Lancôme’s 80 year anniversary shows how a brand can continue to reinvent itself

Lancôme’s 80 year anniversary shows how a brand can continue to reinvent itself

27-Feb-2015 - L’Oréal is celebrating 80 years of beauty brand Lancôme in 2015, stating that it is a great example of a brand that has kept its core principles in tact but been able to reinvent itself over the years for success.

Estée Lauder hails strong growth and opportunity in UK

Estée Lauder hails strong growth and opportunity in UK

27-Feb-2015 - After announcing that it had endured a tough second quarter earlier this month, there is a lot to look forward to for Estée Lauder, particularly in the UK which is going from strength to strength, and is setting the example for other markets.

DSM Personal Care peptide production moves to France as Natrue certification also announced

DSM Personal Care peptide production moves to France as Natrue certification also announced

27-Feb-2015 - It has been a busy time for DSM Personal Care as it announces that its peptides portfolio will be manufactured in France, leaving its Swiss facility; after reporting that its sensory modifier Valvance Touch 210 now complies with the Natrue criteria.

Pack Peek gallery: News and updates from the beauty packaging world

Pack Peek gallery: News and updates from the beauty packaging world

27-Feb-2015 - Well 2015 seems to be passing by quite quickly, so here's some more announcements and highlights from the cosmetics packaging world, whether it be in masstige or prestige, fragrance, skin care, make-up, the list goes on. Browse the gallery to see more…

Trade bodies suggest way to minimise weight of cosmetic labelling rules

Trade bodies suggest way to minimise weight of cosmetic labelling rules

26-Feb-2015 - IFRA, along with trade bodies Ueapme and Cosmebio is recommending the industry combines the use of on-pack information with electronic methods on products that contain allergenic fragrances. 

in-cosmetics Brasil gears up for a much bigger second event

in-cosmetics Brasil gears up for a much bigger second event

26-Feb-2015 - Building on the success of last year’s first ever in-cosmetics Brasil, the organizer has changed venues in anticipation of a significantly bigger event.

Dove's 'Real Beauty' campaign is one that has seen the opportunity. (Credit: Unilever)

Natural look trend presents beauty industry with an opportunity not a problem

26-Feb-2015 - The ‘natural look’ trend and campaigns such as the #nomakeupselfie can present an interesting opportunity to cosmetics companies rather than be a threat, providing the industry figures out how to enhance the ‘imperfect’ beauty of the individual.

Germany urged to back progress on TTIP trade talks

Germany urged to back progress on TTIP trade talks

26-Feb-2015 - With 40% of Germans still opposing TTIP-support, the EU is worried it may lose out on some of its global influence and has called on the member state to support transatlantic Trade and Investment free trade talks.

Oriflame inaugurates Russian production site

Oriflame inaugurates Russian production site

26-Feb-2015 - Oriflame has inaugurated its new production site in Noginsk, Russia, having completed a €150 million investment in the facility.

L’Oréal gets pulled up by the FDA on skin care claims

L’Oréal gets pulled up by the FDA on skin care claims

25-Feb-2015 - L’Oréal has received its third warning letter in as many years, this time getting cautioned over product claims for skin pigmentation that should put them in the new drug category.

Sun damage works long after exposure, finds new research

Sun damage works long after exposure, finds new research

25-Feb-2015 - A new market could open up for ‘evening-after’ sunscreen to further protect the skin from damaging ultraviolet rays after a team of Yale-led researchers discovered that much of the damage occurs in the hours after sun exposure.

Men’s skin care a land of opportunity, especially with Wingman

Men’s skin care a land of opportunity, especially with Wingman

25-Feb-2015 - There is lots of opportunity in the men’s skin care market as long as brands communicate correctly and remember that education is key, says the Director of men’s brand Wingman, who has launched its own range of products.

Coty employs reverse mentoring program at UK manufacturing plant

Coty employs reverse mentoring program at UK manufacturing plant

25-Feb-2015 - An engineering student, cosmetics and robotics…. No, it’s not the start of a joke but rather the key components of Coty’s UK manufacturing plant’s new reverse mentoring program.

Clarins nominated for two #beauty20 awards for digital efforts

Clarins nominated for two #beauty20 awards for digital efforts

25-Feb-2015 - Organisers for the digital #beauty20 Awards have announced the final list of companies that did some significant work on apps and social media in 2014.

Gold dust masks - are they a patch on Asia's sophisticated face sheets?

Gold dust masks - are they a patch on Asia's sophisticated face sheets?

25-Feb-2015 - There's always a new craze in skin care. Right now, 24 carat gold dust face treatments are all the rage in the West, but will this catch on in Asia - the land of advanced face mask technologies?

Operation #rollerlash - Benefit ups its digital game

Operation #rollerlash - Benefit ups its digital game

24-Feb-2015 - Just when you think this brand has done it all, Benefit’s ‘digital darlings’ have come up with an app that connects its customers with UK based pop-up parlours, as part of a campaign for its new Roller Lash mascara. 

The UV camera shows how sunscreen protects skin.

Ever wondered what sun damage looks like on your skin? New Nivea video shows you

24-Feb-2015 - Nivea is launching an international campaign to increase awareness about the risks of UV radiation with a video showing the effect that UV light has on the skin.

Cosmoprof Bologna prepares for opening of its most international show

Cosmoprof Bologna prepares for opening of its most international show

24-Feb-2015 - Cosmoprof Worldwide 2015 will open its doors on March 20th, boasting its most international event for the hair, nail, salon and spa industries.

New Bulldog microbead-free Face Scrub recognised in Good Scrub Guide

New Bulldog microbead-free Face Scrub recognised in Good Scrub Guide

24-Feb-2015 - Men’s skin care brand Bulldog Skincare For Men is launching its new Face Scrub formulated with oats and olives as it continues to fly the flag for microbead-free products; and it’s already been picked up by the Good Scrub Guide.

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Women now being advised to shave their faces for 'anti-ageing benefits'

24-Feb-2015 - Women with dark facial hair have always sought out ways to remove it by way of laser, threading or waxing. Now, they are being advised to shave their faces as some beauty experts say it could have anti-ageing benefits.