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Korea customs tackles counterfeits by marking cosmetics

31-Mar-2016 - The Korea Customs Service (KCS) has said it will begin marking Korean cosmetics in a bid to tackle the rise of conterfeiting affecting the country’s beauty industry.

India protecting domestic cosmetics market with anti-dumping duty on Chinese chemical

31-Mar-2016 - The Indian government is debating whether to extend its anti-dumping tax on an imported chemical from China, coumarin, to protect the domestic market.

Japan's Muji to expand beauty offering in China

31-Mar-2016 - Clothing, household goods and cosmetics retailer Muji has China to thank for its record profit in the last financial year of $192 million (US), according to Satoru Matsuzaki, president of...

L’Oréal’s success with video on Pinterest is good news for beauty advertisers

30-Mar-2016 - The social network has been sharing data recently that suggests beauty and hair care brands do particularly well with consumers on its platform, and new numbers show video content there...

Clarins targets Asian consumers with skin whitening range

30-Mar-2016 - Premium skin care brand Clarins has spoken of its focus on skin whitening in its strategy to target Asian consumers.

Cosmax bags halal certification in Indonesia

30-Mar-2016 - Global beauty player Cosmax has received halal certification for its manufacturing facilities in Indonesia from international accreditation agency, Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI).

China's e-commerce tax changes set to benefit beauty

30-Mar-2016 - China is reportedly altering its tax policy for e-commerce in a move which will further promote cross-border trading for the country, and looks set to particularly benefit cosmetics sales.

Special Newsletter: Color Cosmetics

Pigments & Organics: Innovation in nail color

30-Mar-2016 - Mineral makeup remains popular in the color cosmetics category, while clean beauty alternatives and organic infusions are nudging in on the beauty market. Here, Suzanne Roberta of Adesse New York...

New science makes organic synthesis easier

29-Mar-2016 - Chemists from the University of Texas at Arlington and North Carolina State University have documented a water-based process that could lessen industry’s dependence on solvents.

Second Sun Protection & Anti-ageing Skin Care Conference Asia

29-Mar-2016 - Singapore will again be the host city for the 2nd Sun Protection & Anti-ageing Skin Care Conference Asia, which is scheduled to take place 13 – 14 July.

The “Golden Age of Travel” for China, says Euromonitor

29-Mar-2016 - Tourists from China are fuelling growth across fast moving consumer goods sector globally, with beauty one of the key industries enjoying the benefit of the boom.

Korean cosmetic boom rubs off on Australia

29-Mar-2016 - South Korean cosmetics first became popular with consumers from China, but the appeal is exploding worldwide, and it seems that Australia is now under that same spell.

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

A pick of the latest colour cosmetics packs

29-Mar-2016 - With so much choice in the colour cosmetics category and so many brands jostling for attention, it can be difficult to stand out. Here, market researcher Mintel has picked out...

Oriflame coming to US and Brazil

28-Mar-2016 - The direct-sales beauty company is scouting out new growth markets and has plans to launch operations in both North and South America.

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

How specialty retailers are shaping the new color cosmetic landscape

25-Mar-2016 - In both the US and worldwide the run away success of Sephora is serving to boost newer, fresher and independent color cosmetics that are bringing a new dynamic to the...

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

The lowdown on colour regulation in Europe

25-Mar-2016 - Colour plays a vital role in the cosmetics industry, but manufacturers can sometimes be faced with the challenges that arise from the regulations surrounding colour and colourants. Here we sat...

Major beauty retailer steps up app offering as web traffic soars

24-Mar-2016 - One of the leading health and beauty retailers in the Asia region is stepping up its investment into its app offering in response to shopper demand for digital interactivity.

New distribution partnership to boost sustainable specialty chemicals in Asia

24-Mar-2016 - Specialty chemicals manufacturer Verdezyne has teamed up with Connell Bros Co. (CBC), one of the leading marketers and distributors in the Asia-Pacific region, to facilitate the sale and distribution of...

L'Oreal CEO on the opportunities in Indonesia

24-Mar-2016 - Jean-Paul Agon, CEO of beauty giant L’Oreal, has spoken about the opportunities he believes are presented to the beauty industry by the Indonesian market.

New boutique beauty chain focuses solely on Korean cosmetics

23-Mar-2016 - A new boutique beauty chain has opened up throughout the US and Canada offering ‘a one stop shop’ for Korean beauty products.

L'Oreal courts 'authenticity' with unbranded global content hub

23-Mar-2016 - Beauty giant L’Oreal has taken the brand vs. beauty blogger battle one step further, through the launch of its completely unbranded content-sharing platform.

Korea to legalise customised cosmetics formulation

23-Mar-2016 - With the trend for interactivity and personalisation in beauty retail now dominating globally, Korea is the latest to respond, with the government having just announced it is set to legalise...

India's National Green Tribunal takes up the case for banning microbeads

23-Mar-2016 - With the international momentum against microbeads in beauty products now beginning to take hold in the APAC region, India is the latest to turn its sights on addressing the question.

J&J study finds sunscreen formulations may serve as additional water barrier on skin surface

22-Mar-2016 - Researchers at Johnson & Johnson claim that hydrophobic sunscreen formulations can help protect the skin from extended water exposure by serving as additional water barriers, as well as providing UV...

Asia Pacific slow to take up on the global trend for nail lacquers

22-Mar-2016 - A new global report highlights how hybrid lacquers are leading the way in the market for nail care, but Asia Pacific has been slow to pick up on the trend.

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