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Johnson & Johnson at work on new antibacterial skin care

19-Apr-2017 - The personal care maker has teamed up with a company that specializes in solving bacterial problems. And the partnership is on track to develop at least one commercially viable skin...

Anti-pollution Special Newsletter

Anti-pollution claims: How R&D-backed packaging is influencing consumers

19-Apr-2017 - The huge anti-pollution trend started off in the Asia Pacific region, where markets such as China, Korea and Japan continue to be the main source of innovation and a constantly...

Frutarom acquires Vietnam’s Western Flavors

18-Apr-2017 - Natural speciality fine ingredients business, Frutarom, has agreed to acquire Vietnamese Western Flavors and plans to build a new flavours plant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to help expand...

Anti-Pollution Special Newsletter

Inside, Outside, Upside-down: Anti-pollution solutions in the Americas

18-Apr-2017 - Pollution is a global reality and a particular concern in urban areas. Whether it’s from light, gases, particulate matter, organic compounds, or heavy metals, ingredient and personal care makers serving...

Textures, ingredients and experiences boost South Korean cosmetics

17-Apr-2017 - South Korea has long been recognised as the beauty hub of Asia-Pacific as it continues to present new creations in the region.

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Anti-pollution cosmetics consumers seek visual clues

17-Apr-2017 - Belinda Carli, Director of Institute of Personal Care Science, puts forward the importance of seeing the effects of the environment for the growth of the anti-pollution sector.

Voice technology part II: Why it is fuelling brand strategies

12-Apr-2017 - As the Speak Easy report by Mindshare and J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group identifies voice technology as being more powerful than typing messages when it comes to developing customer relationships,...

Rising markets: South Korea and facial skin care

11-Apr-2017 - Market intelligence providers, Mintel, announced that the birthplace of K-beauty and K power now ranks in the top 10 for global beauty markets.

Voice technology part I: Building emotional connections with customers

11-Apr-2017 - The Speak Easy study, managed by media and marketing firm, Mindshare, and creative think tank, J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group, have released its report outlining how brands should incorporate voice...

L’Oréal develops mechanobiology research to create massage device for anti-ageing

10-Apr-2017 - L’Oréal’s Research and Innovation launches a first-of-its-kind skin device targeting anti-ageing, based on mechanobiology research.

Anti-pollution claims strengthen emerging facial powder niche

05-Apr-2017 - As facial powders have been tipped as the next big thing in the multifunctionality trend, Mintel explains how brands are utilising anti-pollution packaging claims and natural ingredients to boost their...

in-cosmetics Global 2017 Preview

What not to miss at in-cosmetics Global 2017

30-Mar-2017 - Our latest CD Buzz highlights the not-to-miss bits at in-cosmetics Global 2017. When the doors open in London's Docklands next week there will be a focus on sustainability, a special...

PCHi 2017 achieves record-breaking numbers with event firsts

29-Mar-2017 - This year’s Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show, organised by Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE), witnessed record-breaking numbers at its 10th-anniversary event.

Johnson & Johnson launches Singapore QuickFire Challenge

28-Mar-2017 - The personal care market in APAC is at the centre of an innovation drive by Johnson & Johnson Innovation as it teams up with ETPL and SMART to launch Singapore...

Wacker opens international training centre in Japan

28-Mar-2017 - Silicone producer, Wacker, strengthens its appeal to the Japanese market through building a training centre in Tsukuba, near Tokyo.

Dr. Wolff launches caffeine-based shampoo

28-Mar-2017 - Cosmetics producer, Dr Wolff, releases its Alpecin Sport Caffeine Shampoo in Hong Kong to help prevent hair loss.

Top Southeast Asian trends influencing Western facial skin care

27-Mar-2017 - We take a look at Mintel’s report into how multiple ingredients and key consumer demands born from Southeast Asia are generating a wave of interest from US millennials.

Shiseido tests humanoid robots for cosmetics production

27-Mar-2017 - In a revolutionary move and a cosmetics industry first, the leading Japanese heavyweight puts humanoid robots front and centre of its assembly lines.

Truth or dare? Natural color cosmetics that work

22-Mar-2017 - Whether from natural-first indie brands like Evelyn Iona or top beauty industry companies like L’Oréal, color cosmetics formulated partially or entirely with natural ingredients are gaining popularity. And effective all-natural...

Guest article

Online customisation meets DIY – an opportunity or limitation?

21-Mar-2017 - Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science provides an in-depth look at how consumers are influencing the customisation trend, both on and offline, and what this means...

China celebrates first PCHi Fountain Awards

20-Mar-2017 - The 10th edition of the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show held its inaugural Fountain Awards and revealed 30 award recipients.

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Anti-fatigue part 2: Energy boosting Indian beauty

14-Mar-2017 - We continue our conversation with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel on this growing niche segment and what we can expect from it in...

Lisse uses hydrogen to create face mask first

13-Mar-2017 - Korean premium beauty care producer, Lisse, has released the country’s first hydrogen-filled rejuvenation mask.

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How China plans to remain the lip care hub part 2

13-Mar-2017 - Due to the popularity of the lip cosmetics in China, we asked Laurie Du, Senior Beauty Analyst, Asia Pacific at Mintel, how the industry intends to retain its position at...

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Is plum poised to be the next big beauty oil?

08-Mar-2017 - Beauty oil is one of the biggest skin care trends right now, as consumers opt for simpler and more natural regimes. But with a wide variety of choice, has plum...

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