The global market for cosmetics and toiletries reached nearly $150
billion (€125m) in 2004, up by more than 4 per cent from 2003,
according to a new study that also highlights major growth in key
France-based ingredients company Soliance says that the integration
of the Acorane and Somaig companies is proving to be a logical step
towards increasing innovation in its active ingredients, reports
Botaniex says it has received financing of $1.5 million that will
be used to fund the construction of a new production plant in
Guandong Province, China, for the extraction of botanical and
herbal ingredients to supply the global...
Aloecorp, a leading supplier of aloe vera raw materials to the food
and cosmetic industries, says it has secured an international
organic certification for skin care applications, which could prove
a valid alternative to the soon-to-be...
The China government has revealed details of new licensing laws for
direct selling - legislation that is expected to herald a huge
surge business for players such as Avon and Orilfame, reports
A UK dermatological study into the affects of a compound extracted
from Araroba trees claim they have improved the treatment for
psoriasis. Simon Pitman reports on what could prove to be a
break-through for a condition that affects...
Hong-Kong based AS Watson, part of the Hutchinson Whampoa group, is
continuing its march into the European health and beauty retail
sector with the acquisition of Portegies Drugstore in the
Netherlands, reports Simon Pitman.
Burke International, the company that has held the trademark for
the name 'rooibos' since 1994, has informed the US Patent and
Trademark Office (USPTO) of its voluntary surrender of the mark,
meaning that other companies...
US-based Rohm and Haas says that it now has worldwide approval for
its key preservative Neolone. Simon Pitman reports on an
ingredient that is being billed as a viable option to the often
controversial parabens family.
With increasing evidence that more and more consumers are plucking
for luxury cosmetic brands on both sides of the Atlantic, a recent
report points out that, despite the twinned growth, the each
markets has very distinct characterteristics,...
The growth of the Australian cosmetics and toiletries industry has
dipped for a second year in a row, mirroring growth in the general
economy and the slower retail environment. But with income levels
still high the latest market report...