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CTPA reiterates that spray tans are safe despite more scare reports…

30-Nov-2012 - The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association has again rubbished media reports that using self-tanning sprays may not be safe.

ASA goes after online beauty retailer for false marketing claims

30-Nov-2012 - The UK Advertising Standards Agency has clamped down on an online beauty retailer after questioning whether it's online campaign that it is the “UK's favourite online beauty store" could be...

UK youngsters driving purchases of fair trade cosmetics

30-Nov-2012 - As the UK leads the way in purchases of fair trade health and beauty products, it is the younger generation that is driving the market.

Water on the brain at in-cosmetics 2013

29-Nov-2012 - Next year’s in-cosmetics event in Paris will take a close look at how water is used in the cosmetics industry with a range of seminars and sessions looking at consumption...

"Cosmetic brands are utilising social media, but few have an effective strategy," says expert

29-Nov-2012 - According to Harriet Kingaby, sustainability strategist at Ogilvy Earth, despite many cosmetic brands utilising social media to better connect consumers to their brand - particularly in view of their sustainability...

People On The Move

People on the move: the latest cosmetic industry appointments

29-Nov-2012 - This month we have a series of new movers and shakers in the cosmetics industry, including two new executives appointment at Divine Skin, together with a new VP of manufacturing at...

Rousselot eyes further expansion into skin care category

29-Nov-2012 - Netherlands based manufacturer of gelatine and collagen peptides says it wants to expand further into the skin care category on the back of new clinical trials as well as expanding...

Illamasqua’s distinctive black & white face ad sparks backlash

28-Nov-2012 - The global brand has received some negative attention on its’ Australian Facebook page with regards to a Christmas campaign ad it launched earlier in the month that features a model theatrically painted...

Update: Nicolas Sarkozy dodges official inquiry into L'Oreal funding scandal

28-Nov-2012 - After reporting that Nicolas Sarkozy was to appear before a judge last week in response to claims that he accepted illegal funds from L'Oréal cosmetics heiress for his presidential campaign...

News in brief

L’Oréal’s anti-wrinkle Garnier combo goes Mega Airless

28-Nov-2012 - Beauty behemoth L’Oréal has opted for Mega Airless' dispensers for its Garnier brand’s newly launched UltraLift Swirl 2-in-1 Serum + Cream anti-wrinkle formula.

Sales outside of Europe drive L’Occitane results

28-Nov-2012 - France-based organic cosmetic provider L’Occitane has shown a big rise in its turnover for the most recent quarter on the back of a strong performance in markets outside of Europe....

Farmed algae - potential to be major sustainable source for the industry

27-Nov-2012 - As marine extracts become increasingly important with cosmetic manufacturers, algae are receiving much attention due to their renewable nature. Arizona-based Heliae is one specialist company currently catering to this demand...

Synergies could be the answer to incorporating natural ingredients effectively

27-Nov-2012 - At this moment in time, with questions over the efficacy of natural ingredients versus synthetic ones, synergies could provide the answer according to France-based Seppic.

Lab Expanscience expert delves into how best to integrate CSR standards

27-Nov-2012 - In a presentation at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Paris last week, Sebastian Debrock, vegetal ingredients manager at Laboratoires Expanscience delved into the importance of being on top of innovation...

Beiersdorf: putting the 'care' into sustainability

27-Nov-2012 - For many cosmetic companies, implementing a sustainable strategy that applies to all areas of the business whilst also encouraging consumers to get involved along the way has been at the...

Men’s grooming gears up for the holiday season

26-Nov-2012 - The holiday season is expected to bring joy to men’s grooming manufacturers, as shaving sets and grooming products are seen as perfect gifts at this time of year.

Squalane: What some suppliers may not be telling you...

23-Nov-2012 - Despite various cosmetic companies investing in more sustainable alternatives to shark liver oil (squalane), one expert believes that there are still issues with supply in that some specialised producers are...

Bulldog boss tips on conquering the male grooming segment

23-Nov-2012 - As the natural cosmetics market continues to evolve, co-founder Simon Duffy of UK male grooming brand Bulldog reveals the ins and outs of building a successful international distribution network, as...

Electronic is a focus at PCD 2013

23-Nov-2012 - The use of electronics in the beauty industry will be one of the key talking points at next year’s PCD Congress in Paris, as the cosmetics industry latches on to...

Don’t panic! CTPA speaks out over study linking triclosan with allergies

22-Nov-2012 - The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association has urged consumers not to be concerned about using toothpaste and anti-bacterial skin care products containing triclosan, despite a recent study claiming to link...

Swiss specialty chemical distributor Staerkle & Nagler acquired by DKSH

22-Nov-2012 - Switzerland-based specialty chemical distributor Staerkle & Nagler has been acquired by market expansion specialist DKSH in a move that aims to compliment its existing performance materials business in Asia.

News in brief

Borg approved as EU health commissioner

22-Nov-2012 - The European Parliament has announced its approval of the nomination of Malta's Tonio Borg for health and consumer protection commissioner.

Global green packaging market builds towards a bright future

22-Nov-2012 - As consumers pay more attention to carbon emission and waste reduction, the global green packaging market is being driven forward and is expected to reach new height in the next...

Latest Asian color cosmetic launches demonstrate growing diversity

22-Nov-2012 - Although skin whitening has played a major role in the Asian color cosmetics category in recent years, this selection of latest off-the-wall launches show not a hint of the trend.

Canadian scientist approached to harvest seaweed for anti-aging products

21-Nov-2012 - A Saint John scientist has been approached to grow rafts of seaweed for a laboratory to then use in moisturizers and face creams, due to the natural ingredient’s anti-aging properties....

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