The biggest event during 2005 has proved to be the announcement of
P&G's merger with Gillette. But a new report also points out
that with Coty's acquisition of Unilever's fragrance division,
combined with continuing...
Revlon's ambition to inject greater dynamism in its brand portfolio
has resulted in a drop in its third quarter sales. A heavy
investment in the Almay brand combined with a fall in product
shipping in the US market adds to the...
Ingredients supplier Martin Bauer North America is introducing a
new extract of mangosteen peel, standardized to three antioxidant
markers, that can be used in cosmetic applications such as
medicated soaps and anti-aging products.
A new concept in scented packaging has been jointly developed by
European, American and Asian companies to give cosmetic and
personal care a new kind of sensory packaging and another tool to
promote their products.
US chemicals player Lonza has launched Geogard Ultra, a product
that aims to meet the growing demand for alternative cosmetic
preservatives that are free of potentially harmful and toxic
properties. The product is also said to be...
Direct sales giant Avon has posted a seven percent drop in its
third quarter net profit. A continued lull in US sales was further
exacerbated by the impact of increasing fuel costs due to Hurrican
Katrina - a problem that the company...
Botanica BioScience Corporation has set up Cortex Scientific
Botanicals, a new division specializing in the development and
processing of high quality botanical ingredients and
clinically-tested formulas for the cosmetics industry.
Procter & Gamble will become the biggest player in the UK
cosmetic and toiletry markers once its merger with Gillette is
complete, over-taking current market leader Unilever. But it may
not be a smooth path ahead, a market report...
The global hair care market enjoyed steady growth, thanks mainly to
robust conditions in developing countries like Russia and Brazil,
backed up by sustained growth in buoyant developed markets such as
Spain and the UK. But increasing...
Beiersdorf says that the recent launch of its Nivea branded men's
skin whitening range in the Asian market has been a significant
success, following in line with the boom in men's skin care
products throughout the region.
Body Shop International said that its latest results for the six
months up to 27 August showed new lines featuring exotic community
trade ingredients such as Brazilian babbusu nut oil and Zambian
honey have been a major driving force...