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Innisfree collaborates with POSPi and Bank of China to launch mobile payment in China

18-Jan-2017 - AmorePacific-owned beauty brand, Innisfree, collaborates with mobile retail solutions company, POSPi, and Bank of China, to launch its mobile point of sale (POS) solution in Chinese branches.

Moana Skincare teams up to target Europe and the Middle East

17-Jan-2017 - New Zealand-based organic skin care brand, Moana Skincare has entered into a partnership agreement with active ingredient developer Aqua Bio Technology (ABT).

In-cosmetics Group reaches for new digital highs

16-Jan-2017 - As the leading personal care ingredient events organiser achieved record-breaking success in 2016, we look ahead to what we can expect from in-cosmetics events in 2017.

AmorePacific enters Middle East market

16-Jan-2017 - The South Korean beauty leader has teamed up with retail franchise operator, Aishaya Group, to expand its presence in the Middle East.

L’Oréal pays over $1bn to acquire Valeant skin care brands

11-Jan-2017 - The beauty leader is buying three affordable, skin care brands that will substantially boost L’Oréal’s revenue in the active cosmetics category in the US market.

Korean cosmetics brand sues Japanese artist for copyright infringement

10-Jan-2017 - W.Lab, a Korean cosmetics retailer, has countersued Yoshitomo Nara over the use of an image that features on the company’s W-Honey Beam Cushion make-up product range.

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China’s cosmetics and consumer trends in 2017 part I: A change of pace

10-Jan-2017 - As China has enjoyed strong growth in recent years to become the world’s second largest market, we spoke to Delon Wang, Manager of Asia Pacific Trends, Mintel, on market research...

Shiseido scoops coveted Marie Claire award

09-Jan-2017 - Japanese beauty front runner, Shiseido, picks up the renowned Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté accolade for its smart Synchro skin lasting liquid foundation.

PCHi China 2017 trade show turns 10

09-Jan-2017 - The 2017 Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show has launched several new platforms as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Revlon is trimming jobs, offices, and activities to integrate Elizabeth Arden business

04-Jan-2017 - In June, Revlon announced the acquisition of prestige color and fragrance company Elizabeth Arden. By September the deal was final. Last month Revlon began streamlining the two businesses, and now...

Unilever new multi-million manufacturing plant in Dubai

03-Jan-2017 - Consumer goods giant Unilever is opening a new $272 million plant in Dubai, dedicated to the production of beauty and personal care products.

Indian start-up raises funds for caffeine-infused personal care range

03-Jan-2017 - As brands seek to combine the powerful properties and mainstream accessibility of the food and drinks industry in the beauty sector, MCaffeine represents India's first caffeine-infused personal care brand and...

Samsung announces new creative skincare projects

03-Jan-2017 - Samsung Electronics will reveal its latest S-Skin and Lumini skin care solutions to the global marketplace in a bid to encourage creative technologies in the beauty place.

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Teen and Tween market: Key target audience in 2017

03-Jan-2017 - The beauty and cosmetics industries in APAC continue to prioritise market understanding, innovation and creativity, along with research and development to launch revolutionary products that appeal to both domestic and...

How the big cosmetics players targeted India in 2016

21-Dec-2016 - India has been flagged up as one of the fastest-growing markets for beauty in the world, so it’s little wonder that some of the biggest players have been making moves...

Eurofragance opens Singapore fragrance facility

21-Dec-2016 - Spanish fragrance designer and manufacturer, Eurofragance, inaugurates its Singapore plant as part of its corporate strategy to access growth opportunities in APAC.

Top beauty mergers and acquisitions of 2016

21-Dec-2016 - It has been a busy year for M&A activity for both cosmetics brands and manufacturers, with big deals being brokered that increase the global footprint of some of the biggest...

Chinese selfie app Meitu now worth €605 mn

20-Dec-2016 - Meitu, the China-based photo app and mobile phone producer that enables its user to create, enhance and share images as part of the ever-popular selfie culture, is set to generate...

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24 hour beauty part I: Pollution is top concern for beauty consumers

20-Dec-2016 - As APAC consumers demand additional beauty solutions that last throughout the day and night, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel about...

LG H&H and Kao get an A for sustainable water initiatives

20-Dec-2016 - Japan and South Korea lead the way for effective water resource management leadership, a new report finds.

Latest data on the global beauty: market downgrade due to spending cuts

20-Dec-2016 - Euromonitor International, a market research firm, has released its Q4 data for the global beauty and personal care market, downgrading its forecast model to USD 4.4 billion.

Firmenich creates new website for Chinese consumers

19-Dec-2016 - Swiss-based fragrance giant, Firmenich, has launched its new Chinese website to harness appeal and growth in the market.

Trade in China: E-commerce policy implementation update

19-Dec-2016 - As China’s Cross-border E-commerce (CBEC) grace period is extended until 2017, we take a look at how China’s policies may impact cosmetic e-commerce purchases.

Beauty and personal care industry poised for consolidation, shows AT Kearney data

15-Dec-2016 - The global management consulting firm published a report this month that considers the necessity and value of M&A activity as well as what the current industry growth pattern means for...

AkzoNobel to make MCA in India

14-Dec-2016 - The specialty chemical maker has struck a deal with Atul to manufacture monochloroacetic acid, an ingredient used in multiple industries, including cosmetics. 

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