All news articles for November 2013

Cosmetic manufacturers report China not as rewarding as other markets

Cosmetic manufacturers report China not as rewarding as other markets

By Michelle Yeomans

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 them!

AmorePacific reports sales increase, profit slump

AmorePacific reports sales increase, profit slump

By Chris BARKER

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.

Unilever recognises cosmetics potential with €150m investment

Unilever recognises cosmetics potential with €150m investment

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

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 sustainable growth in the market.

Palm oil manufacturer admits ‘regulatory gaps’ in forest clearing

Palm oil manufacturer admits ‘regulatory gaps’ in forest clearing

By Chris BARKER

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 to “regulatory gaps” in their operations which needed to...

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

Pack Peek

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

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

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 of the latest personal care packs.

Asia-Pacific region stimulating polystyrene growth

Asia-Pacific region stimulating polystyrene growth

By Michelle Yeomans

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.  

Japanese ingredient takes off in US BFW products

Japanese ingredient takes off in US BFW products

By Michelle Yeomans

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. 

Future Beauty Trends: Finding the right target

Guest Blog

Future Beauty Trends: Finding the right target

By Imogen Matthews

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 consumers post-recession. Here, our expert...