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AmorePacific and SK Telecom sign agreement to advance IoT beauty

31-Jan-2017 - South Korean beauty leader, AmorePacific, and wireless communications company, SK Telecom, have teamed up to use data and the Internet of Things (IoT) to create beauty innovations.

Unilever releases its full-year 2016 results: sales growth below expectations

31-Jan-2017 - Multinational consumer goods giant Unilever has released its annual report, acknowledging that its performance was beset by challenging market conditions.

Halal popularity goes global

31-Jan-2017 - The halal cosmetics market is expected to rise to $52.39 bn (€48.9 bn) by 2021, up from $26.47 bn (€24.7 bn) in 2016, global technology research and advisory company Technavio, reports.

Personal care: Drivers behind the sector's future success

31-Jan-2017 - Business insight providers, Markets and Markets, has released its latest findings on the top 10 care chemicals including colour cosmetics, personal care ingredients, cosmetic pigments and active ingredients, that are...

Personal care industry executives meet with Trump

30-Jan-2017 - Last week the new President met with 12 business leaders, among them the CEO of Johnson & Johnson. Cosmetics Design reached out to Gorsky to find out how he’ll be...

Beauty and digital come together to launch the industry’s next creator

30-Jan-2017 - Asia’s Next Top Beauty Creator, which seeks to find the most innovative creations in the industry, hits the web on 1st February 2017 to push Asia’s status as a leading...

Depilex SmileAgain Foundation appeals for a mandatory skin whitening standard in Pakistan

30-Jan-2017 - Pakistan calls for the government to protect consumers as professionals warn against the negative effects of skin whitening creams.

Silicone features highly in production and on the shelves

30-Jan-2017 - With APAC consumers looking for new and improved formulations that take their favourite beauty applications through the day, into the night, producers and developers are upping their silicone usage.

Beauty buzzwords for 2017 from industry commentators

27-Jan-2017 - With the industry already off to a flying start with innovation in 2017, we take a look at what industry commentators are predicting as the major trends for the year ahead.

Want to get the latest, global perspective on the anti-pollution trend?

25-Jan-2017 - CosmeticsDesign is gearing up to host an interactive web forum with global industry experts on the ongoing rise of the anti-pollution (or protection) trend.

Cosmax releases new vision to achieve K beauty and ODM dominance

25-Jan-2017 - To mark its 25th anniversary, leading South Korean beauty manufacturer and distributor, Cosmax, sets out its ambitious vision for 2017.

Top global consumer trends 2017 part 1: ageing and immediacy

25-Jan-2017 - Market research company Euromonitor International’s recent report on the ‘Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2017’  indicates how our attitudes to cosmetics and the overall shopping experience are changing....

Shiseido prepares for Aupres brand revamp

25-Jan-2017 - Japanese and multinational personal care giant, Shiseido, gets set to renew its Aupres brand for the Chinese market.

Photo highlights of the Cosme Tokyo and Cosme Tech event, 2017

25-Jan-2017 - The Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo event opened its doors at the Big Sight yesterday, revealing a bigger and more international than ever before. Here are some of the photo...

New study considers how solvents influence skin properties

24-Jan-2017 - A study by researchers at the University of Lund, in Southern Sweden, is taking a closer look at how solvents used in creams and lotions can impact the skin.

A bigger and more international Cosme Tokyo and Cosme Tech event opens its doors

24-Jan-2017 - The show organisers are promising that this year’s exhibition will be 25% bigger and will have a far more international angle, as it opens its doors at the Big Sight...

Customisable cosmetics: The trend on LG H&H’s lips

24-Jan-2017 - LG Household & Health Care is set to introduce South Korea’s first ever customised skin care solution, the country’s leading daily business newspaper, Pulse, reports.

PETA: China’s new regulation removes animal testing procedure

24-Jan-2017 - Following the announcement of China Food and Drug Administration's (CFDA) new regulation — coming into effect from 1st March 2017  — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) believes...

AmorePacific advances research and innovation efforts in Singapore

24-Jan-2017 - The South Korean cosmetics conglomerate announces the opening of a new research and innovation laboratory in Singapore to further expand its leading position in Southeast Asia.

Shiseido acquires US customization player MatchCo

23-Jan-2017 - Shiseido has continued to expand its international and US footprint with the acquisition of MatchCo, a California-based developer of customized digital tools used in personalization beauty regimes.

Trump White House moves swiftly against issues of import to the cosmetics and personal care industry

23-Jan-2017 - On Friday, inauguration day here in the States, a lot of changes took place as the Obama administration came to an end and a new team took power. As part...

China demands filing for host of first-import cosmetics products

23-Jan-2017 - China is changing the way it manages non-special use cosmetics that travel through the Shanghai Pudong area, as brands importing for the first time will now be subject to filing...

Volume Down: The male hair trend sweeping Asia

23-Jan-2017 - Market research company, Mintel, reports that this year’s latest trend in male grooming, ‘volume down’ hair care, is seeing APAC brands step up their creativity and innovation.

Luxasia teams up with Puig to grow presence in Asia

23-Jan-2017 - Dominant prestige Asian beauty retailer, Luxasia, enters a joint venture deal with Spanish fragrance company, Puig, to expand its name throughout Asia.

Scientists look at hair on a nanoscale

19-Jan-2017 - Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, in collaboration with a scientist out of Zurich, Switzerland, have published new data on the structure and mechanics of hair that has...

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