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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...

Tesco rivals Boots

Tesco rivals Boots

UK supermarket group Tesco is making a bid to undercut health and
beauty retailer Boots by launching a €100m price reduction program.
With an everything under one roof policy more customers are turning
to supermarkets to purchase...

Sweet packaging for perfume

Sweet packaging for perfume

US beauty group Coty is targeting the teen market with the roll-out
of its first fragrance range under the Chupa Chups label. Created
by independent designer Emmanuel Fenasse, glass bottles are encased
in brightly-coloured plastic...

Betulin becomes big business

Betulin becomes big business

NaturNorth Technologies and wood producer Potlatch and Synertec,
have developed a patented process to cost-effectively isolate large
quantities of pure betulin and other compounds from birch bark.
Many cosmetic companies use the extract...

Credit cards from Avon?

Credit cards from Avon?

Avon is to become the first cosmetic company to put its name to a
co-branded credit card. The company's innitiative is set to cause a
ripple throughout the whole industry sector as companies strive to
stay ahead in an increasingly...

Is beauty only skin deep?

Is beauty only skin deep?

It is always said that it is what's on the inside that counts, but
can what's inside make you look better on the outside? A rise in
so-called 'cosmeceuticals,' or beauty foods, is about to emerge,
reports Mintel....

Wound healing technology

Wound healing technology

A new technology developed by Hydron, marketers of personal care
products, can significantly increase the protein production of skin
cells, which is linked to wound healing suggest two new studies.

Silk sales to surge ?

Silk sales to surge ?

Cashing in on the trend towards natural ingredients, and benefiting
from the synergy with its sister company SilPRO that markets silk
essence powder, New Silk Road is keen to push silk as the natural
moisturiser.

Ciba protection from light

Ciba protection from light

Swiss company Ciba Specialty Chemicals has designed a new
technology to protect cosmetic products from the damaging effects
of light. Working hand in hand with cosmetic ingredients, the new
technology is claimed to increase shelf...

Enzymotec fights wrinkles

Enzymotec fights wrinkles

Lipid-based ingredients company Enzymotec has come up with a new
cosmetic line based on its ingredient MultOil, to fight wrinkles
and moisturise the skin. The young Israeli company claims that the
product could induce collagen stimulation...