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Japan and Korea help drive big sales growth at Nu Skin

31-Oct-2012 - Global direct sales players Nu Skin has reported a significant jump in its third quarter revenues, underlining the fact that strong sales in South Korea and Japan made the Asia...

Revlon stresses the importance of a sustainable business in China amidst current uncertainty

30-Oct-2012 - Color cosmetics maker Revlon has commented on the importance of a sustainable business in China particularly with the economic slowdown at present taking its toll on results and a change...

Japanese confectioner launches it's first cosmetics line

30-Oct-2012 - Japanese confectionery maker Ezaki Glico has announced it has developed its first skin care line for the cosmetics market featuring glycogen, a carbohydrate said to be beneficial in retaining skin...

News in brief

Growth expected in Indian mineral cosmetics market

30-Oct-2012 - Thanks to both international and domestic players looking to leverage the potential for mineral cosmetics in India, the market is set to grow over the next few years.

Ashland targets China growth with new technical center

30-Oct-2012 - The global chemical company has opened its new technical center in Shanghai as it looks to expand in the Chinese personal care market, amongst other sectors.

Avon anti-aging claims attract US lawsuit

29-Oct-2012 - Avon has found itself in hot water once again after a US law firm filed a class action lawsuit against the beauty behemoth over claims made about its anti-aging products;...

Asia boasts booming natural cosmetics market

25-Oct-2012 - Asia holds great potential for natural cosmetics as it boasts one of the biggest global markets according to market researcher Kline.

Consumers in APAC willing to pay more for socially conscious products

25-Oct-2012 - Socially conscious consumers in Asia-Pacific are willing to pay more for this kind of product compared to customers in other regions around the world.

One size does not fit all for the Asia Pacific cosmetics market

25-Oct-2012 - Tackling the enormous opportunities in the fast-growing Asia Pacific market requires careful consideration, taking into account the enormity of the region and huge cultural differences.

Global packaging sales to hit $133 billion by 2017

24-Oct-2012 - According to the latest findings from market researcher Lucintel, the global packaging industry is expected to reach an estimated $133 billion in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 5.3 percent...

Henkel to hold its sixth year innovation challenge in Shanghai

23-Oct-2012 - The finished goods manufacturer is to hold its annual innovation challenge finals in Shanghai where students from around the world will compete to develop a concept for a sustainability-related product...

Establishing a presence in Asia Pacific is crucial to success for multinationals

23-Oct-2012 - With the economic slowdown hurting Western markets hard, multinationals are increasingly turning to Asia Pacific to reinvigorate growth, but it seems that key to a good start is establishing a...

Importance of India evident for L’Oréal

23-Oct-2012 - Cosmetics titan L’Oréal is using the strong strategic importance and solid foundation it has in India as a gateway to other markets in Asia-Pacific and beyond.

EU industrial policy points to bioplastics as the packaging material of the future

19-Oct-2012 - The European Commission has published a communication on industrial policy stressing the belief that biobased products will help to trigger sustainable growth and business opportunities.

Estée Lauder targets key Korean demographic for APAC success

18-Oct-2012 - Korea is showing some of the largest growth in color cosmetics and skin care in Asia-Pacific, attracting the attention of many of the big boys; and Estée Lauder has taken...

Ajinomoto forges joint venture for cosmetics ingredients in Indonesia

18-Oct-2012 - Japanese ingredients player Ajinomoto has announced a joint venture with Indonesia-based chemical company PT Lauatan which will produce a range of amino acids produced for personal care products.

AmorePacific raises the stakes in China with second manufacturing plant

18-Oct-2012 - South Korean manufacturer AmorePacific has announced it will complete the construction of its second manufacturing plant in China in 2014 as it views the region as a key area of growth.

Sri Lankan health authority warns of dangerous counterfeit cosmetics

18-Oct-2012 - The Cosmetics Devices & Drugs Authority in Sri Lanka has issued a statement warning that more than half of the cosmetics used by the public are illegal and could contain...

LVMH results show soaring luxury cosmetics and perfume sales

17-Oct-2012 - France-based luxury goods maker LVMH has reported a rise in sales for the first nine months of the year, underlining a strong performance in every business segment, including perfumes and...

Change of leadership in China could lead to hiccup for luxury cosmetic sales

16-Oct-2012 - Next month may see a group of new leaders taking up the government hot seats in Beijing, a change that could affect sales of luxury cosmetics and fragrances which are traditionally given...

Taiwan researchers develop method to analyse safety of cosmetic products

16-Oct-2012 - Scientists in Taiwan have developed a simple and rapid CD-CE method by chemometric experimental design to analyze seven hydroxy acids in cosmetic products.

PCHi China 2013 opens up for registration

16-Oct-2012 - The organizer of the PCHi 2013 event, to be held in Guangzhou March 13 - 15, has opened up registration to what it claims will be the biggest ever event in China.

News in brief

Campaign against animal testing drums up support in India

16-Oct-2012 - Maneka Gandhi has joined Cruelty Free International in its global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics.

Cosmetic demand drives global fatty esters market and APAC is due a boost

15-Oct-2012 - The rising demand from the personal care and cosmetics sectors for fatty esters is tipped to drive the global market with Asia-Pacific set to grow likewise.

New EU cosmetics regulation in place next year: a closer look

11-Oct-2012 - As upcoming industry events in Europe and beyond turn their attention to the new EU cosmetics regulations being exercised next year, Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the...

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