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Works with Water Nutraceuticals revamps business strategy to cash in on supplement demand

18-Jul-2014 - After identifying significant growth opportunities across export markets and online, ‘Works with Water Nutraceuticals’ has completely revamped its skin supplement range in an effort to drive sales and brand awareness....

India's domestic players shake up deodrant segment

17-Jul-2014 - In what has previously been a marginal business in India, deodrants are now on the rise as low-end brands like Diana and Dynamite give the likes of Axe and Engage a run...

Emami hunting growth with multiple personal care launches

16-Jul-2014 - Emami has displayed eagerness to corner growth in India, with its recent launches and acquisitions marking it out as a company investing heavily in diversifying its portfolio. 

China - South Korea free trade pact to affect Taiwan's prosperity

16-Jul-2014 - Export-dependent island Taiwan could be hurt by a China-South Korea free trade pact, which will turn its complacency for a privileged position in China - granted by ECFA in '08 -...

It's all over! L’Oreal drops World Cup Belgian model

15-Jul-2014 - The FIFA World Cup has come to an end. As has L’Oréal's partnership with Axelle Despiegelaere just weeks after the Belgian teen was offered a modelling contract when pictures of her cheering...

Greenpeace weighs in on Kao's promise to tackle deforestation

15-Jul-2014 - According to Greenpeace, policies like Kao's to remove forest destruction processes from its products can feature shortcomings like implementation timelines and high carbon stock forests.

E-retail platform secures $3.4 million investment as India’s online shopping takes off

10-Jul-2014 - Indian beauty company Nykaa has secured Rs 20 crore ($3.4 million) from private investors to further boost their presence as one of the country’s leading online retailers. 

International Stem Cell Corporation signs agreement for Japanese cosmetics

10-Jul-2014 - US-based International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO) has signed a license agreement for Japan-based Rohto Pharmaceuticals that aims to manufacture products for the medical and cosmetics categories.

Business Restructure

Coty restructures organization to focus on categories and global markets

09-Jul-2014 - Coty has restructured its organization to provide better focus on the market segments it serve, optimize its global markets presence, and to build on the brands in its portfolio.

China and South Korea edge forward with free trade talks

09-Jul-2014 - A visit by the Chinese President Xi Jinping to South Korea last week is expected to make further progress towards a free trade pact between the two countries that is...

People on the move – the latest executive appointments

08-Jul-2014 - In the latest round of new appointments we bring you news from luxury packaging player Manifesto, specialty chemicals player Cremer and fragrance specialist CPL Aromas.

Albéa invests in $14 million Suzhou cosmetics packaging plant

03-Jul-2014 - French packaging giant Albéa Group has invested in a new plant in Suzhou as it aims to boost its cosmetic presence in China with integrated decoration and assembly capabilities and...

Heliae announces first international production facility as algae demand booms

03-Jul-2014 - As algae based ingredients become favored for beauty now more than ever, Cosmetics Design caught up with proprietary algae producer Heliae to find out about its new international facility and...

Hindustan Unilever outlines five-point plan to make the company ‘future-ready’

03-Jul-2014 - The chairman of personal care giant Hindustan Unilever has outlined five areas of focus where the brand will make moves to make itself ‘future ready’, with the key industry player...

Maybelline preparing to launch new mobile-optimised site

01-Jul-2014 - Colour cosmetics company Maybelline has entered a partnership with one of India’s leading tech development firms, Infosys, to create a new mobile optimized site for the brand.

Korean giant LG closes door on Elizabeth Arden bidding process

01-Jul-2014 - Korean consumer goods giant LG Household and Health Care has said it is no longer interested in bidding for Elizabeth Arden, after the cosmetics player revealed its restructuring plan.

Exclusive interview

Talks with the top: Loïc Armand details his positive cosmetics outlook

26-Jun-2014 - As Cosmetics Europe announced that President of L’Oréal France, Loïc Armand, will take the reins as its President for the 2014 -2016 term, was given an exclusive interview with...

More Korean cosmetics brands eyeing up China

26-Jun-2014 - Recent figures have shown South Korea’s beauty market exports faring very well, and now smaller brands are looking to further strengthen their foothold, with their sights apparently set on China....

Nivea opens first manufacturing plant in India

25-Jun-2014 - Nivea, a global leader in skin care, has just opened its first manufacturing plant within India, in a move which confirms its efforts to expand in the country are underway. ...

Shiseido fined over US tax income, but plans to dispute the action

25-Jun-2014 - Shiseido says it plans to dispute tax penalties relating to income over a five year period from its US Subsidiary that is alleged to have not been declared.

The fate of Benefit’s World Cup pub now England are out – was it worth it?

24-Jun-2014 - Beauty brand Benefit Cosmetics had hoped to tackle the branding opportunity of the ongoing FIFA World Cup with a novel crowd-pleasing idea: a pop-up beauty pub aimed explicitly at women...

Payouts start for Kanebo over skin whitening complaints

24-Jun-2014 - Japanese cosmetics firm Kanebo is to offer short term compensation payments to 4,000 people who suffered from skin problems after using its whitening products containing the chemical Rhododeno.

L’Occitane set to open shop on China’s largest ecommerce market

19-Jun-2014 - L’Occitane en Provence is in the final stages of confirming a deal with internet retailer Alibaba, which will see it launch a digital retail platform on the popular Tmall site....

Domestic brand moves to take on international giants with Indian male grooming

17-Jun-2014 - Indian consumer goods player Emami has moved in on the increasingly lucrative male grooming sector in India, launching its deodorant range ‘He’ to compete with the international giants of Unilever...

Amyris expands reach of its farnesene-based fragrance technology

12-Jun-2014 - US-based biotechnology company Amyris has further developed its relationship with Japan-based Takasago by extending the commercialization of its farnesene-based fragrance technology.

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