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MGC cannabis skin care gets the OK in Canada

31-May-2016 - That country’s national public health department and regulatory body, Health Canada, has just approved MGC’s anti-aging cosmetics for sale.

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Getting natural-based anti-ageing formulations right – Part I

31-May-2016 - Natural and anti-ageing have been the two mega trends in the industry over the past decade, so it comes as no surprise that there is an increasing number of products...

Palm oil: BASF responds to the 'decisive factor' of sustainability

31-May-2016 - BASF, global specialty chemicals firm, has laid out a series of measures by which it hopes to raise the sustainability profile of its personal care ingredients offering, with a particular...

Major trends for in-cosmetics Korea revealed

30-May-2016 - Industry hot topics of anti-ageing, anti-pollution, halal cosmetics and dominant marketing trends are all top of the agenda for the upcoming in-cosmetics Korea event.

China cosmetics giant launches in Australia

30-May-2016 - Uniasia Cosmetics, a leading player among China's cosmetics giants (described as the country's third-largest retailer), has made a decisive move into the Australian market.

Rahn brings Korean ingredients to Europe

27-May-2016 - Switzerland-based fine chemicals specialist Rahn has forged a partnership with Korean ingredients player BioLeaders that will see its ingredients distributed in Europe for the first time.

Indian brand launches campaign against skin whitening

26-May-2016 - Banjara’s, a herbal skin care brand in India, has launched a marketing campaign that makes a point of rejecting the traditional focus on skin lightening, a trend which dominates across...

Korea duty free industry ‘too dependent’ on Chinese tourism

26-May-2016 - Korea’s duty free industry, driven by beauty sales, has been criticised by commentators for relying too heavily on Chinese consumers.

Taiwan animal testing ban moves a step closer

26-May-2016 - A proposed ban on testing cosmetics products and ingredients on animals has passed a key government committee in Taiwan, meaning it will now go forward for a full parliamentary debate...

全球皮肤护理和除臭剂制造商妮维雅推出了一款 体味检测APP : 鼻子 (NOSE) 。

25-May-2016 - 拜尔斯道夫集团与越南广告公司 Happiness FCB 联手打造 , 它涉及一种特殊的定制的手机壳,以便检测消费者的体味, 让他们知道何时该梳洗一番。

UK investment firm buys up John Masters Organics

25-May-2016 - It’s all about organic beauty these days, and UK investment firm Permira is buying into the trend, having acquired a majority stake in John Masters Organics (JMO).

Scientists modify microalgae to convert sunlight into complex molecules for natural compounds

25-May-2016 - A research team from Copenhagen Plant Science Centre at University of Copenhagen has modified a strain of microalgae so that it ‘manufactures’ a range of complex molecules.

TonyMoly leading ambitious K-beauty charge

25-May-2016 - TonyMoly, a fast-growing Korean beauty brand, has announced its intention to be among the leaders of the rapid global growth of K-beauty, seeking to reach sales of 2 trillion won...

Australia's proposed chemicals regulation will 'increase complexity'

25-May-2016 - Australia is in the process of trying to simplify its regulation of industrial chemicals, including many used widely across the beauty industry, but various brands and bodies have expressed concerns...

Victoria’s Secret China beauty shops bought back from franchise

25-May-2016 - L Brands Inc., parent-company of Victoria's Secret, has acquired 26 beauty stores in China from its franchise partner.

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L’Oréal raises the bar in Africa with new R&D facility

24-May-2016 - The world’s biggest cosmetics player has made no secret that it sees Africa as  its biggest potential growth market moving forward, and a new R&D facility in Johannesburg reflects that...

Kanebo to launch first new brand in 10 years

24-May-2016 - Japanese beauty player Kanebo has announced it will launch a new high-end brand across the Asia region in the coming months, to go global by 2017.

Singapore first in Asia to stock H&M beauty lines

24-May-2016 - H&M is bringing its beauty brand to its stores in Asia, beginning with a launch in Singapore later this year.

Maybelline taps into the power of Asia with new brand ambassador

24-May-2016 - International beauty player Maybelline has announced the appointment of its first Asian global brand ambassador, in a move which suggests it is keen to leverage the ever-rising dominance of the...

Mark the date and subscribe to the SkincareIngredients 2016 event!

20-May-2016 - The date to mark on your calendars is June 15th 2016 for the sixth edition the of Skincare Ingredients online event, which means it’s just four weeks away.

New skin lightening ingredient passes safety tests

19-May-2016 - Specialty chemicals firm Sirona Biochem has announced that its new skin lightening compound has recently gone through safety and efficacy testing that has brought the innovation a major step closer...

Korea’s older men as keen on cosmetics as women

19-May-2016 - A recent report has found that Korean men over 60 are increasingly concerned with beauty and personal care, with sales of male grooming up nearly as much as those for...

New deodorant attempts to disrupt India market

19-May-2016 - Emami, a major domestic personal care player in India, has announced a further addition to its ever-expanding portfolio with the launch of a new range of deodorants.

Is this new polymer the next quick fix face lift?

18-May-2016 - A group of researchers has developed a silicone-based polymer that acts as a second layer of skin, creating a temporary tightening effect that could be the next anti-aging solution.

Cannabis cosmetics under question in Malaysia

18-May-2016 - With interest in the potential of cannabis in cosmetics products on the rise across the globally, Malaysia’s health ministry was recently forced to investigate claims that domestic retailers have been...

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