All news articles for January 2016

Taiwan to ban estrogens in cosmetics

Taiwan to ban estrogens in cosmetics

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Food and Drug Administration in Taiwan has announced that three types of estrogen will be banned from use in cosmetics, due to their carcinogenic nature.

L'Oréal cashing in on Bollywood brand reps

L'Oréal cashing in on Bollywood brand reps

By Lucy Whitehouse

L’Oreal has signed up several Indian actresses as brand reps lately, in a move set to push up brand awareness among younger consumers in the country.

P&G results get thumbs up from investors

P&G results get thumbs up from investors

By Simon Pitman

Procter & Gamble’s second quarter results showed an increase in core sales and improved profit margins, beating analysts’ expectations and sending share prices up.

Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo 2016, in photos

Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo 2016, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo event opened its doors at the Big Sight show space yesterday and in this photo gallery we bring you some of the highlights.

Could music affect your skin care experience? Shiseido thinks so…

Could music affect your skin care experience? Shiseido thinks so…

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Shiseido has sought to make skin care techniques and treatments ‘even more enjoyable and beautiful’ by developing Omotenashi Sound, aesthetic music software that enhances the power of touching the skin, in what the firm calls ‘acoustic beauty care.’

South Korea ups investment in alternative testing

South Korea ups investment in alternative testing

While South Korea has been working on alternative testing that will fall in line with EU or OECD guidelines for some time, government officials have now proposed a $12.6m budget to further develop methods in this area.