All news articles for July 2013

Scientists urge EC to not 'ignore the science' on EDCs

Scientists urge EC to not 'ignore the science' on EDCs

By Chris BARKER

71 toxicologists have written to the European Commission’s chief scientific advisor Anne Glover urging her to change plans to regulate endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which are allegedly present in many cosmetics.

Kanebo issues further recall after 2,250 major complaints

Kanebo issues further recall after 2,250 major complaints

By Chris BARKER

The cosmetics giant has been humbled again following its announcement that it has received over 2,250 complaints from Japanese customers about experiencing serious symptoms from the brand's skin whitening products.

Digital platforms best way to reach affluent Chinese consumers

Digital platforms best way to reach affluent Chinese consumers

By Michelle Yeomans

By 2016, market researcher McKinsey & Company estimates that there will be 351 million online shoppers in China, ringing up 2.2 trillion renminbi (US $3.48 billion) in revenues. At that point, internet penetration will be 80 percent in the cities,...

South Koreans increase anti-ageing spending

South Koreans increase anti-ageing spending

By Chris BARKER

A survey by South Korea’s business lobby has revealed that more than 80 percent of consumers increased their spending on anti-ageing products and services over the past three years.

FDA bans 16 cosmetics over market authorization

FDA bans 16 cosmetics over market authorization

By Michelle Yeomans

The Philippines Food and Drug Administration has seized and banned 16 cosmetic products originated from China on discovering they had no market authorization.

Bobbi Brown open ups first retail outlet in India

Bobbi Brown open ups first retail outlet in India

By Simon Pitman

Renowned colour cosmetics brand Bobbi Brown has opened up its first retail store in New Delhi, India, as part of plans to expand further into in this fast growing market.

Nu Skin new licenses for direct selling in China

Nu Skin new licenses for direct selling in China

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Utah-based Nu Skin has received official notification from China's Ministry of Commerce of its approval to commence direct selling activities in five additional provinces and 30 districts. 

Wacker focuses in on Asian region with further investment

Wacker focuses in on Asian region with further investment

By Michelle Yeomans

Wacker Silicones, a division of the Germany based chemicals company has invested in five new business teams to support sales in the region as it continues towards its goal to strengthen its presence in Asia.