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Bulldog ‘collaborates to success’ with Boots in exclusive Thailand launch

20-Nov-2014 - Men’s skin care brand Bulldog will ‘collaborate to success’ in Thailand with Health and Beauty retailer Boots launching its range of products in Thailand later this month, extending its partnership....

L’Oréal India announces major hair dye manufacturing facility

20-Nov-2014 - The world’s biggest cosmetic company says it wants to build on its dominant position in the Indian hair dye category with the construction of a manufacturing facility in the state...

Japanese government holds 'coffee morning' to persuade cosmetic businesses to reduce prices

20-Nov-2014 - As part of its efforts to persuade Japanese businesses to slash product prices due to the falling Japanese yen, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) invited companies 'for a cup...

Thailand establishes partnerships to export cosmetics to China and Australia

19-Nov-2014 - More cosmetics manufactured by Thai companies will ship to these key markets thanks to the work of deputy commerce minister Apiradi Tantraporn and her office, as the Thai cosmetics business is...

Investors shy away from Nu Skin as profits fall on China troubles

18-Nov-2014 - Nu Skin share prices have continued to take a beating following the release of results on November 4th that showed a big drop in profits and a weaker outlook.

EU addresses WTO with concern over China’s cosmetics regulations

13-Nov-2014 - The European Union has expressed its' concerns over China’s regulations on cosmetics and medical devices at the World Trade Organisation’s technical standards committee. 

Cosmetic ingredient distributor Connell expands footprint in China

13-Nov-2014 - Connell Brothers, the Hong Kong-based distributor of fine chemicals, has expanded its footprint into the cosmetics and personal care distribution arena in China through the acquisition of a competitor.

In-cosmetics Asia coverage

DSM's move into 'instant graification' sees it to 2nd place in Best Ingredient Award

12-Nov-2014 - While Lipotec took home the Gold award for Best Ingredient at this year’s in-cosmetics Asia, DSM came out swinging in second place with a 'breakthrough' range of sensory and visual...

China and Korea agree on leglislation likely to boost cosmetics trade

12-Nov-2014 - Ongoing negotiations between the China and South Korea governments have resulted in a preliminary agreement that will allow Korean consumer goods manufacturers to trade more easily with China.

Beiersdorf expects consumer demand to increase in final quarter

11-Nov-2014 - In a tough economic climate that has affected all of the industry’s big players, Nivea skin care maker Beiersdorf expects consumer demand to return having posted its third quarter results....

New luxury skin care company Bellatorra goes international, starting with Singapore

11-Nov-2014 - The California-based company, which officially launched November 5th, has already announced plans to take its skin care products global, with designs on the European, Asian and Australian markets.

News in brief

Fire damages Dabur India skin care products factory

10-Nov-2014 - The company’s skin care products factory in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, was damaged by a fire late last month, and production has begun in alternate facilities.

News in brief

Women makeup artists win the right to work in Indian film industry

06-Nov-2014 - For the past 59 years women have been excluded from eligibility for certification in the field.

Nu Skin revenues tumble, highlighted by a 50% decline in China

05-Nov-2014 - Nu Skin’s third quarter revenues show a big fall as the company continues to suffer from a crackdown on its practices in China earlier this year, and problems in other...

Sami Group set to break into personal care and colour cosmetics

05-Nov-2014 - Sami Group, which makes and distributes health care and herbal extracts, says it is set to expand into the colour cosmetics and personal care categories in various Middle Eastern and...

US cosmetics brands partner with Suning for e-commerce distribution in China

04-Nov-2014 - Burt's Bees, Maybelline, Weleda and Revlon, among other US personal care brands, will be available via the company’s USA Overseas Shopping Flagship Store launching next month.

Japan and US cannot agree in TPP talks

04-Nov-2014 - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks taking place in Canberra do not look any closer to a deal, as Japan and the US fail to make progress.

Cosmetics industry brushes off talk of slump in China

04-Nov-2014 - While the volume of cosmetics imports dropped heavily compared with the same period last year, international cosmetic giants claim the market is still growing and opportunities are aplenty.  ...

Estée Lauder acquires luxury skin care player Rodin olio lusso

03-Nov-2014 - Estée Lauder is continuing its acquisition course, having confirmed the acquisition of New York-based luxury skin care player Rodin olio lusso.

Avon turnaround on track as company posts Q3 profit

30-Oct-2014 - Avon Products has made progress in its turnaround bid by posting third quarter net income attributable to the company of $91.4 million, versus a loss of $5.5 million a year earlier.

L’Oreal Travel Retail to launch dermocosmetics and hair brands in Asia and Americas

29-Oct-2014 - L’Oreal’s Travel Retail Division is launching its Vichy, La Roche-Posay and Kérastase brands in selected Travel Retail locations in Asia and the Americas, as it looks to capitalize on its...

L’Oréal renews logistics contract in Indonesia

29-Oct-2014 - As part of its business expansion plans in Indonesia L’Oréal says it is about to renew its logistics management contract with global supply chain management company CEVA....

Beauty and Personal Care hold firm for P&G during tough time

28-Oct-2014 - Procter & Gamble is feeling confident with its Personal Care business after it stood firm in a difficult quarter that fell below expectations.

Australia / US free trade negotiations – nanolabelling on the agenda

28-Oct-2014 - It's been ten years since Australia was involved in Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, and this time around nanoparticles and nanolabelling are high on the agenda.

News in brief

Saha Pathana scopes out cosmetics production in the Philippines

28-Oct-2014 - One of Thailand’s largest consumer goods companies, Saha Pathana has says it is looking into sights with the intention of setting up cosmetics manufacturing facilities in the Philippines.

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