China has long-proved a difficult market for personal care players
to crack, but after the government recently announced that it was
relaxing personal care import regulations from countries with BSE,
things might start to get a little...
The market for Halal cosmetics is growing on a global basis, but
nowhere is this trend more pronounced than in the Middle East,
where conscientious consumers are specifically searching out Halal
As the cosmetics industry becomes over-run with plant and fruit
extract ingredients - manufacturers are beginning to diversify with
'novelty' ingredients that capitalise on the growing desire for
alternative products, from...
As an influx of skin whitening ingredients hit the market, it looks
set to be the biggest year yet for this growing industry. However,
experts are beginning to predict that skin brighteners may be set
to take over, as consumers desire...
Mannatech has launched a new skin care line featuring a proprietary
water technology that means the formulation has no need for any
preservatives - giving it a head start in the increasingly
competitive market for natural-based products.
Mirroring the trend already seen in Europe for mass market
retailers to start stocking organic personal care lines, Target,
one of the biggest retailers in the US, is about to commence sales
of a new Erbaviva bath, body and skin care...
Cognis Care Chemicals has created a new concept that is thought to
become innovative within the booming skin whitening market, an
ingredient that decreases the melanogenesis process, leading to
lighter skin tones.
The European Travel Retail Council (ETRC) has been lobbying the
European Parliament in a bid to sort out 'transfer passenger
problems' that are said to be affecting duty-free sales of cosmetic
and fragrance products.
Packaging company Risdon International says the opening of a new
office in Shanghai will serve as a means to support its future
expansion plans in China, where world-beating growth is currently
driving the personal care market.
Parrs Products, a New Zealand-based maker of natural-based skin
care products, has signed a deal to distribute throughout North
America, driven by interest in its indigenous plant extracts and
other natural ingredients.
An unlikely trend amongst hair care manufacturers may be emerging
thanks to an innovative UK hair salon, which has recently
introduced a new treatment that uses semen derived from bulls as a
lead ingredient - marketed towards the...
Recent activity in the Chinese cosmetics market indicates that it
is set to become a lucrative and expanding area, prompting many
European manufacturers to target the booming segment through direct
The global personal care player released audited figures that
confirm a strong performance during 2006, giving the company reason
to upgrade its outlook for 2007 and reconfirming that it is on the
Fueled by massive economic growth and the shear size of the
population, the market for professional skin care in China looks
set to topple worldwide competition if current growth rates can be
UK ingredients provider Treatt says it has invested in organic oils
manufacturer Earthoil, in a deal that will enable the company to
meet growing demands from cosmetic manufacturers for natural and
Global fragrance manufacturer Coty has consolidated its regional
business portfolios in America, Europe and Asia to create a new
overall global unit, in a bid to cement its goal of becoming one of
the top five global beauty companies...
Following the recent sale of its Hirtler soap factory to an
independent buyer, Beiersdorf has stated this week that it will
sell its logistics centre in Hamburg in a bid to bring the
realignment of its supply chain organisation programme...
Brazilian cosmetic and personal care companies reported that their
sales grew by 12.3 per cent in 2006, boosted by the continued
strength of the domestic market, together with interest in
The novel marriage between cosmetic giant MAC and Barbie license
holder Mattel has been cemented this week with the announcement of
the full Barbie inspired cosmetic range for adults –launched
worldwide next month.
L'Oreal has yet again reported booming operating profits, driven by
lucrative acquisitions such as natural cosmetics company, The Body
Shop and product innovations – but despite the continued rise, net
earnings came in below...
Sales of cosmetics, toiletries and fragrances in France grew at 5.7
per cent in 2006, the fastest rate of increase in five years and a
figure that puts it well ahead of average industry growth, both
within France and the European...
Oriflame is going strong in the direct sales market after the
company reported a massive 20 per cent boost in sales for 2006 on
the back of strong skin care and colour cosmetics sales, despite
disappointing net profits.
Anti-aging skin care, currently the biggest driving force for
industry growth, is now branching out into the hair care segment,
as the latest launch from California-based Jan Marini Skin Research
US-based GE Energy Financial Services yesterday confirmed it would
take a majority interest in Idex Aquaservices, a France-based
supplier of purified water to the food, beverage and
In a bid to underline its position as worldwide skin care leader,
Beiersdorf has expanded its portfolio into the Czech Republic and
the Slovak Republic markets with the launch of its well-known
dermocosmetics range, Eucerin.
Allergic reactions to hair dyes are reaching new heights as more
and more young people become preoccupied with altering their
outward appearance, according to a recent study by the British
Medical Journal this week.
Dental care and toiletries giant Colgate-Palmolive has announced a
big rise in net profits for its fourth quarter off the back of
strong sales driven by a particularly big rise in both the European
and Latin American markets.
In line with huge growth in the market for cosmetics and toiletries
and the recent scare of the P&G SK-II skin care line, China
authorities have more than doubled the number of banned substances
The international phenomenon that is radio frequency identification
technology (RFID) has at last hit Japanese cosmetic counters, with
Global beauty manufacturer Shiseido taking part in a field trial in
Japan this month.