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...
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.
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...
The fact that big names like the Body Shop is now trying to muscle
in on the India market is testimony that the sub-continent will be
an increasing draw for international players. And the latest report
on the countyr's fragrance...
The effects of hurricane Katrina are continuing to affect the
speciality chemicals industry worldwide as major players announce a
succession of price hikes that will affect costs of both packaging
materials and personal care ingredients.
The second round of bids for Japanese household and cosmetics group
Kanebo were submitted yesterday by ten Japanese and foreign groups
of companies, many of which have made joint offers for the JPY400
billion (€2.95bn) company.
L'Oreal thinks its Asian customers are well worth it. The global
beauty giant is opening a new R&D center in China to carry out
research into the structure and behavior of Asian skin and hair,
which it plans to use to develop...