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Kao plant receives certification for producing palm oil-based products

27-Jun-2013 - Cosmetics firm Kao has announced that its Wakayama Plant passed the requisite screening and was recognized RSPO SCCS certification, following its Kashima Plant last year. 

Maharashtra government upholds FDA decision to cancel J&J’s India licence

27-Jun-2013 - The Maharashtra government has announced it’s upholding the FDA’s decision to cancel Johnson & Johnson India’s licence to manufacture products from its Mulund facility, following complaints of carcinogenic substances residue...

Clarins builds momentum in China thanks to commerce site

27-Jun-2013 - According to the luxury skin care group, since the launch of its China-specific commerce site back in September, initial sales in the country have exceeded expectations, reaching double-digit growth in...

Men’s grooming in Asia boosted by developing trends in India and China

27-Jun-2013 - The developing men’s grooming trend in India and China are driving the global sector according to the latest research by analyst Kline, thanks to greater disposable income raising usage levels....

Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo 2013, in pictures

27-Jun-2013 - The three day event which now combines Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo, opened its doors for the first of three days on June 26th. With over 380 exhibitors and over...

Health commissioner urges China to follow EU’s animal testing ban for cosmetics

26-Jun-2013 - EU health commissioner Tonio Borg has urged Chinese authorities to follow the European example and rid the cosmetics arena of animal testing and turn to alternative methods instead.

Euromonitor: P&G-Beiersdorf deal would complement both parties

25-Jun-2013 - Market analyst Euromonitor believes that if Procter and Gamble and Beiersdorf were to strike a deal it would benefit both parties as the former’s skin care would receive a boost,...

Environmental standard introduced to ease Oz consumers’ concerns

25-Jun-2013 - Not-for-profit organisation Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) has released a new environmental standard for personal care and cosmetics products to ease consumer concerns over the use of palm oil, toxic...

'First' colour cosmetics line to cater to all complexions due to BB, DD properties

25-Jun-2013 - The cosmetics manufacturer OFRA has teamed up with celebrity makeup artist, AJ Crimson to develop what it describes as the first colour cosmetics line to offer a wide range of coverage...

in-cosmetics Asia readies for next big show in Bangkok

25-Jun-2013 - One of the biggest events in the Asian cosmetics industry, in-cosmetics Asia, is due to open its doors again in Bangkok at the end of October.

HCP reveals 3 key packaging trends for 2013/14

24-Jun-2013 - Global packaging supplier, HCP has developed an innovative packaging range around spring, summer and winter trends that proves the face of colour cosmetics doesn't have to be boring.

Cosme Tech 2013 set to open doors next week

20-Jun-2013 - The leading event for the Japanese ingredients market, Cosme Tech 2013, is due to open its door next week and the Cosmetics Design editorial team will be there to report...

News in brief

Alban Muller invests €2 million in plant extract zeodration technology

20-Jun-2013 - Specialised in naturals, the services company has been the partner of beauty and health industries since 1978 and has in an effort to become more sustainable, invested 2 million euros...

AP region leads the way as it drives demand for cosmetic solvents

20-Jun-2013 - According to analysts Research and Markets, global demand for N-butanol, a solvent used in cosmetics, has grown significantly over the past few years and is expected to grow at a...

Offer not on Target for MAC as Estée Lauder refuses counterfeit settlement

20-Jun-2013 - In a case that is on-going from last year over the alleged sale of fake MAC cosmetics products, Estée Lauder has reportedly refused a settlement offer from Australian retailer Target....

Mercury laden cosmetics becomes a major issue in the Philippines

20-Jun-2013 - Public interest group the EcoWaste Coalition, has announced to its dismay, that despite efforts to rid the Philippine markets of mercury laden cosmetics, the toxic products continue to be sold...

Waste not; want not – Garnier’s green garden made from beauty waste

19-Jun-2013 - The issue of sustainability never seems to be far from the minds of cosmetics manufacturers, and L’Oreal USA’s latest green goal has been realized as its Garnier subsidiary develops the...

Ayurvedic tipped as 'new growth frontier' for beauty business in India

18-Jun-2013 - As the world continues to go green, the demand for ayurvedic cosmetics particularly in India, is set for an increase in demand as cosmetics featuring natural or herbal components become...

Unilever’s sustainable deodorant pack push pays off

18-Jun-2013 - Unilever’s decision to roll out compressed versions of its Sure, Vaseline and Dove deodorants was a good one according to the latest consumer research and may set the standard for...

Korea, star of the global men’s skin care market

18-Jun-2013 - South Korea is now the world’s biggest market for men’s skin care, underlining the enormous up take in men’s grooming products in this small country, latest research from Euromonitor reveals....

Is the beauty market ready for customisation?

18-Jun-2013 - In this latest blog, Imogen Matthews looks at the new trend of product customisation and evaluates whether or not it can provide enough impetus to become the next big thing...

Affluence and influence drive Chinese fragrance market forward

18-Jun-2013 - China is a target market for many industries particularly cosmetics, due to rising affluence in the region and the fast economic growth it is displaying; and this will see fragrances...

It’s official! in-cosmetics Brasil announces date

17-Jun-2013 - Having established itself in Europe with its ingredients show, and successfully launched in Asia too, Reed exhibitions is taking the in-cosmetics brand to Brasil to focus on South American personal...

HBA opens its doors tomorrow in New York City!

17-Jun-2013 - The Health & Beauty America show will be opening its doors for the three day event at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, tomorrow.

Skin Care Ingredients 2013 kicked off yesterday with success!

12-Jun-2013 - The third Skin Care Ingredients online show opened its doors yesterday to a packed programme of conference presentations, the latest ingredients launches and booths featuring some of the biggest ingredients...

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