As the seasons change, so do Korean men’s skin barriers

As the seasons change, so do Korean men’s skin barriers

28-Jan-2015 - When the seasons change so can our mood or outlook, or even… South Korean men’s skin. A new study by the Inha University College of Medicine claims the factors that can maintain homogeneity of the skin barriers may noticeably change by seasons in the country’s male population.

Aussie Hair launches ‘Sh*t Girls Say’ video for #DitchTheDrama promo

Women need to #DitchTheDrama as hair problems get in the way of life, says P&G

27-Jan-2015 - A bad hair day can have a big impact and make women avoid doing things like wearing a hat, rolling down a window, or even getting intimate for fear that it will mess up their ‘do’. Apparently this is common, and the driving force behind Procter & Gamble brand Aussie Hair’s latest #DitchTheDrama campaign.

Clariant and Beraca team up to produce sustainable cosmetics ingredients

Clariant and Beraca team up to produce sustainable cosmetics ingredients

27-Jan-2015 - Swiss ingredients supplier Clariant is to join forces with Brazilian firm Beraca in a strategic alliance that will aim to produce sustainable ingredients for personal care.

Pack Peek gallery: A new year, new packs!

Pack Peek gallery: A new year, new packs!

27-Jan-2015 - The New Year celebrations already feel like a lifetime ago and 2015 is well underway, so it’s about time we took a look at the announcements and highlights in 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 some of the final snippets from this year…

'Deinococcus' bacteria - a bio-based cosmetic alternative

'Deinococcus' bacteria - a bio-based cosmetic alternative

27-Jan-2015 - Montpellier-based Deinove claims it has reached the first milestone of its green chemistry program, which takes Deinococcus bacteria and develops bio-based compounds  for cosmetics.

Lonza’s progress toward a fully market-driven business model

Lonza’s progress toward a fully market-driven business model

26-Jan-2015 - The specialty ingredients supplier, which counts the personal care and cosmetics industries among the markets it serves, has announced its latest financial performance results.

Symrise targets Hispanic beauty and fragrance consumers

Symrise targets Hispanic beauty and fragrance consumers

26-Jan-2015 - Fragrance and ingredients player Symrise says it is aiming to tap into the fast growing Latin American consumer base with its newly launched Latina Connection program.

EFSA says Bisphenol A ‘poses no health risk to consumers’

EFSA says Bisphenol A ‘poses no health risk to consumers’

23-Jan-2015 - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has announced that bisphenol A, which is used as the starting material of coatings for the inside of packaging cans, including aerosol cans, ‘poses no health risk to consumers.’

EU shrinking revenues sees L’Oréal turn to Ghana and Rwanda

EU shrinking revenues sees L’Oréal turn to Ghana and Rwanda

23-Jan-2015 - Cosmetics giant L’Oréal is eyeing up fast-growing economies such as Rwanda and Ghana as the European markets are reported to be experiencing shrinking revenues.

Could private equity spell the start of Avon’s turnaround?

Could private equity spell the start of Avon’s turnaround?

23-Jan-2015 - A report that executives from Avon Products are in talks with private equity firm TPG Capital sent shares in the company sharply rising yesterday.

David Taylor, P&G new head of global beauty

P&G shakes up exec board in drive to boost personal care sales

22-Jan-2015 - Procter & Gamble has announced an executive reshuffle that may line up David Taylor to take over from A.G. Lafley in the CEO role, while targeting business realignment focused on flagging personal care sales.

Scientists discover bacterial pigment potential to improve SPF

Scientists discover bacterial pigment potential to improve SPF

22-Jan-2015 - Two pigments have potential as ingredients in sunscreens as they have been shown to improve sun protection factor and also display antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

Dior in the spotlight over 'propyl gallate' in lip gloss formulation

Dior in the spotlight over 'propyl gallate' in lip gloss formulation

22-Jan-2015 - Luxury cosmetics maker, Christian Dior found itself under the media's spotlight this week due to a preservative newly added to its Addict Lip Gloss formulations...

Oat Cosmetics data points to skin enhancing qualities for texturising ingredient

Oat Cosmetics data points to skin enhancing qualities for texturising ingredient

22-Jan-2015 - UK ingredients provider Oat Cosmetics says new research reveals that its Oat Silk texturising ingredient also has exceptionally high levels of skin enhancing lipids.

Award-winning oils and fats innovation makes skin care ‘more effective’

Award-winning oils and fats innovation makes skin care ‘more effective’

22-Jan-2015 - University lecturer Dr Mahiran Basri has been recognised for her work in successfully diversifying the use of oils and fats which resulted in an innovation formulated through nanotechnology that is beneficial to cosmetics, and in particular skin care.

UK brands are 'not effectively targeting consumers online'

UK brands are 'not effectively targeting consumers online'

21-Jan-2015 - L2’s study from the holiday period, yet to be officially released, suggests UK brands are not effectively targeting consumers who like to buy gifts online.

Fragrance and grooming behaviour could improve self-image

Fragrance and grooming behaviour could improve self-image

21-Jan-2015 - It could be something as simple as a spray of deodorant or a splash of perfume on your way out of the door, but it could end up improving your body image, a new study finds.

New opportunities lie in catering to 'wellness' demand

New opportunities lie in catering to 'wellness' demand

21-Jan-2015 - With more beauty buyers embracing wellness, cosmetics featuring buzzwords like 'energy' or 'de-stressing' is resonating with consumers.

Can cosmetic brands afford to opt out of China over animal testing?

Can cosmetic brands afford to opt out of China over animal testing?

21-Jan-2015 - While the ruling to end mandatory animal testing for most cosmetics in China came as good news on June 30 - the law only refers to domestic firms, meaning international ‘cruelty free’ brands were faced with having to go against company policy or miss out on the profitable markets.

Latex synthesized gold nanoparticles enhance sunscreen SPF

Latex synthesized gold nanoparticles enhance sunscreen SPF

20-Jan-2015 - Scientists have found that if gold nanoparticles are synthesized with the latex of a native South American plant, then it can enhance the sun protection factor of sunscreens and offer a potent alternative to titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.