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Consumer insight sprays new life into MWV’s Melodie pump

31-Oct-2012 - Packaging provider Meadwestvaco has recognised the importance of consumer insight into the prestige fragrance industry; carrying out vast research to inform its new Melodie pump spray.

NGOs accuse EC's second review on nanomaterials as 'inconsistent'

31-Oct-2012 - The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has teamed up with various environmental non-governmental and consumer organizations to express its concerns on the conclusions of the second regulatory review of nanomaterials, recently published...

Avery Dennison improves recyclability of PET containers

31-Oct-2012 - Netherlands-based Avery Dennison says it has improved the recylability of its PET containers by incorporating an adhesive and film combination that reduces waste from plastic packaging.

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Inter Parfums signs fragrance agreement with Karl Lagerfeld

31-Oct-2012 - The latest addition to the Inter Parfums fragrance and cosmetics portfolio is fashion brand Karl Lagerfeld after the two companies signed a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement.

Rexam acquisition on the cards as Albéa looks to conquer new ground

30-Oct-2012 - Cosmetics packaging provider Albéa is looking to complement its current offering in the beauty segment with the purchase of Rexam’s Personal Care division, and the European Commission has approved the...

ASA raps Purity Laboratories for misleading tooth whitening claims

30-Oct-2012 - A print and online advert for the UK company's 'Beverly Hills Formula' whitening toothpastes has brushed the Advertising Standards Authority up the wrong way by exaggerating the time the products take to whiten...

Bob McDonald says innovation will help P&G face current challenges

30-Oct-2012 - As Procter & Gamble continues to battle against shrinking market share world-wide, CEO Bob McDonald emphasizes how his vision for increased innovation will help the company face up to its...

Research links glaucoma drug to growth of human hair

30-Oct-2012 - New research links a glaucoma drug, already used to encourage eyelash growth, to the regrowth of human scalp hair.

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Dr. Hauschka establishes new fair trade initiative in Ethiopia

30-Oct-2012 - Dr.Hauschka Skin Care has invested in a new fair trade initiative in Ethiopia in a bid it says, to create an economically sustainable community by establishing a biodynamic resource for...

Favorable Revlon results clouded by concern in overseas markets… again

29-Oct-2012 - Cosmetics maker Revlon has announced its third quarter results but despite a growth in revenue, it seems to have lost ground to its competitors in Europe, the Middle East and...

Report estimates global personal care industry to reach €487 billion by 2017

26-Oct-2012 - According to market researcher Lucintel, the global personal care products industry is to reach $630 (€487) billion by 2017, with a CAGR of 3.4 per cent over the next five years.

EU scientists consult on eyelash colourants and cosmetic pigments

26-Oct-2012 - The European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) has opened public consultations for oxidative hair dye substances, pigment red 57 and hydrogen peroxide used in eyelash colourants.

Evonik moves ahead with cosmetics ingredients production plant in Brazil

26-Oct-2012 - In a bid to continue its expansion into emerging markets, Evonik is rapidly moving ahead with its new production facility in Brazil which is set to produce a wider range...

Competitor complaint sees Dior ad banned over misleading lash claims

25-Oct-2012 - At a time when cosmetics companies are getting pulled up left, right and centre over misleading advertising claims, the UK watchdog has another victim; this time its Dior for exaggerating...

'Less is more' key to men's cosmetics packaging

25-Oct-2012 - The concept of 'less is more' is key when packaging men's cosmetics products, according to Unilever quality manager Catherine Jiquet.

Plant-based packaging in a positive position for the future: Mintel

25-Oct-2012 - Rising oil costs and growing economies of scale in production will see plant-based plastics becoming more cost effective in future, according to market researcher Mintel, and this is expected to...

BUAV pressure sees government admit responsibility of botox use in cosmetics

25-Oct-2012 - The UK Home Office has stated that it does have a responsibility to make sure the end use of certain types of botox are not for cosmetic purposes following pressure...

Mibelle Biochemistry discusses sustainability credentials of PhytoCellTec technology

24-Oct-2012 - Fred Zülli, Managing Director of Mibelle Biochemistry, spoke to about the sustainable aspects of the company’s PhytoCellTec technology ahead of a presentation he is giving at the Sustainable Cosmetics...

U.S. takeover likely for German perfume chain Douglas

24-Oct-2012 - U.S. private equity firm, Advent International has entered its bid to take over Douglas Holdings, a perfume and beauty chain that has been valued at $1.95 billion.

Cosmetics Design brings you all the latest news from Luxe Pack Monaco

24-Oct-2012 - As the Luxe Pack Monaco luxury packaging event opens its doors today, the team will be present at the show conducting interviews, attending conferences and finding out about product...

Rexam creates packaging for L'Oreal Paris and Givenchy

24-Oct-2012 - L'Oreal Paris and LVMH brand Givenchy called upon Rexam Personal Care to help create the packaging for their recent color cosmetics launches; respectively the Visible Lift Repair Absolute foundation and...

Rise of marine-based ingredients leads to questions over sustainability

23-Oct-2012 - In recent years marine-based cosmetic ingredient have become increasingly popular on the back of huge interest in natural products, but researcher Organic Monitor believes this trend could throw up questions...

Niche and jewelry brands boost US prestige fragrance sales: NPD

23-Oct-2012 - Prestige fragrance sales in US department stores increased 7 percent to $1.6bn between January and September 2012, with particularly strong growth among niche and jewelry brands according to The NPD Group.

MBF Plastiques creates Lancôme and Fendi fragrance packaging components

23-Oct-2012 - French plastic injection moulding specialist MBF Plastiques has helped create the packaging for the new Lancôme and Fendi women’s fragrances: La vie est belle and Fan di Fendi.

EU consumer group calls for strict limits on triclosan

23-Oct-2012 - The European Consumer Organisation (Beuc) has put forward to the European Commission for public consultation that the use of triclosan in cosmetic products be strictly limited to protect consumers’ health.

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