French Antitrust authority fines personal care players €605.9 million

French Antitrust authority fines personal care players €605.9 million

19-Dec-2014 - France’s Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence) has issued a fine to 11 personal and home care companies, which includes L’Oréal, Unilever, and Beiersdorf, over allegations of a conspiracy to rig the prices of products such as shampoo.

William Reed Business Media Holiday video

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

18-Dec-2014 - The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Amore Pacific factory tour concept receives award

Amore Pacific factory tour concept receives award

18-Dec-2014 - The US team behind Amore Pacific’s groundbreaking factory tour concept has received the Themed Entertainment Association award for Outstanding Corporate Branding.

Avon settles long-standing bribery case with $15m fine

Avon settles long-standing bribery case with $15m fine

18-Dec-2014 - Avon Products confirmed a settle with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to its long-standing litigation concerning overseas business practices.

Beauty container company Federal Package to relocate and expand

Beauty container company Federal Package to relocate and expand

18-Dec-2014 - The manufacturer is making the move to better achieve profitability goals and to be eligible for local economic development funding.

Color cosmetics maker Intercos partners with Catterton private equity

Color cosmetics maker Intercos partners with Catterton private equity

17-Dec-2014 - The equity firm is acquiring a minority stake in Intercos to expedite the beauty supplier’s international expansion.

Green labelling to be on the agenda at Organic Monitor Masterclass

Green labelling to be on the agenda at Organic Monitor Masterclass

17-Dec-2014 - Organic Monitor aims to encourage green labels and certification schemes in North America with its next Masterclass, giving an update on green standards, market developments, and addressing the technical issues associated with developing natural and organic personal care products.

Cosmetics Compliance Seminar focuses on increased regulation and litigation

Cosmetics Compliance Seminar focuses on increased regulation and litigation

17-Dec-2014 - The 2015 Cosmetics Compliance Seminar will be held in San Francisco, California this Spring and will focus on bringing the industry up to speed on the latest in regulation and consumer litigation.

Color cosmetics are cheating!

Color cosmetics are cheating!

17-Dec-2014 - Consumers are more interested in skincare products that ensure the appearance of wellness and a healthy complexion, according to industry research scientist Yulia Park who devotes her energy to measuring product efficacy rather than formulating makeup.  

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Turkey and Middle East to be the focus at in-cosmetics

Turkey and Middle East to be the focus at in-cosmetics

17-Dec-2014 - Next year’s in-cosmetics event in Barcelona will have a special country focus on Turkey and the Middle East as the markets are expected to grow.

Spring 2015 color cosmetics trend: blue eyes

Spring 2015 color cosmetics trend: blue eyes

16-Dec-2014 - Speaking in New York City last week, makeup artist Rick DiCecca shared some insight into spring trends and pertinent segments in the cosmetics industry.  

Z Skin Systems launches oral and topical nutricosmetics products formulated with Zeaxanthin

Z Skin Systems launches oral and topical nutricosmetics products formulated with Zeaxanthin

16-Dec-2014 - The new skin nutrition company’s first two product lines comprise supplements and serums developed and sold for use in tandem.

Study investigates radiofrequency treatment for acne scarring

Study investigates radiofrequency treatment for acne scarring

16-Dec-2014 - A team of scientists in Florida has published the latest findings in an ongoing study that is using radiofrequency technology in the treatment of acne scarring.

Custom at-home hair color company eSalon goes international

Custom at-home hair color company eSalon goes international

16-Dec-2014 - The California-based e-commerce company opened a London office and launched sites serving consumers in several countries.

Paul Washlock, vice president of personal care, Evonik North America

Evonik exec says 2015 will be the year of sustainability for the US cosmetics industry

15-Dec-2014 - a Sustainability is likely to be the defining element for the cosmetics industry in North America, according to Evonik’s North America personal care vice president, Paul Washlock, who believes that the industry is responding to the demands of a better informed consumers.

Cosmogen launches self-heating tubes for enhanced skin care experience

Cosmogen launches self-heating tubes for enhanced skin care experience

15-Dec-2014 - The packaging and applicator company has designed a new container that will warm up a personal care product before dispensing it, providing a more soothing skin care experience.

PCPC legal chief receives FDLI award

PCPC legal chief receives FDLI award

15-Dec-2014 - The Personal Care Products Council announces that its general counsel, Elizabeth Anderson, has received the 2014 Distinguished Service & Leadership Award from the Food & Drug Law Institute (FDLI) for her contributions to the community.

Croda releases new skin irritation data

Croda releases new skin irritation data

12-Dec-2014 - Yorkshire-based Croda has released new skin data backing up the efficacy of its emollient Cromollient SCE, as the consumer demand for mild and gentle cleansing products grows.

Nanoscience makes new biological gels easier to find

Nanoscience makes new biological gels easier to find

11-Dec-2014 - A new system makes it possible to synthesize innovative tri-peptides that will function predictably as hydrogels, which can be workable cosmetics ingredients.