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.
CVS, the US' largest chain of drugstores, is copying department
stores and adding beauty and skin care centres staffed by
consultants trained to analyse skin types and recommend a specific
skin care line, writes Louise Sheridan.
Oman-based luxury brand perfumery Amouage, best known for the
original fragrance of the same name created by the legendary French
perfumier Guy Robert, has launched a brand new fragrance for women,
named Esprit d'Amouage, writes...
German manufacturer Degussa has launched a product called Aqua
Foundation that uses a 'dry water' process, which it says converts
solutions containing water-dispersible pigments, vitamins, plant
extracts and other active...
During InCosmetics 2004 in Milan last week, Pentapharm - a Swiss
supplier of naturally derived active ingredients - presented its
new anti-ageing products. Its Pepha-nutrix and Pepha-tight actives
are claimed to help strengthen the...
One of the current needs of the personal care industry is to reduce
the damaging effects that UV exposure has on hair. Nalco Company,
in partnership with NK Chemicals Europe, thinks it may have the
answer with its new UV-absorbing...
Helix BioMedix has announced the results of a recently completed
12-week consumer product test that compared the company's
anti-wrinkle peptide, HB168, with Renova, a currently marketed FDA
approved product. The study was conducted...
Improved fragrance sales in Europe, boosted by modest gains in
currency conversions, increased first quarter results for the US
fragrance giant International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF).
Strategies in 2003, to help get the company...
The Hungarian market for cosmetic and toiletry products is set to
grow by a further 33 per cent, predicts Euromonitor. Accession into
the European Union this week and increased capacity for consumer
spending will boost the country's...
International Specialty Products (ISP), a global supplier of
speciality chemicals, has presented a new range of products this
week at the In-Cosmetics 2004 exhibition in Milan. New
preservatives, esters and emollients were among some...
According to new research from independent market analyst
Datamonitor, teenagers are using personal care products including
cosmetics, makeup and hair care items for a variety of purposes; as
a means to establish their sense of identity,...
Anti-ageing, cellulite and skin whitening are the words on
everyone's lips this year at InCosmetics 2004 in Italy. As Estee
Lauder reports double digit sales for its third quarter, the
company's R&D vice president Dr...
Sonoco, a global packaging company, has signed a definitive
agreement to acquire privately held CorrFlex Graphics, a US
point-of-purchase (POP) display company, for an all-cash purchase
price of approximately €210 million.
Dow Corning has added a new silicone quaternary microemulsion for
hair care to its silicon-based product list. Debuting at
InCosmetics in Milan today, the new ingredient is claimed to be
multifunctional, helping to protect hair from...
Nu Skin Enterprises, a worldwide direct seller of personal care
products, has reported a 20 per cent increase in net revenue.
Foreign currency fluctuations, product launches in the US and
momentum in Mainland China have all been attributed...
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Chinese government
have announced a trading agreement to reverse action taken in China
earlier this year that suspended, on public health grounds, the
importation of US cosmetics.
Avery Dennison Roll Materials Europe has unveiled Fasson
Iridescent, a multi-layered film in their premium packaging range,
claimed to give designers a creative means of achieving
multi-colour shelf impact, without the use of additional...
Wella - the German maker of cosmetics and fragrances - has filed a
lawsuit against Gucci in a dispute over the length of its perfume
licensing contract. Italian luxury goods maker Gucci, has not held
the rights to produce fragrances...
Inamed and Genzyme Corporations have announced the US Food and Drug
Administration's (FDA) approval of Hylaform, a new aesthetic filler
claimed to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
The hyaluronic acid-based...
Swallowfield - a UK cosmetics and toiletries manufacturer - is to
overhaul business in a bid to reposition itself as an international
supplier of contract outsourcing services to the toiletry,
household and cosmetics markets. Operations...
As a global shift emerges towards increased hypermarket sales of
toiletries and cosmetics, there seems to be little standing in the
way of Tesco's health and beauty sector cashing in on the growing
Having announced strong half-yearly results, Malaysian Palm Oil
producer Golden Hope says that it will be looking to markets such
as China to exploit its growing oleochemicals division in an effort
to increase its presence in the...
Economic recession seems to have had little impact on the French
cosmetics and toiletries market. Sales in the country - valued at
almost €11 billion - rose by 5 per cent in 2003, the same annual
growth rate experienced for the past...
The Lubrizol Corporation has announced the acquisition of Noveon
International, a speciality chemical producer, to create a combined
company. The move complements Lubrizol's existing businesses in
fluid technologies and will...
Dream Cosmetics is to function as a wholly owned subsidiary of
Polysciences, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and laboratory
products. The acquisition doubles Polysciences' capabilities to
formulate and manufacture private-label...
Exposing unprotected skin to the sun several times a week is
necessary to prevent vitamin D deficiency, claims a new US study.
The report has been criticised by SPF suncream manufacturers
however who argue that any unprotected exposure...
North Castle Partners, an equity firm focused on the healthy living
and aging marketplace, has announced the acquisition of
cosmeceutical manufacturer HDS Cosmetics Lab. Cosmeceuticals are
the key to future growth in the skin care...
L'Oréal has announced a good start to 2004 following the release of
its first quarter results. The company saw growth in all of its
cosmetic divisions despite a high base of comparrison against last
year's results. The dermatology...
Value sales of cosmetics and toiletries in Spain increased by 5.6
per cent in 2003, reports Euromonitor. However this increase
represented an ongoing slowdown in average growth rates for the
country, a common characteristic in most...
For years lavender - known for its relaxation benefits - has been
encorporated in the formulation of various cosmetic products to
induce beauty sleep. However until now the fragrance had not
actually been proven to have sleep aiding...
YSL Beauté - part of Italian luxury-goods firm Gucci Group - has
reported a drop in sales for the fourth quarter of 2003. As the
Gucci Group records its best ever quarterly revenue results, Beauté
stands out as the division struggling...
Palomar Medical Technologies has announced that it has received
clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market
its first laser handpiece for the treatment of acne. According to
the American Academy of Dermatology,...
Private label and added-value products promoting wellness and
beauty are expected to see future growth in Germany in 2005,
reports Euromonitor. More confident consumer spending is expected
as Germany shows signs of recovery after...
A container made from Eastman Chemical Company's Glass
Polymer copolyester resin has been choosen for the latest
Alexander McQueen designer label toiletry product, Kingdom. The
material is boasted to have crystal-clear properties...
Participants at the annual meeting of the Association for
Chemoreception Sciences later this month will learn that cinnamon -
as a flavour or fragrance - could boost brain simulation related to
attentinal processes, according to...
US hydrocolloid firm International Specialty Products (ISP)
continues to consolidate its position in the ingredients sector
announcing the acquisition of UK ingredients company Hallcrest. In
March this year the ambitious company acquired...
Expression is to be the key word for design innovation in 2004,
according to the German Gerresheimer group that exhibited at
Cosmoprof in Bologna over the weekend. New design ideas were
filtered from regional and international markets...
Vorwerk & Co - a German direct selling business - has announced
it is to acquire beauty care company Jafra Cosmetics. The
acquisition represents the expansion of Vorwerk into the cosmetic,
fragrance and skin care market, the largest...
Technology Flavours & Fragrances (TFF), has reported a dramatic
slide in net income for 2003. The US company's results were
unfavourably impacted by a reduction in sales and an increase in
operating costs attributable to...
The Sense of Smell Institute (SOSI) has commissioned a White Paper
to review recent research findings on the beneficial effects of
peppermint. Numerous studies have linked the ingredient with
improved mental and physical performance.
Del Laboratories - a mass-market manufacturer of nail care products
- has announced it is to license Elizabeth Arden trademarks for its
new salon product line. The agreement marks the company's first
entree into the professional...
Wella, the German maker of hair-care and beauty products, has
forecast a 'year of challenges' for 2004 after the group reported a
significant drop in net profit. Recently acquired by Procter &
Gamble, the company was...
Shaklee Corporation, the health and wellness company, has
introduced a colour cosmetics collection claimed to be better for
skin than wearing no makeup at all. The new line - called New
Minerelles - contains natural ingredients thought...
Disposable wipes have evolved into a global business concept
generating more than $5 billion in sales a year, reports
Euromonitor. Achieving strong double-digit growth year after year,
the category now assumes a major role in the...
Parents should exercise caution when choosing skin care products
for allergic children, warns a new study by the American Academy of
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. One in four of the cosmetic
products tested for the study contained...
University of Sydney researchers have found that UVA rays - which
age the skin but do not burn - can cause DNA damage. The finding
suggests sunscreens must protect against both UVA and UVB rays to
provide proper protection from disease,...
L'Oréal has been named 'Packager of the Year' for 2003 by
CPC Packaging, an American trade journal for the cosmetics and
personal care industry. The award underlines the Group's capacity
to meet consumer needs...