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Shiseido results hit by decline in Japan and China market

30-Apr-2013 - Japan-based cosmetics giant Shiseido has announced a dip in its full year 2012 financial results as the domestic market continues to face challenges and sales in China also slump.

F&F focus for BASF and PCG in Asia-Pacific with ingredients investment

30-Apr-2013 - Chemical players BASF and Petronas have reaffirmed their commitment to Asia-Pacific with further investment in their aroma ingredients project which will look to meet the growing demand of local personal care firms,...

FDA cancels J&J's cosmetics licence at Mumbai plant

30-Apr-2013 - Johnson & Johnson's licence to manufacture cosmetics at its facility in Mulund, a Mumbai suburb, has been cancelled by Maharashtra’s Food & Drug Administration, following complaints of carcinogenic substances residue...

Avon director resigns after just four months

29-Apr-2013 - Avon Products has confirmed that its non-executive chairman, Fred Hassan, has resigned from the board of directors, while announcing his replacement with immediate effect.

Asia in Focus

BB,CC,DD creams - What’s next from Asia?

25-Apr-2013 - From whitening to BB/CC creams and TCM ingredients, the Asian markets are now more than ever providing new sources of inspiration and development to western markets. Here, Cosmetics Design speaks to the...

Skin care still the category driving the strongest cosmetics growth

24-Apr-2013 - It is the largest segment in terms of size and value in the cosmetics and toiletries market, and skin care will continue to add significant growth in the future thanks...

Investment could make Indonesia a hub for seaweed ingredients

24-Apr-2013 - Indonesia could become one of the world’s leading sources of seaweed ingredients for cosmetic products, after the government has announced a major investment in the sector.

Induchem anti-ageing ingredient scoops top prize at in-cosmetics

24-Apr-2013 - Swizterland—based Induchem took top prize at the in-cosmetics Innovation Zone Best Ingredient award, with its newly launched anti-ageing ingredient Neodermyl.

Ceresana places global HDPE market at US$70 billion in 2019

23-Apr-2013 - According to the market researcher, global plastic high-density polyethylene used in cosmetics amongst other consumer goods will see revenues rise dynamically to almost US$70 billion by 2019.

Lucas Meyer acquires Australian botanicals firm

23-Apr-2013 - Aussie ingredients supplier Southern Cross Botanicals has been acquired by Lucas Meyer as the Unipex subsidiary looks to take advantage of the rich biodiversity in Australia and boost its portfolio.

Yonwoo continues its success in Asia and looks to new markets

23-Apr-2013 - The South Korean cosmetics packaging maker is continuing to bode well on the Asian markets, growing from $20 million in sales in 2002 to $150 million ten years on, a run it attributes...

Nu Skin eyes further growth in Greater China through workforce expansion

22-Apr-2013 - Direct sales player Nu Skin says it is targeting further expansion in the Greater China region through the recruitment of more sales staff.

Now it is time to put DD cream on your radar

22-Apr-2013 - The evolution of the BB cream category has been nothing short of incredible, giving way to the CC cream category. But now US-based Julep is set to launch what is...

Malaysia signs up for safer lab practices with OECD partnership

16-Apr-2013 - Malaysia is the most recent country on the AP region to sign up for a OECD alternative method partnership in a bid to produce non-clinical safety data to better protect consumers and the...

Investments in Asia key to universalization strategy for L’Oréal

16-Apr-2013 - Having invested in research centers in India and Indonesia, and a new portfolio of luxury products launched in China, L’Oréal has been giving Asia-Pacific special focus and says it will...

Heads are now turning to Asia for cosmetics innovation

15-Apr-2013 - As economic growth in Asia-Pacific gives many countries in the region new-found wealth, this is translating into a plethora of increasingly sophisticated products that are turning the heads of international...

Cruelty Free International campaign targets US animal testing ban

15-Apr-2013 - Animal rights group Cruelty Free International says it wants to follow up on the impetus from the complete ban on animal testing in Europe by launching a new campaign targeting...

Singapore online cosmetic retailer secures investment for Pan-Asian expansion

11-Apr-2013 - Singapore-based online cosmetic retailer Luxola says it has secured investment that will help it to expand into other markets in the fast-growing Southeast Asia market.

Global Cosmeceuticals market to reach $31.84 billion by 2016

11-Apr-2013 - According to market researcher, Global Information (GII), the global cosmeceuticals market should reach $31.84 billion by 2016 with huge potential among the Asian countries, such as Japan, China, and India,...

Evonik strengthens personal care relationships in Asia following successful HPCI India

11-Apr-2013 - Specialty chemicals firm is feeling the benefit of the Asia-Pacific market having given it special focus, culminating in the success and attention its personal care ingredients received recently at the...

L’Oréal hot on the heels, but Olay still most valuable cosmetics brand

10-Apr-2013 - Olay maintains its dominant position at the top of the BrandFinance Cosmetics 50 table, but a slight value fall coupled with a surge in competitor growth has seen L’Oréal eat...

News in brief

P&G launches the bar soap your man can smell like

10-Apr-2013 - Apparently there is a macho method of using bar soap and if anyone is going to exploit that than it will be Procter & Gamble’s Old Spice brand as it...

News in brief

Gattefosse achieves RSPO Supply Chain certification

09-Apr-2013 - Now, Gattefossé has furthered its sustainable approach, as part of the Green palm project by now becoming RSPO Supply Chain Certified.

Elder Pharma to invest Rs 20 cr in cosmetics venture

09-Apr-2013 - The Mumbai-based pharma player has announced it will be investing Rs 15-20 crore over the next two to three years in a bid to further expand its cosmetics portfolio....

China market continues to power ahead, but remains fragmented

08-Apr-2013 - Although the China cosmetics and personal care market continues to grow at double digit figures, the market remains fragmented, according to latest market research.

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