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Young Living fined for using illegally sourced essential oils, highlighting issue of supply chain transparency

20-Sep-2017 - Young Living, a multilevel marketing company that sells products based on essential oils, has entered into a plea agreement for illegally trading in oils from endangered species. The company will...

Study supports efficacy of hyaluronan for wrinkle reduction

20-Sep-2017 - Twelve weeks of supplementation with hyaluronan – also known as hyaluronic acid – may improve the “luster” of the skin and reduce wrinkles, says a new study from Japan.

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Projections for future K-beauty evolution in the US part II: Innovators leverage digital and societal influences

20-Sep-2017 - After exploring how new experiences are set to dominate K-beauty in the US , we spoke to David Tyrrell, Global Skincare Analyst, Beauty & Personal Care at Mintel about how innovations using social...

Shiseido adds and recalls facial lines

20-Sep-2017 - While personal care conglomerate, Shiseido, ramps up its facial expression project with a new face skin care cream, it also announced the voluntary recollection of its Integrate Killer Wink Gel...

Indian Soulflower explores move into UK and UAE

20-Sep-2017 - Natural and organic personal care label, Soulflower, eyes up UK and UAE markets, after it successfully navigated its expansion into the US last year.

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Projections for future K-beauty evolution in the US part I: New experiences dominate

19-Sep-2017 - Experiential beauty, anti-ageing and moisturisation benefits, along with the safety of cosmetics are hot points of interest for the US markets, David Tyrrell, Global Skincare Analyst, Beauty & Personal Care at Mintel revealed. ...

HUL's new unit begins commercial production

19-Sep-2017 - Indian consumer goods company, Hindustan Unilever, officially inaugurates its new manufacturing unit in Doom Dooma in the Tinsukia district in the state of Assam, India.

Jo Malone's debut India store opens in Mumbai

19-Sep-2017 - The Estée Lauder-owned perfumery unveils its first store in India, complete with a tasting bar and fragrance stylists.

Special Newsletter natural and organic labelling

How beneficial is an international natural labelling standard?

18-Sep-2017 - With natural actives becoming a commonplace element of many formulators' ingredient lists and as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO 16128  provides guidelines on definitions for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients, we explore how...

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mySmink part II: Mastering marketing for global shoppers

18-Sep-2017 - In our second look at the new beauty player on the digital Malaysian marketplace, we profile mySmink’s business and marketing strategy to explore how it plans to harness its introduction...

China’s new economy spurs wave of purchasing factors, Babytree announces

18-Sep-2017 - Parenting website, Babytree, outlines four key trends impacting China’s surge in purchasing habits.

Words Mean Nothing: The plight of natural and organic beauty labeling

15-Sep-2017 - Depending on whom you ask, personal care and cosmetic regulations in the US are overly nuanced, too convoluted, or not exacting enough. All the same, trends and marketing strategies have...

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Why consumers struggle with natural and organic labelling and how to fix it

15-Sep-2017 - Natural and organic labelling claims, certification and branding are confusing enough even for industry professionals, so imagine how consumers feel. We spoke to Ecovia Intelligence-founder Amarjit Sahota to find out...

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Soil Association on COSMOS certification: 'Consider long-term strategy'

20-Sep-2017 - We caught up with the Soil Association, the UK's leading farming charity and organic certification body, on the COSMOS certification, the current state of the natural and organic beauty market, and...

Inaugural PCHi Technology Summit celebrates Chinese innovations

13-Sep-2017 - The first Technology Summit welcomed Chinese industry professionals to explore sun protection and skin whitening trends.

Innospec sets up new Chinese division

13-Sep-2017 - International specialty chemicals company, Innospec, has completed the registration of its wholly owned enterprise in China.

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mySmink part I: Beauty platform launches in Malaysia

13-Sep-2017 - Malaysian online beauty platform, mySmink, emerges as a multi-brand marketplace that also provides beauty information and guidance.

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Make up routines go simple part II: How marketers are getting it spot on

12-Sep-2017 - With Japan making waves in the simple make up segment, we continued our conversation with Shannon Romanowski and Sharon Kwek from market research company, Mintel, on how brands can successfully market their...

Tekni-Plex starts production at China manufacturing facility

12-Sep-2017 - Packaging material producer, Tekni-Plex, injects $15 mn (€12.4 mn) investment into its production plant as part of its global supply network commitment.

Chinese TEDx event reveals “ageing population syndrome” concerns

12-Sep-2017 - Dr Y James Kang, CEO and CSO of Revotek, recently delivered a talk on regenerative medicine at the TEDx event in Chengdu, China.

P&G ploughs $100 million into Chinese digital innovation investment

11-Sep-2017 - Leading personal care conglomerate, Procter & Gamble (P&G), plans to place $100 mn (€82.9 mn) investment into its China Digital Innovation Centre.

Taean ramps up new marketing strategy with limited edition items

11-Sep-2017 - New Chinese skin care brand, Taean, releases a limited global run of its facial cream products as part of its innovative giveaway strategy.

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Make up routines go simple part I: Where has the less is more concept come from?

11-Sep-2017 - As streamlined beauty regimes lead to reduced growth for the colour cosmetics sector, we spoke with Shannon Romanowski and Sharon Kwek from market research company, Mintel, about why this trend...

Tokyo Pack 2018 event: Cross-cultural packaging collaborations to solve design dilemmas

06-Sep-2017 - Next year’s Tokyo Pack 2018 strives to develop new international audiences for Asia's global packaging technology as it gets ready to launch creative, cross-cultural relationships and current explanations to packaging...

Ingestible skin care enters the mainstream, report reveals

06-Sep-2017 - Nutricosmetics are now set to gather pace as Millennials enthusiastically embrace the industry's skin care segment, new consumer research from wellness product R&D firm, Lycored, states.

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