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SkinCare Ingredients 2012 VTS: Put the date in your diary!

27-Apr-2012 - Cosmetics Design is readying its second SkinCare Ingredients virtual trade show, to be held on June 13, a date all skin care professionals should now have firmly marked in their diaries.

MWV wins lawsuit over fragrance dip tube infringement claims

26-Apr-2012 - It appears the dip tube packaging palaver is over as MeadWestVaco has won its lawsuit against competitors Rexam America and Valois of America over key patent infringement claims.

Deodorant market to grow due to innovation and rise in personal hygiene awareness

26-Apr-2012 - The global market for deodorants is projected to reach $13.8bn by 2017 thanks to the introduction of new and technologically advanced products for mature markets in the US and Europe.

Lush's anti-animal testing stunt: a fair representation of the industry?

26-Apr-2012 - This week, Lush Cosmetics rolled out its largest-ever global anti-animal testing campaign, whereby staff staged protests and performance stunts in over 800 stores across 49 countries to coincide with World...

JaneClare points out challenges of formulating with natural ingredients

25-Apr-2012 - Natural cosmetics brand Laboratory JaneClare spoke to Cosmetics Design in an exclusive interview that highlights aspects of formulation such as costs and hygiene as being the key challenges.

Asia and Latin America aiding personal care packaging growth

25-Apr-2012 - The personal care packaging market will reach a value of $40.99bn in 2012 thanks to the growing potential of the Asian and Latin American markets, according to a new market report.

LVMH reports continued growth, despite a tough European market

25-Apr-2012 - Luxury French brand Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy has announced continued growth for both its perfume and cosmetic ranges during the first quarter, with European sales still climbing despite the tough...

Mulberry root extract developed to help with eyelash growth

25-Apr-2012 - A formulation featuring mulberry root extract to promote eyelash growth has been developed by Japanese based company Fuji-Sangyo. This comes as one of many hair growth tonics the company unveiled...

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Fitch says Avon rating may be cut if Coty acquisition goes ahead

24-Apr-2012 - Fitch Ratings stated on Monday that if the $10bn acquisition of Avon went ahead by fragrance player Coty, it would likely have a destabilizing effect on its credit rating.

Albéa targets dynamic beauty market in China and South East Asia

24-Apr-2012 - Beauty packager Albéa is targeting the expected growth in China and the South East Asia region with the acquisition of Zhongshan Meiquan Plastic Products, belonging to the TEX R.L. group,...

China now the largest internet beauty market in the world

23-Apr-2012 - With record numbers of China consumers taking to the internet to make purchases, online beauty purchases have grown by a record 200 percent since 2006 to become the largest market...

Hair growth tonic for alopecia sufferers is launched at in-cosmetics

23-Apr-2012 - Japanese based company Fuji-Sangyo has developed a tonic said to treat and promote hair growth, whilst also preventing hair loss particularly in males inflicted with alopecia launched at in-cosmetics in Barcelona last...

China cosmetics player Proya explains why it sources ingredients overseas

20-Apr-2012 - Leading China premium cosmetics player Proya reveals to Cosmetics Design how its quest for innovative ingredients supplied by companies that are easy to work with means it sources overseas.

Euromonitor reveals the elements that are reshaping the beauty industry

19-Apr-2012 - There are four elements that are reshaping the beauty industry according to market researcher Euromonitor as the recession takes its toll and growth in emerging markets continues.

Barometer highlights need to raise awareness of biodiversity

19-Apr-2012 - The 2012 biodiversity barometer published by the Union for Ethical BioTrade has found that awareness of biodiversity is lagging behind sustainability, highlighting the need to improve this.

Indian cosmetics market poised for 17 percent growth during 2011-15

18-Apr-2012 - Rising purchasing power and fashion consciousness are driving the cosmetics sector in India, which is currently estimated at INR 261.4bn (EUR 3.91bn) and anticipated to grow at a CAGR of...

Students win innovation contest for corn chaff cosmetics line

17-Apr-2012 - Students win innovation contest for corn chaff cosmetics line A team of four Purdue University students in Indiana scooped a top prize in the annual Student Soybean and Corn Innovation...

in-cosmetics ingredient launch round-up

17-Apr-2012 - At this year’s in-cosmetics taking place in Barcelona, which opens its doors today, takes a two-part look at some of the ingredients being showcased by various exhibitors at the...

Emerging markets give L’Oreal market leading sales growth for Q1

13-Apr-2012 - L’Oreal said that a 9.4 per cent increase in reported first quarter sales was largely driven by very strong growth in emerging markets, a result that beat market expectations.

News in brief

Shiseido launches new mascara with camellia oil

13-Apr-2012 - Shiseido has developed a new mascara featuring camellia oil, that the company says provides moisture to the lashes and lasts up to 16 hours.

Exclusive interview

Avon CSR boss explains how employee engagement has helped it reach sustainability goals

12-Apr-2012 - In the second of this two-part interview with Susan Arnot Heaney, executive director of corporate responsibility at Avon, we look at how the company has engaged its employees in sustainable...

Gerresheimer looking to emerging markets following solid start to financial year

12-Apr-2012 - Glass packager Gerresheimer has posted a strong growth in revenues in the first quarter of the 2012 financial year and has looked to the emerging markets following the acquisition of...

New Avon CEO severance pay deal underlines buy-out possibility

11-Apr-2012 - Avon Products has revealed details of the package brokered by new Chief Executive Officer Sherilyn McCoy, which points to the real possibility of a future buy-out.

Clariant continues to target China with pigment facility expansion

05-Apr-2012 - Specialty chemical player Clariant has continued to expand its global production capabilities to support customers in the Greater China region, with the inauguration of a new pigments facility.

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