Breaking News on Cosmetics Formulation & Packaging in Asia-PacificEU editionUS edition

Headlines > Business & Financial

Domestic brands winning out with China's continued growth

17-Apr-2014 - A new market report by research firm China Research and Intelligence notes that total sales revenue of the China cosmetic industry reached CNY 260 billion in 2013, and the analysts attributed this...

Shiseido establishes joint venture in Indonesia

16-Apr-2014 - In a move expected to contribute to the further expansion of its business in Indonesia, Japanese cosmetics firm Shiseido has signed a joint venture agreement with local firm PT Sinar...

L’Oréal chief vows to get back on track after Q1 slowdown

15-Apr-2014 - L'Oréal first quarter sales dropped 2.2% as demand for mass market products and brands such as Garnier and Maybelline slows, but company CEO Jean-Paul Agon is confident that the French...

Sephora expands into Australia: region continues to diversify

15-Apr-2014 - International beauty brand Sephora’s upcoming expansion into Australia participates in the ongoing diversification of the region’s cosmetics market, and will mean domestic players will need to continue to up their...

Chinese e-retailing giant Jumei ready for $400 million US IPO

15-Apr-2014 - Jumei, one of the largest Chinese retailers of beauty products online by volume, has filed to raise up to $400 million at its upcoming IPO in the US.

Magic Holdings acquisition will be L'Oreal's biggest move in China to date

10-Apr-2014 - Following on from L’Oréal’s announcement that it had been given the go ahead to acquire beauty mask maker Magic Holdings, it transpires that this is L’Oréal’s biggest ever move in...

News in brief

DSM in negotiations to buy Chinese vitamin C manufacturer

09-Apr-2014 - DSM has ended speculation about acquiring Chinese vitamin C supplier Aland by acknowledging it is in talks with the firm, but asserts no deal has been signed.

Australia-Korea FTA could mean new opportunities for cosmetic players

09-Apr-2014 - Australian and South Korean authorities have signed a Fair Trade Agreement (FTA) that aims to promote tariff-free trade between the two countries.

Philippines and Indonesia eye greater cosmetics and personal care trade

08-Apr-2014 - The Philippines and Indonesia are looking to up joint investment and trade in a host of different industries in the coming years, with the cosmetics and personal care sector expected...

Kanebo litigation problems continue with skin whitening group lawsuit

08-Apr-2014 - Japan cosmetics giant Kanebo is continuing to face legal action from consumers, relating to skin problems experienced following the use of its whitening products.

Exclusive Insight

Estée Lauder on the look-out: Ready to acquire… if the deal is right?

03-Apr-2014 - The rumour mill is in full swing but it is not too ridiculous to suggest that Estée Lauder could be ripe to join the acquisition trail given its history and...

Asia is the target for bitop’s skin care actives with distribution deal

03-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics ingredient producer bitop has added two established distributors to its partners as it looks to strengthen its active business in the industry, particularly in Asia and Europe.

Nu Skin share prices soar in response to low China fine

27-Mar-2014 - Direct sales player Nu Skin has seen its share prices rebound rapidly, with industry reaction overwhelmingly indicating that the fine meted out by the China authorities was on the lenient...

L'Oréal’s marketing competition for Kiehl’s hones in on male consumers

27-Mar-2014 - A team of three students were recently announced as the winners of the Singaporean national heat of L'Oréal's global ‘Brandstorm’ competition, whose focus on male grooming confirms the ongoing rise of...

L’Oréal and Beiersdorf 'monitoring' Ukraine crisis

26-Mar-2014 - European cosmetic companies, including L'Oréal and Beiersdorf are keeping an eye on the current political crisis in Ukraine, but are reporting no disruption to their operations in and exports to...

Tarte Cosmetics criticised after acquisition by animal testing Kosé

26-Mar-2014 - Tarte Cosmetics has traditionally marketed itself as an environmentally conscious cosmetics company that does not test on animals, a reputation that has come under scrutiny following its recent acquisition.

Amazon China closes down vendor over fake cosmetics

25-Mar-2014 - Amazon China says it has closed a third party vendor following state media reports that it was selling fake cosmetics online, through the e-commerce retailer.

China authorities fine Nu Skin over sales tactics

25-Mar-2014 - The China government says it will fine Nu Skin in excess of $500k for ‘illegal sales’ and ‘misleading’ consumers and will also make moves to tighten regulations governing direct sales.

Exclusive interview

Get on the ground in Brazil, Euromonitor advises beauty brands

24-Mar-2014 - Speaking exclusively to Cosmetics Design in this second part of our special on today’s launch of their 2014 data, Euromonitor analysts tell us beauty players should start operating from within...

Nu Skin China probe could lead to sanctions and fines, but outlook is good

20-Mar-2014 - A probe by China's authorities into the direct seller Nu Skin’s business practices in the country could result in the possibility of fines or sanctions, the company has confirmed, but analysts...

Kosé cosmetics taking on North America

20-Mar-2014 - Japan-based cosmetics player Kosé has made clear its intent to expand into the North American market, with its acquisition of a 93.5% stake in New York-based colour cosmetics and skin...

New Delhi based Modi Revlon to take on L’Oreal

19-Mar-2014 - The Indian based subsidiary of Revlon is set to roll out a new brand of colour cosmetics that it has priced 60% cheaper than its existing range in a move...

Givaudan enters fragrance collaboration with Xinhua in China

13-Mar-2014 - Swiss manufacturer Givaudan is aiming to further reach out to its customers in Asia-Pacific and meet their needs, having announced the signing of a joint venture with Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical...

Innovation award for Ashland’s bio-engineered skin peptide

13-Mar-2014 - Personal care manufacturer Ashland Specialty Ingredients (ASI) has won the China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Award 2014, recognising Actopontine biofunctional ingredient for its anti-aging properties and improving skin firmness...

Cosmetics e-commerce company Luxola secures further investment

13-Mar-2014 - Cosmetics e-commerce provider Luxola is set to expand deeper into new ASEAN markets after securing a new capital and business alliance with Japan-based investment company transcomos.

Live Supplier Webinars

Explore how Snow Algae Powder stimulates longevity genes
Mibelle Biochemistry

On demand Supplier Webinars

Burns fat and achieves centimetric reduction
Provital Group
All supplier webinars