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Amyris and Nikkol partner up on skin care ingredient development

14-Dec-2016 - The dynamic, California-based biotech firm is making beauty news again, this time for a joint venture (announced on Tuesday) with Nikkol, a specialty chemical company out of Japan, which is...

Shiseido to invest millions in beauty startups

13-Dec-2016 - As Shiseido prepares to invest up to ¥3 billion (€24.8 mn) in start-up ventures, the cosmetic giant’s new team will be on the lookout for technologically-advanced concepts and innovations that complement...

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The Hero Project on innovating beauty via social media data

13-Dec-2016 - With the industry having been traditionally slow to wise up to the massive opportunities offered by the internet, The Hero Project is one new beauty concept from Britain looking to...

Hax pairs with Johnson & Johnson to create personal care accelerator programme

12-Dec-2016 - China-based Hax, which specialises in providing seed investment for hardware startups, has joined forces with personal care giant Johnson & Johnson to create a new acceleration initiative.

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Beauty and personal care ingredient prices will go up under a Trump administration, readers tell Cosmetics Design

07-Dec-2016 - Last month Cosmetics Design ran a reader survey to gauge your sense of how the next four years will reshape the industry. The results are in—likely new policy on trade...

Australia partners with Amyris to create Southeast Asia biotechnology hub

07-Dec-2016 - The Queensland Government in Australia collaborates with Amyris to create a new platform for sustainable ingredient production in APAC.

Revlon plans to strengthen presence in India in 2017

07-Dec-2016 - International colour cosmetics brand, Revlon, has plans to launch a significant number of exclusive stores throughout India next year, reports The Economic Times.

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Gastronomia part 1: natural products with a DIY twist

06-Dec-2016 - As consumers continue to opt for natural  ingredients, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst to find out how this popular trend is developing...

Henkel opens beauty care plant near Moscow

06-Dec-2016 - Henkel, multinational consumer goods company, has announced the opening of a beauty care facility in Russia.

Indian Sanghvi Brands opens first Clarins spa

06-Dec-2016 - Luxury salon and spa management company, Sanghvi Brands, launches India’s first Spa by Clarins at the new W Hotel in Goa.

L'Oreal Japan develops musical way to get a grip on hair damage

05-Dec-2016 - L'Oreal Japan develops a way to reveal the level of hair damage through sound and plans to roll out devices in salons next year.

Estée Lauder releases 2016 Future Beautiful report

05-Dec-2016 - The report highlights the beauty makers’ corporate responsibility goals and initiatives: “We believe that citizenship and sustainability are essential to our success as a business and our responsibilities as a...

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Sustainability goals for 2017 and beyond part II: improving environmental and social impact

05-Dec-2016 - As APAC companies develop sustainability targets that make both an environmental and social difference in 2017, we spoke to Amarjit Sahota, Director of Organic Monitor about the cosmetics industry's key concerns...

Japanese Isetan Mitsukoshi opens online shop on Alibaba’s Tmall Global

05-Dec-2016 - Japan’s largest department store, Isetan Mitsukoshi, launches its e-commerce shop on Alibaba Group's Tmall Global to strengthen its online-to-offline (O2O) presence and appeal to Chinese consumers.

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Anti-pollution product launches Part II: APAC popularity influences global industry

30-Nov-2016 - As APAC is home to over a third of all anti-pollution product launches in 2016, in the second part of this article we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal...

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Sustainability goals for 2017 and beyond part I: resources and ethical labelling

30-Nov-2016 - As the latest Sustainable Cosmetics Summit took place earlier this month, in this two-part article we discuss with Amarjit Sahota, Director of Organic Monitor, the key sustainability topics on the cosmetics agenda...

Kolmar Korea takes majority share in CSR Cosmetics

30-Nov-2016 - The South Korean cosmetics original development manufacturer (ODM), Kolmar Korea, announces its acquisition of an 85% stake in CSR Cosmetics Solutions.

Sa Sa International sees fall in profits amid drop in tourism

29-Nov-2016 - Hong-Kong based Sa Sa International announced a 37.3% decrease in profits in its interim results, highlighting decreasing tourism numbers as a key factor.

Olaplex sues L’Oréal USA

28-Nov-2016 - The California-based professional hair care maker filed suit this month, claiming L’Oréal infringed on its patent and engaged in false advertising.

Cosmoprof Asia 2016 names first Innovation Circle Award winners

28-Nov-2016 - Cosmoprof Asia 2016 saw 650 new companies attend its two-venue event and inaugural Innovation Circle Awards.

China restricts Korean K-beauty influence

28-Nov-2016 - Distribution agreements and commercial relationships between China and South Korea’s cosmetics, beauty and personal industries have suffered a significant setback as China imposes stricter broadcasting rules.

Korean Isoi expands natural skin care operations

28-Nov-2016 - South Korean cosmetics company, Isoi, is building on its domestic market appeal by expanding its Korean skin care products internationally.

Amorepacific ramps up support for technological innovation

23-Nov-2016 - South Korean cosmetics leader, Amorepacific, demonstrates the importance of ongoing R&D through technology and innovation.

Korea to inspire at International Beauty Expo 2016

23-Nov-2016 - The 14th International Beauty Expo Korea will take place between 25th -27th November 2016 at COEX complex, Seoul, South Korea.

Tonymoly builds new manufacturing plant in China

22-Nov-2016 - Korean K-Beauty favourite, Tonymoly, invests 23 bn won (€19.1 mn) in a new production facility in Zhejiang Province, China.

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