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Pack Peek: More news from the packaging world

31-Oct-2014 - Here we take a look at the announcements and highlights in the cosmetics packaging world, whether it be in masstige or prestige, fragrance, skin care, make-up, the list goes on.

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A window in on L’Oréal’s digital marketing strategy in Japan

30-Oct-2014 - Junko Miyano, digital marketing manager, Nihon L’Oréal, L’Oreal’s Japanese subsidiary, talked to Cosmetics Design about the company’s digital marketing strategy in the country. Started in 2006, it has evolved rapidly...

Avon turnaround on track as company posts Q3 profit

30-Oct-2014 - Avon Products has made progress in its turnaround bid by posting third quarter net income attributable to the company of $91.4 million, versus a loss of $5.5 million a year earlier.

Product Trail preview: What to look out for at in-cosmetics Asia

30-Oct-2014 - This year’s in-cosmetics Asia event sees the return of the Product Trails designed to fast-track visitors to the most innovative trends and forward-thinking suppliers in each sector, and here we...

Innovation Zone Best Ingredient 2014 shortlist announced

30-Oct-2014 - The organisers of the in-cosmetics Asia trade show, taking place 4-6 November at the BITEC in Bangkok, have announced the shortlist for this year’s Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award.

L’Oreal Travel Retail to launch dermocosmetics and hair brands in Asia and Americas

29-Oct-2014 - L’Oreal’s Travel Retail Division is launching its Vichy, La Roche-Posay and Kérastase brands in selected Travel Retail locations in Asia and the Americas, as it looks to capitalize on its...

We want you: Scientific committee calls for cutting edge science at Probiota 2015

29-Oct-2014 - A newly established scientific committee are set to assess cutting edge research for the Probiota 2015 Scientific Frontiers poster session. Don’t miss your chance to present as entries close on...

The rise of the humble kiosk: beauty bars raking in big business

29-Oct-2014 - As consumers continue to spend money on affordable luxuries like nail care; start-ups and big players alike are looking to kiosks rather than retail stores to cash in on these...

Make the most of in-Cosmetics Asia's free educational programme

29-Oct-2014 - in-cosmetics Asia, considered the leading exhibition and conference in the region, is due to take place next week in Bangkok, allowing hundreds of global personal care ingredient suppliers to exhibit their...

L’Oréal renews logistics contract in Indonesia

29-Oct-2014 - As part of its business expansion plans in Indonesia L’Oréal says it is about to renew its logistics management contract with global supply chain management company CEVA....

Next Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo event to be held in early 2016

29-Oct-2014 - With visitors numbers up for the 2014 event, Reed Exhibitions Japan says it is looking to increase the size of the next event by 30% and hold it in January 2016.

Beauty and Personal Care hold firm for P&G during tough time

28-Oct-2014 - Procter & Gamble is feeling confident with its Personal Care business after it stood firm in a difficult quarter that fell below expectations.

Australia / US free trade negotiations – nanolabelling on the agenda

28-Oct-2014 - It's been ten years since Australia was involved in Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, and this time around nanoparticles and nanolabelling are high on the agenda.

Lignin shown to enhance sunscreen effectiveness

28-Oct-2014 - Scientists in China and Canada have shown that the addition of lignin to commercial sunscreens can actually enhance their effectiveness and that exposure to sunlight may help them work even...

Pre-show coverage: in-cosmetics Asia

'Serious levels of pollution in Asia' shifts focus from UV damage

28-Oct-2014 - The industry has long been developing products that protect against UV skin damage. Now, scientists and formulators are focusing on warding off the effects of air pollution in Asia.

News in brief

Saha Pathana scopes out cosmetics production in the Philippines

28-Oct-2014 - One of Thailand’s largest consumer goods companies, Saha Pathana has says it is looking into sights with the intention of setting up cosmetics manufacturing facilities in the Philippines.

Developed on earth, tested in space - NASA's anti-aging patent

27-Oct-2014 - Technology Applications International Corporation (NUUU) has concluded a clinical study to test the efficacy of anti-aging products, developed on earth and tested in space by NASA.

Luxury cosmetics soar despite sanctions in North Korea

23-Oct-2014 - North Korea imported US$644.3 million worth of luxury goods including cosmetics last year, despite UN sanctions.

P&G management reshuffle announced as streamlining continues

23-Oct-2014 - Procter & Gamble announces a number of changes to its management team in line with its plan to streamline the business by putting key personnel in place in core business...

China economy slows but cosmetic sales remain strong

23-Oct-2014 - Latest data from the China Bureau of Statistics shows that the country’s economy grew at the slowest pace in five years, but that consumer sales, and specifically those for cosmetics,...

Euromonitor highlights top 4 beauty trends to watch out for in APAC

23-Oct-2014 - Global beauty and personal care has reached a total value of $454 billion in 2013, with Asia-Pacific representing 28% of sales. Here, Euromonitor's Beauty and Personal Care analyst Pei Ying...

R&D in the spotlight at in-cosmetics Asia

22-Oct-2014 - Next month will see this year’s in-cosmetics Asia event take place in Bangkok, with the show launching a new feauture this year: its ‘Interactive Formulation Laboratory’.

Japan gears up for rise in cosmetics sales thanks to duty-free expansion

22-Oct-2014 - As of October 1st, duty-free products in Japan, previously limited to electronics and clothing, now includes consumable items like food and cosmetics. 

L'Oreal to launch multi-cultural division starting with Carol's Daughter acquisition

21-Oct-2014 - L'Oreal signed this week to acquire the multicultural beauty brand and plans for it to continue under current leadership while making full use of its expertise in the multicultural beauty...

Naturally Australian Products launches new range of oils

21-Oct-2014 - Tapping into the growing interest in natural ingredients from Australia, Naturally Australian Products has launched a new range of ingredients sourced from all over the country.

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