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Cosmax opens new colour cosmetics facility in China

15-Feb-2017 - Cosmetics R&D and production company, Cosmax, ups its production capacity by opening a make-up factory to encourage growth in the Chinese market.

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What customization means to the personal care industry

13-Feb-2017 - Customization is set to be one of the biggest trends for personal care in 2017 – so just what does it mean to the Personal Care industry and what should...

L’Oreal Thailand opens green distribution centre

07-Feb-2017 - As L’Oreal Thailand opens its green distribution centre at TPARK Bangna, the sustainability-driven facility is Asia’s first LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver level green distribution centre, reported...

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Sweatproof make up: Beauty brilliance around the clock

07-Feb-2017 - The 24-hour beauty trend is driving the APAC region as consumers want to look and feel their best throughout the day and into the night, regardless of environmental influences such...

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Sustainability: A staple of brands’ communication strategies

07-Feb-2017 - As companies strive towards implementing optimal environmental initiatives, Belinda Carli, Director, at the Institute of Personal Care Science explores how this ongoing focus is stepping up a gear in 2017.

Halal popularity goes global

31-Jan-2017 - The halal cosmetics market is expected to rise to $52.39 bn (€48.9 bn) by 2021, up from $26.47 bn (€24.7 bn) in 2016, global technology research and advisory company Technavio, reports.

Personal care: Drivers behind the sector's future success

31-Jan-2017 - Business insight providers, Markets and Markets, has released its latest findings on the top 10 care chemicals including colour cosmetics, personal care ingredients, cosmetic pigments and active ingredients, that are...

Depilex SmileAgain Foundation appeals for a mandatory skin whitening standard in Pakistan

30-Jan-2017 - Pakistan calls for the government to protect consumers as professionals warn against the negative effects of skin whitening creams.

Silicone features highly in production and on the shelves

30-Jan-2017 - With APAC consumers looking for new and improved formulations that take their favourite beauty applications through the day, into the night, producers and developers are upping their silicone usage.

New study considers how solvents influence skin properties

24-Jan-2017 - A study by researchers at the University of Lund, in Southern Sweden, is taking a closer look at how solvents used in creams and lotions can impact the skin.

Customisable cosmetics: The trend on LG H&H’s lips

24-Jan-2017 - LG Household & Health Care is set to introduce South Korea’s first ever customised skin care solution, the country’s leading daily business newspaper, Pulse, reports.

Scientists look at hair on a nanoscale

19-Jan-2017 - Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, in collaboration with a scientist out of Zurich, Switzerland, have published new data on the structure and mechanics of hair that has...

Institute of Personal Care Science: Top trends in 2017

18-Jan-2017 - As big brands focus on their new year strategies and development plans, we take a look at the Institute of Personal Care Science ’s projected trends and how they are...

Cosme Tokyo 2017 to showcase Made in Japan cosmetics

18-Jan-2017 - This year’s Cosme Tokyo 2017 will place particular importance on promoting products formulated, developed and marketed on its home soil.

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Palm oil usage part II: Thinking beyond the RSPO

11-Jan-2017 - In the second part of our interview with Alexis Maisonet, Marketing Analyst and R&D Innovation Technician at Bentley Labs, we spoke about the short and long-term implications of continuing to...

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Palm oil usage part I: Its impact on the environment

10-Jan-2017 - As the use of palm oil remains commonplace in the cosmetics industry, we spoke to Alexis Maisonet, Marketing Analyst and R&D Innovation Technician at Bentley Labs about the damaging effects...

Water conservation part II: What’s next for sustainability?

09-Jan-2017 - Market information provider, Mintel, releases data on the emerging trend that will see the beauty and cosmetics industries prioritise conserving water and encourage consumers to do the same.

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.

Johnson & Johnson at work on skin care that modulates bacteria

05-Jan-2017 - The multinational company has partnered with a biotech firm specializing in probiotic skin care and cosmetics as part of its new JLINX program.

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.

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.

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.

New approach to identifying allergens ‘helps fragrance makers speed time to market’

16-Dec-2016 - Identifying allergens is a challenge for any formulator of fragrance products, and one company reckons it’s found a novel way to speed up the process.

The evolution of the Halal trend part III: Mintel presents hijab hair care opportunities

14-Dec-2016 - As the halal market in APAC moves beyond its niche market appeal, we take a look at the growing potential of the halal and hijab hair care sector.

China’s cosmetics production license deadline approaches

14-Dec-2016 - Chinese cosmetics manufacturers must exchange or obtain a Cosmetic Production License before 31st December 2016 to continue manufacturing activities.

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