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Want to stay up to speed with the latest cosmetic research developments in skin discoloration, anti-ageing technologies and hair regeneration? 

Bookmark this section to find out what scientists are up to in areas like natural polymers, microalgae and spider silk in the labs of Universities, ingredient suppliers and manufacturers.

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Gastronomia part 2: What’s next for natural ingredients?

07-Dec-2016 - With companies taking inspiration from the food and drinks industry, we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel how the sector is impacting ingredient...

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.

Korean particle specialist platforms technology for BB category

07-Dec-2016 - Korean-based KPT Technology was highlighting its latest particle technology aimed at the BB cream sector at the recent Cosmoprof Asia event. The company was a finalist at the event's innovation...

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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...

China’s Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics now in full effect

06-Dec-2016 - The Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (STSC) came into full effect on 1st December, prohibiting the manufacture and import of any cosmetics that do not comply with the STSC...

SinoMach freeze-drying technology scoops up Cosmoprof innovation award

06-Dec-2016 - SinoMach's new approach to freeze-drying technology is said to enhance efficacy for a number of cosmetic applications. Indeed, the judges at the Cosmoprof Asia innovation awards were so impressed they...

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.

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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...

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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...

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Anti-pollution product launches Part I: Why APAC is the region of choice

29-Nov-2016 - As market research company, Mintel, finds over a third of all anti-pollution products in 2016 have been launched in APAC, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation...

B Kolor wins Cosmoprof Innovation Circle Award for colour cosmetic

29-Nov-2016 - At the recent Cosmoprof Asia event, B Kolor Makeup & Skincare walked away with the Innovation Circle Award in the colour cosmetics category for its baked highlighting powder. We spoke...

Halal fragrances to lead growing ethical sector, report states

29-Nov-2016 - Increasing awareness among consumers about halal-certified products boosts the demand for Halal cosmetics and the fragrance sector, in particular, which is expected to generate the largest CAGR during the forecast...

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5 top functional ingredient launches of 2016

29-Nov-2016 - 2016 was a year that saw an increased focus on fast-to-market formulations, continued growth of the natural sector and a huge explosion in interest in the sensory aspects of a...

Cosmetics Design launches Beauty Industry Awards!

28-Nov-2016 - The Cosmetics Design team is delighted to announce the launch of its regional and global Beauty Industry Awards, the first award of its kind to recognize achievements in the entire...

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.

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.

Korean National Assembly Forum highlights alternative testing methods

23-Nov-2016 - Humane Society International is holding an Assembly Forum in Korea to emphasise the importance of “supporting advancing science without suffering”.

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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Seppic’s Emogreen wins functional ingredients award

22-Nov-2016 - As Seppic Asia’s Emogreen won the best prize in the functional ingredients category of the Best Ingredient Awards Innovation at in-cosmetics Asia 2016, we spoke to Marty Lumain, Asia Pacific...

Korean retailer Peach & Lily introduces skin care range

21-Nov-2016 - Korean beauty giant, Peach & Lily, launches its skin care brand, which features its new face mask collection.

Unilever China wins Sustainable Business Award

21-Nov-2016 - Unilever China won the Sustainable Business Award for the second time at the recent British Business Awards.

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How brands can evolve in personal care market part III

17-Nov-2016 - Part III: Using science and nature to launch productsIn the final part of our interview, we spoke to Vito Consiglio, Vice President, Personal and Home Care, Ashland, about how Ashland...

Biotherm Homme and David Beckham go digital in Shanghai for new product range

16-Nov-2016 - International celebrity David Beckham and Biotherm Homme, the luxury skincare brand, partner in Shanghai to promote male grooming through its Force Supreme Life Essence range.

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