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Amway focuses on India's skin whitening demand

29-May-2015 - Amway is targeting India's whitening market, a segment it says holds great opportunity - dominating 60 per cent of the skin care category.

Lumson moves airless packaging into Australia

29-May-2015 - Cosmetics packaging specialist Lumson is taking its 'world-first' Airless Bottle Technology to Australia and New Zealand through Sydney cosmetics manufacturer Trulux.

L’Oréal ups its digital focus to help achieve Group's overall strategy

28-May-2015 - L’Oréal is using its latest digital strategy as it looks to achieve the Group’s target of acquiring a billion new consumers, with millennials and ‘connected consumers’ the main focus....

Asia’s multi-ethnic population inspires innovation at P&G

28-May-2015 - The company deliberately employs a staff with an array of backgrounds—Chinese, Malay, Indian Japanese and more—at the Biopolis research and development center in Singapore.

Kao further invests in Shanghai market

28-May-2015 - Kao has invested in its' third facility in China with a ¥5bn plant in Shanghai which will focus on producing key ingredients for shampoo and other cosmetics.

Sweet smell of success: eBay rises as India's biggest perfume retailer

27-May-2015 - eBay India has emerged as the country's largest online perfume mall as it expands its' portfolio to include luxury perfumes at cheaper prices.

Unilever expands personal care presence in Dubai with new facility creating 600 jobs

27-May-2015 - Unilever is looking to expand its personal care presence in the Middle East and North Africa region with a new €75 million facility in Dubai which will generate around 600 new jobs.

Shiseido reveals plan to revive China business

27-May-2015 - After recording a 4.8% drop in sales in China, Shiseido's three year plan focuses on boosting growth, particularly in this market.

Lipotec acknowledged by Asian cosmetic scientists for 're-inspiring beauty'

21-May-2015 - Lipotec has been acknowledged by the Asian Societies of Cosmetic Scientists (ASCS) for its work on improving cellular cross-talk to fight skin ageing.

L’Occitane's Reine Blanche range 'brightening' up Asia

20-May-2015 - L’Occitane has developed 'Reine Blanche', a whitening skin care range specifically for Asian women which features a plant - reine des pres (meadosweet), said to illuminate and brighten the skin in a...

Sephora extends its reach in e-commerce in China with JD.com

20-May-2015 - E-commerce in China is a valuable investment for international players - if done in the right way. Recognising the challenges in this arena, beauty retailer Sephora has turned to e-mall, 'Jingding'...

Unilever CFO Huët steps down with Pitkethly to succeed

19-May-2015 - Jean-Marc Huët will step down as Chief Financial Officer of Unilever and leave his role on the board too after five years with the company.

Japan's largest cosmetics portal - @cosme invests in English version

19-May-2015 - The largest cosmetics and beauty portal in Japan, @cosme.com has invested in an English-language portal to tap into an even bigger market share.

Korea signs free-trade deal with Vietnam to cut tariffs on cosmetics

14-May-2015 - Korea has agreed to a free-trade deal with Vietnam that minstry officials say will gradually cut tariffs on cosmetics exports in Southeast Asia.

Chanel - favoured by China’s luxury consumers

13-May-2015 - According to L2’s Digital IQ Index, Chanel is the luxury brand China's shoppers are most likely to buy, thanks in part to social media platforms helping to influence and facilitate the purchase. ...

Unilever acquires Kate Somerville Skincare

12-May-2015 - Unilever has continued its skin care march by acquiring independent prestige brand, Kate Somerville Skincare, as it looks to crack the dermocosmetic segment of the category.

NuSkin results hit estimates, but impacted by currency headwinds

12-May-2015 - Direct sales skin care player NuSkin has posted results in line with company estimates, but the US-based business was impacted by currency translations on its significant exposure in Asia.

Patenting natural cosmetics ingredients is big business

07-May-2015 - Lawyers in Australia confirm that, as a type of intellectual property, natural ingredients and formulations make up the single largest cosmetics category being granted the legal protection.

India's first halal cosmetics brand gains momentum

07-May-2015 - After launching in 2014, IBA Cosmetics - India’s 'first' Halal certified range has attracted a steady consumer base, and not just from the Muslim community.

K-beauty demand takes Laneige to the top

06-May-2015 - According to market research firm Brand Stock, Laneige is Korea's most valuable cosmetics company for women, thanks to the popularity of South Korean culture overseas.

A look at Fujifilm's astaxanthin 'breakthrough' in skin care...

06-May-2015 - By transferring its' expertise with antioxidant astaxanthin to cosmetics, Fujifilm has been making serious headway in Asia with the Astalift skin-care range.

Shiseido unveils three year restructuring programme

06-May-2015 - Targeting structural issues for both the company’s domestic and international businesses, the Shiseido three year restructuring programme aims at renewed growth through investment in ‘aggressive marketing’.

Moody’s downgrades Avon on concerns over operating performance

04-May-2015 - Financial investors service Moody’s has downgraded its rating for Avon for the second time in less than a year following weak financial results published last week.

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Bulldog boss reveals why 'Made in UK' resonates with Korean men

30-Apr-2015 - Following the roll out of natural male skin care range, Bulldog in Korea in 2013, Cosmetics Design caught up with founder Simon Duffy to discuss the challenge of the expansion and how...

P&G concentrates on e-commerce in Korea

29-Apr-2015 - Korea's Procter and Gamble division has announced it is investing more in an 'e-commerce channel' as well as the latest in digital technology.