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Asia is the land of opportunity for Naturex

31-Oct-2013 - Ingredients supplier Naturex is looking to target the Asian region due to the growing trend for natural and exotic ingredients, building on its successes in other markets.

L’Oreal Q3 performance sees overall stagnated growth

31-Oct-2013 - L’Oreal reported a weak third quarter for 2013 as sales in some regions were affected by market slowdowns and higher-than-expected inventory reductions in distribution.

Age is just a number? In cosmetics, it’s an opportunity…

31-Oct-2013 - Cosmetics consumers, young and old, offer cosmetics companies great potential if targeted correctly, says Vivienne Rudd, with regards to how differentiation is key for different generations.

Diagonal Reports shines spotlight on future beauty market

31-Oct-2013 - New research from market intelligence firm Diagonal Reports highlights that small yet significant consumer groups are influencing the beauty agenda worldwide, and ingredients and formulations are subject to increased scrutiny.

Nu Skin makes further investment as Operation China ramps up

30-Oct-2013 - Having announced plans to invest more in China and with sales booming in the region, as per its financial results released earlier in the month, Nu Skin will now look...

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Hong Kong faces up to green challenges

30-Oct-2013 - The Asia chapter of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit is due to open its doors November 11 – 13 in Hong Kong, when the many challenges of going green will be...

in-cosmetics Asia 2013, in photos

30-Oct-2013 - This year's in-cosmetics Asia event opened its doors at the BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday. The show boasts more exhibitors, a bigger than ever conference programme, the annual Best Ingredient...


Promens develops new airless ritual with ‘first of its kind’ dispenser

29-Oct-2013 - The packaging supplier has developed what it says is the first ecological global airless dispensing system, which takes traditional airless technology to a new level by combining ergonomics and sensuality in one jar....

in-cosmetics Asia opens its doors to the latest ingredients innovation, today

29-Oct-2013 - The leading cosmetics ingredients show in the Asia Pacific region is ready for business today, with the Best Ingredient Awards set to highlight some of the most innovative new technologies.

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Hindustan Unilever reports big increase in sales and profits for Q2

29-Oct-2013 - Hindustan Unilever, the Indian operating arm of Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever, reported a big sales increase and an even bigger hike in net income on the back of strong personal care sales....

Amendments to India cosmetics and drugs bill prolonged over objections

29-Oct-2013 - The proposed amendments to the India Drug and Cosmetics Bill 2013 look set to be delayed after the All India Drug Control Officers Confederation (AIDCOC) raised a number of objections.

Unilever brand apologises for skin whitening campaign in Thailand

29-Oct-2013 - A Thai subsidiary of cosmetics brand Citra, owned by Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever, has apologised for a controversial competition asking students to promote its skin whitening product.

Packaging supplier calls foul on ‘golden handcuff’ deals

28-Oct-2013 - Packaging professionals should be aware of too-good-to be-true incentives that combine ‘free’ machinery as part of contracts with adhesives suppliers.

L’Oréal announces latest sustainability plan

25-Oct-2013 - L’Oréal announces it has made a commitment to transform its sustainability footprint by 2020 whilst at the same time, looking to achieve its business ambitions and reach a billion new...

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BASF to make R&D investments but cut jobs

24-Oct-2013 - In a bitter-sweet move BASF will look to strengthen its competitiveness within its Performance Products segment with a multi-million dollar investment in R&D that will also see approximately 650 positions...

Green growth in China goes super-natural

24-Oct-2013 - The global natural personal care market has flourished in recent years and despite stabilising in mature markets, it continues to chart impressive figures, particularly in China.

Nu Skin results continue to rise on the back of booming China sales

24-Oct-2013 - Skin care and nutritional products provider Nu Skin Enterprises has revealed record third quarter results, causing the company to up its full year revenue and profit forecasts.

Online discussion and ecommerce important for cosmetics brands

24-Oct-2013 - Social media and the online discussion that these platforms provide are an important influence on cosmetics brands, and with ecommerce picking up pace in the developing world, catches up...

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Company develops ICT solutions for Australian cosmetics market

24-Oct-2013 - A software company has released a new line of ICT solutions tailored to the Australian cosmetics market.

Oriflame further invests in stem cell technology field

23-Oct-2013 - The Sweden-based cosmetic company has invested in a new plant that will solely focus on the cultivation of plant stem cell cultures as it further aims to develop stronger anti-ageing ingredients that can...

An insight into anti-ageing: R&D is vital

23-Oct-2013 - Scientific backing is to have a big say in the future growth of the anti-ageing arena as manufacturers look to meet more consumers and create a feeling of trust, according...

Cockroach cosmetics farms on the rise in China

23-Oct-2013 - Cosmetics companies are getting their protein from an unexpected source, according to a report by the LA Times.

New Product Trails will highlight ingredient innovation at in-cosmetics Asia

23-Oct-2013 - As the final countdown gets under way for next week’s in-cosmetics Asia event in Bangkok, both visitors and exhibitors alike should keep an eye out for the brand new Product...

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Synthetic tea tree oil puts both cosmetics consumers and genuine suppliers at risk, producer claims

22-Oct-2013 - Synthetic and uncertified tea tree oil has been flooding the market for years now, and is cropping up in cosmetic products worldwide causing big problems for both consumers and manufacturers,...

Men are ready for colour cosmetics says Future Touch expert

22-Oct-2013 - Whilst many people are still not convinced by men’s cosmetics, Future-Touch founder Antoinette van den Berg believes the market is ready and more willing to accept these products in the...

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