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Top beauty ads at Cannes Lions

30-Jun-2016 - Cannes Lions, the international advertising festival, was held last week, recognising the best and brightest in the advertising world. Here’s a roundup of the leading ads entered into the offering...

Korean beauty: how to get US consumers to bite

30-Jun-2016 - With the ongoing rise of Korean cosmetics (often dubbed K-beauty) in the global industry, US consumers remain reluctant to embrace the trend fully. Here, CosmeticsDesign takes a look at what...

In-cosmetics Korea opens its doors next week!

30-Jun-2016 - In-cosmetics is set to open its doors next week in Korea for the second year running, gathering together the industry in one of the world's leading markets for beauty and...

More cultured ingredients coming to beauty, thanks to Ginkgo - Amyris partnership

29-Jun-2016 - Today as Ginkgo Bioworks announced the deal, Cosmetics Design caught up with Jason Kelly, CEO of Ginkgo, to find out why the two companies are collaborating to bring more biotech...

Evonik invests in production of superabsorbent technologies

29-Jun-2016 - Evonik has announced the successful completion of a project to modernize its plant in Krefeld, Germany and step up production of superabsorbent products.

BASF unveils new aroma technologies at World Perfumery Congress

29-Jun-2016 - BASF took the opportunity to showcase its latest aroma launches at the recent World Perfumery Congress, which was held in Miami, Florida.

India set to overhaul drugs and cosmetics legislation

29-Jun-2016 - India is moving towards a shake up in its cosmetics regulation in order to keep up with the rapid pace of today’s innovation, with its union cabinet having just withdrawn...

Lush gets active on climate change in Australia

29-Jun-2016 - In a campaign which marks the build up to Australia’s federal election this weekend, beauty brand Lush has partnered up with an environmental activist group.

China officials to model supply chain efficiency on Europe

29-Jun-2016 - Officials from China’s Ministry of Commerce have been gathering insight into supply chain efficiency during a tour of various major manufacturers in Europe, including L’Oréal and P&G....

‘Coral Zombies’ linked to sunscreen pollution

28-Jun-2016 - Scientists say that hopes sea corals will recover in the future are being dashed by the emergence of ‘Coral Zombies’ with no reproductive ability, and the evidence points to sunscreen...

Cosmax broadens offering with new Nerium International partnership

28-Jun-2016 - Korean beauty giant Cosmax has announced a new partnership that it claims will boost its bio-health and cosmetics offering, and contribute to its global growth strategy.

Unilever, Axe parent company, to drop sexism in ads

28-Jun-2016 - Unilever, global consumer goods giant, has announced a new global advertising strategy that will eliminate gender stereotypes from its marketing content.

Say cheese: Shiseido launches app to rate your smile

27-Jun-2016 - Cosmetics giant Shiseido has launched an app which can not only detect your smile, but also rate it on a scale from a neutral 0 up to a show-stopping 120.

Scientists believe ‘systematic review’ will ease concerns around cosmetics chemical safety

24-Jun-2016 - According to researchers at the University of Lancaster, lessons from the field of medicine could help provide clearer answers to concerns around chemical safety, particularly in the case of the...

Eurofragrance's Singapore creative centre open for business

23-Jun-2016 - Eurofragrance, a global fragrance producer, has officially opened its latest creative centre in Singapore.

Leading Southeast Asia e-commerce site closes suddenly

23-Jun-2016 - Ensogo, one of the leaders in the Southeast Asia e-commerce landscape, has announced that it has stopped operations across the region.

L'Oréal: make advertising 'less interruptive' to beat ad blockers

23-Jun-2016 - L’Oréal’s chief digital officer Lubomira Rochet has spoken of the need to create branded experiences rather than traditional adverts when trying to beat the rise of ad blockers....

Anti-pollution and anti-ageing 'the prime focus for Koreans’

22-Jun-2016 - Ahead of its industry trade event in Seoul in July, Reed Exhibitions has described anti-pollution and anti-ageing as the key concerns for Korean beauty consumers.

What does the cosmetics industry do for Europe?

22-Jun-2016 - According to a new study by Cosmetics Europe, the contribution of the cosmetics industry to the socio-economic landscape throughout Europe is wide-reaching and has significant impact.

L'Oréal's latest Garnier launch taps into India's naturals enthusiasm

22-Jun-2016 - India’s strong consumer enthusiasm for its traditional wellness system, Ayurveda, has seen brands tapping into the naturals trend to profit: L’Oréal’s new Garnier launch is the latest....

Asia's anti-ageing marketing is stuck in the past, says expert

22-Jun-2016 - The head of a leading marketing agency for beauty players in Asia has said that communications around health and ageing from beauty and health care brands in the region is...

UK SMEs share concerns on EU trade ahead of referendum

21-Jun-2016 - As the EU Referendum draws closer, many UK small and medium-sized cosmetics company owners are still unclear as to how leaving or staying in the EU will affect their businesses. ...

Animal testing ban will 'stifle innovation’ and ‘threaten’ Australian beauty industry

21-Jun-2016 - The incoming ban on animal testing poses a specific threat to cosmetics testing in Australia, according to the Australian Society of Cosmetics Chemists (ASCC).

Nu Skin: eyes on China with multi-million investment and new management

21-Jun-2016 - Despite the company’s recent drop in sales in China, Nu Skin looks to be renewing its focus on its mainstay market.

Lush and L'Occitane lead in specialty retailing

21-Jun-2016 - Lush and L’Occitane have been singled out as market leaders when it comes to boutique retailing, Kline has revealed in a new report.

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