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Will sustainability and convenience make resealable packaging big in cosmetics?

20-Oct-2014 - Zip-Pak has been successfully marketing its resealable packaging in the food and household sectors for years, but now the company says sustainability and convenience could sway personal care consumers.

Naturally Australian Products launches new range of oils

Naturally Australian Products launches new range of oils

20-Oct-2014 - Tapping into the growing interest in natural ingredients from Australia, Naturally Australian Products has launched a new range of ingredients sourced from all over the country.

Snail skin care trend hits the US

Snail skin care trend hits the US

20-Oct-2014 - The benefits of snail mucus on the skin have been known to the cosmetics industry for a while, and having seen a big trend in Korea, it is now heading to American shores and is expected to be the ‘newest fad’.

Are French lavender farmers losing the battle against warning labels?

Are French lavender farmers losing the battle against warning labels?

17-Oct-2014 - French lavender farmers have complained loudly about warning labels for cosmetic and fragrance products containing lavender oil, but it seems like regulators are going through with the move regardless.

DSM announces new Personal Care appointment

DSM announces new Personal Care appointment

17-Oct-2014 - DSM’s Personal Care Business Unit announces a new management appointment as Gaëlle Bathany-Di Mascio joins as Head Global Key Account Management. 

Brands using BPA are more susceptible to consumer opinion due to social media

Brands using BPA are more susceptible to consumer opinion due to social media

16-Oct-2014 - Consumers concerned that Bisphenol A used in cosmetics packaging could be absorbed through the skin and disrupt the body’s endocrine system, have taken to social media and are effectively overwhelming the messaging from brands and government agencies.

Could Dow’s controlled-release polymer technology help fight Ebola?

Could Dow’s controlled-release polymer technology help fight Ebola?

16-Oct-2014 - Dow has recently teamed up with the research and development team for Unilever’s Lifebuoy soap, tackling the challenge of incorporating controlled release technology to enhance ingredient efficacy.

Estée Lauder acquires Le Labo prestige fragrances

Estée Lauder acquires Le Labo prestige fragrances

16-Oct-2014 - Estée Lauder is poised to close on its acquisition of prestige fragrance company Le Labo next month and further develop the pioneering brand.

Investment world gives thumbs up to Nu Skin credit facility

Investment world gives thumbs up to Nu Skin credit facility

16-Oct-2014 - Shares in US-based Nu Skin spiked yesterday on the back of renewed investor confidence after the company announced the confirmation of a $375m credit note with the Deutsche Bank.

How sustainable is the EU's production scheme?

How sustainable is the EU's production scheme?

16-Oct-2014 - How much is Europe investing in the bioeconomy today, and just what state are those sectors in? The scientific and technical arm of the EC now has a dedicated website to regularly assess progress in this area.

Remington goes on US tour to grow beards and brand awareness

Remington goes on US tour to grow beards and brand awareness

15-Oct-2014 - The company’s Beard Boss team will visit several cities on a week-long road trip designed to build brand awareness and customer loyalty for its men’s grooming and styling products.

Slack-fill: How much is too much?

Slack-fill: How much is too much?

15-Oct-2014 - A recent lawsuit in California brought against a cosmetics brand for slack-fill highlights the pitfall this area presents. Lawyer to the cosmetics industry, Angela Diesch, points out how to avoid this potentially expensive mistake.

Vitamin D3 can reduce atopic dermatitis in kids via 'innate immunity': Study

Vitamin D3 can reduce atopic dermatitis in kids via 'innate immunity': Study

15-Oct-2014 - Vitamin D supplementation improves winter-related atopic dermatitis (AD) in children at risk of vitamin D deficiency and could provide a safe alternative to UV light treatment, according to a new study led by Boston researchers.

Procter & Gamble sets new sustainability objectives across the supply chain

Procter & Gamble sets new sustainability objectives across the supply chain

15-Oct-2014 - The company announced this week its intentions to further limit water use and packaging as well as to take advantage of more renewable materials by 2020.

Scientists create biological version of synthetic coating

Scientists create biological version of synthetic coating

15-Oct-2014 - UC Berkeley scientists have taken proteins from nerve cells and created a biological version of a synthetic coating used in everyday liquids such as cosmetics, to keep small particles from clumping together.

From left to right, Naomi Igra, Amy Lally and Robin Wechkin of Sidley Austin LLP

Spike in false advertising legal challenges to the cosmetics industry

14-Oct-2014 - Companies across the country have been defending themselves against consumer class actions challenging advertising for cosmetics, report three leading law experts from the practice Sidley Austin LLP.   

Ulta Beauty appoints new independent director

Ulta Beauty appoints new independent director

14-Oct-2014 - Ulta Beauty says that Michelle Collins, President of Cambium, a business and financial advisory firm, has been appointed to its Board of Directors, and as a member of its nominating and corporate governance and audit committees.

Yi Zhang, a graduate student holding a porous solid material prepared from a capillary foam. (Credit: Gary Meek)

Researchers develop stable lightweight foam

14-Oct-2014 - Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new type of stable foam that could be used to make lightweight, sustainable materials.

Marketing changes as beauty brands target multicultural consumers

Marketing changes as beauty brands target multicultural consumers

14-Oct-2014 - Beauty marketers now have to enhance their skills and compete from both ends of the spectrum as they look to target ethnic consumers.

Resveratrol inhibits acne bacteria growth

Grape antioxidant shown to treat acne effectively

14-Oct-2014 - Research from across the pond has shown how resveratrol works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne and can also be combined with benzoyl peroxide, a common acne medicine, to enhance the drug's ability to kill the bacteria.