Heavy investment start to pay off for Oriflame
An ambitious expansion programme seems to be paying off for the
Swedish direct sales firm, Oriflame, as both sales and operating
profits register significant growth.
China bans toxic substance found in toothpaste
China has recently announced a ban of diethylene glycol, the toxic
ingredient found in the widely banned toothpaste - representing one
of a number of moves attempting to reassure its export market.
Innovative personal care launches drive Unilever results
Personal care sales outstripped Unilever's other product categories
as the global giant posted a 16 per cent increase in net profit for
the second quarter.
Filipino personal care company to expand into international markets
A leading Filipino personal care player has announced its aim to
expand further into international markets for natural-based
products; a move it hopes to fund through its share flotation.
Colgate reports double-digit sales and profit growth
As savings from restructuring kick in, oral and personal care giant
Colgate-Palmolive has reported a robust quarter, with sales
significantly boosted by a raft of international product launches.
Boots take-over bid under pressure
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.
Cosmoprof focuses on natural and organic opportunities
The fifth annual Cosmoprof North America event has focused on
giving fledgling suppliers of natural and organic cosmetic products
further opportunity to enter the fast-growing US market.
The Body Shop produces first cosmetics using sustainable palm oil
Growing concerns regarding irresponsible palm oil production has
led The Body Shop to announce an initiative to introduce
sustainable palm oil into cosmetic manufacturing.
Skin care formulation based on volcanic sulfur targets acne
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.
Kanebo target Europe with relaunch of premium skin care line
Japanese cosmetics manufacturer Kanebo has re-launched its skin
care product range in Europe, the US and the Middle East as part of
its strategy to push forward in the premium cosmetics market.
New film attempts to combat forgery
In a bid to protect manufacturers from the ever-growing counterfeit
cosmetics market, Sleever has introduced a new UV protection
barrier system to protect cosmetic formulations from further
EU give go ahead for Alliance Boots take-over
Private equity firm KKR is one step closer to acquiring Boots
Alliance following the European Commission clearance of the
Cosmetic and personal care counterfeit seizures increase
The amount of counterfeit personal care products seized at the EU's
borders increased by 128 per cent in 2006, the European Commission
said last week.
Opportunities in Vietnam and Pakistan, but beware!
Manufacturers hoping to cash in on Pakistan and Vietnam's booming
markets need to tread carefully, says a new report.
Cold-blended organic cosmetics enter the UK
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.