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Tissue damage plasma source to open cosmetic treatments door

31-Mar-2014 - Scientists at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana say inducing biological tissue damage with an atmospheric pressure plasma source could open the door to cosmetics applications.

Hair care launches at in-cosmetics 2014

27-Mar-2014 - The in-cosmetics Innovation Zone will give attendees the opportunity to gain an insight on the latest hair care developments. Take a look at the ingredients set to be showcased at...

Nu Skin share prices soar in response to low China fine

27-Mar-2014 - Direct sales player Nu Skin has seen its share prices rebound rapidly, with industry reaction overwhelmingly indicating that the fine meted out by the China authorities was on the lenient...

Colgate-Palmolive commended for sustainable palm oil sourcing plan

27-Mar-2014 - Colgate-Palmolive has become the latest company to join the movement towards deforestation-free palm oil, which many believe adds weight to the movement towards a more sustainable industry.

L'Oréal’s marketing competition for Kiehl’s hones in on male consumers

27-Mar-2014 - A team of three students were recently announced as the winners of the Singaporean national heat of L'Oréal's global ‘Brandstorm’ competition, whose focus on male grooming confirms the ongoing rise of...

L’Oréal and Beiersdorf 'monitoring' Ukraine crisis

26-Mar-2014 - European cosmetic companies, including L'Oréal and Beiersdorf are keeping an eye on the current political crisis in Ukraine, but are reporting no disruption to their operations in and exports to...

Tarte Cosmetics criticised after acquisition by animal testing Kosé

26-Mar-2014 - Tarte Cosmetics has traditionally marketed itself as an environmentally conscious cosmetics company that does not test on animals, a reputation that has come under scrutiny following its recent acquisition.

Skin care preview: gallery of ingredients to be launched at in-cosmetics '14

26-Mar-2014 - The in-cosmetics Innovation Zone is a unique area for attendees to catch up on all the latest products launches in one place. Here, we've rounded up some interesting skin care...

China Southern Airlines agrees to stop shipping primates for animal testing

26-Mar-2014 - In a move that puts animal testing of cosmetics in China back in the spotlight, animal rights group PETA says it has convinced China Southern Airlines to ban the shipping...

The rise of the silkworm cocoon in skin care

26-Mar-2014 - Silk cocoon-based skin care formulations are really starting to take off in Asia as consumers seek an alternative way to keep the skin radiant and treat the ageing process.

Asia in Focus

Expert reveals the power of TV in Korean beauty buying

25-Mar-2014 - In this month's Asia in Focus, a series that hones in on the segments offering the most opportunities for the industry right now, we look at the power of Korean TV when...

Finally! FDA holds public review on OTC plan

25-Mar-2014 - The Food and Drug Administration will hold a public hearing over the next two days to gather input on its' current process for reviewing over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.

Amazon China closes down vendor over fake cosmetics

25-Mar-2014 - Amazon China says it has closed a third party vendor following state media reports that it was selling fake cosmetics online, through the e-commerce retailer.

China authorities fine Nu Skin over sales tactics

25-Mar-2014 - The China government says it will fine Nu Skin in excess of $500k for ‘illegal sales’ and ‘misleading’ consumers and will also make moves to tighten regulations governing direct sales.

Exclusive interview

Get on the ground in Brazil, Euromonitor advises beauty brands

24-Mar-2014 - Speaking exclusively to Cosmetics Design in this second part of our special on today’s launch of their 2014 data, Euromonitor analysts tell us beauty players should start operating from within...

Copper - the anti-aging ingredient of this decade?

24-Mar-2014 - Skin care experts in the US reckon copper will be this decade’s most prominent anti-aging ingredient, providing the topical application is small to reduce the risk of toxicity....

Exclusive interview

Beiersdorf R&D head says it’s OK to appreciate external innovations

21-Mar-2014 - Traditionally cosmetics companies have adopted a ‘not invented here’ attitude, but big benefits can be gained from changing to a ‘proudly found elsewhere’ mindset and being open with external partners,...

Nu Skin China probe could lead to sanctions and fines, but outlook is good

20-Mar-2014 - A probe by China's authorities into the direct seller Nu Skin’s business practices in the country could result in the possibility of fines or sanctions, the company has confirmed, but analysts...

Kosé cosmetics taking on North America

20-Mar-2014 - Japan-based cosmetics player Kosé has made clear its intent to expand into the North American market, with its acquisition of a 93.5% stake in New York-based colour cosmetics and skin...

Screens for skin care – a match made in heaven?

20-Mar-2014 - As the old adage goes: knowledge is power, and as we live in an information-demanding world, mobile devices are becoming more important in connecting with the skin care consumer.

Luxury beauty on the up in Thailand

20-Mar-2014 - New statistics from the country’s finance ministry reveal that the luxury goods market in Thailand is proving increasingly robust, suggesting the country is succeeding in its aim to offer an...

*Cosmetics Vision Special*

Time for brands to look outside the box

19-Mar-2014 - When it comes to marketing and advertising, brands need to abandon the pre-existing rules that their categories have, and focus on engaging with the consumer and their needs.

*Cosmetics Vision Special*

Big cosmetics players are 'scaredy cats' when it comes to innovation, says expert

19-Mar-2014 - Jeanine Reckkio, the world's only beauty futurologist says it’s the industry’s big guys who need to stop complaining and better anticipate and plan for the future. With ‘all due respect’ of...

Growing it out: room for hair care to expand in India

19-Mar-2014 - India has got room for further hair care growth, according to market analysts at Trefis, and professional salon retail looks set to drive this expansion.

New Delhi based Modi Revlon to take on L’Oreal

19-Mar-2014 - The Indian based subsidiary of Revlon is set to roll out a new brand of colour cosmetics that it has priced 60% cheaper than its existing range in a move...

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