UK-based Virgin Cosmetics' parent company Victory Corp made a
pretax profit in the year to end March 2004. The company said its
profitability was helped by Virgin Cosmetics' sales and that
trading levels in the first eight...
Cosmetics and toiletries industry representatives and retailers,
both with and without green credentials, gathered in London for a
seminar hosted by the UK's Women's Environmental Network to discuss
the use of potentially...
The Fragrance Foundation has announced the winners of its 2004 FiFi
Awards, the perfume industry's 'Oscars', at a ceremony hosted by
actress Sigourney Weaver in New York. Commercially successful
Burberry Brit picked...
Elizabeth Arden has announced that Britney Spears will launch a new
fragrance, called 'Curious', in the autumn. Jennifer Lopez,
meanwhile, has announced an encore to her best-selling Glow by J
Lo, which is due on the shelves...
At the 2004 Cosmetic Executive Women Beauty Awards, one of the
winning products was Clinique's RepairWear Day SPF 15 Intensive
Cream, which contains Danisco's Betafin BP 20. Clinique's vice
president for global product...
Crown Zeller has introduced two new small-sized flip-top packaging
products for small bottles and tubes, suitable for use with hotel
amenities, sample- or travel-sized toiletries and cosmetics
Skincare technology company Radiancy aims to raise £30 million (€45
m) through its flotation on the London Stock Exchange next month.
One look at Radiancy's corporate profile tells you that it is a
small company with big ideas...
City Lips has announced the launch of a new colour-pigmented range
of its Collagen Lip Plumping Treatment containing its oligopeptides
and Celadrol formulation, and plans to launch in more European
As the Russian economy stabilises and improves, Avon says that the
country is its fastest growing market and Euromonitor predicts huge
growth over the next 10-15 years, with a potential cosmetics and
toiletries market of US$15-18...
Avon raises its earnings forecast and announces new cash management
and tax strategies that will see more of the US-headquartered
company's international earnings remain offshore, taking advantage
of overseas sales and profits...
The fast turnaround and high quality finish of Decorative Sleeves'
latest UV Flexo printing technology has enabled the company to
produce and deliver special promotional sleeves to L'Oréal to meet
critical customer deadlines.
Dow Corning has introduced a Silicone Quat Microemulsion that
offers multifunctional properties for hair care products, including
conditioning, thermal protection, enhanced volume and colour
retention, writes Louise Sheridan.
Consumer attitudes are blurring the boundaries between health and
beauty, driving growth in cosmeceuticals and creating new
challenges for marketers and retailers, according to Sarah Wilcox
and Jim Lucas, senior vice presidents...
Representatives from members of the Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN) have gathered for a three-day cosmetics conference
in Bangkok to discuss the regulatory environment of the cosmetics
US-listed pharmaceutical company Valeant has announced plans to
build its Kinerase anti-wrinkle moisture-retaining skin care brand
into a global product line by launching a series of line
extensions, expanding into new European markets...
Elizabeth Arden has posted a Q1 loss smaller than that reported for
the same period last year. The narrowing of losses was driven by
favourable foreign currency exchange rates and an increase in sales
of both higher margin fragrance...
Alberto-Culver has announced that it has completed the sale of its
Indola professional hair care business to Henkel. The transaction,
effective 1 June 2004, is the latest in a series of mergers and
acquisitions in the salon hair care...
US-based cosmeceuticals company Inamed, the manufacturer of the
recently FDA-approved Hylaform anti-wrinkle treatment, is reported
to have filed a lawsuit against rival Medicis for patent
infringement relating to a product it distributes...
Omega Pharma has agreed the acquisition of a portfolio of 60
European over-the-counter and personal care brands from Pfizer for
€135 million in a transaction to be completed around the end of
Only a fifth of health and beauty products purchased by ethnic
consumers in the US are specifically formulated for that market,
according to a report published by market research company Packaged
As Clarins prepares to open a new beauty institute in Poland next
Thursday, Euromonitor has published a report forecasting growth for
the cosmetics and toiletries industry following the country's
accession to the European Union...
Nivea has reportedly signed a half million pound (€0.75 m) deal
with TalkSport to sponsor the UK commercial radio station's
coverage of the Euro 2004 tournament and promote its new Nivea for
Men Sensitiv product range, writes...
German-based Beiersdorf has launched seasonal hair care products on
the domestic market under the celebrity stylist Marlies Möller
brand that aim to protect the hair from the effects of UV
radiation, salt and chlorine, writes Louise...
As the curtain rises on next week's World Perfumery Congress in
France, no doubt the industry's noses and company executives will
discuss Estée Lauder's Sean John and Beyoncé fragrances and Britney
Shares in Natura Cosmeticos stock, which was listed on Brazil's
Novo Mercado, Wednesday, rose 12 per cent in heavy early afternoon
trade as the country's first IPO in more than two years proved
popular with investors, writes...
Datamonitor has said that the next few months will be crucially
important for the UK toothpaste market as manufacturers launch new
products in a bid to get consumers to 'trade up' to premium
personal care products.
Euromonitor has published a timely report on the Brazilian
cosmetics and toiletries industry as Natura Cosmeticos prepares to
list on the Novo Mercado in the country's first IPO in more than
two years, writes Louise Sheridan.
Perfume bottle designer Pierre Dinand and branding and
communications expert Tim Girvin have formed an alliance to offer
brand design programmes for prestige beauty and fragrance
clients, writes Louise Sheridan.
Revlon's shares dropped as much as 8.6 per cent before recovering
slightly, Friday, as the cosmetics company's financial makeover
plans faltered after its debt offer was cancelled due to
"unfavourable market conditions".
Moritex Europe has launched an electronic device that measures skin
moisture, elasticity, oiliness and sebum content for professional
use in salons and at point-of-sale that can demonstrate the
efficacy of beauty products.
Dow Corning has launched the very first silicone carbinol fluid for
the personal care market. The product, which is intended for use in
colour cosmetic, high value skin care and other applications acts
as a suspension aid for pigments,...
German hair and beauty product producer Wella has this week
announced both the most profitable first quarter in the company's
history and the signing of a purchasing agreement with Procter
& Gamble, writes Louise Sheridan.
Henkel is to acquire hair care company Indola from Alberto-Culver.
They are expected to complete the deal by 1 June 2004, subject to
final agreement and competition law clearances. The transaction is
the latest in a series of mergers...
Brazil's largest cosmetics company Natura Cosmeticos is embarking
on an international roadshow for potential investors following its
announcement of the first public offering in Brazil in more than
two years, writes Louise Sheridan.