Several new organic and natural standards have been launched over the last 18 months on both sides of the Atlantic. CosmeticsDesign.com talked to Amarjit Sahota, director of Organic Monitor, to get under the skin of the “certification wars”.
The US division of the world's largest cosmetics company has
acquired Maly's West, the third largest beauty salon distributor in
the US, as consolidation in the professional hair care market
FDA officials have conceded that the distribution of tainted
toothpaste throughout the US is much more wide-spread, extending to
larger numbers of discount stores than first thought as well as
prisons and hospitals.
Tapping into the fast-growing market for natural cosmetic and
personal care products, Texas-based Alima Cosmetics has received
the BDIH Certified Natural Cosmetics Seal for its line of 240
mineral make-up products.
In response to consumer demands for quality non-traditional hair
dye brands in North America, two personal care providers,
Italy-based Hair Styling Application (HSA) and Canada-based LEK
have formed Italhair to fill what they believe...
Parrs Products, a New Zealand-based maker of natural-based skin
care products, has signed a deal to distribute throughout North
America, driven by interest in its indigenous plant extracts and
other natural ingredients.
Tupperware Brands, the US-based retailer of kitchenware, cosmetic
and beauty products, has announced a disappointing second quarter
in Europe and the US, further exacerbated by falling cosmetic and
California's Diamond Lotus Essentials is introducing a new organic
source of Helichrysum oil, which is said to contain high levels of
the compound behind its reputed anti-bruise and scar-reducing
Despite the lull in its domestic market, German personal care
player Beiersdorf has revealed steady results for the first nine
months of the year, prompting the company to increase its
expectations for full year sales.
Mentor, a US-based supplier of medical products says it is
launching its Puragen dermal filler product in Europe, in a move
that aims to muscle in on the growing market for non-surgical
anti-ageing treatments such as Botox or collagen,...
Firmenich, the privately-owned Swiss flavours and fragrance group,
has reported a 4.1 per cent growth in its annual sales, driven by
the particularly strong performance of its fragrance division in
the Latin American and Asia Pacific...
Swiss company Cosmetochem International has signed a new
distributor for its botanical extracts and actives in the US and
Latin American markets. The deal is part of the group's aim to
increase sales in the Americas by as much...
Sonoco, a global packaging company, has signed a definitive
agreement to acquire privately held CorrFlex Graphics, a US
point-of-purchase (POP) display company, for an all-cash purchase
price of approximately €210 million.
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...
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,...
Coty, one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of
fragrances, announced Friday that it has signed a contract to
acquire the fragrances licenses of American fashion designers
Kenneth Cole and Marc Jacobs.