Cognis tapped into a growing market last year with the launch of
two ingredients aimed at fighting the effects of pollution in hair
and skin care formulations - launches that have now been recognised
with innovation awards.
Global direct sales of cosmetic and toiletry products are growing
at a healthy 4 per cent, boosted by the opening up of the China
retail market and an increasing number of opportunities to buy
products over the internet.
German personal care giant Beiersdorf says it wants to achieve a
5.5 per cent of the global market for personal care products by the
year 2010 and will be particularly looking to the markets of China,
India, Brazil and Russia to help...
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...
This year's Cosmoprof North America event closes its doors having
attracted just over 25,000 visitors - the same level as last year's
event. With beauty professionals from over 34 countries, the show
centered on bringing...
German ingredients manufacturer Symrise has launched a new range of
botanicals based on Ayurvedic medicine. Growing interest in both
Ayurvedic medicine and natural cosmetic products is leading to a
constant stream of new launches...
The global market for cosmetics and toiletries reached nearly $150
billion (€125m) in 2004, up by more than 4 per cent from 2003,
according to a new study that also highlights major growth in key
A UK dermatological study into the affects of a compound extracted
from Araroba trees claim they have improved the treatment for
psoriasis. Simon Pitman reports on what could prove to be a
break-through for a condition that affects...
The latest group of product launches from Mintel's GNPD testify to
the growing range of skin care products relying on natural
ingredients that include minerals and vitamins in the fight to
maintain healthy and wrinkle-free skin,...
Swedish direct sales cosmetics company Oriflame has increased its
expenditure on software for its supply chain. The investment
centres on its new business in China, which is due to be
inaugurated at the end of the year, reports Simon...
Despite global sales rising 9.5 per cent Colgate-Palmolive has
reported an 11 per cent drop in net profits for its first quarter
results. However, the company said that increased advertising
expenditure had managed to ensure sales...
Quest International has extended its portfolio of natural actives
for skin and haircare, with the launch of two new Indian-sourced
ingredients. Actisculpt is a herbal blend body sculpting
ingredient, while Karanja oil is aimed at...
Sabinsa has launched a new Coffee Bean Extract, which the company
claims has significantly higher anti-oxidant properties than other
similar ingredients on the market - a move that could prove
particularly good news for anti-aging...
Sabinsa Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of herbal
extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals,
has appointed new agents in France and Germany for its
cosmeceutical line as part of a drive to extend its...
France-based Dermscan has signed a new partnership agreement
withCIDC, Centre International de Développement Clinique - the
International Centre forClinical Development. The move gives the
company a panel of multiethnic volunteers...
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...
The urban Chinese Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry has
out-stripped all the fast-growing Asian economies, including India,
over the past year. And a Closer look at the ACNielsen figures
reveals that growth in cosmetics and...
The Malaysian palm oil industry looks set to play a more active
role in cosmetics formulation after the country's Palm Oil
Promotion Council declared that it was looking to expand exports of
Essel Propack, an important manufacturer of laminated tubes used in
the cosmetics, personal care and toiletries sector, has acquired
the UK-based Arista Tubes, which manufactures plastic seamless
The organisers of Propak Asia expo, held in Bangkok last month,
claim that strong growth and an upward trend in investment in the
region's processing and packaging markets were reflected by record
attendance, with particular...
Having announced strong half-yearly results, Malaysian Palm Oil
producer Golden Hope says that it will be looking to markets such
as China to exploit its growing oleochemicals division in an effort
to increase its presence in the...
L'Oréal has opened a new manufacturing plant in India with a
production capacity of up to 100 million units per year. The new
factory is to supply India - where L'Oréal sales grew by 33.4 per
cent in 2003 - and other neighbouring...
France's perfume and cosmetics industry has reported a domestic and
global sales increase of 1.6 per cent for 2003. Findings show that
the French remain the world's top users of cosmetics and fragrances
with half a milion...
L'Oreal has managed to reach its financial year sales target, helped by the concentration of products launched in its first and last quarter. However, the cost of achieving this growth may translate into low earnings for its 2003 second half results...
Scientists at the Industrial Toxicology Research Centre (ITRC) in
India - who analysed reputed brands of lipsticks and beauty creams
- have warned that a majority of beauty products can potentially
cause harm to the skin when exposed...
A new acrylic coating claimed to guarantee seal retention in humid
environments has encouraged Colgate-Palmolive to introduce a new
line of soap-bar packaging. The new film, Bicor MBR666, is believed
to be ideal for the design of...
The popularity of cosmetic coolers will almost triple by the end of
2004, according to a Korean manufacturer. The mini-fridge concept,
which was launched in Asia in 1997 is set to hit the western market
as the latest in bedroom decor.
Emil Flachsmann, a Swiss supplier of natural compounds and
ingredients for cosmetics, is to come under the wing of flavours
multinational Frutarom, following an agreement between the two
companies announced this week.