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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. ...

EU called on to invest more in R&D to stay globally competitive

05-Dec-2014 - Investment in research and development by companies based in the EU grew by 2.6% in 2013, despite the unfavourable economic environment. However, this growth has slowed in comparison to the...

L’Oreal launches book focused on skin and hair physiology

04-Dec-2014 - L’Oreal has launched a collaborative book co-authored by 24 Indian dermatologists and 24 L’Oréal Research and Innovation (R&I) experts looking at hair and skin protection.

Clarins targets the younger Thai consumer

03-Dec-2014 - As sales in Thailand ranked second in ASEAN behind Singapore for Clarins, the brand is now concentrating its efforts on attracting younger consumers.

L’Oreal and Nestle end Inneov venture

28-Nov-2014 - Cosmetics manufacturer L’Oreal and food giant Nestle have announced they will end the activity of their joint venture Innéov during the course of the first quarter 2015. 

Clariant achieves Cosmetics GMP for all dedicated sites

26-Nov-2014 - Swiss supplier Clariant has completed global ISO22716 and EFfci Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for all 22 of its dedicated cosmetics ingredients sites, including core-toll manufacturers. 

Shiseido skin elasticity research presentation wins top award

26-Nov-2014 - For the fifth consecutive year cosmetics company Shiseido won the Top Award at the 28th IFSCC Congress for its presentation its novel approach to anti-ageing facial skin care.

Sephora accused of racial e-profiling

25-Nov-2014 - Beauty retail giant Sephora has been accused by four women of Chinese descent of racial profiling. They claim the brand closed down Asian customers’ accounts during a 20% off sale, due to...

Launch exclusive

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.

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