Signum signs deal to push anti-inflammatory ingredient
An anti-inflammatory skin care ingredient gets a boost as parent company Signum Biosciences signs a deal with a Japanese cosmetics manufacturer.
Nanotech trade body criticises study on sunscreen skin penetration
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) has hit back against a recent study which suggested sunburn may exacerbate skin penetration from nano-sunscreens.
Naturex forms foundation to support sourcing communities
Naturex has set up its own corporate foundation to support local communities in parts of the world where it sources plant raw materials, as it looks to long term sustainability and putting its corporate values into action.
India market brimming with up-market potential
Although the Indian market remains weighted towards basic personal care and cosmetics products, a growing and increasingly affluent middle class is behind the switch to more sophisticated products.
Nestle expands further into beauty from within
Nestle has stepped into the beauty food and beverage market with a juice drink destined for cosmetics counters rather than supermarket shelves.
Serdex secures membership with Ethical BioTrade
Active ingredients supplier Serdex says it has fulfilled the necessary requirements to make it the first member of the Union for Ethical BioTrade.
US personal care companies hone in on Asia market
Fighting off a stagnant domestic retail market, more and more US personal companies are turning to the Asian markets to further boost their business operations.
China food ingredients company expands into cosmetics
Nanjing-based food ingredients company Fenchem says it is expanding into globally supplying cosmetics ingredients as a natural next step for the growth of its business.
News-in-brief: Nivea, Lierac, Lush
Nivea for men launches hair care for thinning hair, Lierac Paris re-formulates its anti-aging cream with mother of pearl extract and extreme protesting can be seen in Lush’s London store.
Innovation leads the way at HBA conference program
A holistic view of beauty and how innovation can help your business are two key themes in next week’s HBA conference program.
Alliance Boots expands into United Arab Emirates
The UK’s biggest pharmacy chain Alliance Boots continues its expansion into the United Arab Emirates with a new store opening in Sharjah.
Further price rises for Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical Europe says rising oil prices and shortages of raw materials are driving a second round of price hikes.
Law suit filed against Kate Hudson's hair care range
Kate Hudson has been sued by a Californian company who claims the idea behind her ‘green’ hair care range was stolen, according to press reports.
Mineral cosmetics firm undergoes makeover
Natural mineral make-up specialist Alima Pure is preparing to make the move to retail distribution with the creation of a new brand, upgraded packaging and a redesigned website.
Research firm publishes report on health of cosmetics market
The Wall Street Transcript has published a 52-page report on the health of the cosmetics market in uncertain economic times.
Research into wound healing provides animal testing alternatives
A human skin equivalent from researchers in Queensland may help the Australian cosmetics industry keep up with Europe’s imminent ban on animal testing.
PET packaging proving good earner for Amcor
Australian packaging company Amcor has announced a profit after tax and before significant items (PAT) of AUS $369m (€214m) for the year ended June 2008.
New men’s care line claims to be first ‘intimate’ wash
A new organic men’s care line is said to be the first ever intimate hygiene product, and is poised to carve out a new niche within this fast-growing segment.
HBA technical conference goes under the skin
Beauty from within, stem cell technology and other cutting edge cosmetic technologies will be unpicked at the HBA Global Expo technical program next month.
Cyanotech increases prices on rising costs
Microalgae supplier Cyanotech has said it plans to increase the prices of its ingredients as it can no longer offset the rising input costs to the business.
Estee Lauder performs better than expected
Estée Lauder has reported higher than expected profits from the year, despite its weakening performance in the US.
Stats show China is still going strong
Recent retail statistics from China show particularly strong consumer goods sales, vindicating the continuing investment the big players are pouring into the region.
Sega launches hand held makeup artist for Nintendo
The worlds of gaming and cosmetics are not traditional partners but the new ‘Project Beauty’ from Sega has brought them together in Japan.
Dessange expands with help from private equity firm
Dessange International will begin an ambitious expansion plan with the help of investment from a French private equity firm.
Symrise expands its range of organic actives
Symrise has partnered with a Californian producer of botanical extracts as part of plans to become the number one global supplier of green cosmetic ingredients.
Beiersdorf is buoyed by emerging markets
Lower consumer spending in the developed markets has not stopped Beiersdorf recording strong sales growth and a significant jump in profit.
NuSkin boosts profits but sales results are mixed
Premium skin care specialist NuSkin has posted higher than expected profits on a weak dollar, despite the fact that certain key Asian markets saw sales slumps.
Bare Escentuals reports strong quarter but predictions fall short
Bare Escentuals reported strong sales and net income figures for the second quarter however its outlook was lower than Wall Street’s predictions.
Cosmoprof Asia focuses on Chinese market
The secret to successfully entering the Chinese cosmetics market will be one of the focus points at this year’s Cosmoprof Asia, held in Hong Kong in November.
Eyelash conditioner launched with cell boosting properties
Skin Research Laboratories has launched a new eyelash conditioner and growth promoter to rival an array of similar products that have hit the market recently.
Weakness in Japan pushes Shiseido sales down
Japan-based Shiseido has reported falling turnover in the first quarter after sales in the domestic market plummeted.
IFF results suffer from weak fragrance sales
International Flavors and Fragrances reports an increase in turnover and reiterates predictions for future growth, although fragrance sales continue to disappoint.
Johnson and Johnson invests in the Chinese market
Johnson and Johnson has bought a Beijing-based cosmetics company in an attempt to increase its presence in the booming Chinese market.
Strong sales offset higher costs for Colgate
Strong growth in international markets has helped offset a significant rise in production costs for the world's leading oral care player, Colgate Palmolive.
Nu Skin and Toyo Bio-Pharma sign research agreement
Nu Skin and Toyo Bio-Pharma have created a joint venture NU Toyo Research as part of a new collaborative research and development relationship.
Emerging markets and flavours a boon for Symrise
Symrise has reported good sales growth in local currencies the first half of 2008 driven by flavours and emerging markets, although fragrance growth was hit by the drop-off in consumer spending on luxury goods.
Tupperware continues to outpace market
Tupperware Brands has posted an 18 percent increase in sales for the fourth quarter on the back of high emerging market growth.
Travelon launches unique traveling personal care range
Travel consumer goods provider Travelon has launched a new range of personal care products based on simple single dose sheets of paper for a range of products.
Kline analyst praises Estee Lauder's Indian venture
Taking a minority stake in Forest Essentials will provide Estee Lauder with improved access to a small but fast-growing market brimming with opportunity, says a Kline analyst.
NPD spreads its prestige coverage to Spain
NPD has teamed up with IRI to extend their coverage of the global cosmetics industry and provide a comprehensive overview of the Spanish market.
Estee Lauder buys stake in Indian brand Forest Essentials
Estee Lauder is targeting the fast-growing Indian market with the purchase of a minority stake in natural beauty brand Forest Essentials.
Alcan buys Russian beauty packaging factory
Alcan Packaging has bought a cosmetic tubes factory in Russia to
meet the demands of the growing industry in the region.
CSM signs agreement for gluconates plant sale
CSM has announced plans to sell its Purac gluconates production
plant in The Netherlands to Avebe, as part of a broader
restructuring of manufacturing and focus on core competencies.
Brazil cosmetics market remains a hot spot for investors
Low costs, a large consumer base and a thriving economy look set to
ensure that the Brazil cosmetics market will continue its strong
growth, analysts believe.
Dutch release Nano Action Plan
The Dutch government has launched its Nano Action Plan
concentrating on ethics, risk research, and innovation and
Estee Lauder expands Malone brand into Asia
Estée Lauder will be extending the reach of its Jo Malone luxury
skin care and fragrance brand in Asia in partnership with the Lane
Crawford Joyce Group.
Shiseido appoints new head of US operations
Shiseido has appointed a new head of its US operations after
announcing the consolidation of its American businesses earlier in
Astaxanthin wins Novel Foods approval
Israeli firm Algatechnologies has won European Union Novel Foods approval for its patented version of the antioxidant astaxanthin, and plans to take the ingredient into new European markets.
Brief relief for palm oil prices on swelling stocks
Swelling domestic stocks for Malaysian palm oil, widely used by
bakers, left crude palm oil futures closing lower on Monday,
offering a slight relief for prices.
FDA approves new collagen facial filler
The FDA has approved a new collagen-based facial filler said to
help treat even deep facial folds and wrinkles.