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Unilever and Solazyme sign commercial supply agreement for Algal Oil

30-Sep-2013 - Renewable oil firm Solazyme has announced what it hopes is the ‘first of many’ agreements with Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever for the commercial supply its Tailored Algal Oil.

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Philippines’ first international beauty trade show launched

30-Sep-2013 - An event organizer has announced the launch of the Philippines’ first international beauty trade show.

Avery Dennison launches new adhesive designed for thin labels

27-Sep-2013 - With packaging manufacturers making every effort to reduce the materials used in the manufacturing process, Avery Dennison says it has designed especially for thin labels.

Unilever spreads the Dove to consumers with digital ‘genius’

27-Sep-2013 - Unilever’s Dove brand has been labelled as a ‘genius’ marketing brand for its use of social and digital media campaigns to communicate and engage with consumers.

Scientists encourage ‘safer’ rutile form of TiO2 in cosmetics

26-Sep-2013 - Research originating in Torino, Italy is encouraging sunscreen and cosmetics formulators to use the rutile form of titanium dioxide rather than anatase as tests have suggested it is safer.

South Korea plays host to first ever in-cosmetics Asia conference

26-Sep-2013 - Giving local manufacturers a glimpse of what is to come at the main exhibition in Bangkok in October, in-cosmetics Asia hosted its first-ever conference, in South Korea on 12 September 2013.

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Guangzhou Huanya to open up Chinese market for Korean companies

26-Sep-2013 - Guangzhou Huanya, China’s third-ranking cosmetics firm, has announced that it will form a joint venture with two Korean companies to develop Korean products for the Chinese market.

Singapore market for premium cosmetics one of the hottest in Asia

26-Sep-2013 - Latest market research shows that the premium beauty category for the island state of Singapore is continuing to see high growth rates as the trend towards upgrading continues.

Datamonitor reveals how brands can cash in on China's 'markets of contrasts'

26-Sep-2013 - As Datamonitor finds Chinese consumer lifestyles to have hardly been dented by the recession, its analysts say there are key steps international brands can take to properly cater to the...

Indonesia and Thailand among promising markets for professional skin care: Kline

25-Sep-2013 - Market researcher Kline has identified seven untapped markets for professional skin care, including South Africa, Thailand and Indonesia, and will be providing expanded coverage of these markets in the 10th edition...

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Shanghai Jahwa approves chairman’s resignation

25-Sep-2013 - The board of directors as Shanghai Jahwa United Co has approved the resignation of Chairman Ge Wenyao.

Increased tariffs will see knock-on affect in India cosmetics market

25-Sep-2013 - The Assam government in north-eastern India has increased VAT on cosmetics from 12.5 to 13.5 per cent, which regional industry experts reckon will trigger a knock on effect in terms...

L’Oréal pinpoints professional segment in India with acquisition

25-Sep-2013 - Beauty behemoth L’Oréal has made its first ever company purchase in India as it looks to strengthen its presence in the professional sector with the acquisition of Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals....

J&J manufacturing license restored at Indian plant

25-Sep-2013 - The Bombay High Court has ruled that cosmetics manufacturer Johnson & Johnson can restart manufacturing baby powder at its Mulund unit.

Euromonitor: Beauty focus better placed to drive growth for manufacturers

24-Sep-2013 - Manufacturers with a beauty focus, such as L’Oréal and Estée Lauder, are better placed to drive growth than those with a cross-industry presence such as Procter and Gamble and Unilever,...

L’Oreal India’s new software platform makes pricing a breeze

24-Sep-2013 - L’Oreal India has selected a new software program which will improve its communications and make it easier for it to manage price points and product launches.

Croda acquires Sipo to boost emerging market expansion

24-Sep-2013 - Ingredients player Croda has received regulatory approval from Chinese authorities to acquire a majority stake in Sichuan Sipo Chemical, as it looks to boost its presence in Asia and other...

Topline establishes packaging facility in Tianjin, China

24-Sep-2013 - US-based cosmetic packaging supplier Topline has announced a new production facility located in Tianjin, a move that considerably expands the company’s global production base.

Euromonitor: American men “not ready” for color cosmetics

23-Sep-2013 - Products such as male BB and CC creams are popular in South Korea, where men’s cosmetics make up a huge segment of the beauty market; however, despite growth in the...

Welcome to the Haircare Ingredients 2013 online event!

18-Sep-2013 - Today marks the start of our second HairCare Ingredients online event, bringing to hair care professionals the most targeted and up-to-date information as well as providing an invaluable networking opportunity.

Last call to register for Haircare Ingredients 2013 online event!

17-Sep-2013 - Participants in the Haircare Ingredients 2013 online event are reminded that they have no time to lose as registration for the events closes at 9am CET, on the actual day...

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Colep and One Asia Network announce manufacturing agreement

17-Sep-2013 - Colep and the One Asia Network have announced a Manufacturing and Technology Agreement, which will cover the whole of their respective organisations and thereby give supply coverage from Australia, Japan,...

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Cosmetic brands see lucrative opps in Korea thanks to surgery demand

17-Sep-2013 - An increasing demand for facial surgery in South Korea is providing lucrative opportunities for international skin care brands to develop pre-or post-surgery products – if not ranges that could ultimately...

Kanebo executives cut salaries over skin-whitening disaster

17-Sep-2013 - The president of Kanebo Cosmetics has announced that he will reduce his salary in the wake of his company’s skin-whitening product debacle.

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Skeyndor plans new brand name for Indian retail market

17-Sep-2013 - Spanish cosmetics firm Skeyndor intends to introduce a new brand name for the Indian retail market over the next three years.

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