In a bid to clarify and understand the impact of chemicals used in cosmetics, a group of scientists have devised a list of the ‘Top 20’ questions in order to better manage the risks of these chemicals on the environment.
The personal care industry in China makes important contributions to research and development, employment of women, environmental sustainability, charitable contributions, and international trade, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Market research firm Global Industry Analysts (GIA) has predicted the global personal care products market to reach $333bn by 2015, driven by increasing product innovations, growing disposable incomes and better market penetration.
Latin American countries, particularly Brazil and Mexico, are predicted to show stellar growth in the beauty and personal care market over the next five years, according to a conference at the HBA Global Expo in New York.
Lack of regulations and labeling requirements for natural personal care products in Asia means the market is dominated by synthetic ingredients positioned as natural, according to market research company, Kline.
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
This year L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetic player, increased
its footprint in the naturals and organic market with the purchase
of The Body Shop and Sanoflore - acquisitions that are likely to
lead to further activity...
Alcan is to purchase a packaging manufacturing site in the
ChineseSuzhou region, which will be equipped to fabricate beauty
and personal care products. The company says the move will better
serve it to and meet fast growing regional...