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The squalene debate: China under the spotlight for cosmetics focused slaughters

30-Jan-2014 - Despite various cosmetic companies investing in more sustainable alternatives to squalene, some specialised producers have been found to still be dealing in the shark liver in China.

News in brief

Last call for Beiersdorf Innovation Pitch entries

30-Jan-2014 - Personal care giant Beiersdorf is urging any remaining candidates for their Innovation Pitch to get applications in before tomorrow’s deadline.

Researchers convert adult cells to hair generating stem cells to beat the bald

30-Jan-2014 - In news that may please the follicly challenged among us, researchers have come up with a method to convert adult cells into epithelial stem cells for the first time.

Scientists' further understanding of pathway to protect skin from sun exposure

30-Jan-2014 - Scientists have identified key elements of the ultraviolet radiation (UVR) activated pathway and how a specific protein can mediate the skin’s response which could lead to better methods of protecting...

Sinar Mas set to expand footprint in palm oil for cosmetics

29-Jan-2014 - Indonesian conglomorate Sinar Mas has laid out plans to expand its presence in the market for palm oil derivatives used in cosmetics by announcing a $400m investment in production facilities.

Marketoonist Tom Fishburne to open up the Cosmetics Vision event in Cannes next month

29-Jan-2014 - The Cosmetics Vision Event will open its doors in Cannes, south of France, on March 5th and we are very excited to confirm that the opening presentation will be given...

WWF welcomes forest conservation policy in Indonesia

29-Jan-2014 - Global campaign group WWF has welcomed a Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP) launched by Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL), that will hopefully support forest conservation in Indonesia.

CFDA publishes amendment of cosmetic registration

29-Jan-2014 - China’s FDA has welcomed public comments on the amendment of new cosmetic ingredient registration management rules.

Scientists explain skin regeneration properties of birch bark

28-Jan-2014 - Scientists in Germany have explained the wound healing and skin regeneration properties of tree bark which they have put down to one particular extract, betulin, and how it reacts on...

Dabur India posts strong personal care results

28-Jan-2014 - Dabur India, one of the leading domestic providers of personal care in India, has reported a strong surge in third quarter on the back of strong oral care and toothpaste...

P&G's emerging markets help to counter stagnant sales in the West

28-Jan-2014 - Stale sales in developed markets are boosted by very strong growth in revenues from P&G's emerging markets, which are headed up by the Asia Pacific region.


Multifunctional and customisation set to re-shape the cosmetics world

28-Jan-2014 - The growing multifunctional and customisation trends are about giving consumers more choice and greater versatility, while providing manufacturers with a greater number of premium level SKUs.

Sao Paulo is the first Brazilian state to ban animal testing

27-Jan-2014 - The State is the first in Latin America to issue the ban on cosmetics companies based in the area testing both ingredients and finished products on animals.

Asia in Focus

Japanese anti-aging hair care category sees major innovations

23-Jan-2014 - Hair care in Japan reached 523 billion yen in 2012 and rose by 6% last year. Although this represents only a slight rise, our regional expert says the category is not to be underestimated, considering many segments have remained...

Philippines plays catch up on lead regulation

23-Jan-2014 - The Philippines government has introduced laws to ban the use of lead in a host of consumer products, including cosmetics and personal, in a move that brings it up to...

Thai men’s skin care market holds vast opportunity, says Euromonitor

23-Jan-2014 - There is a great opportunity for both international and local manufacturers to target men’s skin care in Thailand as it seeks to follow in the footsteps of South Korea, says...

TRI-K expands its surfactants capabilities with acquisition

22-Jan-2014 - Specialty ingredients player TRI-K has expanded its ingredients capabilities with the acquisition of US-based business Surfactants International.

IFF acquires Israel-based Aromor fragrance business

22-Jan-2014 - International Flavors & Fragrances has acquired the fragrance ingredients and fragrance creation abilities of Israel-based company Aromor Flavors and Fragrances.


China’s cosmetic market landscape looks set for big changes

22-Jan-2014 - The cosmetic and personal care market in China has seen phenomenal growth in recent years, something that many international players have been able to capitalize on, but are the good...

Halal holds just 4% of cosmetics market despite vast Muslim population

22-Jan-2014 - With the global cosmetics market placed at $335 billion, the halal segment still remains relatively small in comparison to the 1.6 billion Muslim population made up of potential consumers.   ...

Wacker to strengthen presence in India with center expansion

22-Jan-2014 - Chemicals company Wacker is strengthening its presence in India by opening its expanded technical center for silicone products in Amtala near Kolkata. 

L’Oréal chief says buying back Nestlé shares makes sense

21-Jan-2014 - L’Oréal chief executive Jean-Paul Agon says it would be a ‘good operation’ if the French cosmetics maker was to buy back Swiss food giant Nestle's 29.8% stake.

Unilever and L’Oreal hit back at mercury, chromium and nickel claims

21-Jan-2014 - Cosmetic giants Unilever and L’Oreal have hit back at activist group, Centre for Science and Environment over claims that metals like mercury, chromium and nickel are in their products.  ...

Japanese luxury cosmetics segment seeing success

21-Jan-2014 - Japanese cosmetic giants may now start to invest in bespoke facial care after seeing brands like Shiseido, Kao and Kose Corp cashing in on consumer demand for luxury products despite the...

China authorities put Nu Skin under investigation

20-Jan-2014 - China authorities have put direct sales player Nu Skin under investigation, following a report in the China newspaper People’s Daily last week that the company has been operating an illegal...

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