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Estée Lauder eyes expansion in Thailand through new distribution agreement

29-Aug-2013 - Estée Lauder’s Thailand subsidiary, ELCA, has signed an agreement with market expansion provider DKSH with the aim expanding its distribution and logistics services in the country.

US brands target forecasted US$100 billion China elderly market

29-Aug-2013 - According to the China National Committee on Ageing, major US personal care players are investing in China’s ageing population, a segment that has seen explosive growth in terms of cosmetic...

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South Korea to “take centre stage” at in-cosmetics Asia

28-Aug-2013 - The South Korean cosmetic industry's success story will be highlighted at this year's in-Cosmetics Asia exhibition and conference, held from October 29-31 in Bangkok.

Lobby group finds majority of cosmetics tested contain hazardous chemicals

28-Aug-2013 - The majority of cosmetics tested in Philippines discount stores contain poisonous chemicals and are banned by the FDA, according to a lobby group.

Illegal wildfires lighting up Indonesia may be down to palm oil demand says NASA

28-Aug-2013 - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration suggests that widespread wildfires in Indonesia are not started accidentally, but are part of a ‘slash and burn’ strategy employed by palm oil companies...

Voice of the Industry

"Men aren't difficult to communicate with, skin care brands just haven’t done a good job at it," says expert

27-Aug-2013 - That expert is Simon Duffy, co-founder of ‘Bulldog Natural Skincare’, the fastest growing men's skin care brand in the UK, who reckons that despite recent research indicating that men are...

Bureau Veritas lab becomes first in India to achieve LEED Gold Certification

27-Aug-2013 - The product testing laboratory has become the first in India to be certified as 'LEED Gold' by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for its sustainable efforts.

“Indian FDA” to be proposed in new bill

27-Aug-2013 - A new Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill to be introduced in the ongoing session of India’s Parliament aims to create a Central Drug Authority similar to the USA’s FDA....

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Dior targets Asia with new flagship store

26-Aug-2013 - Overseas retailer Duty Free Americas has announced the opening of a flagship Dior shop in Macau on August 21, in line with the company's strategy of building growth in developing markets.

Breaking news and exclusive industry content… CosmeticsDesign has an app for that

26-Aug-2013 - Now you can keep up-to-date with all the latest news from the cosmetics industry whilst on-the-go with our new specially designed iPhone and Android application.

Kanebo searches for source of mysterious "skin whitening" effect

26-Aug-2013 - As the number of complaints about its skin lightening products climbs to more than 7,000, Asian cosmetics giant Kanebo continues to search for the root cause of the phenomenon.

Boldface brings Kardashian Beauty brand to Australia and New Zealand

26-Aug-2013 - Celebrity beauty licensing company Boldface has the Australia and New Zealand markets after securing an agreement with Australia-based distributor Cosmetics Cubed.

Does the industry need a kick start to get green packaging in gear?

23-Aug-2013 - Although many initiatives have been introduced by cosmetics companies to reduce their carbon footprint in recent years, new research suggests packaging is an area where things are still lagging behind.

Amway to open new innovation centre in South Korea

22-Aug-2013 - Direct sales player Amway says it is targeting the massive market growth and huge potential for further growth with the opening of a dedicated innovation centre in the country.

Indian skin lightening market slows down: has the nation finally overcome shade?

22-Aug-2013 - It seems the skin whitening obsession in India may have reached its limits. According to marketing research firm Nielsen, the Indian skin whitening cosmetics market experienced a 4.5 per cent...

Indian Supreme Court makes “cure or care” ruling on cosmetics and medicines

22-Aug-2013 - The Indian Supreme Court has ruled that cosmetic products containing two or more therapeutic ingredients should be classified as medicaments and thus taxed at a lower rate.

Macroalgae demand in Asia increases as it accounts for 84 per cent of all patents

22-Aug-2013 - As cosmetic consumers continue to demand more marine based products, a recent study has found Japan, China and South Korea to account for 84 per cent of all macroalgae patents...

Ingredient manufacturers seeing hair care boost from anti-ageing trend

21-Aug-2013 - It is no surprise that the latest trend in hair care has been influenced by its skin care cousin as anti-ageing properties are now taking over shampoos, conditioners and serums,...

in-cosmetics Asia turns spotlight on fast-paced South Korea

19-Aug-2013 - This year’s in-cosmetics Asia event will have a major focus on the fast growing, rapidly evolving and increasingly innovative South Korea market for cosmetics and personal care.

***Save the diary date*** HairCareIngredients 2013 opens its doors in less than a month

19-Aug-2013 - The date for HairCareIngredients 2013 is set for September 18th, and the second annual event in the series should be the biggest and most comprehensive to date.

“Packaging size matters” in India

19-Aug-2013 - Research from Euromonitor shows that packaging size and type are crucial to marketing products on the Indian subcontinent.

Sequoia Captial invests in Indian deodorant player Vini Cosmetics

19-Aug-2013 - The Indian division of venture capital company Sequoia Capital has invested in a minority stake in India-based cosmetics and personal care players Vini Cosmetics.

L’Oréal targets China growth with $843m bid for skin care firm

19-Aug-2013 - Cosmetics giant L’Oréal has offered to buy Chinese skin care company Magic Holdings International for HK$6.5bn ($843m) in cash said in a joint statement, as the French firm looks to...

Pack Peek: This summer's innovations

16-Aug-2013 - Skin care, hair care, color cosmetics, make-up; this summer has been no stranger to a range of new pack types, whether it be dispensers, bottles or brushes.

Make-up brands should listen to consumer feedback over packaging

16-Aug-2013 - The old adage ‘the customer is always right’ should extend to the packaging of cosmetics as well as the formulation as it could influence purchasing decisions, according to an industry...

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