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Halal Cosmetics Focus

Big players may have no option but to enter halal cosmetics market says Euromonitor

31-Mar-2015 - Halal cosmetics are in increasing demand and this is attracting the attention of manufacturers and global companies such as Unilever who need to maintain their share in markets in which...

Indonesia invests in women: ANGIN fund helps start-ups

31-Mar-2015 - The Angel Investment Network Indonesia is investing in the early stages of women-led start-ups, backing entrepreneurs across various industries including cosmetics.

China's 'House call' beauty services are making serious profit...

31-Mar-2015 - Beauty service companies offering a portfolio of manicurists or beauticians that visit customers at their own home are gaining momentum in China as women are reported to be more comfortable...

Shiseido's new R&D hub represents 'Vision 2020' plan

31-Mar-2015 - After curbing its R&D spending in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, Shiseido is now investing in R&D again with hopes to boost group sales above the 1 trillion yen...

HK businesses losing out as tensions continue over 'parallel traders'

31-Mar-2015 - As some Hong Kong protesters continue to harass tourists, retailers are baring the brunt, as shoppers from the mainland and even local residents are put off by the confrontation at...

How to get your green marketing strategy bang on

30-Mar-2015 - We spoke to Raphael Bemporad co-founder of BBMG, a consultancy specialized in green brand strategies, who lifts the lid on the importance of tapping into 'aspirational' consumers as a means of...

Special newsletter - Men's grooming

How to keep male grooming products on the right side of the law

25-Mar-2015 - We talk to an expert about regulation in the male grooming category, throwing light on some of the specific challenges that anti-aging, hair loss and shaving products present in the...

Special newsletter: Men's grooming

The Men’s Grooming Special Edition Newsletter

25-Mar-2015 - Today we are publishing the first of our special edition newsletters for 2015, and to kick things off we are taking you on an extensive exploration of the men’s grooming...

Special newsletter - Men's grooming

What do men want? Navigating Asia's male grooming demand

25-Mar-2015 - As Western males start to experiment with a grooming regime, Asian men are looking for more complex solutions that go beyond maintaining hygiene and appearance. However, with no two markets...

Special Newsletter – Men’s Grooming

Men’s trends: natural, youthful, primal

25-Mar-2015 - Underlying the latest men’s grooming product trends here in the States is a longing for wellness. Be they topical skin care items, anti-aging creams, facial hair care essentials or nutraceuticals,...

Special Newsletter - Men's Grooming

Time for men’s grooming to stand out by going novel

25-Mar-2015 - The importance of packaging in creating identity for men’s grooming means there is set standards for brands to conform to; but opportunities lie in standing out from the traditional offerings...

PCHi Insight: Part Two

Mibelle talks targeted growth in China and regulatory challenges

25-Mar-2015 - In the second part of this interview with Switzerland-based Mibelle Biochemistry, managing director Dr. Fred Zulli shares his vision about targeted ingredient launches for the China market, while underlining the...

Nu Skin gets the go ahead for China's Zhejiang Province

25-Mar-2015 - International skin care player, Nu Skin has been given the go ahead to begin direct selling in China's Zhejiang Province, bringing its' global presence to a total of 30 cities in...

L’Oreal launching Urban Decay, NYX, and MakeUp Genius in Australia

25-Mar-2015 - To better connect with younger consumers not actively shopping at department store counters, the global beauty brand is marketing to its digitally agile brands and platforms to savvy Australians.

Scientists develop targeted laser therapy to deactivate acne-causing glands

24-Mar-2015 - Scientists have found a way to deactivate the overproducing skin glands that cause acne, potentially offering a cure for the condition, using ultrasound, gold particles, and lasers.

PCHi insight: Part One

Mibelle: "Consumers now believe 'Made In China' can represent high quality"

24-Mar-2015 - Here, Cosmetics Design catches up with Dr. Fred Zulli, managing director of Mibelle Biochemistry, to find out how the Switzerland-based biotechnology ingredients provider is planning on increasing its footprint in...

Jumei sees slump in orders despite Q4 tipped to be the strongest..

24-Mar-2015 - The fourth quarter is reported to be the strongest for China’s online retailers, thanks to shopping holidays like Singles' Day. However, Jumei seen a decrease in total orders in 2014 by 5.9% to...

CFDA to tighten supervision around cosmetics

24-Mar-2015 - China's FDA has announced its' plans to tighten the regulation around cosmetics in the country.

L'Oréal reveals plans to look beyond ASEAN markets

24-Mar-2015 - Cosmetics maker L'Oréal has announced it will be exploring markets outside of ASEAN with the ranges it produces in Indonesia.

US Consumers trust Pantene, Neutrogena, Maybelline

23-Mar-2015 - Market researcher BrandSpark announced the results of its 2015 most-trusted brands study on Friday, with rankings in 39 personal care and beauty categories.

Guthy-Renker facing lawsuit following hair loss complaints

23-Mar-2015 - Dallas-based firm Christiansen Davis has filed suit in a California federal court after multiple women claimed to have suffered severe hair loss after using ‘Wen Hair Products’. 

Nutritional supplement shown to be effective in reducing female hair loss

19-Mar-2015 - Hair loss is a distressing thing for anyone, and is particularly so for women, but scientists have found that taking a nutritional supplement can improve the overall scalp coverage and...

PCHi award winners reflect growing innovation from China players

19-Mar-2015 - The PCHi China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Awards 2015 underlined the growing number of increasingly sophisticated ingredient offerings that are being developed in China.

Scientists say fish embryo test can screen more than 1,000 toxins at one time

19-Mar-2015 - Hong Kong based biotech company, Vitargent has developed a technology that uses fish embryos to test for toxic substances in everything from cosmetics to food. 

Increasing women in the workforce to turn Japan's economy around

19-Mar-2015 - Despite repeated attempts to revitalize the economy, Japan remains mired in weak growth. However, analysts now say increasing the number of women in the workforce will turn things around. ...

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