used in cosmetics and personal care.

New universal software for beauty smart mirrors launches

12-Jan-2017 - ModiFace, a leader when it comes to smart mirror technology, has announced the launch of a new software platform for universal use.

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Less than four weeks left to submit for the Beauty Industry Awards

11-Jan-2017 - The count down to the first ever Cosmetics Design Beauty Industry Awards is well under way and there are now less than four weeks to go for the cut off date for submissions to the three regional competitions.

L’Oréal pays over $1bn to acquire Valeant skin care brands

11-Jan-2017 - The beauty leader is buying three affordable, skin care brands that will substantially boost L’Oréal’s revenue in the active cosmetics category in the US market.

Pushing for a European standard for natural and organic cosmetics in 2017

11-Jan-2017 - Trade group Natrue has said that it intends to push for a harmonised European standard on organic and natural personal care and cosmetics in 2017.

Common cosmetics treatment may increase risk of HIV transmission

10-Jan-2017 - Microdermabrasion, a common treatment by which a person’s skin is gently sanded with the aim of removing the thicker outer layer as a type of facial, is being investigated by health officials in the UK.

Counterfeit cosmetics in France: customs officers uncover illegal manufacturing facility

10-Jan-2017 - In a discovery described as “exceptional and unprecedented”, investigators from the National Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (DNRED) in France have uncovered a laboratory dedicated to the production of counterfeit cosmetics.

RSPO releases its 2016 impact report

10-Jan-2017 - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has released its impact report for 2016, taking a look at the question of how far the non-profit association progressed towards global, sustainable palm oil production last year.

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