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.

BASF showcases latest personal care launches at SEPAWA Congress

BASF showcases latest personal care launches at SEPAWA Congress

16-Oct-2014 - The annual SEPAWA congress is currently taking place in Fulda, Germany, and one of the world’s largest fine chemical players, BASF, has chosen the event to platform its latest personal care launches.

Slack-fill: How much is too much?

Slack-fill: How much is too much?

15-Oct-2014 - A recent lawsuit in California brought against a cosmetics brand for slack-fill highlights the pitfall this area presents. Lawyer to the cosmetics industry, Angela Diesch, points out how to avoid this potentially expensive mistake.

Procter & Gamble sets new sustainability objectives across the supply chain

Procter & Gamble sets new sustainability objectives across the supply chain

15-Oct-2014 - The company announced this week its intentions to further limit water use and packaging as well as to take advantage of more renewable materials by 2020.

SCCS rules concentration of 10% for UV filter in sunscreens

SCCS rules concentration of 10% for UV filter in sunscreens

15-Oct-2014 - The Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety has ruled UV filter 1,1'-(1,4-piperazinediyl)bis[1-[2-[4-(diethylamino)-2-hydroxybenzoyl]phenyl]-methanone (HAA299), safe at a concentration of up to 10% in sunscreen products. 

CPL Aromas reports record turnover on strong emerging market sales

CPL Aromas reports record turnover on strong emerging market sales

15-Oct-2014 - UK-based ingredients and fragrance company CPL Aromas says it has reported record revenues off the back of particularly strong sales in emerging markets worldwide.

Scientists create biological version of synthetic coating

Scientists create biological version of synthetic coating

15-Oct-2014 - UC Berkeley scientists have taken proteins from nerve cells and created a biological version of a synthetic coating used in everyday liquids such as cosmetics, to keep small particles from clumping together.

From left to right, Naomi Igra, Amy Lally and Robin Wechkin of Sidley Austin LLP

Spike in false advertising legal challenges to the cosmetics industry

14-Oct-2014 - Companies across the country have been defending themselves against consumer class actions challenging advertising for cosmetics, report three leading law experts from the practice Sidley Austin LLP.   

Clariant launches Abyssinian oil ingredient targeting skin and hair care

Clariant launches Abyssinian oil ingredient targeting skin and hair care

14-Oct-2014 - Switzerland-based Clariant has launched a new ingredient based on extract from the Abyssinica seed sourced in Africa and targeting the hair, skin, lip and sun care segments.