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Energizer to split personal care into a stand alone business

30-Apr-2014 - On the back of its second quarter results, Energizer says it will split its business into two independent publicly traded companies, one for personal care and the other for its...

Kanebo release new safety guidelines as number of filed lawsuits continues to rise

30-Apr-2014 - Japanese cosmetics company Kanebo has released new safety guidelines for its products, in a move which suggests it is looking to start distancing itself from the saga of its rhododenol-containing...

BASF ramps up Asian production with aromas facility in Malaysia

30-Apr-2014 - BASF has started construction of a new aromas production facility in Malaysia through a joint venture with the Malaysia-based Petronas Chemicals Group.

Reed Exhibitions announces in-cosmetics Korea

30-Apr-2014 - Korea is the latest country to attract the in-cosmetics trade show as plans have been made for the inaugural event there next year in the capital.

Asia in Focus

Ageing is an accomplishment in Asia, so beware about how you communicate with skin care, says expert

29-Apr-2014 - This month we are focusing on the anti-ageing skin care market in Asia, where our expert, Florence Bernardin says global brands must take heed in approaching consumers that view getting older...

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'Scientists must be in the vision, not just the formulation,' says Oriflame VP

29-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics Design was invited to Oriflame’s facility in Dublin where Senior Vice President of research and development revealed the importance of laboratories being involved in the end vision of a...

3D printing set to take cosmetics packaging to the next level

29-Apr-2014 - First there was the steam engine, then the electric motor and more recently industrial robots. Now another new technology is set to transform many areas of manufacturing– 3D printing.

Philips trusts Korean male opinion on facial devices in determining rollout

29-Apr-2014 - Before rolling out VisaPure Men, a new electric facial-cleaning device in Asia, Philips is testing the product in Korea to establish if men will ultimately go for the product.

Brands hone in on Hong Kong’s enthusiasm for organics

29-Apr-2014 - Sukin, a skin care brand from Australia which focuses heavily on its products’ natural claims, is set to move into Hong Kong, as organic claims continue to rouse consumers in...

Colgate profits hit by problems in Venezuela market

28-Apr-2014 - Colgate-Palmolive has reported a difficult quarter, with profits hit by economic troubles in Venezuela and revenues impacted by negative currency translations.

Beauty technology on new level with manicure that lights up

24-Apr-2014 - Japanese toy firm Takara Tomy ARTS has developed nails that light up when using Android-powered smart phones.

Could LG Household be weighing up a bid for Elizabeth Arden?

24-Apr-2014 - The way to grow in the cosmetics industry is to acquire stock with an already good standing, and now South Korean household firm LG Household & Healthcare is considering a...

Nu Skin resumes China operations and share prices continue to rise

24-Apr-2014 - Nu Skin has confirmed that its sales operations in China have resumed with immediate effect and that it is now re-hiring sales staff, following a recruitment freeze in the country.

Shiseido skin protection research points to new skin care technology

23-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics manufacturer Shiseido will use research efforts into Langerhans cells and a function of skin immunity to develop a new line of skin care products as a solution for maintaining...

China skin care takes its rightful place as 3rd largest market

23-Apr-2014 - In 2012, China became the world's third largest cosmetics market following the US and Japan. Now, analysts report that by October 2013, the total sales of skin care products in China to...

Hair-raising research: Shiseido to open regeneration facility in Japan

23-Apr-2014 - Japan-based cosmetics giant Shiseido has announced it will open a new facility in the country next week, which will conduct research into hair regeneration.

News in brief

First beauty trade show to be launched in the Philippines

23-Apr-2014 - Philbeauty, the first trade show to be launched in the Philippines, will take place this June in Manila.

Unilever takes advantage of mobiles’ novelty in rural India

23-Apr-2014 - In the latest move from beauty brands mobilising to leverage the increasing number of consumers from rural areas of India, Unilever has launched a music streaming marketing service for its...

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Consumers confused about what ‘green’ means, says Aveda

22-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics brands need to make it their mission to ensure that the word ‘green’ is used correctly and does not confuse consumers and lose its meaning, according to Estée Lauder’s...

Western consumers are now demanding skin care influences from Asia

22-Apr-2014 - It is important for ingredient suppliers to stay relevant and follow the trends – which in skin care right now, is coming from Asia…

Suppliers need to listen to global consumers so they can use the same language as manufacturers

22-Apr-2014 - Two years after launching its Care Creations brand to reach all consumers from different markets around the world, BASF has now developed new innovations based on consumer needs, which are...

“It’s never too late to catch up” – Cosmetics can capitalize on digital and mobile

21-Apr-2014 - The cosmetics industry can catch up with other industries and effectively utilize digital marketing and mobile apps according to an expert in the field.

Halal cosmetics on the rise in APAC region

21-Apr-2014 - A recent report from market research firm TechNavio has highlighted the rise of cosmetics able to make halal claims, noting it expects the category to see growth at a CAGR...

Consumers must be educated to make cosmetics packaging sustainable

17-Apr-2014 - Educating consumers is the only way brand owners can ensure that cosmetic packaging reaches sustainability goals according to a Korean chemical manufacturer.

Domestic brands winning out with China's continued growth

17-Apr-2014 - A new market report by research firm China Research and Intelligence notes that total sales revenue of the China cosmetic industry reached CNY 260 billion in 2013, and the analysts attributed this...

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