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Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo 2016 event notches up significant growth

28-Jan-2016 - Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo 2016 closed its doors at the Big Sight space in Tokyo last Friday, with event organiser Reed Japan claiming a big success.

Taiwan to ban estrogens in cosmetics

28-Jan-2016 - The Food and Drug Administration in Taiwan has announced that three types of estrogen will be banned from use in cosmetics, due to their carcinogenic nature.

L'Oréal cashing in on Bollywood brand reps

28-Jan-2016 - L’Oreal has signed up several Indian actresses as brand reps lately, in a move set to push up brand awareness among younger consumers in the country.

Beauty tourism 'a bright spot' in Japan's gloomy economic prospects

27-Jan-2016 - Although a weakening yen and depleting tourism levels are casting a darkening shadow on the Japanese economy, beauty has been singled out as one industry which may continue to drive...

Researchers provide clinical evidence of collagen peptides as anti-ageing nutricosmetic

27-Jan-2016 - A team of researchers has shown the efficacy of specific collagen peptides to improve skin moisture and, for the first time, to prevent and reduce the fragmentation of the dermal...

‘World first’ personalized skin care technology launched

27-Jan-2016 -  A new app and connected cosmetics applicator device have been launched by skin care and medical technology developer OBJ, in what the company describes as ‘world first’ beauty personalisation technology....

Five top Korean beauty brands seeing average growth of 16.8%

27-Jan-2016 - Five leading listed cosmetic companies in Korea are predicted to register a year-on-year growth rate of 16.8%, as the global enthusiasm for k-beauty continues to surge.

P&G results get thumbs up from investors

26-Jan-2016 - Procter & Gamble’s second quarter results showed an increase in core sales and improved profit margins, beating analysts’ expectations and sending share prices up.

Korean beauty brands increasingly offering the interactive retail experience

26-Jan-2016 - Korean beauty brands are maximising the opportunities offered by interactive retail, according to a recent report by the Korea Herald.

Korean beauty still popular with China as 'next generation' brands emerge

26-Jan-2016 - Early sales figures from the new Shilla iPark online duty-free store confirm Chinese customers still place Korean beauty brands firmly among their favourites.

Seoul Secret Thailand offers public apology for ‘racist ad’

26-Jan-2016 - Seoul Secret, a Thai beauty brand whose recent 'White makes you win' advert caused worldwide controversy, has now offered a public apology.

How the shrewdest cosmetics and personal care brands engage consumers and attract investors

25-Jan-2016 - A CEW Business Insider event in New York City last week explored the connection between indie brand strategy, consumer expectations, and M&A activity in the beauty business. 

South Korea ups investment in alternative testing

21-Jan-2016 - While South Korea has been working on alternative testing that will fall in line with EU or OECD guidelines for some time, government officials have now proposed a $12.6m budget to further...

Could music affect your skin care experience? Shiseido thinks so…

21-Jan-2016 - Shiseido has sought to make skin care techniques and treatments ‘even more enjoyable and beautiful’ by developing Omotenashi Sound, aesthetic music software that enhances the power of touching the skin,...

Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo 2016, in photos

21-Jan-2016 - The Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo event opened its doors at the Big Sight show space yesterday and in this photo gallery we bring you some of the highlights.

Pack Peek Gallery

Pack Peek: A new year, new packaging innovations gallery

20-Jan-2016 - So, a new year is upon us and as 2016 is under way, it’s time for a look at the latest news and innovations from the cosmetics packaging world. Flick...

Drinkable cosmetic product claims all-natural anti-ageing properties

20-Jan-2016 - A new drinkable cosmetics product has been launched in Singapore by beauty brand Qiaohou, boasting all-natural, anti-ageing properties.

Japanese beauty brands increasing LGBT support

20-Jan-2016 - Lush Japan and Shiseido are two Japanese beauty brands getting behind a growing movement among corporations in the county to display support for LGBT minorities.

Estée Lauder makes email marketing strides in Malaysia

20-Jan-2016 - Estée Lauder is one brand making the most of email marketing opportunities in the APAC region, a recent study by Econsultancy has revealed.

Unilever sees double-digit turnover increase but warns of tough times ahead

19-Jan-2016 - The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant recorded double-digit growth in turnover in its full year 2015 results with innovations in the Personal Care business driving the segments improvement, but company CEO...

Asia to lead the way in global packaging growth over next 5 years...

19-Jan-2016 - New research from Smithers Pira reveals Asia will be the main region to lead the way in the global packaging market, which is forecast to reach $998 billion in the...

Avon brings in Asson Chang to turn things around in China

19-Jan-2016 - The appointment of Asson Chang as general manager of Avon's China division will be the fourth in five years for the firm. She is reported to be experienced in 'turning...

Biggest ever Cosme Tokyo event opens its doors tomorrow

19-Jan-2016 - The Cosme Tokyo event will be opening its doors tomorrow for three days, offering industry professionals a one-stop shop for the entire beauty chain.

eBay's Korean platforms - Gmarket and Auction pave the way for cross-border trade

14-Jan-2016 - As e-commerce continues its expansion on the Asia Pacific region; online shopping platforms, Gmarket and Auction - outlets of eBay Korea strive to support cross-border trade.

Yonsei University develops acid patch to reduce photo-ageing wrinkles

14-Jan-2016 - Scientists at Yonsei University in South Korea have developed an AA-loaded DMN patch that they claim treats wrinkles as proved in in vitro and clinical studies. 

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