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BASF expects strategy to grow despite challenging environment

30-Sep-2015 - Chemicals company BASF says that it expects its 'We create chemistry' strategy to grow and make the company more profitable, despite a challenging environment, according to its chairman of the...

The cost of greater visibility in Asia? A stake in the business for some international players!

30-Sep-2015 - In an effort to gain real visibility in Singapore; French skin care brand, Crème Simon has signed a deal with MediaCorp, an expert in print, online and TV platforms in return for a...

Australia's Bellabox signs with Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba

30-Sep-2015 - Capitalizing on the growing demand for Australian-made products in China, beauty subscription brand Bellabox has signed up with e-commerce giant, Alibaba to educate consumers about how ideal the service can be....

CIRS clears up 'poor understanding' of baby toiletry guidelines

30-Sep-2015 - Since the implementation of the Guideline in 2013, less than 100 non-special use baby care toiletry imports were permitted into China by the CFDA. CIRS reckons this is down to...

Berry nice! Asia's 'beauty from within' formulators preference for Nordic fruit

29-Sep-2015 - East Asia's supplements market - which includes 'beauty from within' products is favoring bilberries, lingonberries and cloudberries so much that workers from Thailand are even traveling to Finland and Sweden for supplies....

Beauty brands send too many emails!

29-Sep-2015 - One marketing services company has new data on open rates and send volumes that could help beauty brands adjust their consumer email strategies to greater effect.

Scientists to develop green chemicals for perfume as part of new EU project

29-Sep-2015 - A team of scientists in the UK have announced a new £8.5 million (€11.5 million) project to develop green chemicals for use in the perfume and fragrance industry across Europe. 

AkzoNobel furthers South East Asia investment in Vietnam

29-Sep-2015 - AkzoNobel is investing in its performance coatings business in Vietnam, aiming to increase its workforce by 20 per cent to cater to customers in Southeast Asia, India, Australia and New Zealand....

Beauty e-tailer JD.com plows ahead with strengthening its Asia reach

29-Sep-2015 - It's full steam ahead for China e-tailer JD.com which has invested in a Hong Kong base to engage more with brands and retailers across Asia, and to make it easier, and...

D.C. ban on microbeads proposes strict fines

28-Sep-2015 - The District of Columbia has taken one of the strictest stances on state-wide proposals to ban mircobeads in personal care products.

L’Oréal withdraws hair wax to maintain trust with Danish consumers

25-Sep-2015 - L’Oréal has withdrawn its Kerastase K Short Mania hair wax line from the market after a new test from The Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals claimed that it contains polyaminopropyl...

Shiseido’s Social Business Model in Bangladesh recognised by the UN

24-Sep-2015 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has recognised cosmetics maker Shiseido’s Social Business Model, whereby it seeks to improve social status and lifestyle of rural women by skin care products,...

Vietnam government clamps down on cosmetics made from endangered wildlife

24-Sep-2015 - Growing demand for herbal and medicinal-based cosmetics has prompted the government’s Ministry of Health to clamp down on the use of ingredients made from rare or endangered wildlife.

The bioelectronic nose ready to change the face of fragrance

24-Sep-2015 - Researchers at Seoul National University constructed a nose device with sensors that can smell in much the same way humans do. It’s a technology with implications for many industries, not...

Barentz moves into China beauty supplements arena with New Skyport acquisition

23-Sep-2015 - Barentz International is moving into the beauty supplements arena with the acquisition of New Skyport, a distributor of specialty ingredients for the nutrition industry in China.

Swiss brand Qamaré develops skin care range for Asia's hot climates

23-Sep-2015 - Swiss skin care manufacturer, Qamaré has developed a halal based range to treat skin exposed to hot climates in Asia, particularly pigmentation - one of the leading skin issues in the...

L'Oréal's ‘Makeup Genius’ app sees success in China with 4.7 million downloads

23-Sep-2015 - According to L'Oréal, its 'Makeup Genius' app which allows shoppers to test the brand's products using their mobile phones or tablets as a virtual mirror, has racked up 4.7 million of a...

Wearable beauty tech: industry predictions

23-Sep-2015 - Market research firm Euromonitor International has released an overview of the growing wearable tech sector within beauty, and has outlined its analysts' predictions for upcoming developments...

Amore Pacific targets unique positioning in the Colombian skin care market

22-Sep-2015 - As part of plans to expand beyond Asia, South Korean cosmetics player Amore Pacific says Colombia is a likely contender as a new market to enter, and the skin care...

Battle of the beauty devices: L’Oreal takes Clarisonic 'imitator' to court

22-Sep-2015 - L’Oréal has launched legal proceedings against Australia's 'BrandPoint', stating it has been 'misleading and deceptive' with claims for its 'PuraSonic' product by comparing it to the global players' Clarisonic skin care...

Korea's beauty players dominate China's cosmetics imports

22-Sep-2015 - According to the Korean International Trade Association, Korean companies accounted for 22.1 per cent of China's imported cosmetics in 2015, closing the gap with its French rivals whose combined market...

Amway invests $25 million in second Vietnam facility

22-Sep-2015 - Amway has invested in $25 million in a Binh Duong based facility that will focus on beauty from within brand, Nutrilite as part of its 'long-term commitment to Vietnam.'

Amore Pacific mulls entering the Colombia market

21-Sep-2015 - As part of moves to expand its market reach beyond Asia, Amore Pacific executives are on a mission to gauge whether Colombia will be one of the next new markets...

Kao and AkzoNobel named sustainability leaders by Dow Jones

18-Sep-2015 - Kao has been named as the 2015 industry group leader in the Household & Personal Products  category of the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the second consecutive...

Japan to see high growth in beauty supplements thanks to rising male interest

17-Sep-2015 - Japan is expected to be the prominent contributor of skin and hair care beauty supplements revenue, ahead of China by 2020.

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