Europe looks stronger for L’Oréal, but strength of Euro leads to losses

Europe looks stronger for L’Oréal, but strength of Euro leads to losses

01-Aug-2014 - L’Oréal has posted strong underling global results, with revenues in Western Europe also showing signs of recovery, but a strong Euro negates much of the gains.

AkzoNobel and Solazyme expand agreement to develop palm oil replacement

AkzoNobel and Solazyme expand agreement to develop palm oil replacement

01-Aug-2014 - Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel and renewable oils company Solazyme have expanded their partnership agreement as they look to further develop the production of algal oils.

EC report further reveals cosmetic focus from TTIP negotiations

EC report further reveals cosmetic focus from TTIP negotiations

01-Aug-2014 - The European Commission has published an official report from the sixth round of TTIP negotiations which reveals the EU and US to be proceeding with prioritising chemicals for assessment, and other classification and labeling.  

Avon turnaround is ‘taking longer than anticipated’

Avon turnaround is ‘taking longer than anticipated’

31-Jul-2014 - Avon Products admits that the company’s turnaround is taking longer than expected due to a difficult financial climate and tough markets, after announcing profits shrank in its second quarter.

How to market anti-ageing to men? In the UK less is more

How to market anti-ageing to men? In the UK less is more

31-Jul-2014 - UK men want products to be marketed simply without a lot of adjectives or hype around ‘anti-ageing’ or ‘rejuvenation’ and marketing these products should follow this message.

Luxe Pack Monaco announces conference programme

Luxe Pack Monaco announces conference programme

31-Jul-2014 - Smart packaging, senses and luxury, responsible purchasing and 3D print are just a few of the topics that have been announced for the Luxe Pack Monaco conference programme this October.

Denmark concerned over 'Depend GelLack' nail polish product

Denmark concerned over 'Depend GelLack' nail polish product

31-Jul-2014 - Denmark has flagged up nail polish product ‘Depend GelLack’, following a number of consumers experiencing allergic reactions.

First ever in-cosmetics Brazil event to open its doors in September

First ever in-cosmetics Brazil event to open its doors in September

30-Jul-2014 - The in-cosmetics team is taking its event to South America for the first time when it opens the doors to its in-cosmetics Brasil event over a two day period from September 9th.

Mintel: a gallery of hair care innovations

Mintel: a gallery of hair care innovations

30-Jul-2014 - According to Mintel, there are many opportunities to drive sales in the mature shampoo/conditioner market, from more beauty-enhancing/functional men's shampoos to products featuring positive and aspirational benefits for older women. 

Personalised potential for 45+ skin care market

Personalised potential for 45+ skin care market

30-Jul-2014 - There is a lot of potential for cosmetics manufacturers to target the saturated 45+ skin care market with personalised products rather than yet another ‘wrinkle cure’.

UK retailer accused of contributing to ‘fat shaming’ by stocking cosmetic product

UK retailer accused of contributing to ‘fat shaming’ by stocking cosmetic product

30-Jul-2014 - UK retail giant, Marks and Spencer is the latest department store to be accused of contributing to fat shaming by stocking a range of body toning creams called ‘Fat Girl Slim’.

Organic personal care market likely to post double-digit annual growth to 2020

Organic personal care market likely to post double-digit annual growth to 2020

29-Jul-2014 - Most global regions are expected to post near double-digit annual growth in organic personal care over the next six years, a new market research report suggests.

L’Oréal sees digital give beauty business a boost and virtual mirror is just the start

L’Oréal sees digital give beauty business a boost and virtual mirror is just the start

29-Jul-2014 - The digital age is upon the beauty industry and will be a ‘game-changer’ according to the industry’s biggest cosmetics manufacturer, who has been driving forward following the launch of its Makeup Genius virtual mirror app earlier this year.

Unilever CEO Paul Polman continues to look to personal care for progress

Unilever continues to turn to personal care after difficult Q2

29-Jul-2014 - The Anglo-Dutch consumer giant will continue to look towards its personal care business after a difficult second quarter saw sales slow in emerging markets.

ADA Cosmetics sold to new equity investment company

ADA Cosmetics sold to new equity investment company

29-Jul-2014 - Germany-based ADA Cosmetics has been sold by global asset manager The Carlyle Group to Ardian, an independent private investment company.

EU/US trade talks: sides may struggle with banned cosmetic substances

EU/US trade talks: sides may struggle with banned cosmetic substances

28-Jul-2014 - At the sixth round of EU-US trade talks on a new trade and investment deal between the two continents, experts suggested that the two sides may struggle on an agreement, particularly in the area of prohibited cosmetic ingredients. 

Ex- Lumson executive sees gap in market for 360° packaging service

Ex- Lumson executive sees gap in market for 360° packaging service

25-Jul-2014 - Stefano Focolari, former chief marketing officer for Lumson has taken his experience at the Italy-based company and created a 'turnkey' service that he believes the packaging sector has been missing.

Scientific skin care holds vast opportunity

Scientific skin care holds vast opportunity

25-Jul-2014 - Scientific skin care holds a great opportunity for beauty manufacturers as it merges the cosmetics industry with the medical industry, and the segment is tipped for growth.

Sephora losing market share to pharmacies offering cheaper products

Sephora losing market share to pharmacies offering cheaper products

25-Jul-2014 - Beauty retailing brand Sephora, traditionally a key player on the European cosmetics scene, is losing market share to pharmacies.

The ‘global beauty consumer’ driving regulation alignment

The ‘global beauty consumer’ driving regulation alignment

24-Jul-2014 - The head of the Canadian Cosmetics, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA), Darren Praznik, has spoken of the increasing need for international regulatory alignment in the face of the rising ‘global consumer’.