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Avon turnaround is ‘taking longer than anticipated’

31-Jul-2014 - Avon Products admits that the company’s turnaround is taking longer than expected due to a difficult financial climate and tough markets, after announcing profits shrank in its second quarter.

Burmese beauty balm holding its own amongst modern day cosmetics

31-Jul-2014 - The yellowish paste made from ground tree bark also known as thanakha is managing to hold its own in Asia, despite intense competition from various multinational cosmetic corporations.

Dedicated Sun Protection Asia conference a hit as interest peaks

31-Jul-2014 - The inaugural Sun Protection & Anti-ageing Skin Care Conference Asia kicked off in Singapore and was received positively overall as attendees agree that catering for particular demographics needs dedicated scenarios.

Cosmetics retailer Jumei apologises over fake product sales in China

31-Jul-2014 - Online cosmetics retailer Jumei International Holdings has made an apology after media reports focused on the fact that it was selling fake luxury goods in China.

Asia in Focus

Whitening product innovation sees new focus on melanogenesis

30-Jul-2014 - This month we are looking at innovation in whitening products, which represented around 30% of total skin care business in 2014. While there are no new molecules to boast of,...

Mintel: a gallery of hair care innovations

30-Jul-2014 - According to Mintel, there are many opportunities to drive sales in the mature shampoo/conditioner market, from more beauty-enhancing/functional men's shampoos to products featuring positive and aspirational benefits for older women. ...

BASF invests in the expansion of its China R&D capabilities

30-Jul-2014 - BASF has announced a significant investment in its research and development facilities in China in an effort to increase its innovations capabilities in a series of industries, including personal care.

Hindustan Unilever sees sales increase but demand remains weak

30-Jul-2014 - Just like Godrej and Dabur India, Hindustan Unilever has witnessed the effects of a tough economic climate as although sales are up, demand remains weak.

Organic personal care market likely to post double-digit annual growth to 2020

29-Jul-2014 - Most global regions are expected to post near double-digit annual growth in organic personal care over the next six years, a new market research report suggests.

L’Oréal sees digital give beauty business a boost and virtual mirror is just the start

29-Jul-2014 - The digital age is upon the beauty industry and will be a ‘game-changer’ according to the industry’s biggest cosmetics manufacturer, who has been driving forward following the launch of its...

ADA Cosmetics sold to new equity investment company

29-Jul-2014 - Germany-based ADA Cosmetics has been sold by global asset manager The Carlyle Group to Ardian, an independent private investment company.

China overtakes the US as world’s largest economy

29-Jul-2014 - China is likely to overtake the USA to become the world’s largest economy in Purchasing Power Parity, an economic milestone according to Euromonitor.

The Face Shop angling to become top Korean brand in Thailand

29-Jul-2014 - The Face Shop, a skin care and cosmetics leader in Korea, is eying up expansion Thailand, where it has set its sights on the top spot among Korean brands in...

Record tourist numbers in Japan: a boost for department stores

29-Jul-2014 - The Japan National Tourist Organization has said 6.26 million tourists visited Japan during the first half of 2014, 26.4% ahead of figures for the same period last year – with...

Is fragrance allergy partly psychosomatic?

28-Jul-2014 - Scientists in the US have been conducting research that suggests some individuals with allergic reactions to smell may be caused by what they think they smell, rather than the actual...

Study is the first to link natural moisturizer to food allergies

24-Jul-2014 - Research conducted into natural ingredients in products targeting dry skin has demonstrated evidence of a link between the topical application and the subsequent development of food allergies.

Korean exports reach new high thanks to huge China sales

24-Jul-2014 - Exports of cosmetics products from South Korea have reached a new high thanks to a continued rise in sales to China, according to the Korea Customs Service.

Thai specialty chemicals company moves into cosmetics and personal care

24-Jul-2014 - Union Intraco, a developer and distributor of specialty chemicals in Thailand, has announced its intention to move into the cosmetics and personal care market.

IBR confirms it is up to date with China FDA IECIC

24-Jul-2014 - Following China’s FDA publishing a final version of Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredient in China, natural active supplier IBR has announced all of its ingredients are now fully compliant.

Cosme Tokyo and Cosme Tech 2014 open up for registration

23-Jul-2014 - This year’s Cosme Tokyo and Cosme Tech events have opened up for registration, billed as the biggest cosmetics industry event in Japan.

Urban Decay made up with new augmented reality technology

23-Jul-2014 - Augmented reality and phone apps have been tried and tested by a number of cosmetics companies, and it appears to be paying off for Urban Decay, as its newly implemented...

Organic sales on the up as is Asia’s purchasing power

23-Jul-2014 - The growing trend of organic cosmetics is being tipped to continue as consumer awareness increases, as does demand.

Australia Dept of Health moves to ban DBP in cosmetics

23-Jul-2014 - DBP, used as a perfume solvent, skin emollient or plasticiser in nail polish could be banned as soon as October 1st in Australia, due to its’ classification as a reproductive...

eBay and LVMH settle longstanding counterfeit fight

22-Jul-2014 - Online marketplace eBay and luxury good firm LVMH have settled their longstanding legal fallout over counterfeit products dating back six years.

Spotlight on Indonesia: beauty market tipped to boom

22-Jul-2014 - Indonesia was selected to host the recent pre-show conference for the upcoming ASEAN edition of the Beyond Beauty trade show, confirming its status as a rising cosmetics market tipped for...

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