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Biomimetics present beauty brands with a great opportunity

27-Jun-2014 - The opportunities in product development that biomimetics offer are exciting, but beauty brands also have to know how to talk to their customers about how these ingredients are helping to...

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Talks with the top: Loïc Armand details his positive cosmetics outlook

26-Jun-2014 - As Cosmetics Europe announced that President of L’Oréal France, Loïc Armand, will take the reins as its President for the 2014 -2016 term, was given an exclusive interview with...

More Korean cosmetics brands eyeing up China

26-Jun-2014 - Recent figures have shown South Korea’s beauty market exports faring very well, and now smaller brands are looking to further strengthen their foothold, with their sights apparently set on China....

The sun care category’s role in India’s enthusiasm for skin lightening

26-Jun-2014 - In a country which reportedly got through 233 tonnes of skin-whitening products last year as consumers strive to achieve paler skin, Indian consumers might be expected to be already well aware...

Oxea’s China specialty esters facility starts production

26-Jun-2014 - Germany-based fine chemicals player Oxea says that its Nanjing, China specialty esters facility is now up and running, and will meet growing demand for the compound in the Asia Pacific...

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EU-US trade talks look positive, and cosmetics is on the agenda

25-Jun-2014 - The European Commission will host a sixth round of EU-US trade talks next month on a new trade and investment deal, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or...

Nivea opens first manufacturing plant in India

25-Jun-2014 - Nivea, a global leader in skin care, has just opened its first manufacturing plant within India, in a move which confirms its efforts to expand in the country are underway. ...

Shiseido fined over US tax income, but plans to dispute the action

25-Jun-2014 - Shiseido says it plans to dispute tax penalties relating to income over a five year period from its US Subsidiary that is alleged to have not been declared.

India FDA cracks down on cosmetics manufacturers

25-Jun-2014 - The Indian Food and Drug Administration has cracked down on four cosmetics manufacturers in Pune, Sangli, Kolhapur and Solapur after finding them to be operating without valid licences.

Asia in Focus

Removing make-up no longer boring as innovation booms in cleansing formulations

24-Jun-2014 - This month we are highlighting the opportunities for brands in the skin care cleansing arena. Here, our expert, Florence Bernardin reveals Japan to be the most lucrative market due to...

The fate of Benefit’s World Cup pub now England are out – was it worth it?

24-Jun-2014 - Beauty brand Benefit Cosmetics had hoped to tackle the branding opportunity of the ongoing FIFA World Cup with a novel crowd-pleasing idea: a pop-up beauty pub aimed explicitly at women...

Payouts start for Kanebo over skin whitening complaints

24-Jun-2014 - Japanese cosmetics firm Kanebo is to offer short term compensation payments to 4,000 people who suffered from skin problems after using its whitening products containing the chemical Rhododeno.

First Philbeauty event highlights Philippines and international cosmetic business

24-Jun-2014 - The Philippines’ own beauty event closed its doors in Manila at the end of last week, following an expanded roll out that included a number of new additions this year.

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“Eliminating microbeads does not compromise cosmetics quality”

20-Jun-2014 - Bulldog Skincare founder Simon Duffy says that removing plastic microbeads from cosmetics products and soaps will not compromise performance and calls for more interest to encourage more brands to follow...

India’s professional sector increasingly competitive as Revlon moves in

19-Jun-2014 - In a move with which the brand states it hopes to take on L’Oreal, Revlon has announced it will now branch out into the professional beauty segment in India. ...

Malaysia Health Ministry advises consumers against two cosmetic products

19-Jun-2014 - The Health Ministry of Malaysia has advised consumers in the country against buying two specific cosmetic products, claiming they both contain potentially toxic ingredients.

L’Occitane set to open shop on China’s largest ecommerce market

19-Jun-2014 - L’Occitane en Provence is in the final stages of confirming a deal with internet retailer Alibaba, which will see it launch a digital retail platform on the popular Tmall site....

Skincare Ingredients 2014 online event opens its doors today!

18-Jun-2014 - The fourth annual Skincare Ingredients online event opens today, with a packed programme, networking opportunities and the chance to discover the biggest trends in the categories all at your fingertips.

Winners announced for the International Design Packaging Awards at HBA

17-Jun-2014 -  The winners of the International Design Packaging Awards were announced at last week HBA event in New York, and it was kids' toothpaste packaging that made it big.

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US based luxury consultant reveals how she helps fragrance brands crack Asia

17-Jun-2014 - Cracking Asia from a Western brand’s point of view has long been known to be difficult – from ever-changing regulations to translating a brand’s message in the right way. That's where...

Regulatory body counters discrimination in India’s skin lightening advertising

17-Jun-2014 - The advertising standards regulator of India, ASCI, has released draft guidelines which aim to challenge those advertising campaigns which plug skin lightening, or ‘fairness’, products by means of the promotion...

Domestic brand moves to take on international giants with Indian male grooming

17-Jun-2014 - Indian consumer goods player Emami has moved in on the increasingly lucrative male grooming sector in India, launching its deodorant range ‘He’ to compete with the international giants of Unilever...

Google+ hangouts – what is it, and how can the cosmetics industry use it?

13-Jun-2014 - Launched last summer, Google+ hangouts has fast been gathering momentum as an online platform for showcasing beauty brands and their products; but how does it work and what’s the value?...

Amyris expands reach of its farnesene-based fragrance technology

12-Jun-2014 - US-based biotechnology company Amyris has further developed its relationship with Japan-based Takasago by extending the commercialization of its farnesene-based fragrance technology.

CFDA calls for public comment on cosmetic ingredient inventory

12-Jun-2014 - The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has put out a call for public comment regarding its proposed second draft of the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in the country.

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