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Vichy research shows OTC retinol cream as effective as prescription products for photo-ageing

01-Apr-2015 - As the quest for youth and beauty become increasingly important  and improving the visible signs of ageing become the focus for many cosmetics, L’Oreal’s Active Cosmetics Division has found an over-the-counter solution claimed to be as effective as prescription products, and safer.

3D skin maps analyse skin behaviours and environmental exposures, past and present

3D skin maps analyse skin behaviours and environmental exposures, past and present

01-Apr-2015 - An international research team has created a three-dimensional map of the human skin that will help the study of the relationship between molecules, microbes, and environment which could help future development of beauty products and practices, as well as for personal hygiene and health.

Gattefossé to develop cosmetics actives with green technology in exclusive deal

Gattefossé to develop cosmetics actives with green technology in exclusive deal

01-Apr-2015 - Ingredients supplier Gattefossé has obtained exclusive rights to develop and commercialize cosmetic active ingredients obtained using the NaDES technology (Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents), which fully represent green chemistry principles.

Test your knowledge of what happened in March! CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com's Quiz!

Test your knowledge of what happened in March! CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com's Quiz!

01-Apr-2015 - Have you been paying attention to the breaking news this month? Did you do well/ badly last month and want to maintain/ improve your score this month? Well here is your chance to test yourself on the stories that were reported on in March...

Sustainably sourced sandalwood oil coming to the fragrance industry

Sustainably sourced sandalwood oil coming to the fragrance industry

01-Apr-2015 - Sandalwood foresting group Santanol has announced the first commercial harvest of cultivated oil from its plantation in Australia.

Harsh weather can make for specific skin and hair issues

Seasonality trend offers brands innovation opportunity to target specific demands

31-Mar-2015 - It appears cosmetics are affected by the seasons, as weather conditions and emotional changes affect consumers’ beauty habits and regimes and offer manufacturers the chance to capitalise with products for specific needs.

Sirona Biochem compound posts positive anti-ageing results

Sirona Biochem compound posts positive anti-ageing results

31-Mar-2015 - Cosmetics ingredient and drug discovery firm Sirona Biochem announces that its French partner, Biogalenys, has made an important anti-ageing discovery after one of its compounds came though testing with flying colours.

EC roundtable gathers stakeholders to discuss EDCs

EC roundtable gathers stakeholders to discuss EDCs

31-Mar-2015 - The European Commission sits down with stakeholders in Brussels, following 27,087 responses to a public consultation on criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in February.

Big players may have no option but to enter halal cosmetics market says Euromonitor

Big players may have no option but to enter halal cosmetics market says Euromonitor

31-Mar-2015 - Halal cosmetics are in increasing demand and this is attracting the attention of manufacturers and global companies such as Unilever who need to maintain their share in markets in which these products are becoming more popular.

Raphael Bemporad, co-founder of BBMG

How to get your green marketing strategy bang on

30-Mar-2015 - We spoke to Raphael Bemporad co-founder of BBMG, a consultancy specialized in green brand strategies, who lifts the lid on the importance of tapping into 'aspirational' consumers as a means of getting the right message out effectively.

Microscopic gold-rich and lead-rich particles in a municipal biosolids sample

'One man's trash is another's gold': cosmetic metals found in human waste have value

27-Mar-2015 - The trace amounts of metals found in cosmetics, shampoos and food which are eventually excreted from the human body by, well, you-know-how, could now hold value, say scientists. Value that could translate into millions.

Unilever CEO Paul Polman visited Nigeria last year to reaffirm the company's commitment in the country

Unilever announces intention to increase equity in Nigeria business in potential €200m deal

27-Mar-2015 - Unilever Overseas Holdings B.V. has announced its intention to make an offer to increase its equity stake in Unilever Nigeria PLC as it looks to grow its business in the country and continue its long term commitment in African markets.

MKTG Industry picked up the ‘Eco-Beauty Design Award’

Cosmopack Awards: And the winners are…

27-Mar-2015 - No Cosmopack event would be complete without some awards, and the 2015 show was no different, with 9 different companies picking up awards for packaging innovation.

Evonik centre in Wesseling

Evonik to invest €4 billion in R&D with increased focus on innovation

27-Mar-2015 - Specialty chemicals company Evonik plans to invest over €4 billion in R&D over the next decade, focusing on innovation that will lead to developments in its cosmetics product portfolio among others.

Will growth of wet wipes market be hampered by mounting evidence of pollution?

Will growth of wet wipes market be hampered by mounting evidence of pollution?

26-Mar-2015 - A new report indicates that the global wet wipes market is set for significant growth, but mounting evidence that the material causes pollution may cause consumers to think twice about buying them.

We are aware of the risks so why are skin cancer cases still on the rise?

We are aware of the risks so why are skin cancer cases still on the rise?

26-Mar-2015 - Despite being aware of the risks of sun exposure and of developing cancer when exposed without protection, the levels of people using sunscreen and taking precautions is still quite alarming with incidences of melanoma still on the rise.

in-cosmetics workshops focus on claims and regulations in skin and hair care

in-cosmetics workshops focus on claims and regulations in skin and hair care

26-Mar-2015 - Sun care, hair care, regulation, and claims will all be discussed in the workshop programme at this year’s in-cosmetics event in Barcelona as researchers from consultancies, suppliers and manufacturers gather to share their expertise.

Superdrug's ‘open house’ to offer new beauty brands shelf space

Superdrug's ‘open house’ to offer new beauty brands shelf space

26-Mar-2015 - UK beauty retailer, Superdrug is holding an 'Open House' where it will invite up-and-coming cosmetics brands to explore launching their products on the high street.

Cosmoprof Bologna announces record figures for 2015 show

Cosmoprof Bologna announces record figures for 2015 show

26-Mar-2015 - The doors of the Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2015 show have closed and the organisers have announced that the show experienced record numbers, exceeding all expectations of visitors.

How to keep male grooming products on the right side of the law

How to keep male grooming products on the right side of the law

25-Mar-2015 - We talk to an expert about regulation in the male grooming category, throwing light on some of the specific challenges that anti-aging, hair loss and shaving products present in the U.S. and Europe.