Jesus cosmetic line pulled from shelves in Singapore
A line of cosmetics called 'Lookin' Good for Jesus' has been banned
in Singapore after Catholics there complained that it was
Avon's European job cuts start filtering through
Avon's ongoing restructuring program has led to the loss of 184
jobs in Northamptonshire, UK, as the company continues to trim its
operations worldwide to increase profitability.
Maesa opens subsidiary in China
Maesa (previously Parfum d'image) has announced plans to create a
Shanghai subsidiary to expand the company's business in China after
successful first quarter results.
Fragrance house sources sustainable ingredients
Givaudan has entered into ethical sustainability partnerships with
Australian and Venezuelan producers as part of a move towards
sustainable ingredients sourcing.
LVMH quashes rumours over Clarins bid
Despite Clarins announcing solid quarterly results last week
there is still speculation over who might try and bid for one
of the last remaining major independent companies in the business.
Estee Lauder results buck soft US retail trend
Despite the tough retail conditions in the US Estee Lauder has
recorded particularly strong sales and net profits for its second
quarter thanks to solid international sales boosted by a weak
Shiseido offsets stagnant domestic sales
Strong sales growth in Asia and Europe have helped to offset
falling sales in the domestic Japanese market, says global
cosmetics player Shiseido.
UK and US catch up on Asian-led nutricosmetics trend
Although the Asia Pacific region continues to be the main launch
pad for new nutricosmetics products, latest market movements show
that the UK and US are catching up.
P&G claims hair color breakthrough will transform industry
Procter and Gamble (P&G) claimed today to have made a hair
coloring breakthrough that will transform the future of the
category and persuade more women to color their hair at home.
Sustainable manufacturers reaping consumer rewards
US consumers are becoming increasingly concerned over social and
environmental implications when choosing packaged food and beverage
brands, according to a new report by Information Resources, Inc
Swallowfield opens production plant in the Czech Republic
Contract manufacturer Swallowfield has opened a production plant in
the Czech Republic to achieve the twin goals of high sales growth
and lower costs.
Brief: Avon, Swiss Arabian Perfumes Group and Ineke
Avon takes a new direction with healthcare foods in China, Swiss
Arabian Perfumes Group announces expansion plans in the Gulf and
Ineke perfume expands European distribution.
Fruit juice and dairy hold beauty promise
Fruit juices and dairy products promise to deliver sales growth for
companies looking to exploit the beauty from within trend.
Makeup brand founder Uemura dies
The Japanese makeup artist Shu Uemura, who built up an
international brand of the same name, has died of acute pneumonia
Skincare leads the way in China's prestige beauty market
Anti-ageing and whitening products drive China's prestige beauty
industry whilst colour cosmetics may prove to be the sector to
watch in 2008.
Indian spend on big brands remains low
Despite significant growth in the Indian cosmetics and toiletries
market in recent years, per capita cosmetics consumption still
remains the lowest in Asia, according to the Associated Chambers of
Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
Natural ingredients drive anti-ageing formulation
The highlights of 2007's anti-ageing market include an increase in
natural active ingredients, tapping into the ever growing trend for
natural and organic products.
Merger and acquisition highlights for 2007
The merger and acquisition highlights for 2007 include
consolidation in the natural and organics market, further
acquisitions by the biggest players and rumors concerning the
future ownership of Clarins and Estee Lauder.
Peter Rabbit baby care goes organic
Natural and organic Peter Rabbit baby care products are coming to
Europe as concern over the impact of certain synthetic chemicals on
children's health grows.
Mary Kay opens new facilities in Mexico
Mary Kay has opened a new distribution centre and
headquarters in Mexico after twenty years of trading in the country
- a move that celebrates the success of direct selling in the
Chloe fragrance launched in Paris apartment
Launched in 'Chloe's apartment' the luxury brand's new fragrance
seeks to push boundaries of expectation in order to reach out to
customers with a clear product concept.
Lush develops palm oil-free soap base
In answer to growing consumer pressure over sustainable and
ethically sourced personal care products, Lush has teamed up with a
small soap specialist in the UK to develop what is
claimed to be the world's first palm oil-free...
Union formed to encourage ethical trade in natural ingredients
The Union for Ethical BioTrade could help cosmetics companies
negotiate the regulatory 'minefield' of trading with local
producers in Africa, South America and Asia, whilst ensuring
ethical trade that benefits small scale...
Diversity and globalisation determine fragrance trends
With the season for buying fragrances well upon us, market experts
say that cultural differences will continue to define the type of
fragrance launched around the world during the course of next year.
Evonik Goldschmidt release range of natural extracts
Evonik Goldschmidt, previously known as Degussa Personal Care, has
released a range of plant extracts in an attempt to cash in on the
growing trend for natural cosmetics.
Environmental adjustments changing logistics strategies
Environmental supply chain logistics, once seen as a "necessary"
evil is becoming de rigueur for industry, according
to a survey by Eye on Transport.
QSLD designs latest P&G fragrance bottle
France-based designer QSLD has revealed its involvement in the
packaging design behind the latest Procter & Gamble fragrance
launch, S by Escada.
Male skin care range targets testosterone
Industry expert Didier Rase has launched a new men's anti-ageing
skin care range, claimed to be the first to feature a plant derived
ingredient that inhibits testosterone deficiency.
China reacts to cosmetics safety scares
The Chinese government has acted on promises to improve product
standards 'blacklisting' 10 domestically manufactured cosmetics,
according to press reports.
Wal-Mart sustainability programme faces criticism
Wal-Mart's sustainability programme, which is forcing manufacturers
worldwide to reduce their environmental impact, has come under
heavy criticism from a coalition of international labour and
civic organisations for being "unsustainable".
Symrise to expand plant-based actives
Symrise is combining its plant extracts under the new product line
'Actipone', with the intention of expanding the range of natural
active ingredients designed for use in cosmetics.
Chinese consumers embrace the natural trend
Demand is growing for natural cosmetics in China, driven by a
traditional preference for natural ingredients and the fear of
toxic chemicals in consumer goods.
Kiwi fruit extract joins the fight against ageing
Kiwi fruit extract combines high essential fatty acids with
impressive antioxidant properties, representing a perfect
anti-aging ingredient both through topical application and oral
use, according to a New Zealand company.
Emerging markets boost Beiersdorf results
Emerging market growth and the continued success of Nivea have
driven strong sales and profit growth for Beiersdorf during the
Mariah Carey makes Elizabeth Arden's day
First quarter sales made significant progress at Elizabeth Arden,
which the company said was largely attributable to the successful
international launch of its new Mariah Carey fragrance.
IFF reports strong sales but charges hit profits
New Jersey-based International Flavors and Fragrances has reported
a strong increase in its third quarter sales driven by its flavors
division, but profits are hit by administration charges.
Trend for natural cosmetics growing in emerging markets
Emerging markets, particularly Brazil and Russia, are becoming
increasingly open towards natural and organic cosmetics, with both
domestic and international players getting involved in the trend.
Cyanotech's Bioastin obtains structure/function claims
Hawaii's Cyanotech Corporation has obtained four new
structure/function claims for its Bioastin following FDA review, as
it looks to make consumers more familiar with the benefits of
Lower US sales and higher costs hit Estee Lauder profits
Despite Estee Lauder reporting a healthy increase for its first
quarter sales, profits have been hit by lower operating income as a
result of increased marketing expenses and falling US sales.
L'Oreal is on track to hit high sales target
L'Oreal overcame the stagnant US market and met high sales
expectations for the third quarter with the help of several product
releases including the launch of Diesel's first fragrance.
Clarins fights back after US sales crisis
Luxury French cosmetics group Clarins has bounced back from a sales
crisis in the US to post strong third quarter sales figures.
Toothpaste packaging firm bought out by equity investor
Leading UK toothpaste packaging manufacturer Betts Global has been
bought out by private equity specialist Gresham in a move that aims
to better position the company for future global growth.
Call for international co-operation within the cosmetics industry
The International Cooperation on Cosmetic Regulation (ICCR) is
calling for increased international cooperation within the
industry, in areas such as nanotechnology and alternatives to
Unigen targets European cosmeceuticals market
Unigen announced it has established an office in Brussels, Belgium
so as to facilitate its access to the European cosmeticeuticals
Gilchrist & Soames buy-out moves one step closer
Business development company Allied Capital has pledged $51m
towards the buyout of hotels personal care and amenities supplier
Gilchrist & Soames by private equity group Swander Pace
Plantic and DuPont to develop eco-friendly packaging
Eco-friendly packaging specialist Plantic will soon be entering the
US market as part of a development, marketing and branding
agreement with chemical firm DuPont.
Consumer lobby group slams cosmetics safety in US
There are 383 cosmetic products on the US market that contain
ingredients banned in other countries, according to a new survey by
the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
Roundtable heralds advent of sustainable palm oil
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.
US sales slump causes Clarins' profits to fall sharply
Luxury cosmetics group Clarins has suffered a sharp decline in
profits over the first half of the year following a sales crisis in
Mary Kay chases increasing Indian cosmetic spend
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