Indian personal care giant tackles African market
A subsidiary of a leading Indian consumer goods manufacturer has
commissioned a toothpaste factory in Nigeria, adding to a growing
number of companies attracted by Africa's low manufacturing and
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".
Cosmetics test centre will cater for Asian market
A new testing centre for cosmetic products and ingredients has been
opened in Bangkok by Dermscan Asia, in order to meet the demands of
this growing market.
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.
Cosmetics tops stolen goods list
Cosmetics are proving popular among shoplifters, topping a list of
the most frequently stolen goods in North America and prompting
calls for greater use of tagging and tracking devices.
Cosmetics packager changes name
Expanding cosmetics packaging player Polimoon has changed its name
to Promens, following its buy-out by the Icelandic global
plastic manufacturer of the same name.
Big companies named in palm oil warning
Procter & Gamble and Unilever are among the personal care
companies implicated in the environmental time
bomb planted by the farming of the natural
ingredient palm oil, according to a new report.
New markets boost Symrise fragrances
Better distribution of fragrances in new markets has helped
contribute to strong overall growth for Symrise's Q3, in turn
increasing its presence in the personal care segment.
Cosmetics on agenda for US-EU trade talks
The first meeting of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) takes
place in Washington this week, with the freeing up of cosmetics
trade on the cards.
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.
Bran antioxidants could provide protection from UVB radiation
Antioxidants found in bran could help protect against DNA damage
from sun exposure and radiation therapy, when ingested or applied
topically, according to latest research.