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Oat Cosmetics selects distributors in Malaysia and Taiwan

23-May-2017 - Oat-derived cosmetics ingredients manufacturer and supplier, Oat Cosmetics, has appointed distributors in Malaysia and Taiwan to build upon Asia-Pacific demand for natural cosmetics.

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Cell therapy: Scientific breakthrough treats signs of ageing

17-May-2017 - With almost two decades of cell therapy experience, Lee Buckler, President and CEO of RepliCel Life Sciences, has pioneered cell science approaches in the field of regenerative medicine. We continued...

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Cell therapy innovation set to reverse impacts of ageing

16-May-2017 - As anti-ageing solutions evolve to meet growing demands around environmental concerns, we spoke to Lee Buckler, President and CEO, RepliCel Life Sciences, about how its latest cell technology aims to...

Skin care leads digital advertising spend in Thailand

15-May-2017 - Three dominant beauty sectors top the Digital Advertising Association’s (DAAT) digital spend list in Thailand in 2017.

Yanagiya Honten reenters male hair care sector

09-May-2017 - Japanese hair care provider, Yanagiya Honten, has re-released Yanagiya Grease from its male grooming and styling product portfolio.

Leave-ins and scalp protection dominate Japanese hair care

02-May-2017 - Mintel reveals that Japan is championing leave-in hair care and scalp protection releases and is the leading country for this growing segment in Asia-Pacific (APAC).

Wellthan.com releases wellness skin care range

02-May-2017 - Beauty supplier, Wellthan.com, focuses on wellness to present its skin care range to the Chinese and Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets.

Johnson & Johnson targets 'Active Kids' with shampoo range

01-May-2017 - Baby care producer, Johnson & Johnson, is entering the child-specific personal hair care sector by launching shampoos aimed at 3 to 10-year-olds.

Ageing: How consumer voice is disrupting the beauty industry

01-May-2017 - As Daphne Kasriel-Alexander, Consumer Trends Consultant at Euromonitor International revealed the changing voice of ageing consumers, we consider how this may have a rising influence over the marketing campaigns and...

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

28-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...

Seaweed Expo to highlight ingredient's burgeoning potential

26-Apr-2017 - South Korea, the APAC hub of creativity and innovation, boosts the profile of seaweed for cosmetics and personal care applications.

Ostrich antibody technology targets hair loss prevention

25-Apr-2017 - Maz World is entering the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks (HKSTP) to launch its ostrich antibody technology to the Japanese hair loss market.

Shiseido reveals wrinkle improving capabilities of retinol formulation

25-Apr-2017 - Japanese multinational personal care giant, Shiseido, conducted a clinical trial into the effect and efficacy of retinol active ingredients in improving wrinkles.

CIDP pursues anti-pollution and sun care substantiation claims

24-Apr-2017 - The Centre International de Développement Pharmaceutique (CIDP), a Mauritius-based private and independent Contract Research Organisation (CRO), focuses on blue light study protocol and its personal care developments after obtaining ISO-certification....

South Korean biotechnology firm Hugel in €762 mn acquisition deal

24-Apr-2017 - The global private investment firm, Bain Capital, agrees to purchase almost half of South Korean biopharmaceutical firm Hugel.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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