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Nailing MMA use in Canada

Nailing MMA use in Canada

Canadians are being warned by the Canadian health advisory body,
Health Canada, not to use cosmetic nail preparations containing the
ingredient methyl methacrylate (MMA) as it is considered unsafe for
use.

Makeup cocktails from IMX

Makeup cocktails from IMX

US company IMX Cosmetics has launched a custom cosmetics line that
allows customers to mix their own personalised recipes for lip
gloss and other cosmetics and retrieve them at in-store computer
kiosks.

Avon continues mark creation

Avon continues mark creation

Avon Products, a direct seller of beauty and related products, has
announced it is to retain Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to provide
entertainment-based marketing strategies for the launch of its new
beauty business 'mark'.

Givenchy wins Fifi awards

Givenchy wins Fifi awards

Givenchy's Marc Jacobs Men took the awards for Men's Fragrance
Introduction of the Year Noveau Niche: Fragrance Sold in Specialty
Stores, Private Label under 500 doors and Men's Packaging of the
Year at the 2003 annual...

Avon reaffirms 2003 outlook

Avon reaffirms 2003 outlook

Avon Products, a world leader in direct selling of beauty and
related products, today said it expects sales and earnings per
share in the second quarter and full-year 2003 to increase in line
with preliminary estimates.

Fatty acid cream for mobility

Fatty acid cream for mobility

A cream composed of cetylated fatty acids (CFA) can improve quality
of life and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis, claims a
study conducted in the US by Connecticut university together with
bioceutical company Imagenetix.

Spirited blends for women

Spirited blends for women

This summer, the US branch of Japanese mail order company DHC
introduces its new Eau de Parfum line of six 'intoxicating'
fragrances. The blends include aromas of jasmine, sandalwood, iris,
lemongrass, vanilla, and cinnamon.

New face at Revlon

New face at Revlon

Worldwide cosmetics, skin care, fragrance and personal care
products company Revlon has appointed Stephanie Klein Peponis to
the newly created position of executive vice president, chief
planning and business development officer.

Brightening up ageing skin

Brightening up ageing skin

US division of Japanese mail order skincare company DHC introduces
alpha-arbutin white mask. The company claims alpha-arbutin is up to
ten times more effective at brightening skin than the traditional
brightening ingredient beta-arbutin.

Toning up at DHC

Toning up at DHC

Japanese international skin care company DHC presents a new
botanical toner, Micro Skin Water, as the solution for dry,
dehydrated skin resulting from the hot summer weather.

Airspray meets growth

Airspray meets growth

Dutch company Airspray this week reported a growth in profit before
tax for the first quarter that fell in line with expectations and
maintained that the profit growth, of at least 15 per cent, should
continue tax for the full year...

New formulation faces the sun

New formulation faces the sun

Speciality chemicals company International Specialty Products (ISP)
continues its quest to expand the company's presence in the growing
personal care market segment with the news this week that it has
collaborated with biotech...

Degussa set for steady growth

Degussa set for steady growth

First quarter sales at the German speciality chemicals company
remained steady and earnings before interest and taxes rose 10 per
cent on the prior year, giving chairman Professor Felcht cause for
an optimistic outlook for 2003.

Climate knocks 1Q for Henkel

Climate knocks 1Q for Henkel

In the first quarter of fiscal 2003, German pharmaceutical group
Henkel increased sales, adjusted for foreign exchange effects by
2.8 per cent, over the prior-year period to €2.3 billion. Before
adjustment, sales were 3.1 per cent...

Enhancing beauty from within

Enhancing beauty from within

Procter & Gamble and Pharmavite yesterday announced that
P&G has licensed use of the Olay trademark to Pharmavite to
manufacture and market Olay Vitamins, a vitamin line designed to
address women's health and beauty needs.

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