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S. Korean cosmetics lay foundation to seduce Europe

Paris - South Korean cosmetics brands, wildly successful at home and across Asia, now have their eye on the European beauty market where their penetration is, for now, only skin-deep.

More than skin deep: cosmetic surgery industry booming

Paris - In the never-ending quest for youthful, magazine-cover looks, 8.6 billion euros ($10.7 billion) were spent last year on materials and chemicals used in cosmetic procedures worldwide, the IMCAS industry body said Thursday.

Brazil regulators greenlight Natura buying The Body Shop

S - Brazilian regulators have authorized the $1.1 billion purchase of British chain The Body Shop by Brazil's Natura, officials said Tuesday.

Cosmetics sold in the U.S. receive very little FDA regulation

Anyone in the United States can come up with a homemade cosmetic, whip it up in the kitchen, package and sell it — and it's perfectly legal. No testing, paperwork or registration is required. And this has become a big health problem.

Young Albanians scarred by rogue cosmetic treatments

Tirana - Emira Sela covers her face with her hand to hide a disfiguring abscess, the traumatic result of unregulated cosmetic treatments now rampant across Albania.The 31-year-old began to worry when wrinkles appeared on her face.

Essential Science: Nano-science promises toxic-free cosmetics

Many of the pigments used in packaging, textiles and cosmetics are toxic and generate pollutants. Nanoscience offers an alternative way of producing non-toxic and robust colors. The inspiration comes from blue tarantulas.

Microbeads to be dropped from cosmetics products

London - The British government has announced a ban on the use of microbeads in cosmetics and other personal care products. Microbeads are spheres of plastic added to help different products to 'clean.'

Halal makeup: Muslim beauty without the beast

Paris - A bearded imam may have seemed out of place at this week's In-Cosmetics expo in Paris, an annual showcase for the world's leading beauty and personal care products.

Snail caviar a slimy delight for Sicilian start-up

Campofelice Di Roccella - It has an earthy taste with hints of grass and mushroom: snail caviar is a growing trend in Europe, the delicate white eggs sprinkled on everything from canapes to beef dishes and beetroot.

Frenchwoman jailed for three years for Chile 'magic cheese' scam

Paris - A French court on Tuesday jailed a woman for three years for conning thousands of Chileans into buying a kit to make "magic cheese" they could sell back to French cosmetics firms for use in luxury beauty products.

Frenchwoman on trial for Chile 'magic cheese' scam

Paris - A Frenchwoman went on trial Monday accused of conning thousands of Chileans into buying a kit to make "magic cheese" they could sell back to French cosmetics companies for use in luxury beauty products.

South Korean woman reveals the power of makeup

There have been countless videos of makeup transformations that reveal people's natural beauty. Recently, a video was posted by a South Korean woman, who was showing people how to remove makeup.

Blocked EU paper could have banned pesticides worth billions

If a research paper done by the European Union that highlighted the risks of hormone-mimicking chemicals hadn't been blocked, as many as 31 pesticides worth billions of pounds may have been banned.

Christmas day sales to hit $690k a minute online

A new study has shown that rather than taking part in the festivities or helping with the cooking this Christmas, many will be taking to their phones to participate in an online shopping frenzy as the sales open throughout the big day.

Flawless Beauty and Skin Products recalled

Flawless Beauty and Skin is voluntarily recalling 11 lots of products. The products make claims which are not supported by medical evidence and which might be dangerous to consumers.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

L'Oreal warned over anti-aging cream marketing

Cosmetic manufacturer L'Oreal has been given a warning by the US FDA over the way that it sells and advertises its anti-aging creams.

Evelyn Lauder, creator of pink ribbon for breast cancer, dies

New York - Evelyn Lauder, the daughter-in-law of cosmetics tycoon Estée Lauder who created the 'pink ribbon' which became a symbol for breast cancer awareness, has lost her battle with non-genetic ovarian cancer at the age of 75.

Report: Women take a risk wearing makeup

Women are known to do a lot for beauty but would you put lead, arsenic, and cadmium on your face to look good? Those kinds of chemicals can be found in makeup, a report released today by Environmental Defence.

French cosmetic industrialist Yves Rocher, dead at 79

French businessman Yves Rocher, founder and head of the cosmetics company named after him, died on December 26 in Paris at the age of 79.

Snap On Teeth Dental Cosmetics

The newest item in dental news? Snap on teeth!They are fitted by a dentist, and last for five years. At first, they require getting used to...
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