UK brand is top dog in Sweden men’s moisturising market

UK brand is top dog in Sweden men’s moisturising market

24-Oct-2014 - Bulldog Original Moisturiser has outperformed the big guns and claimed the number 1 men’s moisturiser spot in Sweden.

Unilever feels effect of China slowdown as Q3 market growth stutters

Unilever feels effect of China slowdown as Q3 market growth stutters

24-Oct-2014 - Unilever felt the full force of the slowdown in emerging markets, with China in particular making for bad news; and even the performance of its largest, and normally more reliable, category, Personal Care, took a hit.

Complexities of facial skin hydration and barrier function shown in different skin ethnicities

Complexities of facial skin hydration and barrier function shown in different skin ethnicities

24-Oct-2014 - DSM Personal Care has demonstrated noticeable skin hydration and TEWL gradients within short distances on the face as well as differences between the different ethnicities.

Dow Corning's Cindy Delvallé (left) and Kathelyne Everaere (right) collect the award from Prof. Klaus Peter Wittern (centre)

Dow Corning wins SEPAWA Innovation Award for PEG-free emulsifier

24-Oct-2014 - At a time when cosmetics ingredient innovation is challenging, silicon supplier Dow Corning is pleased to announce it has won the SEPAWA Innovation Award 2014 for its ES-5600 Silicone Glycerol Emulsifier.

P&G management reshuffle announced as streamlining continues

P&G management reshuffle announced as streamlining continues

23-Oct-2014 - Procter & Gamble announces a number of changes to its management team in line with its plan to streamline the business by putting key personnel in place in core business lines.

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.