Study links early menopause to everyday exposure – but NOT cosmetics!

Study links early menopause to everyday exposure – but NOT cosmetics!

30-Jan-2015 - A new study has linked high levels of chemicals that we come across every day in the environment, plastics, and other household items, with women experiencing menopause 2-4 years earlier – however none of the concerning ingredients studied are used in cosmetics, despite some media reports.

Colgate Q4 sales hit by currency exchange and tough market conditions

Colgate Q4 sales hit by currency exchange and tough market conditions

29-Jan-2015 - Colgate-Palmolive announced a significant dip in its turnover for the fourth quarter, although net profit was up on account of gains from restructuring.

E-commerce accounts for only 10% of beauty sales

E-commerce accounts for only 10% of beauty sales

29-Jan-2015 - That according to Donna Barson, senior associate with market research consultancy Kline Group, who spoke with Cosmetics Design about the opportunities for cosmetics and personal care brands in this space.

Tough times ahead for P&G as currency devaluation hits hard

Tough times ahead for P&G as currency devaluation hits hard

29-Jan-2015 - Procter & Gamble saw its second quarter earnings take a hit with the strong dollar having a big impact, setting up a challenging year for the Ohio-based firm.

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Scientists use stem cells to grow new hair

29-Jan-2015 - Stem cells are tipped to be the future for many different scientific studies and it seems that this could include hair loss after scientists used human pluripotent stem cells to generate new hair.

Avon facing reality that it may sell for half its' worth

Avon facing reality that it may sell for half its' worth

28-Jan-2015 - Despite Avon’s stocks rising of late, the brand’s current trading price is fuelling rumours of a potential deal with private-equity firm TPG, which could see it go for half its worth.

Estée Lauder awarded $1.8 million in counterfeit MAC suit

Estée Lauder awarded $1.8 million in counterfeit MAC suit

28-Jan-2015 - The trademark infringement case is finally over, with 'Get Your MAC On LLC' being ordered by an Arizona federal judge to pay Estée Lauder over $1.8 million for the distribution of counterfeit products.

MWV and RockTenn combine to create $16bn packaging firm

MWV and RockTenn combine to create $16bn packaging firm

28-Jan-2015 - MeadWestvaco (MWV) and RockTenn have taken steps towards creating a combined packaging giant with an equity value of $16 billion having signed a definitive combination agreement.

Soybean oil-based surfactant proven to improve cleaning, foaming and conditioning in shampoo

Soybean oil-based surfactant proven to improve cleaning, foaming and conditioning in shampoo

28-Jan-2015 - Scientists have developed a new non-toxic, environmentally friendly soybean oil-based polymeric surfactant (SBPS) and having studied it for potential application as a surface-active ingredient for shampoos, found that it improves cleaning, foaming, and conditioning.

As the seasons change, so do Korean men’s skin barriers

As the seasons change, so do Korean men’s skin barriers

28-Jan-2015 - When the seasons change so can our mood or outlook, or even… South Korean men’s skin. A new study by the Inha University College of Medicine claims the factors that can maintain homogeneity of the skin barriers may noticeably change by seasons in the country’s male population.

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Private label brands get creative to land loyal consumers

27-Jan-2015 - Exclusive personal care brands use multiple strategies to keep consumers repurchasing and coming back for more.

Aussie Hair launches ‘Sh*t Girls Say’ video for #DitchTheDrama promo

Women need to #DitchTheDrama as hair problems get in the way of life, says P&G

27-Jan-2015 - A bad hair day can have a big impact and make women avoid doing things like wearing a hat, rolling down a window, or even getting intimate for fear that it will mess up their ‘do’. Apparently this is common, and the driving force behind Procter & Gamble brand Aussie Hair’s latest #DitchTheDrama campaign.

Women’s Marketing outlines top trends for personal care brands

Women’s Marketing outlines top trends for personal care brands

27-Jan-2015 - Experts at the media strategy agency Women’s Marketing spoke with Cosmetics Design about the top four trends that will shape marketing beauty and personal care products to women this year.

Clariant and Beraca team up to produce sustainable cosmetics ingredients

Clariant and Beraca team up to produce sustainable cosmetics ingredients

27-Jan-2015 - Swiss ingredients supplier Clariant is to join forces with Brazilian firm Beraca in a strategic alliance that will aim to produce sustainable ingredients for personal care.

Is novel lipstick packaging a coming trend?

Is novel lipstick packaging a coming trend?

27-Jan-2015 - International cosmetics packaging manufacturers design lipstick tubes that help brands offer consumers more pleasurable and memorable beauty routines.

Lonza’s progress toward a fully market-driven business model

Lonza’s progress toward a fully market-driven business model

26-Jan-2015 - The specialty ingredients supplier, which counts the personal care and cosmetics industries among the markets it serves, has announced its latest financial performance results.

Symrise targets Hispanic beauty and fragrance consumers

Symrise targets Hispanic beauty and fragrance consumers

26-Jan-2015 - Fragrance and ingredients player Symrise says it is aiming to tap into the fast growing Latin American consumer base with its newly launched Latina Connection program.

Can cosmetics brands help consumers keep their eyes healthy?

Can cosmetics brands help consumers keep their eyes healthy?

26-Jan-2015 - Insights from board certified oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Mirwat Sami suggest that consumers and brands alike can take meaningful steps to safeguard against eye injury.

Could private equity spell the start of Avon’s turnaround?

Could private equity spell the start of Avon’s turnaround?

23-Jan-2015 - A report that executives from Avon Products are in talks with private equity firm TPG Capital sent shares in the company sharply rising yesterday.

High school students wising up to tanning risks… but still doing it

High school students wising up to tanning risks… but still doing it

22-Jan-2015 - A new study has shown that US high school students are using sunbeds and indoor tanning devices less as they become more aware of the dangers, but the method still remains popular.