Premium skin and cosmetics range SK-II, by Proctor & Gamble,
has received industry recognition in the US, which follows a ban of
the range in China last year amidst fears of potentially harmful
metals found in formulas.
New York-based Estee Lauder reported a 7 per cent increase in sales
on the back of a strong performance in Europe and Asia, but the
performance could have been even stronger if US sales had been
Capitalizing on increasing interest in natural-based personal care
products from New Zealand, Apicare has launched a total of ten
personal care lines featuring Manuka honey in the United States and
Mannatech has launched a new skin care line featuring a proprietary
water technology that means the formulation has no need for any
preservatives - giving it a head start in the increasingly
competitive market for natural-based products.
Mirroring the trend already seen in Europe for mass market
retailers to start stocking organic personal care lines, Target,
one of the biggest retailers in the US, is about to commence sales
of a new Erbaviva bath, body and skin care...
Parrs Products, a New Zealand-based maker of natural-based skin
care products, has signed a deal to distribute throughout North
America, driven by interest in its indigenous plant extracts and
other natural ingredients.
Anti-aging skin care, currently the biggest driving force for
industry growth, is now branching out into the hair care segment,
as the latest launch from California-based Jan Marini Skin Research
US-based GE Energy Financial Services yesterday confirmed it would
take a majority interest in Idex Aquaservices, a France-based
supplier of purified water to the food, beverage and