With Unilever’s results showing better than expected fourth quarter sales growth, we take a look at the key part being played by its personal care division.
Symrise has made the sustainability of its supply chain a key part of its business strategy and that goal has paid off with a gold status award from EcoVadis for its sustainability management.
Ahead of this week’s 2017 European edition of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, held in London, we caught up with Cargill, one major player in personal care set to participate.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a publicly-accessible database with key information on around 15,000 chemicals, aimed at researchers, regulatory authorities and businesses.
A Wall Street analyst’s positive note on Procter & Gamble’s outlook has sent share prices upwards and could be one of the first signs the business is really back on track.
Chemical company BASF is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Argan Program in Southern Morocco, introducing a new anti-ageing active ingredient based on argan pulp to plump and densify skin.
Unilever has its new product launches to thank for its growth in Personal Care last year as the company as a whole saw profit grow despite a sales dip.
The ‘Nanopack’ project aims to develop the first prototypes of cosmetics packaging with improved properties using nanomaterials.
Market research firm Euromonitor suggests that conditions in the Iranian cosmetics industry are likely to improve as a result of the $7bn in sanctions relief announced by the US.
Swedish cosmetics company Oriflame has announced new initiatives aimed at driving sales in the EMEA region, to be introduced in 2013 and early 2014.
Ahead of the results for its second quarter, the embattled cosmetics giant is being tipped to continue to gain ground as cost saving measures and a trimmer business structure pay dividends.
A joint project between specialty chemical players Milliken and PolyChim has resulted in the development of a homopolymer proplylene (PP) packaging with enhanced aesthetics and manufacturing advantages.
Air Products to launch Dermohydrine cellular active at in-cosmetics
Air Products, owner of Germany-based Rovi Cosmetics, is launching its new Dermohydrine cellular active at the in-cosmetics event in Paris taking place this week.
Netherlands-based Avery Dennison says it has improved the recylability of its PET containers by incorporating an adhesive and film combination that reduces waste from plastic packaging.
The Germany-headquarted company has launched a new active ingredient said to be specifically developed to restore the natural sebum levels of mature and postmenopausal skin at this year’s in-cosmetics event in Barcelona.
Researchers at cosmetics company Kao have demonstrated that a eucalyptus extract has the ability to improve the skin function on the outer layer in dry skin by increasing ceramide levels in the stratum corneum, in the epidermis and in keratinocytes.
Over the next four years the global beauty market is expected to grow and continue its recovery, aided by recovering consumer health, less aggressive competition, increased exposure to the faster growing emerging markets and a slow recovery in developed...
Oral wheat ceramides may improve skin hydration
Taking supplements of wheat ceramides daily for three months may improve skin hydration, although the difference in the skin feel noted by users was less significant.
Personal care market recovery boosts packaging sales at Rexam
Improved personal care packaging sales boosted results for packaging supplier Rexam, although volumes in other sectors were looking less healthy.
Silver Vine Extract can improve skin translucency, says Jan Dekker
Ingredients supplier Jan Dekker has launched an extract of the East Asian silver vine fruit which it claims can improve skin transparency and lead to younger looking skin.
New silicone from Momentive can help boost SPF and spreadability
Momentive Performance Materials has combined two of its existing technologies to create a silicone-based material that can help disperse actives and pigments in formulations.
BASF taps into sustainability as a means of cutting costs
BASF was hard hit by the global downturn in 2009 and is turning to sustainability measures as a means of cutting costs and getting the business back on track.
BASF Q4 provides up-tick to an otherwise weak 2009
BASF said that an improved fourth quarter performance led to a profit, rounding off an otherwise disappointing year for the chemicals giant.
Henkel sales slide in Q4 but growth still forecast for 2010
Henkel’s Q4 results show sales slip, but an improving tend means the company is continuing to forecast increased profits in 2010.
P&G claims anti-aging regime is as good as prescription alternative
Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has tested its Olay Pro-X anti-aging regime against a tretinoin-based prescription treatment, and found they performed similarly.
Cognis launches conditioning and thickening polymer for personal care
Germany-based ingredients supplier Cognis has launched a new liquid dispersion polymer for the personal care market.
Gains from restructuring boost Estee Lauder profits
Estee Lauder results shows a big jump in profits, with strong results in Asia and reduced costs helping to prompt the company to raise its outlook.
Helix BioMedix publishes clinical trials for new peptide ingredient
Helix BioMedix has revealed the results of three clinical trials designed to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of its SmartPeptides technology.
L’Oreal results point to sales recovery in Q2
L’Oreal says that robust sales in emerging markets helped to boost preliminary results for the company in its most recent quarter.
ColorMatrix targets cosmetics with colour matching system
ColorMatrix Group is adding features to its new colour match and delivery system targeting the fast-moving plastic beauty packaging market.
Kimberly-Clark Q1 results point to strong 2007
Kimberly-Clark says that, with net earnings for the first quarter
likely to top forecasts, expectations of still better things in
developing markets, combined with strong baby care sales, 2007 is
likely to prove a strong year for...
Meadwestvaco upgrades premium secondary packaging
Connecticut-based MeadWestvaco has launched an enhanced version of
its Crescendo gradeline paperboard that improves print quality and
overall appearance of secondary packaging, as well as adding more
diversity to the range.