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Lavender proven to aid sleep

Lavender proven to aid sleep

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...

ISP buys into UK encapsulation

ISP buys into UK encapsulation

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...

TFF profits plummet

TFF profits plummet

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...

UVA rays as dangerous as UVB?

UVA rays as dangerous as UVB?

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,...

De Witt acquires T-Zone

De Witt acquires T-Zone

De Witt - a British personal care company - has acquired T-Zone, a
tea-tree oil based skincare brand. The agreement is central to De
Witt's ambitious expansion strategy, which has seen the company
increase its turnover by 19...

Anti-aging market thrives

Anti-aging market thrives

The anti-aging product market grew by 13 per cent last year - more
than doubling its previous two-year growth rate - reports the NPD
Group. It comes as no suprise therefore that increasing numbers of
pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies...

Antioxidant sun protection

Antioxidant sun protection

SkinCeuticals has developed a method for measuring the
effectiveness of antioxidant protection against UV exposure. The
new research claims that sun protection factor (SPF) alone does not
provide the optimal protection against UV...

Moisture-free packaging

Moisture-free packaging

Appleton has introduced MoistureBloc for Ream Wrap, a completely
repulpable and 100-percent recyclable ream wrap developed for
environmentally friendly paper-based products. The company claims
that the product offers excellent moisture...

A label industry first

A label industry first

The first-ever encyclopedia for the label industry is to be
launched this year at Labelexpo Americas 2004. The encyclopedia is
the result of almost four years of research by Mike Fairley,
founder and publisher of Labels & Labeling...

LVMH posts positive results

LVMH posts positive results

Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) - the world's leading luxury
products group - has achieved a 9 per cent increase in annual
operating income despite the difficult economic environment of
2003. The US company's perfumes...