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UVA rays as dangerous as UVB?

UVA rays as dangerous as UVB?

University of Sydney researchers have found that UVA rays - which
age the skin but do not burn - can cause DNA damage. The finding
suggests sunscreens must protect against both UVA and UVB rays to
provide proper protection from disease,...

Anti-aging market thrives

Anti-aging market thrives

The anti-aging product market grew by 13 per cent last year - more
than doubling its previous two-year growth rate - reports the NPD
Group. It comes as no suprise therefore that increasing numbers of
pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies...

Kanebo drops talks with Kao

Kanebo drops talks with Kao

Kanebo, the second-largest cosmetics maker in Japan after
industry-leader Shiseido, has decided to abandon plans to sell its
core cosmetic unit to Kao. Instead the company is to ask the
Japenese government to help slash its debt in...

Sweet packaging for perfume

Sweet packaging for perfume

US beauty group Coty is targeting the teen market with the roll-out
of its first fragrance range under the Chupa Chups label. Created
by independent designer Emmanuel Fenasse, glass bottles are encased
in brightly-coloured plastic...

Betulin becomes big business

Betulin becomes big business

NaturNorth Technologies and wood producer Potlatch and Synertec,
have developed a patented process to cost-effectively isolate large
quantities of pure betulin and other compounds from birch bark.
Many cosmetic companies use the extract...

Silk sales to surge ?

Silk sales to surge ?

Cashing in on the trend towards natural ingredients, and benefiting
from the synergy with its sister company SilPRO that markets silk
essence powder, New Silk Road is keen to push silk as the natural
moisturiser.

Seeing double at P&G

Seeing double at P&G

Procter and Gamble, owner of the Olay, Pantene and Head &
Shoulders lines and recent acquirer of Wella, today announced
healthy Q1 results including double-digit earnings growth for its
beauty and health care segments.