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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...

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....

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