While it is too soon to tell whether the influx of footballers for
Euro 2004 has had a measurable impact on sales of hair styling
mousses and gels and other men's grooming products, market analysts
Euromonitor have published...
French stamping foil manufacturer Kurz has developed a wide variety
of design options, including a dual processing system that utilises
a hot stamping and overprinting process, as demonstrated at Drupa
Maker of Era Face spray-on foundation and other beauty products
Classified Cosmetics has filed a motion for a preliminary
injunction against cosmetics and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals
manufacturer Del Laboratories in a suit that...
International household and personal care products company PZ
Cussons has is to acquire top UK haircare brand Charles Worthington
in a deal worth up to £37m (€55 m) to the celebrity hairdresser and
his business partner.
China's metrosexuals, the "ai-mei nanren" (love-beauty men), are
spending their rising disposable incomes in beauty salons, and
contributing to the 8 per cent value growth experienced in the
The UK Co-operative Group is marking the National Cruelty-Free Week
with special cosmetics and toiletries promotions and has announced
that it has become the first retailer to be awarded the British
Union for the Abolition of Vivisection's...
The metrosexual trend is extending to the younger generation as
more than 80 per cent of American teenaged boys aged 13-17 splash
on some scent, according to a report published by US market
research company NPD.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert to
the public warning of a number of adverse events associated with
individuals who have undergone certain micropigmentation
procedures, a form of tattooing, used to apply...
The California Court of Appeals has overturned two rulings that had
dismissed a class-action lawsuit that alleges direct-selling
cosmetics company Avon inflated figures in its financial reports by
accounting for shipments dispatched...
A number of perfume retailers in Germany, led by InterCos and
Parma-Aurel, have formed an alliance named Beauty Alliance
Deutschland that is expected to generate a total annual turnover of
around €650 million.
Grandson of company founder William Lauder, who assumes the role of
chief executive officer at Estee Lauder from tomorrow, is believed
to be the driving force behind the company's move into mid-range
mass market brands.
BASF has introduced Luviset Clear, a new resin to its range of
cosmetics and personal care ingredients that is a copolymer of the
classic vinylpyrrolidone with methacrylamide and N-vinylimidazole,
suitable for hair mousses, styling...
Clarins has announced that its contract to distribute fragrances
for Procter & Gamble in the United States would come to an end
on 31 December 2005, in a move that would allow it to concentrate
on its own fragrance brands, Clarins,...
France is witnessing two upmarket product line launches for its
cosmetics market this month, the first being a range of make-ups
for T. LeClerc's Look Illusion brand, the second being two new sun
products to add to Laboratoire...
With new EU regulations coming into force on both the testing of
chemicals and cosmetics, the demand for alternatives to animal
experiments has escalated. The European Commission is committed to
a reduction in animal testing, as evidenced...
Ashley Judd is the latest celebrity to be enlisted as the 'face' of
a range of cosmetics products. An Estee Lauder division BeautyBank
has unveiled the actress as the personality representing their new
skincare and cosmetics...
The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) is
requesting public comments by 2 August 2004 on three revised
microbiology guidelines that provide manufacturers with guidance
regarding the establishment and maintenance...
A growing interest in personal grooming among males, part of the
so-called "metrosexual" phenomenon, is contributing to growth in
personal care categories around the world, according to a report
published by market analysts...
mark, Avon's beauty business aimed at younger consumers, announced
four new strategic marketing alliances aimed at increasing the
scope of the business as a multi-faceted, lifestyle brand. mark has
struck deals with cinema chains,...
Despite a recent UK Meteorological Office warning that harmful UV
levels are set to rise to "very high risk" many people do not use
sunscreens, but as the temperatures soar sunscreen is one of the
easiest ways to prevent...
Procter and Gamble scientists have found that additional zinc can
potentiate the pyrithione zinc formula and create a more bio-active
and extremely efficacious treatment that can kill the causative
fungus and help eliminate dandruff.
French beauty salon brand Matis opted for a vessel made from
Eastman Specialty Plastics' super-transparent copolyester resin,
Glass Polymer, to convey the superior qualities of its new luxury
range of face creams.
The maker of Arm & Hammer toothpaste, Church & Dwight, has
elected a new president and chief executive officer. James Craigie,
who also takes a seat on the board, will succeed Robert Davies, who
will remain as chairman.
Unilever has sold its 9 per cent stake Elizabeth Arden, which has
closed its offering of about 2.5 million common shares at US$19.50
(€16.14) per share, including over-allotment option exercised by
investment bank Morgan Stanley.
Following the recent seminar that discussed the use of potentially
harmful ingredients in cosmetics and toiletries and their more
environmentally-friendly alternatives, Louise Sheridan explored
the organic certification process for...
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.