Sun-kissed skin through eating fruit and veg

Sun-kissed skin through eating fruit and veg

02-Sep-2014 - A new study into facial attractiveness has found that skin colouration is an important factor and that carotenoid colouration through the ingestion of fruit and vegetables may give the best appearance.

Sun care manufacturers tapping into 'easy use' heats up the global market

Sun care manufacturers tapping into 'easy use' heats up the global market

02-Sep-2014 - According to Datamonitor, as the sun care market continues to boom, manufacturers incorporating multi-functionality into their products will see the most success.

Artificial micro-humans could spell the end of animal testing

Artificial micro-humans could spell the end of animal testing

02-Sep-2014 - Germany-based company TissUse has showcased its new artificial micro-human platform which enables the testing of drugs or chemicals on a set of miniaturized human organs emulating the biology of the human organism at the smallest possible biological scale.

Mass-market colour cosmetics challenging prestige

Mass-market colour cosmetics challenging prestige

02-Sep-2014 - According to market researcher Mintel, while prestige colour cosmetics are recording the biggest growth in the UK, mass-market products still dominate categories such as nail polish and increasingly challenge their more luxurious counterparts.

Life Sciences week - SEURAT-1 reports progress on animal testing

Life Sciences week - SEURAT-1 reports progress on animal testing

29-Aug-2014 - The EU's biggest ever initiative on alternative testing, SEURAT-1, is presenting its latest progress report at the World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences this week. 

Cosmeeting 2014 to open its doors in Paris next week

Cosmeeting 2014 to open its doors in Paris next week

29-Aug-2014 - A re-branded and re-vamped Cosmeeting 2014 will open its doors in Paris from September 9 – 11, promising to highlight the latest trends and products.

Industry: consumers are not getting the right information about chemical risks in cosmetics

Industry: consumers are not getting the right information about chemical risks in cosmetics

29-Aug-2014 - The industry has spoken out on apps like 'Toxfox', designed to help consumers find chemicals in cosmetics, stating that the context of concentration levels and health risks is not being communicated in a fair light.

Friends of the Earth extends 'ToxFox' app

Friends of the Earth extends 'ToxFox' app

28-Aug-2014 - The German NGO has extended its mobile app, ToxFox to android devices after a successful launch which allows users to check cosmetics for EDCs.

Elizabeth Arden mulls tender offer from private equity investors

Elizabeth Arden mulls tender offer from private equity investors

28-Aug-2014 - Troubled fragrance and luxury cosmetics player Elizabeth Arden is contemplating a tender offer from the affiliates of private equity investor Rhône Capital.

HCP mulls industrial presence in Eastern Europe

28-Aug-2014 - Taiwanese beauty packaging player HCP says it is contemplating establishing a production facility in Eastern Europe as part of its expansion aims.

BfR rules microparticle health risk as 'unlikely'

BfR rules microparticle health risk as 'unlikely'

28-Aug-2014 - The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has looked into whether a dermal or accidental oral uptake of PE-micro plastic particles from cosmetics pose, and concluded a health risk unlikely.  

Top ten emerging beauty industry brands set for bigger things

Top ten emerging beauty industry brands set for bigger things

27-Aug-2014 - With the global economy now showing clear signs of picking up merger and acquisition activity has followed suit this year, which is putting the spotlight on some of the more interesting and innovative emerging brands.

'A wide use of our technology could mean less food waste as we are still able to gain a valuable extract from it,' said Jordi Jongbloed, business development manager at Phytonext

Extraction technology from Phytonext could help reduce food waste and lower food and cosmetics prices

27-Aug-2014 - A botanical extract technology focusing on essential oils from citrus peel could help cut cosmetics and food prices as well as reduce food waste, the firm behind it is claiming.

Could taurine be the key to energised personal care?

Could taurine be the key to energised personal care?

27-Aug-2014 - Energised toothpaste, shampoo and skin care could be the next big thing for personal care consumers in the UK, as a new market report pinpoints consumers’ search for something new as a morning booster.

DNA profiling paving the way in personalised beauty

DNA profiling paving the way in personalised beauty

27-Aug-2014 - Bespoke beauty treatments based on the individual's genetic code are no longer a notion of the future. Here, Cosmetics Design looks at what biotech companies are doing to advance the segment.

New research points to sunblock damaging marine life

New research points to sunblock damaging marine life

26-Aug-2014 - New research is adding to the body of evidence that certain sunblock ingredients maybe potentially hazardous to marine life when they wash off in the sea.

Oriflame results hit by geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Russia

Oriflame results hit by geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Russia

26-Aug-2014 - The continued political tensions in Ukraine and Russia are impacting Sweden-based Oriflame, underlined by the fact that the direct sales player's latest quarterly results show falling sales.

German BfR forum to focus on aluminium health risks

German BfR forum to focus on aluminium health risks

26-Aug-2014 - The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) is hosting its’ 15th Consumer Protection Forum which is set to focus on the health risks of aluminium present in deodorants.

Scientists working on nail polish that detects date-rape drugs

Scientists working on nail polish that detects date-rape drugs

26-Aug-2014 - North Carolina State University is attempting to produce a nail polish that will reveal the presence of Rohypnol and GHB in a drink by changing colour.

Canadean: “Energising products are slowly shifting from drinks into other categories, such as food and personal care...”

Energy category brushes up against toothpaste

26-Aug-2014 - The rapidly broadening energy category has a new platform – energy toothpaste which has been launched in Russia.