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Omega-3 shown to provide protection against sun damage and skin cancer

28-Feb-2013 - Taking omega-3 fish oils could help protect the skin against sun damage and boost skin immunity to sunlight, protecting against skin cancer.

Emerging markets tipped to be the largest economies by 2020

28-Feb-2013 - Euromonitor’s latest findings comes as good news to the cosmetic giants investing in emerging markets like P&G and Estee Lauder, as the market researcher predicts emerging countries to be three of...

EU animal testing ban in place, now calls for NZ and the rest to follow suit

28-Feb-2013 - Humane Society International, Lush and SAFE are calling on the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, New Zealand, and other organizations, to ban animal testing in cosmetics for good.

DCGI fast-tracks deletion of two final animal tests for cosmetics in India

28-Feb-2013 - The battle to end animal testing in the cosmetic industry in India has stepped up a notch after the regulatory Drug Controller General of India called for the fast-tracking of...

Skin care sector to become affordable to rising Indian middle class

28-Feb-2013 - Although price still remains a major factor to Indian consumers, the skin care market is expanding as consumer views start to shift more towards necessity rather than luxury due to...

Time for ingredient firms to focus on consumers and the consumption phase

27-Feb-2013 - Organic Monitor feels that the consumption phase of cosmetic products is often being ignored by the industry in comparison to the focus on raw materials and production process, which can...

Dow C&I to launch novel moisturizing ingredient at China show

26-Feb-2013 - Dow Consumer & Industrial Solutions has turned its focus to consumer demand for better moisturizing performance with its latest launch of its novel ingredient MoistStar.

News in brief

Azelis invests further in China with Shanghai expansion

26-Feb-2013 - Europe-based distributor Azelis has grown its presence further in Asia-Pacific, where it has been doing so for the last four years, with the opening of a new headquarters in Shanghai,...

Global pigment provider opens new plant in China to meet demand

26-Feb-2013 - The Hong Kong-based manufacturer of iron oxide and chrome oxide pigments, Cathay Industries, has invested, together with Tonghua Group, in a state-of-the-art production plant for yellow, red and black iron...

Pangea receives PETA award for pulling out of China market

25-Feb-2013 - Many international cosmetic makers are faced with ethical questions over whether or not to be present in the China market because of animal testing requirements. Pangea Organics chose not to...

Cosmetics Design gears up for the third SkinCare Ingredients Virtual Trade Show

21-Feb-2013 - Put the date in your diaries: June 12th 2013, marks the return of the SkinCare Ingredients virtual trade show and conference and the third year running for this fast growing...

Asia Pacific flagged up as being a driving force in beauty device growth

21-Feb-2013 - One of the biggest beauty trends of the past year has been the explosion of beauty devices on the global market, with the Asia Pacific region being singled out as one...

HPCI exhibition to open its doors in Mumbai next week

21-Feb-2013 - The countdown to the opening of the Home and Personal Care Ingredients exhibition and conference has begun with the doors to the two day exhibition due to open in Mumbai...

Unilever to build deodorant manufacturing facility in India

20-Feb-2013 - The global personal care giant is set to open its first aerosol manufacturing plant in Asia, the venture follows a set of recent investments in new factories announced for Thailand...

Guest article

Men's grooming - why all the hype?

20-Feb-2013 - This month, veteran cosmetic industry expert Imogen Matthews asks the question, why, when male grooming has been promising to flourish for so many years, does the majority of men still...

Aussie brand eyes up rivals after ending exclusive department store contract

19-Feb-2013 - Color cosmetics brand Napoleon Perdis is making waves in the industry as it seeks out new retailers on the Asia Pacific region in an effort to continue to expand its line.  ...

More Vietnamese brands dissapear due to competition from foreign giants

19-Feb-2013 - As international cosmetic giants continue to hold their own amidst fierce competition on the Vietnamese market, domestic brands are struggling to fund campaigns and are disappearing from the market as...

News in brief

Japanese player Pola Orbis reports 8.5 percent rise in sales in 2012

19-Feb-2013 - The Japanese cosmetics company has ended 2012 with sales of ¥180,873m (Chinese Yuan), an 8.5 percent increase from the year before.

Obama turns industry charmer as US free trade negotiations welcomed

18-Feb-2013 - President Obama's announcement during his State of the Union address that the US and the European Union (EU) will begin free trade negotiations will have a big impact on the...

Solazyme and Mitsui combine resources on oleochemicals venture

18-Feb-2013 - Renewable oil and chemical company Solazyme, has entered into a joint agreement with Japanese company Mitsui to develop and produce a portfolio of triglyceride oils for the oleochemical category.

At-home skin care devices show huge growth potential in 2013

14-Feb-2013 - The market for at-home skin care devices suggests a great opportunity for growth as it is largely under-penetrated despite booming in 2012.

Fake cosmetics acting as top brands seized in India

14-Feb-2013 - Authorities have raided and seized fake products in three cosmetics outlets in Patna worth Rs 10 lakh, to which they say were being openly sold under the names of top...

Solvay guar production expansion focuses on China

14-Feb-2013 - Belgium-based Solvay has finalized plans to increase global production of guar  by 40 percent, thanks to expanded manufacturing capacity in China that will focus on the personal care category.

Asia focus paying off for L’Oréal, now for more of the same

14-Feb-2013 - Having made Asia-Pacific one of the key emerging markets it is focusing on, cosmetics maker L’Oréal is reaping the rewards as sales in the region boosted the company’s year performance....

Avon Q4 sales take a dive in Asia, but Russia and Brazil save the day

14-Feb-2013 - Sales in China plunged for Avon, counterbalanced by gains in both Brazil and Russia, while profits nosedive due to the impact of restructuring charges.

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