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Fourth HCP China facility to offer 'quality and quick-response times'

29-May-2014 - HCP has opened its fourth China based plant, the second in Luzhi County, Suzhou which company reps say will house injection, coating, metallisation, printing, final assembly and quality lab/testing. ...

Symrise partners with GNF and UEBT in bid to reach biodiversity goals

29-May-2014 - Biodiversity has been a topic well placed in the minds of the cosmetics and ingredients companies for a while now, and in honour of the International Day of Biological Diversity,...

Seven reveals fragrance trends for spring/summer 2015

28-May-2014 - According to the fragrance specialists, cool mint, the re-appearance of fresh tea notes, and fruity rhubarb are set to influence spring/summer fragrance formulations in 2015.

Nestlé's sweet tooth for skin care seals $1.4 billion deal with Valeant

28-May-2014 - Swiss food giant Nestlé has extended its investment in skin care by buying the rights to several of Valeant Pharmaceuticals dermatology products for $1.4 billion (€1027).

Emphasis on quality is the big beauty winner in China

28-May-2014 - As the Chinese buyer market prepares to become the new reference point for industry, product safety concerns drive sales of imported brands, and the guarantee of quality is paying the...

Animal Testing Ban

India publishes new rule banning animal testing in cosmetics for good

28-May-2014 - Last year animal tests were removed from the cosmetics standards testing in India, and now a new rule has been published banning the practice from the industry for good.

Male grooming market in Nepal sees influx in products catering to demand

28-May-2014 - The business of men’s cosmetic goods grew to more than Rs 3 billion in Nepal in 2013 with fairness creams and face washes with the likes of Emami Fair, Nivea...

How I Got To The Top

How I Got To The Top: Marc Rosen, fragrance packaging designer

27-May-2014 - Marc Rosen’s career trajectory has been remarkable. Not only has he made a name for himself as one of the world’s leading fragrance packaging designers, he has also managed to...

Japan's duty free to double seeing promising results for cosmetics

27-May-2014 - Last year, the number of visitors to Japan hit a record 10.36 million and with waived visa restrictions and a soon-to-be abolished consumption tax, cosmetics sales are to set to...

Woongjin Group obtains exclusive rights to sell Dermalogica in Korea

27-May-2014 - South Korea’s Woongjin Group is further moving into the cosmetics sector after securing exclusive rights to sell US skin care brand Dermalogica in Korea.

China Beauty Expo takes the crown for largest cosmetic business event in Asia

27-May-2014 - The China Beauty Expo has surpassed the competition to be officially crowned the biggest industry event in Asia, according to organisers Shanghai Baiwen and Informa.

Beauty using big data to identify new markets

23-May-2014 - Cosmetics brand Charlotte Tilbury is using e-commerce data to identify lucrative new markets, in a move which profits from the huge potential offered to beauty brands by big data.

New app helps Muslims in Japan track down halal cosmetics

22-May-2014 - For Japan’s 150,000 Muslims and the one million Muslim tourists who visit the country each year, sourcing halal still poses a problem particularly when it comes to cosmetics.

Affordably modern: aerosol cans charming in emerging markets

22-May-2014 - Urbanisation is one of the key factors driving the growth of metal aerosol cans in emerging markets, Euromonitor International has noted recently, with the packaging type seen as an increasingly affordable modern...

Cosme Tech 2014 introduces World Ingredients Pavilion

22-May-2014 - The organisers of the Japan cosmetics trade show Cosme Tech are introducing a World Ingredients Pavilion with the aim of attracting more international ingredients players to the event.

Minnesota takes the lead in banning Triclosan

21-May-2014 - The state of Minnesota may have set a precedent by becoming the first in the United States to ban the anti-bacterial agent triclosan from use in a range of cosmetic...

Asia in Focus

Expert reveals scalp care to be as vital as facial treatments with Asian consumers

21-May-2014 - This month we're focusing on the rise of the scalp care market in Asia, where our expert, Florence Bernardin, says consumers place treatment of this area on the same level...

El Nino will have no effect on Malaysian palm oil production… just yet

21-May-2014 - According to the Malaysian Palm Oil Association, the weather phenomenon referred to as ‘El Nino’ will have no immediate effect on palm oil output in the country.

Euromonitor singles out Indonesia as ‘one to watch’

21-May-2014 - Thanks to rapid economic growth in recent years, Indonesia is amongst the fastest growing cosmetics markets worldwide.

Hair oils greasing the wheels for US scalp care growth

20-May-2014 - Dollar share for the scalp care segment is growing, say market researchers at Kline in a recent blog, with the segment now on the up following recent consumer enthusiasm for...

Herbalife launces APAC-specific nutritional skin care line

20-May-2014 - Global nutrition company Herbalife has launched its newest skin care line for its markets in Asia Pacific as it looks to crack the lucrative region.

Digital a ‘necessary platform’ for beauty brands in India

20-May-2014 - Digital has been called up as an essential tool for the marketing of beauty brands in India, with the CEO of one of the region’s key players in marketing, VML...

News in brief

Google 'hangouts' turn to cosmetics retail

20-May-2014 - Google has launched its first cosmetics advertising platform via its Google+ Shoppable Hangouts functionality in Taiwan, offering brands a digital space to target consumers in a newly interactive way.

China online cosmetic retailer's IPO is a big hit with investors

20-May-2014 -, one of China’s leading cosmetic online retailers, heralded a success after shares for the US IPO rocket on investor speculation.

Sun creams diversifying to address needs of individual consumer groups

19-May-2014 - “Make creams more fun for kids,” advised beauty industry trends forecaster Antoinette van den Berg at the recent in-cosmetics industry event, urging sun care manufacturers to meet specific consumer group...

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