The latest science has to offer - from green chemistry to skin care vaccines

The latest science has to offer - from green chemistry to skin care vaccines

31-Oct-2014 - At the recent IFSCC cosmetology event, more than 450 scientific posters opened a window into what cosmetic scientists have been working on, from green chemistry to skin care vaccines.

Pack Peek: More news from the packaging world

Pack Peek: More news from the packaging world

31-Oct-2014 - Here we take a look at the announcements and highlights in the cosmetics packaging world, whether it be in masstige or prestige, fragrance, skin care, make-up, the list goes on.

University of Southampton seminar to focus on skin health

University of Southampton seminar to focus on skin health

31-Oct-2014 - The seminar is set to include state-of-the-art experimental and modelling techniques that characterise and predict the biophysics and tribology of the skin in health and disease.

Avon turnaround on track as company posts Q3 profit

Avon turnaround on track as company posts Q3 profit

30-Oct-2014 - Avon Products has made progress in its turnaround bid by posting third quarter net income attributable to the company of $91.4 million, versus a loss of $5.5 million a year earlier.

New anti-ageing ingredients and concentrated sunscreen from BASF

New anti-ageing ingredients and concentrated sunscreen from BASF

30-Oct-2014 - This week in Paris, France, the chemical company exhibited a sunscreen concentrate and two ingredients for skin rejuvenation derived separately from African bambara pea and chicory leaves.

Google Barometer to help support cosmetic company strategies

Google Barometer to help support cosmetic company strategies

30-Oct-2014 - Google has launched a new free tool, ‘Consumer Barometer 2014,' to provide planners across a variety of industries including cosmetics with the latest consumer insights that will support their strategies. 

L2 Index awards Nivea 'Genius' status for enhancing the consumer experience

L2 Index awards Nivea 'Genius' status for enhancing the consumer experience

30-Oct-2014 - Nivea topped L2’s Digital IQ Index for its work on enhancing the consumer experience across all device platforms and a strong Amazon SEO strategy.

L’Oreal Travel Retail to launch dermocosmetics and hair brands in Asia and Americas

L’Oreal Travel Retail to launch dermocosmetics and hair brands in Asia and Americas

29-Oct-2014 - L’Oreal’s Travel Retail Division is launching its Vichy, La Roche-Posay and Kérastase brands in selected Travel Retail locations in Asia and the Americas, as it looks to capitalize on its ‘sixth continent’.

Academics and intustry researchers wishing to put present scientific data at Probiota 2015 should register their interest now and submit abstracts before Friday 7th November 2014.

We want you: Scientific committee calls for cutting edge science at Probiota 2015

29-Oct-2014 - A newly established scientific committee are set to assess cutting edge research for the Probiota 2015 Scientific Frontiers poster session. Don’t miss your chance to present as entries close on November 7.

The rise of the humble kiosk: beauty bars raking in big business

The rise of the humble kiosk: beauty bars raking in big business

29-Oct-2014 - As consumers continue to spend money on affordable luxuries like nail care; start-ups and big players alike are looking to kiosks rather than retail stores to cash in on these opportunities.  

Premium feel no longer reserved for high-end beauty packaging

Premium feel no longer reserved for high-end beauty packaging

29-Oct-2014 - Consumers today expect more at every price point, and the distinctions among mass, masstige and luxury products are shifting. Cosmetics Design looks at how premium feel is no longer reserved for high-end products.

Will King to step down at King of Shaves after 21 years

Will King to step down at King of Shaves after 21 years

29-Oct-2014 - After 21 years on the throne, British entrepreneur Will King is stepping down as chief executive of King of Shaves, handing the ‘reigns’ to one of his long term business associates.

Dame Helen Mirren is worth it as new L’Oreal ambassador

Dame Helen Mirren is worth it as new L’Oreal ambassador

29-Oct-2014 - L’Oreal has made Dame Helen Mirren the new face of its L’Oreal Paris brand in the hopes that it will appeal to women in their 50’s and 60’s and boost sales of its anti-ageing products.

Beauty and Personal Care hold firm for P&G during tough time

Beauty and Personal Care hold firm for P&G during tough time

28-Oct-2014 - Procter & Gamble is feeling confident with its Personal Care business after it stood firm in a difficult quarter that fell below expectations.

An eye on the sensorial at Luxe Pack

An eye on the sensorial at Luxe Pack

28-Oct-2014 - Luxe Pack Monaco, a key annual trade show for the luxury packaging industry, has opened its doors this week, and this year’s show is focusing on the rising consumer enthusiasm for the sensorial.

IFSCC back in France: a triumph for the SFC

IFSCC back in France: a triumph for the SFC

28-Oct-2014 - The annual IFSCC cosmetology event is taking place in Paris, and according to its chairperson, the move to return the industry show to France marks a success for the Société Française de Cosmétologie (SFC). 

EC and ECHA announce clarity on REACH and the Cosmetics Regulation

EC and ECHA announce clarity on REACH and the Cosmetics Regulation

28-Oct-2014 - The European Commission, in cooperation with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), has clarified the relationship between the marketing ban and the REACH information requirements after there was confusion over whether animal testing can take place.

Lignin shown to enhance sunscreen effectiveness

Lignin shown to enhance sunscreen effectiveness

28-Oct-2014 - Scientists in China and Canada have shown that the addition of lignin to commercial sunscreens can actually enhance their effectiveness and that exposure to sunlight may help them work even better.

UK brand is top dog in Sweden men’s moisturising market

UK brand is top dog in Sweden men’s moisturising market

24-Oct-2014 - Bulldog Original Moisturiser has outperformed the big guns and claimed the number 1 men’s moisturiser spot in Sweden.

Unilever feels effect of China slowdown as Q3 market growth stutters

Unilever feels effect of China slowdown as Q3 market growth stutters

24-Oct-2014 - Unilever felt the full force of the slowdown in emerging markets, with China in particular making for bad news; and even the performance of its largest, and normally more reliable, category, Personal Care, took a hit.