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Industry’s only Pan-Asian event moves up a gear for 2013

28-Mar-2013 - With just over seven months until the doors open for in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok, interest in the show is said to be exceeding 2012 figures as exhibitor bookings are up 36...

Potential green tax could impose 30 percent levy on cosmetics

28-Mar-2013 - Chinese officials are said to be considering levying a consumption tax on certain consumer products that make heavy use of resources and cause pollution, with cosmetics indicated as potentially being...

Vietnam takes strides to replacing animal testing in cosmetics with CFI grant

28-Mar-2013 - Thanks to funding from animal rights organization Cruelty Free International, Vietnam is taking strides to replace animal testing on cosmetics with alternative methods.

CCL Industries forges partnership to expand into Asian packaging marketing

27-Mar-2013 - CCL industries has signed an agreement to partner with Japanese packaging company Taisei Kako that will see the two companies build a plastic tube manufacturing and decorating plant in Bangkok,...

EU Scientific Committee adopts opinion on UV filter

27-Mar-2013 - An opinion on the use of nanoscale 2,2’-methylene-bis-(6(2H-benotriazol-2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol) (MBBT) as a UV filter in cosmetics and sunscreen has been adopted by the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety....

IBISWorld claims emerging markets and aspirational shoppers will boost global industry

27-Mar-2013 - Demand from emerging economies and the increase in aspirational shoppers will keep the Global Cosmetics Manufacturing industry growing throughout 2013, having helped it maintain healthy levels over the past five years.

Pack Peek: A look into the latest launches in cosmetics packaging

26-Mar-2013 - With so many packaging shows complete, and many still to take place, the year is well underway in cosmetics packaging. Here is a look at some of the latest launches...

Mintel reports natural skin care market to grow in China

26-Mar-2013 - According to the market researcher, consumer attitudes in China are reflecting a growing market demand for natural as 90 percent of female shoppers say they are “getting more concerned about the safety...

Amway benefits through working with Chinese officials, although business is slowing

26-Mar-2013 - Michigan-based Amway has manufactured its own success story in an unlikely market, although its sales growth looks to be slowing in China as competition increases, and counterfeits become a bigger...

US bill to give FDA authority to set safety standards for cosmetics

25-Mar-2013 - Representatives of congress have introduced the 'Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act', which they propose will close major loopholes in the federal law that currently allows companies to use ingredients...

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Lucas Meyer eyes Asia Pacific and the Americas for future growth

25-Mar-2013 - Active and functional ingredients specialist Lucas Meyer is looking to acquisition and internal growth to unleash significant growth potential in both the Americas and Asia Pacific.

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Purac pushes green formulations in China market

25-Mar-2013 - Purac China is focusing on one of the biggest trends in the country’s still fast growing cosmetic s and personal market – a greener more eco-friendly product.

Asia-Pacific continues its dominance in premium face care, says Euromonitor

21-Mar-2013 - Despite the faltering economies in Japan and China over the last year, Asia Pacific remains the dominant region in premium facial care, according to the latest global skin care report...

Changes afoot at Shiseido as new boss announced

21-Mar-2013 - Japanese cosmetics maker Shiseido has announced a new change in corporate officers, as current boss Hisayuki Suekawa will step down at the end of the month.

Study confirms new technology effective on Asian skin types

21-Mar-2013 - A new-peer reviewed study has confirmed a new treatment to be safe and effective in facial skin laxity and wrinkle reduction in Asian patients.

Surfactants and polymers to lead the way in 2013 for cosmetics ingredients, says Kline

20-Mar-2013 - The significant growth shown in the surfactants and polymers categories in personal care ingredients should see the market boosted in the future according to research firm Kline.

Make-up matters: Contrast of facial features is a sign of aging

20-Mar-2013 - How make-up is used and applied can affect age perception according to a new study by Chanel Research and Technology dedicated to skin related issues and facial appearance.

Asia-Pacific to drive the global fragrance market in next 5 years

19-Mar-2013 - The global Fragrance and Perfumes market is expected to grow over the next five years, driven primarily by growth expected in the underpenetrated emerging markets such as Asia-Pacific.

Symrise gets approval for a skin brightening ingredient in China

19-Mar-2013 - The Chinese State Food and Drug Administration have given the supplier of fragrance and cosmetic actives the go ahead on its first skin-whitening agent, SymWhite.

AkzoNobel receives one of China’s most influential industry awards

19-Mar-2013 - The speciality chemical player was awarded a 'China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Award' for its patented Zeta Fraction technology at a recent PCHi trade show in Guangzhou.


Global consumers show greater confidence in non-animal tested cosmetics

15-Mar-2013 - Consumers around the world show greater confidence in a cosmetic product’s safety if it has not been tested on animals according to a new survey, as other countries call for...

PCHi 2013 opens its doors in Guangzhou to a huge increase in visitor numbers

14-Mar-2013 - Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions claims that visitors numbers for the first day of the event were up 42 percent and packed aisles were a testament to this claim.

Elder Pharma collaborates with cosmetic giant for the Indian market

14-Mar-2013 - The Mumbai-based pharma player, Elder Pharmaceuticals has teamed up with Japanese cosmetic giant, Kose to develop a range specifically for the Indian market.

PCHi China 2013 in pictures

14-Mar-2013 - A bigger, better and more comprehensive PCHi 2013 opened its doors in Guangzhou on March 13, with both visitors and exhibitors giving very positive experience about the quality of the...

Capturing Cosmopack 2013: the show in pictures...

13-Mar-2013 - All the sectors of the cosmetics industry were represented in the six areas of the Cosmoprof Bologna exhibition, with Cosmopack running as a 'show within the show'. Here takes...

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