Canadian parliament moves toward microbead ban

Canadian parliament moves toward microbead ban

26-Mar-2015 - In hopes of curbing environmental damage in the Great Lakes region and beyond, the Canadian parliament—armed with new research—has taken action toward listing microbeads as a toxic substance.

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.

Skin care entrepreneurs give comfort and care to those in cancer treatment

Skin care entrepreneurs give comfort and care to those in cancer treatment

26-Mar-2015 - Brands like Skin In Treatment from Pharmacist’s Daughter as well as Skin Therapeutics are looking to reach a broader market and gaining a bit of traction.

EPA proposes registration requirements for nano materials

EPA proposes registration requirements for nano materials

26-Mar-2015 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is mulling a one-time reporting and recordkeeping requirement on nano chemical substances that is likely to include skin and sun care products.

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.

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.

The Men’s Grooming Special Edition Newsletter

The Men’s Grooming Special Edition Newsletter

25-Mar-2015 - Today we are publishing the first of our special edition newsletters for 2015, and to kick things off we are taking you on an extensive exploration of the men’s grooming category.

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What do men want? Navigating Asia's male grooming demand

25-Mar-2015 - As Western males start to experiment with a grooming regime, Asian men are looking for more complex solutions that go beyond maintaining hygiene and appearance. However, with no two markets on the region alike, it can be tricky to know which product will suit which demographic...

Men’s trends: natural, youthful, primal

Men’s trends: natural, youthful, primal

25-Mar-2015 - Underlying the latest men’s grooming product trends here in the States is a longing for wellness. Be they topical skin care items, anti-aging creams, facial hair care essentials or nutraceuticals, men’s toiletries tend toward organics.

Time for men’s grooming to stand out by going novel

Time for men’s grooming to stand out by going novel

25-Mar-2015 - The importance of packaging in creating identity for men’s grooming means there is set standards for brands to conform to; but opportunities lie in standing out from the traditional offerings and communicating innovation.

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Biofabrication will produce cosmetic ingredients of the future

24-Mar-2015 - Living cells, organic molecules and the like will be the raw materials that produce both living and nonliving biological ingredients for personal care products, according to scientists working in the field.

2015 Cosmetics Compliance Seminar secures more expert speakers

2015 Cosmetics Compliance Seminar secures more expert speakers

24-Mar-2015 - The 2015 Cosmetics Compliance Seminar is just around the corner, with the final speaker line up now including experts in the fields of CARB and the California Safe Cosmetics Act.

Revlon reaches settlement over discrimination lawsuit against CEO

Revlon reaches settlement over discrimination lawsuit against CEO

24-Mar-2015 - Revlon has settled a lawsuit filed by its former science chief Alan Meyers, which cited discrimination by CEO that included anti-Semetic and anti-American remarks.

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit to focus on greener alternatives

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit to focus on greener alternatives

24-Mar-2015 - The New York edition of Organic Monitor's Sustainable Cosmetics Summit is just around the corner, and this year’s program will have a focus on green alternatives to contentious chemicals.

L’Oreal, Unilever and P&G campaign for clean water as part of World Water Day

L’Oreal, Unilever and P&G campaign for clean water as part of World Water Day

24-Mar-2015 - In cosmetics and personal care, clean water is needed and used every day, whether to cleanse our skin or rinse our hair, as well as in the manufacturing of the products; and L’Oréal, Unilever, and Procter & Gamble all recognise this with campaigns for World Water Day.

Growth means new venue and dates for Makeup in New York 2015

Growth means new venue and dates for Makeup in New York 2015

23-Mar-2015 - The Makeup in New York exhibition has now outgrown two venues thanks to continued growth and success that has helped put it firmly on the industry events calendar for North America.

Extract from the Mary Kay lawsuit

Coupon giant RetailMeNot vows to fight Mary Kay over lawsuit

23-Mar-2015 - Online coupon provider RetailMeNot says it will fight back concerning the recently filed lawsuit by Mary Kay accusing it of providing fraudulent discount coupons that cannot be redeemed.

US Consumers trust Pantene, Neutrogena, Maybelline

US Consumers trust Pantene, Neutrogena, Maybelline

23-Mar-2015 - Market researcher BrandSpark announced the results of its 2015 most-trusted brands study on Friday, with rankings in 39 personal care and beauty categories.

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Guthy-Renker facing lawsuit following hair loss complaints

23-Mar-2015 - Dallas-based firm Christiansen Davis has filed suit in a California federal court after multiple women claimed to have suffered severe hair loss after using ‘Wen Hair Products’. 

Inter Parfums seeks first fashion/ fragrance fusion with Rochas acquisition from P&G

Inter Parfums seeks first fashion/ fragrance fusion with Rochas acquisition from P&G

20-Mar-2015 - Inter Parfums French subsidiary has entered into an agreement with Procter & Gamble to acquire the Rochas brand for $108 million, in a move that will look to fuse fragrance with fashion.