Swiss company Cosmetochem International has signed a new
distributor for its botanical extracts and actives in the US and
Latin American markets. The deal is part of the group's aim to
increase sales in the Americas by as much...
Symrise Research has conducted antioxidant efficacy tests on
Neo-Extrapone Organic Rooibos that determine it is as effective as
Green Tea. The findings could establish it as a key ingredient for
MFIC, one of the world's leading suppliers of microfluidiser
processor systems, says that developments in componentry have now
made this once expensive equipment a far more viable option for
boosting formulation efficiency.
German self-adhesive label specialist Herma has joined the
internationally active RFID working group Licon Logistics asa new
member. The move taps into the growing alliance between packaging
providers created by the need by many retailers...
Shiseido and BASF have said they are to jointly develop new UV
protection technology for cosmetic sun protection products. The
move aims to tap in to the growing market for high SPF treatments
that help protect the skin against the...
In the US The Skin Cancer Foundation has awarded Obagi Medical
Products' Nu-Derm System Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 sunscreen
with its Seal of Recommendation. The product won the award due to
its effective combination of active...
France-based research laboratory, Spincontrol is launching a new
technology to test skin whitening technologies. The development is
claimed to provide proven efficacy of whitening products for ageing
Caucasian skins as well as Asian...
The market for functional skin and hair care is continuing to boom
in Europe. A recent market report highlights the UK as being the
fastest growing market for functional care products, as consumers
take to treatments that assure them...
The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association is today holding
its annual Regional Meeting in California, US. The one-day seminar
will feature information sessions focusing on regulatory,
international, legislative, and scientific...
US-based Human Pheromone Sciences is entering into an agreement
with the University of Utah to conduct research and development
programmes on a series of compounds already identified and isolated
by scientists relating to synthesised...
Technology Flavors & Fragrances, a provider of flavour and
fragrance product formulations that are used to develop customised
products cosmetic and toiletry products worldwide, has reported
flat sales and a mounting loss for the...
Rapidly increasing consumption of cosmetics products helped fuel a
14.2 per cent growth in China's retail sales during the month of
October. The figures confirm the continued rise of cosmetics sales
in the country and the mounting...
Natural cosmetics maker Oriflame has reported a steady increase in
sales for the first nine months of the financial years, although
the most recent quarter bucked that trend, reflecting increased
costs and currency movements in international...
US-based multinational Revlon has announced a decline in sales of 7
per cent for its third quarter. As well as trying to trying to
refinance its growing debts, the company is also struggling to hold
on to its costumers.
Although ethnic personal care in the UK, US and South Africa has
experienced steady growth in recent years, it has failed to live up
to early expectations. A recent report highlights that steady
market growth will continue, but that...
China's government is set to free up the market for direct sales in
the country, a move that is likely to allow the direct sale of
cosmetics by international companies such as Avon, Nu Skin and
Oriflame. Simon Pitman reports.
An investment arm of the Canada-based Onex Corporation, Onex
Partners LP, has announced it has acquired the parent company of
Cosmetics Essence (CEI) - the largest contract manufacturer of
alcohol-based fragrance products in the United...
Ahead of Beiersdorf's third quarterly financial results, analysts
are warning that the Germany-based manufactuer of personal care
products is heading for a weak performance, citing a slow domestic
market as one of the leading...
US biotechnology company Helix BioMedix has entered a strategic
venture with Body Blue to market its proprietary peptides for use
in a number of products such as anti-wrinkle lotions, anti-acne
gels, deodorants and mouthwashes. The...
Stars are rarely out of the cosmetics limelight, and this week we
report on US singer Jessica Simpson being sued by a cosmetic
supplier of the Dessert brand she endorses. Also more details on
Unilevers plans to cut its advertising...
Swedish cosmetics company Oriflame is about to launch a new line of
products called Indulgence, combining essential oils and
all-natural products. Tapping in on the premium end of the mass
market, the line is said to focus on giving...
Estee Lauder has reported a strong first quarter, with profits
rising 23 per cent to $95 million. And like the rash of other
cosmetics companies posting good results in the last week, it is
the international markets outside of the...
Carton packaging continues to be significant for the cosmetics
industry, with steady global market growth of 9 per cent in the
period 1998-2003 largely represented by a visible shift towards
secondary packaging for mass market brands.
Chemical analysts have discovered that a Roman face cream, believed
to be nearly 2000 years old, shares the same fundamental
formulation ingredients as modern-day cosmetics products. Tom
A declining US personal care sector, twinned with the sluggish
growth of personal care products across Europe have failed to halt
an overall increase in the global personal care market, despite
Latin America and a number of emerging...
Growing concern about personal appearance amongst the older
generation is set to boost sales of cosmetics items such as hair
loss remedies and acne treatments in the US and Western Europe.
According to a new study sales of such products...
Despite Wella reporting a 7.2 per cent increase in sales for its
core cosmetics and fragrance business in the first six months of
the year, the company has reported a drop in group profits bought
on by restructuring costs - a factor...
The continuing American obsession with health and well-being has
contributed to steep growth in the anti-ageing product market,
which is set to prove particularly lucrative for formulators of
cosmetics ingredients. Tom Armitage reports.
Russia is a bread country - it has been a staple part of the diet
there for centuries, and to many people it is as much a part of the
Russian way of life as tea or vodka. But even a product with such
an impressive heritage needs to...
Laboratoires Sérobioligiques, a subsidiary of France-based Cognis
Group, has launched Active Powders, a new technology that is said
to facilitate the incorporation of water-soluble activities in a
variety of cosmetics applications....
Despite announcing rising profits yesterday, both Unilever and
Proctor & Gamble saw their stock prices slip, reflecting
growing concerns over excessive competition in the FMCG sector.
Simon Pitman reports.
Australian-based pharmaceuticals and biotechnology group Novogen
has announced its entry into the cosmetics field, following claims
that its anti-inflammatory drug NV-07a has proved to be a
successful anti wrinkle treatment. Simon...
The outbreak of BSE in North America is prompting the cosmetics
industry to introduce a host of measures designed at protecting
consumers there - measures that have already been in place since
1989 in Europe. Simon Pitman reports.
Sun Chemical has increased the price of all packaging inks and
coatings by three to seven per cent this month, blaming rising
petrochemical costs that could affect the entire packaging industry
for the next couple of years.
Gillette, the US male grooming company, claim that sporting a
facial adornment - ranging from beards, and moustaches, to designer
stubble - can seriously hamper your chances of success in the
fields of wealth, politics and power....
UK company Oxonica says that it is expecting a newly developed UV
absorber incorporating nano-sized titanium dioxide powder that
helps to increase UVA protection to appear in sunscreen products
next year. Simon Pitman.
International beauty firm Avon, has announced it is to launch a
number of cosmetics products marketed exclusively at the male
market - marking a break in a 118 year tradition for the company.
Tom Armitage reports.
Innovative production and design techniques in glass packaging will
be decisive factors in the future growth of the cosmetics sector,
claims German packaging company the Gerresheimer Group. Tom
L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics group, said this week that
sales had increased 3.7 per cent rise in the first nine months,
largely thanks to its hair salon and luxury retail products, and
that it was on track to achieve...