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L'Oreal focuses on photonics to enhance colour cosmetics

04-Aug-2005 - L'Oreal says that shop shelves will soon see the world's first cosmetics products to incorporate stunning new colour effects that rely on light refraction and not pigments, reports Simon Pitman.

L'Oreal and P&G mull Kanebo bid

19-Jul-2005 - Kanebo, the Japanese consumer and household goods company, looks set to be rescued with rivals L'Oreal, P&G, Kao, Shiseido and Kosé all trying to get in on the rescue bid...

Beraca cracks year-round supply of natural ingredients

19-Jul-2005 - Ensuring a constant supply of seasonal natural ingredients is one of the most challenging aspects for businesses within this category. Simon Pitman reports on how Brazilian rain forest ingredients specialist...

L'Oreal and P&G mull Kanebo bid

15-Jul-2005 - Kanebo, the Japanese consumer and household goods company, looks set to be rescued with rivals L'Oreal, P&G, Kao, Shiseido and Kosé all trying to get in on the rescue bid...

Kao aiming to buy UK's Molton Brown

11-Jul-2005 - Japan's largest household and personal care producer, Kao, says it is in talks to buy the UK's Molton Brown, a producer of luxury cosmetics and accessories, reports Simon Pitman.

Charkit launches CoQ10 extract as UV protector

07-Jul-2005 - A Connecticut-based chemicals company says it has developed a new sun care ingredient derived from yeast and aimed at providing increased protection from UV radiation and ageing, reports Simon Pitman.

Burke drops claim to rooibos name

28-Jun-2005 - Burke International, the company that has held the trademark for the name 'rooibos' since 1994, has informed the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of its voluntary surrender of the...

Rohm and Haas get worldwide approval for preservative

28-Jun-2005 - US-based Rohm and Haas says that it now has worldwide approval for its key preservative Neolone. Simon Pitman reports on an ingredient that is being billed as a viable option...

Luxury : one size does not fit all

27-Jun-2005 - With increasing evidence that more and more consumers are plucking for luxury cosmetic brands on both sides of the Atlantic, a recent report points out that, despite the twinned growth,...

L'Oreal expands its cosmeceutical operations

24-May-2005 - French cosmetics giant L'Oréal has signed an agreement to acquire SkinCeuticals, a cosmeceuticals skin care company based in the US, a move that will see the business expanded into the...

Europe: The great East-West divide

23-May-2005 - The European Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association (Colipa) published its annual financial review of retail sales prices for the industry, showing that in 2004 overall growth rates continued to fall...

Bio-Vel claims first anti-aging system for men

02-May-2005 - Nevada-based Bio-Vel Technologies says it has launched the first anti-aging skin care system designed and marketed exclusively for men onto the US market. The range includes a number of innovative...

Digital imaging: a weapon to fight skin ageing

19-Apr-2005 - In the battle to prevent the signs of skin aging a digital high-resolution imaging technology is becoming the preferred choice for many beauty salons. Visia Complexion Analysis can be used...

Cosmetics maker in major accounting fraud

18-Apr-2005 - Japanese textiles and cosmetics group giant Kanebo has admitted to inflating profits by about $2 billion over the five-year period to March 2003, in what could be Japan's largest accounting...

Soybean wastage becomes next cosmetics ingredient

07-Apr-2005 - Japanese company Bernet International is turning waste from soybean processing into a base ingredient for cosmetic applications using newly developed biotechnology, reports Simon Pitman.

Japanese company moves to corner nanotechnology market

29-Mar-2005 - Japan-based Frontier Carbon Corporation says it is commencing US production in a bid to muscle in on the growing demand for fullerene materials for, amongst other industries, the European and...

Japanese companies launch skin care formulas

16-Mar-2005 - In Japan two leading cosmetic companies have announced the launch of new skin care formulas in the same week. Kanebo has developed a vitamin-B skin whitening product, while Kao has...

Inamed botulinum toxin to hit Europe

27-Jan-2005 - Inamed a global health care company, and its partner Ipsen, a European pharmaceutical group, are to distribute rights of Ipsen's botulinum toxin Type A product in selected international markets, including...

Synthetic musk could pose toxicity risk

27-Jan-2005 - A scientific study has shown that artificial musk fragrance can increase sensitivity to toxins in mussels, indicating possible implications for human health. Simon Pitman reports on the findings and industry's...

Cosmeceuticals making small dent in beauty sector

19-Jan-2005 - Cosmeceuticals, or supplements that target skin health and beauty, are seeing fast growth in Europe since emerging as a new concept but much of the growth so far has come...

Shiseido to launch hair loss treatment

14-Dec-2004 - Japanese cosmetic manufacturer Shiseido has announced that its research has discovered that adenosine contains hair re-growth properties, and that it is expecting to market as a hair growth product in...

Industry bodies denounce claims that shampoo is unsafe

07-Dec-2004 - Industry bodies have hit back at claims by a US study team that a chemical commonly used as a preservative in a variety of cosmetic products may damage unborn foetuses,...

Canada confirms mandatory cosmetics labelling

07-Dec-2004 - 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...

Soft Gel awarded patent for skin product

02-Dec-2004 - Soft Gel has been awarded a US patent (6,806,259) for its Injuv soft gelatin capsule, a skincare supplement aimed at improving skin texture and appearance.

Obagi SP35 sunscreen regonised by Skin Cancer Foundation

18-Nov-2004 - 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...

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