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CTPA reiterates that spray tans are safe despite more scare reports…

30-Nov-2012 - The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association has again rubbished media reports that using self-tanning sprays may not be safe.

Latest Asian skin care launches reveal increasingly targeted products

29-Nov-2012 - A look at some of the most interesting new skin care launches across the Asia-Pacific region reveals increasingly targeted and niche products for specific skin care regimens.

Silab takes best ingredient at in-cosmetics Asia

29-Nov-2012 - Silab’s Vederine ingredient was awarded the top gold prize for Best Ingredient at the in-cosmetics Asia event in Bangkok, held earlier this month.

Ayurvedic skin care poised for growth in India as green trend continues

29-Nov-2012 - As the world goes green, the demand for ayurvedic cosmetics is set for an increase in demand and is a perfect growth frontier for beauty manufacturers according to market research...

First BB creams, then CC creams, now DD creams!

28-Nov-2012 - Mintel senior analyst Vivienne Rudd explains about the evolution of the perennially popular BB creams and how the phenomenon is now giving way to a new generation of increasingly targeted...

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L’Oréal’s anti-wrinkle Garnier combo goes Mega Airless

28-Nov-2012 - Beauty behemoth L’Oréal has opted for Mega Airless' dispensers for its Garnier brand’s newly launched UltraLift Swirl 2-in-1 Serum + Cream anti-wrinkle formula.

Australian scientists call for longer skin tests in sunscreen

27-Nov-2012 - According to a team of scientists at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, despite previous research finding that nanoparticles do not penetrate the skin, it remains debatable as to...

Latest Asian hair care launches target a healthier, fuller head of hair

27-Nov-2012 - Market researcher Mintel has highlighted a number of new hair care launches in Asia that all target healthier, thicker and more lustrous locks.

The challenges of harvesting Agarwood, the world's most expensive essential oil

27-Nov-2012 - Agarwood is one of the world's rarest and most expensive essential oils and for good reason, as Cosmetics Design discovered after talking to a business woman cultivating the trees in Thailand....

Squalane: What some suppliers may not be telling you...

23-Nov-2012 - Despite various cosmetic companies investing in more sustainable alternatives to shark liver oil (squalane), one expert believes that there are still issues with supply in that some specialised producers are...

Global green packaging market builds towards a bright future

22-Nov-2012 - As consumers pay more attention to carbon emission and waste reduction, the global green packaging market is being driven forward and is expected to reach new height in the next...

Latest Asian color cosmetic launches demonstrate growing diversity

22-Nov-2012 - Although skin whitening has played a major role in the Asian color cosmetics category in recent years, this selection of latest off-the-wall launches show not a hint of the trend.

Weak Chinese economy takes its toll on Shiseido’s finances

22-Nov-2012 - Having posted weaker-than-expected sales in China, many analysts believe it could take Japanese cosmetics maker Shiseido a longer time to improve its credit metrics.

Method developed to avoid caffeine and iodide intoxication in anti-ageing creams

21-Nov-2012 - Scientists in Italy have developed detection methods for the determination of caffeine and iodide in anti-ageing products to ensure that intoxication does not occur.

Pack Peek: Cosmetics packs that have caught the eye

21-Nov-2012 - This gallery takes a look at some of the news and highlights in personal care packaging, focusing on what is trending, and how cosmetic firms are kitting out their latest...

Hong Kong urged to set an example in banning animal testing in cosmetics

20-Nov-2012 - The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) has called on the city to impose what it calls a 'blanket ban' on cosmetics tested on animals in a bid...

Skin-lightening factory shut down due to mercury findings

20-Nov-2012 - A cosmetics factory in Dhaka has been shut down by the Bangladeshi authorities for allegedly using harmful chemicals including mercury in its skin-lightening creams.

Symrise to expand perfume production in China

20-Nov-2012 - Flavor and fragrance supplier Symrise is planning further expansion of its perfume oil production in China, highlighting the company’s dedication to strengthening its presence in the region.

News in brief

Lipotec launches two new peptides at in-cosmetics Asia

19-Nov-2012 - Lipotec recently unveiled two of its newest peptides at the trade show, one said to focus on discomfort in sensitive skin (Delisens) and the other (Telangyn) to improve redness, such...

CTPA reiterates cosmetics safety

16-Nov-2012 - Despite media reports implying that some natural alternatives to ingredients used in personal care products are safer, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association has once again spoken out about cosmetics...

'India can become the third largest polymer consumer in the world'

15-Nov-2012 - According to the CEO of the Indian Plastic Foundation, Bipin Shah, the country's polymer consumption is set to reach 10 million tons in 2012, and if the sector is maintained...

Cosmetics profits slump adding to Japanese economic troubles

15-Nov-2012 - Falling profits in the cosmetics sector amongst other industries, are said to be threatening to weigh on Japanese investment and wages, adding to the likelihood of recession.

PCHi gears up for 2013 edition

15-Nov-2012 - The 2013 edition of the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show in China promises to be the best and most well attended edition yet according to conference organizer...

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China SFDA plans to simplify procedures for cosmetics producers

15-Nov-2012 - The State Food and Drug Administration in China has announced it plans to simplify procedures for name or address changes of cosmetics producers.

Beauty demand will see surfactants sales soar in coming years

14-Nov-2012 - The demand for surfactants from beauty and personal care will see sector outperform total ingredients in the segment between 2011 and 2016, according to a market forecast.

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