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How biotechnology has impacted the cosmetics business in 2016

12-Dec-2016 - Biotechnology continues to play an ever-increasingly important role in cosmetics formulation. Here we take a look at some of the most significant developments in this field during the past year.

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Social media - digital marketing channel of choice part I: Growth opportunities for all

12-Dec-2016 - As both startups and established conglomerates have the opportunity to utilise social media to generate healthy brand loyalty and returns on investment (ROI), we spoke to Belinda Carli, Director of...

Hax pairs with Johnson & Johnson to create personal care accelerator programme

12-Dec-2016 - China-based Hax, which specialises in providing seed investment for hardware startups, has joined forces with personal care giant Johnson & Johnson to create a new acceleration initiative.

Euromonitor: Catch up with major trends in beauty and personal care

09-Dec-2016 - Joanna Chan, research analyst at Euromonitor International, reveals her picks of the major global trends in beauty and personal care tipped to drive the industry in the coming period.

The Beauty Industry Awards are now open for submissions

07-Dec-2016 - The most comprehensive and far-reaching awards for the global beauty industry are now open for submissions that will recognize the most outstanding achievements.

Reader Survey Results

Beauty and personal care ingredient prices will go up under a Trump administration, readers tell Cosmetics Design

07-Dec-2016 - Last month Cosmetics Design ran a reader survey to gauge your sense of how the next four years will reshape the industry. The results are in—likely new policy on trade...

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Gastronomia part 2: What’s next for natural ingredients?

07-Dec-2016 - With companies taking inspiration from the food and drinks industry, we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel how the sector is impacting ingredient...

Australia partners with Amyris to create Southeast Asia biotechnology hub

07-Dec-2016 - The Queensland Government in Australia collaborates with Amyris to create a new platform for sustainable ingredient production in APAC.

Revlon plans to strengthen presence in India in 2017

07-Dec-2016 - International colour cosmetics brand, Revlon, has plans to launch a significant number of exclusive stores throughout India next year, reports The Economic Times.

Korean particle specialist platforms technology for BB category

07-Dec-2016 - Korean-based KPT Technology was highlighting its latest particle technology aimed at the BB cream sector at the recent Cosmoprof Asia event. The company was a finalist at the event's innovation...

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Gastronomia part 1: natural products with a DIY twist

06-Dec-2016 - As consumers continue to opt for natural  ingredients, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst to find out how this popular trend is developing...

China’s Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics now in full effect

06-Dec-2016 - The Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (STSC) came into full effect on 1st December, prohibiting the manufacture and import of any cosmetics that do not comply with the STSC...

Cosmoprof Asia unveils The Lipstick Factory concept

06-Dec-2016 - One of the big highlights at this year's Cosmoprof Asia event in Hong Kong was The Lipstick factory, a concept that demonstrated the manufacturing of four lipsticks concepts on the...

Henkel opens beauty care plant near Moscow

06-Dec-2016 - Henkel, multinational consumer goods company, has announced the opening of a beauty care facility in Russia.

Indian Sanghvi Brands opens first Clarins spa

06-Dec-2016 - Luxury salon and spa management company, Sanghvi Brands, launches India’s first Spa by Clarins at the new W Hotel in Goa.

SinoMach freeze-drying technology scoops up Cosmoprof innovation award

06-Dec-2016 - SinoMach's new approach to freeze-drying technology is said to enhance efficacy for a number of cosmetic applications. Indeed, the judges at the Cosmoprof Asia innovation awards were so impressed they...

L'Oreal Japan develops musical way to get a grip on hair damage

05-Dec-2016 - L'Oreal Japan develops a way to reveal the level of hair damage through sound and plans to roll out devices in salons next year.

Estée Lauder releases 2016 Future Beautiful report

05-Dec-2016 - The report highlights the beauty makers’ corporate responsibility goals and initiatives: “We believe that citizenship and sustainability are essential to our success as a business and our responsibilities as a...

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Sustainability goals for 2017 and beyond part II: improving environmental and social impact

05-Dec-2016 - As APAC companies develop sustainability targets that make both an environmental and social difference in 2017, we spoke to Amarjit Sahota, Director of Organic Monitor about the cosmetics industry's key concerns...

Japanese Isetan Mitsukoshi opens online shop on Alibaba’s Tmall Global

05-Dec-2016 - Japan’s largest department store, Isetan Mitsukoshi, launches its e-commerce shop on Alibaba Group's Tmall Global to strengthen its online-to-offline (O2O) presence and appeal to Chinese consumers.

HCT Packaging scoops Cosmoprof innovation award for lash applicator

05-Dec-2016 - HCT Packaging scooped up a Circle of Innovation Award for innovation at the recent Cosmoprof Asia event. We spoke to Denis Maurin, one of the main forces behind the design of the...

Innovative 3-D packaging wins over judges for Cosmoprof Asia innovation awards

05-Dec-2016 - Yichang Lihao Printing scooped the Innovation Circle award for secondary packaging at this year's Cosmoprof Asia event. We interviewed a company executive to find out more about the design and what...

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