Are we encouraging a false sense of security among consumers? When we use sunscreens for protection, are we truly covered? Are we in the dark when we are in the sun?
In the upcoming installments of The Sunscreen Filter, I will attempt to shed so… Read More »
Major changes are afoot in terms of how prestige cosmetics, skin care and fragrances will be sold in the future. On both sides of the Atlantic, existing retailers are busy trying out all sorts of new configurations.
In Europe, department stores d… Read More »
By Susan X. M. Dong, Branko Sajic and Anatoly Dameshek, Stepan Companyu00adu00adu00ad
Published May 3, 2011
Stepan researchers have developed a mild surfactant, derived from natural feedstocks, that works effectively with various hydrotropic surfactants to improve viscosity, foaming and mildness in hair and skin care products. Read More »
If marketers think that they can rework formulations and remove tried-and-true preservation systems, they face the prospect of contamination and, ultimately, backlash from consumers and health authorities. Read More »
The Consumer Specialty Products Association surveys the practices used to ensure microbiological quality of household and institutional products by focusing on raw material controls, finished product quality and process hygiene. Read More »
Not quite adults and not quite kiddies either, 'tweens and teens have plenty of interest in and influence over what beauty and personal care products they use, purchase or ask mom to buy for them. Read More »
Lubrizol Acquired By Berkshire Hathaway
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has acquired Lubrizol in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $9.7 billion, including approximately $700 million in net debt, according to the companies.
The deal is on… Read More »
Sales Up 12%, Net Income Rises 17% at L’Oréal
L’Oréal’s sales for 2010 rose 12% to $26.6 billion. Net income rose 17.2% to $3.1 billion. Jean-Paul Agon, chief executive officer of L’Oréal, commented, &l… Read More »
Sederma Develops Sustainable Ingredients
Sederma is not only about developing natural molecules of interest for the cosmetic industry. Its newest challenge is to produce them in quantities without causing any damage to the environment.
Therefo… Read More »
Rexam Teams Up With Ted Lapidus
The recent launch of the Ted Lapidus prestige fragrances White Soul and Black Soul, supported by a comprehensive mini-product program from Rexam based upon the company’s Sof’press spray, represents the l… Read More »
By Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets
Published April 5, 2011
The sun care market in the Big 5 has warmed up during the past year as each country recorded gains in value terms. But while Germany posted the most growth at 5.3%, the UK just about broke even with a scant gain of just 0.1%. Still, a gain is a gain… Read More »
Despite turmoil in the region, Iran has great economic growth potential, thanks to its young, educated workforce and a wealth of natural resources, which include 10% of the world's oil reserves and 14% of the world's natural gas reserves. Read More »