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Venture Life moves into China's skin care market with 30 year deal

29-Jan-2015 - Healthcare brand, 'Venture Life' has signed a 30-year distribution deal with Shanghai based REC Cosmetics; the owner of 1,000 skin care retail chains across mainland China.

India based Essel Propack sets sights beyond oral care

29-Jan-2015 - The speciality packaging supplier to Hindustan Unilever, P&G and Colgate Palmolive, is adjusting its focus to accommodate more cosmetics segments.   

Japan proves to be fastest growing market for L’Occitane

27-Jan-2015 - Global French beauty giant, L’Occitane reports Japan to be its' biggest Asian market with total net sales up 15.2% to 133.9 million euro.

Henkel beauty business moves into newly opened Shanghai center

22-Jan-2015 - Henkel’s beauty care business based in Asia will move into its new home at the company’s new Management Center which opened in Shanghai this week.

Global market for fragrance ingredients set for strong growth from naturals trend

21-Jan-2015 - The global market for fragrance ingredients is set for strong annual growth rates, with growth mainly driven by demand for natural-based fragrances.

Unilever sales hit by slump in China market

21-Jan-2015 - Unilever says that its performance in emerging markets, and specifically China, led to a decline in revenues for the current quarter, although profits were up for the Anglo-Dutch consumer giant.

Fenchem expands into South America

20-Jan-2015 - China-based ingredients manufacturer Fenchem has announced its expansion into the South America market with the establishment of a new office in St. Pauls, Brazil.

Unilever profits up despite sales dip as Personal Care benefits from new launches

20-Jan-2015 - Unilever has its new product launches to thank for its growth in Personal Care last year as the company as a whole saw profit grow despite a sales dip.

Vietnam steps up its' game to attract Thai business

20-Jan-2015 - Thai cosmetic businesses have begun to see the value of investing in Vietnam, thanks to skilful workers and an average GDP growth rate of 5-6% annually.

Thailand viewed as the gateway to ASEAN's markets

20-Jan-2015 - Japan’s small and medium-sized enterprises see Thailand as the hub of ASEAN’s markets and are currently investing in partnerships as a result.

Benefit claims to be 'first' in Australia with post advertising campaign

15-Jan-2015 - Benefit Cosmetics claims to be the first beauty brand in Australia to introduce advertising on Instagram, with the rollout of the first trial campaign.

Japan turns to celebrity ambassadors to capture beauty market

13-Jan-2015 - Various Japanese cosmetic brands have been taking an aggressive marketing approach, opting for actors and entertainers as brand ambassadors to push their products across Asia.  ...

Shiseido opts for 'Clé de Peau Beauté' brand to strengthen Asia presence

13-Jan-2015 - Shiseido has announced that it will be turning to its' 'second pillar' brand 'Clé de Peau Beauté', to strengthen its Asia presence in 2015.

Israeli biotechnology firm, Kamedis seeks Chinese dermo-cosmetic players

07-Jan-2015 - The Israeli biotechnology company set up by three traditional Chinese medicine practitioners is now set to target China's skin care market.

DSM Personal Care signs distribution agreement with Mascot in South Asia

07-Jan-2015 - DSM Personal Care is upping its presence in South Asia having announced that Mascot Universal Pvt. Ltd will be its sole distributor in in the region.

Endangered natural fragrance ingredient oud saved by investment capital

06-Jan-2015 - A group of associated companies that specialise in agricultural investment projects have plans to further invest in the supply chain of oud and its source—the endangered Agarwood tree.

Missha halts business in Hong Kong

06-Jan-2015 - Beauty brand Missha has 'suspended business' at all of its outlets in Hong Kong. The drastic move comes as a surprise, as Korean cosmetics are in high demand of late....

Ex-Revlon exec sues, claiming discrimination 'for being Jewish'

05-Jan-2015 - Former Revlon chief scientific officer Alan Meyers has sued the brand, claiming he was fired after raising safety concerns that the chief executive did not want to hear, and was discriminated against...

French Antitrust authority fines personal care players €605.9 million

19-Dec-2014 - France’s Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence) has issued a fine to 11 personal and home care companies, which includes L’Oréal, Unilever, and Beiersdorf, over allegations of a conspiracy to...

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Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

18-Dec-2014 - The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’...

Korean cosmetic brands see opportunity in Islamic markets

18-Dec-2014 - Various Korean cosmetics companies have been eyeing up the Islamic markets of late, however getting halal certification before they can target the 1.6 billion Muslim population has proved tricky for some....

Nu Skin expands China footprint, but revenue outlook disappoints

16-Dec-2014 - International skin care player Nu Skin announced 2015 revenue forecasts below market expectations during its annual investor conference, but the company is continuing to expand in China.

Social media fail? - Sephora campaign in the spotlight

11-Dec-2014 - A recent social media campaign for a store launch in Australia has thrust international beauty brand Sephora into the spotlight after a typo was failed to be spotted, changing the...

Vietnamese cosmetics expansion still limited in Asia

10-Dec-2014 - Local Vietnamese cosmetics brands are having difficulty broadening their presence in Asia due to fierce competition and a lack of resources to fund campaigns.

L'Occitane joins Alibaba's big cosmetic brand offering

09-Dec-2014 - French skin care brand, L’Occitane en Provence has confirmed a deal with China's largest ecommerce retailer Alibaba, launching a digital retail platform on the popular Tmall site. ...

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