Health Canada has confirmed that the labelling of all ingredients
on cosmetics products will become compulsory in the course of the
next two years, bringing the country in line with the United States
and Europe. Simon Pitman reports.
The UK is likely to be the first market in Europe to be hit by the
US fad for oral convenience whitening products. Researchers say
that as British consumers consistently follow American consumer
patterns, the big cosmetic companies...
Japanese company Showa Denko K.K. has developed a new type of
stabilised vitamin C, which is claimed to be the first effective
wrinkle treatment of its kind. The company will start selling the
product in January 2005 as an additive...
Imagenetix, the US-based manufacturer of nutraceutical skin care
and joint care products, has continued to grow on the back of
increasing sales, the company's latest quarterly results reveal.
But even stronger future growth is...
In the US The Skin Cancer Foundation has awarded Obagi Medical
Products' Nu-Derm System Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 sunscreen
with its Seal of Recommendation. The product won the award due to
its effective combination of active...
France-based research laboratory, Spincontrol is launching a new
technology to test skin whitening technologies. The development is
claimed to provide proven efficacy of whitening products for ageing
Caucasian skins as well as Asian...
US biotechnology company Helix BioMedix has entered a strategic
venture with Body Blue to market its proprietary peptides for use
in a number of products such as anti-wrinkle lotions, anti-acne
gels, deodorants and mouthwashes. The...
Chemical analysts have discovered that a Roman face cream, believed
to be nearly 2000 years old, shares the same fundamental
formulation ingredients as modern-day cosmetics products. Tom
Growing concern about personal appearance amongst the older
generation is set to boost sales of cosmetics items such as hair
loss remedies and acne treatments in the US and Western Europe.
According to a new study sales of such products...
Laboratoires Sérobioligiques, a subsidiary of France-based Cognis
Group, has launched Active Powders, a new technology that is said
to facilitate the incorporation of water-soluble activities in a
variety of cosmetics applications....
Australian-based pharmaceuticals and biotechnology group Novogen
has announced its entry into the cosmetics field, following claims
that its anti-inflammatory drug NV-07a has proved to be a
successful anti wrinkle treatment. Simon...
UK company Oxonica says that it is expecting a newly developed UV
absorber incorporating nano-sized titanium dioxide powder that
helps to increase UVA protection to appear in sunscreen products
next year. Simon Pitman.
Blondes and redheads not only are more susceptible to skin cancer,
but the source of their skin and hair pigmentation, melanin,
actually magnifies the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays,
according to a study published online...
The loss of fat and sun exposure play a bigger role than gravity in
ageing the face, surgeons heard a conference today in the US,
re-enforcing opportunities for cosmetic players operating in the
anti-ageing or sun care market.
Sales of care chemicals were up 3 per cent in the first half of
this year at German company Cognis, which said the increase to €577
million was driven largely by the skin care and fatty alcohol
Laboratoire Dermscan, an independent French pre-clinical and
clinical testing centre, has been drafted in by the Cosnessens
Company to undertake a clinical and subjective trial of its Ice
Source skincare brand. Tom Armitage reports.
Fourteen per cent of American adults say they have had some type of
cosmetic treatment or surgery, according to the results of a new
Harris Interactivepoll of 2,719 US adults conducted online between
September 9 and 13, 2004 for the...
US-based Health Sciences has re-formulated Sense, its skin and
personal care product line. The product has been re-launched
containing the company's new preserving technology, which is said
to contain a number of active ingredients...
DSM Nutritional Products has just opened up the world's largets
vitamin E production facility in response to growing demand from a
number of different business areas, including the cosmetics
industry, reports Dominique Patton.
The Malaysian palm oil industry looks set to play a more active
role in cosmetics formulation after the country's Palm Oil
Promotion Council declared that it was looking to expand exports of
Nanotechnology offers many potential benefits to the cosmetics
industry, but its development must be guided by appropriate safety
assessments and regulation to minimize possible risks to people and
the environment, according to a...
Health Logics Laboratories has created an advanced skin beauty
serum by combining patented BioCell Collagen II, powerful
antioxidants and cosmecutical herbs that the company claims work
together to nourish and rejuvenate the skin...
The increasingly popular herbal extract aloe vera may be able to
prolong the amount of time a trauma injury patient can survive
before receiving treatment, such as a blood transfusion, according
to researchers at the University of...
Family-owned US firm JM Huber has become the number one pectin,
xanthan gum and CMC supplier after yesterday agreeing to buy
leading hydrocolloid firm CP Kelco from merchant bank Lehman
Brothers, reports Lindsey Partos.
The times when men had little choice when it came to skin care
products are well past. This month Tolsom will join the crowd,
launching a skin care for men range through e-tailer and direct
Manufacturer of fluid extracts for the cosmeceutical, dietary
supplement and functional food industries US Nutra has announced
two new oil based proprietary ingredients manufactured from pure
cranberry seeds, for use in a variety...
Laboratoires Sérobiologiques aims to serve the growing men's
grooming market with its synergistic botanical complex Anasensyl,
which it claims decreases sensitivity to daily stresses, preventing
redness and stinging.
Olay Vitamins Complete Woman's Multivitamin has received a beauty
and health care industry Glammy Award for new products, sponsored
by the US National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Glamour
magazine and Chain Drug Review magazine.
Scientists at the University of Leeds have created the first ever
model of live skin with a full ecosystem of micro-organisms. The
development has the potential to help develop dozens of new
products and change the ingredients of...
US-based specialists in alpha hydroxyacid (AHA) technology
NeoStrata has launched its Skin Healthy Home Resurfacing Peel
System, an integrated home-use regimen of medically driven skin
treatment products to help consumers initiate...
The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) is
requesting public comments by 2 August 2004 on three revised
microbiology guidelines that provide manufacturers with guidance
regarding the establishment and maintenance...
Despite a recent UK Meteorological Office warning that harmful UV
levels are set to rise to "very high risk" many people do not use
sunscreens, but as the temperatures soar sunscreen is one of the
easiest ways to prevent...
City Lips has announced the launch of a new colour-pigmented range
of its Collagen Lip Plumping Treatment containing its oligopeptides
and Celadrol formulation, and plans to launch in more European
Consumer attitudes are blurring the boundaries between health and
beauty, driving growth in cosmeceuticals and creating new
challenges for marketers and retailers, according to Sarah Wilcox
and Jim Lucas, senior vice presidents...
US-based cosmeceuticals company Inamed, the manufacturer of the
recently FDA-approved Hylaform anti-wrinkle treatment, is reported
to have filed a lawsuit against rival Medicis for patent
infringement relating to a product it distributes...
Moritex Europe has launched an electronic device that measures skin
moisture, elasticity, oiliness and sebum content for professional
use in salons and at point-of-sale that can demonstrate the
efficacy of beauty products.