Avon is cutting back on non-cosmetics lines such as jewellery and
toys and concentrating on its international markets in an effort to
stem the effects of a slow US market, which the company forecasts
will not pick up during the course...
Health Canada has confirmed that the labelling of all ingredients
on cosmetics products will become compulsory in the course of the
next two years, bringing the country in line with the United States
and Europe. Simon Pitman reports.
Industry bodies have hit back at claims by a US study team that a
chemical commonly used as a preservative in a variety of cosmetic
products may damage unborn foetuses, saying that doses are far too
small to have such an effect.
Toothpaste maker Colgate-Palmolive says it is axing more than 4,000
of its global work force and closing a third of its 78 factories in
a restructuring plan that aims to save the company up to $300
million a year. Simon Pitman reports.
Encynova, a provider of precision pumps, announces the new 2-1
Development Unit, which is said to provide increased process
development versatility for a variety of chemical-based liquid
metering applications. Simon Pitman reports.
Firmenich, the privately-owned Swiss flavours and fragrance group,
has reported a 4.1 per cent growth in its annual sales, driven by
the particularly strong performance of its fragrance division in
the Latin American and Asia Pacific...
Shiseido and BASF have said they are to jointly develop new UV
protection technology for cosmetic sun protection products. The
move aims to tap in to the growing market for high SPF treatments
that help protect the skin against the...
In the US The Skin Cancer Foundation has awarded Obagi Medical
Products' Nu-Derm System Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 sunscreen
with its Seal of Recommendation. The product won the award due to
its effective combination of active...
France-based research laboratory, Spincontrol is launching a new
technology to test skin whitening technologies. The development is
claimed to provide proven efficacy of whitening products for ageing
Caucasian skins as well as Asian...
Rapidly increasing consumption of cosmetics products helped fuel a
14.2 per cent growth in China's retail sales during the month of
October. The figures confirm the continued rise of cosmetics sales
in the country and the mounting...
Natural cosmetics maker Oriflame has reported a steady increase in
sales for the first nine months of the financial years, although
the most recent quarter bucked that trend, reflecting increased
costs and currency movements in international...
China's government is set to free up the market for direct sales in
the country, a move that is likely to allow the direct sale of
cosmetics by international companies such as Avon, Nu Skin and
Oriflame. Simon Pitman reports.