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Sales dip for IFF in Q2

Sales dip for IFF in Q2

Number one flavour and fragrance house reports a drop in sales for
the second quarter, hit by a slip in European and North American
sales. International Flavors & Fragrances had expected sales to
increase by 5 per cent on 2002,...

Next generation face mask

Next generation face mask

Speciality chemicals company Cognis has launched the next
generation of its product concept for skin care - the Polymoist
Mask based on the active ingredient collagen. Using a refined
technology, the company asserts that the new mask...

Labels hit Brussels

Labels hit Brussels

The fifteenth Labelexpo Europe event is to take place at the Parcs
des Exposition, Brussels on 24 - 27 September 2003. In addition to
the exhibition - with anticipated visitors of 20,000 - a series of
seminars will cover the major...

Grasse goes to America

Grasse goes to America

France's city of Grasse has announced it will participate for the
first time in the 11th Annual Health and Beauty America trade show
and conference, a leading cosmetics, fragrance and personal care
event for North America, in...

Henkel sells Wella stake

Henkel sells Wella stake

German beauty care company Henkel has accepted a takeover offer
from US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble for its 6.86 per
cent stake in German haircare company Wella, the company said on
Friday. P&G has been in control...

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.

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...