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Celebrity fragrances prove to be the big winner for Elizabeth Arden

31-Jan-2013 - A big rise in second quarter sales comes off the back of significant growth in the company’s celebrity endorsed fragrances sales worldwide, but the performance still came in below expectations,...

Regulatory Agency pulls cosmetics from Finnish shelves...

31-Jan-2013 - This week the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) announced that twenty cosmetics products were recalled from the market in late 2012 due to their chemical content.

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EU Commissioner confirms cosmetics ban will go ahead

31-Jan-2013 - European Commission official Tonio Borg has confirmed today that a full ban on the sale of animal-tested cosmetics will take effect in Europe in March 2013

Univar provides personal care promise in Dubai with new lab

31-Jan-2013 - Dutch distributor Univar has extended its services in the personal care market to the Middle East with the opening of a new laboratory in Dubai.

Art & Fragrance invests in France-based manufacturing facility

31-Jan-2013 - Luxury consumer goods provider Art & Fragrance has acquired a filling and logistics facility, based in Ury, France, having bought all shares in the family business Cosmetics Perfumes Services (CPS).

Stepping out of the Stone Age: Male grooming booming as men up their interest

31-Jan-2013 - The modern man is concerned with his appearance and is increasingly aware of the benefits associated with a proper beauty regime and this, in turn, is driving the growth of...

Chinese consumers found to be snapping up overseas luxury cosmetics

31-Jan-2013 - According to a recent KPMG market report, an increasing number of middle class Chinese consumers are buying luxury cosmetics outside of the mainland.

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‘Animal testing ban signals a great victory in Europe, and should see other markets take note’

30-Jan-2013 - There seems to be continued talk in the cosmetics industry of the proposed animal testing ban that comes into place on March 11, 2013, and whilst it has been a...

Natural products are benefitting from the organic trend, says Euromonitor

30-Jan-2013 - Mergers and acquisitions in the last couple of years have demonstrated companies' increased interest in organic and natural-positioned products and brands, according to the market researcher.

Mixed bag for PZ Cussons as Asia gains offset by tough trade in Nigeria

30-Jan-2013 - Hair care manufacturer PZ Cussons has seen business in the UK and Asia boost profits for the first half of the year, but there are big concerns over poor performance...

Greener consumer expectations is giving way to more eco-friendly packaging

30-Jan-2013 - As consumers are growing more and more environmentally aware, this is leading to not only increasing pressure to develop natural formulations, but it is also driving demand for greener packaging.

Consumer demand for sustainability leads to green focus for chemical industry

29-Jan-2013 - As consumers become more interested in greener products, this demand is filtering down the supply chain, resulting in the global chemical industry focusing more on sustainability.

Prestige make-up kisses the recession goodbye as sales increase

29-Jan-2013 - Sales of prestige make-up have recorded double-digit growth in value sales year-on-year, beating the recession as products are viewed as affordable luxury.

Silab launches new alternative to hyaluronic anti-wrinkle ingredient

29-Jan-2013 - Hyaluronic acid has become the must have anti-wrinkle ingredient, but now France-based Silab has launched what it claims is a natural-based alternative.

Stringent EU regulation means our cosmetics are safe

29-Jan-2013 - The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association has once again reiterated the safety of cosmetics products in Europe due to stringent regulation amidst more media reports.

UAE cosmetics market to reach €104m by 2014 as Caviar builds momentum

29-Jan-2013 - As recent market research perceives the United Arab Emirates cosmetics market as reaching as high as €104 million (Dh 514 million) by 2014, caviar is also noted as gaining momentum...

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Aveda to headline the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show

29-Jan-2013 - Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher has been confirmed to headline this year’s Natural Beauty & Spa Theatre seminar line-up at the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show at London’s Olympia...


Korean cosmetics market is attractive for men’s grooming brands

29-Jan-2013 - Men’s natural skin care firm Bulldog has continued to roll its products out into new markets across the world; this time targeting South Korea, as the grooming trend grows.

Green tea supplements may benefit skin from within

28-Jan-2013 - Oral supplements containing extracts from green tea may help protect against sunburn and the longer-term effects of UV damage, says a new study from the UK.

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MWV to give keynote presentation at PCD packaging event in Paris

25-Jan-2013 - Sandy Gregory, fragrance marketing director at MWV Beauty & Personal Care will give a keynote presentation at next months PCD packaging event, in Paris.

Yves Rocher grandson takes family behind the brand into billionaire status

25-Jan-2013 - Despite only taking over his grandfather’s French beauty firm three years ago, Bris Rocher has brought the family behind the cosmetics giant to billionaire status, as sales top $3 (€2.3) billion...

Recycling of full body sleeve labels on PET is now a ‘critical issue’

25-Jan-2013 - According to the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, the use of full body sleeve labels on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles has become the “number one contaminant issue” facing various packaging...

Boots taps into X-Rite technology to personalise No7 foundation

25-Jan-2013 - British beauty retailer Boots has invested in X-Rite technology in 668 of its stores in an attempt to accurately measure skin tone to identify and match-up the most suitable shades...

Yes To Carrots hits back over claims that it is hiding business ties to Israel

24-Jan-2013 - Various media and consumers have been posing the question if Yes To is hiding or downplaying its ties to Israel. Cosmetics Design has taken a deeper look into the matter.

Scientists create 'super helical polymer gel' with cosmetic potential

24-Jan-2013 - Scientists at Radboud University Nijmegen are looking into ways a gel they have developed that claims to retain moisture a hundred times better than other gel, can be applied to...

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