First exhibition focuses on African 'critical' shea based cosmetics industry

First exhibition focuses on African 'critical' shea based cosmetics industry

26-Nov-2014 - A shea-based cosmetics exhibition, the first of its kind for Africa, has focused on stimulating new ideas, promoting the best steps to move the sector forward and encouraging economic growth across the continent.

Dry shampoo market grows as consumer perceptions change

Dry shampoo market grows as consumer perceptions change

26-Nov-2014 - A change in consumer behaviour and an emphasis on the beauty benefits of dry shampoo is helping to boost the market as acceptance grows around the world.

Clariant achieves Cosmetics GMP for all dedicated sites

Clariant achieves Cosmetics GMP for all dedicated sites

26-Nov-2014 - Swiss supplier Clariant has completed global ISO22716 and EFfci Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for all 22 of its dedicated cosmetics ingredients sites, including core-toll manufacturers. 

EU updates WTO on 3-BC ban

EU updates WTO on 3-BC ban

26-Nov-2014 - The European Commission has notified the World Trade Organisation that it is prohibiting the use of 3-benzylidene-camphor (3-BC) in cosmetics.

Shiseido skin elasticity research presentation wins top award

Shiseido skin elasticity research presentation wins top award

26-Nov-2014 - For the fifth consecutive year cosmetics company Shiseido won the Top Award at the 28th IFSCC Congress for its presentation its novel approach to anti-ageing facial skin care.

L’Oreal launches dermatology awards to ‘inspire skin confidence’

L’Oreal launches dermatology awards to ‘inspire skin confidence’

25-Nov-2014 - French manufacturer L'Oréal is launching its International Awards for Social Responsibility in Dermatology, "Caring to Inspire Skin Confidence". 

People on the Move: Albéa announces board appointments

People on the Move: Albéa announces board appointments

25-Nov-2014 - It is all change at packaging firm Albéa as Gilles Andrier, Edgar Huber and Joseph Euteneuer join its Board of Directors as non-executive directors.

BfR forum on aluminium safety in cosmetics kicks off tomorrow

BfR forum on aluminium safety in cosmetics kicks off tomorrow

25-Nov-2014 - The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment is holding a forum that will address aluminium in cosmetic and other consumer products sectors, where experts will provide information on the current state of research.

Male grooming infogram: from Movember to the rise of the lumbersexuals trend

Male grooming infogram: from Movember to the rise of the lumbersexuals trend

25-Nov-2014 - Market researcher Datamonitor has compiled an interactive report for Cosmetics Design readers based on the main markets and trends driving launches in male grooming.

DSM explores the power of Chinese women...

DSM explores the power of Chinese women...

25-Nov-2014 - DSM has explored Chinese women to deconstruct some cultural codes that influence the personal care market. The research is to ultimately tailor existing solutions and create new ones that answer the needs of this important market.

Dow Corning Beauty Care blends fashion and formulation

Dow Corning Beauty Care blends fashion and formulation

24-Nov-2014 - Dow Corning is employing the latest trends from high fashion catwalks across the globe to highlight how its beauty formulation expertise can reflect the latest cosmetics looks and textures.

The pro-ageing movement: the beauty of being old

The pro-ageing movement: the beauty of being old

21-Nov-2014 - Forget all about anti-ageing products and the search for the 'source of eternal youth,' now the trend is showing off your real age. Datamonitor reports that this is the new revolution in the personal care market; the pro-ageing idea. 

Rahn study backs up Reforcyl’s skin barrier claims

Rahn study backs up Reforcyl’s skin barrier claims

21-Nov-2014 - Ingredients supplier Rahn has published a new study that shows that its Reforcyl product is effective in enhancing cellular cohesion of the stratum corneum and providing substantial barrier repair.

Ball wins AEROBAL award for deodorant printing technology

Ball wins AEROBAL award for deodorant printing technology

21-Nov-2014 - Ball Aerocan receives the 2014 World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award from AEROBAL, the international organization for aluminium aerosol container manufacturers, for a prototype ‘U Homme’ deodorant can featuring its state-of-the-art Matte & Gloss printing technology. 

Green certifications influence consumer behaviour and B2B purchasing, finds UL study

Green certifications influence consumer behaviour and B2B purchasing, finds UL study

20-Nov-2014 - The study, with an entire section devoted to the personal care product category, ascertained which certification logos and language signify reliably for consumers and B2B decision makers.

European Wax Center sees growth amid consumer preference for hair removal

European Wax Center sees growth amid consumer preference for hair removal

20-Nov-2014 - The franchise chain credits its exponential growth over the past year to the popularity of its brow shaping service and the efficacy of its advertising and marketing.

Left to Right: Ritu Mohan, Managing Director, Boots Retail Thailand, Simon Duffy, co-founder, Bulldog Skincare For Men and His Excellency Mr Mark Kent, British Ambassador For Thailand

Bulldog ‘collaborates to success’ with Boots in exclusive Thailand launch

20-Nov-2014 - Men’s skin care brand Bulldog will ‘collaborate to success’ in Thailand with Health and Beauty retailer Boots launching its range of products in Thailand later this month, extending its partnership.

Luxe Pack Monaco – record numbers for 2014!

Luxe Pack Monaco – record numbers for 2014!

20-Nov-2014 - As Luxe Pack Monaco closed its doors on October 29, organisers recorded a rise in attendance of 15% from last year - over 400 exhibitors and 8525 visitors.

Squalane to be worth €141.45m by 2019 as industry invests more in the ingredient

Squalane to be worth €141.45m by 2019 as industry invests more in the ingredient

20-Nov-2014 - Research and Markets has forecasted the global squalane market to grow at a CAGR of 10.3% in terms of value over the next five years to be worth €141.45 million by 2019.

Orilflame 'Power' fragrance Russian ad from 2013, endorsed by TV presenter Tina Kandelaki

What Russian women want from their fragrance…

20-Nov-2014 - Russian women want to express their aspired gender identity with fragrance tones that convey power and strength alongside femininity as they strive to excel professionally.