How traditional creams can capitalize on the rise of beauty devices..

How traditional creams can capitalize on the rise of beauty devices..

19-Dec-2014 - According to Datamonitor, the recent global rise of at-home beauty devices is a sign of personal care now entering a “smart” era. 

Four EU countries jump on microplastic ban wagon

Four EU countries jump on microplastic ban wagon

19-Dec-2014 - The Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and Sweden have issued a joint call to ban the use of microplastics in cosmetics to protect its’ marine life from contamination.

Will EU allergy ban annihilate the French perfume industry?

Will EU allergy ban annihilate the French perfume industry?

19-Dec-2014 - Under EU regulations adopted last year, lavender oil and two elements of oakmoss will be classed as potentially producing allergies, placing them in the chemical toxins category. A ruling some fear will majorly affect the French perfumes industry..

French Antitrust authority fines personal care players €605.9 million

French Antitrust authority fines personal care players €605.9 million

19-Dec-2014 - France’s Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence) has issued a fine to 11 personal and home care companies, which includes L’Oréal, Unilever, and Beiersdorf, over allegations of a conspiracy to rig the prices of products such as shampoo.

William Reed Business Media Holiday video

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

18-Dec-2014 - The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Avon settles long-standing bribery case with $15m fine

Avon settles long-standing bribery case with $15m fine

18-Dec-2014 - Avon Products confirmed a settle with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to its long-standing litigation concerning overseas business practices.

L’Oréal announces acquisition of ColoRight

L’Oréal announces acquisition of ColoRight

18-Dec-2014 - Cosmetics giant L’Oréal has announced the acquisition of an Israeli start-up company in a move that reinforces its hair care innovation and research.

Skin ageing discovery – block the enzyme, block the sun

Skin ageing discovery – block the enzyme, block the sun

18-Dec-2014 - Scientists have discovered that by blocking the activity of Granzyme B in certain places, fewer wrinkles develop on the skin after sun exposure.

Wellness and technological beauty ‘guaranteed’ to be next big skin care trends

Wellness and technological beauty ‘guaranteed’ to be next big skin care trends

18-Dec-2014 - Innovative beauty treatments and devices are the biggest growth drivers in the skin care market and will be the biggest influences in the foreseeable future, according to a new report.

Oriflame reveals recovery plans from drop in Russian ruble

Oriflame reveals recovery plans from drop in Russian ruble

18-Dec-2014 - After being negatively impacted by the devaluation of the ruble, cosmetics giant Oriflame has revealed its’ plans to speed up the level of price increases in Russia in the coming year. 

'Cytokines therapy' gaining momentum for treating Alopecia

'Cytokines therapy' gaining momentum for treating Alopecia

18-Dec-2014 - Korean based ‘AesMed’ has developed a hair loss treatment solution based on ‘Cytokines therapy’ to control hair cell activation.

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European convenience packaging has its' finger on the pulse

European convenience packaging has its' finger on the pulse

17-Dec-2014 - According to market researcher Ceresana, convenience packaging is ripe in Europe and the use of composite films in particular is allowing for a further reduction of weight, saving resources and transport costs. 

Turkey and Middle East to be the focus at in-cosmetics

Turkey and Middle East to be the focus at in-cosmetics

17-Dec-2014 - Next year’s in-cosmetics event in Barcelona will have a special country focus on Turkey and the Middle East as the markets are expected to grow.

Evonik develops hair conditioning agent to meet market demand

Evonik develops hair conditioning agent to meet market demand

17-Dec-2014 - Ingredients supplier Evonik has introduced its new VARISOFT EQ100 liquid conditioning agent to meet hair care market demands along with improved its sustainability profile.

LICARA guidelines to help industry weigh up use of nanomaterials

LICARA guidelines to help industry weigh up use of nanomaterials

17-Dec-2014 - As European legislation remains a challenge for the cosmetics industry, LICARA guidelines are geared towards helping to weigh up the pros and cons and assess the risks of using nanomaterials in products. 

Japanese scientists confident bee propolis can help hair re-growth

Japanese scientists confident bee propolis can help hair re-growth

17-Dec-2014 - Propolis, a resin-like substance used by honeybees to seal small crevices in their hives, has been found to encourage hair growth in mice. 

Katrin Thiel (left) and Manja Stroech (right)

Beiersdorf launches improved Pearlfinder initiative to encourage innovation

16-Dec-2014 - Beiersdorf has launched a revised version of its open innovation platform Pearlfinder as it looks to scout new raw materials and technologies and share creative innovation ideas.

EFfCI’s animal testing review referred to European Court of Justice

EFfCI’s animal testing review referred to European Court of Justice

16-Dec-2014 - A High Court in London has referred a review of the animal testing ban put forward by the European Federation for Cosmetics Ingredients Manufacturers (EFfCI) to the European Court of Justice.

Brand activity sees beauty device market grow in Europe

Brand activity sees beauty device market grow in Europe

16-Dec-2014 - Big players and European brands’ activity, along with new distribution channels is seeing the at-home beauty device market grow in Europe at am impressive rate.