ECHA looks into decamethylcyclopentasiloxane and octamethylcyclotetrasiloxan

ECHA looks into decamethylcyclopentasiloxane and octamethylcyclotetrasiloxan

23-Oct-2014 - After the UK announced its' plan to submit restriction proposals on decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) and octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) in January 2015, Echa has issued calls for evidence on the substances.

CAAT forum to bring academia and industry together for safer chemicals

CAAT forum to bring academia and industry together for safer chemicals

23-Oct-2014 - The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing is holding a workshop that it hopes will push the boundaries of science in the new field of 'green chemistry'. 

L’Oréal looks to digital media in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland

L’Oréal looks to digital media in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland

23-Oct-2014 - The company has selected digital agency Maxus to handle its media buying and planning in the Nordic countries.

UK men feel pressure to remove or groom body hair, says Mintel

Do you feel the pressure to have a hair-free body? UK men do…

23-Oct-2014 - While having hair on the head is a desire for UK men, the opposite can be said about having hair on the body after half of all Brits admit there is more pressure nowadays for men to remove or groom body hair.

'Gluten free' increasingly important to cosmetics consumers

'Gluten free' increasingly important to cosmetics consumers

22-Oct-2014 - With the beauty industry’s ‘free-from’ trend on the rise globally, brands are now scrambling to cater to the rise of 'gluten-free', which has made its' way into colour cosmetics and skin care counters.

Amazon Luxury Beauty Store – not quite plain sailing?

Amazon Luxury Beauty Store – not quite plain sailing?

22-Oct-2014 - Online sales growth of beauty products has grown in the last few years, and for one of the web’s largest online powerhouses and marketplaces, Amazon, this should all be good news, but is some of the potential being left unfulfilled?

Clarity still needed for EU Cosmetics Regulation

Clarity still needed for EU Cosmetics Regulation

22-Oct-2014 - While the aim of the EU Cosmetics Regulation that came into play last year was to harmonise the current laws, and in the most part it has, there are still some issues that need to be ironed out.

Innovative beauty ingredients: industry focuses on the science behind the glamour

Innovative beauty ingredients: industry focuses on the science behind the glamour

22-Oct-2014 - The 28th annual IFSCC event, which is the worldwide congress for cosmetics science, is gearing up to take place next week, confirming that innovation is once again centre stage on the beauty industry agenda.

L'Oreal to launch multi-cultural division starting with Carol's Daughter acquisition

L'Oreal to launch multi-cultural division starting with Carol's Daughter acquisition

21-Oct-2014 - L'Oreal signed this week to acquire the multicultural beauty brand and plans for it to continue under current leadership while making full use of its expertise in the multicultural beauty sector.

UK men grooming towards a ‘mansome’ revolution

UK men grooming towards a ‘mansome’ revolution

21-Oct-2014 - The men’s grooming market often promises great potential to manufacturers and brands in the UK could find increasing interest in male make-up products thanks to the ‘mansome’ revolution.

Symrise further invests in African market to strengthen presence

Symrise further invests in African market to strengthen presence

21-Oct-2014 - Symrise is strengthening its presence in the fast-growing West African with a new location in Lagos, Nigeria which will cover the Scent & Care and Flavour & Nutrition segments.

One week to go! What to look forward to at Luxe Pack

One week to go! What to look forward to at Luxe Pack

21-Oct-2014 - Packaging players in the beauty industry are gearing up for the annual Luxe Pack convention, due to take place next week in Monaco: here, Cosmetics Design runs you through the highlights.

Snail skin care trend hits the US

Snail skin care trend hits the US

20-Oct-2014 - The benefits of snail mucus on the skin have been known to the cosmetics industry for a while, and having seen a big trend in Korea, it is now heading to American shores and is expected to be the ‘newest fad’.

Clariant launches new oil for hair and skin care

Clariant launches new oil for hair and skin care

17-Oct-2014 - Chemicals company Clariant has launched its latest Plantasens Abyssinian Oil ingredient designed for both skin and hair applications.

DSM finds French and Russian consumers favour ‘skin glow’ benefits

DSM finds French and Russian consumers favour ‘skin glow’ benefits

17-Oct-2014 - Following a study where Russian and French consumers were found to favour 'glowing' benefits from base care products, DSM has launched a new marketing concept around naturally glowing skin.

Are French lavender farmers losing the battle against warning labels?

Are French lavender farmers losing the battle against warning labels?

17-Oct-2014 - French lavender farmers have complained loudly about warning labels for cosmetic and fragrance products containing lavender oil, but it seems like regulators are going through with the move regardless.

DSM announces new Personal Care appointment

DSM announces new Personal Care appointment

17-Oct-2014 - DSM’s Personal Care Business Unit announces a new management appointment as Gaëlle Bathany-Di Mascio joins as Head Global Key Account Management. 

Could Dow’s controlled-release polymer technology help fight Ebola?

Could Dow’s controlled-release polymer technology help fight Ebola?

16-Oct-2014 - Dow has recently teamed up with the research and development team for Unilever’s Lifebuoy soap, tackling the challenge of incorporating controlled release technology to enhance ingredient efficacy.

How sustainable is the EU's production scheme?

How sustainable is the EU's production scheme?

16-Oct-2014 - How much is Europe investing in the bioeconomy today, and just what state are those sectors in? The scientific and technical arm of the EC now has a dedicated website to regularly assess progress in this area.

Tourism to thank for UAE & Saudi Arabia cosmetics boom

Tourism to thank for UAE & Saudi Arabia cosmetics boom

16-Oct-2014 - Thanks to tourism, both the UAE and Saudi Arabiaa cosmetics markets are booming.