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Decentralized registration on imported cosmetics in China may be inconsistent

30-May-2013 - Regulation consultancy, REACH24H Consulting Group has backed the China FDA’s change in registration of imported non-special use cosmetics saying it will ease the process; however it is not the complete...

Shin-Etsu buys up controlling stake in Asia Silicones Monomer

30-May-2013 - One of the world’s biggest silicone players, Japan-based Shin-Etsu Chemical, has acquired all the outstanding shares in the Asia Silicones Monomer business to give it a controlling stake.

Follow the manufacturers – consumer-led approach pays off for ingredients players in Asia

30-May-2013 - The tactic employed by ingredients suppliers in order to stay one step ahead has developed a much more consumer-led theme in recent years and this is relevant when observing the...

Coty IPO set to raise a further $1 billion for the war chest

29-May-2013 - The fragrance and cosmetics giant has announced an Initial Public Offering that is set raise more than $1 billion, setting in place funds that could be used to spell out...

Diamonds are a skin care formulator’s best friend - apparently

29-May-2013 - Despite already being thought of as a girl’s best friend, diamonds are being favoured in a new way as more skin care formulators are turning to the material for skin...

Coty continues march into emerging markets with acquisition of SE Asian distributor

28-May-2013 - Global fragrance and cosmetics company has confirmed the acquisition of a leading Southeast Asian distributor, just days after forming a joint venture with a distributor in Brazil.

DKSH offers regulatory services to Rovithai in Thailand

28-May-2013 - The market expansion services provider has signed an agreement to provide regulatory services to Rovithai Limited, a subsidiary of DSM Nutritional Products, vitamins and other ingredients to the personal care...

Jyothy Laboratories targets Indian female through growth of the Fa brand

28-May-2013 - Jyothy Laboratories says it is targeting a major expansion into the fast-growing India market for female personal care in an effort to carve out more market share from the major...

Anti-aging trend to give hair care boost in US and Japan

28-May-2013 - For many years we have been concerned with how we age, how to get rid of wrinkles and keep skin young; and when it comes to hair care, this is...

L’Oréal expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa another ‘good move’

24-May-2013 - When you are one of the leading cosmetics companies in the world you cannot rest on your laurels. Despite performing ahead of the market and expanding its operations to compete...

‘Wow factor’ helping to boost uptake of beauty devices for skin care

23-May-2013 - The continued rise of skin care beauty devices worldwide is being driven by the fact that consumers are feel they are getting additional efficacy to boost and work in union...

L’Oréal announces a series of major executive appointments

23-May-2013 - L’Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon has announced a series of key executive appointments, all of which will take effect from 1st of July, this year. The appointments all include key executives...

News in brief

L’Oréal Luxe and Stella McCartney to go their separate ways

23-May-2013 - YSL Beauty, which has been part of L’Oréal Luxe for over four years, has made the mutual decision not to renew its license agreement with Stella McCartney.

Cosme Tech 2013 to include keynotes on regulation and marketing

23-May-2013 - Next month’s Cosme Tech 2013 event will include bi-lingual key note conference presentations that will focus on the challenges of regulating and marketing products in the Japanese market.

Authorities make registration process easier for the industry

23-May-2013 - The State Commission Office for Public Sector Reform (SCPSR) has made the registration process easier for the cosmetics industry in that it has developed a new organisation structure of the...

India a concern as more fake cosmetics are seized

23-May-2013 - The Indian markets have become a concern of late as Authorities announce they have seized more fake cosmetics within just weeks of them uncovering a vast amount in raids at...

Luxe Pack New York 2013

Luxe Pack New York 2013, in pictures

22-May-2013 - Luxe Pack New York 2013 was billed by the event organizers as the biggest show to date. The additional exhibition floor space providing for an extra 20 exhibitors, combined with...

Market saturation and environmental concerns compromise silicones demand

22-May-2013 - Although the market for silicones in the personal and health care market continues to grow, the potential for further expansion is being held back on account of market maturity and...

Expert forecasts state of luxury packaging segment

21-May-2013 - As the Chinese cosmetics market becomes increasingly desirable for international brands, knowledge of evolving consumer behaviour is invaluable to those investing in the region. Here; Renee Hartmann, co-founder of 'China...

Boots boosted by US sales, eyes further expansion in Asia

21-May-2013 - Boots Alliance says that sales of its No 7 Protect and Perfect brand in the United States has given a significant boost to help drive a successful quarter for the...

Perfume poised to perform in emerging markets with product launches and demand increasing

21-May-2013 - A lot is expected from the emerging markets in the cosmetics industry, and the global perfume segment is no exception, as under-penetration and innovative product launches are tipped to drive...

China holds potential for foreign cosmetics brands as consumers prioritise beauty

21-May-2013 - The economic growth in China slowed slightly from a GDP of 9.2 percent in 2011 to 7.8 percent in 2012, however this has not stunted consumers’ will to tackle beauty...

How to successfully transfer your brand across languages and borders...

20-May-2013 - At the most recent LuxePack event in New York, packaging experts outlined how a brand can best translate itself across language and culture borders. Here, Cosmetics Design highlights the key...

Hair dye manufacturers on red alert over research pointing to cure for gray hair

16-May-2013 - A group of researchers in Europe say they have made a breakthrough that could lead to a topical remedy for the reversal of graying hair.

Growth potential for beauty packagers willing to keep up with dynamic markets

16-May-2013 - As German packager Edelmann gears up to celebrate its centenary, future growth potential is available in new growth markets as brand manufacturers look to meet dynamic consumer demand, it says.

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