All news articles for February 2016

Is cactus from Mexico the next big personal care ingredient?

Is cactus from Mexico the next big personal care ingredient?

By Deanna Utroske

International beauty rituals inspire consumers to use products with novel and seemingly exotic ingredients. Cactus seed oil has been gaining in popularity for years, and now Mexico is looking to export prickly pear derivatives and perhaps some of the...

State-of-the-art aerosol plant opens in China

State-of-the-art aerosol plant opens in China

By Lucy Whitehouse

A new aerosol manufacturing plant has been opened by the ACOA (the Alliance of Colep and One Asia), offering a “state-of-the-art” facility in China.

David Taylor, P&G CEO and President

Procter & Gamble: on misjudging China and how to fix it

By Lucy Whitehouse

David Taylor, recently-appointed new CEO of consumer goods giant P&G, has used his first investor presentation to comment on the company’s strategic missteps in China, and how he intends to turn things around.

Inolex expands in China with new technical facility

Inolex expands in China with new technical facility

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetic and personal care ingredients players Inolex has announced the opening of its new Commercial & Technical Center in Guangzhou, China as part of its expansion plans in the market.

Neutrogena investing in digital in North Asia

Neutrogena investing in digital in North Asia

By Lucy Whitehouse

Johnson & Johnson-owned skin care brand Neutrogena has shown itself keen to invest in digital marketing in North Asia, recently awarding a marketing contract within the region to digital communications agency, DDB Group Hong Kong.

Unilever CEO praises India's economic 'momentum'

Unilever CEO praises India's economic 'momentum'

By Lucy Whitehouse

Paul Polman, CEO of consumer goods multinational Unilever, recently described India as a market which is emerging with “momentum”, which he attributes to the government’s efforts to facilitate economic growth in the country.

The increasingly crucial role of technology in beauty

CD Buzz

The increasingly crucial role of technology in beauty

By Simon Pitman

In this latest edition of CD Buzz we look at how technology is helping to reinvent our industry, pointing consumers into an increasingly focused direction and enhancing beauty routines to make them more personalized and effective.

Pack Peek Gallery - February 2016

Pack Peek

Pack Peek Gallery - February 2016

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

There has been a whole host of new launches, innovations, awards and news from the cosmetics packaging world since the start of the year, and with some shows already under our belts, let’s take a look at the latest in this gallery...

Center Ingredient Technology acquired by Takasago

Center Ingredient Technology acquired by Takasago

By Deanna Utroske

The biotech fragrance and flavor company uses fermentation to develop natural ingredients for cosmetics and other industries. Now that knowhow is part of Takasago’s Natural Mineral Portfolio.