All news articles for January 2013

Aussie claims growth tonic is 'Viagra for the hair’

Aussie claims growth tonic is 'Viagra for the hair’

By Michelle Yeomans

An Australian entrepeneur claims consumers have dubbed his new herbal lotion as the 'Viagra for the hair’ after trying the tonic that claims to promote hair growth by naturally appeasing DHT; a hormone found to stunt hair growth in men.

Dabur sees double-digit gains despite tough economy

Dabur sees double-digit gains despite tough economy

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Despite a challenging macro-economic environment, Dabur India reported strong volume-driven growth across all its key categories; with skin and hair care both contributing to the double digit growth.

China imposes anti-dumping duties on US and EU chemicals

China imposes anti-dumping duties on US and EU chemicals

By Michelle Yeomans

China has imposed anti-dumping duties on the imports of two chemicals widely used as coupling agents for water-based coatings present in cosmetics and other consumer goods from the US and the European Union.

Vietnam’s cosmetic industry struggles to revive domestic brands

Vietnam’s cosmetic industry struggles to revive domestic brands

By Michelle Yeomans

According to various analysts in the Asia-Pacific region, the cosmetics industry in Vietnam, although having established many cosmetics brand names, has been overshadowed by multinational brands, due to a lack of innovation and promotional strategies.