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British cosmetics brand to be made in Japan

09-Mar-2006 - US-based Coty has concluded a licensing agreement with Japanese cosmetics giant Kose that will ensure the manufacture and distribution in Japan of Coty's UK-based Rimmel cosmetics brand.

Graceful aging makes a big mark on consumer launches

08-Mar-2006 - With 2005 proving to be a record year for consumer launches of all sorts, industry experts say that products claiming to counteract signs of ageing in a gentle and believable...

Japan experiences anti-aging boom

22-Feb-2006 - The combination of increasing economic confidence and the never-ending ambition to maintain health and youthful looks is leading to an unprecedented boom in anti-aging cosmetic treatments.

Italian and Japanese companies join forces on olive extract

09-Feb-2006 - Italian botanicals manufacturer Indena and Japanese cosmetics giant Kanebo have joined forces to develop an olive fruit extract designed to provide moisturizing and anti-ageing properties for the skin care category.

Algatechnologies gets serious in Europe

01-Feb-2006 - Algatechnologies has taken the first step towards increasing distribution of its AstaPure astaxantin in Europe, entering into a new partnership with S Black to sell the antioxidant in the UK...

Cosmoprof aims at international visitors

23-Jan-2006 - The organisers of the Cosmoprof show, to be held Bologna, Italy, 7-10 April, are targeting the international market in an effort to continue to develop its attendence in the face...

And it is Kao that wins the Kanebo bidding war

19-Dec-2005 - In Japan the long drawn-out bidding war for the cosmetics arm of consumer giant Kanebo has come to an end after Kao sealed a deal totalling ¥410 billion (€2.93bn), taking...

Battle for Kanebo narrowed down to three players

05-Dec-2005 - The battle for Japaneseconsumer giant Kanebo and its cosmetics division has been narrowed down to three players that include Japanese personal care giant Kao, and investment groups that include European...

Kanebo well positioned for sell-off following strong results

09-Nov-2005 - Leading Japanese cosmetic producer has posted stronger than expected nine month results, putting it in a better position as it gears up for a final tender in early December.

Lonza launches multi-functional cosmetic preservative

02-Nov-2005 - US chemicals player Lonza has launched Geogard Ultra, a product that aims to meet the growing demand for alternative cosmetic preservatives that are free of potentially harmful and toxic properties....

Kanebo latest: L'Oreal pulls out of bidding

29-Sep-2005 - L'Oreal has pulled out of the bidding for beleaguered Japanese household and cosmetics group Kanebo, citing a lack of Synergy with its existing brands.

L'Oreal, Kao contenders in second-round Kanebo bidding

28-Sep-2005 - The second round of bids for Japanese household and cosmetics group Kanebo were submitted yesterday by ten Japanese and foreign groups of companies, many of which have made joint offers...

Geka Brush launches new range of applicators

23-Sep-2005 - Germany-based cosmetic packging provider Geka Brush has launched a range of five new applicators made out of soft elastomers.

Ageing claims put parabens back under the spotlight

29-Aug-2005 - Researchers in Japan say that methylparaben, a commonly used antiseptic agent for a range of cosmetics products, may cause skin to age when it is exposed to ultraviolet rays.

Industry embraces beauty claims for supplements

22-Aug-2005 - Looking good is no longer just about what you put on your skin; these days, it's about what you put in it too, as supplement makers broaden out their mission...

Bidding list for Kanebo to be finalised

15-Aug-2005 - The Japanese government bailout agency is to finalise the list of bidders for household and cosmetics company Kanebo as final bids are submitted today. Although all the bidders have maintained...

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,...

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