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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.

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 evolution of the halal trend part II: Indonesia leads innovation

13-Dec-2016 - In the second part of our article with Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel, we spoke about the growing popularity of halal products and...

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The evolution of the halal trend part I: Creating new target markets

12-Dec-2016 - As the number of facial skin care products with Halal claims in APAC continues to rise steadily, we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst...

How biotechnology has impacted the cosmetics business in 2016

12-Dec-2016 - Biotechnology continues to play an ever-increasingly important role in cosmetics formulation. Here we take a look at some of the most significant developments in this field during the past year.

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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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