Sephora, the fragrance and cosmetic retail arm of France-based LVMH
Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has announced a new partnership with
Monopoly to launch a beauty based board game, targeting the
profitable holiday period.
Cosmetic and fragrance giant Elizabeth Arden posted a quarterly
loss on Friday, as it was hit by restructuring costs, but with
marketing spend lower than expected and sales still strong, the
underlying results appear to be solid.
Proctor & Gamble has reported a 27 per cent increase in its
sales and a 33 per cent increase in net earnings as the company
continues to power away on the strength of last year's merger with
Gillette and a continued improvement...
Tapping into the big trend for natural-based cosmetic and health
products, two contract research organizations - US-based Santerra
Pharmaceuticals and India-based Vedic Lifesciences - have formed an
alliance to expand into the growing...
The world's leading cosmetic player has further expanded its
position in the naturals market with the acquisition of French
Laboratoire Sanoflore, one of the founding companies specialising
in the manufacturing of certified organic...
Worldwide chemicals and ingredients supplier, Laboratories
Serobiologies (LS), a Cognis Care active ingredients business has
launched a new anti-ageing product, Dermican, at the recent ISFCC
trade show in Osaka, Japan, with the product...
Nutricosmetics is again making innovative inroads, with Israeli
company IBR targeting an oral use ingredient designed for skin
whitening and brightening process - a market that is huge in Asia
and is now gathering pace in Europe.
Sensient Technologies, supplier of fragrances and colors for
cosmetic products, has reported a significant increase in both its
sales revenue and its net profits on the back of strong activity in
both the US and China markets.
A continued and growing recognition of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis
Vuitton brands has helped the group to put in another strong
quarter, with sales of its major French cosmetic and fragrance
brands also making a mark.
New ingredients, new applications and new science are the focus of
the up-coming 3rd International Conference on Polyphenols in
Nutrition and Health, which promises to provide more information
for industrialists on how to better use...
Rice based cosmetics are again making an impact on the beauty
industry, with the Muda Agricultural Development Authority (MADA)
in Malaysia having agreed a proposal to embark on a joint venture
with a local company in Kedah.
Quest International, one of the worlds leading creative flavours
and fragrances businesses, has published a new study detailing the
secret of the human relationship with scent - research that could
lead to more targeted fragrances.
French cosmetic giant L'Oreal has announced that it intends to
extend the Body Shop brand into international markets. The move
follows the £652m take-over of the UK based Body Shop by L'Oreal
back in March 2006.
Japanese beauty manufacturer Shiseido is expanding its research and
development centres, opening up facilities in Europe and Asia in an
effort to better appreciate the needs of its customers there and
expand beyond the US and domestic...
With Avon in the midst of a major restructuring CEO Andrea Jung
says that savings are going to be poured back into the company's
future, with research and development, the internet and advertising
targeted for major investment.
Following a pan-Asian scare regarding heavy metal content in
Procter & Gamble's SK-II skin care line, South Korean
authorities have said that it has found only traces of the
suspected substances and says 'it is too little...
BASF and Dow Chemical have launched a long-term venture to produce
propylene oxide (PO) at the world's first commercial-scale hydrogen
peroxide propylene oxide (HPPO) plant at BASF's production site in
Procter & Gamble is on the defensive after authorities in the
Guandong and Hong Kong region of China discovered high levels of
dangerous chemicals in its SK-II skin care line following routine
First there was cosmeceuticals, now there is nutricosmetics. The
big difference is that these products are taken orally to improve
health and beauty, and according to the latest market study, it is
a rapidly-growing category that...
Fuji Photo Film says it has entered the health and beauty business
through the expansion of its existing life science business, marked
by the launch of a functional skin care range and an 'internal
care' product range.
Having received the first license for a foreign-owned company to
resume direct sales of cosmetic products in China, Avon added more
than 33,000 new sales staff to its workforce there last month,
according to data from the Chinese...
French luxury consumer group LVMH has reported double growth in its
overall sales for the first six months of the year, backed up by an
impressive 80 per cent leap in profits for its perfumes and
Once dismissed as a fad, edible cosmetics are starting to make
their mark on the global market as an increasing number of launches
hone in on consumer desires for natural ingredients that often
happen to cross into the realms of the...
Following a flurry of activity that saw its shares rocket this
week, Colorado-based personal care provider OraLabs has confirmed
that it is selling up to a Chinese investment company, turning the
company private again.
ASEAN says it is set to implement a single regulatory system for
its ten member states by the start of 2008, in a move that aims to
help bring it in line with regulations worldwide and attract major
With exports of cosmetic products from China expected to rise 20
per cent during the course of 2006, China is rapidly emerging as a
world-wide hub for the cosmetics industry. But challenges for this
burgeoning industry are on the...
India-based Essel Propack, part of the Essel Group, is to enter its
15th market having unveiled plans to open up a beauty packaging
production facility in Poland that will serve growing demand for
plastic tubes in the region.
Although sales are still growing strongly, Estee Lauder has posted
a 27 per cent drop in its net income after being impacted by
restructuring charges. But the company says that it is terrorism
threats that could pose a significant...
Swedish direct sales player Orilfame has announced a significant
increase in its quarterly sales and profits to June 30 on the back
of a 41 per cent rise in local currency sales in the CIS and Baltic
Sales of premium fragrances continue to be the main driving force
behind a healthy performance for fragrance and flavours player
Givaudan, as the Swiss company confirms it will be keeping its eye
on opportunities to further consolidate...
Unilever announces second quarter results showing that it has
maintained its steady growth of late, but the questions remains
whether it is enough to remain competitive against major rival
Procter & Gamble.