The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) says it is on the
cusp of delivering on its promise to put sustainable oil on the
market, and will be unveiling its certification system at its next
meeting in November.
The International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation is to meet
for the first time in Belgium at the end of September, in order to
identify ways to help synchronize the international regulation of
Despite global financial markets being in turmoil the Chinese
retail market is continuing to speed ahead. Indeed, due in
part to strong sales of cosmetic and personal care products, the
World Bank has raised is forecast for the country's...
Global direct sales player Mary Kay is making a $20m investment in
the Indian market for cosmetics and personal care products in an
attempt to tap into fast-growing sales in this rapidly evolving
The majority of American consumers believe the pressure to look
good is greater now than ever before, according to a recent
consumer report, although conversely this does not seem to lead to
higher spending on cosmetics products.
Vaseline launches its 'Skin is Amazing' campaign, inviting
consumers to express their own skin story, and in turn adding to a
number of marketing campaigns from big industry players that take a
more holistic approach to...
China Bionanometer Industries has launched a new line
of facial mask treatments based on natural active
ingredients derived using biological nanometer technology to
provide enhanced skin moisturizing, smoothening and whitening
Applied DNA Sciences is to take its DNA marker technology, which
protects products against fraud and counterfeiting, to the 'Future
of Ink on Packaging' conference in London next week, in the hope of
bringing its product...
President Hu Jintao of China said this week that his country is
going to make a concerted effort to up product safety standards
with the help of the international community, following a spate of
China-made product seizures worldwide...
A UK-based company providing solutions for sensitive skin, has
announced a deal to distribute its hand cleanser and skin
moisturiser in South Africa; a decision aimed at tapping into
significant growth in this emerging market.
Anti-monopoly laws introduced by the Chinese government have been
heralded as a foundation for a 'fair and uniform law system' for
doing business in the country, but international business groups
believe it could spell further...
China is still the number one location for manufacturers and
retailers looking to expand their businesses in an effort both to
tap into the fast growing China market and as a means of
establishing low-cost global manufacturing bases,...
Global drinks company Anheuser-Busch has launched a new line of
bottled water that will be marketed as an integral part of any skin
care regime in a bid to make a side-step into the ever-growing skin
Symrise, the Germany-based fragrance and flavourings manufacturer,
has recently opened a Sensory and Consumer Science Centre in
Singapore, in order to assist with its expansion into the
growing Asian market.
Euromonitor International has unveiled a new information system for
that measures the use of some 400 ingredients in consumer products,
giving an indication of product trends and technological
developments in the field.
A new set of global guidelines has been developed for the
identification of a hazardous microorganism as the discovery of
high levels of bacteria in mascara in Hong Kong highlights the
problem of inadequate safety procedures.
A Singaporean company takes natural personal care to a new level
with the release of a herbal feminine wash promising to gently
cleanse the 'intimate area', protecting it from infections whilst
helping to tighten weakened...
A study undertaken by the government-run Associated Chambers of
Commerce and Industry (Assocham) indicates that there is
significant growth potential for marketers of personal care
products in rural and semi-rural India.
Cost-cutting measures, the discontinuation of the ill-fated Vital
Radiance line and general restructuring have helped take Revlon
back from the brink, as its latest quarterly results finally start
to show clear evidence that it is...
Global personal care player Beiersdorf has announced a 9.7 per cent
rise in sales for its second quarter and an impressive jump of 67.9
per cent in net profits driven by significant growth
in certain Eastern European and Asian markets,...
US retail outfit Target announces the long awaited restock of Boots
No 7 Restore and Renew, the much sought after anti-ageing product;
highlighting the international success of the UK's leading health
and beauty store.
Once again results from the Procter & Gamble Company have
defied market growth and the expectations of financial analysts,
with sales for the fourth quarter growing 8 percent and net profit
rising 19 percent - results that testify...