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Shiseido to launch first fully-fledged fragrance Ever Bloom in Europe

29-May-2015 - Global cosmetics player Shiseido is to launch its Ever Bloom fragrance in 32 countries throughout Europe and the Middle East from October this year onwards.

Amway focuses on India's skin whitening demand

29-May-2015 - Amway is targeting India's whitening market, a segment it says holds great opportunity - dominating 60 per cent of the skin care category.

Lumson moves airless packaging into Australia

29-May-2015 - Cosmetics packaging specialist Lumson is taking its 'world-first' Airless Bottle Technology to Australia and New Zealand through Sydney cosmetics manufacturer Trulux.

As organic cosmetics take off in Asia, experts report 'greenwashing' issues

29-May-2015 - Although various green brands have boycotted China, Organic Monitor reports that the market remains the most prominent in Asia, which also brings its own challenges.

L’Oréal ups its digital focus to help achieve Group's overall strategy

28-May-2015 - L’Oréal is using its latest digital strategy as it looks to achieve the Group’s target of acquiring a billion new consumers, with millennials and ‘connected consumers’ the main focus....

Asia’s multi-ethnic population inspires innovation at P&G

28-May-2015 - The company deliberately employs a staff with an array of backgrounds—Chinese, Malay, Indian Japanese and more—at the Biopolis research and development center in Singapore.

Kao further invests in Shanghai market

28-May-2015 - Kao has invested in its' third facility in China with a ¥5bn plant in Shanghai which will focus on producing key ingredients for shampoo and other cosmetics.

Korea is China's second largest exporter of cosmetics

28-May-2015 - Korea has become the second largest exporter of cosmetics to China behind France, with 34 per cent market share.

Market Insight

ASEAN is ideal for catering to organic and natural demand, says expert

27-May-2015 - Whether working out, meditating or making healthy purchasing decisions, consumers today are taking better care of their health. This shift in behaviour has impacted the cosmetics industry, particularly with organic...

Sweet smell of success: eBay rises as India's biggest perfume retailer

27-May-2015 - eBay India has emerged as the country's largest online perfume mall as it expands its' portfolio to include luxury perfumes at cheaper prices.

Unilever expands personal care presence in Dubai with new facility creating 600 jobs

27-May-2015 - Unilever is looking to expand its personal care presence in the Middle East and North Africa region with a new €75 million facility in Dubai which will generate around 600 new jobs.

Shiseido reveals plan to revive China business

27-May-2015 - After recording a 4.8% drop in sales in China, Shiseido's three year plan focuses on boosting growth, particularly in this market.

Guest article

Euromonitor runs rule over recent nutraceutical award winners

25-May-2015 - Market analyst Euromonitor International dissects recent NutraIngredients Awards winners to provide category perspective from sustainable omega-3 to healthy ageing in this guest article.

IOPE takes bio-science expertise to China

21-May-2015 - In an effort to become the ‘No.1 global bio-functional brand', Amorepacific's IOPE is moving into China with two stores in June.

Lipotec acknowledged by Asian cosmetic scientists for 're-inspiring beauty'

21-May-2015 - Lipotec has been acknowledged by the Asian Societies of Cosmetic Scientists (ASCS) for its work on improving cellular cross-talk to fight skin ageing.

Korean men are becoming the No.1 choice for cosmetic campaigns...

21-May-2015 - South Korea is by far leading the way in male grooming so it's no surprise that men are starting to dominate the cosmetics advertising world.

Wake up – don’t fake up campaign launched to combat counterfeit cosmetics

20-May-2015 - The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has launched its ‘Wake up - don’t fake up!’  awareness campaign warning consumers of the risks posed by fake beauty products, such as...

Sun protection conference postponed until next year

20-May-2015 - The Singapore version of the sun protection & anti-ageing skin care conference originally scheduled for July, has been postponed until next year as organisers cite 'it will take time' for...

L’Occitane's Reine Blanche range 'brightening' up Asia

20-May-2015 - L’Occitane has developed 'Reine Blanche', a whitening skin care range specifically for Asian women which features a plant - reine des pres (meadosweet), said to illuminate and brighten the skin in a...

Sephora extends its reach in e-commerce in China with JD.com

20-May-2015 - E-commerce in China is a valuable investment for international players - if done in the right way. Recognising the challenges in this arena, beauty retailer Sephora has turned to e-mall, 'Jingding'...

Unilever CFO Huët steps down with Pitkethly to succeed

19-May-2015 - Jean-Marc Huët will step down as Chief Financial Officer of Unilever and leave his role on the board too after five years with the company.

Japan's largest cosmetics portal - @cosme invests in English version

19-May-2015 - The largest cosmetics and beauty portal in Japan, @cosme.com has invested in an English-language portal to tap into an even bigger market share.

Singapore Advertising Authority - 'number of complaints on beauty ads rising'

19-May-2015 - According to the Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (ASAS), cosmetic advertising has been receiving a high number of complaints and feedback of late.

Exclusive interview

Plant stem cells are a natural way to speak about anti-ageing, says expert

18-May-2015 - Younger consumers in particular, prefer plant stems cells to traditional ingredients like retinol, giving brands an opportunity to tailor their messaging for different age groups in South Korea.

Cosmetics Europe Week aims to look ahead at future opportunities

15-May-2015 - The 2nd annual Cosmetics Europe Week will feature a conference program and breakout sessions aiming to uncover the future opportunities in the growing personal care industry, says the trade association’s...

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