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It's worth it: Beauty firms chase Africa cosmetics boom

Lagos - Nigeria's Kuddy Cosmetics began as a one-woman business run out of a suitcase, with Kudirat Fashola bringing beauty products back from the United States in her luggage.
In the Media by Ben Simon (AFP)

Nivea maker Beiersdorf sees further growth in 2014

Frankfurt - Beiersdorf, the German maker of Nivea hand cream and Tesa sticky tape, reported a strong increase in profits last year and forecasted further growth in 2014.
In the Media by AFP

Chanel No. 5 at stake as EU sniffs out allergens?

Brussels - Europe's grand old perfume houses and organic cosmetic newcomers may be looking at a major clean-out as the EU sniffs out ingredients blamed for skin allergies in up to 15 million people.A report by the EU's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCC...
In the Media by AFP

Nestle drops control option over cosmetics beauty L'Oreal

Paris - Swiss food giant Nestle is to sell a chunk of its shares in French cosmetics giant L'Oreal, the firms said on Tuesday, in a signal that Nestle has dropped the option of a takeover.L'Oreal is to buyback a stake of 8.0 percent from Nestle which currently...
In the Media by Frédéric Garlan, Simon Boehm (AFP)

L'Oreal net profit rises 3.2% to 3 bn euros

Paris - L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetics company, said Monday its net profit rose by 3.2 percent last year to 2.96 billion euros ($4.0 billion) on sales which rose by 2.3 percent to 22.98 billion euros.
In the Media by AFP

Beiersdorf says sales rose in 2013, despite strong euro

Frankfurt - Beiersdorf, the German maker of Nivea hand cream and Tesa sticky tape, said on Thursday that group sales rose in 2013, but growth was curbed by the strength of the euro. Sales advanced by 1.7 percent to 6.141 billion euros ($8.
In the Media by AFP

L'Oreal and eBay bury the hatchet after forgery fight

Paris - Cosmetics giant L'Oreal and online auctioneer eBay buried the hatchet on Wednesday after more than six years of court battles over the sale of counterfeit goods, a joint statement said.
In the Media by AFP

L'Oreal gets greenlight to buy Chinese skincare company

Paris - French cosmetics giant L'Oreal said it had received the official greenlight for its $843 million bid to acquire the Hong Kong-listed facial care company Magic Holdings International.The bid of HK$6.30 per share is worth a total of HK$6.
In the Media by AFP

New insights into skin aging

Researchers have made a discovery about the processes involved in the regeneration of skin tissue and the causes of epidermal (outer skin layer) aging.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Europe introduces complete ban on sale of animal tested cosmetics

On Monday, a full ban on the testing of cosmetic products on animals came into force in the European Union. The complete ban was welcomed by animal rights groups but some in the cosmetics industry remain unconvinced.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 4 comments
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Cosmetic Testing on Animals

Can you describe the cosmetic products you used this morning? Products such as eyeliner, perfume, cologne, shaving...
Apr 10, 2013 by Ivanna Alayon

EU bans new cosmetics made from animal tested ingredients

The European Union has banned the sale of new cosmetic products containing ingredients tested on animals. The ban came...
Mar 14, 2013 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

J&J removing harsh chemicals from products by 2015

Johnson & Johnson plans to remove potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals from nearly all its adult...
Aug 15, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle

Some skin lighteners and anti-aging Creams contain harmful chemicals

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have warned consumers and notified healthcare professionals about skin...
Mar 16, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle

Boots No7 Completely Quenched Moisturizing Body Lotion - recall

The UK manufacturer and retailer of cosmetics - Boots - have recalled one of their cosmetic products, a moisturizing...
Feb 5, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment


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