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UBM launches first India based personal care expo

27-Aug-2015 - India's retail cosmetics market is predicted to grow to $2.68 billion by the year 2020, with this in mind UBM held its first personal care expo in New Delhi this month.

E-tailer Alibaba continues Southeast Asia push with Singapore center

27-Aug-2015 - China’s e-commerce site, Alibaba is on track to open its Singapore center in September which will act as the 'headquarters of international business' and cater to two-thirds of its outbound investment...

Premium Chinese brand, Herborist aims for global domination

26-Aug-2015 - As Chinese cosmetics gain momentum in the West, Jahwa's premium brand, Herborist is venturing into North America with a range based on its hundred year expertise in ancient ingredients and techniques....

Avon shares buck global downward trend on news of lawsuit settlement

26-Aug-2015 - Despite the major downward trend of global stock prices, Avon has had some good news as its share prices rose almost 5% upon news that a $62 million lawsuit is...

Danish Consumer Council claims potential allergens and EDCs in body care products

26-Aug-2015 - According to two new surveys carried out on personal care products in Denmark, the country’s Consumer Council says that one in four body lotions contain allergens or endocrine disruptors (EDCs),...

Superhero skin care masks? Japan's mixing it up in male grooming

26-Aug-2015 - Japanese cosmetics brand, Isshin-do Honpo has taken male grooming to another level with a range of quirky 'superhero' re-juvenating face masks, perhaps to entice men into more exciting skin care routines......

Thailand urged to up the ante on cosmetics research

26-Aug-2015 - Thailand's government has been called on to facilitate more biotechnology research, particularly in the areas of medicine and cosmetics.

Mibelle Group sets its sights on India's personal care market

25-Aug-2015 - The Swiss ingredients provider has teamed up with Future Group (Future Consumer Enterprise) to develop new brands and products specifically for the Indian personal care market.

Scientists develop 'liver-on-chip' device to help with cosmetic product development

25-Aug-2015 - According to scientists from Israel and Germany, tighter EU regulations prohibiting the use of animals in safety testing, although more humane - is ultimately hindering new cosmetic product development.

'Mini' in-cosmetics event to focus on Indonesia

25-Aug-2015 - With Euromonitor forecasting Indonesia as one of the top 10 global skin care markets by 2019, personal care ingredient suppliers are stepping up their efforts to penetrate and consolidate their presence.

China dubbed a 'liability' as brands like Amorepacific see loss over yuan devaluation

25-Aug-2015 - Personal care giant, AmorePacific found itself among those affected by the devaluation of the Yuan this month - experiencing a loss of 11 per cent in a market it considers as its...

Wellness trend helps turn professional skin care around in Europe

21-Aug-2015 - The trend for consumers to be fitter and healthier is one of the biggest influences helping the professional skin care market show signs of recovery, with Germany and the UK...

‘K-beauty’ demand is catapulting even the smallest of beauty players overseas

20-Aug-2015 - As the West calls for more of South Korea's beauty innovations, even the smallest of players are benefiting, despite struggling to ward off stiff competition at home.

Schwarzkopf leads the way as Australia's 'most trusted' hair care brand

20-Aug-2015 - Schwarzkopf has been voted Australia's most trusted hair care brand, beating the likes of Dove and L'Oreal to the top spot for 'offering quality and substance'.

Cosmoprof Asia celebrates 20th edition with French focused awards ceremony

20-Aug-2015 - To commemorate its 20th anniversary Cosmoprof Asia has some special events in store, including a new awards ceremony dedicated to French Cosmetics innovation.

P&G to become a ‘simpler’ business with beauty refocus ‘essentially done’

19-Aug-2015 - Procter and Gamble’s CEO admits the company was clearly over-extended, particularly in Beauty, but with the refocus ‘essentially done’ it will become a simpler business to create value from.

EcoWaste Coalition calls for crackdown on fake cosmetics in the Philippines

19-Aug-2015 - The EcoWaste Coalition Project has called for the Philippines government to crack down on counterfeit whitening creams being sold in Guadalupe.

Japanese beauty retailer finds a new way to entice shoppers with interactive shop windows

19-Aug-2015 - Japanese colour cosmetics retailer, Ainz & Tulpe has introduced facial recognition shop windows that capture shoppers as they walk by with the latest make-up 'looks' they can then access in their...

China's beauty market offers scope for 'quick growth and loyal consumers'

19-Aug-2015 - According to market analysts, there is still real opportunity for beauty companies to further educate Chinese consumers and add to their skin care routines with more products.

Millennial buying power is set to transform the beauty business

18-Aug-2015 - As the largest generation ever, Millennials’ spending will reach $2.5 trillion dollars in 5 years and the new Women 2020 study from Meredith Corporation highlights what that means for personal...

Lubrizol invests in coating technology at Singapore innovation center

18-Aug-2015 - Lubrizol has upgraded its Singapore based lab to extend its performance coatings expertise in Asia.

A look at why coconut is trumping palm oil in the Philippines

18-Aug-2015 - Despite the obvious sustainable benefits of coconut oil over palm, a politician has accused the Philippines government that the latter should be given an equal footing as coconut shows 'little...

Contrary to Europe, celebrity status IS enough to boost beauty product sales in Asia

18-Aug-2015 - Recent research released by Canadean reveals a strong interest in celebrity culture in Asia as three in ten consumers say its either 'important or very important' that a personal care...

7 global beauty brands that are listening to consumers

13-Aug-2015 - NetBase, the social analytics solutions firm, compiled data in a recent report that explores what exactly consumers are saying about leading skin care brands and reveals how those brands can...

Mumbai agency 'Cut the Crap' takes on India's 'first' full halal cosmetics brand

13-Aug-2015 - Mumbai-based creative agency, 'Cut The Crap' has taken on what claims to be India’s 'first' halal cosmetics brand, iba to 'create a brand that would be progressive and non-preachy.' ...

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