Last week’s announcement that the French government is mulling plans to introduce cosmetics labeling for mothers-to-be again raises the question of whether enough is being done to protect US consumers. So who should be taking responsibility – industry...
Personal care and oral care player Colgate-Palmolive has announced
a further increase in quarterly profits on the back of cost cuts
and sales increases in key categories, including toothpaste and
Following on from the first ever meeting of the Transatlantic
Economic Council, EU and US officials say that renewed efforts over
trade barriers, security, accounting standards and labeling are
likely to be introduced for a host of...
The US manufacturing sector reported a slight downturn in output
during August, as fears over a worldwide credit crunch caused by a
housing downturn in the country start to bite, giving reason for
concern in a personal care market...
The world's leading personal care players appear to be spending
less money on lobbying the US senate this year, with Procter &
Gamble reducing its spend compared to last year and no
campaigns being disclosed by Unilever...
US retail outfit Target announces the long awaited restock of Boots
No 7 Restore and Renew, the much sought after anti-ageing product;
highlighting the international success of the UK's leading health
and beauty store.
A recent report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation on
how US consumer goods companies, including many personal care and
fragrance makers, are suffering as the continued of infiltration of
counterfeit goods hits sales, but...
Phenomenal economic development in China is helping to fuel
staggering growth in the market for cosmetic and toiletries
products that could see it become the world's biggest by 2009,
spelling yet more opportunities for Western...
Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc, the US subsidiary of Indian-owned Ranbaxy
Laboratories, has acquired the US rights to 13 dermatology brands
from Bristol-Myers Squibb, in a move that aims to develop the
company's inorganic growth in...
Demographics are increasingly shaping trends and growth patterns in
the shampoo and conditioner segment, as a new market report points
to the rise in male grooming and the ethnic populations as
being key to future growth.
Water is invariably the key ingredient in the vast majority of
liquid-based personal care products, but now a US sun care provider
has decided to include holy water from Lourdes, France, in its
sunless tanning product.
New York-based Estee Lauder reported a 7 per cent increase in sales
on the back of a strong performance in Europe and Asia, but the
performance could have been even stronger if US sales had been
The health benefits of the South African Rooibos (Aspalathus
linearis) plant are now being harnessed and used in a new skin care
line being launched in the booming natural and organic US cosmetics
market this month.
Independent US cosmetics player Aromaleigh has launched a new
foundation range aimed at female consumers with pale skin – in a
bid to capitalize on the current backlash against the lucrative
fake tan industry.
Recent research has found that humans have a far more discerning
and developed sense of smell than is readily perceived, findings
that may point towards a greater emphasis for fragrances and
perfumed personal care products.
With a number of companies said to be interested in buying up the
company, an executive of Finland-based Lumene Cosmetics says that a
stock market listing could be a strong possibility, as the company
continues to see strong growth...
Canadian branded cosmetics franchise business, Faces Cosmetics, is
to list on the London Stock Exchange with a capitalization of
£5.98m ($11.37m) in a move that aims to raise funds for further
Continuing the decline in sales experienced during 2005, Inter
Parfums has reported a dip in its dollar sales for the first
quarter of 2006 as the company struggles to improve its ground in a
hugely competitive market.
Hyaluronic acid has made the jump into the global cosmetics market
with the launch of the Estee Lauder's Perfectionist skin care
range. With the ingredient already proving a hit in the US market
for cosmetic, nutritional and...
Despite years of soft market conditions due to market maturity, the
leading players in the US cosmetics and toiletries market are
continuing to make steady gains, leaving the top three players -
Proctor & Gamble, L'Oreal...
Both the CTFA and Colipa have defended their different stands on
the use of phthalates in cosmetics and personal care products in
the light of a new study linking the family of chemicals to birth
defects in baby boys, reports Simon...
European researchers claim they have moved closer to creating the
perfect glass. The move could prove a boost for premium cosmetic
products and fragrances, where high-quality presentation and
durability is of the utmost importance,...