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Cosmetic manufacturers report China not as rewarding as other markets

28-Nov-2013 - Although the booming Chinese market is considered to be the most lucrative for cosmetic manufacturers, some exhibiting at Cosmoprof Asia revealed that the Japanese, Singaporean, Southeast Asian and Hong Kong markets were more rewarding for...

AmorePacific reports sales increase, profit slump

28-Nov-2013 - South Korean cosmetics company AmorePacific has reported a decrease in Q3 profits as a result of poor overseas markets and investment and marketing activities for new products.

Islamic awareness of cosmetics set to fuel significant worldwide growth

28-Nov-2013 - With a worldwide population of just over 2 billion people and a total spend that only represents a fraction of the global cosmetics market, the indications are that halal cosmetics...

Another pharma giant targets India derma-cosmetic brands

28-Nov-2013 - Italian pharmaceutical conglomerate Menarini is buying out an established derma-cosmetics product portfolio in an effort to strengthen its operations across various industries in India.  

Unilever recognises cosmetics potential with €150m investment

27-Nov-2013 - Unilever has highlighted its focus on Personal Care expansion by announcing an investment of over €150 million in a new manufacturing plant in Konya, Turkey, to increase its capacity for...

Skin whitening update: Kanebo denies postponing legal plea

27-Nov-2013 - According to Japanese media reports, Kanebo has requested the courts dismiss consumer claims that its’ skin whitening products has caused damages.

Palm oil manufacturer admits ‘regulatory gaps’ in forest clearing

27-Nov-2013 - Indonesian palm oil manufacturer Bumitama has denied accusations by a lobby group that they have cleared areas of rainforest without a permit and caused damage to endangered species, but admitted...

Asia adoption of men’s-specific products keeps men’s grooming on the rise

27-Nov-2013 - There was a time when men’s grooming pretty much referred to some aftershave and shaving foam; however the market has been growing faster than any other beauty sector, with the...

Meeting goals for sustainability brings P&G 'green' benefits

26-Nov-2013 - Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble announces it has reached most of its goals in sustainability for 2013, bringing the company benefits both in savings and ‘green’ image.

Korean cosmetic products get thumbs up from consumers in China

26-Nov-2013 - New research shows that consumers in China aged 20 to 40 give Korean cosmetic and personal care products a 90% approval rating.

Pack Peek

Pack Peek: A gallery round-up of the latest packaging news

26-Nov-2013 - As winter kicks in it’s time to wrap up warm and there have been plenty of new wrappings and packs in the cosmetics industry. Here, Cosmetics Design delves into some...

L’Oreal India predicts double digit profit increase for 2014

26-Nov-2013 - According to a report by Indian paper The Economic Times, L’Oreal India has predicted 'double-digit' turnover increase for 2013, which would put the company slightly behind its results for 2012.

Asia-Pacific region stimulating polystyrene growth

26-Nov-2013 - According to market researcher Ceresana, the widely used, well-established plastic is doing well on the Asia Pacific region due to saturated industrialized markets in North America and Western Europe.  ...

Guest Blog

Future Beauty Trends: Finding the right target

25-Nov-2013 - The recent Beauty Futures Forum conducted by trends forecasting agency 'The Future Laboratory' identified what we can expect next in terms of original concepts and different ways of targeting beauty...

Japanese ingredient takes off in US BFW products

25-Nov-2013 - A plant-based compound with a long history in Japanese cosmetic formulations is now gaining popularity on the US markets as the West starts to recognise its efficacious properties. ...

Could 'escargot' facials have a knock on effect on cosmetic demand?

21-Nov-2013 - A Tokyo spa specializing in ‘celeb escargot’ facials is offering consumers access to a higher concentration of snail mucus which may see cosmetic products with smaller amounts of the extract left on the...

Japanese health and beauty sales beat recession downturn

21-Nov-2013 - Health and beauty shops in Japan have avoided the country’s general economic malaise to post respectable growth from 2007-2012, according to statistics from Euromonitor and the Global Retail Theft Barometer...

LVMH targets Asia for premium cosmetics expansion

21-Nov-2013 - At LVMH’s newest cosmetology center in Orleans this week, the company’s MD revealed its’ plans to expand in the 77-billion-euro a year ($104 billion) global premium cosmetics market on the...

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Ground-breaking anti-aging discovery from Antarctic fish gets L’Oréal excited

20-Nov-2013 - Vancouver-based biotech firm Sirona Biochem has developed its latest secret to anti-aging from an unexpected place – Antarctic fish; and cosmetics companies are keen to adopt the new technology.

L’Oréal turns attention to testing alternatives in China as it ramps up regional business

20-Nov-2013 - As the biggest cosmetics company in the world, and one of the most active in China, with new plans announced to ramp up operations further, L’Oréal has come under scrutiny...

Men’s grooming opportunity for ingredient suppliers could see further growth

20-Nov-2013 - Men’s grooming products are becoming more sophisticated than ever before, meaning that manufacturers must find suitable ingredients for easy incorporation, leading to host of new concepts introduced by suppliers.

Pacific Glas: new innovations will put Korean luxury packaging on the map

20-Nov-2013 - At the recent LuxePack Monaco event, Korean packaging company Pacific Glas displayed a number of innovations which it believes will help put the Asian luxury packaging industry on the map.

Voice of the Industry

"The industry does not want to be caught with its' pants down," says sustainable expert

19-Nov-2013 - That expert is Chris Kilham, better known as the ‘Medicine Hunter’ whose life consists of venturing into the world’s wild vegetation zones to search for botanicals that may have therapeutic, nutritional...

Sa Sa reports 26.7% rise in profit despite slowing China growth

19-Nov-2013 - The specialty cosmetics chain has announced its' net profit to have risen to HK$357.4 million ($46.09 million) in the last six months, up from HK$282.1 million from the same financial quarter...

LuxePack experts: Asia not yet a threat to Europe in luxury packaging

19-Nov-2013 - Despite the proliferation of low-cost cosmetics packaging, Europe still maintains a significant lead in the luxury end of industry according to commentators at the recent Luxepack Monaco conference.  

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