Sensient Technologies, supplier of fragrances and colors for
cosmetic products, has reported a significant increase in both its
sales revenue and its net profits on the back of strong activity in
both the US and China markets.
A continued and growing recognition of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis
Vuitton brands has helped the group to put in another strong
quarter, with sales of its major French cosmetic and fragrance
brands also making a mark.
Rice based cosmetics are again making an impact on the beauty
industry, with the Muda Agricultural Development Authority (MADA)
in Malaysia having agreed a proposal to embark on a joint venture
with a local company in Kedah.
French cosmetic giant L'Oreal has announced that it intends to
extend the Body Shop brand into international markets. The move
follows the £652m take-over of the UK based Body Shop by L'Oreal
back in March 2006.
Japanese beauty manufacturer Shiseido is expanding its research and
development centres, opening up facilities in Europe and Asia in an
effort to better appreciate the needs of its customers there and
expand beyond the US and domestic...
With Avon in the midst of a major restructuring CEO Andrea Jung
says that savings are going to be poured back into the company's
future, with research and development, the internet and advertising
targeted for major investment.
Following a pan-Asian scare regarding heavy metal content in
Procter & Gamble's SK-II skin care line, South Korean
authorities have said that it has found only traces of the
suspected substances and says 'it is too little...
BASF and Dow Chemical have launched a long-term venture to produce
propylene oxide (PO) at the world's first commercial-scale hydrogen
peroxide propylene oxide (HPPO) plant at BASF's production site in
Procter & Gamble is on the defensive after authorities in the
Guandong and Hong Kong region of China discovered high levels of
dangerous chemicals in its SK-II skin care line following routine
First there was cosmeceuticals, now there is nutricosmetics. The
big difference is that these products are taken orally to improve
health and beauty, and according to the latest market study, it is
a rapidly-growing category that...