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Halal cosmetics: ingredients to avoid, and what to replace them with

28-Jul-2016 - Here, we take a look at some of the major traditional beauty ingredients that are not permitted under halal, and what they can be replaced with.

Predictions for a local production model in beauty manufacture

28-Jul-2016 - The global beauty industry could soon be done on a much more local supply chain model thanks to the rise of digital printing, according to a leading trend forecaster.

What does your consumer need? Top tips for creating brand-leading products

28-Jul-2016 - Don’t just think about what the consumer wants, think about what they need. This is the advice of market expert Belinda Carli, director of the Institute of Personal Care Science,...

Spending on beauty up in China, despite cooling economy

27-Jul-2016 - Chinese consumers are still keen to spend on beauty in China, according to newly released research from Mintel, with the majority of those surveyed stating they spent more on facial...

Sun care benefits tipped to be essential in beauty

27-Jul-2016 - Sun care functionality is tipped to become an increasingly essential demand for personal care products, according to market research firm Kline.

Eye on the Trends in Asia: Ethical

27-Jul-2016 - Four key trends are set to define the Asia Pacific skin care market in the coming period, according to recent research by Euromonitor International. In this mini-series , Cosmetics Design takes...

European Commission gives nod to nano titanium dioxide as UV filter

26-Jul-2016 - The European Commission has confirmed an amendment to the list of accepted ultraviolet (UV) filters will now include nano-sized titanium dioxide.

Eye on the Trends in Asia: digital

26-Jul-2016 - Four key skin care trends for the Asia Pacific region have been identified by Euromonitor International for the period up ahead. In this mini series , Cosmetics Design takes a closer...

AmorePacific’s new skin brightening ingredient wins approval

26-Jul-2016 - One of the leading beauty companies in Korea, AmorePacific, has just obtained certification for its latest skin brightening ingredient, a move that suggests it is pushing ahead with R&D for...

How Korea could corner the halal market

26-Jul-2016 - A collaboration between Korea and Malaysia could see Korea leap to the forefront of halal beauty innovation and manufacture, an industry expert has suggested.

L’Oréal will acquire IT Cosmetics

25-Jul-2016 - Friday afternoon, the self-proclaimed world’s leading beauty company announced the signing of a deal to purchase skin care and makeup brand IT Cosmetics for over $1bn — validation of IT...

Unilever expands in men’s grooming with Dollar Shave Club acquisition

22-Jul-2016 - The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant has expanded its footprint in the men’s grooming space with the acquisition of Dollar Shave Club, one of the fastest growing personal care businesses in...

Boots prepares for South Korea launch

21-Jul-2016 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, pharmacy-led health and beauty player, has entered into a franchise partnership that will see it enter South Korea through the country’s number one hypermarket retailer.

Eye on the Trends in Asia: Well-being

21-Jul-2016 - Well-being within beauty and personal care is one of four key trends tipped to define the skin care market in Asia in the coming years, according to the latest research...

What to expect from this year’s in-cosmetics Asia

21-Jul-2016 - A big emphasis is set to be placed on R&D at this year’s in-cosmetics Asia, which is due to take place in Bangkok, Thailand, 8 - 10 November.

The first natural salicylic acid hits the market

20-Jul-2016 - A new natural salicylic acid has been released by raw materials producer Alban Muller, with the company claiming it is the first 100% natural molecule of the acid to enter...

Milk of Magnesia influences make-up trend as cheap alternative to primer

20-Jul-2016 - Can you picture Kim Kardashian flogging Milk of Magnesia as the latest go-to primer? Nope, me neither. Nevertheless, the milky white liquid traditionally used to treat stomach pain IS proving...

Are you up to date with cosmetics regulation across Asia?

20-Jul-2016 - ChemLinked Cosmetic Portal, a market information provider on regulation and compliance across Asia, has begun launching a series of ‘cosmepedia’ aimed at equipping beauty industry professionals with country-specific regulatory knowledge.

Eye on the Trends in Asia: customisation

20-Jul-2016 - Four key trends are tipped to define the skin care market in Asia in the coming years, according to research from Euromonitor International. In this series of specials, Cosmetics Design...

Study points to cancer risk from laser hair removal

19-Jul-2016 - The market for laser hair removal is still fast growing, with demand for home devices being particularly strong, but new study says that there could be a good a cancer...

Dow launches 'collaborative model’ to keep formulators in the loop of latest innovation

19-Jul-2016 - Dow, a leading chemicals company, has launched a new ‘collaboration model’ centred around finished product concepts, aimed at helping “the personal care industry accelerate innovations to meet consumer demand”.

Beauty industry descended on Seoul: 97% visitor increase at in-cosmetics Korea 2016

19-Jul-2016 - In just its second year, the in-cosmetics Korea trade event is proving a big success among beauty and personal care industry professionals, with the number of attendees up 97%.

Top four consumer skin care demands from Asia Pacific

19-Jul-2016 - The top skin care demands from Asian consumers have been revealed, with younger consumers having a particularly weighty impact on the direction of the category.

L’Oreal confirms offer to buy niche thermal water skin care player

15-Jul-2016 - The world’s biggest cosmetics company has confirmed that it is going ahead with the acquisition of a tiny France-based skin player with a very long name.

Evolution of sensation – why sensory matters so much now

14-Jul-2016 - Touch has such a big impact on human emotions. Have you ever noticed how the feel of your personal care products can have a similar effect? In this guest article from...

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