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Scientists urge EC to not 'ignore the science' on EDCs

31-Jul-2013 - 71 toxicologists have written to the European Commission’s chief scientific advisor Anne Glover urging her to change plans to regulate endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which are allegedly present in many...

AmorePacific aims to be major player in Korean beauty trend

30-Jul-2013 - Of late, the South Korean cosmetics giant has been focusing on expanding its business in the AP region in an effort to confirm its stance as a key player in the ‘Korean...

Expansive marine plankton project to deliver promising bioactive compounds

30-Jul-2013 - A ground breaking EU project will perform the world’s first planetary scale survey of marine plankton to discover new ingredients for the French cosmetics industry.

Pressure mounts for New Zealand to follow EU animal testing ban

30-Jul-2013 - With recent bans on animal testing in cosmetics in Europe and India, a movement to pass similar laws in New Zealand is picking up speed.  

Bioengineers create follicle model that could lead to treatment for hair re-growth

30-Jul-2013 - Although there are several drugs on the market that aim to reduce hair loss, none have targeted hair regrowth… now a team of Singaporean scientists believe they have cracked this....

in-cosmetics Asia 2013 set to be largest pan-Asian ingredients event

30-Jul-2013 - On October 29th the in-cosmetics show will open its doors in Bangkok for a three day event that will showcase the ingredients industry in the Asia Pacific region, and will...

Kanebo issues further recall after 2,250 major complaints

25-Jul-2013 - The cosmetics giant has been humbled again following its announcement that it has received over 2,250 complaints from Japanese customers about experiencing serious symptoms from the brand's skin whitening products....

South Koreans increase anti-ageing spending

25-Jul-2013 - A survey by South Korea’s business lobby has revealed that more than 80 percent of consumers increased their spending on anti-ageing products and services over the past three years.

Shiseido targets India’s masstige as it looks to expand

25-Jul-2013 - Japanese cosmetics maker Shiseido has turned its attention to India’s middle class masstige market having established a wholly-owned subsidiary, Shiseido India Private, in Mumbai.

Digital platforms best way to reach affluent Chinese consumers

25-Jul-2013 - By 2016, market researcher McKinsey & Company estimates that there will be 351 million online shoppers in China, ringing up 2.2 trillion renminbi (US $3.48 billion) in revenues. At that point,...

Breathable nail varnish enables Muslim women to pray without worry

24-Jul-2013 - Breathable nail polish which Muslims can wear while performing prayers is becoming a big hit in Islamic communities.

FDA bans 16 cosmetics over market authorization

23-Jul-2013 - The Philippines Food and Drug Administration has seized and banned 16 cosmetic products originated from China on discovering they had no market authorization.

Nu Skin new licenses for direct selling in China

23-Jul-2013 - Utah-based Nu Skin has received official notification from China's Ministry of Commerce of its approval to commence direct selling activities in five additional provinces and 30 districts. 

Wacker focuses in on Asian region with further investment

23-Jul-2013 - Wacker Silicones, a division of the Germany based chemicals company has invested in five new business teams to support sales in the region as it continues towards its goal to...

Bobbi Brown open ups first retail outlet in India

23-Jul-2013 - Renowned colour cosmetics brand Bobbi Brown has opened up its first retail store in New Delhi, India, as part of plans to expand further into in this fast growing market.

Korea the major men’s grooming trend-setter in Asia

18-Jul-2013 - The Korean beauty industry is the major trend-setter in Asia and is perfect for the male grooming sector, according to one finished goods manufacturer.

Study highlights Asia as a hub for macroalgae patents as cosmetic ingredients

18-Jul-2013 - Algae has become an increasingly important ingredient for a cross-section of cosmetic and personal care ingredients, and it seems like Asia Pacific is rapidly evolving as the dominant player with...

India health ministry adds new products to Cosmetics Act

18-Jul-2013 - The India Health Ministry’s Drug’s Technical Advisory Board has added a list of six new product categories to schedule S of the drugs and cosmetics act.

L’Oreal’s second quarter continues strong growth path

17-Jul-2013 - The world’s biggest cosmetics company, L’Oreal, has recorded continued growth at well above market average rates for its second quarter and first half financial results, although southern European revenues decline....

Inter Parfums USA inks exclusive licensing for Shanghai Tang Fragrances

16-Jul-2013 - Leading fragrance player Inter Parfums USA says that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement through its Hong Kong subsidiary with leading China luxury brand Shanghai Tang.

Shiseido goes back to its roots with new HQ in Ginza district

16-Jul-2013 - Japanese cosmetics maker Shiseido has opened a new head office building in Tokyo to consolidate and streamline the company’s operations and enhance productivity, as well as becoming its hub for...

Mercury-containing cosmetics found in Singapore

15-Jul-2013 - The Singapore Health Services Authority (HSA) has seized the stock of two mercury-containing cosmetics products sold in Singapore.

Thailand director-general predicts bright outlook for UAE exports

15-Jul-2013 - The director general of the Thailand International Trade Promotion Department Srirat Rastapana has announced that demand for Thai cosmetics in the UAE is at an all-time high.

BB trend helped boost dispensing and packaging sector

12-Jul-2013 - The BB trend helped more than just skin care manufacturers; it boosted cosmetic packagers as well, as demand for effective packs to harness these products boomed and the dispensing sector...

Pack Peek: Summer lovin’, having a blast…

11-Jul-2013 - The summer is here and we have been blessed with some glorious weather, but what do the latest sunscreen and SPF make-up product packs look like? This gallery gives you...

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