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Avon cleared of bribery charges in China

30-Sep-2014 - Cosmetics maker Avon has been cleared of the bribery charges it faced in China by a New York Judge, in a case that had been ongoing for a number of...

Scientists behind cosmetic plastics and polymers nominated for Nobel Prize

30-Sep-2014 - Three Australian scientists have found themselves on the Nobel Prize contender list for the impact of their research in industries like cosmetics.

L’Oréal’s Pune facility hits environmental targets

30-Sep-2014 - L’Oréal says that its only production facility in India has hit tough environmental targets the company has self-imposed, reflecting its global ambitions to reduce its environmental footprint.

BRB Silicones to highlight trend for clear formulations in Asia

30-Sep-2014 - Ingredients provider BRB Silicones says it has chosen the forthcoming in-cosmetics Asia event to highlight the growing trend for clear formulations in Asia.

P&G ad criticized for slight against Unilever product

29-Sep-2014 - Procter & Gamble’s Olay Sensitive Body Wash has been recommended to drop print and online ad claims that Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash is ‘harsh’ after brand owner Unilever complained...

L’Oréal inaugurates carbon neutral hair care facility

26-Sep-2014 - L’Oréal has opened its brand new hair care production facility in Burgos, Northern Spain, which has been designed as a biomass plant, enabling the cosmetics giant to term it carbon...

PETA India launches campaign to pressure big cosmetics player

25-Sep-2014 - PETA India has launched a campaign in which it claims that the Indian Beauty & Hygiene Association (IBHA) is wilfully challenging moves to make the country’s beauty industry cruelty-free.

Scientists say new gelation process uses half the chemicals of traditional ones

25-Sep-2014 - Scientists at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology University have discovered a way to transform substances from liquids into gels in a less expensive and energy demanding way.

Study shows blueberry anti-oxidant prevents UV damage

24-Sep-2014 - A stilbenoid found in blueberries and grapes may have the capacity to prevent several types of UV-mediated damage, reddening of the skin and loss of skin barrier function when applied...

Dispatches from UN Climate Summit

Unilever joins pledge to end deforestation at UN Climate Summit

24-Sep-2014 - Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever joins and welcomes the pledge by dozens of global leaders to reduce global warming pollution and try to put an end to deforestation.

Shiseido steps up marketing push with Academy and brand manager system

24-Sep-2014 - Japanese cosmetics player Shiseido will introduce a brand manager system as it looks to transform itself into a ‘global marketing company’ and build on the in-house marketing academy it has...

Mannatech expands into Asia with Singapore operations

24-Sep-2014 - Skin care and nutritional supplements provider Mannatech has opened a new associate business centre in Singapore as part of plants to expands its Australasian business division into the city state.

Luxe Pack Shanghai raises bar on quality and selectivity

24-Sep-2014 - The organiser of next year’s Luxe Pack Shanghai event says it is looking to raise the standard of exhibitors to reflect the luxurious and premium packaging market targeted by the...

Slowdown in Japan sees brands looking for new opps in Vietnam

23-Sep-2014 - Following a slowdown in its’ domestic market, Japanese manufacturer Naris Cosmetics has expanded its' business into Vietnam’s market. 

Researchers develop beauty patch to enhance absorption of skin care products

23-Sep-2014 - A team of researchers in Finland have developed a disposable beauty patch that uses microampere current to enhance absorption of skin care products that will offer future consumers an opportunity...

ASEAN harmonisation on the agenda at in-cosmetics Asia

23-Sep-2014 - This year’s in-cosmetics Asia event will host a panel discussion looking at the challenges and opportunities for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) which will be finalised in 2015, and how...

Scientists develop novel microneedle patch to deliver collagen more effectively

23-Sep-2014 - Singapore based scientists have discovered a way to get collagen to penetrate deeper into the skin in a more efficient way. 

The latest in the alphabet craze - 'EE' cream makes its way to Europe

19-Sep-2014 - On first gaining popularity in the East and then spreading to the West; the BB, CC and DD cream sensation has now paved the way for the ‘EE’ version


A look at Asia's most innovative product launches - Mintel roundup

18-Sep-2014 - Asia is often viewed as the centre of beauty innovation. Here, Cosmetics Design rounds up galleries of the product launches that have stood out most to Mintel in the hair, skin and luxury packaging...

PETA takes on Hindustan Unilever, P&G & L’Oreal for animal testing

17-Sep-2014 - PETA India and its global affiliates are launching an online campaign aimed at the Indian Beauty & Hygiene Association (IBHA) and its group of members which includes brands like L'Oréal,...

Sunscreen is vital protection for outdoor sports

17-Sep-2014 - For those living an active lifestyle sun exposure can be unavoidable meaning that taking protective measures, such as applying sunscreen, is very important to avoid skin damage or even skin...

Scientists develop lucrative perfume fixative from Mexican plant

16-Sep-2014 - Scientists have found a more sustainable way to produce an ambergris-alternative perfume ingredient from a Mexican plant, which could prove lucrative.

Russia’s sanctions slowing down cosmetics business

16-Sep-2014 - Global personal care players are reporting the Russian cosmetics market to have slowed down due to sanctions imposed on Russia by western countries as well as the ongoing military conflict...

Indonesian palm oil problem as 49% of tropical deforestation results from illegal clearing

16-Sep-2014 - Nearly half of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture, according to a new report, with a large amount of it in Indonesia being...

Pond's skin whitening ad in Pakistan raising eyebrows

16-Sep-2014 - Western observers of the ever-popular skin-whitening trend in Asia continue to voice their disapproval, with a recent Pond’s advert in Thailand, which features the tagline ‘Dark Out, White In’, sparking...

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