All news articles for November 2014

L’Oreal and Nestle end Inneov venture

L’Oreal and Nestle end Inneov venture

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Cosmetics manufacturer L’Oreal and food giant Nestle have announced they will end the activity of their joint venture Innéov during the course of the first quarter 2015. 

Aussie consumers picking up cosmetics like groceries

Aussie consumers picking up cosmetics like groceries

By Michelle Yeomans

According to Roy Morgan Research, in the last six months, more than one quarter of 4,791,000 Australian shoppers popped make-up into their shopping trolley just like any other grocery item.

IBR gains Australian patent for anti-ageing Snowflake ingredient

IBR gains Australian patent for anti-ageing Snowflake ingredient

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Natural active ingredient supplier IBR has been given a boost in its quest to penetrate the Eastern markets after it was granted a patent for its IBR-Snowflake product in Australia, to go with the one it has already picked up in China.

Clariant achieves Cosmetics GMP for all dedicated sites

Clariant achieves Cosmetics GMP for all dedicated sites

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Swiss supplier Clariant has completed global ISO22716 and EFfci Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for all 22 of its dedicated cosmetics ingredients sites, including core-toll manufacturers. 

Australia makes its move on microbead phase out

Australia makes its move on microbead phase out

By Michelle Yeomans

Australia’s hygiene, cosmetic and speciality products industry body 'Accord' has pledged to phase out the use of polyethylene microbeads in cosmetics by the end of 2017.

DSM explores the power of Chinese women...

DSM explores the power of Chinese women...

By Michelle Yeomans

DSM has explored Chinese women to deconstruct some cultural codes that influence the personal care market. The research is to ultimately tailor existing solutions and create new ones that answer the needs of this important market.

Sephora accused of racial e-profiling

Sephora accused of racial e-profiling

By Michelle Yeomans

Beauty retail giant Sephora has been accused by four women of Chinese descent of racial profiling. They claim the brand closed down Asian customers’ accounts during a 20% off sale, due to a belief that they would have resold discounted products for a...

The pro-ageing movement: the beauty of being old

Datamonitor Comment

The pro-ageing movement: the beauty of being old

By Michelle Yeomans

Forget all about anti-ageing products and the search for the 'source of eternal youth,' now the trend is showing off your real age. Datamonitor Consumer reports that this is the new revolution in the personal care market; the pro-ageing idea.