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Brand divestment and new CEO signal P&G’s focus shift away from Beauty

31-Jul-2015 - It has been a busy time for Procter & Gamble with the brand divestment to Coty and the announcement of its new CEO and this all acts as evidence that...

Shiseido snaps up former Estée Lauder VP to help with 'Vision 2020' plan

30-Jul-2015 - Shiseido has hired former Estée Lauder Asia-Pacific VP, Roxana Daver to manage its global business development unit as it pushes forward with 'Think Global, Act Local' strategy.

L2 reports global brands are missing opportunities for localization in Asia

30-Jul-2015 - According to market researcher 'L2 Think Tank', while China has taken over as the biggest market for e-commerce, most global brands present in the country have failed to capitalize on localized...

Japan to lure more tourists with app that translates product labels into different languages

30-Jul-2015 - Japan's efforts to attract as many tourists as possible in the run up to the Olympic Games continues with a new mobile app that allows visitors to translate products into their own...

P&G Beauty chief to become company’s new CEO

29-Jul-2015 - Procter & Gamble announces that David S. Taylor, Group President of Global Beauty, Grooming and Health Care, will succeed A.G. Lafley as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer....

China considers regulating 'oral care' as cosmetics

29-Jul-2015 - China's State Council has sought public opinion on whether it should include oral care products in cosmetics regulations. A move experts say could affect the regulation, circulation and promotion of the...

Walmart further invests in Chinese e-commerce beauty site, Yihaodian

29-Jul-2015 - Having already obtained a 51 per cent share in Chinese e-commerce retailer Yihaodian, US giant Walmart has snapped up the remaining 49 per cent as it strives to conquer the e-commerce world....

Japan emerges as a key market for Hermès fragrance sales

29-Jul-2015 - Luxury fashion house, Hermès has revealed that its' fragrance arm in Japan is up 20% – a rise the brand attributes to a “selective distribution network”.

Scientists develop inorganic IR blockers to help protect against skin ageing

28-Jul-2015 - A team of researchers have found that using metal oxide-coating PMMA or Talc as a new infrared blocker inhibits IR-induced decrease of collagens in the skin which could lead to...

Halal-based colour cosmetics segment is Asia's strongest contender

28-Jul-2015 - A rising Muslim population in Asia has seen halal production and consumption increase, where the colour cosmetics sector is dominating demand.

Shoppers from China & Taiwan boost Japan duty-free sales

28-Jul-2015 - The Japanese government is easing up on visa rules and expanding the scope of duty-free shopping as it prepares to host the Olympic Games in 2020.

Elizabeth Arden focuses on Southeast Asia expansion

28-Jul-2015 - The global cosmetics player has appointed a new president, JuE Wong, effective August 3th, and has also signed an agreement with prestige beauty distributor Luxasia Ventures as it sets its sights on...

PZ Cussons hit by tough trading conditions in Africa but claims growth is returning

24-Jul-2015 - PZ Cussons says it will focus on and remains confident of a strong recovery after pre-tax profit and sales dropped, with the falling oil price, weak currency and the threat...

China considers official ban on cosmetics ads found to have ‘exaggerated claims’

23-Jul-2015 - China's Legislative Affairs Office has published a draft document in which it states it is considering an official ban on any cosmetics advertisements with 'exaggerated claims'.

Packaging supplier, Iggesund to offer Asia 'better service' with Taiwan facility

23-Jul-2015 - Iggesund Paperboard is improving the quality of its distribution service in Asia. A move the company says will help Iggesund and its' customers to 'gain new business'.

Japan's new wave of beauty devices… for men

23-Jul-2015 - While beauty devices have become popular with Asian women in recent years, brands, aware of a rise in spending on male grooming on the region, have started to cater more cosmetics...

Pack Peek July 2015: Taking a peek into the packaging world

22-Jul-2015 - As July ends and summer is in full swing, we take a look at some of the latest news and innovations in the cosmetics and personal care packaging sector.

Research finds bee propolis is a beneficial additive in lipsticks

22-Jul-2015 - Researchers in Poland have, for the first time, explored the influence of beeswax on the rheological properties of lipstick and found that those with added propolis are more brittle and...

Thailand’s FDA warns about counterfeit Korean cosmetics

22-Jul-2015 - According to Thailand's FDA, more than 1,000 counterfeit cosmetics brands have been found in the country under false licence numbers, claiming to be skin lighteners from South Korea.

India and China: the main markets to see colour cosmetics growth by 2020

22-Jul-2015 - Persistence Market Research has reported India and China to be leading the way in Asia's colour cosmetics sector, thanks to higher disposable incomes and a rise in consciousness about appearance....

Nestlé Skin Health invests in first Asia based hub to support healthy ageing

22-Jul-2015 - To address the 'under appreciated' needs of an increasingly ageing population, Nestlé Skin Health's innovation hub in Shanghai will look at skin health issues including intense dryness, skin cancer and ageing....

The ‘sweet treats’ influencing South Korea's beauty industry

21-Jul-2015 - Research firm, Gama has taken stock of the ‘sweet treats’ influencing the beauty industry in 2015, where confectionery aromas are bringing a sensory element to colour cosmetics.

New paper suggests there could be a case for wearing sunscreen indoors

21-Jul-2015 - Scientists in Brazil have suggested that as UVA and UVB rays can penetrate glass and commercial lamps, such as Tungsten and Fluorescent lamps, can also emit small amounts of radiation...

Estée Lauder acknowledges beauty blogger power with Korean ambassador

21-Jul-2015 - With beauty bloggers having more influence now than ever, Estée Lauder is the latest brand to acknowledge their sway on cosmetics buying behaviours by signing up Korean YouTube star, Irene Kim...

Urban Decay invests in Hong Kong but stays firm on not entering China

21-Jul-2015 - L’Oréal has finally invested in colour cosmetics brand, Urban Decay in Hong Kong. The department store counter is a first for the renowned brand in the country, despite its 20 year presence in...

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