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Sumitomo invests in ‘problem solving technology’ for the cosmetics industry

31-Jul-2012 - The Japanese company announced it has bought 25 percent of Biogenic, a firm specializing in cosmetic material technologies in an effort to expand into the cosmetics industry.

Revlon results bear the brunt of charges, currency translations and lower overseas sales

31-Jul-2012 - Revlon’s second quarter results struggle under the weight of charges, currency translations and falling sales in Europe and Asia, but strong results in the Americas help fend off bigger losses....

Cosmoprof North America reports big hike in visitor numbers

31-Jul-2012 - The tenth Cosmoprof North America show reported a healthy 9 percent  rise in visitors to the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas compared to last year.

Ricky Gervais slams cosmetics companies selling in China amidst animal testing furore

31-Jul-2012 - Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais has used his public status to criticise cosmetics companies involved in animal testing, accusing them of abandoning ethics in order to sell products in China.

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Kao set to build a second plant to meet demand

27-Jul-2012 - Kao has announced its plans to build a second plant in the east of Jakarta, Indonesia.

Coty signs joint venture with LG H&H to expand in Korea

27-Jul-2012 - In what has been a busy summer for beauty firm Coty, it has teamed up with Korean cosmetics player LG Household & Health Care (LG H&H) to create Coty Korea...

L’Oréal confident of outperforming market as sales growth cements strong position

27-Jul-2012 - Cosmetics giant L’Oréal is confident that it can outperform the market in 2012 having posted strong sales growth for the second quarter.

Emerging markets and personal care push pays off for Unilever

26-Jul-2012 - A strong performance in personal care and increased exposure to the emerging markets has aided consumer giant Unilever as it announces its second quarter results.

FDA publishes report on recent cosmetics regulation meeting

25-Jul-2012 - In a recent report, the FDA has revealed that issues relating to cosmetics and cosmetic-like drug products were amongst those discussed at a recent Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR) meeting.

Inter Parfums ups forecasts on strong Q2

25-Jul-2012 - Strong Burberry sales during its second quarter put fragrance player Inter Parfums in a strong enough position to raise guidance for the fully 2012 financial year.

Croda posts steady results amidst difficult economic times

25-Jul-2012 - UK-based ingredients supplier Croda has posted steady results for the first half 2012, considering strong 2011 comparatives, aided by solid results from its Consumer Care division.

Still an air of caution over professional skin care despite 2nd year of market growth

25-Jul-2012 - The professional skin care products market experienced a second year of growth, posting a 5.3 per cent increase in 2011, however Kline has suggested the industry should remain cautious.

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IBR extends global reach with DKSH partnership in India

25-Jul-2012 - Natural active provider IBR is extending the scope of its partnership with speciality chemicals distributor DKSH to extend its reach in the Indian market.

Hair care and regulation high on the agenda at in-cosmetics Asia

25-Jul-2012 - The organisers of the in-cosmetics Asia trade show have released the educational programme for the upcoming event in Bangkok, highlighting hair care and regulation as the key talking points in...

Asian cosmetics summit to tackle major ethical & ecological issues

24-Jul-2012 - According to Organic Monitor, the second Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit to be held in Hong Kong this November is to tackle some of the major ethical and...

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Global specialty surfactants market to reach $29.2bn by 2017

24-Jul-2012 - The specialty surfactants market is projected to reach $29.2 billion in the next five years according to Transparent Market Research.

Annual European bioplastics conference focuses on mass market

20-Jul-2012 - As bioplastics become increasing popular for the packaging of cosmetics and other consumer goods, the forthcoming European Bioplastics Conference will focus on how it is emerging in the mass market.

Kao targets Asian demand for fatty alcohols with production capacity enhancement

20-Jul-2012 - Cosmetics company Kao will enhance its production capacity for fatty alcohols used in shampoos to reinforce its business, particularly in the Asian region.

New Zealand introduces new provision of nano labelling for cosmetics

20-Jul-2012 - The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has announced that from the 1st July 2015, the presence of nanomaterials in cosmetic products available in New Zealand must be identified on labelling.

Anti-aging trends so far in 2012...

19-Jul-2012 - With the anti-aging sector poised for rapid growth amongst an industry forecasted to rise to $9.9 billion in the US in 2016, Cosmetics Design takes a look at advances within...

Fragrance trends so far in 2012...

18-Jul-2012 - With the global fragrance market expected to reach $15.7 billion by 2017, Cosmetics Design takes a look at what brands have been enjoying the sweet smell of success so far in 2012.

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Rising awareness drives oral care market in India

18-Jul-2012 - On the back of increasing awareness about oral hygiene, improving income, and high advertising expenditure by players, the Indian oral care market, which holds a substantial share in the overall...

Latin America to take No.2 spot in global sun care market as protection trend shines

17-Jul-2012 - The demand for protection is driving the sun care market and a strong performance for the category in Brazil could lead to Latin America taking the number two spot in...

Cosmoprof North America opens its doors this Sunday

17-Jul-2012 - Cosmoprof North America, one of the biggest industry events in the Americas, will open its doors in Las Vegas this weekend and the Cosmetics Design team will be there to...

Expert shines a light on the importance of formulation strategy

16-Jul-2012 - Formulation strategy is vital to creating a successful cosmetic or personal care formulation, explains expert Dr. Luigi Rigano.

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