Avon turnaround on track as company posts Q3 profit

Avon turnaround on track as company posts Q3 profit

30-Oct-2014 - Avon Products has made progress in its turnaround bid by posting third quarter net income attributable to the company of $91.4 million, versus a loss of $5.5 million a year earlier.

Elizabeth Arden profits hit by reduction in fragrance distribution

Elizabeth Arden profits hit by reduction in fragrance distribution

30-Oct-2014 - Elizabeth Arden’s drive to tighten its global distribution has resulted in a significant fall in both global sales and profits for the first quarter of its financial year.

Cosmetic ingredient and drug company Sirona Biochem names chief business development officer

Cosmetic ingredient and drug company Sirona Biochem names chief business development officer

30-Oct-2014 - Attila Hajdu, previously of GlaxoSmithKline and Astellas Pharma, joins Sirona Biochem where he’ll work to build new partnership and identify products likely to become strong revenue-generating assets.

Revlon see rise in profits on the back of Colomer acquisition

Revlon see rise in profits on the back of Colomer acquisition

30-Oct-2014 - Revlon is showing some of the first signs of recovery after it posted third quarter results demonstrating that profits had risen on the back of last year’s acquisition of the Colomer professional salon care business.

A window in on L’Oréal’s digital marketing strategy in Japan

A window in on L’Oréal’s digital marketing strategy in Japan

30-Oct-2014 - Junko Miyano, digital marketing manager, Nihon L’Oréal, L’Oreal’s Japanese subsidiary, talked to Cosmetics Design about the company’s digital marketing strategy in the country. Started in 2006, it has evolved rapidly from a small base and a low budget to become one of the most effective and fastest paced campaigns in the country’s cosmetics category.

Brazilian make-up market still booming

Brazilian make-up market still booming

29-Oct-2014 - In a recession some things have to go on hold but it appears in Brazil that beauty is not one of those things as the value of the make-up market is tipped to grow despite the receding economy.

L’Oreal Travel Retail to launch dermocosmetics and hair brands in Asia and Americas

L’Oreal Travel Retail to launch dermocosmetics and hair brands in Asia and Americas

29-Oct-2014 - L’Oreal’s Travel Retail Division is launching its Vichy, La Roche-Posay and Kérastase brands in selected Travel Retail locations in Asia and the Americas, as it looks to capitalize on its ‘sixth continent’.

Rituals Home & Body Cosmetics to expand US presence

Rituals Home & Body Cosmetics to expand US presence

29-Oct-2014 - The luxury personal care retailer announced last week that two new US stores will open in the coming months.

Academics and intustry researchers wishing to put present scientific data at Probiota 2015 should register their interest now and submit abstracts before Friday 7th November 2014.

We want you: Scientific committee calls for cutting edge science at Probiota 2015

29-Oct-2014 - A newly established scientific committee are set to assess cutting edge research for the Probiota 2015 Scientific Frontiers poster session. Don’t miss your chance to present as entries close on November 7.

US consumer trends to influence beauty and skin care brands in 2015

US consumer trends to influence beauty and skin care brands in 2015

28-Oct-2014 - Mintel just released its trends report for the coming year, and some personal care brands are ahead of the curve, developing products and consumer relationship solutions that anticipate emerging consumer expectations.

Beauty and Personal Care hold firm for P&G during tough time

Beauty and Personal Care hold firm for P&G during tough time

28-Oct-2014 - Procter & Gamble is feeling confident with its Personal Care business after it stood firm in a difficult quarter that fell below expectations.

New York juicing company makes the jump into nutricosmetics

New York juicing company makes the jump into nutricosmetics

28-Oct-2014 - New York-based Juice Generation says it is set to launch a line of drink comprising ingredients normally contained in topical skin care products as cosmetics you drink.

Jumei’s product-source tracking codes continue to attract prominent brands

Jumei’s product-source tracking codes continue to attract prominent brands

28-Oct-2014 - Givenchy and Jurlique have begun selling beauty products on the Jumei platform, which credits its anti-counterfeit labelling as a differentiating factor for brands concerned about maintaining product standards in international e-commerce.

Lignin shown to enhance sunscreen effectiveness

Lignin shown to enhance sunscreen effectiveness

28-Oct-2014 - Scientists in China and Canada have shown that the addition of lignin to commercial sunscreens can actually enhance their effectiveness and that exposure to sunlight may help them work even better.

Hair-free desire boosts US women’s grooming appliance market

Hair-free desire boosts US women’s grooming appliance market

27-Oct-2014 - The shaving and hair removal market in the US is benefiting from the social norm for body hair to be removed as sales for women’s grooming products are up more so than they have been for a couple of years.

New to the anti-aging scene, Bellatorra Skin Care launches online

New to the anti-aging scene, Bellatorra Skin Care launches online

27-Oct-2014 - The brand, after five years in development, is beginning with three skin care products and an e-commerce site.

International Flavors & Fragrances adds Michael Ducker to board of directors

International Flavors & Fragrances adds Michael Ducker to board of directors

27-Oct-2014 - IFF now has 12 independent board members serving alongside the company’s new CEO.

Developed on earth, tested in space - NASA's anti-aging patent

Developed on earth, tested in space - NASA's anti-aging patent

27-Oct-2014 - Technology Applications International Corporation (NUUU) has concluded a clinical study to test the efficacy of anti-aging products, developed on earth and tested in space by NASA.

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.

What's the next step in 'smart & connected' product development?

What's the next step in 'smart & connected' product development?

23-Oct-2014 - Contemporary consumers expect technology to make their lives easier and more comfortable and the cosmetics sector is taking inspiration from the internet and cashless vending machines to drive more sophisticated and advanced innovations.