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Sustainability has developed from an industry buzzword to a necessity for cosmetics firms, with developments in green chemistry, formulation and packaging. Here Cosmetics Design looks at the latest news and innovations in green cosmetics.

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Targeted delivery systems improve active ingredient applications part I

25-Oct-2016 - The efficient and specific delivery of an ingredient is a critical challenge in any cosmetic treatment.

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Innovative plant-based face mask enters naturals market

25-Oct-2016 - As face masks continue to grow in popularity, merging this dominant trend with the naturals market leverages its appeal to skin care-conscious consumers.

Japan bans 19 ingredients used in medicated soaps

20-Oct-2016 - Following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision that antibacterial wash manufacturers must ban 19 ingredients from their products within one year, Japan has announced it has already put...

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How Pollution Protection is transforming APAC cosmetics Part II

20-Oct-2016 - Anti-pollution products are one of the most sought after trends within the APAC region and with innovative developments, consumer attitudes and events all focusing on pollution protective cosmetics products, it...

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How Pollution Protection is transforming APAC cosmetics Part I

19-Oct-2016 - As consumers are increasingly searching for ways to protect their skin from pollution, we spoke to Christina Ho, Regional Skin Care Marketing Manager for Asia Pacific at cosmetics manufacturer Croda...

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What’s influencing the Japanese naturals market?

19-Oct-2016 - As consumers seek natural and organic cosmetic products, we deliver the second part of our interview with Jorge Larranaga, Senior Manager Manufacturing Division at Number Three in Japan on what...

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Industry insight into formulation challenges

13-Oct-2016 - With innovation and product development needed to access new markets and regions, stable formulations that offer long-term benefits and production efficiency are high on the agenda.

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Strict selection process leads anti-pollution skin care development

13-Oct-2016 - As consumers become increasingly aware and concerned about the effect pollution has on the skin, we speak to Alain Khaiat, President at Seers Consulting who gives us the latest on...

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Hair care products lead Japan’s naturals market

12-Oct-2016 - As the global natural cosmetics sector is one of the fastest growth segments within the beauty industry, we spoke to  Jorge Larranaga, Senior Manager, Manufacturing Division at Number Three in...

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AmorePacific prioritises product sustainability

12-Oct-2016 - As sustainability continues to grow in the natural and organic sector, we spoke to Jun-Seong Park, Heritage Material Research Team Leader/Manager, R&D Unit at AmorePacific, who emphasises that “product sustainability...

Skin whitening in India gathers pace

11-Oct-2016 - As the Indian skin-whitening market focuses on beauty-enhancing claims around health, David Tyrrell, Global Analyst at Mintel says “brands need to take the ethical high-ground when talking about fairer skin...

New skin care actives and pigments launch

06-Oct-2016 - Azelis and Tagra Biotechnologies team up to launch skin care actives and pigments in India, Australia and New Zealand.

What does pollution mean for your skin?

06-Oct-2016 - This is the question in-cosmetics Asia 2016’s New Spotlight On feature will examine when it will display a range of anti-pollution products and the latest innovative ingredients helping to redress...

Key green acquisitions

04-Oct-2016 - Following Unilever’s purchase of Seventh Generation, which marks the latest in a series of green acquisitions, we take a look at the latest mergers and acquisitions in Asia-Pacific and why...

Will the future of ethical labelling be defined by fragmentation or integration?

27-Sep-2016 - As the number of ethical labels in Asia’s cosmetics industry is developing rapidly, will new ethical, health and environmental labels join the dominant natural and organic segment? And how can...

Natural and organic labelling rise set to continue

22-Sep-2016 - The global cosmetics industry has seen a considerable increase in the use of ethical, natural and organic labels, which is having a positive effect on the Asia-Pacific market.

Naturals and Sustainability Special Newsletter

By-products and re-used materials raise bar on formulation sustainability

21-Sep-2016 - Ethical and sustainability claims are proving among the hottest trends right now, and a new way for formulators to tap into this heightened state of consumer consciousness is to reuse...

Euromonitor on the rise of the ‘eco-worrier’ and what it means for beauty

21-Sep-2016 - Euromonitor has released a report on the ‘eco-worrier’ global consumer profile, and explained what impact their spending habits will have on beauty.

New Zealand natural skincare brand pushes the ethical sector forward

15-Sep-2016 - Trilogy, a New Zealand-based natural skincare brand, combines ethical considerations with social responsibility to encourage international charity and cosmetics development.

Kao targets improved operating margins

14-Sep-2016 - Japanese multinational cosmetics player Kao says it is targeting a further increase in sales for its cosmetics division while also raising the profit margin target through to 2020.

Microbeads: UK government announces ban

06-Sep-2016 - Just days after a parliamentary committee released a review in favour of a ban in the UK, the government has announced any personal care products containing microplastic will be prohibited...

Complex carbohydrates research centre aims to benefit cosmetics and packaging

30-Aug-2016 - Adelaide Glycomics says that the opening of its carbohydrates research centre is the largest of its kind in the southern Hemisphere, and is likely to benefit a number of industries,...

Greenpeace East Asia reports positive response on microbeads

30-Aug-2016 - Following a report that outlined many of the multinational players had made little concrete commitment to eradicating microbeads, a number of multinationals break their silence.

Special Focus: Palm Oil

The guide on how to get palm oil right

25-Aug-2016 - Palm oil is an essential ingredient for cosmetics and personal care players, and if it’s sourced sustainably, it’s hard to beat both in terms of carbon footprint and efficacy....

Scientific breakthrough leads to skin care line made from centipede poop

18-Aug-2016 - Scientists in Korea say they have now commercialised cosmetics using an antibiotic substance found in the centipede species scolopendra subspinipes.

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