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By Katie Rodgers, European Cosmetic Markets
Published February 5, 2009
The facial skin care market, a stalwart of the European cosmetics and toiletries industry, has remained buoyant during the past year. There was good growth in most areas, particularly in France, where the market grew an impressive 7.7%. The UK and Ge… Read More »
By Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant
Published February 5, 2009
These days, marketing people are constantly looking for a natural antimicrobial that does not have to be listed as a preservative, so they can call the product “preservative free.” Wouldn’t it be convenient if this “non-pres… Read More »
Accessorize Your Smile
Published February 5, 2009
Dental essentials are more than just toothpaste as seen in today’s multi-faceted oral care market. Read More »
SCC Meets in New York
Published February 5, 2009
Annual scientific meeting and technology showcase draws hundreds to the New York Hilton Hotel. Read More »
Published February 5, 2009
Decreased sales at Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder Read More »
Published February 2, 2009
New brand ambassador for skin care collection Read More »
Published January 21, 2009
France-based company takes full stake in New York beauty marketer Read More »
Published January 20, 2009
Cosmetics settlement allows complimentary items to qualified shoppers Read More »
Published January 14, 2009
Brand predicts revenues in line with prior year Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Deal expected to be closed in the first quarter. Read More »
Personnel Roundup
Published January 9, 2009
Claudia Rigert-Sent Named Sales Director at Rovi Habkemeyer of CLR Rovi: Claudia Rigert-Sent has been appointed sales director at Rovi Cosmetics International. Prior to joining Rovi,… Read More »
Published January 8, 2009
BASF a Champion of EPA’s DfE Detergent Initiative The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized BASF’s Care Chemicals and Formulators business unit as a Champion in the Design for the Environment Program’s (DfE) Safe… Read More »
New Products
Published January 8, 2009
Oriflame Taps The Arctic For Men’s Skin Care Line Oriflame has launched North for Men, billed as a modern skin care range for men. A key ingredient in the line is Arctic Pro Defense, which… Read More »
Published January 8, 2009
SCC Installs 2009 Board at Annual Meeting The Society of Cosmetic Chemists installed its 2009 Board of Directors on Dec. 12 at its Annual Scientific Meeting in New York City. The board of directors is as follows: Gary Agisim (Wyeth Consumer Heal… Read More »
Marketing News
Published January 8, 2009
Avon Taps Courteney Cox for Spotlight Fragrance Avon Products, Inc. has signed actress Courteney Cox as the exclusive spokeswoman for Spotlight, its new fresh oriental women’s fragrance, which will launch in the U.S. in April with a global… Read More »
Published January 8, 2009
Jeen Issued Silicone Copolymer Patent   Jeen International has been awarded a U.S. patent covering its Jeesilc PS Series of silicone copolymers. The granted patent and corresponding foreign applications (which the company is pursuing in Euro… Read More »
By Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd.
Published January 8, 2009
Happy New Year!  This issue marks the first anniversary of my column. The positive reactions I have received to The Sunscreen Filter attest to its timeliness; an informational filter is sorely needed to keep pace with rapid sunscreen development… Read More »
Cleansers Remain Afloat in Turbulent Water
By Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets
Published January 7, 2009
On the face of it,  bathroom product sales have remained steady and most countries in Europe’s Big 5 registered some growth in 2007 due to much new product innovation. However, any growth has been very slim and Italy actually slipped by 1.… Read More »
Skin Care Delivery Systems
Published January 7, 2009
Today’s sophisticated ingredients call for sophisticated delivery systems. Suppliers explain how they are rising to the challenge. Read More »
Published January 5, 2009
New skin care range features Arctic naturals Read More »
Published December 18, 2008
Zirh Natural to debut at Sephora in early 2009. Read More »
Published December 8, 2008
Cosmetic surgery patients want to look like Scarlett Johansson. Read More »
Published December 8, 2008
TricorBraun received the American Graphic Design Award for the creation of Blade, a men’s body wash container. TricorBraun also won the award, sponsored by Graphic Design USA magazine, in 2007 for its design of an Elmer’s Glue bottle. The… Read More »
Published December 8, 2008
Previously available only in sets, Tarte’s blissful and true love cheek stains are now available individually at Bergdorf Goodman. A dermatologist-tested, water-based push up gel won’t clog pores and the hydrating formula is good for dry… Read More »
Published December 8, 2008
CVS/pharmacy has launched its Beauty 360 store concept, which is designed to change the way women shop for prestige beauty. The concept, which debuted at DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C., offers an upscale shopping destination for the multi-faceted,… Read More »
Published December 8, 2008
Rhodia and KCI have signed a global partnership agreement related to polymers for use in shampoo and shower gel formulations. In the accord, KCI’s Polyquaternium-10 product range will be marketed by Rhodia under the trade name Polycare. In addi… Read More »
Clorox Creates a Hotline for Holiday Stains
Published December 3, 2008
Clorox Creates Hotline for Holiday Stains Eggnog on an heirloom tablecloth? Did Uncle Steve drop his (fourth) glass of red wine on your favorite pants? This holiday, Clorox’s Dr. Laundry will answer the cries of consumers beset by seasona… Read More »
Industry News
Published December 2, 2008
Two Innovation Centers Dedicated by Croda Inc Opens two innovation centers at the Atlas Point manufacturing site. Innovation is the cornerstone of every  successful supplier to the global personal care and household products industry.… Read More »
Packaging News
Published December 2, 2008
AQL Decorating Company Acquires Radial Images AQL Decorating Company has acquired the operational assets of Radial Images, a bottle, jar and closure decorating company located in Cinnaminson, NJ. The decorating equipment, fixtures and inventory… Read More »
Published December 2, 2008
Parlux Signs Licensing Deal with Marc Ecko Parlux Fragrances, Inc. has forged a worldwide licensing agreement with Marc Ecko Enterprises to develop and market a line of prestige fragrances for men and women. In the early 1990s, Marc Ecko launche… Read More »
Published December 2, 2008
Traffic was soft over the long weekend. Read More »
By Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets
Published December 1, 2008
There is certainly reason to be cheerful in the Big 5’s oral hygiene category in the past year with all five countries unusually posting an increase in both value and volume terms. This is positive news indeed in an increasingly unstable Europe… Read More »
Published December 1, 2008
Will acquire Mentor Corp. for $1.1 billion. Read More »
Innovative Solutions for Hair Color Maintenance
Published December 1, 2008
BASF researchers explain how two ingredients, ammonium cocoyl isethionate and polyquaternium-87, can help formulators create hair care products that keep color from fading. Read More »
Virtual Makeovers
Published December 1, 2008
TAAZ.com enables women to experiment with cosmetics, beauty treatments and hairstyles. Read More »
Clean. Condition. Color.
Published November 26, 2008
In mass, these three hair care categories were rather limp during the past year—and that was before the economy hit the skids. Salon products did slightly better, but will sales take a hit if customers head to the supermarket for shampoo and conditioner, or dare to color their hair at home? Read More »
Published November 24, 2008
Mintel says consumers can't recall new product launches. Read More »
Published November 20, 2008
Part of an effort to learn how to target customers Read More »
Published November 17, 2008
Netta Rabin of Fashion Institute of Technology won the top prize in Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors Association’s ninth annual Young Designers’ Competition. The competition, created by ICMAD in 1999, showcases the de… Read More »
Published November 17, 2008
Fekkai Au Naturel is a new plant-based collection of hair care products free of sulfates, parabens, dyes and synthetic fragrances. Formulations include orange fruit extract, vitamin C and B complex, bioflavonoids, potassium, zinc and natural sugar. T… Read More »
Published November 17, 2008
Ookisa LLC’s new Hair Thickening Systéme is being billed as an innovative and complete approach to hair health and beauty by specifically increasing hair volume and dimension while addressing the issue of weak, thinning hair and hair los… Read More »
Published November 17, 2008
Rocca skin care—a new line from the co-founder of DuWop Cosmetics—made its debut at specialty retailer Apothia at Fred Segal in Los Angeles. Created by Laura DeLuisa-LaRocca, the foundation of the collection is Cellular Gold Complex, made… Read More »
Published November 17, 2008
Skintimate has joined forces with Whitney Port, a TV personality and up-and-coming Los Angeles fashion designer, to launch a microsite that serves as a resource for everyday beauty and shaving advice. At www.skintimatetips.com, first-time shavers can… Read More »
Published November 17, 2008
Goody’s Family Clothing, a Knoxville, TN-based family apparel retailer with stores in 20 states, has launched the Magnolia Spa personal care line inspired by the storybook southern experience. With price points ranging from $3-7, Magnolia Spa p… Read More »
Published November 17, 2008
GERMANY: Symrise sponsored the international “Six Scents” project in which six perfumers worked with fashion designers to create exclusive fragrances. The scents will be sold in the world’s most prestigious boutiques and department… Read More »
Published November 17, 2008
With so much of the U.S. personal care industry located on the East Coast, Lubrizol Advanced Materials recently opened a new laboratory in Piscataway, NJ. It’s part of a plan to build on a global network of facilities to support the personal ca… Read More »
Published November 11, 2008
To simulcast two key sessions during Emerging Issues Conference Read More »
Industry News
Published November 7, 2008
Lubrizol Expands Global Personal Care Network Opens new personal care laboratory in Piscataway, NJ to better serve its customers in key markets. With so much of the U.S. personal care industry located on the East Coast, Lubrizol Advanced… Read More »