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Beauty technology on new level with manicure that lights up

24-Apr-2014 - Japanese toy firm Takara Tomy ARTS has developed nails that light up when using Android-powered smart phones.

China skin care takes its rightful place as 3rd largest market

23-Apr-2014 - In 2012, China became the world's third largest cosmetics market following the US and Japan. Now, analysts report that by October 2013, the total sales of skin care products in China to...

Unilever takes advantage of mobiles’ novelty in rural India

23-Apr-2014 - In the latest move from beauty brands mobilising to leverage the increasing number of consumers from rural areas of India, Unilever has launched a music streaming marketing service for its...

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Consumers confused about what ‘green’ means, says Aveda

22-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics brands need to make it their mission to ensure that the word ‘green’ is used correctly and does not confuse consumers and lose its meaning, according to Estée Lauder’s...

Western consumers are now demanding skin care influences from Asia

22-Apr-2014 - It is important for ingredient suppliers to stay relevant and follow the trends – which in skin care right now, is coming from Asia…

“It’s never too late to catch up” – Cosmetics can capitalize on digital and mobile

21-Apr-2014 - The cosmetics industry can catch up with other industries and effectively utilize digital marketing and mobile apps according to an expert in the field.

Halal cosmetics on the rise in APAC region

21-Apr-2014 - A recent report from market research firm TechNavio has highlighted the rise of cosmetics able to make halal claims, noting it expects the category to see growth at a CAGR...

Consumers must be educated to make cosmetics packaging sustainable

17-Apr-2014 - Educating consumers is the only way brand owners can ensure that cosmetic packaging reaches sustainability goals according to a Korean chemical manufacturer.

Euromonitor highlights the latest moves in the emerging markets

17-Apr-2014 - At last week's in-cosmetics Hamburg event Cosmetics Design spoke to Euromonitor International's head of beauty and personal care, Irina Barbalova to find out what are the latest developments in the...

Beauty brands hit and miss with video advertising

16-Apr-2014 - Recent video advertising campaigns by Dove and Veet have met with criticism from consumers and professional commentators, emphasizing the importance of the increasingly dominant marketing format for the beauty industry. ...

L'Oréal setting up India hair colour price battle?

16-Apr-2014 - International cosmetics giant L'Oréal has launched a new mass-market level product onto the Indian hair colourant segment, in a move that could ignite a price war.

Trend for beards leads to new opportunities in facial hair grooming

16-Apr-2014 - The male grooming category has been promising plenty of opportunities for many years, but it never seems to have delivered, a fact that has been underlined once again by the...

Pond’s moves to leverage India’s strengthening male grooming

15-Apr-2014 - The upcoming growth predicted for India’s male grooming sector is an opportunity that Pond’s, a beauty brand from Hindustan Unilever (HUL), is looking to exploit in the near future, with a...

Brazil remains a market full of opportunities, says ABIHPEC exec

14-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics Design caught up with Daniel Oliveira, of ABIHPEC's business intelligence unit, who explained that there are still big opportunities in the market for cosmetics and personal care, despite signs...

Beiersdorf: collaboration breeds innovation

09-Apr-2014 - In an exclusive interview at the in-cosmetics event in Hamburg, Beiersdorf R&D corporate director Andreas Clausen tells Cosmetics Design that conversing and sharing ideas with the industry is still leading...

First ever 'Kosmetica' beauty event caters to India's rapid growth

09-Apr-2014 - With the Indian cosmetic industry forecaste to reach $200 billion by 2020, more beauty focused events are springing up all over the country, Kosmetica being the first of its kind...

Cosmeceuticals expecting double digit growth across Asia

09-Apr-2014 - China, India and Japan will all participate in the upcoming growth of cosmeceuticals in the Asia Pacific region, according to Ken Research’s latest market report.

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Will King fights for personal care players in sluggish male grooming sector

08-Apr-2014 - The rambunctious founder of UK men’s grooming brand King of Shaves says he disagrees with the suggestion that the big personal care players do not know how to communicate with men....

"Ask the consumer what they need, and tailor your response," says expert on data analysis

08-Apr-2014 - Beauty brands taking up the opportunities offered by big data are profiting big, both from the cost-saving and money-making prospects analysis can offer.

Opportunities in skin care and make-up to push US sales on, says Kline

07-Apr-2014 - Skin care and make-up continue to propel the US personal care market forward despite tough societal and economic conditions.

Cosmetics arena getting competitive in Australia

03-Apr-2014 - The cosmetics sector in Australia has recorded unexpectedly steady growth of late, according to the latest market report from IBISWorld, and rising competitivity means brands must continue to adapt to...

China to banish poverty by using hemp – even in cosmetics

03-Apr-2014 - The Chinese government is now actively promoting hemp cultivation in various industries, including cosmetics, as a tool for lifting rural Chinese out of poverty.

Consumers look to bloggers, a trend being underlined in the nail care category

02-Apr-2014 - Consumers are turning to bloggers and online mediums to educate themselves about beauty and personal care, according to the latest social media trends update from Mintel.

Symrise and Ashland win Breakthrough Innovation Awards at PCHi 2014

02-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics ingredients suppliers Symrise and Ashland scooped top honours at the China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Awards at the PCHi trade event earlier this year, both winning the Breakthrough...

Beyond Beauty ASEAN-Bangkok highlights features of new event

02-Apr-2014 - The organisers of Beyond Beauty ASEAN-Bangkok say that a press conference and forum held in Bangkok earlier this month attracted a lot of attention and exhibitor bookings.

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