The effects of hurricane Katrina are continuing to affect the
speciality chemicals industry worldwide as major players announce a
succession of price hikes that will affect costs of both packaging
materials and personal care ingredients.
If emerging semi-permanent beauty solutions, such as Allergan's
Botox anti-sweat treatment using botulinum toxin type A, prove
effective, they could have an impact on skin care and deodorant
sales in the long term.
Manufacturers of cosmeceuticals need to make sure they have a
clear, specific and measurable functionality, and focus as much on
prevention as on remedy, says a new report from market researcher
L'Oreal thinks its Asian customers are well worth it. The global
beauty giant is opening a new R&D center in China to carry out
research into the structure and behavior of Asian skin and hair,
which it plans to use to develop...
The number of colour cosmetics launched on to the worldwide market
grew by 25 per cent in 2004. The latest figures from the Mintel
reveal that almost 60 new products were launched in the category
each day, with colour variety and...
Reflecting economic uncertainties both Avon and Estee Lauder have
reduced their earnings expectations for financial year. The
continued rise in oil price is hitting manufacturing costs, while
the resulting economic uncertainty is...
The UK Advertising Standards Agency has again clamped down on a
print media campaign by leading beauty retailer Boots, stating that
claims for a No 7 anti-cellulite treatment were misleading. The
ruling follows a similar one against...
Recently the country on everybody's lips has been China, but with
the economy in Brazil also booming, South America's largest market
for cosmetics and toiletries has grown at 15 per cent annually over
the past three years.
Cosmeeting closed its doors on September 14th, after four days of
busy meetings, presentations and conferences. This year the show
had a distinct emphasis on the latest in product innovations and
technologies, as well as stressing...
With spending power growing all the more on the back of huge
economic growth, everyone is now talking about the huge potential
in the China consumer market. And it is the cosmetics sector that
many industry experts are getting particularly...
Cosmetic makers and other industry sectors are today wrapping up a
threemeeting in Atlanta, attempting to further iron out wrinkles in
aglobal system allowing all parts of a supply chain tohave
syncronised, accurate, up-to-date information...
The doors have been opened to direct sales cosmetics players such
as Avon and Oriflame, as China lifts a seven year-old ban. Freeing
up the market from December 1st, the news means roll-outs will have
to be fast in order to carve...
Cosmeeting will open its doors in North Paris next week. Promising
to be a bigger and more international event, the third annual show
will include over 400 beauty brands from 28 different countries and
the CosmeticsDesign.com team...
Recently there has been a spate of male personal care products
embracing feminine values, now the other end of the spectrum is
receiving more attention, with companies targeting products
specifically focused on the traditionally male...
As people spend more time away from home but want to maintain their
personal care routines, the market for products used on-the-go is
set to increase by 70 per cent in Europe and the US over the course
of the next five years, signifying...
Elizabeth Arden is making clear moves on the China market for
cosmetic and fragrances, with a 50 per cent jump in sales in the
past two and a half years spurring the company on to buy up its own
distributor in the region.
Leading tennis stars Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have
launched cosmetic and fragrance products this week - a move that
highlights the growing importance of female sports figures in the
This year's Cosmoprof North America event closes its doors having
attracted just over 25,000 visitors - the same level as last year's
event. With beauty professionals from over 34 countries, the show
centered on bringing...
The much heralded 'metrosexualization' of the cosmetics sector is
really happening, as the latest market report points to the
emergence of far more complex and demanding male consumer values.
But fear not, macho values are...
International cosmetics companies will be eyeing further
opportunities in the China cosmetics market as growth in the skin
care sector continues at unprecedented levels. And with the
continued increase in spending power being backed...
L'Oreal has had complaints against adverts using model Claudia
Schaffer to promote anti cellulite and anti wrinkle products upheld
in the UK. The decision means that the television ads will have to
be withdrawn there and pressurizing...
Researchers in Ireland have found that individuals in some of the
highest cancer risk groups are often the least likely to regularly
use sunscreen when exposed to the sun, pointing to a generational
divide in awareness that sun care...
As the latest research shows that skin cancer is on the rise in
younger people, the growing importance of good quality sunscreen
products is likely to fuel continued growth in the category in the
Gone are the days when a men's toiletry bag extended to little else
than toothpaste, soap and shaving foam. With an increasing emphasis
on enhancing physical appearance, a vast number of new products are
being launched to do...
With some 90 per cent of P&G sales derived from women it is
about time to expand into the men's market. The proposed merger
with shaving name Gillette later this year should do much to
redress the balance and so should the...
Latest EU figures show that seizures of counterfeit cosmetics and
perfumes increased by 800 per cent in the period 2002 - 2003,
prompting the European Commission to draft new legislations aimed
at reducing the problem, reports Simon...
The global market for men's grooming is set to continue with steady
growth in the course of the next five years, as a widening
acceptance of men's toiletry and cosmetics products is fostered
through media exposure.
With the continued demand for products that can 'turn back the
hands of time,' the professional skin care market is forecast to
remain one of the fastest-growing sectors of the cosmetics and
toiletries industry. Now, market...
Nanotechnology creates substances with new chemical properties that
we do not yet understand. A science with such huge potential
deserves closer attention to the possible risks, before it falls
the wrong side of belated discoveries...
Clothing retailer Gap is to launch a new line of fragrance and
personal care products, enlisting the help of Inter Perfums for the
job. The project aims to launch the retailer's sagging sales by
tapping into some of the industry's...
Bremenn Research Labs says that the almost immediate retail success
of its newly launched Hylexin treatment for dark circles under the
eyes suggests it could be the biggest thing since StriVectin,
reports Simon Pitman.
Cosmeeting Beyond Beauty, the Paris-based cosmetics and toiletries
brands expo, is due to open its doors for the third year in a row
this September. As the show grows the organisers claims that this
year it will be a tool for working,...
Calvin Klein is preparing to launch a new women's fragrance and
skin care brand, to be called Euphoria. The renowned designer's
fragrance and beauty division has been quiet for a while, but the
launch is said to mark a new...
The global market for cosmetics and toiletries reached nearly $150
billion (€125m) in 2004, up by more than 4 per cent from 2003,
according to a new study that also highlights major growth in key
The maturity of the global oral hygiene market means that future
growth is becoming increasingly dependant on product innovation.
And with image becoming all the more important, the latest market
report suggests that it is the pursuit...
The China government has revealed details of new licensing laws for
direct selling - legislation that is expected to herald a huge
surge business for players such as Avon and Orilfame, reports