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Nano particles are increasingly used to enhance cosmetics, especially sun care and anti-aging products but debate still rages over their safety.

Genetics: Next generation personalised cosmetics trend impacts lifestyles

04-Sep-2017 - South Korean smart DNA cloud-based application, My Genome Box, is set to shape consumer lifestyles based on genetic information.

Natural active ingredients: Achieving all-round appeal

28-Aug-2017 - As healthy lifestyles positively influence the rise in the natural active ingredient segment, marketing promotions, next generation materials, and leading Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions are all contributing to its growth.

Chlitina establishes a regenerative medicine platform with Tongji University

17-Jul-2017 - Taiwanese skin care and beauty salon franchise, Chlitina, announces its collaboration with Tongji University to create a regenerative medicine platform.

Researchers find a cheap, new way to make structural color

05-Jul-2017 - The shimmering shifting hues of insects come not from pigment but from carefully arranged particles. And new scientific research, documented in an article published by the American Chemical Society, suggests...

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.

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.

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,...

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.

Johnson & Johnson launches Singapore QuickFire Challenge

28-Mar-2017 - The personal care market in APAC is at the centre of an innovation drive by Johnson & Johnson Innovation as it teams up with ETPL and SMART to launch Singapore...

Shiseido tests humanoid robots for cosmetics production

27-Mar-2017 - In a revolutionary move and a cosmetics industry first, the leading Japanese heavyweight puts humanoid robots front and centre of its assembly lines.

Jala Group creates first 3D bioprint of artificial skin

20-Feb-2017 - Chinese cosmetics company, Jala Group develops imitation skin using 3D bioprinting technology for beauty matching

AmorePacific and SK Telecom sign agreement to advance IoT beauty

31-Jan-2017 - South Korean beauty leader, AmorePacific, and wireless communications company, SK Telecom, have teamed up to use data and the Internet of Things (IoT) to create beauty innovations.

Shiseido prepares for Aupres brand revamp

25-Jan-2017 - Japanese and multinational personal care giant, Shiseido, gets set to renew its Aupres brand for the Chinese market.

AmorePacific advances research and innovation efforts in Singapore

24-Jan-2017 - The South Korean cosmetics conglomerate announces the opening of a new research and innovation laboratory in Singapore to further expand its leading position in Southeast Asia.

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China’s cosmetics and consumer trends in 2017 part II: A new technological era

11-Jan-2017 - As China strives towards maximising its opportunities through the use of dynamic and intuitive technologies, we asked Delon Wang, Manager of Asia Pacific Trends at Mintel, what we can expect...

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...

Hax pairs with Johnson & Johnson to create personal care accelerator programme

12-Dec-2016 - China-based Hax, which specialises in providing seed investment for hardware startups, has joined forces with personal care giant Johnson & Johnson to create a new acceleration initiative.

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.

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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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...

New nanoscience suspends oil in clay, expanding the possibilities for cosmetic and personal care emulsions

30-Nov-2016 - Last week, the open access journal Scientific Reports published the latest work of physicist Jon Otto Fossum, and his findings “may lead to new emulsion or encapsulation technologies.”

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”.

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