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Animal testing for cosmetic use has already been banned in Europe, Israel, and India, yet the United States continues to allow petrified rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, and mice to be placed in body restraints and have chemicals dripped into their eyes and caustic chemicals applied to shaved areas on their sensitive skin. The HSUS’ “Be Cruelty Free” is actively campaigning to end this egregious suffering for such things as a new mascara or a different shade of blush. Do you realize rabbits, as the caustic chemicals are dripped into their eyes, have no tear ducts thus making the defenseless little animals suffer even more? At least when humans accidentally get a foreign substance in their eyes, tears flow trying to naturally get rid of the irritating substance; not so for innocent bunnies. Such egregious testing causes blindness, reddening, ulcerations, skin irritations and bleeding. Is this really necessary? Today’s modern internationally recognized non-animal methods “such as EpiDerm and EpiSkin human skin models, and the BCOP and ICE tests for eye irritancy and corrosion” can now replace animal testing, states the HSUS. This year, “The Mentalist” star, Owain Yeoman and Grammy-nominated singer Leona Lewis are showing their support; Owain poses with rescued rabbit, Nibbles and Leona donated a photo of her own rescued bunny, Melrose. “Be ‘Cruelty -Free USA’ is part of the largest campaign in the world to end cosmetics animal testing.
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Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Has Returned 18.9% Since SmarTrend Recommendation (ULTA)

This March, it extended the ban to also forbid the marketing of all cosmetics that have been tested on animals, whether such products were manufactured in the EU or imported from abroad. Both bans are now enshrined in a new law called the 2013 EU Cosmetics Regulation. The EU cosmetics sector is almost half that of the global cosmetics market, being as large as the cosmetics sectors in the United States and Japan combined. Thus, cosmetics makers from outside the EU targeting the lucrative EU market will now have to abide by the Regulation. Yet the bans will have only a limited impact on the total number of animals saved from use in labs. Only 15,000 to 27,000 animals, mainly rats, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits, will be saved, according to the EU. By contrast, in 2008 (which was the final year in which animal testing for cosmetics was permitted in the EU), 257,350 animals were used experimentally in the EU to test non-cosmetic products. The latter were mainly chemicals and pharmaceuticals, which are much larger sectors. The EU cosmetics sector is worth 32 billion (S$54 billion) whereas its pharmaceuticals sector is worth 205.6 billion. The chemicals sector is an even heftier 642 billion.
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Impact of ban on animals in cosmetics sector

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Cosmetic giant Johnson & Johnson says it is so concerned, it is taking the chemical out of its best-selling Piz Buin sun cream and other products. Molton Brown is doing the same and big brands such as Nivea, LOreal, Clarins and Sanctuary are under pressure to take action as doctors say adverse reactions to the chemical have reached epidemic proportions. Skin experts say manufacturers should urgently remove the chemical, a preservative called methylisothiazolinone (MI), from products that are left on the skin. It can cause rashes, lumps, blisters, itchy eyes and facial swelling. In one case, a womans head and face swelled up so much that doctors feared she would have trouble breathing without urgent treatment. In another, a British holidaymakers skin became so inflamed that she spent two days in a Spanish hospital and needed steroids and antihistamines to calm the allergic reaction. MI is a preservative designed to extend shelf life, and has no useful properties for users of the products. Experts say the scale of the allergic reactions to the chemical, which has been used increasingly since 2005, is alarming. Dermatologists expect an allergic reaction to a cosmetic product of 1 or 2 per cent, but clinics say the rate for MI has been more than 10 per cent. Leading dermatologist Dr Ian White, from St Thomas Hospital in London, said: The frequency of reactions to MI is unprecedented in my experience. ‘Weve never seen anything quite like it.
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At present, foreign brands are still the mainstream in China cosmetics market, with the top three ones coming to LOREAL PARIS, OLAY and Mary Kay which collectively occupy 12.45% of retail sales. Skin care product is the largest category in China cosmetics market, with the market scale in 2012 hitting RMB 80.48 billion, up 9.9% year-on-year; among skin care products, cream and anti-aging products occupy a lions share, with the sales standing at above 60% collectively in China skin care product market. As to Chinas makeup market, it started late but has developed rapidly, with the sales in 2012 grossing RMB23.4 billion, a year-on-year rise of around 20%. Complete report is available @ . By contrast, the sales of emerging market segments, such as mens cosmetics and childrens and infants cosmetics, still occupy a relatively small share in China cosmetic market by sales. In 2012, Chinas sales of mens cosmetics stood at less than 5%, while that of childrens and infants skin care products accounted for no more than 5.3%, but the growth was fast. The report analyzes the scale, import & export, brand and enterprise competition pattern, channel development, market segments (such as skincare products, makeup, etc.) of China cosmetics market, and highlights the operation and cosmetics business performance of four multinational companies and 16 domestic enterprises. LOreal is currently the worlds largest cosmetics enterprise. Since its marching into the Chinese market in 1997, LOreal has maintained stable business growth in this emerging country. As of late 2012, the company had 20 brands in operation in China, including LOREAL PARIS, Maybelline and other world-renowned ones, with the sales in China growing by 12.4% year-on-year to RMB12.05 billion.
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Cosmetics causing an epidemic of allergies: Doctors urge firms to remove preservatives from products

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In the past 52 weeks, shares of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance have traded between a low of $32.01 and a high of $121.50 and are now at $117.93, which is 268% above that low price. The 200-day and 50-day moving averages have moved 0.47% higher and 1.82% higher over the past week, respectively. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. sells cosmetics, fragrances, skin and hair care products, appliances, and accessories. The Company also offers hair salon services, manicures, pedicures, massages, and other beauty & spa treatments. SmarTrend will continue to scan these moving averages and a number of other proprietary indicators for any shifts in the trajectory of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance shares. Log in and add Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance (ULTA) to your watchlist today so you can receive a real-time alert when the shares are about to change trend. Keywords: spotlights ulta salon cosmetics & fragrance Contact Nick Russo Smartrend analyzes over 5,000 securities simultaneously throughout the trading day and provides its subscribers with trend change alerts in real time. To get a free trial of our trading calls and maximize your trading results, please visit .
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Sheer Cosmetics Announces Their 10-Piece Premier Essence Makeup Brush Set

In addition, the shape, density and size of each brush was designed to work on the many different areas and contours of the face. “When the right brushes are combined with the proper makeup it is much easier to apply makeup and achieve a great flawless look,” said a Sheer Cosmetics spokeswoman. “This set has premier quality material and the essential brushes to achieve a perfect look.” Sheer Cosmetics worked with a specialty brush manufacturer that produces and distributes brushes in over 30 countries to design this special 10-Piece Makeup Brush Set. “If you compare these brushes to some of the most expensive brushes on the market you will find that the quality is as good as or better while our prices are much more reasonable,” the spokeswoman mentioned. The sleek makeup brushes offer great performance and less shedding through the incorporation of higher quality materials. The 10-piece collection contains a well-rounded complimentary range of kabuki brushes and precision brushes to handle application of powder, cream and liquid makeup on all areas and contours of the face. Both the kabuki and precision brushes come in flat top, round, angled, tapered and flat angled. The kabuki brushes are great for applying and blending liquid, cream or powder foundation. The precision brushes are great for applying product to all of the unique contours of the face.
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