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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...

Moo discovery for skincare

Moo discovery for skincare

An animal treatment used by vets and farmers over 100 years ago,
has been re-engineered to become a personal care product. The balm
- once used to treat chapped udders - has been found to be
beneficial in the treatment of nappy rash...

Kanebo drops talks with Kao

Kanebo drops talks with Kao

Kanebo, the second-largest cosmetics maker in Japan after
industry-leader Shiseido, has decided to abandon plans to sell its
core cosmetic unit to Kao. Instead the company is to ask the
Japenese government to help slash its debt in...

Revlon to reduce debts

Revlon to reduce debts

Revlon has announced it is to eradicate $780 million of debt by the
end of 2004's first quarter. The troubled US company - reporting a
net loss of $153.8 million for 2003 - has signed an agreement to
reduce debt by 50 per cent.

Clearasil to utilise AHA's

Clearasil to utilise AHA's

Boots Healthcare and the NeoStrata Company - founder of alpha
hydroxyacid (AHA) and poly hydroxyacid (PHA) technology
- have co-developed a new treatment cream to prevent acne.
Clearasil Ultra Treatment is the first mass-marketed...

Hair dye raises cancer risk

Hair dye raises cancer risk

Hair dye - previously associated with arthritis, foetal damage and
bladder cancer - has once again been placed under the spotlight.
This time a new study asserts that dye formulation has been found
to increase the risk of non-Hodgkin...

Popeye's beauty tip!

Popeye's beauty tip!

Eyes, hair and skin could all benefit from a regular diet of
spinach, finds a cluster of scientists linked together through a
network of food companies. But could the green vegetable be the
latest ingredient for cosmetic products?

Truly baby soft skin

Truly baby soft skin

Vernix caseosa, the white substance that surrounds new born babies,
is set to be the ultimate new moisturiser reports the New Scientist
magazine today. Believed to keep skin perfectly hydrated and
acid-balanced its molecular structure...

EU assesses chemical risks

EU assesses chemical risks

The European Commission has announced it is to further assess the
risk of chemicals released from consumer products. The statement
comes following findings earlier this week that suggest cosmetic
chemicals may be linked to breast...

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