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Study links early menopause to everyday exposure – but NOT cosmetics!

30-Jan-2015 - A new study has linked high levels of chemicals that we come across every day in the environment, plastics, and other household items, with women experiencing menopause 2-4 years earlier...

Japan's love of fake eyelashes could be damaging in the long run..

29-Jan-2015 - A study carried out at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that frequent wearers of long synthetic eyelashes are at risk of eye damage, as they tend to funnel air...

Venture Life moves into China's skin care market with 30 year deal

29-Jan-2015 - Healthcare brand, 'Venture Life' has signed a 30-year distribution deal with Shanghai based REC Cosmetics; the owner of 1,000 skin care retail chains across mainland China.

India based Essel Propack sets sights beyond oral care

29-Jan-2015 - The speciality packaging supplier to Hindustan Unilever, P&G and Colgate Palmolive, is adjusting its focus to accommodate more cosmetics segments.   

Study raises ethical concerns of skin whitening ads

28-Jan-2015 - Skin whitening is quite the trend in Asia-Pacific but expert Professor Lynne Eagle has questioned the ethics of marketing such products.

Soybean oil-based surfactant proven to improve cleaning, foaming and conditioning in shampoo

28-Jan-2015 - Scientists have developed a new non-toxic, environmentally friendly soybean oil-based polymeric surfactant (SBPS) and having studied it for potential application as a surface-active ingredient for shampoos, found that it improves...

New India Cosmetics Bill comes with 5 year jail sentence for violators

28-Jan-2015 - The new Drug and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, if it comes into effect, will see anyone in violation of the clinical trials procedure facing a jail sentence of up to five years....

As the seasons change, so do Korean men’s skin barriers

28-Jan-2015 - When the seasons change so can our mood or outlook, or even… South Korean men’s skin. A new study by the Inha University College of Medicine claims the factors that...

Pack Peek Gallery

Pack Peek gallery: A new year, new packs!

27-Jan-2015 - The New Year celebrations already feel like a lifetime ago and 2015 is well underway, so it’s about time we took a look at the announcements and highlights in the...

Japan proves to be fastest growing market for L’Occitane

27-Jan-2015 - Global French beauty giant, L’Occitane reports Japan to be its' biggest Asian market with total net sales up 15.2% to 133.9 million euro.

How to counter the slowdown in the China luxury market?

27-Jan-2015 - Sales of prestige and luxury cosmetics have continued to defy all other indications that China’s economy is slowing down. However, with the first signs that sales are going off the...

Is novel lipstick packaging a coming trend?

27-Jan-2015 - International cosmetics packaging manufacturers design lipstick tubes that help brands offer consumers more pleasurable and memorable beauty routines.

Can cosmetics brands help consumers keep their eyes healthy?

26-Jan-2015 - Insights from board certified oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Mirwat Sami suggest that consumers and brands alike can take meaningful steps to safeguard against eye injury.

Scientists discover bacterial pigment potential to improve SPF

22-Jan-2015 - Two pigments have potential as ingredients in sunscreens as they have been shown to improve sun protection factor and also display antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

Henkel beauty business moves into newly opened Shanghai center

22-Jan-2015 - Henkel’s beauty care business based in Asia will move into its new home at the company’s new Management Center which opened in Shanghai this week.

Award-winning oils and fats innovation makes skin care ‘more effective’

22-Jan-2015 - University lecturer Dr Mahiran Basri has been recognised for her work in successfully diversifying the use of oils and fats which resulted in an innovation formulated through nanotechnology that is...

Part II

'Brands MUST stay out of China in order to speed up change,' says HSI

22-Jan-2015 - Yesterday, Cosmetics Design spoke to Alain Khaiat about cosmetic brands opting out of China over animal testing. On his advice that the bigger players ‘cannot afford not to be present’, the HSI disagrees,...

Global market for fragrance ingredients set for strong growth from naturals trend

21-Jan-2015 - The global market for fragrance ingredients is set for strong annual growth rates, with growth mainly driven by demand for natural-based fragrances.

Fragrance and grooming behaviour could improve self-image

21-Jan-2015 - It could be something as simple as a spray of deodorant or a splash of perfume on your way out of the door, but it could end up improving your...

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Can cosmetic brands afford to opt out of China over animal testing?

21-Jan-2015 - While the ruling to end mandatory animal testing for most cosmetics in China came as good news on June 30 - the law only refers to domestic firms, meaning international...

Unilever sales hit by slump in China market

21-Jan-2015 - Unilever says that its performance in emerging markets, and specifically China, led to a decline in revenues for the current quarter, although profits were up for the Anglo-Dutch consumer giant.

UBM expands Asian events footprint with India personal care show

21-Jan-2015 - UBM India is to launch its first event in the Indian subcontinent, having scheduled the Personal Care India Expo 2015, which is being billed as an international trade show.

Fenchem expands into South America

20-Jan-2015 - China-based ingredients manufacturer Fenchem has announced its expansion into the South America market with the establishment of a new office in St. Pauls, Brazil.

Unilever profits up despite sales dip as Personal Care benefits from new launches

20-Jan-2015 - Unilever has its new product launches to thank for its growth in Personal Care last year as the company as a whole saw profit grow despite a sales dip.

Vietnam steps up its' game to attract Thai business

20-Jan-2015 - Thai cosmetic businesses have begun to see the value of investing in Vietnam, thanks to skilful workers and an average GDP growth rate of 5-6% annually.

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