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Multi-benefit natural products to drive skin whitening market

30-Oct-2015 - Skin whitening is a trend big in Asia, but is also present in Europe and the US in anti-ageing as consumers seek a uniform skin tone, and with natural ingredients...

It’s official! The dates are confirmed for in-cosmetics North America

29-Oct-2015 - Reed Exhibitions has taken the bold move of adding a fifth event to its burgeoning in-cosmetics portfolio after it confirmed the dates for in-cosmetics North America.

Estée Lauder takes a stake in Korea's 'Dr. Jart+' to compete with K-beauty demand

29-Oct-2015 - After last year's announcement that it will 'embrace South Korea's trends and technology' in order to compete, Estée Lauder has taken a stake in its first Korean brand - 'Have & Be',...

Japan's feeling the heat to follow EU ethics on animal testing

29-Oct-2015 - Although Japanese law does not require most cosmetics to undergo animal testing - it is not prohibited and the government is really feeling the pressure to introduce the same regulatory...

Scientists claim 'iPS technology' turns back the clock on ageing by 30 years

29-Oct-2015 - Kosé's pluripotent stem (iPS) cells research could lead to the future of made-to-order rejuvenating skin care products as its scientists aim to reverse the skin cellular damage due to ageing....

EU beauty brands avoid Amazon at your peril!

28-Oct-2015 - Beauty brands in the EU are missing a trick if they avoid using online marketplace Amazon as digital agency L2 says that working with the e-tailer benefits brands by giving...

Kao teams up with Alibaba to reach China's online shoppers

28-Oct-2015 - Beauty brand, Kao has partnered with e-tailer Alibaba in an effort to expand its popularity beyond Japan, by launching a cross border e-commerce site on Tmall Global for Chinese consumers....

Korea’s Samhwa Plastic expands beauty business with Pochet partnership

28-Oct-2015 - The cosmetics division of Samhwa Plastic; 'Mazel' is expanding in leaps and bounds this year, taking its airless packaging expertise to new heights by teaming up with luxury supplier, Pochet...

Amway invests in China based botanical research center

28-Oct-2015 - Amway has invested $13 million in a botanical research center in Wuxi, China where its researchers will study traditional Chinese medicine plants for health and beauty products to come.  

L’Oréal COO seeks new pastures following India success

27-Oct-2015 - After playing an instrumental part in launching the likes of Garnier and L’Oréal Paris Excellence crème in India, Dinesh Dayal has hung up his hat as chief operating officer to start his own advisory company....

Scientists focus on blocking enzymes to enable hair growth

27-Oct-2015 - A group of scientists at the Columbia University Medical Center claim research they have carried out shows that suspending a certain family of enzymes in hair follicles can help restore...

Luxe Pack Monaco 2015 in pictures...

27-Oct-2015 - Luxe Pack Monaco took place last week (October 21-23) showcasing all the latest luxury packaging innovations. Why not flick through the gallery - if you weren't there it will give...

BASF’s 'new palm positioning' on RSPO certification in Asia

27-Oct-2015 - BASF is expanding its commitment to only source RSPO-certified sustainable raw materials with upstream traceability for palm oil and palm kernel oil fractions and edible oil esters by 2025.

Japan’s airports consider 'downtown stores' to compete on tax free shopping

27-Oct-2015 - Japan’s airport corporations are considering opening downtown duty free stores after facing some serious competition from retailers offering tourists tax free shopping around the country.

Beauty and Grooming among the culprits as P&G post big sales drop

23-Oct-2015 - Procter & Gamble saw all of its categories post a double-digit drop in sales for the first quarter fiscal year 2016 due to weak demand and a strong dollar; and...

L’Oréal expands Dermacenter concept in Asia

22-Oct-2015 - As it looks to capitalize on its ‘sixth continent’, L’Oréal is expanding its Dermacenter concept in travel-retail Asia, which features in store services like a 'Healthy Skin Check-Up' - a tool that...

Alibaba ramps up efforts to avoid US counterfeit blacklist

22-Oct-2015 - Major Chinese e-commerce player, Alibaba has written to the US government urging it to not include Taobao and its other trading platforms on a list of 'Notorious Markets' after it was suspected of selling counterfeit...

Scientific workshop gives update on metabolomics progress in beauty

21-Oct-2015 - Scientists at Osaka University Japan and Thai University have held a workshop on the latest cutting edge metabolomics which give insight into the skin's biology and advances R&D across industries...

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Cosmetics Europe makes recommendation to cease microbead use

21-Oct-2015 - The Personal Care Association has issued a recommendation for cosmetics and personal care manufacturers to discontinue the use of plastic microbeads in their wash off products in order to stop...

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亚洲化妆品行业走势——2015年10月

21-Oct-2015 - 经历了夏季的修整之后,金秋10月,亚太地区化妆品行业再次迎来勃勃生机。在这里,我们掌握了最新的行业动向——从科研突破到新鲜出炉的经营策略;一切尽在这里,赶快来吧!

Artistry's 'K-Beauty' event focuses on the future of Korea's innovations

21-Oct-2015 - Skin care player Artistry has hosted a 'K-Beauty Close-up' event in Seoul to discuss the direction of the country's cosmetics trends and standards as their innovations gain traction around the globe....

A new dawn in Asia Pacific coverage: Cosmetics Design launches Mandarin version!

20-Oct-2015 - On October 21st, Cosmetics Design Asia will extend its coverage of the cosmetics and personal care industry on the Asia Pacific region with a Mandarin version that caters to the 800 million...

Fashioning hair care, one chemical at a time

20-Oct-2015 - Cosmetics Design checked in with specialty chemical company AkzoNobel to discuss functional ingredients, customized material formats, sparking innovation within a global company and more.  

New e-tailer on the block, Hermo promises to source 'hard to find' international brands

20-Oct-2015 - Malaysian cosmetics startup, Hermo has raised US$2 million in funding to back its ambitions to break into new markets with a service that promises to simplify sourcing international brands for online shoppers....

Skin care formulators utilize starfish's regeneration properties

20-Oct-2015 - South Korea's skin care formulators have found a way to transfer the starfish's ability to regenerate lost arms and sometimes even a new body, into creams that moisturize and boost collagen....

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