Despite significant growth in the Indian cosmetics and toiletries
market in recent years, per capita cosmetics consumption still
remains the lowest in Asia, according to the Associated Chambers of
Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
In answer to growing consumer pressure over sustainable and
ethically sourced personal care products, Lush has teamed up with a
small soap specialist in the UK to develop what is
claimed to be the world's first palm oil-free...
Global personal care giant Kao has announced that its year-on-year
six monthly profits fell by nearly 1 percent as costs mounted, a
result that takes into consideration trading under its newly
acquired Kanebo Cosmetics business for...
A year ago the future of duty-free sales of cosmetic products in
Europe was looking glum amid suggestions of a total sales ban, but
things are looking brighter now, according to the European Travel
Retail Council (ETRC).
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) says it is on the
cusp of delivering on its promise to put sustainable oil on the
market, and will be unveiling its certification system at its next
meeting in November.
Global direct sales player Mary Kay is making a $20m investment in
the Indian market for cosmetics and personal care products in an
attempt to tap into fast-growing sales in this rapidly evolving
Symrise, the Germany-based fragrance and flavourings manufacturer,
has recently opened a Sensory and Consumer Science Centre in
Singapore, in order to assist with its expansion into the
growing Asian market.
A Singaporean company takes natural personal care to a new level
with the release of a herbal feminine wash promising to gently
cleanse the 'intimate area', protecting it from infections whilst
helping to tighten weakened...
Global personal care player Beiersdorf has announced a 9.7 per cent
rise in sales for its second quarter and an impressive jump of 67.9
per cent in net profits driven by significant growth
in certain Eastern European and Asian markets,...
The much-hyped Alliance Boots take-over by private equity firm
Kohlburg Kravis Roberts (KKR) could be in jeopardy as investors
fail to come forward to buy out €9bn ($18.5bn) worth of debt that
comes hand in hand with the acquisition.
A prestige skin care provider is targeting the US market for acne
treatments with the launch of a cosmeutical line comprising a
kit containing four products based on volcanic sulfur and
other ingredients indigenous to Indonesia.
A UK distributor has noticed a gap in the booming organic cosmetics
industry, bringing in a natural range of cold-blended skin care
products - made from ingredients derived from the Langwaki
rainforest, in Malaysia.
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
The Cologate-Palmolive Company has reported particularly strong
results as it continues to dominate in the oral care sector, backed
up by favorable global pricing and currency exchange rates, all
driven by a 20 per cent increase in...
Although China has long been tipped as the next big market for
international cosmetics companies to target, experts are now
turning their focus on Indonesia and Turkey as the next hotly
tipped place for investment.
The market for Halal cosmetics is growing on a global basis, but
nowhere is this trend more pronounced than in the Middle East,
where conscientious consumers are specifically searching out Halal
Dental care and toiletries giant Colgate-Palmolive has announced a
big rise in net profits for its fourth quarter off the back of
strong sales driven by a particularly big rise in both the European
and Latin American markets.
Stressing the importance of sanitary work practices, US company
Skinvisible is launching a targeted marketing campaign for its
antimicrobial hand sanitizer lotion as part of the battle to help
prevent the spread of bird flu in Asia.