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Is this the last big surge in Korean cosmetic exports?

31-Aug-2016 - Latest figures show that Korean cosmetic and personal care companies are continuing to enjoy booming exports, but this could end as new trading regulation may threaten the future.

P&G wins court battle with Chinese-competitor over Whitestrips

31-Aug-2016 - Procter & Gamble has won a U.S. federal court battle with a Chinese-competitor over infringements to its patents for Crest Whitestrips.

Personal care set to remain a separate retail channel in India

31-Aug-2016 - Food retailers have been lobbying the Indian government for years to be able to sell personal care products, but government officials have once again vetoed any amendments to the law.

Should ‘quality’ ingredients matter more than ‘natural’ ingredients?

30-Aug-2016 - At least one skin science and personal care research consultant thinks so. And, Cosmetics Design spoke with Nava Dayan about the formulation challenges and toxicity concerns that exist when the...

Complex carbohydrates research centre aims to benefit cosmetics and packaging

30-Aug-2016 - Adelaide Glycomics says that the opening of its carbohydrates research centre is the largest of its kind in the southern Hemisphere, and is likely to benefit a number of industries,...

Greenpeace East Asia reports positive response on microbeads

30-Aug-2016 - Following a report that outlined many of the multinational players had made little concrete commitment to eradicating microbeads, a number of multinationals break their silence.

India’s first cow sanctuary aims to produce cosmetic ingredients

30-Aug-2016 - A 472 hectare cow sanctuary has been given the go ahead in Madhya Pradesh’s Agar-Malwa district, and could be put to use to make cosmetics derived from the waste of...

Indie Beauty Expo 2016 outdoes itself

29-Aug-2016 - This year marked the second annual IBE event in New York City. And the show, catering to the trade, retail buyers, press, and consumers, firmly established itself as the newest...

Special Focus: Palm Oil

The guide on how to get palm oil right

25-Aug-2016 - Palm oil is an essential ingredient for cosmetics and personal care players, and if it’s sourced sustainably, it’s hard to beat both in terms of carbon footprint and efficacy....

PCHi 2017 unveils exhibitor presentation theatre amongst new additions

24-Aug-2016 - In 2017 a number of new exhibitor initiatives have been added for the 10th edition of the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show.

2016 - a momentous year for the halal segment in Asia

24-Aug-2016 - In 2016, Cosmetics Design witnessed brands and governments in non-Muslim majority countries in Asia become more eager than ever to invest and grow the halal industry. Here, we take a...

China FDA clarifies new sunscreen labelling rules

24-Aug-2016 - After CFDA recently unveiled new guidelines for the labelling of Sun Protection Factors (SPFs). Now the Chinese authorities have moved to clarify the measures after some confusion arose.

Guest article

Brexit and the UK cosmetics industry: a view from CTPA

23-Aug-2016 - In this guest article, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) outlines what the Brexit vote means for the UK cosmetics industry and how companies should be responding.

Henkel and BASF collaborate to make Indonesia palm production more viable

23-Aug-2016 - Targeting the fact that 40% of the world's palm oil is produced by small- to medium sized farmers, BASF and Henkel have collaborated with development organisation Solidaridad to help make...

A look at the regulatory issues affecting APAC in 2016

23-Aug-2016 - As Asia’s cosmetics markets continue to evolve with considerable speed, changes and updates to regulation and safety guidelines are happening just as fast. Here, we’ve rounded up the most noteworthy...

Why is the Vietnamese cosmetic market dominated by multinationals?

23-Aug-2016 - Multinational and foreign cosmetic and personal care companies are fast taking control of the growing number of opportunities in the country’s expanding industry.

Perfect365 makeup app partners with Naked Cosmetics

22-Aug-2016 - The digital makeover tool business continues to expand. Perfect365 is a case in point, teaming with beauty bloggers and YouTube stars for a new feature, adding patriotic looks to coincide...

Country Focus: Indonesia

Opportunity in Indonesia sparks race for market entry and expansion

19-Aug-2016 - Indonesia is powering ahead in terms of economic development, driven by rapid growth in the population and the economy. And this is translating into a surge in beauty product spend...

Scientific breakthrough leads to skin care line made from centipede poop

18-Aug-2016 - Scientists in Korea say they have now commercialised cosmetics using an antibiotic substance found in the centipede species scolopendra subspinipes.

Shiseido cuts full year forecast

18-Aug-2016 - Japanese multinational Shiseido announced steady sales and a big increase in profits for the first half of its financial years, but cuts its forecasts on the back of restructuring and...

Face Shop launches Kakao Cosmetics line in China

18-Aug-2016 - Korean cosmetics company Face Shop has expanded its global expansion with the launch of its Kakao Friends cosmetics brand in China.

Consumer feedback influences product launch strategy at Urban Decay

16-Aug-2016 - The popular beauty press is abuzz with news of a forthcoming nude eye shadow palette from the revered L’Oréal brand. And rightly so—it’s a product consumers themselves asked Urban Decay...

Halal and anti-pollution to top the bill at in-cosmetics Asia

16-Aug-2016 - As the market in the Asia Pacific region continues to grow at a strong pace, the halal and anti-pollution look set to dominate activity at the forthcoming in-cosmetics Asia event.

Dow launches a studio for packaging in Singapore

16-Aug-2016 - The Dow Chemicals Company has launched its Pack Studios Singapore concept, a platform that aim to provide technical and market support for packaging solutions in the Southeast Asia region.

L’Oréal to build solar installation in Kentucky

15-Aug-2016 - The world’s largest beauty company is making a strong move on sustainability in the heart of coal country. L’Oréal is on track to build the largest private solar facility in...

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