Avon has reported a healthy 12 percent leap in its second quarter
sales turnover, but the good news was overshadowed by a 25
percent drop in profits as restructuring charges related to its
turnaround plan hit hard.
Adopting a holistic approach to skin care, a UK company has
released a range of products targeting the growing number of UK
consumers who are seeking health and wellness qualities from their
personal care products.
A nanotechnology product inventory shows a rapidly growing cosmetic
products sector from a widening geographical base
- underlining the increasing need for nanotechnology
regulation on an international scale.
Algatechnologies, an Israeli biotechnology company specialising in
algal antioxidants, has announced its plans to expand into Poland,
hoping to cash in on growth in the emerging Central and Eastern
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.
Beiersdorf is hoping to cash in on this season's beauty trend for
straight hair with the launch of a new Nivea straightening range -
developed to reduce the need for the use of irons that are said to
be damaging to the hair.
A recent study has highlighted that female consumers are holding on
to their makeup products for too long, providing opportunities for
manufacturers to create labelling innovations to further monitor
the shelf life of cosmetic products.
Leading supplier of color and fragrances to the cosmetics industry,
Sensient Technologies, has reported a continued strong increase in
both sales and net profit, driven by strong industry sales and the
sale of a non-core investment.