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Stepping out of the Stone Age: Male grooming booming as men up their interest

31-Jan-2013 - The modern man is concerned with his appearance and is increasingly aware of the benefits associated with a proper beauty regime and this, in turn, is driving the growth of...

New event additions help to build biggest ever PCHi in China

31-Jan-2013 - The organizer of this year’s PCHi event has confirmed a variety of new programs and activities that aim to make this the biggest China show to date.

Chinese consumers found to be snapping up overseas luxury cosmetics

31-Jan-2013 - According to a recent KPMG market report, an increasing number of middle class Chinese consumers are buying luxury cosmetics outside of the mainland.

Dabur sees double-digit gains despite tough economy

31-Jan-2013 - Despite a challenging macro-economic environment, Dabur India reported strong volume-driven growth across all its key categories; with skin and hair care both contributing to the double digit growth.

Aussie claims growth tonic is 'Viagra for the hair’

31-Jan-2013 - An Australian entrepeneur claims consumers have dubbed his new herbal lotion as the 'Viagra for the hair’ after trying the tonic that claims to promote hair growth by naturally appeasing DHT;...

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‘Animal testing ban signals a great victory in Europe, and should see other markets take note’

30-Jan-2013 - There seems to be continued talk in the cosmetics industry of the proposed animal testing ban that comes into place on March 11, 2013, and whilst it has been a...

Mixed bag for PZ Cussons as Asia gains offset by tough trade in Nigeria

30-Jan-2013 - Hair care manufacturer PZ Cussons has seen business in the UK and Asia boost profits for the first half of the year, but there are big concerns over poor performance...

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Korean cosmetics market is attractive for men’s grooming brands

29-Jan-2013 - Men’s natural skin care firm Bulldog has continued to roll its products out into new markets across the world; this time targeting South Korea, as the grooming trend grows.

China imposes anti-dumping duties on US and EU chemicals

29-Jan-2013 - China has imposed anti-dumping duties on the imports of two chemicals widely used as coupling agents for water-based coatings present in cosmetics and other consumer goods from the US and...

P&G sees profits jump on the back of restructuring and sales gains

28-Jan-2013 - Procter & Gamble has seen a big rise in its profits for the latest quarter, as savings from the company’s restructuring plan start to take effect alongside modest sales growth....

First of a kind cosmetics science conference to be held in India

28-Jan-2013 - The Cosmetics and Science Conference will be looking at key trends, including regulation, R&D and clinical challenges, and is said to be the first dedicated event of its kind to...

Indian actress wades in on animal testing debate

28-Jan-2013 - Animal testing on cosmetics is becoming a hot topic in India, as veteran actress Debasree Roy joins a campaign to fight against it and adds to a growing chorus of...

Hot date for Shiseido as new extract promotes eyelash growth

24-Jan-2013 - Cosmetics manufacturer Shiseido has developed its latest Zizyphus jujuba fruit extract, commonly known as jujube or red date, that has been proven to help eyelashes grow longer through promoting their...

Vietnam’s cosmetic industry struggles to revive domestic brands

24-Jan-2013 - According to various analysts in the Asia-Pacific region, the cosmetics industry in Vietnam, although having established many cosmetics brand names, has been overshadowed by multinational brands, due to a lack of...

PCHi reveals highlights for its conference program

24-Jan-2013 - This year’s PCHi event, which will take place in Guangzhou, southern China, will host the most comprehensive conference program to date.

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Unlucky for some? Not Shiseido, as 13 year licensing agreement is signed

24-Jan-2013 - Shiseido’s subsidiary Beauté Prestige International has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Azzedine Alaïa Couture of the Richemont Group to create, manufacture and distribute perfumes and cosmetics under the French...

Hair’s to a good year for Unilever

23-Jan-2013 - Thanks to a strong fourth quarter in the hair care segment, Unilever signed off a good year of growth in Personal Care, as well as its other consumer categories, with...

L’Oréal reiterates importance of sustainability AND safety of plastic packaging

23-Jan-2013 - Sustainable packaging has long been spoken about in the cosmetics industry and whilst one of beauty’s big players has pledged its commitment to the cause, L’Oréal has also reiterated the...

Governments at UN forum agree on treaty to tackle mercury emissions

22-Jan-2013 - After meeting at a UN forum last week, global governments have agreed on the first legally binding, global treaty to tackle mercury pollution after a recent UNEP report revealed that...

China SFDA labelling guidelines to come into effect in July

22-Jan-2013 - China’s SFDA has notified the world trade organization that there are two new regulations for cosmetic labeling and product instruction, which are to come into place in the region on...

Korean Consumer Agency finds high mercury levels in cosmetics

22-Jan-2013 - At a time when mercury emission in consumer products has gone under the spotlight, a Korean consumer watchdog has highlighted the high levels of the toxic chemical found in some...

Shiseido furthers expansion of American operations

22-Jan-2013 - The Japan-based Shiseido group has announced the next leg of manufacturing expansion for its American operations as it continues to expand its global footprint.

Online retailer Luxola expands its Southeast Asia brand availability

22-Jan-2013 - Luxola.com, which is rapidly emerging as one of the biggest online cosmetics retailers in Southeast Asia, has announced the addition of a range of major brands.

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Evolva works with Ajinomoto to build personal care applications

18-Jan-2013 - The Swiss company has joined up with the global supplier of amino acids to develop novel fermentation production routes to develop natural ingredients for application in personal care.

High recognition on the cards as Nivea redesign draws on classic blue tin

18-Jan-2013 - Skin care brand Nivea has taken a trip down memory lane having undergone a redesign based around the classic blue tin from the 1920s incorporating the blue Nivea colour and...

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