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L’Oreal and Nestle end Inneov venture

28-Nov-2014 - Cosmetics manufacturer L’Oreal and food giant Nestle have announced they will end the activity of their joint venture Innéov during the course of the first quarter 2015. 

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The secrets to Estée Lauder’s successful product development in Asia

27-Nov-2014 - Estée Lauder Companies has met with huge success in Asia on the back of a targeted approach to product development that delivers tailored products specifically designed for Asian consumers.

Aussie consumers picking up cosmetics like groceries

27-Nov-2014 - According to Roy Morgan Research, in the last six months, more than one quarter of 4,791,000 Australian shoppers popped make-up into their shopping trolley just like any other grocery item.

IBR gains Australian patent for anti-ageing Snowflake ingredient

27-Nov-2014 - Natural active ingredient supplier IBR has been given a boost in its quest to penetrate the Eastern markets after it was granted a patent for its IBR-Snowflake product in Australia,...

Clariant achieves Cosmetics GMP for all dedicated sites

26-Nov-2014 - Swiss supplier Clariant has completed global ISO22716 and EFfci Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for all 22 of its dedicated cosmetics ingredients sites, including core-toll manufacturers. 

Australia makes its move on microbead phase out

26-Nov-2014 - Australia’s hygiene, cosmetic and speciality products industry body 'Accord' has pledged to phase out the use of polyethylene microbeads in cosmetics by the end of 2017.

CFDA proposes revision of 25 year old cosmetics regulation

26-Nov-2014 - In an effort to regulate and strengthen the supervision and management of cosmetics, the China Food and Drug Administration is set to revise cosmetic health supervision regulations.

Shiseido skin elasticity research presentation wins top award

26-Nov-2014 - For the fifth consecutive year cosmetics company Shiseido won the Top Award at the 28th IFSCC Congress for its presentation its novel approach to anti-ageing facial skin care.

COSMEGRAM

Male grooming infogram: from Movember to the rise of the lumbersexuals trend

25-Nov-2014 - Market researcher Datamonitor has compiled an interactive report for Cosmetics Design readers based on the main markets and trends driving launches in male grooming.

Sephora accused of racial e-profiling

25-Nov-2014 - Beauty retail giant Sephora has been accused by four women of Chinese descent of racial profiling. They claim the brand closed down Asian customers’ accounts during a 20% off sale, due to...

DSM explores the power of Chinese women...

25-Nov-2014 - DSM has explored Chinese women to deconstruct some cultural codes that influence the personal care market. The research is to ultimately tailor existing solutions and create new ones that answer the needs of...

Cosmoprof Asia event attracts nearly 60,000 visitors

25-Nov-2014 - The latest Cosmoprof Asia event broke attendance records, with visitor numbers to the three day show coming in at close to 60,000 people, according to the organiser.

Datamonitor Comment

The pro-ageing movement: the beauty of being old

21-Nov-2014 - Forget all about anti-ageing products and the search for the 'source of eternal youth,' now the trend is showing off your real age. Datamonitor Consumer reports that this is the...

Launch exclusive

Bulldog ‘collaborates to success’ with Boots in exclusive Thailand launch

20-Nov-2014 - Men’s skin care brand Bulldog will ‘collaborate to success’ in Thailand with Health and Beauty retailer Boots launching its range of products in Thailand later this month, extending its partnership....

In-vitro testing market in China and India fastest growing among Asian nations

20-Nov-2014 - In a new report evaluating the global market for in-vitro toxicity testing through 2020, Persistence Market Research sorts out the data according to industry, region, technology and more.

L’Oréal India announces major hair dye manufacturing facility

20-Nov-2014 - The world’s biggest cosmetic company says it wants to build on its dominant position in the Indian hair dye category with the construction of a manufacturing facility in the state...

Japanese government holds 'coffee morning' to persuade cosmetic businesses to reduce prices

20-Nov-2014 - As part of its efforts to persuade Japanese businesses to slash product prices due to the falling Japanese yen, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) invited companies 'for a cup...

Asia and emerging economies will be key consumer markets in next 5 years

20-Nov-2014 - There is a lot of value in Eastern markets due to emerging economies, a focus on ingredient and packaging innovation, and changes in consumer behaviour, meaning Asia, along with Latin...

Scientists investigate protein degradation for better UV protection mechanisms

19-Nov-2014 - Researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have shown that certain peptides degrade under UV light by first passing through a triplet quantum state, a reactive arrangement that...

The latest product innovations in Japan..

What’s next from Japan?

19-Nov-2014 - Asia accounts for over 35% of the global natural and organic personal care market, and Japan is one of the major driving forces thanks to a change in consumption attitude. ...

Thailand establishes partnerships to export cosmetics to China and Australia

19-Nov-2014 - More cosmetics manufactured by Thai companies will ship to these key markets thanks to the work of deputy commerce minister Apiradi Tantraporn and her office, as the Thai cosmetics business is...

Lush recognizes Asian players in fight to stamp out animal testing

19-Nov-2014 - British cosmetics company Lush has recognized a number of Asian players in its annual Fighting Against Animal Testing 2014 award to highlight efforts to outlaw animal testing.

Double-digit attendance increase at in-cosmetics 2014

19-Nov-2014 - The visitor numbers for in-cosmetics Asia 2014 made for good reading as they were up by 10% as more than 6595 people from across Asia and around the world travelled...

New study links triclosan to liver cancer in mice

18-Nov-2014 - Triclosan has been under scrutiny in the cosmetics industry for a number of years, and now a new study has linked it with liver cancer in laboratory mice. While not...

Australia moves to cut red tape on chemical risk assessments

18-Nov-2014 - As part of its measures to cut red tape and promote innovation, the Australian government is pushing for greater acceptance of international standards and risk assessments.

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