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Does sunscreen labelling need to change after survey uncovers confusion?

30-Jun-2015 - Following confusion among consumers over what protection different sun care products provide, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has called for a change in labelling of sunscreen due to what it...

Could Hindustan Unilever conquer the hair oil segment with Indulekha?

30-Jun-2015 - Hindustan Unilever is reported to be in 'advanced talks' for ayurvedic hair care brand Indulekha, a potential deal which would see the company re-enter the hair oil segment following the sale of...

DSM partners up with 'Ingredients Plus' for Malaysia and Singapore

30-Jun-2015 - DSM has signed a deal with 'Ingredient Plus Group', where it will act as a third-party distributor of its personal care portfolio in Malaysia and Singapore.

First in-cosmetics Korea show 'exceeds industry expectation'

30-Jun-2015 - According to the organisers of in-cosmetics Korea, the event on June 15-16th lived up to its promise of 'new international show for Korea', exceeding industry expectations.

Bogota releases an app for cosmetics manufactures

29-Jun-2015 - The Colombian capital city is encouraging foreign investment in an array of sectors with a new mobile application for Apple and Android devices alike.

PolyOne invests in Shanghai polymer innovation center

25-Jun-2015 - PolyOne, polymer materials provider has opened a new innovation center in Shanghai to 'increase speed-to-market' for customers in Asia Pacific.

South Korea skin care device demand drives innovation

25-Jun-2015 - Without question, Korea has one of the longest beauty routines in the world and seekers of perfect skin have recently been introduced to devices that make that regime easier. South...

Moxy: 'women are key to e-commerce success in Indonesia'

25-Jun-2015 - Shopping portal Moxy, recently acquired by 'WhatsNew' has plans to be a female focused e-commerce provider in Southeast Asia, as women's purchasing power is on the up.

Evonik and Brenntag team up on hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid collaboration

24-Jun-2015 - Evonik and Brenntag are teaming up to introduce new tailored hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid grades for cosmetics manufacturers, as well as for the drug and medical industries.

Unilever introduces 'Talent Week' to stay on top of 'cutting-edge methodologies'

24-Jun-2015 - Unilever North Asia held a 'talent learning week' for thousands of employees in Shanghai as part of a strategy to encourage cutting-edge methodologies in 'the real business world'.

AkzoNobel sees South East Asia's value with €30 million Thailand investment

24-Jun-2015 - As South East Asia continues to evolve as a lucrative market for the cosmetics industry, AkzoNobel is investing more than €30 million in a Thailand based facility.

Dior gets access to Amorepacific's famous 'Cushion' technology with new partnership

24-Jun-2015 - Amorepacific has signed 'a memorandum of understanding' with Parfums Christian Dior whereby the Asian giant has offered its innovative 'Cushion' technology to the luxury player.

Don’t worry men! Sunscreen and cosmetics won’t affect your sperm says CTPA

23-Jun-2015 - We may have thought twice about using sunscreen or applying moisturiser this morning following an announcement made at a recent conference in Lisbon, but there is nothing to fear and...

The Philippines rings in 'world's first' certified coconut oil, thanks to BASF help

23-Jun-2015 - After a three year stint, the German chemicals firm has succeeded in establishing the world's first certified production of dried coconut flesh or 'copra' to oil in the Philippines.

@cosme beauty awards announced in Japan

23-Jun-2015 - @cosme, an online review portal for cosmetics and beauty products, has announced the first ever Spring/Summer awards for Best Cosmetics of 2015.

Skin care and sun care bring top revenue in the Asia Pacific

23-Jun-2015 - Those segments accounted for nearly half of the cosmetics market share in the region last year, according to a newly released report from that examines the business in six...

Skincare Ingredients Special

Cosmetics Design's skin care event - what to expect!

19-Jun-2015 - On June 24th, the fifth edition of Cosmetics Design's Skin Care Ingredients event will go live! Here, we give you a sneak peek into what attendees can expect from the...

Unilever shakes up marketing approach with Google partnership

18-Jun-2015 - Hindustan Unilever is shaking up its marketing approach by teaming up content creators like Facebook and Google in an effort to move away from traditional product placement.  

L’Oréal entrusts Singapore University with display design

18-Jun-2015 - L'Oréal's travel retail Asia division has again entrusted the National University of Singapore with the design of an exhibition that showcased 22 of its brands for a recent TFWA event....

Indian women's cosmetics market driven by aspiration and advertising

18-Jun-2015 - The women’s cosmetics market in India is forecast to grow at a record pace over the course of the next five years, fueled by aggressive advertising and higher levels of...

Coty said to be closing in on P&G acquisition

17-Jun-2015 - Share prices in Coty have risen significantly as rumors gather pace that the company has won out in the bidding war to buy part of Procter & Gamble’s beauty portfolio....

Japan to further ease visa restrictions to boost sales

17-Jun-2015 - The Japanese government is reducing its visa requirements as well as investing in language services to encourage tourist spending in the country.

Olay 'breakthrough study' discovers gene expression changes that impact the skin's ageing process

17-Jun-2015 - Olay has carried out in-depth research that shows how gene expression changes impact the appearance and quality of women's skin as they age across every decade.

Symrise scoops up PCHi 'Breakthrough Innovation Award'

17-Jun-2015 - The PCHi Innovation Breakthrough Award went to Symrise's re-balancing skin barrier ingredient - SymRepair 100. According to the company, its products are developed to meet Asia's high expectations for valuable and effective cosmetics....

Asia in Focus

Foam, gel and oil textures - Asia's new wave of formulations

16-Jun-2015 - What makes cosmetics exciting today for both Asia's R&D formulators and consumers alike? Well, regional expert Florence Bernardin says layering textures, particularly in skin care products has been providing inspiration...

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