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Anti-Aging / Skin Whitening

Anti-Aging / Skin Whitening

Closely following the latest trends and formulation technologies that are leading the way in this ever-growing industry segment. As a science-driven trend, articles will also look at the latest research developments, lifting the lid on some of the most exciting innovations surrounding the active ingredients that have become the driving force of this category.

Kanebo to launch first new brand in 10 years

24-May-2016 - Japanese beauty player Kanebo has announced it will launch a new high-end brand across the Asia region in the coming months, to go global by 2017.

New skin lightening ingredient passes safety tests

19-May-2016 - Specialty chemicals firm Sirona Biochem has announced that its new skin lightening compound has recently gone through safety and efficacy testing that has brought the innovation a major step closer...

Korea’s older men as keen on cosmetics as women

19-May-2016 - A recent report has found that Korean men over 60 are increasingly concerned with beauty and personal care, with sales of male grooming up nearly as much as those for...

Cannabis cosmetics under question in Malaysia

18-May-2016 - With interest in the potential of cannabis in cosmetics products on the rise across the globally, Malaysia’s health ministry was recently forced to investigate claims that domestic retailers have been...

Philippines soap brand going global

18-May-2016 - A personal care company in the Philippines has announced it is expanding its operations due to increasing global demand.

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

New directions in anti-ageing

03-May-2016 - Cosmetics Design surveys this distinctive beauty category by looking forward at formulation trends and reflecting on innovative launches and business moves from the past year.

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

What’s trending in the natural anti-ageing category right now?

29-Apr-2016 - In the past few months we have seen a plethora of new natural-based ingredient launches targeting the anti-ageing beauty market, including, a raspberry extract, a green coffee oil ingredient and a new apple...

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

Anti-ageing may not reflect consumer sentiment – age management is better

27-Apr-2016 - Age management is a more appropriate term to describe the anti-ageing category and better reflects consumer sentiment, as consumers are now embracing their age, according to a market analyst.

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

Anti-pollution – the ever popular skin care trend

26-Apr-2016 - One of the latest trends in the industry at present is for anti-pollution products, and this presents an opportunity for brands within the anti-ageing category to target specific consumer needs.

Anti-Ageing Special Newsletter

Cosmetics Design Anti-Ageing Special Newsletter

20-Apr-2016 - Welcome to this special edition newsletter on anti-ageing, covering all the latest trends and scientific breakthroughs in what is one of the most vital and inspiring categories in the industry.

'Men-only' sunscreens marketed in India

14-Apr-2016 - The male grooming sector is seeing a strong boost across Asia, thanks to the growing enthusiasm among male consumers for a meterosexual style - in India, the latest category to...

Clarins targets Asian consumers with skin whitening range

30-Mar-2016 - Premium skin care brand Clarins has spoken of its focus on skin whitening in its strategy to target Asian consumers.

Researchers provide clinical evidence of collagen peptides as anti-ageing nutricosmetic

27-Jan-2016 - A team of researchers has shown the efficacy of specific collagen peptides to improve skin moisture and, for the first time, to prevent and reduce the fragmentation of the dermal...

Exclusive interview

"Just because you’re good at printing plastic does not mean you can print cells," warns expert on 3D bioprinting

25-Nov-2015 - With 3D Bioprinting promising great future advances, cosmetics companies are exploring its potential for skin care applications. However, Arnold Bos at Lux Research calls for caution as printing cells is...

'Anti-ageing developments in 2015'

Anti-ageing ingredients and treatments: what’s the latest in beauty?

12-Nov-2015 - From sea anemones to snail slime, copper to stem cells, innovation within anti-ageing is progressing at a fierce rate, as the sector attempts to keep on top of the huge...

Dispatches from Bangkok

Not at in-cosmetics Asia? Here's what you missed from our talk on 'SPF v UVA' for ethnic skin..

04-Nov-2015 - In a packed room of industry professionals on day one of in-cosmetics Asia , Cosmetics Design challenged the myth that SPF based products are the best protection for Asian skin. The talk...

Japanese scientist awarded for 'trail-blazing work' on stem cells research

10-Sep-2015 - This year's Chanel 'CE.R.I.E.S.' Award that honors global research in the area of healthy skin and/or its reactions to environmental factors has been scooped up by Japan's Emi Nishimura M.D., Ph.D....

Asia in Focus

Snail slime becomes old hat as horse oil takes precedence in Korea's Seoul

14-Jul-2015 - What does horse oil, donkey and goat milk all have in common? Well, according to our Asia cosmetics market expert, they are currently the most sought after 'natural' ingredients in...

South Korea skin care device demand drives innovation

25-Jun-2015 - Without question, Korea has one of the longest beauty routines in the world and seekers of perfect skin have recently been introduced to devices that make that regime easier. South...

Olay 'breakthrough study' discovers gene expression changes that impact the skin's ageing process

17-Jun-2015 - Olay has carried out in-depth research that shows how gene expression changes impact the appearance and quality of women's skin as they age across every decade.

Asia's the second largest cosmetics market after Europe, experts report

11-Jun-2015 - According to the latest research from ApacMarket.com, Asia-Pacific is the second largest market for cosmetics after Europe, expected to reach $126.8 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 4.02%....

Fujifilm signs new deal with Algatech to expand astaxanthin supply

10-Jun-2015 - After almost a decade of sourcing Algatech’s astaxanthin as the main active for its Astalift skin care products, Fujifilm has now signed a supply and long-term agreement to distribute the company's astaxanthin raw materials in...

Post show: China Beauty Expo organisers report success

04-Jun-2015 - According to the organisers of the China Beauty Expo, the 20th edition of the country’s 'biggest cosmetics event' reinforced its status in the market this year.

China's tourists boost AmorePacific's Q1 performance record

03-Jun-2015 - AmorePacific has posted its strongest first quarter performance to date, a boost the company attributes to Chinese tourists favouring its skin care at duty free shops.

L'Oreal also slashes prices as China reduces import tariff

02-Jun-2015 - Following China's decision to reduce the tariff on imported cosmetics, L'Oreal has announced its' plans to reduce the price of imported ranges.

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