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Is cactus from Mexico the next big personal care ingredient?

29-Feb-2016 - International beauty rituals inspire consumers to use products with novel and seemingly exotic ingredients. Cactus seed oil has been gaining in popularity for years, and now Mexico is looking to...

Inolex expands in China with new technical facility

25-Feb-2016 - Cosmetic and personal care ingredients players Inolex has announced the opening of its new Commercial & Technical Center in Guangzhou, China as part of its expansion plans in the market.

Procter & Gamble: on misjudging China and how to fix it

25-Feb-2016 - David Taylor, recently-appointed new CEO of consumer goods giant P&G, has used his first investor presentation to comment on the company’s strategic missteps in China, and how he intends to...

State-of-the-art aerosol plant opens in China

25-Feb-2016 - A new aerosol manufacturing plant has been opened by the ACOA (the Alliance of Colep and One Asia), offering a “state-of-the-art” facility in China.

Symrise sends perfumers to Madagascar to seek sustainable sources for raw materials

24-Feb-2016 - Symrise has sent its perfumers to Madagascar in order to seek out sustainable sources for raw materials, as well as inspiration for fragrance creations and develop unique qualities that are...

Neutrogena investing in digital in North Asia

24-Feb-2016 - Johnson & Johnson-owned skin care brand Neutrogena has shown itself keen to invest in digital marketing in North Asia, recently awarding a marketing contract within the region to digital communications...

Dove takes its 'Real Beauty' marketing drive to India

24-Feb-2016 - Skin care brand Dove has enjoyed strong success over the years for its ‘Real Beauty’ marketing, and is now pushing focus on this campaign within India.

CD Buzz

The increasingly crucial role of technology in beauty

23-Feb-2016 - In this latest edition of CD Buzz we look at how technology is helping to reinvent our industry, pointing consumers into an increasingly focused direction and enhancing beauty routines to make...

Unilever CEO praises India's economic 'momentum'

23-Feb-2016 - Paul Polman, CEO of consumer goods multinational Unilever, recently described India as a market which is emerging with “momentum”, which he attributes to the government’s efforts to facilitate economic growth...

Pack Peek

Pack Peek Gallery - February 2016

23-Feb-2016 - There has been a whole host of new launches, innovations, awards and news from the cosmetics packaging world since the start of the year, and with some shows already under...

Indonesian beauty brand expanding its portfolio to compete with L'Oréal

23-Feb-2016 - Leading cosmetics player in Indonesia, Martina Berto, has announced it is acquiring Rudy Hadisuwarno Cosmetics, a brand which specialises in the hair care sector and cosmetics more generally, in order...

Kolmar Korea skin care reports best-ever sales thanks to home shopping retail

23-Feb-2016 - A leading cosmetics and health care manufacturer in Korea, Kolmar Korea, is reportedly enjoying best-ever sales levels, thanks in large part to its strong performance on TV home shopping channels.

Center Ingredient Technology acquired by Takasago

22-Feb-2016 - The biotech fragrance and flavor company uses fermentation to develop natural ingredients for cosmetics and other industries. Now that knowhow is part of Takasago’s Natural Mineral Portfolio.

PCHi industry show coming up in China

18-Feb-2016 - The Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show, one of the key events in the beauty industry annual calendar, is set to take place 1 – 3 March.

Premium beauty and fashion e-commerce site launched in Indonesia

18-Feb-2016 - A new e-commerce platform for premium beauty and fashion has been launched in Indonesia, in further confirmation of the enormous potential of internet retail in the country.

Myanmar to host beauty expo as industry prepares to blossom

18-Feb-2016 - The second annual beauty industry expo is set to take place in Myanmar in August, in confirmation of the emerging market's potential as a space for the cosmetics and personal...

Digital and technology prove to be the key tools for engaging beauty consumers

17-Feb-2016 - Cosmetic players are diving much deeper into both the digital arena and technology as a means of capturing the imagination of consumers, latest research from Mintel shows.

EC approves Coty acquisition of P&G brands amid competition concerns

17-Feb-2016 - Coty can breathe a sigh of relief now in Europe after the European Commission approved its acquisition of Procter & Gamble's beauty products businesses by Coty, under the EU Merger...

L'Oreal launches Women of Worth 2016 Awards in India

17-Feb-2016 - L'Oreal has launched this year's instalment of its annual Women of Worth awards in India, indicating that the multinational is keen to push brand awareness forward further in the country.

Korean brands set to knock Shiseido off Asia beauty top spot

17-Feb-2016 - Shiseido is at risk of losing its long-held top spot in the APAC beauty industry arena, with Korean beauty brand AmorePacific one company in particular which is tipped to move...

Australian naturals skin care company prepares for China expansion

17-Feb-2016 - On the back of the success of its naturals brands, Australian beauty company BWX has seen robust domestic growth, and is now reportedly gearing up for a move into China.

College media chips away at big beauty

16-Feb-2016 - Across the country, journalists at hyper-local campus news outlets report on issues of wellness, industry regulations, green washing, sustainability, and more –all the while pointing a finger at both the...

Weak Euro boosts L’Oréal as sales in Asia recover

16-Feb-2016 - L’Oréal saw revenue rise by 9% in the fourth quarter thanks to a weaker euro combined with big luxury and North America sales, as well as some recovery in Asia....

Shiseido goes back to its roots with first Japanese plant since 1980s

16-Feb-2016 -  With a new facility in the Osaka prefecture, Shiseido is set to launch its first Japanese plant in several decades, marking a new point in the company's investment and expansion...

Beauty set to profit from relaxed limits on duty free in South China island

15-Feb-2016 - As the power of tourist spending continues to boost beauty sales across Asia, Hainan, an island in southern China, has now reduced its limits on duty-free retail.

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