Cosmetics company gets rapped for trading under BBC name

“Setting up the school was a matter of course, because I needed help, so I started with two students and trained them for free so they can give me assistance,” says the business mogul. That was in 1998. Since then Amey-Obeng says over 5,000 students have graduated from FC Beauty College. “On the day of graduation, I always cry because I see the joy in their faces that they have accomplished something,” she says. “They’ve been through challenges.” It’s this desire to nurture young talent and help women embrace their natural beauty that seems to drive the successful entrepreneur’s efforts. While she admits that she can’t help every young woman who passes through the college doors, she always reminds students of her startup experience to inspire them. “I tell them my story all the time,” says Amey-Obeng. “Take products and go door to door; communicate with your clients; express your knowledge and you will win their confidence,” she adds. “So we give them different options and entrepreneur skills so they can be able to stand on their own.” Despite a lifetime of industry experience and successful business, Amey-Obeng says it’s still the small things — like seeing a satisfied client — that makes her smile. “I see clients come in with horrible conditions and through therapy and guidance, they are happy.
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Cosmetics have negative impacts on mothers and children

Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done It’s worth it: Beauty firms chase Africa cosmetics boom By Ben Simon April 1, 2014 11:36 AM 0 shares . . Lagos (AFP) – 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. More than 20 years later, her daughter Zainob helps run the company which now wholesales leading beauty brands and is flooded with requests from companies anxious to crack the fast-growing cosmetics market in Africa’s most populous country. “They love Nigeria. Every week I get emails… (international) brands see it as a large, growing market,” the 26-year-old told AFP.
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It’s worth it: Beauty firms chase Africa cosmetics boom

However, they are wrong. Governments rarely require health reports or tests before products are sold on the market. Yemenis use an average of 126 different chemicals on their skin every day. Our skin is porous, and thus sensitive to toxic chemicals. Dr. Zainab Mohammed expanded on the various risks caused by dangerous cosmetics. The cause problem is that they increase the percentage of a vitamin A, particularly a substance that contains a retinol derivative of this vitamin. The pregnant should avoid these cosmetics which contain this derivative, especially in the first months of her pregnancy. It affects the fetus, although it works to fight wrinkles and anti-aging. The body needs vitamin A as it is a growth vitamin, which reinforces skin integrity, strengthens teeth, sharpens eyesight, and promotes overall growth of the human body. It also helps to build the tissues of bone formation and composition of hormones. However, the increase in this vitamin may cause problems, especially for pregnant mothers and that. Fathl Mogebl Mansour, head of the Yemeni Association for Consumer Protection, reiterated that a number of cosmetic products in the local market cause cancer, skin disease, shortness of breath, and indicated that the organization has been monitoring deformities in women and children.
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MarketResearchReports.com: Retail market of cosmetics in Poland 2014- Market analysis and development forecasts for 2014-2019, New Report Launched

MarketResearchReports.com: Retail market of cosmetics in Poland 2014- Market analysis and development forecasts for 2014-2019, New Report Launched

Related news: Mary Kay in the courts with trademark infringement issue Until now known as Britain BBC International Cosmetics, the company, which is unconnected to the British Broadcasting Corporation, produces its products in China, selling them across multiple countries, but largely in Russia. The Russian patents office Rospatent has removed the companys rights to use the name, following a study of the brands consumers which found 60.5% of respondents thought the products are made with the broadcasting corporations permission. The brand Products under the Britain BBC International Cosmetics trade name are largely produced in factories in the south of China and are available in 55 countries. The company produces ranges across hair, skin and body care. The beauty brand came under complaint from the BBC broadcasting corporation for both the use of the three letter initial branding, and a similar logo: the existence of two similar logos used by two different companies is confusing and can form erroneous ideas about the manufacturer of the cosmetics goods, Rapsi reported of the patent offices statement. Listed as a partner company in the Batel cosmetics network of Chinese brands in Russia, the profile for Britain BBC International Cosmetics falsely states that its ranges are produced under the control of Britain BBC Cosmetics International, UK, going on to claim that this ensures a European quality control. Neither brand responded to requests for comment by Cosmetics Design. Trademark scuffles Beauty brands in trademark disputes is a hot topic at the moment, following UK brand Lushs recent win against e-retailer Amazon in the High Court. In a marketing move now deemed misleading for the consumer, Amazon diverted consumer searches for Lush products to those unconnected with the beauty brand. The court ruled in favour of Lushs claim that this violated its intellectual property.
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Initially working as a mobile beauty therapist, Amey-Obeng would go door to door teaching women how to care for their skin and look beautiful. Today her business has eight branches across Ghana including clinics, a cosmetics and skincare range and a beauty college.

Discount stores and health and beauty store chains will continue to grow the fastest. Exatract From this Report: Health and beauty stores are the largest distribution channel for cosmetics in Poland; they are also a channel which continues to grow in strength. According to our estimates, in 2013, they contributed 43.4% of sales generated by the market, which translated into PLN 8.7bn (2.1bn) worth of sales. The segment follows a two-track path of development. One is represented by chains, headed by the market leader Rossmann, which are quickly gaining significance, the other is represented by traditional health and beauty stores that are doing worse and worse, with their number and market share waning every year. Key question answered: How will retail trends influence the cosmetics market in Poland by 2019? What is the value of Polands overall cosmetics market? How much is each major segment worth? What do the latest expert forecasts say about market expansion over the next two years? Which companies captured the largest shares of the market and what are their plans for the future?
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