NuSkin expands in key Asian markets
05-Jun-2008 By staff reporter
US specialist skin care player NuSkin has announced its expansion
into the key Asian markets with the launch of new skin care
products in the region.
Kao and Kanebo aim to fully integrate logistics by 2010
05-Jun-2008 By Simon Pitman
Having acquired Kanebo Cosmetics in 2005, the logistics operations
for the two businesses are now in the throes of a massive
integration operation as part of aims to fully synthesize the
Symrise strengthens position in Asian markets
04-Jun-2008 By Katie Bird
Flavours and fragrance company Symrise will open a creative centre
in Shanghai, China in an attempt to capitalise on the potential of
this growing market.
World's first hypoallergenic lavender oil launched
04-Jun-2008 By Simon Pitman
Lavender oil is a frequently used fragrance for personal care
products but as it has been linked to contact dermatitis
formulators have been known to steer clear of the ingredient.
Evonik launch sustainable soy extract
03-Jun-2008 By Katie Bird
Germany-based ingredients player Evonik Goldschmidt has added a
soybean extract to its naturals range with moisturising and sensory
Luxury skin care bought out by Laura Mercier
02-Jun-2008 By Katie Bird
Gurwitch Products, manufacturers of Laura Mercier cosmetics, has
bought RéVive skincare in an attempt to enlarge its product
Mintel reveals unusual new skin care ingredients
30-May-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Mintel has uncovered an array of ingredients that are more commonly
associated with the contents of a witch's cauldron than skin care
Faces Cosmetics appoints new CEO to tackle developing markets
30-May-2008 By Simon Pitman
Faces Cosmetics has appointed a new CEO for international
markets who will be charged with growing the business in
some of the world's fastest growing developing markets.
Indian backing for Sabinsa resveratrol research
28-May-2008 By Neil Merrett
Sabinsa is looking to bringing innovation to its resveratrol manufacturing capabilities after receiving a grant from the Indian government to move ahead with two new pilot trails for both nutrition and cosmetic products.
Animal testing claims dominate ethical trend
28-May-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Cruelty-free claims have increased exponentially on beauty products
over the last two years as the EU ban on animal testing edges ever
Edible beauty products don't seduce US consumers
28-May-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Beauty foods have captured the imagination of European consumers
but the global trend has yet to catch on in the US, according to
Risdon creates innovative lipstick packaging for Avon
28-May-2008 By Simon Pitman
Risdon International has created a new lipstick packaging for Avon
- Pro-To-Go -which has been designed to enable the user to apply
the lipstick using one hand.
Atrium spins off active ingredients division
27-May-2008 By Simon Pitman
Atrium Innovations has spun off its Active Ingredients &
Specialty Chemicals Division to form the Unipex Group, based in
Italy number one for antioxidant-rich kiwi supply
27-May-2008 By Lindsey Partos
Supplies to food and supplements makers for the fruit that packs a
powerful antioxidant punch continue to grow as Italy, the world's
largest producer of kiwis, reports strong production figures for
Global alliance for prestige packaging
22-May-2008 By Katie Bird
Three luxury packaging firms have announced plans to form an
alliance in an attempt to provide local services in an increasingly
Oil palm genome sequencing may aid sustainability
21-May-2008 By Laura Crowley
A US-Malaysian partnership has completed the first phase of
annotating the oil palm genome in a process it hopes will enable
increased oil yields and sustainability.
Fake cosmetics seizures rocket at EU borders
20-May-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Fake cosmetics flooded into the EU in ever increasing numbers last
year although customs officials seized fewer goods overall.
Botox competitor awaits approval
20-May-2008 By Katie Bird
The FDA has agreed to evaluate an anti-wrinkle injection treatment
from France-based pharmaceutical company Ipsen which if approved
would provide a rival for Allergan's Botox.
Maesa's China subsiduary to open as sales leap
16-May-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
France-based Maesa will open its Chinese subsidiary in the coming
weeks after announcing an 80.5 per cent sales increase for the
Nu Skin claims discovery of new cause of skin aging
15-May-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Nu Skin claims to have identified a previously unknown cause of
skin aging that could help the company create products that fight
wrinkles before they appear.
Risdon applies changes for Chinese shake-up
15-May-2008 By Neil Merrett
Risdon International has announced the reorganization of its
Chinese operations in a bid to streamline the operations of its
recent acquisitions made in the country.
China Business Solutions targets cosmetics
14-May-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
China Business Solutions is targeting cosmetics companies looking
to trade in the complicated but opportunity rich Chinese market.
S. Black brings multi-functional adsorbent powder to UK
07-May-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Fuji Corporation has chosen S. Black to distribute its Magnesium
Aluminum Silicate (MAS) powder with high adsorption properties in
the UK and Ireland.
Geisha makeup enters the modern cosmetics market
07-May-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Geisha makeup is meeting the modern cosmetics industry and
returning to the Japanese market with the launch of one of the most
expensive lipsticks in the world.
Clarins warns that support for launches could squeeze margins
07-May-2008 By Katie Bird
After announcing a difficult first quarter Clarins warned
shareholders that new product launches and a strong Euro may affect
future margins, according to press reports.
Developing markets drive big gains for Beiersdorf
06-May-2008 By Simon Pitman
A continuing focus on developing markets and an overhaul of its
production and logistics operations has led to a better than
expected jump in profitability during the first quarter.
Estee Lauder reports strong sales growth but lower net profit
06-May-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
High sales in international markets helped Estee Lauder secure
double-digit growth in the third quarter but the increase was not
enough to prevent the company from suffering a dip in profits.
Fragrances drag IFF Q1 results down
05-May-2008 By Katie Bird
Disappointing first quarter fragrance sales have impacted
International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) first quarter results,
although the company's flavors division has continued to perform
US slow down pushes Elizabeth Arden into the red
05-May-2008 By Simon Pitman
A market slow down in retail sales throughout North America meant
that premium cosmetics player Elizabeth Arden has posted a third
Unilever commits to sustainable palm oil
02-May-2008 By Laura Crowley
Unilever has pledged to use only palm oil certified as sustainable
by 2015, while also supporting calls for a moratorium on further
deforestation for palm oil in Indonesia.
Symrise results affected by high raw material costs
30-Apr-2008 By Katie Bird
Symrise has reported a sales increase for the first quarter of 2008
led mainly by emerging markets but bottom line figures suffered due
to higher energy and raw material costs.
Faces Cosmetics starts South American Franchise
29-Apr-2008 By Simon Pitman
Canada-based Faces Cosmetics says it has initiated a network of
retail franchises in South America, which will start off in
Cosmederm takes its skin care products to Asia
28-Apr-2008 By staff reporter
Cosmederm Technologies has signed a distribution agreement with
Health Sciences to market its anti-aging and anti-itch products in
the Asia Pacific region.
European sales and currency trends nudge Clarins' figures down
25-Apr-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Unfavourable exchange rate trends and declining European sales led
France-based Clarins Group into stagnant waters during the first
Strong sales help boost Oriflame profits
24-Apr-2008 By Simon Pitman
Sweden-based direct sales giant Orilflame says it has managed to
boost its profits thanks to double digit sales growth during the
Kao reports solid sales but predicts a difficult 2009
23-Apr-2008 By Katie Bird
Rising raw material costs and a decline in operating profit has led
Japanese personal care firm Kao to forecast low sales growth
for the coming year.
Evonik expands partnership with Sabinsa
22-Apr-2008 By Katie Bird
Evonik is adding two new ingredients to their nature-derived
portfolio in collaboration with India-based Sabinsa.
Ceapro aims its organic actives at South Korea
22-Apr-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Canada-based Ceapro is bringing its range of organic active
ingredients to South Korea as part of its rapid expansion plan.
Cognis year end results boosted by care chemicals
18-Apr-2008 By Katie Bird and Shane Starling
Cognis has turned in its annual results with sales up 4.3 per
cent to €3.518bn across its three business units.
'Glocalisation' of cosmetics will see global going local
16-Apr-2008 By Simon Pitman in Amsterdam
A key market trends presentation on the global cosmetics industry
given at In-Cosmetics Amsterdam highlights the fact that continued
industry growth is likely to be driven by global marketing
campaigns that take into consideration...
Colipa tackles REACH and animal testing at assembly
11-Apr-2008 By Katie Bird
Animal testing alternatives, regulatory issues and innovation
within the industry are amongst the subjects on the agenda at
Colipa's annual general assembly next month.
Emerging markets and the internet are the future for luxury
10-Apr-2008 By Katie Bird
Emerging markets and internet sales are the future for luxury
brands according to a panel speaking at the World Retail Congress
in Barcelona yesterday.
Analyst hails Estee Lauder turn around, but downgrades
08-Apr-2008 By Simon Pitman
Despite a huge turn around in its fortunes, a leading industry
analyst has downgraded Estee Lauder following a big leap in its
Strong first quarter sales for Givaudan boosted by Quest
04-Apr-2008 By Katie Bird
Givaudan has reported strong sales for the first quarter ending
March 31 with results significantly boosted by the continuing
integration of Quest International.
Shiseido cuts product numbers to increase profits
03-Apr-2008 By Katie Bird
Japan-based cosmetics company Shiseido will significantly reduce
its product portfolio and continue its focus on the Asian markets
in order to increase operating profit margin.
Unilever invests further in Hungary
03-Apr-2008 By staff reporter
Unilever has announced its plans to invest a further Ft 2 bn
(€7.7m) into its cosmetics and household chemicals plant in
Northeast Hungary in order to boost production in the area.
Naturex targets cosmetics and moves towards consolidation
02-Apr-2008 By Jess Halliday and Simon Pitman
Naturex is targeting an operating margin of 11 per cent in 2008 as
it plans to expand its supply of cosmetic and personal
Euromonitor publishes data on last year's cosmetics market
01-Apr-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
The cosmetics and toiletries market grew 6 per cent last year
helped in particular by sun and skin care sales, according to newly
released global data from Euromonitor.
Cyanotech focuses on human market for astaxanthin
31-Mar-2008 By Katie Bird
Microalgae company Cyanotech will focus on marketing its
antioxidant BioAstin for the human cosmeceutical, nutraceutical and
nutritional supplement markets.
New anti-aging beauty-from-within ingredient hits US market
28-Mar-2008 By Lorraine Heller
US firm NutraGenesis has combined two of its ayurvedic extracts in
a new 'beauty-from within' dietary supplement ingredient, which the
company says can help rejuvenate the skin and reduce signs of