P&G beauty and grooming fail to shine for third quarter

23-Apr-2014 - P&G has announced third quarter results in line with expectations, but the company’s grooming and beauty divisions were overshadowed by a strong performance from the fabric and home care division.

Make-up brand reformulates line to be gluten-free

23-Apr-2014 - Color cosmetics brand Vincent Longo has reformulated some of its most popular items to be gluten-free, in what has become somewhat of a trend in make-up, particularly in the US.

Kimberly-Clark results underline strength of personal care in developing markets

23-Apr-2014 - Kimberly-Clark has announced strong organic sales growth on the back of developing markets, but the bottom line is impacted significantly by currency translations and a poor performance in Europe.

Shiseido skin protection research points to new skin care technology

23-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics manufacturer Shiseido will use research efforts into Langerhans cells and a function of skin immunity to develop a new line of skin care products as a solution for maintaining skin stability.

Consumers confused about what ‘green’ means, says Aveda

22-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics brands need to make it their mission to ensure that the word ‘green’ is used correctly and does not confuse consumers and lose its meaning, according to Estée Lauder’s Aveda brand.

Mintel: a gallery of nail care innovations

22-Apr-2014 - The US nail color and care market has battled through the recession and is tipped to see sales reach $4 billion in 2017. Here, Mintel rounds up some of the most innovative nail care products dominating the US markets..

FDA invites comment over cosmetics labeling

22-Apr-2014 - The FDA is looking for industry comment on its cosmetics labeling regulations, specifically in regard to its proposed extension of the current information collect request (ICR) in place at the moment, Chemical Watch reports.

P&G promises no deforestation in palm oil sourcing

22-Apr-2014 - Sustainability, and particularly palm oil, has been under the microscope of late, and after the Greenpeace saga at its Ohio headquarters earlier this year, Procter and Gamble has announced advancement in its global sustainability goals.

Suppliers need to listen to global consumers so they can use the same language as manufacturers

22-Apr-2014 - Two years after launching its Care Creations brand to reach all consumers from different markets around the world, BASF has now developed new innovations based on consumer needs, which are just as important to ingredient suppliers.

Study finds nanoparticles may damage DNA

21-Apr-2014 - While previously studies have found nanoparticles have the potential to be toxic for cells, a new study by MIT and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has now found they may also pose risks for DNA. 

“It’s never too late to catch up” – Cosmetics can capitalize on digital and mobile

21-Apr-2014 - The cosmetics industry can catch up with other industries and effectively utilize digital marketing and mobile apps according to an expert in the field.

L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and P&G head the ‘genius’ hair care brands

21-Apr-2014 - L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and Procter &Gamble are the owners of the most digitally competent hair care and color brands by establishing direct relationships with consumers online.

Canadean highlights opportunities in Brazilian male toiletries market

17-Apr-2014 - In the Brazilian male toiletries market, which is witnessing a fundamental shift driven by the country’s fast-growing economy, significant opportunities exist for manufacturers and retailers according to Canadean.

Consumer trial confirms efficacy of Vitamin A skin care line

17-Apr-2014 - A consumer study of derma e’s 8-product Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A line (previously known as Refining Vitamin A) has shown that it reduces discoloration and wrinkle volume.

Consumers must be educated to make cosmetics packaging sustainable

17-Apr-2014 - Educating consumers is the only way brand owners can ensure that cosmetic packaging reaches sustainability goals according to a Korean chemical manufacturer.

The in-cosmetics trends presentations reveal the most up-to-date trends in global beauty

17-Apr-2014 - With a new show in Sao Paolo just around the corner, in-cosmetics shone the spotlight onto the Brazilian beauty industry at this year’s show in Hamburg. 

Johnson & Johnson drops PurTox

16-Apr-2014 - The company as a whole may have reported strong first quarter results, but Johnson & Johnson has ended efforts to rival Allergan’s popular Botox anti-wrinkle treatment.

Rivertop gets multi-million dollar investment to develop bio-based ingredients

16-Apr-2014 - The demand from the cosmetics industry and others for bio-based ingredients has seen chemicals producer Rivertop Renewables raise $26 million from Cargill, First Green Partners and existing investors.

Beauty brands hit and miss with video advertising

16-Apr-2014 - Recent video advertising campaigns by Dove and Veet have met with criticism from consumers and professional commentators, emphasizing the importance of the increasingly dominant marketing format for the beauty industry. 

Adverse Outcome Pathways holding the key to regulatory hurdles?

16-Apr-2014 - Following a successful in-cosmetics workshop on the regulatory issues facing the industry, Annelie Struessman of CONUSBAT, chair of the workshop, stopped off to give the Cosmetics Design team the low-down on what was discussed.