Jaydee Hanson, policy director for the International Center for Technology Assessment

Weighing the pros and cons of nano ingredients

16-Apr-2015 - Use of nanomaterials is now widespread in the cosmetics industry - but what are the potential risks? We asked Jaydee Hanson, policy director for the International Center for Technology Assessment and an expert on nanotechnology.

Organix products must be 70% organic, pending Canadian court approval

Organix products must be 70% organic, pending Canadian court approval

16-Apr-2015 - That’s one stipulation of the proposed settlement in a class action suit accusing Vogue International of deceptive advertising and marketing of Organix skin care and hair care products.

Building on the success of the world’s leading anti-dandruff shampoo

Building on the success of the world’s leading anti-dandruff shampoo

16-Apr-2015 - Head & Shoulders has been the world’s top-selling anti-dandruff shampoo for decades, so we spoke to the research term behind the brand’s formulation to find out how they have held on to the crown.

P&G looks to expand its anti-pollution skin care offerings

P&G looks to expand its anti-pollution skin care offerings

16-Apr-2015 - In Asia, Procter & Gamble is already at the forefront in providing anti-pollution skin care solutions. In the second part of this exclusive interview we take a look at the development of products that aim to stretch those offerings worldwide.

in-cosmetics awards season – here are your winners…

in-cosmetics awards season – here are your winners…

16-Apr-2015 - Induchem, Dow Corning and Laboratoires Expanscience were all recognised for innovative new ingredient launches at the in-cosmetics Barcelona award ceremony. 

P&G research stays one step ahead on anti-pollution skin care

P&G research stays one step ahead on anti-pollution skin care

15-Apr-2015 - Anti-pollution is a claim we are starting to see more and more of on skin care products in Asia, and increasingly worldwide. This exclusive interview lifts the lid on how P&G is tackling the issue.

How P&G continues to advance its Head & Shoulders formulation

How P&G continues to advance its Head & Shoulders formulation

15-Apr-2015 - Procter & Gamble is the undisputed king of anti-dandruff hair care thanks to its Head & Shoulders brand. But the work behind maintaining its reputation is relentless, as the head of research for the brand explains.

Inventing the new L’Oréal of the 21st century: universal, digital and sustainable

Inventing the new L’Oréal of the 21st century: universal, digital and sustainable

15-Apr-2015 - Last year was all about progress and transformation for L’Oréal and the world’s largest cosmetics company still has to adapt to the rapidly changing environment, according to its CEO Jean-Paul Agon.

Will cosmetics manufacturers pay more for pigments?

Will cosmetics manufacturers pay more for pigments?

15-Apr-2015 - New data analysis from IBISWorld puts the average price of pigments in 2014 at nearly 65% higher than the price ten years earlier as well as forecasting price increases and spikes in the coming years.

Is Avon North America for sale?

Is Avon North America for sale?

15-Apr-2015 - The renowned direct-sales beauty company is considering every reasonable strategic option to improve its global business.

Procter & Gamble forges R&D partnership to improve Gillette shave

Procter & Gamble forges R&D partnership to improve Gillette shave

14-Apr-2015 - In an effort to build on the world’s number one selling shaving brand Procter & Gamble says it has joined forces with research and development outfit Stark Industries in an effort to improve shaving results.

Silgan Plastics expands with new plants

Silgan Plastics expands with new plants

14-Apr-2015 - The container and closure manufacturer is moving on plans to build two new facilities in Hazelwood, Missouri and Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Sarah Hoit, material scientist at Material ConneXion

3D printing adding a new dimension to cosmetic packaging

14-Apr-2015 - We spoke to Sarah Hoit, material scientist at Material ConneXion, about the latest developments with 3D printing - and how its use in the packaging business can benefit manufacturers and consumers.

Nivea introduces in-flight lip and skin care options

Nivea introduces in-flight lip and skin care options

14-Apr-2015 - Never one to stagnate in its travel retail business, Beiersdorf has launched its first range of market exclusive Airline sets under its Nivea brand to be sold in-flight.

Biodegradable beauty wipe alternatives

Biodegradable beauty wipe alternatives

13-Apr-2015 - Wet wipe makers are being urged to consider the post-consumer life of the product as buyer expectations and pollution figures mount.  

P&G raises the game on sustainability by joining US plastic wrap recycling group

P&G raises the game on sustainability by joining US plastic wrap recycling group

13-Apr-2015 - As part of efforts by Procter & Gamble to raise the bar on its sustainability targets, the consumer products giant has joined the Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG).

Will wearable beauty devices take off?

Will wearable beauty devices take off?

13-Apr-2015 - LED light masks are starting to make their mark in the beauty world and an expert at market researcher Kline Group believes this could be the start of a new trend.

Coach Fragrances inks 11-year Inter Parfums deal as Estee Lauder contract not renewed

Coach Fragrances inks 11-year Inter Parfums deal as Estee Lauder contract not renewed

10-Apr-2015 - More news coming from Inter Parfums’ French subsidiary after it entered into an 11-year exclusive worldwide fragrance license agreement with New York design house, Coach, after it decided not to renew with its current partner, Estee Lauder, whose deal ends in June.

Traceability, regulation and supply holding up natural ingredient adoption

Traceability, regulation and supply holding up natural ingredient adoption

09-Apr-2015 - Natural ingredient adoption rates are being slowed by a series of issues, including regulation, traceability, vulnerable supplies, and price volatility, according to a new report by Organic Monitor.

Lucas Meyer to introduce stem cell anti-aging ingredient

Lucas Meyer to introduce stem cell anti-aging ingredient

09-Apr-2015 - Lucas Meyer will be unveiling its latest anti-aging ingredient, an advanced self-regenerative stem cell solution, at next week’s in-cosmetics event in Barcelona, Spain.